Introductory comments: The following description of one of the Spiral Dynamics stages of development of consciousness, considered first tier in the Beck and Wilber models (Beck's former co-worker Cowan now rejects the idea of tiers), is taken from a page that is no longer on the Web. It quotes material that is in Beck & Cowan's book on Spiral Dynamics, some of which has been quoted in Wilber's book on Integral Psychology (pp.47ff).
"BEIGE 'Survivalistic' MEME 1st AwakeningGraves Code: A-N
Basic theme: Do what you must just to stay alive
Characteristic beliefs and actions:
- Uses instincts and habits just to survive
- Distinct self is barely awakened or sustained
- Food, Water, Warmth, Sex, and Safety have priority
- Forms into survival bands to perpetuate life
Where seen: The first peoples, newborn infants, senile elderly, late-stage Alz-heim-er's victims, mentally ill street people, starving masses, bad drug trips, and 'shell shock.' Described in anthropological fiction like Jean Auel's 'Clan of the Cave Bear .'" ( Beck & Cowan, p. 45)
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