Dec 252010
 

KinSpirits Worldview Highlights

KinSpirits 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

KinSpirits consciousness exhibits typical characteristics:

  • · Perceived life conditions:
    • o A mysterious, threatening, and spirit-controlled world where spirits must be placated and fear drives many decisions
  • · Worldview and values:
    • o Sacrifice self for kin and tribe
    • o Respect and obey chiefs, clan, customs, and taboos
    • o Follow sacred rituals, preserve sacred places and objects
    • o Honor the spirits and the ancestors
  • · Contribution to the spiral:
    • o Family and kinship loyalty
    • o Strong sense of the enchantment of the world
    • o Innocence
    • o Imagination
    • o Closeness to nature
  • · Pathology:
    • o Superstitious
    • o Violent
    • o Slavery to the group
    • o Docile
    • o Naive
  • · Contemporary examples:
    • o Some indigenous peoples
    • o Children
  • · Organizational structures:
    • o Tribe or clan
  • · Exemplary leaders:
    • o Chief Seattle; Chief Joseph
  • · Estimated percent of the world population:
    • o 5%
  • · Estimated per cent of wealth & political power:
    • o Less than 1%
  • · Techno-economic mode of production:
    • o Foraging; herding; early horticultural
  • · Key technologies:
    • o Spoken language; fire; stone and bone tools; bow and arrow
  • · Type of medicine:
    • o Shamanic; herbal
  • · The true:
    • o Tribal myths and stories
    • o Pronouncements of chiefs and shamans
  • · The beautiful:
    • o Children and family
    • o Tribal symbols; fetishes
    • o Drumming; dance
  • · The good:
    • o The good of the gods
    • o The good of the tribe
  • · Average neurological activation:
    • o Centered in the limbic system
  • · Transition triggers:
    • o Suppression of individualism
    • o Emerging ego identity
    • o Fear of death
    • o Attack by outsiders
    • o Allures of freedom
    • o Power of warrior culture
  • · Other names for this stage:
    • o KinSpirits
    • o Clannish; tribal
    • o Naive consciousness
    • o Magical thinking
    • o Purple 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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