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Parent nodes: Spiral Dynamics

Sibling nodes: "Worldcentric" | Postmaterialism

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Intersubjective Stages of Transformation
"Worldcentric"/ Pluralistic/Holistic

Spiral Dynamics vMemes

Green - Human Bond


Although in the Beck-Wilber model Green values belong to the dastardly "postmodernist" "lower tier" and are to be refuted as much as possible, I would see this antagonism as more due to the right wing ideology of the Beck and Wilber position, which is antithetical to the left wing ideology of the Green social reform movement. See Ray Harris, external link Left, Right or just plain wrong? - Politics in the integral movement, (February 2004) and Richard Carlson, external link Integral Ideology: An Ideological Genealogy of Integral Theory and Practice, (August 2008).

The following is from a page that is no longer on the Web. Once again, I've added the graphics:

"GREEN 'Communitarian' MEME 6th Awakening

Graves Code: F-S

Basic Theme: Seek peace within the inner self and explore, with others, the caring dimensions of community.

Characteristic beliefs and actions:

Where seen: John Lennon's music, Netherlands' idealism, Rogerian counseling, liberation theology, Doctors without Borders, Canadian health care, ACLU, World Council of Churches, sensitivity training, Boulder (Colorado), Green Peace, Jimmy Carter, Dustin Hoffman in 'The Graduate,' animal rights, deep ecology, Minneapolis-St Paul social services, the music of Bruce Cogburn, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream company." (Link to Amazon com Beck & Cowan, p. 46-47)

In my own understanding, Green belongs with the "second tier" as part of the holistic stage of personal and social transformation. Alternatively, "Green" can be considered an intermediate tier between first and the second.

The problem seems to be that there are two distinct types of consciousness included under "Green", one revolutionary and anti-establishment, concerned with external social reform and activism, the other, which extends into and overlaps with Turquoise, more New Age, spiritual, and inward-looking. In fact the Cultural Creatives include both.

A lot of misunderstanding in the exoteric/secular branch of the Integral Movement seems to be tied up with a confusion between right wing shadow projection of the movements leaders like Wilber and Beck, and lack of precesion with what "Green" stands for.

Now I am not denying that there can be a clash of worldviews, and those with a less inclusive worldview will be totally against those with a more inclusive worldview. Unfortunately Wilber confuses a large number of only distantly related types under "green meme" or postmodernist, as does Steve McIntosh (Link to Amazon com Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution who doesn't share Wilber's right-of-center greenophobia), which makes the whole idea so vague as to be meaningless