Tag Archives: Don Beck

Green: Pluralistic Equality

Levels of Development: Week 2 Green: Pluralistic Equality Thursday, December 17, 2015 The sixth level of Spiral Dynamics is the Green or Communitarian/Egalitarian level. I call it the level of Pluralistic Equality, seen clearly in postmodernism. It is very politically correct. It was only in the 1960’s that we Americans, who said in our Declaration… Continue Reading Green: Pluralistic Equality

Orange: Rational Organization

Levels of Development: Week 2 Orange: Rational Organization Wednesday, December 16, 2015 The fifth level of development, what Spiral Dynamics calls the Orange or Achievist/Strategic level, began about 300 years ago. You can also call it the Rational/Organizational level. Ken Wilber writes, “At this wave, the self ‘escapes’ from the ‘herd mentality’ of blue, and… Continue Reading Orange: Rational Organization

Red: The Impulsive Hero

Levels of Development: Week 2 Red: The Impulsive Hero Monday, December 14, 2015 The third level of development in Spiral Dynamics is the Red or Impulsive/Egocentric level. This is where the individual first realizes that he or she is distinct from the tribe and breaks free from group constraints. This level first emerged 10,000 years… Continue Reading Red: The Impulsive Hero

Early Levels: Instinctive and Magical

Levels of Development: Week 2 Early Levels: Instinctive and Magical Sunday, December 13, 2015 This week I will be describing my understanding of the stages of development outlined by Spiral Dynamics, which were popularized by Don Beck and now taught widely by Ken Wilber and others. As I mentioned last week, we may have momentary… Continue Reading Early Levels: Instinctive and Magical

Spiral Dynamics

Levels of Development: Week 1 Spiral Dynamics Friday, December 11, 2015 Next week we will look more closely at each level, but for now I’d like to give you an overview of the entire spiral of human development. This model was popularly introduced by Don Beck and has been adopted by many others, including Ken… Continue Reading Spiral Dynamics

Growth Is Real and Needed

Levels of Development: Week 1 Growth Is Real and Needed Monday, December 7, 2015 Dr. Clare Graves, whose research was foundational to the formation of Spiral Dynamics, writes, “What I am proposing is that the psychology of the mature human being is an unfolding, oscillating, spiraling process, marked by progressive subordination of older, lower-order behavior… Continue Reading Growth Is Real and Needed

We Do Grow, Change, and Evolve

Levels of Development: Week 1 We Do Grow, Change, and Evolve Sunday, December 6, 2015 In the next section of my lineage, I will be discussing one of the most helpful and clarifying elements for the modern mind: understanding things in terms of developmental stages. As a preacher and teacher, I know that I can… Continue Reading We Do Grow, Change, and Evolve

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