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1 Copyright : Cognadev UK Ltd Dr Maretha Prinsloo The evolution of consciousness

2 Copyright : Cognadev UK Ltd Concept of Intelligence An emphasis on intelligence and technology has not necessarily served the society and our planet well Greater awareness, consciousness and wisdom is called for Concept of Personality Trait / great man theory Insufficient map for awareness and psychological development The evolution of consciousness

3 Copyright : Cognadev UK Ltd The evolution of consciousness Consciousness and developmental models: Specify adaptive orientations Contextualise human behaviour Accommodate diversity Describe culture Provide maps for people development / coaching / therapy

4 Copyright : Cognadev UK Ltd Consciousness Models Ken Wilber Clare Graves Mary May Caroline Myss The evolution of consciousness

5 Copyright : Cognadev UK Ltd Ken Wilber Created a taxonomy / organising framework to accommodate all existing disciplines, theories, models: AQAL model This has formed the basis of integral practice The evolution of consciousness

6 Copyright : Cognadev UK Ltd Ken Wilbers AQAL model The evolution of consciousness

7 Copyright : Cognadev UK Ltd The evolution of consciousness Ken Wilbers AQAL model

8 Copyright : Cognadev UK Ltd The evolution of consciousness Ken Wilbers AQAL model

9 Copyright : Cognadev UK Ltd The evolution of consciousness Ken Wilbers AQAL model

10 Copyright : Cognadev UK Ltd The evolution of consciousness Ken Wilbers AQAL model

11 Copyright : Cognadev UK Ltd Clare Gravess Spiral Dynamics (SD) Model Humans respond to life conditions by developing certain adaptive views and capacities These are grouped into hierarchically organized value systems which permeate the culture of groups, organisations and individuals. Perceptual frameworks, organizing systems, worldviews, memes The evolution of consciousness

12 Copyright : Cognadev UK Ltd The evolution of consciousness P URPLE B LUE G REEN Y ELLOW O RANGE R ED B EIGE T URQUOISE World View We belong We conform I survive I control We relate I achieve I learn We experience FEAR DRIVEN 1 ST TIER – INTENTIONAL EMOTIONALLY / PEOPLE DRIVEN 2 ND TIER - INTEGRATED Expressive (I) value systems Sacrificial (we) value systems Clare Gravess Spiral Dynamics (SD) Model

13 Copyright : Cognadev UK Ltd Mary Mays Whirl model of the development of consciousness Modes of Consciousness Reactive Internal / external source of involuntary control Intentional Choice of internal / external focus Integrative Active levels of consciousness Levels of Awareness Impulsive Rule-bound Individualistic Interdependent Metacognitive Transcendent The evolution of consciousness

14 Copyright : Cognadev UK Ltd Mary Mays Whirl model of the development of consciousness Modes of Consciousness Reactive Internal / external source of involuntary control Levels of Awareness ImpulsiveRule-bound outer-directed world as story tribal / family customs ethics: fear of punishment outer-directed either-or; right-wrong linear causality and dualistic logic laws are predictable tradition, community, nationalism The evolution of consciousness

15 Copyright : Cognadev UK Ltd Mary Mays Whirl model of the development of consciousness Modes of Consciousness Intentional Choice of internal / external focus Levels of Awareness IndividualisticInterdependent inner-directed both-and possibilities relative facts and laws egocentric relies on personal experience and intellect focus on self-respect and performance inner- and outer-directed both-and possibilities contextualisation web-like connections common good of all laws that protect all optimally realise interactive nature of world and relationships The evolution of consciousness

16 Copyright : Cognadev UK Ltd Mary Mays Whirl model of the development of consciousness Modes of Conscious ness Integrative Active levels of consciousness Levels of Awareness MetacognitiveTranscendent self-awareness self-observation and reflection multi-dimensional, integrative, logical, holistic approach awareness of world in constant flux guided by authentic, altruistic attitude unbiased awareness openness to the Now completely present, moment to moment awareness compassionate connection to all creation awareness of the intangible / chaotic / philosophical dimension The evolution of consciousness

17 Copyright : Cognadev UK Ltd Caroline Myss: spiritual perspective A key existential task for each human being is learning to constructively exercise his/her personal power in the world The evolution of consciousness

18 Copyright : Cognadev UK Ltd Caroline Mysss energy themes (Chakras) CHAKRAS Crown Brow Throat Heart Solar plexus Sacral Root

19 Copyright : Cognadev UK Ltd Caroline Mysss energy themes (Chakras) Energy Themes and Chakras Groundedness Root chakra PerformanceSacral Chakra IdentitySolar plexus Chakra CompassionHeart Chakra Self-ExpressionThroat Chakra WisdomBrow Chakra ConnectionCrown Chakra

20 Copyright : Cognadev UK Ltd Caroline Mysss energy themes (Chakras) Energy Themes and Chakras Psychological energy related to:Relevance to psychological well-being Groundedness Root chakra The sense of safety in the physical world This is the centre of abundance, survival issues and physical vitality Feeling safe and secure in the world, one can apply ones energy in the physical world Performance Sacral Chakra Issues of power and control in the material / external world, including money, sex and the control of other people This is the centre of stability, creativity and sexual energy Trusting the inner self (i.e. being 'centred') is a prerequisite for applying the self in the physical and social environment Identity Solar plexus Chakra A sense of selfhood and personal power This is the centre of reactive emotions Personal power, fear and self-esteem issues, as well as the experience of unrefined reactive emotions (fear, jealousy, hatred) It involves a sense of self Compassion Heart Chakra Issues involving love and compassion This is the centre of love, affection, compassion, devotion and spiritual growth The capacity to project love and acceptance towards others represents a transition from the personal to the more universal realms of the higher chakras It involves seeking harmony and equilibrium Self-Expression Throat Chakra Issues of personal expression This is the centre of communication and self- expression The sense of the right to express own feelings, ideas, etc. contributes to the development of will-power Wisdom Brow Chakra Insight and wisdom This is the centre of intuition, telepathy and intellect Via thinking one finds meaning and insight relating to the significance of ones own life and of life itself Connection Crown Chakra The essence of being and the overall meaning of life This is the centre of spiritual and collective connection The capacity to move beyond rational comprehension to access an understanding of 'being'

21 Copyright : Cognadev UK Ltd Caroline Mysss energy themes (Chakras) Energy Themes & Chakras Psychological energy related to: Groundedness Root chakra The sense of safety in the physical world This is the centre of abundance, survival issues and physical vitality Performance Sacral Chakra Issues of power and control in the material / external world, including money, sex and the control of other people This is the centre of stability, creativity and sexual energy

22 Copyright : Cognadev UK Ltd Caroline Mysss energy themes (Chakras) Energy Themes & Chakras Psychological energy related to: Identity Solar plexus Chakra A sense of selfhood and personal power This is the centre of reactive emotions Gut-feel Compassion Heart Chakra Issues involving love and compassion This is the centre of love, affection, compassion, devotion and spiritual growth

23 Copyright : Cognadev UK Ltd Caroline Mysss energy themes (Chakras) Energy Themes & Chakras Psychological energy related to: Self-Expression Throat Chakra Issues of personal expression This is the centre of communication and self-expression Wisdom Brow Chakra Insight and wisdom This is the centre of intuition, telepathy and intellect Connection Crown Chakra The essence of being and the overall meaning of life This is the centre of spiritual and collective connection

24 Copyright : Cognadev UK Ltd Myss: an integration of taxonomies from various wisdom traditions Spiral Dynamics model (Consciousness) Christian Sacraments Ten Serifot – Kabbalah (10 divine energies) Hindu Chakras (energy points) Purple Blue BaptismShekhinahFamily / root chakra Purple Blue CommunionYesod Partnership / sacral chakra RedConfirmation Hod Netsah Personal / solar plexus chakra GreenMarriageTiferet Emotional / heart chakra OrangeConfession Gevurah Hesed Willpower / throat chakra YellowOrdination Hockmah Binah Mind / brow chakra Turquoise Extreme Unction Keter (crown) Spiritual / crown chakra

25 Copyright : Cognadev UK Ltd Myss: an integration of taxonomies from various wisdom traditions Spiral Dynamics model (Consciousness) Christian Sacraments Ten Serifot – Kabbalah (10 divine energies) Hindu Chakras (energy points) Purple: family, us and them survival Blue: responsibility Baptism: taking responsibility for family Shekhinah: mystical community of humanity Family / root chakra: blood bond, bonding, loyalty Purple: union, self- sacrifice for group Blue: ethics, honour, truth Communion: union with others in God Yesod: foundation, procreative force of God, source of prophesy Partnership / sacral chakra: integrity, honour, ethics, sacred union Red: self-esteem, honour, identity, boundaries Confirmation: self-esteem, choice, individuality Hod: splendour, majesty of God Netsah: eternity, endurance of God Personal / solar plexus power: survival via intuition, maintain strength & stamina to deal with the physical domain Green: relationship, caring, compassion Marriage: love and care Tiferet: beauty, compassion, harmony Emotional / heart power: love, forgiveness, compassion, kindness, generosity Orange: exploring purpose, exercising will, self-discipline and strategy Confession: clearing the spirit of negative acts of will Gevurah: power, judgement, punishment Hesed: love, mercy of God Willpower / throat chakra: comes from alignment with Gods will, never act out of fear, surrender to synchronicity Yellow: systems approach, learning, process orientation Ordination: bestow grace to make ones path of service sacred Hockmah: wisdom, contact between divine and human mind Binah: understanding of the divine mother Mind / brow chakra: wisdom, seeking answers to mysteries, becoming a vessel for energy, learn to seek the truth Turquoise: transcendent, philosophical, existential, in the now Extreme unction: bestow grace to finish unfinished business Keter (crown): paths by which to return to God, made in the image of God Spiritual / crown chakra: devotion to the now, releasing fears of the physical world, integrate spiritual and physical level, build an intimate relationship with the divine

26 Copyright : Cognadev UK Ltd Graves memes / world views Wilbers (& Gebsers) Integral AQAL model Maslows need hierarchy Loevingers stages of ego development Kohlberg stages of moral development Perrys model on cognitive & ethical de- velopment Mays Whirl model on conscious- ness development I survive Beige Sensori- physical Instinctual Physiologica l Pre-social (autistic & symbiotic) Impulsive (bodily feelings, impulses, needs) Pre-moral (magic wish) AuthoritarianReactive: impulsive We belong Purple Phantasmic- emotional Reptilian mind (Magic) SafetyImpulsive Self-protective (need- based) Pre- conventional (punishment, hedonism) AuthoritarianReactive: impulsive Reactive: rule bound We belong Purple We conform Blue Rule/role mind (Mythic) (Mental) BelongingConformist (social approval) Self-aware (own choices but limited deeper awareness ) Conscientious (responsibility, principles, achievement) Conventional (approval of others; law & order) Authoritarian Dualistic Reactive: rule bound I control Red Egocentric (Mental) Self-esteemIndividualistic (individuality, self- awareness, relationship) ConventionalMultiplicityIntentional: Individualistic Organising framework: consciousness & developmental models

27 Copyright : Cognadev UK Ltd Graves memes / world views Wilbers (& Gebsers) Integral AQAL model Maslows need hierarchy Loevingers stages of ego development Kohlberg stages of moral de- velopment Perrys model on cognitive & ethical de- velopment Mays Whirl model on conscious-ness development I perform Orange Formal reflexive Achieving self (Mental to Integral) Self-esteemIndividualisticPost- conventional (individual rights, individual principles) Multiplicity Relativistic Commitment in a relativistic world Intentional : Individualistic Intentional: Interdependent We relate Green I learn Yellow Vision logic Sensitive self (Integral) Self- actualisation Autonomous (respect & tolerance) Integrated (wisdom, compassion) Universal- spiritual Commitment in a relativistic world Intentional: Interdependent Integrative: Metacognitive We experience Turquoise Psychic Holistic self Self- transcendenc e Integrated Integrative: Transcendent Subtle Causal Non-dual Organising framework: consciousness & developmental models

28 Copyright : Cognadev UK Ltd Assessment Value Orientations (VO) Motivational Profile (MP) The evolution of consciousness

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30 Copyright : Cognadev UK Ltd Conclusion Consciousness theories provide a comprehensive perspective for the understanding of human behavior It which goes beyond the offerings of most personality and leadership models (e.g. trait theory) Informs psychometric practice and people development The consciousness models of Graves, Wilber, May, Myss and others thus provide an integral framework for social sciences and links it to other disciplines The evolution of consciousness

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