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Tag Archives: Ken Wilber

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

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

The Evolving Brain

Levels of Development: Week 1 The Evolving Brain Tuesday, December 8, 2015 According to Joseph Chilton Pearce, there are five “brains,” each building upon the other. Pearce writes: “at each stage of development each new system is dependent upon the full function of the system that developmentally preceded it.” [1] Both Pearce and Ken Wilber… Continue Reading The Evolving Brain

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

Two Rivers Leading to One Ocean

Native and Celtic Spirituality Two Rivers Leading to One Ocean Sunday, July 5, 2015 In the next stage of my “wisdom lineage,” non-dual teachers of all religions, I will introduce themes from two different rivers of spirituality, each with a variety of streams and rivulets that feed the larger bodies. For the sake of convenience… Continue Reading Two Rivers Leading to One Ocean

Reality Trumps Words

Nature as the First Bible Reality Trumps Words Friday, January 23, 2015 Sadly, the over idealization of books and reliance upon books (which means words, which are by necessity dualistic), may have kept us from mystical experience and the deeper knowing of reality as it is. People tend to confuse and substitute words for reality… Continue Reading Reality Trumps Words

My Wisdom Lineage

In Our End Is Our Beginning My Wisdom Lineage Friday, January 2, 2015 As best I can discern it, my spiritual lineage has about 15 building blocks. I must begin with “The First Bible”—Creation itself. God has revealed who God is through what is: “Ever since the creation of the world, God’s everlasting power and… Continue Reading My Wisdom Lineage

The Authority of What Is

In Our End Is Our Beginning The Authority of What Is Wednesday, December 31, 2014 In the coming year of Daily Meditations, I will introduce the teachers who have taught me: the individuals, traditions, and texts that have most shaped my own worldview and spirituality. On many occasions, people have asked me: “By what authority… Continue Reading The Authority of What Is

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