Levels of Individual & Societal Consciousness

The below chart incorporates Spiral Dynamics (the work of Clare Graves, Don Beck, and Chris Cowan) and Integral Theory (the work of Ken Wilber – the “Einstein of Consciousness”). By separating the levels of consciousness into “memes” (i.e., categories of consciousness), the chart reveals the vast and varied states of spiritual awareness which exist within the human condition at the start of the New Millennium.

The chart should be read bottom-up. The first column shows that progression up the Spectrum proceeds in alternating “I” to “We” states (i.e., living more for the benefit of oneself vs. the benefit of a group). The six First Tier memes occur before the Tipping Point – a theoretical stage at which humans will be spiritually advanced enough to truly build the New World.

LEVEL 9
"I am"
WHITE LIGHT Transcendent
Irrelevant
Merged
Unlimited
Divinity
The LIGHT
Enlightened
Non-Dual
LEVEL 8
"All is one"
VIOLET Evolutionary
Out of Body
Ego-less
Cosmic
Compassion
The LOVE
Transfigured
Ineffable
.5%
LEVEL 7
"One for all"
INDIGO Visionary
80 - Death
Ego-Balanced
Universal
Wisdom
The TRUTH
Integrated
Co-Creative
5% 2.5%
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LEVEL 6
"We"
GREEN Abstract
40 - 79 Years
World-Centric
Egalitarian
Pluralism
Harmony
New Age/Atheist
Liberating God
20% 15%
LEVEL 5
"I"
YELLOW Logical
20 - 39 Years
Individualistic
Rational
Materialism
Greed
Orthodox
Loving God
40% 50%
LEVEL 4
"We"
ORANGE Operational
12 - 19 Years
Ethno-centric
Nationalistic
Rules & Sacrifice
Reward Later
Fundamentalist
Judgmental God
25% 30%
LEVEL 3
"I"
RED Pre-Operational
6 - 12 Years
Ego-Centric
Feudal
Power
Pride
Mythical
Polytheistic
9% 2.5%
LEVEL 2
"We"
MAGENTA Symbolic
2 - 5 Years
Ritualistic
Tribal
Safety
Fear
Magical
Animistic
.5%
LEVEL 1
"I"
INFRARED Sensory-Motor
Birth - 1 Year
Symbiotic
Nonexistent
Survival
Instinctual
None
None
MEME LEVEL LIGHT
SPECTRUM
COGNITION &
PHYSIOLOGY
IDENTITY &
WORLD VIEW
VALUES &
MOTIVATION
SPIRITUALITY &
GOD VIEW
PERCENT U.S.
POPULATION
U.S. POWER
PERCENTAGE
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Second Tier Consciousness

The three Second Tier memes represent a tremendous achievement: the release of fear, ego, and material reward … all for the betterment of Humanity. Second Tier consciousness is quite rare, as shown in the “Percent of Population” column. The “Power Percentage” column is an estimate of how vigorously each meme is affecting the course of human history (e.g.: government officials, judges, school board members, captains of industry). Please note that these last two columns represent the meme percentages in the United States. The Level 6 meme is more prevalent in Europe, and the Level 3 meme is more common in the Middle East and Africa.

The Oracle Foundational Trilogy

Lastly, please note that the Second Tier “Values” column coincides with the titles of the Oracle Foundational Trilogy:

The Truth: About the Five Primary Religions
The Love: Of the Fifth Spiritual Paradigm
The Light: And the New Human

The Truth
The Love
The Light

We encourage you to study the above chart and attempt to honestly evaluate and identify where you fall on the Spectrum of Consciousness …

And then dare to become
the change you seek!