Human consciousness is in an ongoing developmental process that began millions of years ago. The biggest steps, the ones that move us from one level to the next represent major shifts from old paradigms to new. We’ve only taken SIX of these paradigm shifting steps in the last 200,000 years. But they are coming faster and faster. The last step happened about 50-70 years ago as a new, widespread and deeply ingrained global awareness arrived in the mainstream of human consciousness. The next step, and the massive change it will bring… is coming on faster still.
That next step in our development is emerging right now. And there’s good news (phew!). It looks like it COULD be the bridge between rationalism and spiritual awareness. It COULD be the answer to all our scary questions about the future. In the human race’s ongoing internal conflict to bring about competing futures filled with truth and beauty or… you know… Dr. Zaius and the Planet of the Apes, our next stage of conscious development is crucial. And it’s coming. Ready or not.
Jeff Salzman is the co-founder of the Boulder Integral Center in Boulder Colorado, he is on the Board of Directors for the Institute for Cultural Evolution, he is the Creator of the Daily Evolver podcast, and above all else, perhaps, as his resume indicates, he is an advocate and teacher of Integral Theory.
What is Integral Theory?
“Integral theory is a school of philosophy that seeks to integrate all of human wisdom into a new, emergent worldview that is able to accommodate the gifts of all previous worldviews, including those which have been historically at odds: science and religion, eastern and western schools of thought, and pre-modern, modern and post-modern worldview.” – Jeff Salzman
Join Stephen T. Harper and Jeff Salzman for some good answers to big questions…
Follow along with the conversation with this handy chart. You can learn more about Jeff and Integral Theory at www.dailyevolver.com
Who is saying all those fascinating things in this week’s pre-amble? They are Alan Watts, Terence McKenna, and Alan Watts again.