Dec 252010
 

PowerGods Worldview Highlights

PowerGods consciousness exists in a hierarchy of worldviews:

  • · SurvivalSense / Instinctive —beige
  • · KinSpirits / Clannish / Tribal—purple
  • · PowerGods / Egocentric / Warrior—red
  • · TruthForce / Purposeful / Traditional—blue
  • · StriveDrive / Strategic / Modernist—orange
  • · HumanBond / Relativistic / Postmodern—green
  • · FlexFlow / Systemic / Integral—yellow
  • · GlobalView / Holistic—Turquoise

PowerGods consciousness exhibits typical characteristics:

  • · Perceived life conditions:
    • o Oppressive tribal control and pathology
    • o Craves honor
    • o Fears shame
    • o The world is a jungle full of threats and predators—dog eat dog, bite or be bitten
  • · Worldview and values:
    • o Express self, the hell with others
    • o Gratify impulses now, without guilt
    • o Fight to gain control at any cost
    • o Trust yourself and no one else
  • · Contribution to the spiral:
    • o Individual empowerment
    • o Initiative
    • o Action orientation
  • · Pathology:
    • o Violent
    • o Ruthless
    • o Bankruptcy of egocentric ethics
    • o Always at war
  • · Contemporary examples:
    • o Urban street gangs
    • o Prisons
    • o Somalia
    • o Afghanistan
  • · Organizational structures:
    • o Early empires
    • o Warring hordes
    • o Gangs
  • · Exemplary leaders:
    • o Attila the Hun
    • o Genghis Kahn
    • o Shaka Zulu
    • o Kamehameha the Great
    • o Tupac Shakur
    • o Johnny Rotten
  • · Estimated percent of the world population:
    • o 20%
  • · Estimated per cent of wealth & political power:
    • o 5%
  • · Techno-economic mode of production:
    • o Early agrarian
    • o Trading
    • o Raiding
  • · Key technologies:
    • o Weaving; pottery; metallurgy
    • o Calendric reckoning
    • o Stone architecture
  • · Type of medicine:
    • o Shamanic; herbal
  • · The true:
    • o The existing distribution of power
  • · The beautiful:
    • o The spoils of conquest
    • o Symbols of power
    • o Rap music; punk rock music
  • · The good:
    • o Personal power
    • o Pleasure
    • o Prestige; respect
  • · Average neurological activation:
    • o Centered in the limbic system
  • · Transition triggers:
    • o Parenthood
    • o Spiritual experience
    • o Illness or injury
    • o Fear of death
    • o Allures of traditional culture’s security and belonging
  • · Other names for this stage:
    • o PowerGods
    • o Egocentric consciousness
    • o Impulsive thinking
    • o Warrior
    • o Preconventional
    • o Preoperational
    • o Red meme

Resources:
Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution: How the Integral Worldview is Transforming Politics, Culture and Spirituality, Steve McIntosh, Paragon House, 2007

Spiral Dynamics: Mastering Values, Leadership, and Change, Don Edward Beck and Christopher C. Cowan, Blackwell Publishing, 1996

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