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Lines of development

topic posted Tue, July 26, 2005 - 12:41 AM by  steve
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Wilber often talks about the existance of about 2-dozen lines of development in his work. I was wondering if someone might point to me a place where I can see these 2-dozen lines and their specific levels. A website, or a reference to one of his books would be helpful.
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steve
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    Re: Lines of development

    Tue, July 26, 2005 - 9:43 AM
    Are you referring to his use of Spiral Dynamics? He uses that as a framework for talking about the progressive complexity and robustness of conceptual frameworks (green meme, turquoise meme, etc).

    If so, he derives his use of Spiral Dynamics from the work of Don Beck:
    www.spiraldynamics.com/
    • Re: Lines of development

      Thu, July 28, 2005 - 12:18 AM
      Yes, I am familiar with that one. I am looking for a chart or graph or description of lines as in "quadrants, levels, lines, states, and types".

      He mentions on the Kosmic Konsciousness discs that there are about 2-dozen lines identified each with their own specific levels. This is what I am interested in.

      Examples are lines of moral development, kinesthetic, congnitive, defense mechanisms, etc...
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    Re: Lines of development

    Fri, September 9, 2005 - 9:15 AM
    Just to have this on this thread for those who might not go get a copy of Integral Psychology, here are the "two dozen or so" developmental lines (or streams) Ken Wilber talks about. I don't think the order is significant and the definitions are not explained for most other than an extensive bibliography.

    morals
    affects (emotions & feelings)
    self-identity
    psycho-sexuality
    cognition
    subtle-cognition
    ideas of good
    role taking
    socio-emotional capacity
    creativity
    altruism
    spititual:
    - care
    - openness
    - concern
    - religious faith
    - meditative states
    - witnessing
    joy
    commuicative competance
    modes of space and time
    death-seizure
    needs
    worldviews
    logico-mathematical compentance
    kinesthetic skills
    gender identity
    empathy
    aestethics