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KEN WILBER’S TABLES

Integral Psychology – Revised Categories1


1. Correlative Structures
a. The Fundamental Developmental Sequence (FDS)
b. Wilber
c. Investigators other than Wilber
2. Spectrum of Consciousness
a. East and Ancient
b. Westerners (incl. Eastern influence)
3. Stages of Life Development
4. Stages of Psychological Development
a. Fundamental needs
b. Sexuality
c. Affect & Emotions
d. Ego / Proximate Self
e. Leadership
f. Cognition
i. Classic Investigators
ii. Modern Investigators
g. Art, Aesthetics, & Creativity
h. Ethics/Morality
i. Principles
ii. Perspectives – Wilber
iii. Perspectives -- Modern Investigators
i. Worldviews
5. Stages and Structures of Physical Development
6. Spiritual Stages and States
a. Eastern Mystics
b. Christian Mystics (West/East)
c. Classic Western Investigators
d. Modern Western Investigators
7. Stages of Socio-cultural Evolution
a. Wilber and Classic Investigators
b. Modern Investigators
c. Spiral Dynamics 1
d. Spiral Dynamics 2
8. Processes of Growth and Transformation

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Key. CAPS followed by field brackets { } = STAGE COMPRISING SEVERAL ROWS + {Range of rows included in that stage}.
Bold followed by field brackets { } = Second set of ranges. Normal brackets [ ] = Editor additions or emendations.
Sources for each contributor and category = Works of Ken Wilber + page number. Page numbers: Non-italic=major text reference; it-
alic=charts. Works: IP=Integral Psychology; ES=Eye of the Spirit; BHE=Brief History of Everything.

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Table 1A: CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES – Fundamental Developmental Sequence (FDS)
The basic structural element of Wilber’s Tables is the Fundamental Developmental Sequence (FDS) – a series of 38 Steps which trace increasing complexity, development, or evolution within a
system. These Steps are in turn consolidated into a set of 12 Stages (and States). Steps are indicated by the numbers in the left-hand column; Stages and States are indicated by bands of color
comprising several rows.
CONTRIBUTOR/
Ken Wilber Ken Wilber
INVESTIGATOR
(1950- ) (1950- )
(birth/death dates)
Fundamental Developmental Sequence
TOPIC Wilber source
(definition of terms)
POSITION/ROLE
Higher Development

CONTRIBUTION/
SIGNIFICANCE
PERTINENT
WORKS/ STUD-
IES (date/s)
WILBER
SOURCE
FUNDAMENTAL (Category source: IP 197-217 left column)
DEVELOPMENT-
AL SEQUENCE
(Wilber) *** Read columns below in order of increasing development: From bottom to top ***
[Beyond conscious-
38 [Beyond consciousness]
ness/ Divine]
37 - transition - [Relinquishment of consciousness]
36 Non-dual: Late Constant consciousness
35 Non-dual: Middle Spirit and World Process
Non-dual mysticism – union of form
34 Non-dual: Early
and formless
Merging of consciousness with Cre-
33 - transition -
ator
Cessation -- union with the source
32 Causal: Late
of all manifest realms
Causal (formless): Formless mysticism – awareness of
31
Early the source of consciousness
Emergent consciousness of the
30 - transition -
holy essence of the Creator
29 Subtle: Late Union with creator of gross realm
1A: Correlative Structures, Fundamental Developmental Sequence – page 2
CONTRIBUTOR/
Ken Wilber Ken Wilber
INVESTIGATOR
(1950- ) (1950- )
(birth/death dates)
Fundamental Developmental Sequence
Higher Development

TOPIC Wilber source


(definition of terms)
Subtle (archetype): Deity mysticism – awareness of di-
28
Early vine source of creation
Departure from the material realm.
27 - transition - Emergent consciousness of the
Creator
26 Psychic: Late Union with the world process
Psychic (vision): Nature mysticism – awareness of
25 IP 14
Early divine embodied in the material
Emergent consciousness of super-
24 - transition -
natural realm beyond the material
Integrated perspectives:
23 Vision/ logic: Late
Holistic, unified, integral thinking
Interacting perspectives:
22 Vision/logic:Middle
Dialectical, comparative thinking
Multiple perspectives:
21 Vision/ logic: Early Relative, pluralistic, contextual IP 22, 26-7, 105
thinking
Emergence from mechanistic to
20 - transition -
fluid, multi- dimensional thinking
Broad, complex abstract and logic-
19 Formal: Late
al thinking
Small, simple abstract and logical
18 Formal: Early IP 26
thinking
Emergence from myth and super-
17 - transition - stition to generalized, abstract lo-
gical thinking
Large, complex social structures –
16 Rule/role: Late
elaborate rules and roles
Small, simple social structures –
15 Rule/role: Early IP 44
basic rules and roles
Emergence of god-centered social
14 - transition - structures (rules and roles) and
concrete, literal thinking
Capacity to derive abstract prin-
13 Concept
ciples from related experiences
1A: Correlative Structures, Fundamental Developmental Sequence – page 3
CONTRIBUTOR/
Ken Wilber Ken Wilber
INVESTIGATOR
(1950- ) (1950- )
(birth/death dates)
Fundamental Developmental Sequence
TOPIC Wilber source
(definition of terms)
Grasping or apprehending the in-
12 Endocept ternal, hidden characteristics of an
object
Higher Development

Capacity to use signs, characters,


objects to represent something
Symbol
11 else
- transition -
Emergence of the individual iden-
tity
Capacity to visualize or otherwise
10 Image
experience something not present
Capacity to experience self-
9 Impulse/ emotion
centered urges, drives, desires
8 - transition - Emergence of capacity to respond
Apprehending the external appear-
7 Exocept
ance of an object
Capacity to receive information
6 Perception from environment through sense
organs
Capacity to feel undifferentiated
5 Sensation stimulation of sense organs
Emergence of life
Matter: Molecular,
4 Atoms bonded into molecules
polymer
3 Matter: Atomic Discrete atoms
Subatomic particles
Matter: Subatomic
2 [Creation event: Matter created
- transition -
from energy and/ or void]
[Before matter/ [Before creation: Before matter
1
Void] came into existence]
Table 1B: CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES – Wilber
These Studies are the ‘correlative structures’ – benchmarks or frames of reference – developed by Wilber to make comparisons with other Studies. Some Correlative Structures appear on the
right side of certain Tables, separated from the subject Studies by a heavy vertical line.
CONTRIBUTOR/ Ken Wilber
Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber
INVESTIGATOR (1950- )
(1950- ) (1950- ) (1950- ) (1950- ) (1950- ) (1950- ) (1950- )
(birth/death dates) (after Piaget)
Chakras
Self-sense:
TOPIC Age of Emergence Cognitive Stages (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews Moral Span Moral Impulse
GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
Centers of en-
Stages through Complete Trans-
Average age in ergy and identity How the Self is Degree of inclus-
which thinking ition Cycles, cor- Framework through which one per- Origins and mo-
years at which in the physical, experienced at iveness with
DEFINITION and reasoning responding to ceives, interprets, and interacts tivations for our
Higher Development

trait or capacity psychological, different Stages which our ethical


capabilities de- each Stage of de- with the world ethical standards
emerges and spiritual of development principles apply
velop velopment
body
PERTINENT
WORKS/ STUDIES
(date/s)
IP 18-27, 197- IP 92-100,102-8,
WILBER SOURCE IP 201 IP 16-17, 199 IP 117, 197 IP 118-19, 198,207 IP 115-18, 197 IP 115-18, 197
217 (benchmark) 197,205
FUNDAMENTAL (Category source: IP 197-217 left column)
DEVELOPMENT-
AL SEQUENCE
(Wilber) *** Read columns below in order of increasing development: From bottom to top ***
[Beyond conscious- [00. AFTER
38
ness/ Divine] DEATH] {37-38}
37 - transition -
36 Non-dual: Late Constant consciousness
35 Non-dual: Middle Spirit & World Process
(Release of all Nondual mysticism: Union of form
[10. NON-DUAL]
34 Non-dual: Early [49+] Chakras in the 10. Non-dual & formless
{34-36}
Real) Non -dual (siddha) {34-36}
33 - transition -
Buddhic {32.5-
36}: All manifest
Always/already
& unmanifest
32 Causal: Late Causal unity, cessation {32.5-36}
reality (self-liber-
(sage/siddha)
ation in primordi-
al awareness)
1B: Correlative Structures, Wilber – page 2
CONTRIBUTOR/ Ken Wilber
Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber
INVESTIGATOR (1950- )
(1950- ) (1950- ) (1950- ) (1950- ) (1950- ) (1950- ) (1950- )
(birth/death dates) (after Piaget)
Chakras
Self-sense:
TOPIC Age of Emergence Cognitive Stages (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews Moral Span Moral Impulse
GENERAL/ specific
Higher Development

Wilber versions)
9. CAUSAL (spir- Formless mysticism: Union with
Causal (formless): 9. Witness (pure
31 [42-49] it) source of manifest realms
Early Self)
{31-33} Causal (formless, sage) {31-33)
(Higher Chakras
30 - transition - SPIRIT {29.5-36}
to cessation)
29 Subtle: Late Subtle realm unity, luminosity
Bodhisatvic
Deity mysticism: Union with creat- Panentheistic
{28-31}: All sen-
Subtle (archetype): 8. SUBTLE {27.5- 8. Subtle Self rix of gross realm [28-31}: All sen-
28 [35-42] tient beings
Early 30} (Soul) Subtle (archetypal, saintly) {28- tient beings in all
(locus of
30}, realms (saintly)
Brahma-lokas)
7. Sahasrara:
Transcendental
27 - transition -
consciousness,
light
26 Psychic: Late
Nature mysticism: Union with
World Process, gross realm unity
Psychic (vision): WISDOM (crown 7. PSYCHIC (soul)
25 [28-35] 7. Psychic Self Psychic (shamanic, yogic) {25-
Early of head) {25-36} {24.5-26.5}
27}
THEOCENTRIC {25-36}
Shamanic
{23.5-27}: All
earthly beings Panenhenic
6. Psychic mind: Developmentalism as World Pro- (locus of World {23.5-27}: All
24 - transition -
vision (Ajna) cess Soul). earthly beings
POST-POST-CON- (yogic)
VENTIONAL
{23.5-beyond}
23 Vision/ logic: Late SOUL {22.5-30} Cross-paradigmatic, dialectical
Integrates multiple contexts,
paradigmatic
22 Vision/logic:Middle
Holistic integralism (global) {22-
24}:
1B: Correlative Structures, Wilber – page 3
CONTRIBUTOR/ Ken Wilber
Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber
INVESTIGATOR (1950- )
(1950- ) (1950- ) (1950- ) (1950- ) (1950- ) (1950- ) (1950- )
(birth/death dates) (after Piaget)
Chakras
Self-sense:
TOPIC Age of Emergence Cognitive Stages (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews Moral Span Moral Impulse
GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
Higher Development

6. INTEGRATED
VISIONARY
(centaur) {21- 6. Centaur (ex-
[21-28] THOUGHT (brow,
21 Vision/ logic: Early 23.5} istential, integ- Multiple contexts/ histories
Open third eye) {21-
rated Self)
24}

Worldcentric{2
0-22.5}: All of Us
-all humans
(locus of rational
POSTFORMAL 5. Verbal-rational Pluralistic systems, dynamic Universal-global
20 - transition - 19-21 universal plural-
{19.5-beyond} mind Pluralistic relativism {20-21} {20-22.5}
ism)
POST- CONVEN-
TIONAL {20-
22.5}
CENTAUR {19-
19 Formal: Late 15-19 Static systems/ contexts
24}
5. MATURE EGO Static universal formalism
EXPRESSION (rational reflex-
18 Formal: Early 13-14 5. Mature ego Rational formalism {18-19} Rational-reflexive
(throat) {18-20} ive)
{17.5-20} WORLDCENTRIC {18.5-24}

FORM-OP
(formal opera- 4. Community-
17 - transition - 11-12 4c. Mythic - late Demythologizing, formalizing Conventional
tions) mind: love
{16.5-19.5}
Sociocentric
{16-19}: Us -
family, group,
4b. Mythic -
Rationalization of mythic structures tribe, nation
16 Rule/role: Late 9-10 middle
Mythic–rational {16-17} (locus of mythic/
EGO {16-20}
membership)
CONVENTIONAL
(16-19}
4. ROLE SELF 4a. Mythic
LOVE (heart) Locus of magic power is deified Mythic-member-
15 Rule/role: Early 7-8 (persona) {14.5- (membership-
{15-17} Other ship
16.5} Self) – early
1B: Correlative Structures, Wilber – page 4
CONTRIBUTOR/ Ken Wilber
Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber
INVESTIGATOR (1950- )
(1950- ) (1950- ) (1950- ) (1950- ) (1950- ) (1950- ) (1950- )
(birth/death dates) (after Piaget)
Chakras
Self-sense:
TOPIC Age of Emergence Cognitive Stages (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews Moral Span Moral Impulse
GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
CON-OP Concrete-literal myths:
(Concrete opera- Mythical - literal (mythic mem-
14 - transition -
tional) bership) {14-15}
{13.5-16.5} ETHNOCENTRIC {14-17.5}
3. Intential-mind: 3b. Concept- Ego omnipotence transferred to
13 Concept Safety-power
power Self gods
3. MENTAL SELF 3a. Name-Self Omnipotence of ego challenged,
POWER (solar
12 Endocept 3-6 (self-concept) PERSONA {12- security
plexus) {12-14}
{11.5-13.5} 17} Magic-mythic {12-13}
REP MIND
Symbol (representational
11 Ego is locus of magic power Hedonic
- transition - mind)
Development

{10.5-13.5}
Egocentric, word magic, narcissist-
Higher

2b. Magical (Im-


10 Image ic Narcissism
age-body)
Magical (typhonic) {10-11}
2. Emotional-
sexual 2a. Typhonic
9 Impulse/ emotion 1-3 ‘Self-object’ Magical
SEXUALITY (gen- (Pranic-body)
itals) {9-11}
PHANTASMIC- 2. EMOTIONAL
8 - transition - EMOTIONAL SELF Subject-object fusions Impulsive
{7.5-10.5} {8-10.5}
Hallucinatory wish-fulfillment
7 Exocept 1c. Axial body
Archaic-magical {7-9}
6 Perception Self-only
1b. Uroboric Undifferentiated, pleromatic
5 Sensation BODY EGO {5.5- Archaic {5-6} Symbolic
12} EGOCENTRIC {5-13}
Egocentric {3-
15}: Me (locus of
Matter: Molecular,
4 bodily-self) Autistic
polymer
PRE-CONVEN-
TIONAL {3-15}
1B: Correlative Structures, Wilber – page 5
CONTRIBUTOR/ Ken Wilber
Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber
INVESTIGATOR (1950- )
(1950- ) (1950- ) (1950- ) (1950- ) (1950- ) (1950- ) (1950- )
(birth/death dates) (after Piaget)
Chakras
Self-sense:
TOPIC Age of Emergence Cognitive Stages (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews Moral Span Moral Impulse
GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
1. Material 1. PHYSICAL SELF 1a. Pleromatic
SENSORI-MOTOR
3 Matter: Atomic 0-1.5 SURVIVAL (floor MATERIAL SELF
{2.5-7.5}
of pelvis) {3-8} {3-7} {2.5-6}
Matter: Subatomic
2
- transition -
[Before matter/ 0. BEFORE CON-
1
Void] CEPTION {1-2}
Table 1C: CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES -- Other Than Wilber
These Studies are the ‘correlative structures’ – benchmarks or frames of reference – developed by investigators other than Wilber to make comparisons with other Studies in the Tables. Some
Correlative Structures appear on the right side of certain Tables, separated from the subject Studies by a heavy vertical line.
Clare Graves
CONTRIBUTOR/ Great Chain of Be-
(1914-86)
INVESTIGATOR ing WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
Don Beck
(birth/death dates) (~1000 BC)
(~1940- )
Chakras
Self-sense:
TOPIC Spiral Dynamics (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
G: Union College
psych prof. Ori-
ginator of Level
Theory of Person-
POSITION/ROLE ality.
B: Foremost ex-
positor and de-
Higher Development

veloper of
Graves model.
G: Sophisticated
cultural stage
model, used to il-
Classical/mediev-
lustrate corpor-
al conception of
CONTRIBUTION/ ate- and govern-
hierarchy of uni-
SIGNIFICANCE ment-world dy-
verse, from mat-
namics.
ter to God
B: Refined model
into Spiral Dy-
namics
Lucretius, On the G: Cowan, Never
Nature of Things Ending Quest
PERTINENT
(~55 BC). Love- (2005)
WORKS/ STUDIES
joy, The Great B: Spiral Dynam-
(date/s)
Chain of Being ics (1996),
(1933) w/Cowan
IP 67-69, 199, IP 41-2, 47-53, IP 92-100,102-8,
WILBER SOURCE IP 16-17, 199 IP 117, 197 IP 118-19, 198,207
200, 211 204 197,205
FUNDAMENTAL (Category source: IP 197-217 left column)
DEVELOPMENT-
AL SEQUENCE
(Wilber) *** Read columns below in order of increasing development: From bottom to top ***
1C: Correlative Structures, Other – Page 2
Clare Graves
CONTRIBUTOR/ Great Chain of Be-
(1914-86)
INVESTIGATOR ing WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
Don Beck
(birth/death dates) (~1000 BC)
(~1940- )
Chakras
Self-sense:
TOPIC Spiral Dynamics (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
GENERAL/ specific
Higher Development

Wilber versions)
[Beyond conscious- [00. AFTER DEATH]
38
ness/ Divine] {37-38}
37 - transition -
36 Non-dual: Late Constant consciousness
35 Non-dual: Middle Spirit & World Process
(Release of all Nondual mysticism: Union of form
[10. NON-DUAL]
34 Non-dual: Early Chakras in the 10. Non-dual & formless
{34-36}
Real) Non -dual (siddha) {34-36}
33 - transition -
32 Causal: Late Causal unity, cessation
Formless mysticism: Union with
Causal (formless): 9. CAUSAL (spir- 9. Witness (pure
31 source of manifest realms
Early it) {31-33} Self)
Causal (formless, sage) {31-33)
SPIRIT {28.5- (Higher Chakras SPIRIT {29.5-
30 - transition -
beyond} to cessation) beyond}
29 Subtle: Late Subtle realm unity, luminosity
Deity mysticism: Union with creat-
Subtle (archetype): 8. SUBTLE {26.5- 8. Subtle Self rix of gross realm
28
Early 30} (Soul) Subtle (archetypal, saintly) {28-
30},
7. Sahasrara:
Transcendental
27 - transition -
consciousness,
light
26 Psychic: Late
Nature mysticism: Union with World
WISDOM (crown Process, gross realm unity
Psychic (vision): 9. [next awaken- 7. PSYCHIC (soul)
25 of head) {25- 7. Psychic Self
Early ing] (coral) {23.5-26.5} Psychic (shamanic, yogic) {25-27}
beyond}
THEOCENTRIC {25-beyond}
6. Psychic mind: Developmentalism as World Pro-
24 - transition - SOUL {22.5-30}
vision (Ajna) cess
1C: Correlative Structures, Other – Page 3
Clare Graves
CONTRIBUTOR/ Great Chain of Be-
(1914-86)
INVESTIGATOR ing WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
Don Beck
(birth/death dates) (~1000 BC)
(~1940- )
Chakras
Self-sense:
TOPIC Spiral Dynamics (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
GENERAL/ specific
Higher Development

Wilber versions)
8. Holistic organ-
23 Vision/ logic: Late ism/ global (tur- Cross-paradigmatic, dialectical
quoise)
Integrates multiple contexts,
paradigmatic
22 Vision/logic:Middle SOUL {20.5-31}
Holistic integralism (global) {22-
24}:
6. INTEGRATED
VISIONARY
7. Systematic (centaur) {21- 6. Centaur (ex-
THOUGHT (brow,
21 Vision/ logic: Early process/ integrat- 23.5} istential, integ- Multiple contexts/ histories
third eye) {21-
ive (yellow) rated Self)
24}

6. Social net-
5. Verbal-rational Pluralistic systems, dynamic
20 - transition - work/ Relativistic
mind Pluralistic relativism {20-21}
(green)
CENTAUR {19-
19 Formal: Late Static systems/ contexts
24}
5. Strategic en-
terprise/ Indi- 5. MATURE EGO Static universal formalism
EXPRESSION
18 Formal: Early vidualistic- (rational reflex- 5. Mature ego Rational formalism {18-19}
(throat) {18-20}
achiever (or- ive) {16.5-20} WORLDCENTRIC {17.5-24}
ange)
4. Community-
17 - transition - 4c. Mythic - late Demythologizing, formalizing
mind: love
4b. Mythic -
Rationalization of mythic structures
16 Rule/role: Late middle
Mythic–rational {16-17}
EGO {16-20}
4. Authority/ Ab- 4. ROLE SELF 4a. Mythic
LOVE (heart) Locus of magic power is deified
15 Rule/role: Early solutist-religious (persona) {13.5- (membership-
{15-17} Other
(blue) 16.5} Self) – early
Concrete-literal myths:
Mythical - literal (mythic mem-
14 - transition -
bership) {14-15}
ETHNOCENTRIC {14-17.5}
1C: Correlative Structures, Other – Page 4
Clare Graves
CONTRIBUTOR/ Great Chain of Be-
(1914-86)
INVESTIGATOR ing WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
Don Beck
(birth/death dates) (~1000 BC)
(~1940- )
Chakras
Self-sense:
TOPIC Spiral Dynamics (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
3. Intential-mind: 3b. Concept- Ego omnipotence transferred to
13 Concept
power Self gods
3. MENTAL SELF 3a. Name-Self Omnipotence of ego challenged,
3. Strong-man/ POWER (solar
12 Endocept (self-concept) PERSONA {12- security
Power-gods (red) plexus) {12-14}
{10.5-13.5} 17} Magic-mythic {12-13}
Symbol
11 Ego is locus of magic power
- transition -
Higher Development

2b. Magical (Im- Egocentric, word magic, narcissistic


10 Image
age-body) Magical (typhonic) {10-11}
2. Emotional-
2. EMOTIONAL
2. Tribe/ Magical- sexual 2a. Typhonic
9 Impulse/ emotion MIND {7.5-23} SELF ‘Self-object’
animistic (purple) SEXUALITY (gen- (Pranic-body)
{8-10.5}
itals) {9-11}
8 - transition - Subject-object fusions
Hallucinatory wish-fulfillment
7 Exocept 1c. Axial body
Archaic-magical {7-9}
6 Perception
1. Survival band/ 1b. Uroboric Undifferentiated, pleromatic
5 Sensation BODY {3.5-11.5} Instinctive BODY EGO {5.5- Archaic {5-6}
(beige) 12} EGOCENTRIC {5-13}
Matter: Molecular,
4
polymer
1. Material 1a. Pleromatic
1. PHYSICAL SELF
3 Matter: Atomic MATTER {3.5-5} SURVIVAL (floor MATERIAL SELF
{3-7}
of pelvis) {3-8} {2.5-6}
Matter: Subatomic
2
- transition -
[Before matter/ 0. BEFORE CON-
1
Void] CEPTION {1-2}
Table 2A: SPECTRUM OF CONSCIOUSNESS – East and Ancient
These Studies (from various Eastern and ancient perspectives) outline the Spectrum of Consciousness – the range of aliveness and awareness of all beings – as it extends from matter, to body, to
psyche, to spirit. This Spectrum is the framework for all developmental Studies in the three internal Realms – psyche, body, and spirit.
CONTRIBUTOR/ Chakras
Great Chain of Vedanta Gautama Buddha Plotinus Kabbalah Aurobindo
INVESTIGATOR (TRADITIONAL &
Being (~600 BC) (~563-483 BC) (~205-270 AD) (~900 AD). (1872-1950)
(birth/death dates) Wilber versiions)
STATE/BODY, Vijnanas: Levels of Levels of conscious-
TOPIC Sephiroth
Sheaths Consciousness ness
Spiritual teacher European-edu-
The principal
from India and The father of cated Indian na-
POSITION/ROLE branch of Hindu
founder of Neo-Platonism. tionalist, philo-
philosophy
Buddhism sopher, & mystic
Introduced evol-
Originator of Four
ution into
Noble Truths and K: System of Jew-
Hindu concept of Vedantic
Higher Consciousness

Noble 8-Fold ish esoteric


seven hierarchic- Classical/mediev- thought. Syn-
Path. knowledge
al body regions, al conception of All material real- thesized Great
CONTRIBUTION/ Vijnanas: A mo- S: Ten creative
through which hierarchy of uni- ity derives from Nest with the dif-
SIGNIFICANCE ment of concep- potentialities of
body, mind, and verse, from mat- The One. ferentiations of
tual conscious- esoteric mystical
spirit are vital- ter to God modernity. Influ-
ness, both system of Juda-
ized enced Wilber
awareness and ism
and Michael
its object
Murphy
Lucretius, On the
Sefer Yetzirah
Nature of Things The Human
PERTINENT Judith: Eastern (~1700 BC).
(~55 BC). Love- The Enneads Cycle (~1915),
WORKS/ STUDIES Mind, Western Upanishads Myss, Anatomy
joy, The Great (~253-270) Life Divine
(date/s) Body (1996) of the Spirit
Chain of Being (1914-19)
(1996)
(1933)
IP 67-69, 199,
WILBER SOURCE IP 16-17, 199 IP 12-13, 200 IP 16, 199 IP 16, 199 IP 16, 200 IP 83-85, 200
200, 211
FUNDAMENTAL (Category source: IP 6-19)
DEVELOPMENT-
#
AL SEQUENCE
(Wilber) *** Read columns below in order of increasing development: From bottom to top ***
[Beyond conscious-
38
ness/ Divine]
37 - transition -
36 Non-dual: Late Satchitananda
35 Non-dual: Middle
2A: Spectrum of Consciousness, East/Ancient – page 2
CONTRIBUTOR/ Chakras
Great Chain of Vedanta Gautama Buddha Plotinus Kabbalah Aurobindo
INVESTIGATOR (TRADITIONAL &
Being (~600 BC) (~563-483 BC) (~205-270 AD) (~900 AD). (1872-1950)
(birth/death dates) Wilber versiions)
STATE/BODY, Vijnanas: Levels of Levels of conscious-
TOPIC Sephiroth
Higher Consciousness

Sheaths Consciousness ness


6. Brahman/ At-
(Release of all man Nondual:
34 Non-dual: Early Chakras in the (Turiyatita) Consciousness as Absolute one Ein sof Supermind
Real) TURIYA/TURIYA suchness
{34-beyond}
33 - transition -
32 Causal: Late
Causal (formless):
31 Keter ayn (Keter) Overmind
Early
5. Bliss mind
(Ananda-
(Higher Chakras SPIRIT {28.5-
30 - transition - mayakosha) Nous
to cessation) beyond}
DEEP SLEEP/
CAUSAL {30-33}
8. Tainted
29 Subtle: Late alayavijnana (ar-
chetypal)
Chokhmah, Binah
Subtle (archetype):
28 (Hokhmah, Bi- Intuitive mind
Early
nah)
7. Sahasrara:
Transcendental
27 - transition -
consciousness,
light
26 Psychic: Late
Chesed, Gevura
Psychic (vision): WISDOM (crown
25 World soul (Hesed, Illumined mind
Early of head) {25-36}
Gevurah)
4. Higher mind
6. Psychic mind: 7. Manas (higher
24 - transition - (Vignana-
vision (Ajna) mind)
mayakosha)
23 Vision/ logic: Late
22 Vision/logic:Middle SOUL {20.5-31}
2A: Spectrum of Consciousness, East/Ancient – page 3
CONTRIBUTOR/ Chakras
Great Chain of Vedanta Gautama Buddha Plotinus Kabbalah Aurobindo
INVESTIGATOR (TRADITIONAL &
Being (~600 BC) (~563-483 BC) (~205-270 AD) (~900 AD). (1872-1950)
(birth/death dates) Wilber versiions)
STATE/BODY, Vijnanas: Levels of Levels of conscious-
TOPIC Sephiroth
Sheaths Consciousness ness
VISIONARY
THOUGHT (brow, Higher mind
21 Vision/ logic: Early Creative reason
third eye) {21- (systems)
24}
5. Verbal-rational
20 - transition - Tiferet (Tif’eret)
mind
19 Formal: Late
Higher Consciousness

6. Manovignana
EXPRESSION Logical mind
18 Formal: Early (gross reflecting Logical faculty
(throat) {18-20} (reasoning)
mind)
4. Community-
17 - transition -
mind: love
3. Middle mind
16 Rule/role: Late (Mano-
mayakosha)
LOVE (heart)
15 Rule/role: Early Concrete mind
{15-17}
Netzach, Hod
14 - transition - Opinions
(Nezah. Hod)
3. Intential-mind:
13 Concept Concepts Lower mind
power
POWER (solar
12 Endocept
plexus) {12-14}
Symbol
11
- transition -
10 Image Images
2. Emotional- 2. Emotional-
sexual sexual
9 Impulse/ emotion MIND {7.5-23} Pleasure/ pain Yesod (Yesod) Vital-emotional
SEXUALITY (gen- (Prana-
itals) {9-11} mayakosha)
8 - transition -
7 Exocept
6 Perception 1-5. Five senses Perception Perception
2A: Spectrum of Consciousness, East/Ancient – page 4
CONTRIBUTOR/ Chakras
Great Chain of Vedanta Gautama Buddha Plotinus Kabbalah Aurobindo
INVESTIGATOR (TRADITIONAL &
Being (~600 BC) (~563-483 BC) (~205-270 AD) (~900 AD). (1872-1950)
(birth/death dates) Wilber versiions)
STATE/BODY, Vijnanas: Levels of Levels of conscious-
TOPIC Sephiroth
Sheaths Consciousness ness
DREAMING/SUBT
5 Sensation BODY {3.5-11.5} Sensation Sensation
LE {5-29}
Matter: Molecular,
4
polymer
1. Material
Malkhut (Shekhi-
3 Matter: Atomic SURVIVAL (floor MATTER {3.5-5} Matter Physical
nah)
of pelvis) {3-8}
1. Material
(Anna-
Matter: Subatomic
2 mayakosha)
- transition -
WAKING/GROSS
{2.5-4}
[Before matter/
1
Void]
Table 2B: SPECTRUM OF CONSCIOUSNESS – Westerners (incl. Eastern influence)
These Studies (from various Western esoteric and academic perspectives) outline the Spectrum of Consciousness – the range of aliveness and awareness of all beings – as it extends from matter,
to body, to psyche, to spirit. This Spectrum is the framework for all developmental Studies in the three internal Realms – psyche, body, and spirit.
Helena Blavatsky
CONTRIBUTOR/ Adi Da Samraj
(1831-91) Rudolf Steiner John Mark Baldwin Huston Smith William Tiller Stan Grof John Battista
INVESTIGATOR (Bubba Free John)
Charles Leadbeater (1861-1925) (1861-1934) (1919- ) (~1930- ) (1931- ) (~1950-)
(birth/death dates) (1939- )
(1854-1934)
[Levels of Con- [Levels of Con- Adidam [Levels of Spectrum of Con-
TOPIC Theosophy Anthroposophy Psychic Objects Levels (planes)
sciousness] sciousness] Consciousness] sciousness
B: American spir-
Austrian poly-
itualist, psychic, Eminent compar-
math. Founder of
and medium. Prominent exper- ative religion
Anthroposophy, Controversial
Founder of Theo- imental psycho- scholar at Har- Stanford engin- Co-founder of American psychi-
Waldorf educa- American
sophical Society logist at Prin- vard, Syracuse, eering prof, as- transpersonal atrist and prom-
tion, biodynamic Hinduist religious
POSITION/ROLE L: English clergy- ceton and Johns UC Berkeley. Ex- soc editor for psych. Prof at inent researcher
farming, guru. Founder of
Higher Consciousness

man and clair- Hopkins. Co- perimented with Holistic Medicine CIIS. Esalen res- in transpersonal
eurhythmy. Early Adidam religious
voyant. Early dis- founder of Psych psychedelics journal ident scholar. psychology.
proponent and movement.
ciple of Blavat- Review. with Leary & Alp-
critic of Theo-
sky. Discovered ert .
sophy.
Krisnamurti.
Humans as sev-
B: Universal
enfold interpen- Baldwinian evol-
brotherhood thru Pioneering re-
etrated beings of ution: Behaviors Originated ‘way
truths underlying search in altered
body, soul, and that initially re- Great universal Scientific basis of the heart’ to
CONTRIBUTION/ all religions. states, using psy-
spirit. History quire learning truths underlying for spiritual ener- total wisdom thru [limited info]
SIGNIFICANCE L: Investigated chedelics for
shaped by pro- can be replaced all religions gies. Divine Incarna-
human types healing, growth,
gressive develop- by evolved ge- tion.
based on auras insight..
ment of human netics
and ‘bodies’
consciousness.
Realms of Human
Unconscious
B: Isis Unveiled (1976). Beyond Transpersonal
Philosophy of
PERTINENT (1877), Secret Mental Develop- World’s Religions Science & Hu- the Brain (1985). Psychiatry
Freedom (1894), Dawn Horse Test-
WORKS/ STUDIES Doctrine (1888) ment of Child & (1958), Forgotten man Transforma- Holotropic Mind (1996), ed. w/
Theosophy ament (1991)
(date/s) L: Man, Visible & Race (1895) Truth (1976) tion (1997) (1993), Cosmic Scotton and
(1904)
Invisible (1902) Game (1998), Chinen
Stormy Search
for Self (1991)
IP 78-82, 199,
WILBER SOURCE IP 200 IP 43, 204 IP 110, 199 IP 200 IP 43, 199 IP 200 IP 199
217
2B: Spectrum of Consciousness, Western – page 2
Helena Blavatsky
CONTRIBUTOR/ Adi Da Samraj
(1831-91) Rudolf Steiner John Mark Baldwin Huston Smith William Tiller Stan Grof John Battista
INVESTIGATOR (Bubba Free John)
Charles Leadbeater (1861-1925) (1861-1934) (1919- ) (~1930- ) (1931- ) (~1950-)
(birth/death dates) (1939- )
(1854-1934)
[Levels of Con- [Levels of Con- Adidam [Levels of Spectrum of Con-
TOPIC Theosophy Anthroposophy Psychic Objects Levels (planes)
Higher Consciousness

sciousness] sciousness] Consciousness] sciousness


FUNDAMENTAL (Category source: IP 6-19)
DEVELOPMENT-
#
AL SEQUENCE
(Wilber) *** Read columns below in order of increasing development: From bottom to top ***
[Beyond con-
38 sciousness/ Di-
vine]
37 - transition -
36 Non-dual: Late Bhava
35 Non-dual: Middle Ultimate 7. Sahaya
34 Non-dual: Early Absolute
33 - transition - Monad/ logos Spirit (infinite) Spirit Nirvikalpa
32 Causal: Late Supracosmic void Cessation
Causal (form-
31 Spirit-man Universal mind 6. Formless
less): Early
Atmic (universal
30 - transition -
mind)
29 Subtle: Late Deity, luminosity Psychic/ subtle
Subtle (arche-
28 Spirit-life Archetypal 5. Supramental Unition
type): Early
Buddhic (il-
27 - transition - Soul (celestial)
lumined mind)
Spiritual mind Extra-human
26 Psychic: Late
(M3) identifications
Psychic
25
(vision): Early
Spirit-self Aesthetic Astral-psychic Opening

24 - transition - Psychic
Vision/ logic:
23 4. Higher mind
Late
Vision/logic:Midd Consciousness Death-rebirth(cf.
22
le soul BPM)
Vision/ logic:
21
Early
Moral Existential
2B: Spectrum of Consciousness, Western – page 3
Helena Blavatsky
CONTRIBUTOR/ Adi Da Samraj
(1831-91) Rudolf Steiner John Mark Baldwin Huston Smith William Tiller Stan Grof John Battista
INVESTIGATOR (Bubba Free John)
Charles Leadbeater (1861-1925) (1861-1934) (1919- ) (~1930- ) (1931- ) (~1950-)
(birth/death dates) (1939- )
(1854-1934)
[Levels of Con- [Levels of Con- Adidam [Levels of Spectrum of Con-
TOPIC Theosophy Anthroposophy Psychic Objects Levels (planes)
sciousness] sciousness] Consciousness] sciousness
Causal (higher
20 - transition -
mind)
19 Formal: Late Gross-mind Self-aware
Intellectual mind
18 Formal: Early Rational soul Judged thought Will power
(M2)
17 - transition - Content 3. Lower mind
16 Rule/role: Late Mental
15 Rule/role: Early Substantive Cognition
Higher Consciousness

Mind (intermedi-
14 - transition -
ate)
COEX systems
13 Concept Play Lower mind (M1) (condensed ex-
perience)
12 Endocept Sensation-soul Freudian
Symbol
11 Fancy Psychodynamic/
- transition -
10 Image
Impulse/ emo- Astral (emotion- Astral body 2. Emotional
9 Astral Emotion
tion al) (emotion) body
8 - transition - Aesthetic
7 Exocept Memory
6 Perception Etheric body Perception
Etheric (fine
5 Sensation
physical)
Sense Etheric Somatic Sensation

BPM:
Matter: Molecu- OCEANIC TO
4 Body (terrestrial)
lar, polymer BIRTH
{2-8.5}
3 Matter: Atomic Physical Physical body Physical 1. Physical body
Matter: Sub-
2 atomic
- transition -
2B: Spectrum of Consciousness, Western – page 4
Helena Blavatsky
CONTRIBUTOR/ Adi Da Samraj
(1831-91) Rudolf Steiner John Mark Baldwin Huston Smith William Tiller Stan Grof John Battista
INVESTIGATOR (Bubba Free John)
Charles Leadbeater (1861-1925) (1861-1934) (1919- ) (~1930- ) (1931- ) (~1950-)
(birth/death dates) (1939- )
(1854-1934)
[Levels of Con- [Levels of Con- Adidam [Levels of Spectrum of Con-
TOPIC Theosophy Anthroposophy Psychic Objects Levels (planes)
sciousness] sciousness] Consciousness] sciousness
[Before mat-
1
ter/ Void]
Table 3: STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT – Life Passages
These Studies trace human development in the external Realm of Life Passages. Life Passages are the external phases of accomplishment or achievement
that occur as we progress through the biologic life cycle. Life Passages is the one Table that uses as a benchmark (vertical axis) the actual Stages of biolo-
gical development – rather than the psycho-spiritual Stages of the FDS. These Studies are by academic and popular Western investigators.
CONTRIBUTOR/
Abraham Daniel Levin-
INVESTIGATOR Jean Piaget Eric Erikson Gail Sheehey Harry Gardiner
H & K Martin H & K Martin Maslow son Ken Wilber
(birth/death (1896-1980) (1902-94) (~1940- ) (1943- )
(1908-70) (~1930- )
dates)
Age of Emer- Cognitive
Stage/ Trans- Cross-cultural Fundamental
gence Development Psychosocial Hierarchy of Men’s Life Pas-
TOPIC ition Character- Life Passages waves of devel- Developmental
(average [+Wilber addi- Development Needs sages
istics opment Sequence
years) tions]
Increasing Age & Maturity

Journalist and
Founder of hu-
Renowned Swiss best-selling au-
POSITION/ROL Famous Danish manistic & Influential Yale U Wisconsin soci-
developmental thor. Reigning
E psychologist transpersonal psych prof ologist
psychologist queen of Life
psychology.
Passage studies
Organized child Groundbreaking Popularized Classic study of
CONTRIBU- Influential stage Described how
cognitive devel- research on life stage model of cross-cultural hu-
TION/ theory of human Needs emerge
opment into passages. Influ- adult life devel- man develop-
SIGNIFICANCE development hierarchically.
series of stages. enced Sheehy opment ment
Toward a Psycho-
logy of Being
PERTINENT Passages (1976), Lives Across Cul-
Growth of Logical Childhood & So- (1968), Farther Seasons of a
WORKS/ STUD- New Passages tures (<1997)
Thinking (1958) ciety (1950) Reaches of Hu- Man’s Life (1978)
IES (date/s) (1995) w/Kosmitski
man Nature
(1983)
Bardos: IP 17,
IP 22-25, 201,
ES 204-06.
WILBER SOURCE 208, 197-217 IP 39-40, 203 IP 84-85, 212 IP 227 IP 23, 213
Clouds: IP 141-
benchmark
42, 264
STAGES/
(Category source: IP 227, footnote 3)
# TRANSITIONS
*** Read columns below in order of increasing development: From bottom to top ***
(Martin)
Genetic, cultural,
psychological & [Beyond con-
material endow- sciousness/ Di-
30 Legacy After-death
ments passed to vine]. Tibetan
succeeding gen- Bardos.
erations
3: Life Passages – page 2
CONTRIBUTOR/
Abraham Daniel Levin-
INVESTIGATOR Jean Piaget Eric Erikson Gail Sheehey Harry Gardiner
H & K Martin H & K Martin Maslow son Ken Wilber
(birth/death (1896-1980) (1902-94) (~1940- ) (1943- )
(1908-70) (~1930- )
dates)
Increasing Age & Maturity

Age of Emer- Cognitive


Stage/ Trans- Cross-cultural Fundamental
gence Development Psychosocial Hierarchy of Men’s Life Pas-
TOPIC ition Character- Life Passages waves of devel- Developmental
(average [+Wilber addi- Development Needs sages
istics opment Sequence
years) tions]
29 Death - transition -
Increasing Age & Maturity

Celebratory
Diminished capa- Late late adult-
28 Senescence 95-100+ 100’s Non-dual
cities hood (80+)
Noble 90’s
Debility or ill- Infirmities & ill- Diminished capa-
27 - transition -
ness ness cities
Communicating Immortality vs
experience and extinction Late adulthood Uninhibited 80’s Causal (form-
26 Elderhood 75-95
wisdom to next OLD AGE (75 yrs- (65-80) Sage 70’s less)
generation death): {26-30}
Passage to Age
of Integrity
Passing-the- Late-adult trans- Late mid-life
25 - transition -
baton ition (60-65) crisis: Mortality,
meaning, meno-
pause
Integrity vs des-
Movement from Flaming 50’s
pair LATER Middle adulthood Subtle (arche-
24 Maturity 55-75 success to signi- SECOND ADULT-
ADULT (60- (40-65) type):
ficance HOOD {22-30}
75yrs): {23-25}
Passage to Age
of Mastery
Mid-life pas- Mid-life transition Early mid-life
23 - transition -
sage (40-45) crisis:
Little Death of
First Adulthood
Generativity/
Culmination of
Middle Adult- stagnation Self-transcend-
22 35-55 external life Flourishing 40’s Psychic (vision)
hood MID-ADULT (34- ence
achievements
60): {21-22}
POST-POST-CON-
Making-the-
21 Age 35 inventory VENTIONAL {21- - transition -
grade
beyond}
3: Life Passages – page 3
CONTRIBUTOR/
Abraham Daniel Levin-
INVESTIGATOR Jean Piaget Eric Erikson Gail Sheehey Harry Gardiner
H & K Martin H & K Martin Maslow son Ken Wilber
(birth/death (1896-1980) (1902-94) (~1940- ) (1943- )
(1908-70) (~1930- )
dates)
Increasing Age & Maturity

Age of Emer- Cognitive


Stage/ Trans- Cross-cultural Fundamental
gence Development Psychosocial Hierarchy of Men’s Life Pas-
TOPIC ition Character- Life Passages waves of devel- Developmental
(average [+Wilber addi- Development Needs sages
istics opment Sequence
years) tions]
Turbulent 30’s
Striving for ex- Postformal: Poly- Intimacy vs isola-
Young adult- Early adulthood FIRST ADULT- Integration of
20 21-35 ternal life valent logic - sys- tion EARLY ADULT Self-actualization Vision/ logic
hood (17-45) HOOD {20-22} self & culture
achievements tems of systems (22-35 yrs): {20}
Tryout 20’s
Individual iden-
PROVISIONAL
Early Polyvalent tity vs role confu-
ADULTHOOD
Nudged from POSTFORMAL sion Early adult trans-
19 19-21 {18-20} Relativism - transition -
the nest {19.5-beyond} LATE ADOLES- ition (17-22)
Passage to first
Late FormOp; CENCE (18-22
adulthood
yrs): {18-19}
Self-critical
POST- CONVEN-
18 15-19 FormOp 3 Formal: Late
TIONAL {17.5-
20}
Group identity vs
Formation of in- alienation PROLONGED AD-
Childhood & ad-
17 Adolescence 13-14 dependent iden- FormOp 2 EARLY ADOLES- Self-esteem OLESCENCE {16- Formal: Early
olescence (0-22)
tity CENCE (12-18 20}
yrs): {16-17}
FormOp 1
FORM-OP
(Formal opera-
16 Coming-of-age 11-12 Skill mastery - transition -
tional)
{16.5-19.5}
ConOp3
Rules, regula-
15 9-10 ConOp 2 Rule/role: Late
tions
ConOp 1 Industry vs inferi-
Early schooling.
CON-OP ority
Older child- First enrollment Belongingness/ CONVENTIONAL
14 6-8 (Concrete opera- MID CHILD (6-12 Rule/role: Early
hood in society outside love {13.5-17.5}
tional) yrs):
the home
{13.5-16.5} {13-15}
Entering Symbolic flower-
13 - transition -
school ing
3: Life Passages – page 4
CONTRIBUTOR/
Abraham Daniel Levin-
INVESTIGATOR Jean Piaget Eric Erikson Gail Sheehey Harry Gardiner
H & K Martin H & K Martin Maslow son Ken Wilber
(birth/death (1896-1980) (1902-94) (~1940- ) (1943- )
(1908-70) (~1930- )
dates)
Age of Emer- Cognitive
Stage/ Trans- Cross-cultural Fundamental
gence Development Psychosocial Hierarchy of Men’s Life Pas-
TOPIC ition Character- Life Passages waves of devel- Developmental
(average [+Wilber addi- Development Needs sages
istics opment Sequence
years) tions]
Notational sys-
12 Concept
tems
Preoperational:
Intuitive- concep-
Intiative vs guilt-
First ventures to- tual
Young child- anxiety
11 3-6 ward independ- REP MIND Safety/ security Digital mapping Endocept
Increasing Age &

hood EARLY CHILD (3-6


ence (representational
yrs): {10-12}
mind)
{10.5-13.5}
Maturity

Onset of Ter- Symbol


10 Analog mapping
rible 2s - transition -
Event mapping
Preoperational:
9 PRECONVEN- Image
Preconceptual
TIONAL {9-13.5}
Autonomy vs
First efforts at PHANTASMIC- shame-doubt
Impulse/ emo-
8 Toddler 1.5-3 self-initiative and EMOTIONAL YOUNGER (18-
tion
self-support {7.5-10.5} mos-3yrs): {7-9}

Crawling/ Beginning of
7 - transition -
walking safety
6 Exocept
Total sustenance
5 Infancy 0-1.5 and bonding out- Perception
side the womb
Early childhood
4 Birth - transition -
transition (0-3)
Trust vs mistrust
Total sustenance
SENSORI-MOTOR INFANCY (0-18-
3 Gestation Pre-birth and support with- Sensation
{2.5-7.5} mos):
in the womb
{3-6}
2 Conception Physiological - transition -
3: Life Passages – page 5
CONTRIBUTOR/
Abraham Daniel Levin-
INVESTIGATOR Jean Piaget Eric Erikson Gail Sheehey Harry Gardiner
H & K Martin H & K Martin Maslow son Ken Wilber
(birth/death (1896-1980) (1902-94) (~1940- ) (1943- )
(1908-70) (~1930- )
dates)
Age of Emer- Cognitive
Stage/ Trans- Cross-cultural Fundamental
gence Development Psychosocial Hierarchy of Men’s Life Pas-
TOPIC ition Character- Life Passages waves of devel- Developmental
(average [+Wilber addi- Development Needs sages
istics opment Sequence
years) tions]
The genetic and [Before matter/
1 Heritage Pre-conception cultural endow- Void]. Trailing
ments we inherit clouds of glory.
Table 4A: STAGES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT – Fundamental Needs
These Studies (by academic investigators and Wilber) trace the development of basic human Needs in the Realm of Psyche Passages. Psyche Passages
are the internal phases of mental maturation that occur as we progress through the Stages of psychological development. A Need is the psychological
feature that arouses an organism to action toward a goal and provides the reason for the action -- giving purpose and direction to behavior.
CONTRIBUTOR/
Abraham
INVESTIGATOR Ken Wilber
Maslow WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(birth/death (1950- )
(1908-70)
dates)
Chakras Self-sense:
TOPIC Levels of Food Needs (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums GENERAL/ specif- Worldviews
Wilber versions) ic
Founder of hu-
POSITION/ROL manistic &
E transpersonal
psychology.
CONTRIBU-
Hierarchy of rela- Needs emerge
TION/
tional exchange hierarchically.
SIGNIFICANCE
Higher Needs

Toward a Psycho-
logy of Being
PERTINENT
Integral Psycho- (1968), Farther
WORKS/ STUD-
logy (2000) Reaches of Hu-
IES (date/s)
man Nature
(1983)
IP 118, 252, 198, IP 92-100,102-8,
WILBER SOURCE IP 84-85, 212 IP 16-17, 199 IP 117, 197 IP 118-19, 198,207
212 197,205
FUNDAMENTAL
DEVELOP- (Category source: IP 82-3, 118, 252)
MENTAL SE-
QUENCE (Wil- *** Read columns below in order of increasing development: From bottom to top ***
ber)
[Beyond con-
[00. AFTER
38 sciousness/ Di-
DEATH] {37-38}
vine]
37 - transition -
36 Non-dual: Late Constant consciousness
35 Non-dual: Middle Spirit & World Process
4A: Fundamental Needs – page 2
CONTRIBUTOR/
Abraham
INVESTIGATOR Ken Wilber
Maslow WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(birth/death (1950- )
(1908-70)
dates)
Chakras Self-sense:
TOPIC Levels of Food Needs (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums GENERAL/ specif- Worldviews
Wilber versions) ic
(Release of all Nondual mysticism: Union of form
Higher Needs

[10. NON-DUAL]
34 Non-dual: Early Sahaja Chakras in the 10. Non-dual & formless
{34-36}
Real) Non -dual (siddha) {34-36}
33 - transition -
32 Causal: Late Godhead identity Causal unity, cessation
Formless mysticism: Union with
Causal (form- SPIRITUAL EX- 9. CAUSAL (spir- 9. Witness (pure
31 source of manifest realms
less): Early CHANGE {31-36} it) {31-33} Self)
Causal (formless, sage) {31-33)
(Higher Chakras SPIRIT {29.5-
30 - transition -
to cessation) beyond}
29 Subtle: Late God union Subtle realm unity, luminosity
Deity mysticism: Union with creat-
Subtle (arche- 8. SUBTLE {26.5- 8. Subtle Self rix of gross realm
28
type): Early 30} (Soul) Subtle (archetypal, saintly) {28-
30},
7. Sahasrara:
Transcendental
27 - transition - God communion
consciousness,
light
26 Psychic: Late Psychic vision
Nature mysticism: Union with World
WISDOM (crown Process, gross realm unity
Psychic SOUL EXCHANGE Self-transcend- 7. PSYCHIC (soul)
25 of head) {25- 7. Psychic Self
(vision): Early {25-29} ence {23.5-26.5} Psychic (shamanic, yogic) {25-27}
beyond}
THEOCENTRIC {25-beyond}
6. Psychic mind: Developmentalism as World Pro-
24 - transition - SOUL {22.5-30}
vision (Ajna) cess
Vision/ logic:
23 Cross-paradigmatic, dialectical
Late
Integrates multiple contexts,
Vision/logic:Midd paradigmatic
22
le Holistic integralism (global) {22-
24}:
4A: Fundamental Needs – page 3
CONTRIBUTOR/
Abraham
INVESTIGATOR Ken Wilber
Maslow WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(birth/death (1950- )
(1908-70)
dates)
Chakras Self-sense:
TOPIC Levels of Food Needs (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums GENERAL/ specif- Worldviews
Wilber versions) ic
6. INTEGRATED
VISIONARY
(centaur) {21- 6. Centaur (ex-
Vision/ logic: Autonomous ex- THOUGHT (brow,
21 Self-actualization 23.5} istential, integ- Multiple contexts/ histories
Early change third eye) {21-
rated Self)
24}
Higher Needs

5. Verbal-rational Pluralistic systems, dynamic


20 - transition -
mind Pluralistic relativism {20-21}
CENTAUR {19-
19 Formal: Late Static systems/ contexts
24}
5. MATURE EGO Static universal formalism
Self-reflective ex- EXPRESSION
18 Formal: Early Self-esteem (rational reflex- 5. Mature ego Rational formalism {18-19}
change (throat) {18-20}
ive) {16.5-20} WORLDCENTRIC {17.5-24}
4. Community-
17 - transition - 4c. Mythic - late Demythologizing, formalizing
mind: love
4b. Mythic -
Membership dis- Rationalization of mythic structures
16 Rule/role: Late middle
course Mythic–rational {16-17}
EGO {16-20}
4. ROLE SELF 4a. Mythic
MENTAL EX- Belongingness, LOVE (heart) Locus of magic power is deified
15 Rule/role: Early (persona) {13.5- (membership-
CHANGE {15-23} care {15-17} Other
16.5} Self) – early
Concrete-literal myths:
Mythical - literal (mythic mem-
14 - transition -
bership) {14-15}
ETHNOCENTRIC {14-17.5}
Belongingness, 3. Intential-mind: 3b. Concept- Ego omnipotence transferred to
13 Concept
care power Self gods
3. MENTAL SELF 3a. Name-Self Omnipotence of ego challenged,
POWER (solar
12 Endocept Safety/ security (self-concept) PERSONA {12- security
plexus) {12-14}
{10.5-13.5} 17} Magic-mythic {12-13}
Symbol
11 Safety, power Ego is locus of magic power
- transition -
2b. Magical (Im- Egocentric, word magic, narcissistic
10 Image Sex
age-body) Magical (typhonic) {10-11}
4A: Fundamental Needs – page 4
CONTRIBUTOR/
Abraham
INVESTIGATOR Ken Wilber
Maslow WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(birth/death (1950- )
(1908-70)
dates)
Chakras Self-sense:
TOPIC Levels of Food Needs (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums GENERAL/ specif- Worldviews
Wilber versions) ic
2. Emotional-
2. EMOTIONAL
Impulse/ emo- EMOTIONAL EX- sexual 2a. Typhonic
9 SELF ‘Self-object’
tion CHANGE {9-13} SEXUALITY (gen- (Pranic-body)
{8-10.5}
itals) {9-11}
Beginning of
8 - transition - Subject-object fusions
safety
Hallucinatory wish-fulfillment
7 Exocept 1c. Axial body
Archaic-magical {7-9}
6 Perception Labor
1b. Uroboric Undifferentiated, pleromatic
5 Sensation Food BODY EGO {5.5- Archaic {5-6}
12} EGOCENTRIC {5-13}
Matter: Molecu- MATERIAL EX-
4 Physiological
lar, polymer CHANGE {4-6}
1. Material 1a. Pleromatic
1. PHYSICAL SELF
3 Matter: Atomic SURVIVAL (floor MATERIAL SELF
{3-7}
of pelvis) {3-8} {2.5-6}
Matter: Sub-
2 atomic
- transition -
[Before mat- 0. BEFORE CON-
1
ter/ Void] CEPTION {1-2}
Table 4B: STAGES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT – Sexuality
These Studies (by academic investigators and Wilber) trace the development of Sexuality in the Realm of Psyche Passages. Psyche Passages are the internal phases of mental maturation that oc-
cur as we progress through the Stages of psychological development. Sexuality refers to the expression of sexual sensation and related intimacy between human beings -- as well as the expres-
sion of identity as influenced by or based on sex.
CONTRIBUTOR/
Ken Wilber
INVESTIGATOR Fortune WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(1950- )
(birth/death dates)
Chakras
Self-sense:
TOPIC Erotic relationships Gender identity (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
POSITION/ROLE [Can’t identify]
CONTRIBUTION/
SIGNIFICANCE
Consciousness
Higher Sexual

PERTINENT
WORKS/ STUDIES
(date/s)
IP 120-21, 198, IP 92-100,102-8,
WILBER SOURCE IP 212 IP 16-17, 199 IP 117, 197 IP 118-19, 198,207
212 197,205
FUNDAMENTAL (Category source: IP 82-3, 118, 252)
DEVELOPMENT-
AL SEQUENCE
(Wilber) *** Read columns below in order of increasing development: From bottom to top ***
[Beyond conscious- [00. AFTER
38
ness/ Divine] DEATH] {37-38}
37 - transition -
36 Non-dual: Late Constant consciousness
35 Non-dual: Middle Spirit & World Process
(Release of all Nondual mysticism: Union of form
[10. NON-DUAL]
34 Non-dual: Early Chakras in the 10. Non-dual & formless
{34-36}
Real) Non -dual (siddha) {34-36}
33 - transition -
32 Causal: Late Causal unity, cessation
Formless mysticism: Union with
Causal (formless): 9. CAUSAL (spir- 9. Witness (pure
31 Pure spirit Beyond gender source of manifest realms
Early it) {31-33} Self)
Causal (formless, sage) {31-33)
(Higher Chakras SPIRIT {29.5-
30 - transition -
to cessation) beyond}
29 Subtle: Late Subtle realm unity, luminosity
4B: Sexuality – page 2
CONTRIBUTOR/
Ken Wilber
INVESTIGATOR Fortune WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(1950- )
(birth/death dates)
Chakras
Self-sense:
TOPIC Erotic relationships Gender identity (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
Deity mysticism: Union with creat-
Subtle (archetype): 8. SUBTLE {26.5- 8. Subtle Self rix of gross realm
Consciousness

28
Higher Sexual

Early 30} (Soul) Subtle (archetypal, saintly) {28-


30},
7. Sahasrara:
Archetypal
Transcendental
27 - transition - gender union
consciousness,
(tantra)
light
26 Psychic: Late Concrete spirit
Nature mysticism: Union with World
WISDOM (crown Process, gross realm unity
Psychic (vision): 7. PSYCHIC (soul)
25 of head) {25- 7. Psychic Self
Early {23.5-26.5} Psychic (shamanic, yogic) {25-27}
beyond}
THEOCENTRIC {25-beyond}
6. Psychic mind: Developmentalism as World Pro-
24 - transition - SOUL {22.5-30}
vision (Ajna) cess
23 Vision/ logic: Late Cross-paradigmatic, dialectical
Integrates multiple contexts,
paradigmatic
22 Vision/logic:Middle
Holistic integralism (global) {22-
24}:
6. INTEGRATED
VISIONARY
Gender andro- (centaur) {21- 6. Centaur (ex-
THOUGHT (brow,
21 Vision/ logic: Early Abstract mental gyny (trans-dif- 23.5} istential, integ- Multiple contexts/ histories
third eye) {21-
ferentiated) rated Self)
24}

5. Verbal-rational Pluralistic systems, dynamic


20 - transition -
mind Pluralistic relativism {20-21}
CENTAUR {19-
19 Formal: Late Static systems/ contexts
24}
5. MATURE EGO Static universal formalism
EXPRESSION
18 Formal: Early (rational reflex- 5. Mature ego Rational formalism {18-19}
(throat) {18-20}
ive) {16.5-20} WORLDCENTRIC {17.5-24}
4. Community-
17 - transition - 4c. Mythic - late Demythologizing, formalizing
mind: love
4B: Sexuality – page 3
CONTRIBUTOR/
Ken Wilber
INVESTIGATOR Fortune WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(1950- )
(birth/death dates)
Chakras
Self-sense:
TOPIC Erotic relationships Gender identity (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
4b. Mythic -
Gender consist- Rationalization of mythic structures
16 Rule/role: Late middle
ency (norms) Mythic–rational {16-17}
EGO {16-20}
Consciousness
Higher Sexual

4. ROLE SELF 4a. Mythic


Gender conven- LOVE (heart) Locus of magic power is deified
15 Rule/role: Early Concrete mental (persona) {13.5- (membership-
tionality {15-17} Other
16.5} Self) – early
Concrete-literal myths:
Mythical - literal (mythic mem-
14 - transition -
bership) {14-15}
ETHNOCENTRIC {14-17.5}
3. Intential-mind: 3b. Concept- Ego omnipotence transferred to
13 Concept
power Self gods
3. MENTAL SELF 3a. Name-Self Omnipotence of ego challenged,
POWER (solar
12 Endocept (self-concept) PERSONA {12- security
plexus) {12-14}
{10.5-13.5} 17} Magic-mythic {12-13}
Symbol
11 Ego is locus of magic power
- transition -
2b. Magical (Im- Egocentric, word magic, narcissistic
10 Image
age-body) Magical (typhonic) {10-11}
2. Emotional-
Differentiated: 2. EMOTIONAL
sexual 2a. Typhonic
9 Impulse/ emotion Emotional Basic gender SELF ‘Self-object’
SEXUALITY (gen- (Pranic-body)
identity {8-10.5}
itals) {9-11}
8 - transition - Subject-object fusions
Hallucinatory wish-fulfillment
7 Exocept 1c. Axial body
Archaic-magical {7-9}
6 Perception Instinctual Undifferentiated
1b. Uroboric Undifferentiated, pleromatic
5 Sensation BODY EGO {5.5- Archaic {5-6}
12} EGOCENTRIC {5-13}
Matter: Molecular,
4
polymer
4B: Sexuality – page 4
CONTRIBUTOR/
Ken Wilber
INVESTIGATOR Fortune WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(1950- )
(birth/death dates)
Chakras
Self-sense:
TOPIC Erotic relationships Gender identity (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
1. Material 1a. Pleromatic
Morphological: 1. PHYSICAL SELF
3 Matter: Atomic Physical SURVIVAL (floor MATERIAL SELF
Gender givens {3-7}
of pelvis) {3-8} {2.5-6}
Matter: Subatomic
2
- transition -
[Before matter/ 0. BEFORE CON-
1
Void] CEPTION {1-2}
Table 4C: STAGES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT – Affect and Emotions
These Studies (by Wilber) trace the development of Affect and Emotions in the Realm of Psyche Passages. Psyche Passages are the internal phases of mental maturation that occur as we progress
through the Stages of psychological development. An emotion is a mental disturbance that arises involuntarily – consisting of physiological arousal, behavioral expression, and conscious sub-
jective feeling. Affect is the observable, external display of that emotion.
CONTRIBUTOR/
Ken Wilber
INVESTIGATOR Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(1950- )
(birth/death dates)
Chakras
[Fulcrum trans- [Fulcrum transition Defenses Self-sense:
TOPIC Affect (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
itions] pathologies] (Mental disorders) GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
POSITION/ROLE
CONTRIBUTION/
Higher Emotions

SIGNIFICANCE
PERTINENT
WORKS/ STUDIES
(date/s)
IP 92-100,102-8,
WILBER SOURCE IP 120, 198, 212 IP 93, 96-97 IP 93, 96-97 IP 92-98, 197 IP 16-17, 199 IP 117, 197 IP 118-19, 198,207
197,205
FUNDAMENTAL (Category source: IP 92-98, 120)
DEVELOPMENT-
AL SEQUENCE
(Wilber) *** Read columns below in order of increasing development: From bottom to top ***
[Beyond conscious- [00. AFTER
38
ness/ Divine] DEATH] {37-38}
37 - transition -
36 Non-dual: Late Constant consciousness
One Taste
35 Non-dual: Middle 90 EMOTIONS Spirit & World Process
{35-beyond}
(Release of all Nondual mysticism: Union of form
[10. NON-DUAL]
34 Non-dual: Early Chakras in the 10. Non-dual & formless
{34-36}
Real) Non -dual (siddha) {34-36}
Bodhisatvic com-
33 - transition -
passion
Infinite freedom-
32 Causal: Late Arhat’s disease Causal unity, cessation
release
4C: Affect & Emotions – page 2
CONTRIBUTOR/
Ken Wilber
INVESTIGATOR Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(1950- )
(birth/death dates)
Chakras
[Fulcrum trans- [Fulcrum transition Defenses Self-sense:
TOPIC Affect (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
itions] pathologies] (Mental disorders) GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
Soul grows quiet,
Higher Emotions

Failed differenti- Formless mysticism: Union with


Causal (formless): 80 EMOTIONS rests. Witness re- 9. CAUSAL (spir- 9. Witness (pure
31 ation source of manifest realms
Early {31-34} leases hold, dis- it) {31-33} Self)
Causal Causal (formless, sage) {31-33)
solves.
Saintly commit- (Higher Chakras SPIRIT {29.5-
30 - transition -
ment to cessation) beyond}
Archetypal frag-
29 Subtle: Late Love-bliss Subtle realm unity, luminosity
mentation
Soul emerges
Deity mysticism: Union with creat-
Ananda, ecstacy permanently into
Subtle (archetype): Failed integration 8. SUBTLE {26.5- 8. Subtle Self rix of gross realm
28 [70 EMOTIONS] csness. Interme-
Early Subtle 30} (Soul) Subtle (archetypal, saintly) {28-
{28-30} diary between
30},
self & spirit
7. Sahasrara:
Transcendental
27 - transition - Compassion
consciousness,
light
Yogic illness
26 Psychic: Late All-species love,
Pranic disorder
Nature mysticism: Union with World
Awe, rapture Transpersonal Split-life goals WISDOM (crown Process, gross realm unity
Psychic (vision): 7. PSYCHIC (soul)
25 [60 EMOTIONS] domain comes Psychic inflation of head) {25- 7. Psychic Self
Early {23.5-26.5} Psychic (shamanic, yogic) {25-27}
{25-27} into focus Psychic beyond}
THEOCENTRIC {25-beyond}
6. Psychic mind: Developmentalism as World Pro-
24 - transition - SOUL {22.5-30}
vision (Ajna) cess
World-centric al-
23 Vision/ logic: Late Bad faith Cross-paradigmatic, dialectical
truism
Integrates multiple contexts,
Aborted self- ac- paradigmatic
22 Vision/logic:Middle All-human love
tualization Holistic integralism (global) {22-
24}:
4C: Affect & Emotions – page 3
CONTRIBUTOR/
Ken Wilber
INVESTIGATOR Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(1950- )
(birth/death dates)
Chakras
[Fulcrum trans- [Fulcrum transition Defenses Self-sense:
TOPIC Affect (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
itions] pathologies] (Mental disorders) GENERAL/ specific
Higher Emotions

Wilber versions)
Shift to universal
existential prin-
6. INTEGRATED
ciples: life/death, VISIONARY
Compassion, Inauthenticity (centaur) {21- 6. Centaur (ex-
authenticity, self- THOUGHT (brow,
21 Vision/ logic: Early [50 EMOTIONS] Deadening 23.5} istential, integ- Multiple contexts/ histories
actualization, third eye) {21-
{21-24} Existential rated Self)
global aware- 24}
ness, bodymind
integration
Global justice, 5. Verbal-rational Pluralistic systems, dynamic
20 - transition -
care mind Pluralistic relativism {20-21}
Sublimation CENTAUR {19-
19 Formal: Late Universal affect Static systems/ contexts
Anticipation 24}
Identity crisis.
Self-reflexive ego Static universal formalism
Role confusion. 5. MATURE EGO
0
4 EMOTIONS emerges, shift Suppression EXPRESSION
18 Formal: Early Shift to self-de- (rational reflex- 5. Mature ego Rational formalism {18-19}
{18-20} from conformist Ego (throat) {18-20}
rived universal ive) {16.5-20} WORLDCENTRIC {17.5-24}
to individualist
principles
4. Community-
17 - transition - Belongingness 4c. Mythic - late Demythologizing, formalizing
mind: love
4b. Mythic -
Joy, depression, Rationalization of mythic structures
16 Rule/role: Late Covert intentions middle
hate Mythic–rational {16-17}
EGO {16-20}
Shift to roles and
Love rules of society. Script pathology:
Duplicitous trans- 4. ROLE SELF 4a. Mythic
30 Prescriptive mor- False, misleading LOVE (heart) Locus of magic power is deified
15 Rule/role: Early action (persona) {13.5- (membership-
EMOTIONS{15- ality. Often dis- scripts, stories, {15-17} Other
Script 16.5} Self) – early
17} played in traits of myths
mythic gods
Concrete-literal myths:
Wishing, liking, Mythical - literal (mythic mem-
14 - transition - Displacement
safety bership) {14-15}
ETHNOCENTRIC {14-17.5}
Reaction forma- 3. Intential-mind: 3b. Concept- Ego omnipotence transferred to
13 Concept Anxiety, anger
tion power Self gods
4C: Affect & Emotions – page 4
CONTRIBUTOR/
Ken Wilber
INVESTIGATOR Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(1950- )
(birth/death dates)
Chakras
[Fulcrum trans- [Fulcrum transition Defenses Self-sense:
TOPIC Affect (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
itions] pathologies] (Mental disorders) GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
Differentiation:
Fusion with emo-
Conceptual mind
tional self. Isolation 3. MENTAL SELF 3a. Name-Self Omnipotence of ego challenged,
20 EMOTIONS emerges, differ- POWER (solar
12 Endocept Integration: Re- Repression (self-concept) PERSONA {12- security
{12-14} entiates from plexus) {12-14}
pressions of Neurosis {10.5-13.5} 17} Magic-mythic {12-13}
emotional body
emotional self
(classic neurosis)
Symbol
11 Satisfaction Ego is locus of magic power
- transition -
Tension, fear, 2b. Magical (Im- Egocentric, word magic, narcissistic
10 Image Splitting
rage age-body) Magical (typhonic) {10-11}
Narcissism (oth-
Identity switches
ers as extensions
from fusion with 2. Emotional-
Higher Emotions

of self) 2. EMOTIONAL
10 PROTO-EMO- material body to sexual 2a. Typhonic
9 Impulse/ emotion Boundary dis- Projection SELF ‘Self-object’
TIONS {9-11} identity with SEXUALITY (gen- (Pranic-body)
orders (invasion, {8-10.5}
emotional-feeling itals) {9-11}
disruption of
body
boundaries)
Self/object fusion
8 - transition - Pleasure- pain Borderline psy- Subject-object fusions
chosis
Touch, temperat- Hallucinatory wish-fulfillment
7 Exocept 1c. Axial body
ure Archaic-magical {7-9}
PHYSIO-STATES
6 Perception Wish fulfillment
{6-8}
Hallucination 1b. Uroboric Undifferentiated, pleromatic
5 Sensation SENSATIONS Delusional pro- BODY EGO {5.5- Archaic {5-6}
jection 12} EGOCENTRIC {5-13}
Matter: Molecular, Distortion
4 REACTIVITY
polymer Psychosis
Can’t tell where
Differentiates body ends, world 1. Material 1a. Pleromatic
1. PHYSICAL SELF
3 Matter: Atomic body from envir- begins. Can’t tell SURVIVAL (floor MATERIAL SELF
{3-7}
onment fantasy from of pelvis) {3-8} {2.5-6}
reality.
4C: Affect & Emotions – page 5
CONTRIBUTOR/
Ken Wilber
INVESTIGATOR Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(1950- )
(birth/death dates)
Chakras
[Fulcrum trans- [Fulcrum transition Defenses Self-sense:
TOPIC Affect (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
itions] pathologies] (Mental disorders) GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
Matter: Subatomic
2
- transition -
[Before matter/ 0. BEFORE CON-
1
Void] CEPTION {1-2}
Table 4D: STAGES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT – Self and Ego
These Studies (mainly by academic investigators) trace the development of Self and Ego in the Realm of Psyche Passages. Psyche Passages are the internal phases of mental maturation that oc-
cur as we progress through the Stages of psychological development. The Ego is the conscious portion of the mind -- relating to control, planning, coping with reality, and social role. The Self is
the core identity of the individual, from which the ego is derived.
CONTRIBUTOR/ Harry Stack Sulli- Ken Wilber
Max Scheler Eric Erikson Clare Graves Jane Loevinger John Broughton Robert Kegan Susan Cook-Greuter
INVESTIGATOR van Correlative Struc-
(1874-1928) (1902-94) (1914-86) (1918-) (~1940- ) (~1940-) (~1950-)
(birth/death dates) (1892-1949 ture
Structural Hard- Psychosocial Devel- Stages of Develop- Perspective/ Self- Self-sense:
TOPIC Self-integration Ego Types Ego Stages Self-epistemology
ware opment ment Sense GENERAL/ specific
Union College
American psychi- Developmental Renowned Har- Harvard psycho-
psych prof. Ori- Harvard develop-
German philo- atrist and devel- Influential Danish psychologist. Au- vard develop- logist. Followed
POSITION/ROLE ginator of Level mental psycholo-
sopher opmental theor- psychologist thority on John ment psycholo- Loevinger &
Theory of Person- gist
ist Mark Baldwin gist Kegan
ality.
Psychiatry where
cultural forces Humans develop
are largely re- coping systems Internalization of
sponsible for to deal with ex- social roles & Influential stages
Heart/love as es- Influential stage Later stages of
Increasing maturity

CONTRIBUTION/ mental illnesses. istential prob- maturing con- model of psycho-


sence of human theory of human human develop-
SIGNIFICANCE Personality traits lems. Manifested science. Measur- logical develop-
existence development ment
reinforced by at individual, so- able stages of ment.
positive affirma- cietal, and spe- development.
tion and security cies levels.
operations.
Critical Theories
of Psychological Evolving Self Transcendence &
PERTINENT Interpersonal Lee, Graves –
On the Eternal in Childhood & So- Ego Develop- Development (1982), In Over Mature Thought
WORKS/ STUDIES Theory of Psychi- Levels of Human
Man (1920) ciety (1950) ment (1976) (1987), Philo- Our Heads in Adulthood
(date/s) atry (1953) Existence (2002)
sophy & Exist- (~1992) (1994) w/Miller.
ence (1938)
IP 40-41, 47-53,
WILBER SOURCE IP 204 IP 39, 203 IP 39-40, 203 IP 35, 42, 203 IP 43, 203 IP 42-43, 205 IP 26, 42, 205 IP 117, 197
205
FUNDAMENTAL (Category source: IP 39-44, 91-98, 102-08)
DEVELOPMENT-
AL SEQUENCE
(Wilber) *** Read columns below in order of increasing development: From bottom to top ***
[Beyond conscious-
38
ness/ Divine]
37 - transition -
36 Non-dual: Late
4D: Self & Ego – page 2
CONTRIBUTOR/ Harry Stack Sulli- Ken Wilber
Max Scheler Eric Erikson Clare Graves Jane Loevinger John Broughton Robert Kegan Susan Cook-Greuter
INVESTIGATOR van Correlative Struc-
(1874-1928) (1902-94) (1914-86) (1918-) (~1940- ) (~1940-) (~1950-)
(birth/death dates) (1892-1949 ture
Structural Hard- Psychosocial Devel- Stages of Develop- Perspective/ Self- Self-sense:
TOPIC Self-integration Ego Types Ego Stages Self-epistemology
ware opment ment Sense GENERAL/ specific
35 Non-dual: Middle
Increasing maturity

34 Non-dual: Early 10. Non-dual


33 - transition -
Increasing Age & Maturity

32 Causal: Late
Causal (formless): 9. Witness (pure
31
Early Self)
SPIRIT {29.5-bey-
30 - transition -
ond}
29 Subtle: Late
Subtle (archetype): 8. Subtle Self
28
Early (Soul)
27 - transition -
26 Psychic: Late
Immortality vs
Cosmic: Ego-
extinction
Psychic (vision): transcendence
25 OLD AGE (75 yrs- 7. Psychic Self
Early [8.] Cosmic {25-
death): {25-bey-
beyond}
ond}
Universal: Ego-
24 - transition - transcendence SOUL {22.5-30}
[7.] Global {24}
6. Construct-wit-
Integrity vs des-
nessing: Self-
pair LATER
23 Vision/ logic: Late transparent
ADULT (60-
Sixth person
75yrs): {23-24}
{23}
5. Ego-witness-
Generativity/
6. Mind & body ing: Self as con-
7. Relativity- in- stagnation 5. Post-formal-in-
22 Vision/logic:Middle Integrated experiences of struct
tegration MID-ADULT (34- terindividual
integrated self Fifth person
60): {22}
{22}
Intimacy vs isola- 6. Centaur (ex-
6. Self-consist- 7. Systemic (in- 4b. Autonomous:
21 Vision/ logic: Early tion EARLY ADULT Autonomous istential, integ-
ency tegrated) Self as system
(22-35 yrs): {21} rated Self)
4D: Self & Ego – page 3
CONTRIBUTOR/ Harry Stack Sulli- Ken Wilber
Max Scheler Eric Erikson Clare Graves Jane Loevinger John Broughton Robert Kegan Susan Cook-Greuter
INVESTIGATOR van Correlative Struc-
(1874-1928) (1902-94) (1914-86) (1918-) (~1940- ) (~1940-) (~1950-)
(birth/death dates) (1892-1949 ture
Structural Hard- Psychosocial Devel- Stages of Develop- Perspective/ Self- Self-sense:
TOPIC Self-integration Ego Types Ego Stages Self-epistemology
ware opment ment Sense GENERAL/ specific
Increasing maturity

4a. Individualist-
ic: Relativity of
self
5. Inner observer
Creative-spiritual Fourth person
20 - transition - 5. Continuity Individualistic differentiated
intelligence {20-21}
from ego
POST- CONVEN-
TIONAL {20-bey-
ond}
Individual iden-
tity vs role confu-
sion 6. Relativistic/ in- Cynical, mechan- 4. Formal-institu- 3c. Conscien- CENTAUR {19-
19 Formal: Late Conscientious
LATE ADOLES- dividualistic istic tional tious: Many roles 24}
CENCE (18-22
yrs): {19-20}
Group identity vs
alienation 3b. Goal-ori-
4. Early individu- Conscientious- 4. Dualist or pos-
18 Formal: Early EARLY ADOLES- 5. Multiplistic ented: Historical 5. Mature ego
ation conformist itivist
CENCE (12-18 self
yrs): {18-19}
3a. Self-con-
scious: Introspec-
3. Persona vs in-
17 - transition - 3. Interpersonal tion 4c. Mythic - late
ner self
Third person
{17-19}
4b. Mythic -
Mind & body dif- 2b. Conformist:
16 Rule/role: Late Rules-conformist Conformist middle
ferentiated Simple roles
EGO {16-20}
2a. Rule-ori-
Industry vs inferi-
ented: Early roles
ority 4a. Mythic
Practical intelli- 2. Naïve subject- Second person
15 Rule/role: Early MID CHILD (6-12 4. Socio-centric {15-16}
(membership-
gence ivism
yrs): Self) – early
CONVENTIONAL
{15-17}
{15-19}
1. Big person
14 - transition - Rules-‘cons’ Self-protective mind, little per- 2. Imperial
son body
4D: Self & Ego – page 4
CONTRIBUTOR/ Harry Stack Sulli- Ken Wilber
Max Scheler Eric Erikson Clare Graves Jane Loevinger John Broughton Robert Kegan Susan Cook-Greuter
INVESTIGATOR van Correlative Struc-
(1874-1928) (1902-94) (1914-86) (1918-) (~1940- ) (~1940-) (~1950-)
(birth/death dates) (1892-1949 ture
Structural Hard- Psychosocial Devel- Stages of Develop- Perspective/ Self- Self-sense:
TOPIC Self-integration Ego Types Ego Stages Self-epistemology
ware opment ment Sense GENERAL/ specific
1b. Self-protect-
0. Self inside, 3b. Concept-
13 Concept 3. Power ive: Basic dicho-
reality outside Self
tomies, concepts
Intiative vs guilt-
3a. Name-Self
Associative anxiety
12 Endocept 3. Egocentric PERSONA {12-
memory EARLY CHILD (3-6
17}
yrs): {12-14}
1a. Impulsive:
Rudimentary self-
Symbol 2. Manipulative-
11 Impulsive 1. Impulsive labelling
- transition - demanding
First person
{11-14}
2b. Magical (Im-
10 Image
age-body)
Increasing maturity

Autonomy vs
shame-doubt
Symbiotic: Con-
YOUNGER (18- 2. Magical-anim- 2a. Typhonic
9 Impulse/ emotion Symbiotic fused, confoun-
mos-3yrs): {9- istic (Pranic-body)
ded
11}

Instinctual ef- 1. Differentiation


8 - transition -
fects of self & nonself
7 Exocept 1c. Axial body
Presocial: Autist-
ic, undifferenti-
6 Perception 1. Autistic Autistic 0. Incorporative ated
No person {5-
10}
Trust vs mistrust
1b. Uroboric
Organismic sur- INFANCY (0-18- PRECONVEN-
5 Sensation Presocial BODY EGO {5.5-
vival mos): TIONAL {5-14]
12}
{5-8}
Matter: Molecular,
4
polymer
4D: Self & Ego – page 5
CONTRIBUTOR/ Harry Stack Sulli- Ken Wilber
Max Scheler Eric Erikson Clare Graves Jane Loevinger John Broughton Robert Kegan Susan Cook-Greuter
INVESTIGATOR van Correlative Struc-
(1874-1928) (1902-94) (1914-86) (1918-) (~1940- ) (~1940-) (~1950-)
(birth/death dates) (1892-1949 ture
Structural Hard- Psychosocial Devel- Stages of Develop- Perspective/ Self- Self-sense:
TOPIC Self-integration Ego Types Ego Stages Self-epistemology
ware opment ment Sense GENERAL/ specific
1a. Pleromatic
3 Matter: Atomic MATERIAL SELF
{2.5-6}
Matter: Subatomic
2
- transition -
[Before matter/
1
Void]
Table 4E: STAGES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT – Leadership
These Studies (mainly by organizational consultants) trace the development of Leadership in the Realm of Psyche Passages. Psyche Passages are the internal phases of mental maturation that oc-
cur as we progress through the Stages of psychological development. Leadership is ability to influence, motivate, and enable others to contribute toward the effectiveness and success of the or-
ganizations with which they are affiliated.
CONTRIBUTOR/
Don Beck William Torbert Jenny Wade
INVESTIGATOR WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(~1940- ) (~1940- ) (~1960- )
(birth/death dates)
Chakras
Levels of action Evolution of Con- Self-sense:
TOPIC Spiral Dynamics (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
inquiry sciousness GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
Boston College Prof/director Inst
Management
management Trans Psych,
POSITION/ROLE consultant, integ-
prof, organiza- management
ral educator
tional consultant consultant.
Sophisticated
cultural stage
Higher Leadership

model derived
Integrative the-
from Clare Applies develop-
CONTRIBUTION/ ory of conscious-
Graves, used to mental theory to
SIGNIFICANCE ness develop-
illustrate govern- business world
Skillls

ment
ment- & corpor-
ate-world dynam-
ics
PERTINENT
Spiral Dynamics Power of Balance Changes of Mind
WORKS/ STUDIES
(1996) w/Cowan (1991) (1996)
(date/s)
IP41-2, 47-53, IP 92-100,102-8,
WILBER SOURCE IP 206 IP 43, 203 IP 16-17, 199 IP 117, 197 IP 118-19, 198,207
204 197,205
FUNDAMENTAL (Category source: IP 47-53)
DEVELOPMENT-
AL SEQUENCE
(Wilber) *** Read columns below in order of increasing development: From bottom to top ***
[Beyond conscious- [00. AFTER
38
ness/ Divine] DEATH] {37-38}
37 - transition -
36 Non-dual: Late Constant consciousness
35 Non-dual: Middle Spirit & World Process
4E: Leadership – page 2
CONTRIBUTOR/
Don Beck William Torbert Jenny Wade
INVESTIGATOR WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(~1940- ) (~1940- ) (~1960- )
(birth/death dates)
Chakras
Levels of action Evolution of Con- Self-sense:
Higher Leadership Skillls

TOPIC Spiral Dynamics (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews


inquiry sciousness GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
(Release of all Nondual mysticism: Union of form
[10. NON-DUAL]
34 Non-dual: Early Chakras in the 10. Non-dual & formless
{34-36}
Real) Non -dual (siddha) {34-36}
33 - transition - 8. Unitary
32 Causal: Late Causal unity, cessation
Formless mysticism: Union with
Causal (formless): 9. CAUSAL (spir- 9. Witness (pure
31 source of manifest realms
Early it) {31-33} Self)
Causal (formless, sage) {31-33)
(Higher Chakras SPIRIT {29.5-
30 - transition -
to cessation) beyond}
29 Subtle: Late 7. Transcendent Subtle realm unity, luminosity
Deity mysticism: Union with creat-
Subtle (archetype): 8. SUBTLE {26.5- 8. Subtle Self rix of gross realm
28
Early 30} (Soul) Subtle (archetypal, saintly) {28-
30},
7. Sahasrara:
Transcendental
27 - transition -
consciousness,
light
26 Psychic: Late
[transcendent Nature mysticism: Union with World
WISDOM (crown Process, gross realm unity
Psychic (vision): awakening] 7. PSYCHIC (soul)
25 of head) {25- 7. Psychic Self
Early 9. CORAL {24- {23.5-26.5} Psychic (shamanic, yogic) {25-27}
beyond}
beyond} THEOCENTRIC {25-beyond}
TRANSCENDENT- 6. Psychic mind: Developmentalism as World Pro-
24 - transition - SOUL {22.5-30}
AL {24-beyond} vision (Ajna) cess
Holistic organ-
ism/ global
23 Vision/ logic: Late Cross-paradigmatic, dialectical
8. TURQUOISE
{22-24}
Integrates multiple contexts,
paradigmatic
22 Vision/logic:Middle 7. Ironist 6. Authentic
Holistic integralism (global) {22-
24}:
4E: Leadership – page 3
CONTRIBUTOR/
Don Beck William Torbert Jenny Wade
INVESTIGATOR WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(~1940- ) (~1940- ) (~1960- )
(birth/death dates)
Chakras
Levels of action Evolution of Con- Self-sense:
TOPIC Spiral Dynamics (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
inquiry sciousness GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
Higher Leadership Skillls

6. INTEGRATED
Systematic pro- VISIONARY
(centaur) {21- 6. Centaur (ex-
cess/ integrative THOUGHT (brow,
21 Vision/ logic: Early 6. Existential 23.5} istential, integ- Multiple contexts/ histories
7. YELLOW {21- third eye) {21-
rated Self)
22} 24}

Social network/
Relativistic 5. Verbal-rational Pluralistic systems, dynamic
20 - transition -
6. GREEN {20- mind Pluralistic relativism {20-21}
21}
5. Achievement/ CENTAUR {19-
19 Formal: Late 5. Achiever Static systems/ contexts
affiliative 24}
Strategic enter- Static universal formalism
5. MATURE EGO
prise/ Individual- EXPRESSION
18 Formal: Early 4. Technician (rational reflex- 5. Mature ego Rational formalism {18-19}
istic-achiever 5. (throat) {18-20}
ive) {16.5-20} WORLDCENTRIC {17.5-24}
ORANGE {17-19}
4. Community-
17 - transition - 3. Diplomat 4c. Mythic - late Demythologizing, formalizing
mind: love
4b. Mythic -
Rationalization of mythic structures
16 Rule/role: Late 4. Conformist middle
Mythic–rational {16-17}
EGO {16-20}
Authority/ Abso- 4. ROLE SELF 4a. Mythic
LOVE (heart) Locus of magic power is deified
15 Rule/role: Early lutist-religious 2. Opportunist (persona) {13.5- (membership-
{15-17} Other
4. BLUE {14-16} 16.5} Self) – early
Concrete-literal myths:
Mythical - literal (mythic mem-
14 - transition -
bership) {14-15}
ETHNOCENTRIC {14-17.5}
3. Intential-mind: 3b. Concept- Ego omnipotence transferred to
13 Concept 3. Egocentric
power Self gods
Strong-man/ 3. MENTAL SELF 3a. Name-Self Omnipotence of ego challenged,
POWER (solar
12 Endocept Power-gods (self-concept) PERSONA {12- security
plexus) {12-14}
3. RED {11-14} {10.5-13.5} 17} Magic-mythic {12-13}
Symbol
11 1. Impulsive Ego is locus of magic power
- transition -
4E: Leadership – page 4
CONTRIBUTOR/
Don Beck William Torbert Jenny Wade
INVESTIGATOR WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(~1940- ) (~1940- ) (~1960- )
(birth/death dates)
Chakras
Levels of action Evolution of Con- Self-sense:
TOPIC Spiral Dynamics (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
inquiry sciousness GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
2b. Magical (Im- Egocentric, word magic, narcissistic
10 Image
age-body) Magical (typhonic) {10-11}
Tribe/ Magical-an- 2. Emotional-
2. EMOTIONAL
imistic sexual 2a. Typhonic
9 Impulse/ emotion 2. Naïve SELF ‘Self-object’
2. PURPLE {8- SEXUALITY (gen- (Pranic-body)
{8-10.5}
10} itals) {9-11}
8 - transition - Subject-object fusions
Hallucinatory wish-fulfillment
Higher Leadership

7 Exocept 1c. Axial body


Archaic-magical {7-9}
6 Perception
Survival band/ In- 1b. Uroboric Undifferentiated, pleromatic
Skillls

5 Sensation stinctive 1. Reactive BODY EGO {5.5- Archaic {5-6}


1. BEIGE {5-7} 12} EGOCENTRIC {5-13}
PRE-, PERI-,
Matter: Molecular, NEO-NATAL (pos-
4
polymer sible transcend-
ent) {3-11}
1. Material 1a. Pleromatic
1. PHYSICAL SELF
3 Matter: Atomic SURVIVAL (floor MATERIAL SELF
{3-7}
of pelvis) {3-8} {2.5-6}
Matter: Subatomic
2
- transition -
[Before matter/ 0. BEFORE CON-
1
Void] CEPTION {1-2}
Table 4F1: STAGES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT – Cognition, Classic Investigators
These Studies (mainly by classic academic investigators from the early 1900’s) trace the development of Cognition in the Realm of Psyche Passages. Psyche Passages are the internal phases of
mental maturation that occur as we progress through the Stages of psychological development. Cognition is the faculty for processing information and applying knowledge. It is closely related
to thinking, reasoning, learning, and intelligence.
CONTRIBUTOR/
John Mark Baldwin Aurobindo Karl Jaspers Jean Piaget
INVESTIGATOR WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(1861-1934) (1872-1950) (1883-1969) (1896-1980)
(birth/death dates)
Existential-
Chakras
phenomenological Self-sense:
TOPIC Logical mode Levels of mind Cognitive stages (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
reduction GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
(meditative thinking)
Prominent exper-
imental psycho-
European-edu-
logist at Prin- German psychi- Renowned Swiss
cated Indian na-
POSITION/ROLE ceton and Johns atrist/ philosoph- developmental
tionalist, philo-
Hopkins. Co- er psychologist
sopher, & mystic
founder of Psych
Review.
Introduced evolu-
Hi ghe r T hink ing

Baldwinian evol- tion into Vedantic


ution: Behaviors thought. Syn-
Diagnose psychi- Organized child
that initially re- thesized Great
CONTRIBUTION/ atric symptoms cognitive devel-
quire learning Nest with the dif-
SIGNIFICANCE by their form, not opment into
can be replaced ferentiations of
content series of stages.
by evolved ge- modernity. Influ-
netics enced Wilber and
Michael Murphy
PERTINENT Mental Develop- The Human Cycle
Philosophy & Ex- Growth of Logical
WORKS/ STUDIES ment of Child & (~1915), Life Di-
istence (1938) Thinking (1958)
(date/s) Race (1895) vine (1914-19)
IP 22-25, 201,
IP 78-82, 199, IP 92-100,102-8,
WILBER SOURCE 83-4, 200, 202 IP204 208, 197-217 IP 16-17, 199 IP 117, 197 IP 118-19, 198,207
217 197,205
benchmark
FUNDAMENTAL (Category source: IP 19-27)
DEVELOPMENT-
AL SEQUENCE
(Wilber) *** Read columns below in order of increasing development: From bottom to top ***
[Beyond conscious- [00. AFTER
38
ness/ Divine] DEATH] {37-38}
37 - transition -
4F1: Cognition, Classic – page 2
CONTRIBUTOR/
John Mark Baldwin Aurobindo Karl Jaspers Jean Piaget
INVESTIGATOR WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(1861-1934) (1872-1950) (1883-1969) (1896-1980)
(birth/death dates)
Existential-
Chakras
phenomenological Self-sense:
TOPIC Logical mode Levels of mind Cognitive stages (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
reduction GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
(meditative thinking)
36 Non-dual: Late Satchitenanda Constant consciousness
Hi ghe r T hinnk ing

35 Non-dual: Middle Spirit & World Process


(Release of all Nondual mysticism: Union of form
[10. NON-DUAL]
34 Non-dual: Early Supermind Chakras in the 10. Non-dual & formless
{34-36}
Real) Non -dual (siddha) {34-36}
33 - transition -
32 Causal: Late Causal unity, cessation
Formless mysticism: Union with
Causal (formless): 9. CAUSAL (spir- 9. Witness (pure
31 Overmind source of manifest realms
Early it) {31-33} Self)
Causal (formless, sage) {31-33)
(Higher Chakras SPIRIT {29.5-
30 - transition -
to cessation) beyond}
29 Subtle: Late Subtle realm unity, luminosity
Deity mysticism: Union with creat-
Subtle (archetype): 8. SUBTLE {26.5- 8. Subtle Self rix of gross realm
28 Intuitive mind
Early 30} (Soul) Subtle (archetypal, saintly) {28-
30},
7. Sahasrara:
Transcendental
27 - transition -
consciousness,
light
26 Psychic: Late
Nature mysticism: Union with World
WISDOM (crown Process, gross realm unity
Psychic (vision): 7. PSYCHIC (soul)
25 Hyper-logical Illumined mind of head) {25- 7. Psychic Self
Early {23.5-26.5} Psychic (shamanic, yogic) {25-27}
beyond}
THEOCENTRIC {25-beyond}
6. Psychic mind: Developmentalism as World Pro-
24 - transition - SOUL {22.5-30}
vision (Ajna) cess
23 Vision/ logic: Late Cross-paradigmatic, dialectical
Integrates multiple contexts,
4. True meditat- paradigmatic
22 Vision/logic:Middle
ive Holistic integralism (global) {22-
24}:
4F1: Cognition, Classic – page 3
CONTRIBUTOR/
John Mark Baldwin Aurobindo Karl Jaspers Jean Piaget
INVESTIGATOR WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
he r Thi nnki ng

(1861-1934) (1872-1950) (1883-1969) (1896-1980)


(birth/death dates)
Existential-
Chakras
phenomenological Self-sense:
TOPIC Logical mode Levels of mind Cognitive stages (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
reduction GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
(meditative thinking)
6. INTEGRATED
H igng

VISIONARY
H ig he r Thi nnki ng

(centaur) {21- 6. Centaur (ex-


Higher mind PoLog [2] THOUGHT (brow,
H ig he r Thi nnki

21 Vision/ logic: Early Extra-logical 3. Temporal 23.5} istential, integ- Multiple contexts/ histories
(systems) third eye) {21-
rated Self)
24}

Early PoLog [1]


POSTFORMAL:
Polyvalent logic
5. Verbal-rational Pluralistic systems, dynamic
20 - transition - 2. Duality self [PoLog]: systems
mind Pluralistic relativism {20-21}
of systems {20-
beyond}
Late FormOp [4]
CENTAUR {19-
19 Formal: Late 1. Empirical FormOp 3 Static systems/ contexts
24}
5. MATURE EGO Static universal formalism
Logical mind EXPRESSION
18 Formal: Early Logical FormOp 2 (rational reflex- 5. Mature ego Rational formalism {18-19}
(reasoning) (throat) {18-20}
ive) {16.5-20} WORLDCENTRIC {17.5-24}
FormOp 1
FORMAL OPERA- 4. Community-
17 - transition - 4c. Mythic - late Demythologizing, formalizing
TIONAL (FormOp) mind: love
{17-19}
4b. Mythic -
Rationalization of mythic structures
16 Rule/role: Late ConOp 2 middle
Mythic–rational {16-17}
EGO {16-20}
ConOp 1
4. ROLE SELF 4a. Mythic
CONCRETE OPER- LOVE (heart) Locus of magic power is deified
15 Rule/role: Early Concrete mind (persona) {13.5- (membership-
ATIONAL (ConOp) {15-17} Other
16.5} Self) – early
{15-16}
Concrete-literal myths:
Mythical - literal (mythic mem-
14 - transition -
bership) {14-15}
ETHNOCENTRIC {14-17.5}
3. Intential-mind: 3b. Concept- Ego omnipotence transferred to
13 Concept Quasi-logical Lower mind
power Self gods
4F1: Cognition, Classic – page 4
CONTRIBUTOR/
John Mark Baldwin Aurobindo Karl Jaspers Jean Piaget
INVESTIGATOR WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(1861-1934) (1872-1950) (1883-1969) (1896-1980)
(birth/death dates)
Existential-
Chakras
phenomenological Self-sense:
TOPIC Logical mode Levels of mind Cognitive stages (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
reduction GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
(meditative thinking)
3. MENTAL SELF 3a. Name-Self Omnipotence of ego challenged,
[PreOp 2]: Intuit- POWER (solar
12 Endocept (self-concept) PERSONA {12- security
ive-conceptual plexus) {12-14}
{10.5-13.5} 17} Magic-mythic {12-13}
Symbol
11 Ego is locus of magic power
- transition -
[PreOp 1]: Pre-
conceptual
2b. Magical (Im- Egocentric, word magic, narcissistic
10 Image PREOPERATION-
age-body) Magical (typhonic) {10-11}
AL [PreOp] {10-
14}
2. Emotional-
2. EMOTIONAL
sexual 2a. Typhonic
9 Impulse/ emotion Vital-emotional SELF ‘Self-object’
SEXUALITY (gen- (Pranic-body)
{8-10.5}
itals) {9-11}
8 - transition - Subject-object fusions
Hallucinatory wish-fulfillment
7 Exocept 1c. Axial body
Archaic-magical {7-9}
H ig he r Thi nki ng

6 Perception Sensorimotor
1b. Uroboric Undifferentiated, pleromatic
5 Sensation Pre-logical BODY EGO {5.5- Archaic {5-6}
12} EGOCENTRIC {5-13}
Matter: Molecular,
4
polymer
1. Material 1a. Pleromatic
1. PHYSICAL SELF
3 Matter: Atomic Physical SURVIVAL (floor MATERIAL SELF
{3-7}
of pelvis) {3-8} {2.5-6}
Matter: Subatomic
2
- transition -
[Before matter/ 0. BEFORE CON-
1
Void] CEPTION {1-2}
Table 4F2: STAGES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT – Cognition, Modern Investigators
These Studies (mainly by modern academic investigators since the mid-1900’s) trace the development of Cognition in the Realm of Psyche Passages. Psyche Passages are the internal phases of
mental maturation that occur as we progress through the Stages of psychological development. Cognition is faculty for processing information and applying knowledge. It is closely related to
thinking, reasoning, learning, and intelligence.
Marishi Mahesh
CONTRIBUTOR/ Michael Commons, Gisela Labouvie- Ken Wilber
Kurt Fischer Juan Pascual-Leone Yogi (1917- )
INVESTIGATOR Francis Richards Vief Correlative Struc-
(~1940-) (~1940-) Charles Alexander
(birth/death dates) (~1950-) (~1960- ) ture
(~1950-)
TOPIC Cognitive stages Cognitive stages Cognitive stages Levels of Mind Cognitive stages Cognitive stages
Wayne State prof
Influential devel- Influential devel- M: Brought TM to
Developmental & adult develop-
POSITION/ROLE opmental psy- opmental psy- West. Beatles.
psychologists ment psycholo-
chologist chologist A: TM interpreter.
gist
Transcendental
Meditation (TM):
Added hermen- Popular, widely-
Studies on how
eutic, phenomen- syndicated Vedic
Harmonized re- processing of
CONTRIBUTION/ ological, dialectic meditative tech-
search from sev- emotions
SIGNIFICANCE orientation to de- nique
eral investigators changes as we
velopmental A: Applied devel-
age
H ig he r Thi nki ng

studies opmental psy-


chology to the
practice of TM,
M: Science of Be-
w/Armon. Adult ing & Art of Liv-
Psyche & Gender
PERTINENT Development ing (1963). A:
Human Develop- – Mind & Gender
WORKS/ STUDIES (1990), Beyond Higher Stages of
ment (1984) in the Life Course
(date/s) Formal Opera- Human Develop-
(1994)
tions (1984) ment (1990)
w/Langer.
IP 27, 29, 201,
211 (see Table IP 18-27, 197-
WILBER SOURCE IP 29, 201 IP 202, 204 IP 90, 201 IP 202
6A, Eastern Mys- 217 correl.
tics)
FUNDAMENTAL (Category source: IP 19-27)
DEVELOPMENT-
AL SEQUENCE
(Wilber) *** Read columns below in order of increasing development: From bottom to top ***
[Beyond conscious-
38
ness/ Divine]
37 - transition -
4F2: Cognition, Modern – page 2
Marishi Mahesh
CONTRIBUTOR/ Michael Commons, Gisela Labouvie- Ken Wilber
Kurt Fischer Juan Pascual-Leone Yogi (1917- )
INVESTIGATOR Francis Richards Vief Correlative Struc-
(~1940-) (~1940-) Charles Alexander
(birth/death dates) (~1950-) (~1960- ) ture
(~1950-)
TOPIC Cognitive stages Cognitive stages Cognitive stages Levels of Mind Cognitive stages Cognitive stages
36 Non-dual: Late
Hi ghe r T hink ing

35 Non-dual: Middle
8. Brahman-At-
34 Non-dual: Early
man
33 - transition -
32 Causal: Late 7. Pure Self
Causal (formless):
31 6. Root mind
Early
30 - transition -
29 Subtle: Late
Subtle (archetype):
28
Early
5. Transcendent-
27 - transition -
al intuition
26 Psychic: Late
Psychic (vision):
25
Early
24 - transition -
6b. Cross-
23 Vision/ logic: Late
paradigmatic
Transcendental
22 Vision/logic:Middle 6a. Paradigmatic
(realized self)
10. Systems of
Dialectical (dia- 5b. Meta-system-
21 Vision/ logic: Early systems (24-26
lectical self) atic
yrs)
9. Systems (19- Pre-dialectical POSTFORMAL
20 - transition - 5a. Systematic
21 yrs) (duality self) {19.5-beyond}
Late formal (ex-
19 Formal: Late 4. Abstract mind
istential self)
8. Abstract map-
18 Formal: Early Formal 4b. Formal
ping (11-15 yrs)
4F2: Cognition, Modern – page 3
Marishi Mahesh
CONTRIBUTOR/ Michael Commons, Gisela Labouvie- Ken Wilber
Kurt Fischer Juan Pascual-Leone Yogi (1917- )
INVESTIGATOR Francis Richards Vief Correlative Struc-
(~1940-) (~1940-) Charles Alexander
(birth/death dates) (~1950-) (~1960- ) ture
(~1950-)
TOPIC Cognitive stages Cognitive stages Cognitive stages Levels of Mind Cognitive stages Cognitive stages
FORM-OP
Hi ghe r T hink ing

7. Abstract set (formal opera-


17 - transition - Early formal 4a. Abstract
(10-12 yrs) tions)
{16.5-19.5}
3b. Concrete op-
16 Rule/role: Late Late concrete
erations
6. Rep system (6- 3a. Primary ac-
15 Rule/role: Early [Concrete]
7.5 yrs) tions
CON-OP
(Concrete opera-
14 - transition -
tional)
{13.5-16.5}
5. Rep mapping 3. Representaion-
13 Concept
(4-5 yrs) al mind
2b. Preoperation-
12 Endocept
al actions
REP MIND
4. Single repres-
Symbol 2a. Nominal ac- (representational
11 entational [rep] Preoperational
- transition - tions mind)
set (20-24 mos)
{10.5-13.5}
10 Image
3. SM system 2. Prana: emo-
9 Impulse/ emotion
(11-13 mos) tion-desire
PHANTASMIC-
1b. Sentential ac-
8 - transition - EMOTIONAL
tions
{7.5-10.5}
2. SM mapping
7 Exocept
(7-8 mos)
1a. Sensorimotor
6 Perception Sensorimotor 1. Sensorimotor
actions
1. Sensorimotor
5 Sensation [SM] set (3-4
mos)
Matter: Molecular,
4
polymer
4F2: Cognition, Modern – page 4
Marishi Mahesh
CONTRIBUTOR/ Michael Commons, Gisela Labouvie- Ken Wilber
Kurt Fischer Juan Pascual-Leone Yogi (1917- )
INVESTIGATOR Francis Richards Vief Correlative Struc-
(~1940-) (~1940-) Charles Alexander
(birth/death dates) (~1950-) (~1960- ) ture
(~1950-)
TOPIC Cognitive stages Cognitive stages Cognitive stages Levels of Mind Cognitive stages Cognitive stages
SENSORI-MOTOR
3 Matter: Atomic
{2.5-7.5}
Matter: Subatomic
2
- transition -
[Before matter/
1
Void]
Table 4G: STAGES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT – Art, Aesthetics, & Creativity
These Studies (by academic investigators and psychologists) trace the development of Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity in the Realm of Psyche Passages. Psyche Passages are the internal phases of
mental maturation that occur as we progress through the Stages of psychological development. Art is the skill of expressing the beautiful through tangible media – such as writing, painting, and
music. Aesthetics is the philosophical study of the nature of beauty, and of its expression in art. Creativity is the mental process of generating new entities, either of an artistic or conceptual
nature – particularly if they contain an important element of beauty.
CONTRIBUTOR/
John Mark Baldwin Erich Neumann Ken Wilber
INVESTIGATOR WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(1861-1934) (1905-60) (1950- )
(birth/death dates)
Chakras
Self-sense:
TOPIC Aesthetic Stages Mythological Stages Psychological Stages Art (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
Higher Creative

GENERAL/ specific
Consciousness

Wilber versions)
Prominent exper-
imental psycho-
logist at Prin-
Gifted Jungian psychologist and
POSITION/ROLE ceton and Johns
cultural theorist
Hopkins. Co-
founder of Psych
Review.
Baldwinian evol-
ution: Behaviors
Mythology throughout history re-
that initially re-
CONTRIBUTION/ veals development of human con-
quire learning
SIGNIFICANCE sciousness at both individual and
can be replaced
cultural levels.
by evolved ge-
netics
Thought &
PERTINENT Things (1906),
Origins & History of Consciousness
WORKS/ STUDIES Mental Develop-
(1954)
(date/s) ment of Child &
Race (1895)
IP 78-82, 199, IP 121-23, 254, IP 92-100,102-8,
WILBER SOURCE IP 39, 204 IP 16-17, 199 IP 117, 197 IP 118-19, 198,207
217 213; ES 106 197,205
FUNDAMENTAL (Category source: IP 121-23)
DEVELOPMENT-
AL SEQUENCE
(Wilber) *** Read columns below in order of increasing development: From bottom to top ***
[Beyond conscious- [00. AFTER
38
ness/ Divine] DEATH] {37-38}
37 - transition -
36 Non-dual: Late Constant consciousness
4G: Art, Aesthetics, Creativity – page 2
CONTRIBUTOR/
John Mark Baldwin Erich Neumann Ken Wilber
INVESTIGATOR WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(1861-1934) (1905-60) (1950- )
(birth/death dates)
Chakras
Self-sense:
TOPIC Aesthetic Stages Mythological Stages Psychological Stages Art (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
Higher Creative

35 Non-dual: Middle Spirit & World Process


Consciousness

Zen landscape (Release of all Nondual mysticism: Union of form


[10. NON-DUAL]
34 Non-dual: Early NON-DUAL {34- Chakras in the 10. Non-dual & formless
{34-36}
36} Real) Non -dual (siddha) {34-36}
33 - transition -
32 Causal: Late Causal unity, cessation
Formless mysticism: Union with
Causal (formless): 9. CAUSAL (spir- 9. Witness (pure
31 source of manifest realms
Early it) {31-33} Self)
Causal (formless, sage) {31-33)
(Higher Chakras SPIRIT {29.5-
30 - transition -
to cessation) beyond}
29 Subtle: Late Subtle realm unity, luminosity
Thangka, bhakti Deity mysticism: Union with creat-
Subtle (archetype): expressivist 8. SUBTLE {26.5- 8. Subtle Self rix of gross realm
28
Early ARCHETYPAL 30} (Soul) Subtle (archetypal, saintly) {28-
{28-33} 30},
7. Sahasrara:
Transcendental
27 - transition -
consciousness,
light
Psychic perceptu-
26 Psychic: Late
al
Nature mysticism: Union with World
Fantastic realist WISDOM (crown
Psychic (vision): 7. PSYCHIC (soul) Process, gross realm unity
25 SYMBOLIST {25- of head) {25- 7. Psychic Self
Early {23.5-26.5} Psychic (shamanic, yogic) {25-27}
27} beyond}
THEOCENTRIC {25-beyond}
6. Psychic mind: Developmentalism as World Pro-
24 - transition - SOUL {22.5-30}
vision (Ajna) cess
23 Vision/ logic: Late Cross-paradigmatic, dialectical
Integrates multiple contexts,
Cubist, abstract
paradigmatic
22 Vision/logic:Middle APERSPECTIVAL
Holistic integralism (global) {22-
{22-24}
24}:
4G: Art, Aesthetics, Creativity – page 3
CONTRIBUTOR/
Higher Creative Consciousness INVESTIGATOR
John Mark Baldwin Erich Neumann Ken Wilber
WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(1861-1934) (1905-60) (1950- )
(birth/death dates)
Chakras
Self-sense:
TOPIC Aesthetic Stages Mythological Stages Psychological Stages Art (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
6. INTEGRATED
VISIONARY
(centaur) {21- 6. Centaur (ex-
Ego/self integra- THOUGHT (brow,
21 Vision/ logic: Early Transformation 23.5} istential, integ- Multiple contexts/ histories
tion third eye) {21-
rated Self)
24}

5. Verbal-rational Pluralistic systems, dynamic


20 - transition - Impressionistic
mind Pluralistic relativism {20-21}
Captive & treas- Conceptual, CENTAUR {19-
19 Formal: Late Mature ego Static systems/ contexts
ure formal 24}
PERSPECTIVAL Static universal formalism
5. MATURE EGO
{18-21} Natural- EXPRESSION
18 Formal: Early Reflective (rational reflex- 5. Mature ego Rational formalism {18-19}
istic, empirical- (throat) {18-20}
ive) {16.5-20} WORLDCENTRIC {17.5-24}
representational
Differentiation of 4. Community-
17 - transition - Slaying of Father 4c. Mythic - late Demythologizing, formalizing
animus mind: love
4b. Mythic -
Rationalization of mythic structures
16 Rule/role: Late middle
Mythic–rational {16-17}
EGO {16-20}
Concrete reli-
4. ROLE SELF 4a. Mythic
Differention of gious art, icons LOVE (heart) Locus of magic power is deified
15 Rule/role: Early Spontaneous Slaying of Mother (persona) {13.5- (membership-
anima MYTHOLOGICAL- {15-17} Other
16.5} Self) – early
LITERAL {15-17}
Concrete-literal myths:
Emergence of Mythical - literal (mythic mem-
14 - transition - Birth of Hero
ego bership) {14-15}
ETHNOCENTRIC {14-17.5}
Overcoming in- 3. Intential-mind: 3b. Concept- Ego omnipotence transferred to
13 Concept Play Dragon fight
stincts power Self gods
3. MENTAL SELF 3a. Name-Self Omnipotence of ego challenged,
POWER (solar
12 Endocept (self-concept) PERSONA {12- security
plexus) {12-14}
{10.5-13.5} 17} Magic-mythic {12-13}
4G: Art, Aesthetics, Creativity – page 4
CONTRIBUTOR/
John Mark Baldwin Erich Neumann Ken Wilber
INVESTIGATOR WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(1861-1934) (1905-60) (1950- )
(birth/death dates)
Higher Creative Consciousness

Chakras
Self-sense:
TOPIC Aesthetic Stages Mythological Stages Psychological Stages Art (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
Cave art, dream
Oedipus/ Electra: imagery, surreal-
Symbol Separation of the
11 Csness - unc- ist Ego is locus of magic power
- transition - World Parents
sness MAGICAL IM-
AGERY {11-14}
Body-self narciss- 2b. Magical (Im- Egocentric, word magic, narcissistic
10 Image
ism age-body) Magical (typhonic) {10-11}
Feeling-expres-
2. Emotional-
sion 2. EMOTIONAL
sexual 2a. Typhonic
9 Impulse/ emotion None Maternal incest EMOTIONAL-EX- SELF ‘Self-object’
SEXUALITY (gen- (Pranic-body)
PRESSIVIST {9- {8-10.5}
itals) {9-11}
10}
8 - transition - Great Mother Magic Subject-object fusions
Hallucinatory wish-fulfillment
7 Exocept Wish-fulfillment 1c. Axial body
Archaic-magical {7-9}
6 Perception Uroboric Mother
Initial aesthetic
1b. Uroboric Undifferentiated, pleromatic
Alimentary impact
5 Sensation Uroboros BODY EGO {5.5- Archaic {5-6}
uroboros SENSORIMOTOR
12} EGOCENTRIC {5-13}
{5-8}
Matter: Molecular,
4 Uroboric fusion
polymer
1. Material 1a. Pleromatic
1. PHYSICAL SELF
3 Matter: Atomic Pleroma Pleromatic SURVIVAL (floor MATERIAL SELF
{3-7}
of pelvis) {3-8} {2.5-6}
Matter: Subatomic
2
- transition -
[Before matter/ 0. BEFORE CON-
1
Void] CEPTION {1-2}
Table 4H1: STAGES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT – Ethical/Moral Principles
These Studies (mainly by academic investigators) trace the development of Principles approach to Ethics and Morals in the Realm of Psyche Passages. Psyche Passages are the internal phases of
mental maturation that occur as we progress through the Stages of psychological development. Ethics is the discipline of determining what is good or bad, right or wrong. Morals are the social
standards derived from ethical inquiry. The Principles approach evaluates ethical systems based on how their principles are derived.
Howard Kirchen-
Jean Piaget Patricia King
John Mark Baldwin John Rawls Lawrence Kohlberg Jurgen Habermas baum
(1896-1980) Karen Kitchener
(1861-1934) (1921-2002) (1927-87) (1929- ) (~1940- )
(w/Buel) (~1950- )
Leland Howe
Domain of
Idea of the Good
TOPIC Ethical Levels Moral Stages Moral Positions Moral Judgment Validity (inclusive- Ethics Moral Character Critical Thinking
Life
ness)
Prominent exper-
imental psycho-
logist at Prin- Renowned Swiss
Harvard political Influential Har- Educational psy- Educational psy-
POSITION/ROLE ceton and Johns developmental Neo-Marxist German philosopher
philosopher vard psychologist chologist chologist
Hopkins. Co- psychologist
founder of Psych
Review.
Higher Principles

Baldwinian evol-
ution: Behaviors Justice as fair-
Organized child Applies values Promotes critical
that initially re- ness: How & Applied Piaget to
CONTRIBUTION/ cognitive devel- Comprehensive developmental model that omits the analysis to thinking for high
quire learning when citizens ob- moral develop-
SIGNIFICANCE opment into higher spiritual levels schoolroom set- school and col-
can be replaced liged to obey ment
series of stages. ting lege students
by evolved ge- laws
netics
Growth of Logical
PERTINENT Mental Develop- Stages of Ethical Developing Re-
Thinking (1958), Theory of Justice Values Clarifica-
WORKS/ STUDIES ment of Child & Development Structural Transformation of Public Sphere (1989) flective Judgment
Psychology of the (1971) tion (1995)
(date/s) Race (1895) (1991) (1994)
Child (1962)
IP 22-25, 201,
IP 78-82, 199,
WILBER SOURCE 208, 197-217 IP 45, 208 IP 45-47, 206 IP 82-3, 214, 216 IP 45, 208 IP 45, 206
217
correl
FUNDAMENTAL (Category source: IP 44-46, 115-18)
DEVELOPMENT-
AL SEQUENCE
(Wilber) *** Read columns below in order of increasing development: From bottom to top ***
[Beyond conscious-
38
ness/ Divine]
37 - transition -
36 Non-dual: Late
4H1: Ethical/Moral Principles – page 2
Howard Kirchen-
Jean Piaget Patricia King
John Mark Baldwin John Rawls Lawrence Kohlberg Jurgen Habermas baum
(1896-1980) Karen Kitchener
(1861-1934) (1921-2002) (1927-87) (1929- ) (~1940- )
(w/Buel) (~1950- )
Leland Howe
Domain of
Idea of the Good
TOPIC Ethical Levels Moral Stages Moral Positions Moral Judgment Validity (inclusive- Ethics Moral Character Critical Thinking
Life
ness)
Higher Principles

35 Non-dual: Middle
34 Non-dual: Early
33 - transition -
32 Causal: Late
Causal (formless):
31
Early
30 - transition -
29 Subtle: Late
Subtle (archetype):
28
Early
27 - transition -
26 Psychic: Late
Psychic (vision): 7. Universal spir-
25
Early itual
POST- POSTCON-
24 - transition - VENTIONAL
{23.5-beyond}
23 Vision/ logic: Late Synnomic
6. Universal eth- 7. Political free- All humans as Universal ethics
22 Vision/logic:Middle Ideal
ical dom world citizens of speech
All humans as
21 Vision/ logic: Early Ethical 6. Moral freedom Formalistic ethics Values-oriented 7. Synthesis
private persons
Morality of prin- 5. Prior rights/
20 - transition - (Autonomy) Legal freedom 6. Early synthesis
ciples social contract
4/5. Transition
POST- CONVEN- All legal associ- Rational natural
19 Formal: Late Autonomy 5. Civil liberties Contextualism
TIONAL{18.5- ates law
23.5}
4. Concrete mor- Members of the
18 Formal: Early Instrumental 4. Law & order ality/ secondary political com- Specific order Goal-oriented 5. Relativism
groups munity
4H1: Ethical/Moral Principles – page 3
Howard Kirchen-
Jean Piaget Patricia King
John Mark Baldwin John Rawls Lawrence Kohlberg Jurgen Habermas baum
(1896-1980) Karen Kitchener
(1861-1934) (1921-2002) (1927-87) (1929- ) (~1940- )
(w/Buel) (~1950- )
Leland Howe
Domain of
Idea of the Good
TOPIC Ethical Levels Moral Stages Moral Positions Moral Judgment Validity (inclusive- Ethics Moral Character Critical Thinking
Life
ness)
3. Approval of
3. Concrete mor- Group of primary
Morality of asso- others
17 - transition - Relativistic ality/ primary reference per- 4. Abstractions
ciation CONVENTIONAL
groups sons
{17-18.5}
2. Naïve hedon- 2. Hedonism un-
Dualistic (Socionomy) Rule-governed
Higher Principles

16 Rule/role: Late
ism der exchange
3. Personal im-
15 Rule/role: Early Heteronomy
pressions
1. Punishment/ 1. Hedonism un- Nature & social
14 - transition - (Heteronomy) Naïve hedonism
obedience der obedience environment
Morality of au- 2. Representa-
13 Concept Power-dependent
thority tional relations
12 Endocept
Symbol External neces- 1. Concrete cat-
11 (Anomy) 0. Magic wish
- transition - sity egory
10 Image Projective Anomy
PRE-CONVEN-
9 Impulse/ emotion Adual Physical
TIONAL {9-16}
8 - transition -
7 Exocept
6 Perception
5 Sensation
Matter: Molecular,
4
polymer
3 Matter: Atomic
Matter: Subatomic
2
- transition -
[Before matter/
1
Void]
Table 4H2: STAGES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT – Ethical/Moral Perspectives, Wilber
These Studies (by Wilber himself) trace the development of Perspectives approach to Ethics and Morals in the Realm of Psyche Passages. Psyche Passages are the internal phases of mental mat-
uration that occur as we progress through the Stages of psychological development. Ethics is the discipline of determining what is good or bad, right or wrong. Morals are the social standards
derived from ethical inquiry. The Perspectives approach measures ethical principles by their diversity of perspective and the degree of inclusiveness with which they are applied.
CONTRIBUTOR/
Ken Wilber Ken Wilber
INVESTIGATOR WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(1950- ) (1950- )
(birth/death dates)
Chakras
Self-sense:
TOPIC Moral Span Moral Impulse (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
POSITION/ROLE
CONTRIBUTION/
SIGNIFICANCE
PERTINENT
WORKS/ STUDIES
(date/s)
IP 92-100,102-8,
WILBER SOURCE IP 115-18, 197 IP 115-18, 197 IP 16-17, 199 IP 117, 197 IP 118-19, 198,207
Perspectives

197,205
Broadening

FUNDAMENTAL (Category source: IP 44-46, 115-18)


DEVELOPMENT-
AL SEQUENCE
(Wilber) *** Read columns below in order of increasing development: From bottom to top ***
[Beyond conscious- [00. AFTER
38
ness/ Divine] DEATH] {37-38}
37 - transition -
36 Non-dual: Late Constant consciousness
35 Non-dual: Middle Spirit & World Process
(Release of all Nondual mysticism: Union of form
[10. NON-DUAL]
34 Non-dual: Early Chakras in the 10. Non-dual & formless
{34-36}
Real) Non -dual (siddha) {34-36}
33 - transition -
Buddhic {32.5-
36}: All manifest
Always/already
& unmanifest
32 Causal: Late {32.5-36} Causal unity, cessation
reality (self-liber-
(sage/siddha)
ation in primordi-
al awareness)
4H2: Ethical/Moral Perspectives, Wilber – page 2
CONTRIBUTOR/
Ken Wilber Ken Wilber
INVESTIGATOR WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(1950- ) (1950- )
(birth/death dates)
Chakras
Broadening Perspectives

Self-sense:
TOPIC Moral Span Moral Impulse (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
9. CAUSAL (spir- Formless mysticism: Union with
Causal (formless): 9. Witness (pure
31 it) source of manifest realms
Early Self)
{31-33} Causal (formless, sage) {31-33)
(Higher Chakras
30 - transition - SPIRIT {29.5-36}
to cessation)
29 Subtle: Late Subtle realm unity, luminosity
Bodhisatvic
Panentheistic Deity mysticism: Union with creat-
{28-31}: All sen-
Subtle (archetype): [28-31}: All sen- 8. SUBTLE {27.5- 8. Subtle Self rix of gross realm
28 tient beings
Early tient beings in all 30} (Soul) Subtle (archetypal, saintly) {28-
(locus of
realms (saintly) 30},
Brahma-lokas)
7. Sahasrara:
Transcendental
27 - transition -
consciousness,
light
26 Psychic: Late
Nature mysticism: Union with World
Psychic (vision): WISDOM (crown 7. PSYCHIC (soul) Process, gross realm unity
25 7. Psychic Self
Early of head) {25-36} {24.5-26.5} Psychic (shamanic, yogic) {25-27}
THEOCENTRIC {25-36}
Shamanic
{23.5-27}: All
earthly beings Panenhenic
(locus of World {23.5-27}: All 6. Psychic mind: Developmentalism as World Pro-
24 - transition -
Soul). earthly beings vision (Ajna) cess
POST-POST-CON- (yogic)
VENTIONAL
{23.5-beyond}
23 Vision/ logic: Late SOUL {22.5-30} Cross-paradigmatic, dialectical
Integrates multiple contexts,
paradigmatic
22 Vision/logic:Middle
Holistic integralism (global) {22-
24}:
4H2: Ethical/Moral Perspectives, Wilber – page 3
CONTRIBUTOR/
Ken Wilber Ken Wilber
INVESTIGATOR WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(1950- ) (1950- )
(birth/death dates)
Chakras
Broadening Perspectives

Self-sense:
TOPIC Moral Span Moral Impulse (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
6. INTEGRATED
VISIONARY
(centaur) {21- 6. Centaur (ex-
THOUGHT (brow,
21 Vision/ logic: Early 23.5} istential, integ- Multiple contexts/ histories
third eye) {21-
rated Self)
24}

Worldcentric{2
0-22.5}: All of Us
-all humans
(locus of rational
Universal-global 5. Verbal-rational Pluralistic systems, dynamic
20 - transition - universal plural-
{20-22.5} mind Pluralistic relativism {20-21}
ism)
POST- CONVEN-
TIONAL {20-
22.5}
CENTAUR {19-
19 Formal: Late Static systems/ contexts
24}
5. MATURE EGO Static universal formalism
EXPRESSION (rational reflex-
18 Formal: Early Rational-reflexive 5. Mature ego Rational formalism {18-19}
(throat) {18-20} ive)
{17.5-20} WORLDCENTRIC {18.5-24}

4. Community-
17 - transition - Conventional 4c. Mythic - late Demythologizing, formalizing
mind: love
Sociocentric
{16-19}: Us -
family, group,
4b. Mythic -
tribe, nation Rationalization of mythic structures
16 Rule/role: Late middle
(locus of mythic/ Mythic–rational {16-17}
EGO {16-20}
membership)
CONVENTIONAL
(16-19}
4. ROLE SELF 4a. Mythic
Mythic-member- LOVE (heart) Locus of magic power is deified
15 Rule/role: Early (persona) {14.5- (membership-
ship {15-17} Other
16.5} Self) – early
4H2: Ethical/Moral Perspectives, Wilber – page 4
CONTRIBUTOR/
Ken Wilber Ken Wilber
INVESTIGATOR WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(1950- ) (1950- )
(birth/death dates)
Chakras
Self-sense:
TOPIC Moral Span Moral Impulse (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
Concrete-literal myths:
Mythical - literal (mythic mem-
14 - transition -
bership) {14-15}
ETHNOCENTRIC {14-17.5}
3. Intential-mind: 3b. Concept- Ego omnipotence transferred to
13 Concept Safety-power
power Self gods
3. MENTAL SELF 3a. Name-Self Omnipotence of ego challenged,
POWER (solar
12 Endocept (self-concept) PERSONA {12- security
plexus) {12-14}
{11.5-13.5} 17} Magic-mythic {12-13}
Perspectives
Broadening

Symbol
11 Hedonic Ego is locus of magic power
- transition -
2b. Magical (Im- Egocentric, word magic, narcissistic
10 Image Narcissism
age-body) Magical (typhonic) {10-11}
2. Emotional-
sexual 2a. Typhonic
9 Impulse/ emotion Magical ‘Self-object’
SEXUALITY (gen- (Pranic-body)
itals) {9-11}
2. EMOTIONAL
8 - transition - Impulsive SELF Subject-object fusions
{8-10.5}
Hallucinatory wish-fulfillment
7 Exocept 1c. Axial body
Archaic-magical {7-9}
6 Perception Self-only
1b. Uroboric Undifferentiated, pleromatic
5 Sensation Symbolic BODY EGO {5.5- Archaic {5-6}
12} EGOCENTRIC {5-13}
Egocentric {3-
15}: Me (locus of
Matter: Molecular,
4 bodily-self) Autistic
polymer
PRE-CONVEN-
TIONAL {3-15}
1. Material 1. PHYSICAL SELF 1a. Pleromatic
3 Matter: Atomic SURVIVAL (floor MATERIAL SELF
of pelvis) {3-8} {3-7} {2.5-6}
4H2: Ethical/Moral Perspectives, Wilber – page 5
CONTRIBUTOR/
Ken Wilber Ken Wilber
INVESTIGATOR WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(1950- ) (1950- )
(birth/death dates)
Chakras
Self-sense:
TOPIC Moral Span Moral Impulse (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
Matter: Subatomic
2
- transition -
[Before matter/ 0. BEFORE CON-
1
Void] CEPTION {1-2}
Table 4H3: STAGES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT – Ethical/Moral Perspectives, Modern Investigators
These Studies (by modern academic investigators) trace the development of Perspectives approach to Ethics and Morals in the Realm of Psyche Passages. Psyche Passages are the internal phases
of mental maturation that occur as we progress through the Stages of psychological development. Ethics is the discipline of determining what is good or bad, right or wrong. Morals are the so-
cial standards derived from ethical inquiry. The Perspectives approach measures ethical principles by their diversity of perspective and the degree of inclusiveness with which they are applied.
CONTRIBUTOR/ Suzanne Fredda Blanchard-
William G. Perry Ralph Turner Carol Gilligan Lee Anne Peck Dierdre Kramer Robert Selman Cheryl Armon
INVESTIGATOR Benack Fields
(~1930- ) (~1930- ) (1936- ) (~1950- ) (~1950- ) (~1950- ) (~1950 )
(birth/death dates) (~1950- ) (~1950- )
Empathy (willing-
Female Moral ness/ ability to as- Socio-emotional De- Social-Cognitive Role-taking [revised
TOPIC Self-outlook Social Role-taking Moral Motivation Stages of the Good
Stages sume another’s per- velopment Stages from Wilber]
spective)
Researcher in
Harvard educa- Prominent educa- Researcher in
Prominent social Harvard social adult social cog- Social psycholo-
POSITION/ROLE tional psycholo- [Cannot identify] tional psycholo- post-formal reas-
psychologist psychologist nition and prob- gist
gist gist oning in adults
lem-solving
Contextualism Developed influ-
Revised Kohlberg Influential work
Landmark study and dialecticism ential five-stage
CONTRIBUTION/ for female moral on assuming an-
on student devel- promote more sequence to pro-
SIGNIFICANCE stages: Care vs. other’s perspect-
Perspectives

opment fluid develop- mote tolerance in


Broadening

justice. ive
ment children
w/Commons.
Forms of Intellec-
Transformation in Adult Develop-
PERTINENT tual & Ethical De- Affective role-
Collective beha- In a Different Adult Develop- Clinical & Devel- ment (1990),
WORKS/ STUDIES velopment in taking model
vior (1972) Voice (1982) ment & Aging opmental Psy- Beyond Formal
(date/s) College Years (1980)
chology (1989) Operations
(1970)
(1984)
WILBER SOURCE IP 45, 172, 206 IP 207 IP 45, 208 IP 207 IP 212 IP 45, 206 IP 45, 206 IP 45, 208 IP 45, 207
FUNDAMENTAL (Category source: IP 44-46, 115-18)
DEVELOPMENT-
AL SEQUENCE
(Wilber) *** Read columns below in order of increasing development: From bottom to top ***
[Beyond conscious-
38
ness/ Divine]
37 - transition -
36 Non-dual: Late
35 Non-dual: Middle
34 Non-dual: Early
33 - transition -
32 Causal: Late
4H3: Ethical/Moral Perspectives, Modern – page 2
CONTRIBUTOR/ Suzanne Fredda Blanchard-
William G. Perry Ralph Turner Carol Gilligan Lee Anne Peck Dierdre Kramer Robert Selman Cheryl Armon
INVESTIGATOR Benack Fields
(~1930- ) (~1930- ) (1936- ) (~1950- ) (~1950- ) (~1950- ) (~1950 )
(birth/death dates) (~1950- ) (~1950- )
Empathy (willing-
Female Moral ness/ ability to as- Socio-emotional De- Social-Cognitive Role-taking [revised
Broadening Perspectives

TOPIC Self-outlook Social Role-taking Moral Motivation Stages of the Good


Stages sume another’s per- velopment Stages from Wilber]
spective)
Causal (formless):
31
Early
30 - transition -
29 Subtle: Late
Subtle (archetype):
28
Early
27 - transition -
26 Psychic: Late
Psychic (vision):
25
Early
24 - transition -
23 Vision/ logic: Late Social genius
7. Dynamic dia-
lecticism (integ-
8-9. Commit- 6. Integrative ration of cultural
6. Universal hol-
22 Vision/logic:Middle ment: Middle/ multiple per- & historical sys-
ism
late spectives tems into
evolving social
structures)
6-7. Commit- Hierarchical-in-
21 Vision/ logic: Early Contextualism 5. Autonomy
ment: Early tegrative
4-5. Subjective
relativism
Interactive em- 5. Multiple per- 6. Dynamic re- 5. Symbolic inter-
20 - transition - Rational-altruistic Willing/ Able POST- CONVEN-
pathy spectives lativism action
TIONAL {20-bey-
ond}
19 Formal: Late Pluralism Universal care 5. Static systems 4. Individual
3b. In-depth soci-
4. Early multiple 4. Static relativ- etal perspective-
18 Formal: Early 5. Relativism Interactive effect 4. Individuality
perspectives ism, pluralism taking (perspect-
ivism)
4H3: Ethical/Moral Perspectives, Modern – page 3
CONTRIBUTOR/ Suzanne Fredda Blanchard-
William G. Perry Ralph Turner Carol Gilligan Lee Anne Peck Dierdre Kramer Robert Selman Cheryl Armon
INVESTIGATOR Benack Fields
(~1930- ) (~1930- ) (1936- ) (~1950- ) (~1950- ) (~1950- ) (~1950 )
(birth/death dates) (~1950- ) (~1950- )
Empathy (willing-
Female Moral ness/ ability to as- Socio-emotional De- Social-Cognitive Role-taking [revised
TOPIC Self-outlook Social Role-taking Moral Motivation Stages of the Good
Stages sume another’s per- velopment Stages from Wilber]
spective)
3. Affective mu-
Third party re- 3. Multiple out- 3. Formism, tuality
17 - transition - 3-4. Multiplicity Care Willing/ unable 3a. Mutual
flexive comes mechanism CONVENTIONAL
{17-19}
Conformist (irra-
Third party non- 2. Instrumental
16 Rule/role: Late tional-conscien- 2. Self -reflective
reflexive egoism
Broadening Perspectives

tious)
2. Early multipli- 2. Dualist-abso-
15 Rule/role: Early 2. Pre-formism
city lutist
1. Radical egoism
Identificatory re- 1. Subjective
14 - transition - Unable PRE- CONVEN-
flexive (early)
TIONAL {9-16}
Expedient/ self- 1. One perspect-
13 Concept 1. Dualistic
protective ive
1. Undifferenti-
12 Endocept Selfish
ation
Symbol Identificatory,
11 Unwilling 0. Egocentric
- transition - non-reflexive
10 Image
9 Impulse/ emotion Amoral-impulsive
8 - transition -
7 Exocept
6 Perception
5 Sensation
Matter: Molecular,
4
polymer
3 Matter: Atomic
Matter: Subatomic
2
- transition -
[Before matter/
1
Void]
Table 4I: STAGES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT – Worldviews
These Studies (by various classic and modern investigators) trace the development of Worldviews in the Realm of Psyche Passages. Psyche Passages are the internal phases of mental maturation
that occur as we progress through the Stages of psychological development. A Worldview is a broad framework through which one perceives, interprets, and interacts with the world.
Clare Graves
Increasing Comprehensiveness

CONTRIBUTOR/
Ken Wilber John Mark Baldwin Melvin Miller (1914-86)
INVESTIGATOR WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(1950- ) (1861-1934) (~1940- ) Don Beck
(birth/death dates)
(~1940- )
Intermediate world- Chakras
Self-sense:
TOPIC Worldviews Dualism views (teleological/ Spiral Dynamics (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums
GENERAL/ specific
ateleo-/ antiteleo-) Wilber versions)
G: Union College
Prominent exper- psych prof. Ori-
imental psycho- ginator of Level
logist at Prin- Theory of Person-
POSITION/ROLE ceton and Johns ality.
Hopkins. Co- B: Foremost ex-
founder of Psych positor and de-
Review. veloper of
Graves model.
G: Sophisticated
cultural stage
Baldwinian evol-
model, used to il-
ution: Behaviors
lustrate corpor-
that initially re- Adult develop-
CONTRIBUTION/ ate- and govern-
quire learning ment in higher
SIGNIFICANCE ment-world dy-
can be replaced lines
namics.
by evolved ge-
B: Refined model
netics
into Spiral Dy-
namics
G: Cowan, Never
Thought & Creativity, Spir-
Ending Quest
PERTINENT Things (1906), ituality, Tran-
(2005)
WORKS/ STUDIES Mental Develop- scendence
B: Spiral Dynam-
(date/s) ment of Child & (1999) w/Cook-
ics (1996),
Race (1895) Greuter
w/Cowan
IP 78-82, 199, IP 41-2, 47-53, IP 92-100,102-8,
WILBER SOURCE IP 118-19, 198,207 IP 213 IP 16-17, 199 IP 117, 197
217 204 197,205
FUNDAMENTAL (Category source: IP 118-19)
DEVELOPMENT-
AL SEQUENCE
(Wilber) *** Read columns below in order of increasing development: From bottom to top ***
4I: Worldviews – page 2
Clare Graves
CONTRIBUTOR/
Ken Wilber John Mark Baldwin Melvin Miller (1914-86)
INVESTIGATOR WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(1950- ) (1861-1934) (~1940- ) Don Beck
(birth/death dates)
Comprehensiveness (~1940- )
Intermediate world- Chakras
Self-sense:
TOPIC Worldviews Dualism views (teleological/ Spiral Dynamics (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums
GENERAL/ specific
ateleo-/ antiteleo-) Wilber versions)
Increasing

[Beyond conscious- [00. AFTER


38
ness/ Divine] DEATH] {37-38}
37 - transition -
36 Non-dual: Late Constant consciousness
35 Non-dual: Middle Spirit & World Process
Nondual mysticism: Union of form (Release of all
[10. NON-DUAL]
34 Non-dual: Early & formless Chakras in the 10. Non-dual
{34-36}
Non -dual (siddha) {34-36} Real)
33 - transition -
32 Causal: Late Causal unity, cessation
Formless mysticism: Union with
Causal (formless): 9. CAUSAL (spir- 9. Witness (pure
31 source of manifest realms
Early it) {31-33} Self)
Causal (formless, sage) {31-33)
(Higher Chakras SPIRIT {29.5-bey-
30 - transition -
to cessation) ond}
29 Subtle: Late Subtle realm unity, luminosity
Deity mysticism: Union with creat-
Subtle (archetype): rix of gross realm 8. SUBTLE {26.5- 8. Subtle Self
28
Early Subtle (archetypal, saintly) {28- 30} (Soul)
30},
7. Sahasrara:
Transcendental
27 - transition -
consciousness,
light
26 Psychic: Late
Nature mysticism: Union with
World Process, gross realm unity WISDOM (crown
Psychic (vision): Pancalistic (non- 9. [next awaken- 7. PSYCHIC (soul)
25 Psychic (shamanic, yogic) {25- of head) {25- 7. Psychic Self
Early dual) ing] (coral) {23.5-26.5}
27} beyond}
THEOCENTRIC {25-beyond}
Developmentalism as World Pro- 6. Psychic mind:
24 - transition - SOUL {22.5-30}
cess vision (Ajna)
4I: Worldviews – page 3
Clare Graves
CONTRIBUTOR/
Ken Wilber John Mark Baldwin Melvin Miller (1914-86)
INVESTIGATOR WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(1950- ) (1861-1934) (~1940- ) Don Beck
(birth/death dates)
(~1940- )
Intermediate world- Chakras
Self-sense:
TOPIC Worldviews Dualism views (teleological/ Spiral Dynamics (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums
GENERAL/ specific
ateleo-/ antiteleo-) Wilber versions)
8. Holistic organ-
Comprehensiveness

23 Vision/ logic: Late Cross-paradigmatic, dialectical ism/ global (tur-


quoise)
Integrates multiple contexts,
Integrated the-
paradigmatic
22 Vision/logic:Middle ism/ existential-
Holistic integralism (global) {22-
ism/ pantheism
24}:
Increasing

6. INTEGRATED
VISIONARY
7. Systematic (centaur) {21- 6. Centaur (ex-
THOUGHT (brow,
21 Vision/ logic: Early Multiple contexts/ histories Good vs. bad process/ integrat- 23.5} istential, integ-
third eye) {21-
ive (yellow) rated Self)
24}

6. Social net-
Pluralistic systems, dynamic 5. Verbal-rational
20 - transition - work/ Relativistic
Pluralistic relativism {20-21} mind
(green)
Humanism/ skep- CENTAUR {19-
19 Formal: Late Static systems/ contexts
ticism/ nihilism 24}
5. Strategic en-
Static universal formalism terprise/ Indi- 5. MATURE EGO
EXPRESSION
18 Formal: Early Rational formalism {18-19} Truth vs. falsity vidualistic- (rational reflex- 5. Mature ego
(throat) {18-20}
WORLDCENTRIC {17.5-24} achiever (or- ive) {16.5-20}
ange)
Mythic theism/
4. Community-
17 - transition - Demythologizing, formalizing Self vs. not-self stoicism/ mech- 4c. Mythic - late
mind: love
anism
4b. Mythic -
Rationalization of mythic structures
16 Rule/role: Late middle
Mythic–rational {16-17}
EGO {16-20}
4. Authority/ Ab- 4. ROLE SELF 4a. Mythic
Locus of magic power is deified LOVE (heart)
15 Rule/role: Early Mind vs. body solutist-religious (persona) {13.5- (membership-
Other {15-17}
(blue) 16.5} Self) – early
4I: Worldviews – page 4
Clare Graves
CONTRIBUTOR/
Ken Wilber John Mark Baldwin Melvin Miller (1914-86)
INVESTIGATOR WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(1950- ) (1861-1934) (~1940- ) Don Beck
(birth/death dates)
(~1940- )
Intermediate world- Chakras
Self-sense:
TOPIC Worldviews Dualism views (teleological/ Spiral Dynamics (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums
GENERAL/ specific
ateleo-/ antiteleo-) Wilber versions)
Comprehensiveness

Concrete-literal myths:
Mythical - literal (mythic mem-
14 - transition -
bership) {14-15}
ETHNOCENTRIC {14-17.5}
Ego omnipotence transferred to 3. Intential-mind: 3b. Concept-
13 Concept
Increasing

gods power Self


Omnipotence of ego challenged, 3. MENTAL SELF 3a. Name-Self
3. Strong-man/ POWER (solar
12 Endocept security (self-concept) PERSONA {12-
Power-gods (red) plexus) {12-14}
Magic-mythic {12-13} {10.5-13.5} 17}
Symbol
11 Ego is locus of magic power Inner vs. outer
- transition -
Egocentric, word magic, narcissist-
2b. Magical (Im-
10 Image ic
age-body)
Magical (typhonic) {10-11}
2. Emotional-
2. EMOTIONAL
2. Tribe/ Magical- sexual 2a. Typhonic
9 Impulse/ emotion ‘Self-object’ SELF
animistic (purple) SEXUALITY (gen- (Pranic-body)
{8-10.5}
itals) {9-11}
8 - transition - Subject-object fusions
Hallucinatory wish-fulfillment Present vs. per-
7 Exocept 1c. Axial body
Archaic-magical {7-9} sisting
6 Perception Animistic
Undifferentiated, pleromatic 1. Survival band/ 1b. Uroboric
5 Sensation Archaic {5-6} Adualistic Instinctive BODY EGO {5.5-
EGOCENTRIC {5-13} (beige) 12}
Matter: Molecular,
4
polymer
1. Material 1a. Pleromatic
1. PHYSICAL SELF
3 Matter: Atomic SURVIVAL (floor MATERIAL SELF
{3-7}
of pelvis) {3-8} {2.5-6}
Matter: Subatomic
2
- transition -
4I: Worldviews – page 5
Clare Graves
CONTRIBUTOR/
Ken Wilber John Mark Baldwin Melvin Miller (1914-86)
INVESTIGATOR WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(1950- ) (1861-1934) (~1940- ) Don Beck
(birth/death dates)
(~1940- )
Intermediate world- Chakras
Self-sense:
TOPIC Worldviews Dualism views (teleological/ Spiral Dynamics (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums
GENERAL/ specific
ateleo-/ antiteleo-) Wilber versions)
[Before matter/ 0. BEFORE CON-
1
Void] CEPTION {1-2}
Table 5: STAGES AND STRUCTURES OF PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
These Studies trace human development in the internal Realm of Body Passages. Body Passages are the internal phases of physical enlivenment that occur as we awaken, activate, engage, and
connect the energy centers of our body.
CONTRIBUTOR/ Traditional
Traditional Traditional Ken Wilber
INVESTIGATOR Chiropractic Hinduism + alternat-
Hinduism Hindusim (1950- )
(birth/death dates) ive medicine
Chakras Chakras Chakras Chakras
TOPIC Spinal regions
(physical locus) (bodily systems) (worldview) (mental/spiritual)
Increasing Physical

POSITION/ROLE
CONTRIBUTION/
Enlivenment

SIGNIFICANCE
Easley, Naturo-
PERTINENT Judith: Eastern pathic Medicine
WORKS/ STUDIES Body, Western (2006).
(date/s) Mind (1996) Brennan, Hands
of Light (1980)
WILBER SOURCE IP 16-17, 199
FUNDAMENTAL (Category source: IP 16-17)
DEVELOPMENT-
AL SEQUENCE
(Wilber) *** Read columns below in order of increasing development: From bottom to top ***
[Beyond conscious-
38
ness/ Divine]
37 - transition -
36 Non-dual: Late
35 Non-dual: Middle
(Release of all
34 Non-dual: Early Chakras in the
Real)
33 - transition -
32 Causal: Late
Causal (formless):
31
Early
(Higher Chakras
30 - transition -
to cessation)
29 Subtle: Late
Subtle (archetype):
28
Early
5: Physical Stages & Structures – page 2
CONTRIBUTOR/ Traditional
Traditional Traditional Ken Wilber
INVESTIGATOR Chiropractic Hinduism + alternat-
Hinduism Hindusim (1950- )
(birth/death dates) ive medicine
Chakras Chakras Chakras Chakras
TOPIC Spinal regions
(physical locus) (bodily systems) (worldview) (mental/spiritual)
Increasing Physical

7. Sahasrara:
Transcendental
27 - transition -
consciousness,
Enlivenment

light
26 Psychic: Late
Psychic (vision): Crown of head Central nervous Wisdom {25-bey-
25 Cranial joints
Early {25-beyond} system ond}
6. Psychic mind:
24 - transition -
vision (Ajna)
23 Vision/ logic: Late
22 Vision/logic:Middle
Upper neck:
Brow, third eye Visionary thought
21 Vision/ logic: Early Atlas, axis, occi- Nervous system
{21-24} {21-24}
put
5. Verbal-rational
20 - transition -
mind
19 Formal: Late
Expression {18-
18 Formal: Early Throat {18-20} Lower neck Respiratory
20}
4. Community-
17 - transition -
mind: love
16 Rule/role: Late
Upper spine,
15 Rule/role: Early Heart {15-17} Circulatory Love {15-17}
chest
14 - transition -
3. Intential-mind:
13 Concept
power
Solar plexus {12- Digestive, im-
12 Endocept Mid-spine Power {12-14}
14} mune
Symbol
11
- transition -
10 Image
5: Physical Stages & Structures – page 3
CONTRIBUTOR/ Traditional
Traditional Traditional Ken Wilber
INVESTIGATOR Chiropractic Hinduism + alternat-
Hinduism Hindusim (1950- )
(birth/death dates) ive medicine
Chakras Chakras Chakras Chakras
TOPIC Spinal regions
(physical locus) (bodily systems) (worldview) (mental/spiritual)
2. Emotional-
9 Impulse/ emotion Genitals {9-11} Low back, hips Reproductive Sexuality {9-11} sexual

8 - transition -
7 Exocept
Increasing Physical

6 Perception
5 Sensation
Enlivenment

Matter: Molecular,
4
polymer
Base of spine, Skeletal, lymph,
3 Matter: Atomic Pelvic floor {3-8} Survival {3-8} 1. Material
legs, feet elimination
Matter: Subatomic
2
- transition -
[Before matter/
1
Void]
Table 6A: SPIRITUAL STAGES & STATES – Eastern Mystics
These Studies (from various Eastern traditions) trace the development of mystical experiences in the internal Realm of Spirit Passages. Spirit Passages are the internal phases of spiritual awaken-
ing that occur as we pass through the Stages and States of spiritual development. Mysticism is the pursuit of consciousness, communion, or identity with the Divine through direct experience and
revealed insight. The mystic seeks direct encounter with God or God-like essence – as the ultimate source of knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.
Maharishi Mahesh
CONTRIBUTOR/ Traditional Samad- Highest Yoga Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Ar- Hazrat Inayat Khan
Patanjali Mahamudra Yogi (1917-) CORRELATIVE
INVESTIGATOR his Tantra abi
(~200 BC- 400 AD) (~800 AD) Charles Alexander STRUCTURES
(birth/death dates) (~1500 BC) (~500 BC) (1165-1240) (1882-1927)
(~1950-)
Chakras
Highest Contem- Levels of Conscious- Stages of Tibetan Transcendental
TOPIC Yoga Sutras Sufi Stations of Zikr Sufism (TRADITIONAL &
plative States ness/Skandhs meditation Meditation
Wilber versions)
P: Semi-mythical
Esoteric Arab mystic.
Complete control founder of yoga. Most widespread
Buddhism. Pivotal in per- M: Brought TM to
over the func- Y: Aphorisms on practice in Founder of Uni-
POSITION/ROLE Greatest of manent split West. Beatles.
tions of con- philosophy & Tibetan versal Sufism.
Buddha’s four between Sufism A: TM interpreter.
sciousness practice of Raja Buddhism
secret discourses and Islam.
Yoga
Transcendental
Works to directly Meditation (TM):
reveal emptiness Popular, widely-
Consciousness

State of undiffer- Raja yoga: Tam- Emphasized mys-


to one's own dir- syndicated Vedic
CONTRIBUTION/ entiated being- ing the body thru
ect experience in
tic experience
Unification of meditative tech-
ness, conscious- self- discipline to (Sufism) over law
Higher

SIGNIFICANCE ness without one's own mind, spiritual truths nique


achieve higher (Islam). Perman-
by meditating A: Applied devel-
thinking states ent split
directly on one's opmental psy-
own mind. chology to the
practice of TM,
M: Science of Be-
ing & Art of Liv-
PERTINENT Cozort, Highest ing (1963). A:
Yoga Sutras Journey to the Inner Life
WORKS/ STUDIES Yoga Tantra Higher Stages of
(~200 AD) Lord of Power (~1920)
(date/s) (1986) Human Develop-
ment (1990)
w/Langer.
IP 27, 201, 211
WILBER SOURCE IP 132, 210 IP 131-32, 210 IP 211 IP 131, 209 IP 210 IP 141-42, 209 (see Table 4F2, IP 16-17, 199
Cognition)
6A: Eastern mystics – page 2
Maharishi Mahesh
CONTRIBUTOR/ Traditional Samad- Highest Yoga Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Ar- Hazrat Inayat Khan
Patanjali Mahamudra Yogi (1917-) CORRELATIVE
INVESTIGATOR his Tantra abi
(~200 BC- 400 AD) (~800 AD) Charles Alexander STRUCTURES
(birth/death dates) (~1500 BC) (~500 BC) (1165-1240) (1882-1927)
(~1950-)
Chakras
Highest Contem- Levels of Conscious- Stages of Tibetan Transcendental
TOPIC Yoga Sutras Sufi Stations of Zikr Sufism (TRADITIONAL &
plative States ness/Skandhs meditation Meditation
Higher Consciousness

Wilber versions)
FUNDAMENTAL (Category source: IP 129-36, 139-42, 264-65)
DEVELOPMENT-
AL SEQUENCE
(Wilber) *** Read columns below in order of increasing development: From bottom to top ***
[Beyond conscious-
38
ness/ Divine]
37 - transition -

Post-enlighten-
36 Non-dual: Late ment Unity of con-
NON-MEDITATION Non-dual
BHAVA {36-bey- sciousness
ond}
35 Non-dual: Middle Unity form/ form- Refined perman-
Nonmeditation
less ence
[9.] CLEAR LIGHT (Release of all
34 Non-dual: Early One Taste ONE-TASTE {34- Absolute csness
EMPTINESS {34- Raincloud Permanence Chakras in the
SAHAJA {34-35} 35} (zat)
36} Real)
33 - transition - WITNESS {33-
Post-nirvana Emptiness A returned one Formless
36}
Black near-at-
32 Causal: Late : dirodh, nirvana Cessation (niro- Cessation (djab-
tainment (cessa- Cessation Gnosis
JNANA {32-33} hd) rut)
tion)
Causal (formless): Cessation SIMPLICITY {31- Transcendental
31 Witness-totality Witness (wahdat)
Early NIRVIKALPA 33} consciousness
[8.] VERY SUBTLE
30 - transition - Oneness of Divine luminosity (Higher Chakras
CONSCIOUSNESS Bliss
buddhi (arwah) to cessation)
(causal) {30-33}
29 Subtle: Late Archetypal
Archetypal form Shining forth Luminosity Divine light
(akasha)
Deity form, lu-
Subtle (archetype): minosity Subtle percep-
28 Red increase Luminosity Ascending sights Soul (angelic)
Early SAVIKALPA {28- tion
29}
6A: Eastern mystics – page 3
Maharishi Mahesh
CONTRIBUTOR/ Traditional Samad- Highest Yoga Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Ar- Hazrat Inayat Khan
Patanjali Mahamudra Yogi (1917-) CORRELATIVE
INVESTIGATOR his Tantra abi
(~200 BC- 400 AD) (~800 AD) Charles Alexander STRUCTURES
(birth/death dates) (~1500 BC) (~500 BC) (1165-1240) (1882-1927)
(~1950-)
Chakras
Highest Contem- Levels of Conscious- Stages of Tibetan Transcendental
TOPIC Yoga Sutras Sufi Stations of Zikr Sufism (TRADITIONAL &
plative States ness/Skandhs meditation Meditation
Wilber versions)
Higher Consciousness

7. Sahasrara:
27 - transition - White appear- Subtle percep- Transcendental
Gross union Vision-wholeness
ance (luminosity) tion consciousness,
light
[7.] SUBTLE CON-
26 Psychic: Late ONE-POINTED- Vision-mind
SCIOUSNESS
NESS {26-30} (malkut)
{26-29}
Psychic (vision): WISDOM (crown
25 Intellect in holy
Early One-pointedness Access Djinn (genius) of head) {25-bey-
forms
ond}
24 - transition - Dissolution of MEDITATION {24- 6. Psychic mind:
gross csness 36} vision (Ajna)
23 Vision/ logic: Late Recollection
(dhyana)
Idealistic-person
22 Vision/logic:Middle Meditative Integral ideas (universal prin-
csness
ciples)
VISIONARY
21 Vision/ logic: Early Supramental Universal ethical THOUGHT (brow,
principles third eye) {21-
24}
20 - transition - FOUNDATIONS 5. Verbal-rational
{20-23} mind
19 Formal: Late Universal order
80 mental con-
ceptions
Cleansing, re- Artistic-person
18 Formal: Early [6.] OVERALL EXPRESSION
straint (pranay- (beyond conven-
GROSS CON- (throat) {18-20}
ana) tions)
SCIOUSNESS
{18-23}
17 - transition - 4. Community-
Right beliefs
mind: love
16 Rule/role: Late Surface signs
6A: Eastern mystics – page 4
Maharishi Mahesh
CONTRIBUTOR/ Traditional Samad- Highest Yoga Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Ar- Hazrat Inayat Khan
Patanjali Mahamudra Yogi (1917-) CORRELATIVE
INVESTIGATOR his Tantra abi
(~200 BC- 400 AD) (~800 AD) Charles Alexander STRUCTURES
(birth/death dates) (~1500 BC) (~500 BC) (1165-1240) (1882-1927)
(~1950-)
Chakras
Highest Contem- Levels of Conscious- Stages of Tibetan Transcendental
TOPIC Yoga Sutras Sufi Stations of Zikr Sufism (TRADITIONAL &
plative States ness/Skandhs meditation Meditation
Wilber versions)

15 Rule/role: Early LOVE (heart) {15-


17}
14 - transition -

5. GROSS MEN-
13 Concept Material-person 3. Intential-mind:
TAL CONSCIOUS-
(earthly gain) power
NESS {13-16}
12 Endocept POWER (solar
plexus) {12-14}
Beliefs of gross
Consciousness

Symbol mind
11
- transition - CONCEPTS {13-
Higher

19}
10 Image

2. Emotional-
9 Impulse/ emotion 4. EMOTION-IM- sexual
Animal world
AGE {9-10} SEXUALITY (gen-
itals) {9-11}
8 - transition - Mundane-person
(bodily desires)
7 Exocept 3.
6 Perception PERCEPTION-IM-
Animal
PULSE {7-9}
5 Sensation 2. SENSATION Vegetal world Vegetable
Matter: Molecular,
4
polymer

1. Material
3 Matter: Atomic 1. FORM {3-4} Mineral world Matter (nasut) SURVIVAL (floor
of pelvis) {3-8}
Matter: Subatomic
2
- transition -
6A: Eastern mystics – page 5
Maharishi Mahesh
CONTRIBUTOR/ Traditional Samad- Highest Yoga Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Ar- Hazrat Inayat Khan
Patanjali Mahamudra Yogi (1917-) CORRELATIVE
INVESTIGATOR his Tantra abi
(~200 BC- 400 AD) (~800 AD) Charles Alexander STRUCTURES
(birth/death dates) (~1500 BC) (~500 BC) (1165-1240) (1882-1927)
(~1950-)
Chakras
Highest Contem- Levels of Conscious- Stages of Tibetan Transcendental
TOPIC Yoga Sutras Sufi Stations of Zikr Sufism (TRADITIONAL &
plative States ness/Skandhs meditation Meditation
Wilber versions)
[Before matter/
1
Void]
Table 6B: SPIRITUAL STAGES & STATES – Christian Mystics (West/East)
These Studies (from Western and mid-Eastern Christian traditions) trace the development of mystical experiences in the internal Realm of Spirit Passages. Spirit Passages are the internal phases
of spiritual awakening that occur as we pass through the Stages and States of spiritual development. Mysticism is the pursuit of consciousness, communion, or identity with the Divine through
direct experience and revealed insight. The mystic seeks direct encounter with God or God-like essence – as the ultimate source of knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.
Eastern Orthodox St. Gregory
CONTRIBUTOR/ Dionysius the Areo-
St. Gregory of Nyssa (~1100 AD) Palamas St. Teresa of Avila Great Chain of CORRELATIVE
INVESTIGATOR pagite (pseud.)
(~335-94 AD) John Chirban (~1300 AD) (1515-82) Being STRUCTURES
(birth/death dates) (~452-91 AD)
(~1950- )
Chakras
[Spiritual orienta- Stages of Interior
TOPIC [Spiritual States] [Levels of prayer] [Spiritual States] (TRADITIONAL &
tion] Life
Wilber versions)
Mystical, neo-pla- Christianity of
tonic writings ori- Byzantine Em-
Christian bishop
ginally ascribed pire. Separated Greek Orthodox
POSITION/ROLE from region of Spanish mystic
to judge of Areo- from Western hermit/ mystic
Turkey.
pagus converted Church by
by Paul in Acts 7 schism of 1054
Monastic reform
Because God be- Classical/mediev-
Doctrines of the based on abso-
came human, hu- al conception of
CONTRIBUTION/ Trinity, infinitude lute poverty. Out-
mans can experi- hierarchy of uni-
SIGNIFICANCE of God, & stages lines stages of
ence God in a liv- verse, from mat-
Consciousness

of contemplation ascent of the


ing way ter to God
soul
Lucretius, On the
Higher

Nature of Things
PERTINENT John Chirban, John Meyendorff,
Autobiography (~55 BC). Love-
WORKS/ STUDIES Life of Moses Personhood St Gregory Pala-
(~1567) joy, The Great
(date/s) (1996) mas (1997)
Chain of Being
(1933)
IP 67-69, 199,
WILBER SOURCE IP 211 IP 131, 211 IP 131, 211 IP 210 IP 156, 211 IP 16-17, 199
200, 211
FUNDAMENTAL (Category source: IP 129-36, 139-42, 264-65)
DEVELOPMENT-
AL SEQUENCE
(Wilber) *** Read columns below in order of increasing development: From bottom to top ***
[Beyond conscious-
38
ness/ Divine]
37 - transition -
36 Non-dual: Late
35 Non-dual: Middle
6B: Christian Mystics, West/East -- – page 2
Eastern Orthodox St. Gregory
CONTRIBUTOR/ Dionysius the Areo-
St. Gregory of Nyssa (~1100 AD) Palamas St. Teresa of Avila Great Chain of CORRELATIVE
INVESTIGATOR pagite (pseud.)
(~335-94 AD) John Chirban (~1300 AD) (1515-82) Being STRUCTURES
(birth/death dates) (~452-91 AD)
(~1950- )
Chakras
[Spiritual orienta- Stages of Interior
TOPIC [Spiritual States] [Levels of prayer] [Spiritual States] (TRADITIONAL &
Higher Consciousness

tion] Life
Wilber versions)
(Release of all
34 Non-dual: Early Chakras in the
Real)
(CLOUD OF UN- 7. Spiritual mar-
33 - transition - Darkness
KNOWING) riage
6. Cessation
32 Causal: Late Luminous Illumination
(formless)
Oneness With
Causal (formless): Glorious nothing-
31 Not seeing God Formless
Early ness
THEOSIS
PRAYER OF UNI- SPIRIT {28.5- (Higher Chakras
30 - transition - Luminosity
ON beyond} to cessation)
29 Subtle: Late Theosis
5. Prayer of uni-
Subtle (archetype): PRAYER OF QUIET Luminosity
28 Light Divine light on (ego dies,
Early (unification) LIGHT DIVINE
soul emerges)
7. Sahasrara:
Transcendental
27 - transition - Purification
consciousness,
light
26 Psychic: Late Recollection Early visions
PRAYER OF RE- WISDOM (crown
Psychic (vision): Detachment 4. Prayer of re-
25 COLLECTION (il- of head) {25-bey-
Early APATHEIA collection
lumination) ond}
6. Psychic mind:
24 - transition - Faith in God [purification] Vision
vision (Ajna)
23 Vision/ logic: Late
22 Vision/logic:Middle SOUL {20.5-31}
VISIONARY
Turning toward
THOUGHT (brow,
21 Vision/ logic: Early spiritual
third eye) {21-
METANOIA
24}
6B: Christian Mystics, West/East -- – page 3
Eastern Orthodox St. Gregory
CONTRIBUTOR/ Dionysius the Areo-
St. Gregory of Nyssa (~1100 AD) Palamas St. Teresa of Avila Great Chain of CORRELATIVE
INVESTIGATOR pagite (pseud.)
(~335-94 AD) John Chirban (~1300 AD) (1515-82) Being STRUCTURES
(birth/death dates) (~452-91 AD)
(~1950- )
Chakras
[Spiritual orienta- Stages of Interior
TOPIC [Spiritual States] [Levels of prayer] [Spiritual States] (TRADITIONAL &
tion] Life
Wilber versions)
PRAYER OF MIND 5. Verbal-rational
20 - transition -
(subvocal) mind
Higher Consciousness

19 Formal: Late
3. Exemplary life
Preliminary ori-
2. Practice, pray- EXPRESSION
18 Formal: Early Darkness of sin entation
er (throat) {18-20}
IMAGE
1. Humility
4. Community-
17 - transition -
mind: love
PRAYER OF SIM-
16 Rule/role: Late
PLICITY (vocal)
LOVE (heart) {15-
15 Rule/role: Early
17}
14 - transition -
3. Intential-mind:
13 Concept
power
POWER (solar
12 Endocept
plexus) {12-14}
Symbol
11
- transition -
10 Image
2. Emotional-
sexual
9 Impulse/ emotion MIND {7.5-23}
SEXUALITY (gen-
itals) {9-11}
8 - transition -
7 Exocept
6 Perception
5 Sensation BODY {3.5-11.5}
Matter: Molecular,
4
polymer
6B: Christian Mystics, West/East -- – page 4
Eastern Orthodox St. Gregory
CONTRIBUTOR/ Dionysius the Areo-
St. Gregory of Nyssa (~1100 AD) Palamas St. Teresa of Avila Great Chain of CORRELATIVE
INVESTIGATOR pagite (pseud.)
(~335-94 AD) John Chirban (~1300 AD) (1515-82) Being STRUCTURES
(birth/death dates) (~452-91 AD)
(~1950- )
Chakras
[Spiritual orienta- Stages of Interior
TOPIC [Spiritual States] [Levels of prayer] [Spiritual States] (TRADITIONAL &
tion] Life
Wilber versions)
1. Material
3 Matter: Atomic MATTER {3.5-5} SURVIVAL (floor
of pelvis) {3-8}
Matter: Subatomic
2
- transition -
[Before matter/
1
Void]
Table 6C: SPIRITUAL STAGES & STATES – Classic Investigators
These Studies (from academic and esoteric investigators of the early 1900’s) trace development in the internal Realm of Spirit Passages. Spirit Passages are the internal phases of spiritual
awakening that occur as we pass through the Stages and States of spiritual development. The work of esoteric Western spiritualists derives primarily from Eastern mystical traditions (Table 6A).
CONTRIBUTOR/
John Mark Baldwin Evelyn Underhill Karl Jaspers
INVESTIGATOR WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(1861-1934) (1875-1941) (1883-1969)
(birth/death dates)
Existential-
Chakras
phenomenological Self-sense:
TOPIC Religious Stages Christian Mysticism (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
reduction GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
(meditative thinking)
Prominent exper-
imental psycho-
logist at Prin- English meta- German psychi-
POSITION/ROLE ceton and Johns physical author, atrist/ philosoph-
Hopkins. Co- novelist and poet er
founder of Psych
Higher Consciousness

Review.
Baldwinian evol-
ution: Behaviors
Effective pop- Diagnose psychi-
that initially re-
CONTRIBUTION/ ularizer of medi- atric symptoms
quire learning
SIGNIFICANCE eval and Catholic by their form, not
can be replaced
sprituality content.
by evolved ge-
netics
PERTINENT Mental Develop-
Philosophy & Ex-
WORKS/ STUDIES ment of Child & Mysticism (1911)
istence (1938)
(date/s) Race (1895)
IP 78-82, 199, IP 92-100,102-8,
WILBER SOURCE IP 133, 209 IP 204 IP 16-17, 199 IP 117, 197 IP 118-19, 198,207
217 197,205
FUNDAMENTAL (Category source: IP 129-36, 139-42, 264-65)
DEVELOPMENT-
AL SEQUENCE
(Wilber) *** Read columns below in order of increasing development: From bottom to top ***
[Beyond conscious- [00. AFTER
38
ness/ Divine] DEATH] {37-38}
37 - transition -
36 Non-dual: Late Constant consciousness
35 Non-dual: Middle Spirit & World Process
6C: Spiritual Stages & States, Classic Investigators – page 2
CONTRIBUTOR/
John Mark Baldwin Evelyn Underhill Karl Jaspers
INVESTIGATOR WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(1861-1934) (1875-1941) (1883-1969)
(birth/death dates)
Existential-
Chakras
phenomenological Self-sense:
TOPIC Religious Stages Christian Mysticism (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
Higher Consciousness

reduction GENERAL/ specific


Wilber versions)
(meditative thinking)
(Release of all Nondual mysticism: Union of form
[10. NON-DUAL]
34 Non-dual: Early Union Chakras in the 10. Non-dual & formless
{34-36}
Real) Non -dual (siddha) {34-36}
Dark night
33 - transition - DIVINE MYSTI-
CISM {33-36}
Divine ignorance
32 Causal: Late Causal unity, cessation
(cessation)
Formless mysticism: Union with
Causal (formless): Divine love (con- 9. CAUSAL (spir- 9. Witness (pure
31 source of manifest realms
Early templation) it) {31-33} Self)
Causal (formless, sage) {31-33)
(Higher Chakras SPIRIT {29.5-
30 - transition - Luminosity
to cessation) beyond}
Recollection (ar-
29 Subtle: Late Subtle realm unity, luminosity
chetypal)
Deity mysticism: Union with creat-
METAPHYSICAL
Subtle (archetype): 8. SUBTLE {26.5- 8. Subtle Self rix of gross realm
28 MYSTICISM {28-
Early 30} (Soul) Subtle (archetypal, saintly) {28-
32}
30},
7. Sahasrara:
Lateral expan-
Transcendental
27 - transition - sion of con-
consciousness,
sciousness
light
Union with
26 Psychic: Late
stream of life
Nature mysticism: Union with World
WISDOM (crown Process, gross realm unity
Psychic (vision): NATURE MYSTI- 7. PSYCHIC (soul)
25 of head) {25- 7. Psychic Self
Early CISM: {25-27} {23.5-26.5} Psychic (shamanic, yogic) {25-27}
beyond}
THEOCENTRIC {25-beyond}
6. Psychic mind: Developmentalism as World Pro-
24 - transition - SOUL {22.5-30}
vision (Ajna) cess
23 Vision/ logic: Late Immediacy Cross-paradigmatic, dialectical
6C: Spiritual Stages & States, Classic Investigators – page 3
CONTRIBUTOR/
John Mark Baldwin Evelyn Underhill Karl Jaspers
INVESTIGATOR WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(1861-1934) (1875-1941) (1883-1969)
(birth/death dates)
Existential-
Chakras
phenomenological Self-sense:
TOPIC Religious Stages Christian Mysticism (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
reduction GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
(meditative thinking)
Higher Consciousness

Integrates multiple contexts,


Contemplative il- 4. True meditat- paradigmatic
22 Vision/logic:Middle
lumination ive Holistic integralism (global) {22-
24}:
6. INTEGRATED
VISIONARY
(centaur) {21- 6. Centaur (ex-
Aesthetic-reli- THOUGHT (brow,
21 Vision/ logic: Early 3. Temporal 23.5} istential, integ- Multiple contexts/ histories
gious third eye) {21-
rated Self)
24}

5. Verbal-rational Pluralistic systems, dynamic


20 - transition - 2. Conceptual
mind Pluralistic relativism {20-21}
CENTAUR {19-
19 Formal: Late 1. Empirical Static systems/ contexts
24}
5. MATURE EGO Static universal formalism
EXPRESSION
18 Formal: Early Ethical 2 (rational reflex- 5. Mature ego Rational formalism {18-19}
(throat) {18-20}
ive) {16.5-20} WORLDCENTRIC {17.5-24}
4. Community-
17 - transition - Ethical 1 4c. Mythic - late Demythologizing, formalizing
mind: love
4b. Mythic -
Rationalization of mythic structures
16 Rule/role: Late Intellectual middle
Mythic–rational {16-17}
EGO {16-20}
4. ROLE SELF 4a. Mythic
LOVE (heart) Locus of magic power is deified
15 Rule/role: Early (persona) {13.5- (membership-
{15-17} Other
16.5} Self) – early
Concrete-literal myths:
Conceptual faith Mythical - literal (mythic mem-
14 - transition -
& beliefs bership) {14-15}
ETHNOCENTRIC {14-17.5}
3. Intential-mind: 3b. Concept- Ego omnipotence transferred to
13 Concept
power Self gods
3. MENTAL SELF 3a. Name-Self Omnipotence of ego challenged,
POWER (solar
12 Endocept (self-concept) PERSONA {12- security
plexus) {12-14}
{10.5-13.5} 17} Magic-mythic {12-13}
6C: Spiritual Stages & States, Classic Investigators – page 4
CONTRIBUTOR/
John Mark Baldwin Evelyn Underhill Karl Jaspers
INVESTIGATOR WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUCTURES
(1861-1934) (1875-1941) (1883-1969)
(birth/death dates)
Existential-
Chakras
phenomenological Self-sense:
TOPIC Religious Stages Christian Mysticism (TRADITIONAL & Fulcrums Worldviews
reduction GENERAL/ specific
Wilber versions)
(meditative thinking)
Symbol
11 Ego is locus of magic power
- transition -
Spontaneous 2b. Magical (Im- Egocentric, word magic, narcissistic
10 Image
(magical) age-body) Magical (typhonic) {10-11}
2. Emotional-
2. EMOTIONAL
sexual 2a. Typhonic
9 Impulse/ emotion Physical SELF ‘Self-object’
SEXUALITY (gen- (Pranic-body)
{8-10.5}
itals) {9-11}
8 - transition - Subject-object fusions
Hallucinatory wish-fulfillment
Consciousness

7 Exocept 1c. Axial body


Archaic-magical {7-9}
6 Perception
Higher

1b. Uroboric Undifferentiated, pleromatic


5 Sensation BODY EGO {5.5- Archaic {5-6}
12} EGOCENTRIC {5-13}
Matter: Molecular,
4
polymer
1. Material 1a. Pleromatic
1. PHYSICAL SELF
3 Matter: Atomic SURVIVAL (floor MATERIAL SELF
{3-7}
of pelvis) {3-8} {2.5-6}
Matter: Subatomic
2
- transition -
[Before matter/ 0. BEFORE CON-
1
Void] CEPTION {1-2}
Table 6D: SPIRITUAL STAGES & STATES – Modern Investigators
These Studies (from academic investigators since the later-1900’s) trace development in the internal Realm of Spirit Passages. Spirit Passages are the internal phases of spiritual awakening that
occur as we pass through the Stages and States of spiritual development.
CONTRIBUTOR/ Daniel Brown
Juan Pascual-Leone James Fowler Allan Chinen Joel Funk Daniel Helminiak Michael Washburn Jenny Wade CORRELATIVE
INVESTIGATOR Jack Engler
(~1950-) (~1950-) (~1950-) (~1950- ) (~1950- ) (~1960-) (~1960- ) STRUCTURES
(birth/death dates) (~1950-)
Chakras
Stages of transcend- Cross-cultural Contact with Nu- Spiritual develop- Levels of Conscious- Evolution of Con-
TOPIC Stages of Faith Modal Experience (TRADITIONAL &
ental ego (ultra-self) Stages of Meditation minous ment ness sciousness
Wilber versions)
Catholic re- Prof/director Inst
Prof of dev College prof &
searcher. Leader Psychologist, Transpersonal Trans Psych,
POSITION/ROLE psych, Plymouth former Catholic
in faith develop- folklorist theorist management
State Univ. priest
ment theory consultant.
Added hermen-
Returning
eutic, phenomen- Applies Erikson/ Collections of Correspondences Biblical interpret- Integrative the-
transpersonal
CONTRIBUTION/ ological, dialectic Kohlberg devel- stories & fables among spiritual ation from homo- ory of conscious-
Higher Consciousness

psychology to its
SIGNIFICANCE orientation to de- opmental theory for different life- practices in dif- sexual perspect- ness develop-
roots in Jung and
velopmental to Christian faith stages & genders ferent cultures ive ment
Freud
studies
Ego and Dynamic
PERTINENT Model of ego de- Transformations Human Core of Ground (1995),
Stages of Faith Transpersonal Changes of Mind
WORKS/ STUDIES velopment of Consciousness Spirituality Transpersonal
(1995) Psychiatry (1996) (1996)
(date/s) (1990) (1999) w/Wilber (1996) Psychology
(1994)
IP 81, 139-41,
WILBER SOURCE IP 43, 202, 204 IP 212 IP 131, 210 IP 209 IP 209 IP 43, 255, 203 IP 43, 203 IP 16-17, 199
263, 209
FUNDAMENTAL (Category source: IP 129-36, 139-42, 264-65)
DEVELOPMENT-
AL SEQUENCE
(Wilber) *** Read columns below in order of increasing development: From bottom to top ***
[Beyond conscious-
38
ness/ Divine]
37 - transition -
36 Non-dual: Late
35 Non-dual: Middle Enlightenment
(Release of all
34 Non-dual: Early Chakras in the
Real)
6D: Spiritual Stages & States, Modern Investigators – page 2
CONTRIBUTOR/ Daniel Brown
Juan Pascual-Leone James Fowler Allan Chinen Joel Funk Daniel Helminiak Michael Washburn Jenny Wade CORRELATIVE
INVESTIGATOR Jack Engler
(~1950-) (~1950-) (~1950-) (~1950- ) (~1950- ) (~1960-) (~1960- ) STRUCTURES
(birth/death dates) (~1950-)
Chakras
Stages of transcend- Cross-cultural Contact with Nu- Spiritual develop- Levels of Conscious- Evolution of Con-
TOPIC Stages of Faith Modal Experience (TRADITIONAL &
ental ego (ultra-self) Stages of Meditation minous ment ness sciousness
Wilber versions)
Higher Consciousness

Spirit, union with


33 - transition - Advanced insight Integration 8. Unitary
absolute
32 Causal: Late Cessation
Causal (formless):
31 Insight
Early
(Higher Chakras
30 - transition - Luminosity
to cessation)
29 Subtle: Late 7. Transcendent
Subtle (archetype): Subtle percep- Archetypal the-
28
Early tion istic mysticism
7. Sahasrara:
Transcendental
27 - transition - 7. Enlightenment
consciousness,
light
Transcending Regeneration in
26 Psychic: Late
gross perception spirit
WISDOM (crown
Psychic (vision):
25 Nature mysticism of head) {25-bey-
Early
ond}
Concentration 6. Psychic mind:
24 - transition - 6. Attunement
with support vision (Ajna)
23 Vision/ logic: Late
4. Realized self
22 Vision/logic:Middle (quaternity think- 6. Universalizing (global) Cosmic 6. Authentic
ing)
VISIONARY
Regression in
THOUGHT (brow,
21 Vision/ logic: Early 3. Dialectical self 5. Hermeneutic Compassionate service of tran-
third eye) {21-
scendence
24}
5. Verbal-rational
20 - transition - 2. Duality self 5. Conjunctive 4. Pragmatic Creative
mind
3. Representa- 5. Achievement/
19 Formal: Late 1. Existential self Conscientious
tion affiliative
6D: Spiritual Stages & States, Modern Investigators – page 3
CONTRIBUTOR/ Daniel Brown
Juan Pascual-Leone James Fowler Allan Chinen Joel Funk Daniel Helminiak Michael Washburn Jenny Wade CORRELATIVE
INVESTIGATOR Jack Engler
(~1950-) (~1950-) (~1950-) (~1950- ) (~1950- ) (~1960-) (~1960- ) STRUCTURES
(birth/death dates) (~1950-)
Chakras
Stages of transcend- Cross-cultural Contact with Nu- Spiritual develop- Levels of Conscious- Evolution of Con-
TOPIC Stages of Faith Modal Experience (TRADITIONAL &
ental ego (ultra-self) Stages of Meditation minous ment ness sciousness
Wilber versions)
4. Individuative- Preliminary prac- Conscientious- EXPRESSION
18 Formal: Early Psychological
reflective tices conformist (throat) {18-20}
3. Synthetic/ con- 4. Community-
17 - transition - 2. Reflection
ventional mind: love
Higher Consciousness

16 Rule/role: Late Conformist 4. Conformist


LOVE (heart) {15-
15 Rule/role: Early 2. Mythic-literal Personal
17}
14 - transition -
3. Intential-mind:
13 Concept 1. Enactment 3. Egocentric
power
POWER (solar
12 Endocept Mental ego
plexus) {12-14}
Symbol 1. Magical, pro-
11
- transition - jective
10 Image
2. Emotional-
Libidinal, preper- sexual
9 Impulse/ emotion Primal repression 2. Naïve
sonal SEXUALITY (gen-
itals) {9-11}
8 - transition -
7 Exocept Bodyego
6 Perception
0. Preverbal, un-
5 Sensation 1. Reactive
differentiated
PRE-, PERI-,
Matter: Molecular, Original embed- NEO-NATAL (pos-
4
polymer ment sible transcend-
ent) {3-11}
1. Material
3 Matter: Atomic SURVIVAL (floor
of pelvis) {3-8}
Matter: Subatomic
2
- transition -
6D: Spiritual Stages & States, Modern Investigators – page 4
CONTRIBUTOR/ Daniel Brown
Juan Pascual-Leone James Fowler Allan Chinen Joel Funk Daniel Helminiak Michael Washburn Jenny Wade CORRELATIVE
INVESTIGATOR Jack Engler
(~1950-) (~1950-) (~1950-) (~1950- ) (~1950- ) (~1960-) (~1960- ) STRUCTURES
(birth/death dates) (~1950-)
Chakras
Stages of transcend- Cross-cultural Contact with Nu- Spiritual develop- Levels of Conscious- Evolution of Con-
TOPIC Stages of Faith Modal Experience (TRADITIONAL &
ental ego (ultra-self) Stages of Meditation minous ment ness sciousness
Wilber versions)
[Before matter/
1
Void]
Table 7A: SOCIO-CULTURAL EVOLUTION – Classic Investigators & Ken Wilber
These Studies (by academic investigators from the early 1900’s, plus Wilber) trace collective human development at the socio-cultural level. Collective development occurs in human groups of
all sizes – couples, families, work groups, communities, all the way up to societies and cultures. A Society is a structured community of people bound together by similar traditions, institutions,
or nationality. A Culture is the sum total of shared beliefs, customs, practices, attitudes, behaviors, and symbolic structures which undergird and connect the members of a Society.
Gerald Heard Jean Gebser
CONTRIBUTOR/
(1889-1971) Erich Neumann (1905-73)
INVESTIGATOR WILBER ON CULTURES
Jean Houston (1905-60) Georg Feuerstein
(birth/death dates)
(1937- ) (1947- )
Cultural Epochs Ages of Civilization
TOPIC Ages of Man Mythological Stages Psychological Stages Cultural epochs/ Worldviews Social epochs
[Feuerstein additions] (Basic Materials)
G: German his-
torical theorist;
major influence
on Wilber.
English Vedantist Eminent Jungian psychologist and
POSITION/ROLE F: Prolific West-
philosopher. cultural theorist.
ern authority on
yoga. Foremost
American Gebser
interpreter
GH: Forerunner
Development

of csness-dev G: Transforma-
Increasing

Mythology throughout history re-


movement. tions of human
CONTRIBUTION/ veals development of human con-
Guide and ment- consciousness
SIGNIFICANCE sciousness at both individual and
or: Jean Houston, manifested in
cultural levels.
Houston Smith, cultural epochs
C.B. Luce
G: Ever-present
GH: Ascent of
Origin (1949); F:
PERTINENT Humanity (1929),
Origins & History of Consciousness Jean Gebser
WORKS/ STUDIES Five Ages of Man
(1954) (1989), In Search
(date/s) (1963). JH: Life
of Cradle of Civil-
Force (1980)
ization (2001)
IP 148, 167, 269,
WILBER SOURCE IP 149, 214 IP 39, 204 IP 118-19, 198, 214 IP 214
215
FUNDAMENTAL (Category source: IP 143-57)
DEVELOPMENT-
AL SEQUENCE
(Wilber) *** Read columns below in order of increasing development: From bottom to top ***
[Beyond conscious-
38
ness/ Divine]
37 - transition -
7A: Socio-Cultural Evolution, Classic & Wilber – page 2
Gerald Heard Jean Gebser
CONTRIBUTOR/
(1889-1971) Erich Neumann (1905-73)
INVESTIGATOR WILBER ON CULTURES
Jean Houston (1905-60) Georg Feuerstein
(birth/death dates)
(1937- ) (1947- )
Cultural Epochs Ages of Civilization
Increasing Development

TOPIC Ages of Man Mythological Stages Psychological Stages Cultural epochs/ Worldviews Social epochs
[Feuerstein additions] (Basic Materials)
36 Non-dual: Late Constant consciousness
35 Non-dual: Middle Spirit & World Process
Nondual mysticism: Union of form
[Spiritual/ non-
34 Non-dual: Early & formless
dual]
Non -dual (siddha) {34-36}
33 - transition -
32 Causal: Late Causal unity, cessation
Formless mysticism: Union with
Causal (formless): [Psycho-spiritual/
31 source of manifest realms
Early causal]
Causal (formless, sage) {31-33)
30 - transition -
29 Subtle: Late Subtle realm unity, luminosity
Deity mysticism: Union with creat-
Subtle (archetype): rix of gross realm
28
Early Subtle (archetypal, saintly) {28-
30},
27 - transition -
26 Psychic: Late
Nature mysticism: Union with
World Process, gross realm unity
Psychic (vision): [Psycho-somatic/
25 Psychic (shamanic, yogic) {25-
Early psychic]
27}
THEOCENTRIC {25-beyond}
Developmentalism as World Pro-
24 - transition -
cess
23 Vision/ logic: Late Cross-paradigmatic, dialectical
Integrates multiple contexts,
Post-individual paradigmatic Global mega-
22 Vision/logic:Middle
{21.5-up} Holistic integralism (global) {22- state
24}:
Ego/self integra- Informational: Quantum sub-
21 Vision/ logic: Early Transformation Multiple contexts/ histories
tion Networks atomic
7A: Socio-Cultural Evolution, Classic & Wilber – page 3
Gerald Heard Jean Gebser
CONTRIBUTOR/
Increasing Development (1889-1971) Erich Neumann (1905-73)
INVESTIGATOR WILBER ON CULTURES
Jean Houston (1905-60) Georg Feuerstein
(birth/death dates)
(1937- ) (1947- )
Cultural Epochs Ages of Civilization
TOPIC Ages of Man Mythological Stages Psychological Stages Cultural epochs/ Worldviews Social epochs
[Feuerstein additions] (Basic Materials)
Integral-aper-
Pluralistic systems, dynamic
20 - transition - spectival (emer-
Pluralistic relativism {20-21}
ging)
INDIVIDUAL {19- Captive & treas- Advanced indus-
19 Formal: Late Mature ego Static systems/ contexts Steel
20.5} ure trial: Nation-state
Static universal formalism
Industrial: Com-
18 Formal: Early Rational formalism {18-19} Iron
merce
WORLDCENTRIC {17.5-24}
Differentiation of Mental (1500 AD
17 - transition - Slaying of Father Demythologizing, formalizing
animus - present)
MID-INDIVIDUAL Rationalization of mythic structures Advanced agrari-
16 Rule/role: Late Bronze
{16-18} Mythic–rational {16-17} an: Empire
Differention of Locus of magic power is deified
15 Rule/role: Early Slaying of Mother Agrarian: Feudal Copper
anima Other
Concrete-literal myths:
PROTO-INDIVIDU- Emergence of Mythic (50,00- Mythical - literal (mythic mem-
14 - transition - Birth of Hero
AL {13.5-15} ego 1500 AD) bership) {14-15}
ETHNOCENTRIC {14-17.5}
Overcoming in- Ego omnipotence transferred to
13 Concept Dragon fight Village leagues Neolithic
stincts gods
PRE-INDIVIDUAL Omnipotence of ego challenged,
Horticultural:
12 Endocept (constricted security
Village
csness) {5-12.5} Magic-mythic {12-13}
Oedipus/ Electra:
Symbol Separation of the Magic (50-
11 Csness - unc- Ego is locus of magic power Mesolithic
- transition - World Parents 200,000 yrs)
sness
Egocentric, word magic, narcissist-
Body-self narciss-
10 Image ic Organized hunt
ism
Magical (typhonic) {10-11}
9 Impulse/ emotion Maternal incest ‘Self-object’ Foraging: Tribes
Archaic
8 - transition - Great Mother Magic Subject-object fusions Paleolithic
(<200,000 yrs)
Hallucinatory wish-fulfillment
7 Exocept Wish-fulfillment
Archaic-magical {7-9}
7A: Socio-Cultural Evolution, Classic & Wilber – page 4
Gerald Heard Jean Gebser
CONTRIBUTOR/
(1889-1971) Erich Neumann (1905-73)
INVESTIGATOR WILBER ON CULTURES
Jean Houston (1905-60) Georg Feuerstein
(birth/death dates)
(1937- ) (1947- )
Cultural Epochs Ages of Civilization
TOPIC Ages of Man Mythological Stages Psychological Stages Cultural epochs/ Worldviews Social epochs
[Feuerstein additions] (Basic Materials)
6 Perception Uroboric Mother
Undifferentiated, pleromatic
Alimentary
5 Sensation Uroboros Archaic {5-6}
uroboros
EGOCENTRIC {5-13}
Matter: Molecular,
4 Uroboric fusion
polymer
3 Matter: Atomic Pleroma Pleromatic
Matter: Subatomic
2
- transition -
[Before matter/
1
Void]
Table 7B: SOCIO-CULTURAL EVOLUTION – Modern Investigators
These Studies (by academic investigators since the mid-1900’s) trace collective human development at the socio-cultural level. Collective development occurs in human groups of all sizes –
couples, families, work groups, communities, all the way up to societies and cultures. A Society is a structured community of people bound together by similar traditions, institutions, or national-
ity. A Culture is the sum total of shared beliefs, customs, practices, attitudes, behaviors, and symbolic structures which undergird and connect the members of a Society.
Clare Graves
CONTRIBUTOR/
Alastair Taylor Gerhard Lenski Jurgen Habermas Robert Bellah (1914-86) Duane Elgin Harry Gardiner Jay Earley
INVESTIGATOR
(~1910- ) (1924- ) (1929- ) (~1930- ) Don Beck (~1940- ) (1943- ) (~1950- )
(birth/death dates)
(~1940- )
Cross-cultural
Levels of Social Or- AGE/Techno-Eco- Consciousness of
TOPIC Cultural Epochs Scarce resources Spiral Dynamics Spiral Dynamics waves of develop- Cultural Epochs
ganization nomic Base cultural epochs
ment
G: Union College
psych prof. Ori-
ginator of Level
Co-author of pop- UC Berkeley Theory of Person- Transformational
Sociologist, Univ SRI social scient- U Wisconsin soci-
POSITION/ROLE ular college his- Neo-Marxist German philosopher. Marxist sociolo- ality. psychologist &
North Carolina ist ologist
tory text gist B: Foremost ex- life coach
Development

positor and de-


Increasing

veloper of
Graves model.
G: Sophisticated
cultural stage
Converging de-
Influenced gener- Tech progress model, used to il-
velopments sug-
ations of college centering on in- Developed influ- lustrate corpor- Classic study of Meet the planet-
Comprehensive developmental gest quantum
CONTRIBUTION/ students with his formation as ential theory of ate- and govern- cross-cultural hu- ary crisis with
model that omits the higher spir- leap to next
SIGNIFICANCE stage theory of guiding force in development of ment-world dy- man develop- conscious social
itual levels stage in evolu-
cultural develop- transformation of religious systems namics. ment evolution
tion of human
ment human societies. B: Refined model
culture
into Spiral Dy-
namics
G: Cowan, Never
Ecological/ Evolu- Ending Quest
PERTINENT Civilization Past Lives Across Cul- Transforming Hu-
tionary Theory Structural Transformation of Public Habits of the (2005) Awakening Earth
WORKS/ STUDIES and Present tures (<1997) man Culture
(2005). Human Sphere (1989) Heart (1988) B: Spiral Dynam- (1993)
(date/s) (1942-on) w/Kosmitski (1997)
Societies (1970) ics (1996),
w/Cowan
IP 41-2, 47-53,
WILBER SOURCE IP 148, 215 IP 147, 214 IP 82-83, 148, 214, 216 IP 148, 215 IP 149, 215 IP 23, 213 IP 215
204
Socio-Cultural Evolution, Modern Investigators – Page 2
Clare Graves
CONTRIBUTOR/
Alastair Taylor Gerhard Lenski Jurgen Habermas Robert Bellah (1914-86) Duane Elgin Harry Gardiner Jay Earley
INVESTIGATOR
(~1910- ) (1924- ) (1929- ) (~1930- ) Don Beck (~1940- ) (1943- ) (~1950- )
(birth/death dates)
(~1940- )
Cross-cultural
Levels of Social Or- AGE/Techno-Eco- Consciousness of
Increasing Development

TOPIC Cultural Epochs Scarce resources Spiral Dynamics Spiral Dynamics waves of develop- Cultural Epochs
ganization nomic Base cultural epochs
ment
FUNDAMENTAL (Category source: IP 143-57)
DEVELOPMENT-
AL SEQUENCE
(Wilber) *** Read columns below in order of increasing development: From bottom to top ***
[Beyond conscious-
38
ness/ Divine]
37 - transition -
36 Non-dual: Late
35 Non-dual: Middle
8. Global wis-
34 Non-dual: Early dom:
Integral
33 - transition -
32 Causal: Late
7. Global creativ-
Causal (formless):
31 ity:
Early
Flow
30 - transition -
29 Subtle: Late
6. Global bond-
Subtle (archetype):
28 ing:
Early
Oceanic
27 - transition -
26 Psychic: Late
Psychic (vision): 9. [next awaken-
25
Early ing] (coral)
POST-POST- CON-
24 - transition - VENTIONAL {24-
up}
8. Holistic organ-
23 Vision/ logic: Late Global ism/ global (tur-
quoise)
Socio-Cultural Evolution, Modern Investigators – Page 3
Clare Graves
CONTRIBUTOR/
Alastair Taylor Gerhard Lenski Jurgen Habermas Robert Bellah (1914-86) Duane Elgin Harry Gardiner Jay Earley
INVESTIGATOR
(~1910- ) (1924- ) (1929- ) (~1930- ) Don Beck (~1940- ) (1943- ) (~1950- )
(birth/death dates)
Increasing Development

(~1940- )
Cross-cultural
Levels of Social Or- AGE/Techno-Eco- Consciousness of
TOPIC Cultural Epochs Scarce resources Spiral Dynamics Spiral Dynamics waves of develop- Cultural Epochs
ganization nomic Base cultural epochs
ment
5. Global recon-
6. GLOBAL CON-
WORLD CITIZENS ciliaton: Reflect- Integration of
22 Vision/logic:Middle SCIOUSNESS
{22-up} ive self & culture
{22-up}
Future
Informational
7. Systematic
S5. Supra-nation- [QUANTUM SUB- Post-convention-
21 Vision/ logic: Early Meaning process/ integrat-
al ATOMIC] (global- al law
ive (yellow)
ization)
6. Social net-
20 - transition - Nation-state work/ Relativistic
(green)
Self-critical, re-
Democracy, indi-
Industrial RATIONAL-RE- lativism
S4. National 4. Urban-industri- vidualism
19 Formal: Late [STEEL] (Enlight- FLECTIVE (19- Value Modern POST- CONVEN-
state al: Dynamic 5. MODERN {19-
enment) 21} TIONAL {19.5-
21}
23}
5. Strategic en-
Agrarian – ad- terprise/ Indi-
4. MEDIEVAL
18 Formal: Early vanced Empire vidualistic-
{18}
IRON achiever (or-
ange)
MYTHIC-RATION-
17 - transition - Early modern Skill mastery
AL {17-18}
Gods & heroes
S3. Theocratic Agrarian – simple Rules, regula-
16 Rule/role: Late Early state 3. EMPIRES {16-
empires BRONZE tions
17)
Horticultural – 4. Authority/ Ab-
Law & order (leg- 3. Agrarian: CONVENTIONAL
15 Rule/role: Early advanced Conventional law Historic solutist-religious
al security) Depth {15.5-18.5}
COPPER (blue)
MYTHOLOGICAL Symbolic flower-
14 - transition -
{14-16} ing
Socio-Cultural Evolution, Modern Investigators – Page 4
Clare Graves
CONTRIBUTOR/
Alastair Taylor Gerhard Lenski Jurgen Habermas Robert Bellah (1914-86) Duane Elgin Harry Gardiner Jay Earley
INVESTIGATOR
(~1910- ) (1924- ) (1929- ) (~1930- ) Don Beck (~1940- ) (1943- ) (~1950- )
(birth/death dates)
(~1940- )
Cross-cultural
Levels of Social Or- AGE/Techno-Eco- Consciousness of
TOPIC Cultural Epochs Scarce resources Spiral Dynamics Spiral Dynamics waves of develop- Cultural Epochs
ganization nomic Base cultural epochs
ment
Villages, mytho-
Horticultural –
S2. Tribe, territ- Pre-conventional Notational sys- logy
13 Concept simple
orial law tems 2. HORTICULTUR-
NEOLITHIC
AL {13-15}
3. Strong-man/
12 Endocept Tribal kinship Digital mapping
Power-gods (red)
Hunting and
2. Hunter-gather-
Symbol gathering – ad- MAGICAL-ANIM-
11 Archaic er: Analog mapping
- transition - vanced ISTIC {11-13}
Surface csness
MESOLITHIC
Power over Hunting, magic
Familiazation of
10 Image nature (bodily se- Event mapping 1. TRIBAL {10-
male
curity) 12}
PRECONVEN-
Development

S1. Family, clan, 2. Tribe/ Magical-


Impulse/ emotion ARCHAIC {9-10} TIONAL {9.5-
Increasing

9
band animistic (purple)
14.5}
Hunting and
1. Archaic hu-
gathering –
8 - transition - Primitive mans: contracted
simple
csness
PALEOLITHIC
7 Exocept
6 Perception
1. Survival band/
5 Sensation Instinctive
(beige)
Matter: Molecular,
4
polymer
3 Matter: Atomic
Matter: Subatomic
2
- transition -
[Before matter/
1
Void]
Table 7C: SOCIO-CULTURAL EVOLUTION – Spiral Dynamics 1
These Studies from Spiral Dynamics trace collective human development at the socio-cultural level. Collective development occurs in human groups of all sizes – couples, families, work groups,
communities, all the way up to societies and cultures. A Society is a structured community of people bound together by similar traditions, institutions, or nationality. A Culture is the sum total of
shared beliefs, customs, practices, attitudes, behaviors, and symbolic structures which undergird and connect the members of a Society. Spiral Dynamics represents one of the most detailed de-
scriptions of socio-cultural development.
CONTRIBUTOR/
Clare Graves (1914-86) WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUC-
INVESTIGATOR
Don Beck (~1940- ) TURES
(birth/death dates)
Percent Population/ Political/
TOPIC Spiral Dynamics Levels Self & Culture Characteristics & Values Worldviews
Power Social Structure
G: Union College psych prof. Originator of Level Theory of Personality.
POSITION/ROLE
B: Organizational consultant. Foremost expositor and developer of Graves model.
CONTRIBUTION/ G: Sophisticated cultural stage model, used to illustrate corporate- and government-world dynamics.
SIGNIFICANCE B: Refined model into Spiral Dynamics
PERTINENT
G: Cowan, Never Ending Quest (2005)
WORKS/ STUDIES
B: Spiral Dynamics (1996), w/Cowan
(date/s)
Development
Increasing

WILBER SOURCE IP 41-2, 47-53, 204 IP 118-19, 198,207


FUNDAMENTAL (Category source: IP 40-42, 47-54)
DEVELOPMENT-
AL SEQUENCE
(Wilber) *** Read columns below in order of increasing development: From bottom to top ***
[Beyond conscious-
38
ness/ Divine]
37 - transition -
36 Non-dual: Late Constant consciousness
35 Non-dual: Middle Spirit & World Process
Nondual mysticism: Union of form
34 Non-dual: Early & formless
Non -dual (siddha) {34-36}
33 - transition -
32 Causal: Late Causal unity, cessation
Formless mysticism: Union with
Causal (formless):
31 source of manifest realms
Early
Causal (formless, sage) {31-33)
30 - transition -
29 Subtle: Late Subtle realm unity, luminosity
7C: Spiral Dynamics 1 – page 2
CONTRIBUTOR/
Clare Graves (1914-86) WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUC-
INVESTIGATOR
Don Beck (~1940- ) TURES
(birth/death dates)
Percent Population/ Political/
TOPIC Spiral Dynamics Levels Self & Culture Characteristics & Values Worldviews
Power Social Structure
Increasing Development

Deity mysticism: Union with creat-


Subtle (archetype): rix of gross realm
28
Early Subtle (archetypal, saintly) {28-
30},
27 - transition -
26 Psychic: Late
Collective csness, self as part of Nature mysticism: Union with World
larger spiritual whole, resonance, Process, gross realm unity
Psychic (vision): 9. [next awaken-
25 clairvoyance, parallel worlds, cs &
Early ing] (coral) Psychic (shamanic, yogic) {25-27}
interactive universe, reality of spir-
itual realm THEOCENTRIC {25-beyond}

Developmentalism as World Pro-


24 - transition -
cess
Universal holistic
system, multiple Group solutions, universal causal-
8. Holistic organ-
Global-holistic levels in one con- ity, entities viewed as fields, intu-
23 Vision/ logic: Late ism/ global (tur- Cross-paradigmatic, dialectical
Late vision-logic scious system, ition, fundamental meaning/ pur-
quoise)
uses entire spir- pose
al.
Integrates multiple contexts,
paradigmatic
22 Vision/logic:Middle
Holistic integralism (global) {22-
24}:
Nature’s flows, functionality, flexib-
ility, spontaneity, meld conflicting
Systematic-in- Flexibility, spon-
Kaleidoscope of truths, personal freedom w/ consid-
7. Systematic tegrative taneity, function-
natural hierarch- eration for others, authority is con-
21 Vision/ logic: Early process/ integrat- Middle vision-lo- 1/5 ality. Interde- Multiple contexts/ histories
ies, systems, textual, legitimacy of all human
ive (yellow) gic pendent natural
forms. systems. Long-term resolution,
SECOND TIER flows.
boundaries, consentual interac-
tions
7C: Spiral Dynamics 1 – page 3
CONTRIBUTOR/
Clare Graves (1914-86) WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUC-
INVESTIGATOR
Don Beck (~1940- ) TURES
(birth/death dates)
Increasing Development

Percent Population/ Political/


TOPIC Spiral Dynamics Levels Self & Culture Characteristics & Values Worldviews
Power Social Structure
Integrative, open systems, net-
working, inclusion, affiliation, com-
munity, sharing, consensus, har-
Sensitive self/ Collective com- Anti-hierarchical,
6. Social net- mony, interdependence, together-
relativistic net- munities: bond- egalitarian, plur- Pluralistic systems, dynamic
20 - transition - work/ Relativistic 10/15 ness, synergy, liberate humanity
work self ing, ecology, net- alistic, relativist- Pluralistic relativism {20-21}
(green) from greed/dogma, group-think,
Early vision-logic working ic.
collective guilt, experience each
moment, insight, empathy, listen-
ing, minimalist
19 Formal: Late Static systems/ contexts
Emergence from authority, libera-
Self escapes
5. Strategic en- Scientific tion of ideas, autonomy, interde-
herd mentality:
terprise/ Indi- achievement/ pendence, progress, materialism, Static universal formalism
hypothetico-de-
18 Formal: Early vidualistic- individualistic 30/50 Corporate states. sci/tech to enhance living, compet- Rational formalism {18-19}
ductive, experi-
achiever (or- achiever ition, winning, immediate results, WORLDCENTRIC {17.5-24}
mental, mechan-
ange) Rational-egoic entrepreneurial, socio-economic
istic, operational.
status, pragmatism, hard ball,
17 - transition - Demythologizing, formalizing
Rationalization of mythic structures
16 Rule/role: Late
Mythic–rational {16-17}
Central Truth, order/ structure from
All-powerful Oth- chaos/ anarchy, stability, sacrifice,
Ancient nations. er/ Order defines deferred gratification, practical,
4. Authority/ Ab- Conformist rule
Rigid social hier- values, purpose. tried-&-true, principles, righteous- Locus of magic power is deified
15 Rule/role: Early solutist-religious Mythic- member- 40/30
archies, law & or- Concrete- literal, ness, divine plan/ guiding force, Other
(blue) ship
der. fundamentalist good/evil, reward/ punishment,
beliefs. control impulses, guilt, dogma,
battle lines, hierarchical,
Concrete-literal myths:
Mythical - literal (mythic mem-
14 - transition -
bership) {14-15}
ETHNOCENTRIC {14-17.5}
Ego omnipotence transferred to
13 Concept
gods
7C: Spiral Dynamics 1 – page 4
CONTRIBUTOR/
Clare Graves (1914-86) WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUC-
INVESTIGATOR
Don Beck (~1940- ) TURES
(birth/death dates)
Percent Population/ Political/
TOPIC Spiral Dynamics Levels Self & Culture Characteristics & Values Worldviews
Power Social Structure
Self distinct from
Feudal empires: tribe: powerful, Respect, reputation, gratify im-
Omnipotence of ego challenged,
3. Strong-man/ Power gods power, glory. impulsive, ego- pulses, fight relentlessly, no guilt,
12 Endocept 20/5 security
Power-gods (red) Mythic-magic Mythic spirits, centric, heroic. life a jungle, vengeance, blood
Magic-mythic {12-13}
beasts/ dragons. Mythic spirits, sport, many subjugated have-nots
beasts/ dragons.
Symbol
11 Ego is locus of magic power
- transition -
Egocentric, word magic, narcissistic
10 Image
Magical (typhonic) {10-11}
Identity fused Allegiance to elders/ community/
with tribe. Anim- village, obey mystical spirits, cus-
Animistic- tri-
2. Tribe/ Magical- istic: magical toms, clans, sacred places/ objects/
9 Impulse/ emotion balistic 10/1 Ethnic tribe. ‘Self-object’
animistic (purple) spirits give bless- rituals, band for safety, magic/en-
Typhonic-magic
ings, curses, chantment, harmony with nature’s
Development

spells. power
Increasing

8 - transition - Subject-object fusions


Hallucinatory wish-fulfillment
7 Exocept
Archaic-magical {7-9}
6 Perception
Kinship, survival
Archaic- in-
1. Survival band/ band. bands. Undifferentiated, pleromatic
stinctual Identity fused Subconscious nature, body, indis-
5 Sensation Instinctive 0.1/0 Habits, instincts Archaic {5-6}
Uroboric with kin. tinguishable from world
(beige) just to perpetu- EGOCENTRIC {5-13}
FIRST TIER
ate life.
Matter: Molecular,
4
polymer
3 Matter: Atomic
Matter: Subatomic
2
- transition -
[Before matter/
1
Void]
Table 7D: SOCIO-CULTURAL EVOLUTION – Spiral Dynamics 2
These Studies from Spiral Dynamics trace collective human development at the socio-cultural level. Collective development occurs in human groups of all sizes – couples, families, work groups,
communities, all the way up to societies and cultures. A Society is a structured community of people bound together by similar traditions, institutions, or nationality. A Culture is the sum total of
shared beliefs, customs, practices, attitudes, behaviors, and symbolic structures which undergird and connect the members of a Society. Spiral Dynamics represents one of the most detailed de-
scriptions of socio-cultural development.
CONTRIBUTOR/
Clare Graves (1914-86) WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUC-
INVESTIGATOR
Don Beck (~1940- ) TURES
(birth/death dates)
Underlying Pro- Administrators Accessories
TOPIC VMeme Codes VMeme Webs Object of worship Today’s Society Worldviews
cesses of worship to worship
G: Union College psych prof. Originator of Level Theory of Personality.
POSITION/ROLE
B: Organizational consultant. Foremost expositor and developer of Graves model.
CONTRIBUTION/ G: Sophisticated cultural stage model, used to illustrate corporate- and government-world dynamics.
SIGNIFICANCE B: Refined model into Spiral Dynamics
PERTINENT
G: Cowan, Never Ending Quest (2005)
WORKS/ STUDIES
B: Spiral Dynamics (1996), w/Cowan
Development

(date/s)
Increasing

WILBER SOURCE IP 41-2, 47-53, 204 IP 118-19, 198,207


FUNDAMENTAL (Category source: IP 40-42, 47-54)
DEVELOPMENT-
AL SEQUENCE
(Wilber) *** Read columns below in order of increasing development: From bottom to top ***
[Beyond conscious-
38
ness/ Divine]
37 - transition -
36 Non-dual: Late Constant consciousness
35 Non-dual: Middle Spirit & World Process
Nondual mysticism: Union of form
34 Non-dual: Early & formless
Non -dual (siddha) {34-36}
33 - transition -
32 Causal: Late Causal unity, cessation
Formless mysticism: Union with
Causal (formless):
31 source of manifest realms
Early
Causal (formless, sage) {31-33)
30 - transition -
29 Subtle: Late Subtle realm unity, luminosity
7D: Spiral Dynamics 2 – page 2
CONTRIBUTOR/
Clare Graves (1914-86) WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUC-
INVESTIGATOR
Don Beck (~1940- ) TURES
(birth/death dates)
Underlying Pro- Administrators Accessories
Increasing Development

TOPIC VMeme Codes VMeme Webs Object of worship Today’s Society Worldviews
cesses of worship to worship
Deity mysticism: Union with creat-
Subtle (archetype): rix of gross realm
28
Early Subtle (archetypal, saintly) {28-
30},
27 - transition -
26 Psychic: Late
Translucents, vi-
brational medi- Nature mysticism: Union with World
Saints, realized Process, gross realm unity
Psychic (vision): 9. Coral: Next Altar, meditation cine, ESP, chan-
25 True God, Spirit beings, guiding
Early awakening cushion neling, miracle Psychic (shamanic, yogic) {25-27}
lights, poets
healing, paradox THEOCENTRIC {25-beyond}
resolution
Developmentalism as World Pro-
24 - transition -
cess
Bioneers, Esalen,
8, Turquoise: Bal- GlobalView: intelligent
anced interlock- Broad systhesis/ Flowing, multi- design, integral
23 Vision/ logic: Late Organism Cross-paradigmatic, dialectical
ing forces, re- renewal, holistic/ tudinous psychology,
order life’s chaos experiential Gaia, quantum
physics
Integrates multiple contexts,
paradigmatic
22 Vision/logic:Middle
Holistic integralism (global) {22-
24}:
Ecology, appro-
priate techno-
FlexFlow: Qualit-
logy, cultural cre-
7. Yellow: Danger ies/ responsibilit- Flexible, integrat-
Systems theor- Information net- atives, Mc-
21 Vision/ logic: Early of collapse, re- ies of being, sys- ive, knowledge- System Multiple contexts/ histories
ists work Donough, bio-
sponsibility-free tematic integrat- based
mimicry, perma-
ive
culture, quality of
life
7D: Spiral Dynamics 2 – page 3
CONTRIBUTOR/
Clare Graves (1914-86) WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUC-
INVESTIGATOR
Don Beck (~1940- ) TURES
(birth/death dates)
Underlying Pro- Administrators Accessories
Increasing Development

TOPIC VMeme Codes VMeme Webs Object of worship Today’s Society Worldviews
cesses of worship to worship
Co-ops, Peace
Corps volunteers,
socialism, chil-
dren’s rights,
sensitivity train-
HumanBond: ing, natural
6. Green: Shared
Community, har- Community, hu- Ecologists, com- Nature gear, foods, animal
habitat, human- Experiential, con- Pluralistic systems, dynamic
20 - transition - mony, equality. manity, social munal con- communal kit- rights, victim
ity, community, sensual Pluralistic relativism {20-21}
Relativistic/ so- structures, Gaia science reps chen classes, cultural
personal growth
ciocentric diversity, magic-
al child, universal
health care, af-
firmative action,
Olympic Village,
wellness, REI
19 Formal: Late Static systems/ contexts
Silicon Valley, ge-
5. Orange: Al- StriveDrive: Suc- Achievement-ori- netic engineer- Static universal formalism
ternatives, op- cess, autonomy, ented, Success, money, Communications Tech gear, car, ing, hi-tech life-
18 Formal: Early Rational formalism {18-19}
portunities, op- materialistic/ autonomy-seek- superstars media perks style, James
tions for success achiever ing, strategic Bond, Wall WORLDCENTRIC {17.5-24}
Street, GQ
17 - transition - Demythologizing, formalizing
Rationalization of mythic structures
16 Rule/role: Late
Mythic–rational {16-17}
Multi-national
corporations, so-
cial engineering,
Scripture, com- fundamentalists,
4. Blue: Divinely- mandments, Amish, Boy
TruthForce: Sta- Purposeful, con-
controlled, pur- Dominant social Prophets, priests, codes, duties, Scouts, Marxists, Locus of magic power is deified
15 Rule/role: Early bility, purpose, trolling, authorit-
poseful, author- god, ideology teachers constitutions, Black Muslims, Other
absolutist/ saintly arian, traditions
ity, guilt, do right treaties, law, tra- orthodox Jews,
ditions, honor Zionists, Palm
Springs, Al Anon,
12-Step, Newto-
nian physics
7D: Spiral Dynamics 2 – page 4
CONTRIBUTOR/
Clare Graves (1914-86) WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUC-
INVESTIGATOR
Don Beck (~1940- ) TURES
(birth/death dates)
Underlying Pro- Administrators Accessories
TOPIC VMeme Codes VMeme Webs Object of worship Today’s Society Worldviews
cesses of worship to worship
Concrete-literal myths:
Mythical - literal (mythic mem-
14 - transition -
bership) {14-15}
ETHNOCENTRIC {14-17.5}
Ego omnipotence transferred to
13 Concept
gods
Warlords, neo-
nazis, Black Pan-
3. Red: Rough, Myths, em-
PowerGods: thers, street
harsh, fight to Gods, heroes, powered Omnipotence of ego challenged,
Power, action, Exploitive, Priests, com- gangs, rock con-
12 Endocept survive, con- strongmen, con- weapons, war security
egocentric/ ex- power-seeking manders certs, union
quest, heroic ac- quests, Big Me games, prizes, Magic-mythic {12-13}
ploitive bosses, NFL
tion spoils, vehicle
teams, Mafia
dons
Symbol
11 Ego is locus of magic power
Development

- transition -
Increasing

Egocentric, word magic, narcissistic


10 Image
Magical (typhonic) {10-11}
Mardi Gras revel-
ers, little league
2. Purple: Mys- KinSpirits: teams, herbal-
Animistic spirits, Shamans, medi-
tery, fear, pla- Safety, security, Enchantment, ists, Hare Krish-
9 Impulse/ emotion Circular, cyclic ancestors, natur- cine men, magi- ‘Self-object’
cate spirits, join animistic/ tribal- rituals nas, SWAT
al phenomena cians, elders
together istic teams, Masonic
lodges, jazz
clubs, herbalists
8 - transition - Subject-object fusions
Hallucinatory wish-fulfillment
7 Exocept
Archaic-magical {7-9}
6 Perception
7D: Spiral Dynamics 2 – page 5
CONTRIBUTOR/
Clare Graves (1914-86) WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUC-
INVESTIGATOR
Don Beck (~1940- ) TURES
(birth/death dates)
Underlying Pro- Administrators Accessories
TOPIC VMeme Codes VMeme Webs Object of worship Today’s Society Worldviews
cesses of worship to worship
Green berets,
street people,
1. Beige: State of SurvivalSense: playground bul- Undifferentiated, pleromatic
Instincts, drives, Weapons, body
5 Sensation nature, instincts, Stay alive, auto- Survival Necessity lies, alzheimer’s Archaic {5-6}
biological needs parts
animal impulses matic/ instinctive patients, EGOCENTRIC {5-13}
refugees, Rambo,
Yojimbo
Matter: Molecular,
4
polymer
3 Matter: Atomic
Matter: Subatomic
2
- transition -
[Before matter/
1
Void]
Table 8: PROCESSES OF GROWTH AND TRANSFORMATION
These Studies (primarily by Wilber) trace the sequence of potential Pathologies and corresponding Processes of treatment at each Stage of development. Pathologies are the obstacles, impedi-
ments, diversions, and distortions that can cause the growth process to go wrong. Processes are the activities, techniques, or therapies which overcome those Pathologies.
CONTRIBUTOR/
John Gedo Ken Wilber WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUC-
INVESTIGATOR Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber
(~1930- ) (~1950- ) TURES
(birth/death dates)
Treatment Chakras
[Fulcrum trans- [Fulcrum transition Defenses Self-sense:
TOPIC Therapy Models Fulcrums (Processes, modalit- (TRADITIONAL &
itions] pathologies] (Mental disorders) GENERAL/ specific
ies) Wilber versions)
Prolific Chicago psy-
POSITION/ROLE
choanalyst.
Effective therapy thru
CONTRIBUTION/
use of multiple mod-
SIGNIFICANCE
els
Higher Development

PERTINENT
WORKS/ STUDIES
(date/s)
IP 96, 197 (treatment IP 92-100,102-8,
WILBER SOURCE IP 93, 96-97 IP 93, 96-97 IP 92-98, 197 IP 98-100, 197 IP 16-17, 199 IP 117, 197
column) 197,205
FUNDAMENTAL (Category source: IP 92-100, 102-08)
DEVELOPMENT-
AL SEQUENCE
(Wilber) *** Read columns below in order of increasing development: From bottom to top ***
[Beyond conscious- [00. AFTER
38
ness/ Divine] DEATH] {37-38}
37 - transition -
36 Non-dual: Late
35 Non-dual: Middle
Path of
siddhas. Always/
already accom- (Release of all
[10. NON-DUAL]
34 Non-dual: Early plished in Chakras in the 10. Non-dual
{34-36}
present moment. Real)
Nondual mysti-
cism.
33 - transition -
32 Causal: Late Arhat’s disease
8: Processes of Growth – page 2
CONTRIBUTOR/
John Gedo Ken Wilber WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUC-
INVESTIGATOR Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber
(~1930- ) (~1950- ) TURES
(birth/death dates)
Treatment Chakras
[Fulcrum trans- [Fulcrum transition Defenses Self-sense:
TOPIC Therapy Models Fulcrums (Processes, modalit- (TRADITIONAL &
itions] pathologies] (Mental disorders) GENERAL/ specific
ies) Wilber versions)
Higher Development

Path of sages.
Soul grows quiet, Pure emptiness,
Failed differenti-
Causal (formless): 9. CAUSAL (spir- rests. Witness re- dissolve subject- 9. Witness (pure
31 ation
Early it) {31-33} leases hold, dis- object dualism. Self)
Causal
solves. Formless mysti-
cism.
(Higher Chakras SPIRIT {29.5-bey-
30 - transition -
to cessation) ond}
Archetypal frag-
29 Subtle: Late
mentation
Path of saints.
Soul emerges Deep psychic &
permanently into subtle. Audible il-
Subtle (archetype): 8. SUBTLE {26.5- Failed integration 8. Subtle Self
28 csness. Interme- luminations, ha-
Early 30} Subtle (Soul)
diary between loes of light &
self & spirit sound. Deity
mysticism.
7. Sahasrara:
Transcendental
27 - transition -
consciousness,
light
Yogic illness
26 Psychic: Late
Pranic disorder
Path of sham-
ans/ yogis. En-
Transpersonal Split-life goals ergy currents in WISDOM (crown
Psychic (vision): 7. PSYCHIC (soul)
25 domain comes Psychic inflation gross realm & of head) {25- 7. Psychic Self
Early {23.5-26.5}
into focus Psychic gross bodymind. beyond}
Nature mysti-
cism. Sahasrara.
6. Psychic mind:
24 - transition - SOUL {22.5-30}
vision (Ajna)
23 Vision/ logic: Late Bad faith
Aborted self- ac-
22 Vision/logic:Middle
tualization
8: Processes of Growth – page 3
CONTRIBUTOR/
John Gedo Ken Wilber WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUC-
INVESTIGATOR Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber
(~1930- ) (~1950- ) TURES
(birth/death dates)
Treatment Chakras
[Fulcrum trans- [Fulcrum transition Defenses Self-sense:
TOPIC Therapy Models Fulcrums (Processes, modalit- (TRADITIONAL &
itions] pathologies] (Mental disorders) GENERAL/ specific
Higher Development

ies) Wilber versions)


Shift to universal
existential prin-
6. INTEGRATED
ciples: life/death, VISIONARY
(centaur) {21- Inauthenticity 6. Centaur (ex-
authenticity, self- Existential THOUGHT (brow,
21 Vision/ logic: Early 23.5} Deadening istential, integ-
actualization, therapy third eye) {21-
Existential rated Self)
global aware- 24}
ness, bodymind
integration
5. Verbal-rational
20 - transition -
mind
Sublimation CENTAUR {19-
19 Formal: Late
Anticipation 24}
Identity crisis.
Self-reflexive ego
5. MATURE EGO Role confusion.
emerges, shift Suppression EXPRESSION
18 Formal: Early Introspection (rational reflex- Shift to self-de- Introspection 5. Mature ego
from conformist Ego (throat) {18-20}
ive) {16.5-20} rived universal
to individualist
principles
4. Community-
17 - transition - 4c. Mythic - late
mind: love
4b. Mythic -
16 Rule/role: Late Covert intentions middle
EGO {16-20}
Shift to roles and
rules of society. Script pathology:
4. ROLE SELF Duplicitous trans- 4a. Mythic
Prescriptive mor- False, misleading LOVE (heart)
15 Rule/role: Early (persona) {13.5- action Script analysis (membership-
ality. Often dis- scripts, stories, {15-17}
16.5} Script Self) – early
played in traits of myths
mythic gods
14 - transition - Displacement
Reaction forma- 3. Intential-mind: 3b. Concept-
13 Concept
tion power Self
8: Processes of Growth – page 4
CONTRIBUTOR/
John Gedo Ken Wilber WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUC-
INVESTIGATOR Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber
(~1930- ) (~1950- ) TURES
(birth/death dates)
Treatment Chakras
[Fulcrum trans- [Fulcrum transition Defenses Self-sense:
TOPIC Therapy Models Fulcrums (Processes, modalit- (TRADITIONAL &
itions] pathologies] (Mental disorders) GENERAL/ specific
ies) Wilber versions)
Differentiation: Uncovering: Re-
Fusion with emo- lax repression
Conceptual mind
3. MENTAL SELF tional self. Isolation barrier, uncover 3a. Name-Self
emerges, differ- POWER (solar
12 Endocept Interpretation (self-concept) Integration: Re- Repression & recontact PERSONA {12-
entiates from plexus) {12-14}
{10.5-13.5} pressions of Neurosis shadow self, rein- 17}
emotional body
emotional self tegrate into
(classic neurosis) psyche
Symbol
11
- transition -
2b. Magical (Im-
10 Image Splitting
age-body)
Narcissism (oth-
Identity switches
ers as extensions
from fusion with Structure- 2. Emotional-
Unification 2. EMOTIONAL of self)
material body to building: Build sexual 2a. Typhonic
9 Impulse/ emotion Optimal disillu- SELF Boundary dis- Projection
Development

identity with self’s boundaries, SEXUALITY (gen- (Pranic-body)


sion {8-10.5} orders (invasion,
emotional-feeling strengthen ego. itals) {9-11}
disruption of
Higher

body
boundaries)
Self/object fusion
8 - transition - Borderline psy-
chosis
7 Exocept 1c. Axial body
6 Perception Wish fulfillment
Hallucination 1b. Uroboric
5 Sensation Delusional pro- BODY EGO {5.5-
jection 12}
Matter: Molecular, Distortion Medication/ paci-
4 Pacification
polymer Psychosis fication
Can’t tell where
Differentiates body ends, world 1. Material 1a. Pleromatic
1. PHYSICAL SELF
3 Matter: Atomic body from envir- begins. Can’t tell SURVIVAL (floor MATERIAL SELF
{3-7}
onment fantasy from of pelvis) {3-8} {2.5-6}
reality.
8: Processes of Growth – page 5
CONTRIBUTOR/
John Gedo Ken Wilber WILBER CORRELATIVE STRUC-
INVESTIGATOR Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber Ken Wilber
(~1930- ) (~1950- ) TURES
(birth/death dates)
Treatment Chakras
[Fulcrum trans- [Fulcrum transition Defenses Self-sense:
TOPIC Therapy Models Fulcrums (Processes, modalit- (TRADITIONAL &
itions] pathologies] (Mental disorders) GENERAL/ specific
ies) Wilber versions)
Intensive re-
Matter: Subatomic
2 gressive ther-
- transition -
apies
[Before matter/ 0. BEFORE CON-
1
Void] CEPTION {1-2}