A key tenant of integral theory is that human consciousness evolves through observable stages of development. This chart lays out the basic sequence, using Ken Wilber’s brilliant AQAL model. It applies to both collective human development (culture) and to each individual human.

One of the fruits of the Integral worldview is that we are able to see and feel the procreant urge of evolution in both consciousness and culture. This new capacity enables us to do something that is radically potent: to participate in our own vertical development.

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