International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Integral Dynamics, A new integration of Wilber’s Integral Theory and Spiral Dynamics
Harry Donkers

Currently we get caught up in deep crises that follow each other faster and faster. In this paper, we develop a coherent analytical framework that may tackle the major problems of our time in a coherent and integrated way. We present a new integration of Wilber’s Integral Theory and Spiral Dynamicsthat provide more possibilities for analysis: IntegralDynamics.Upon these Integral Dynamics ourapproach is as follows. Wilber describes four holarchies from the perspectives of the quadrants. We move on to octants and we ascertain that the value systems of Spiral Dynamics, with their typical colours,fit in this extended scheme of Wilber. Clockwise, except beige and turquoise, the colours of these value systems follow the colours of the rainbow.With Integral Dynamics we are able to perform cyclical, diagonal as well as spiral analyses. Colour spectra help us. We use rainbow colours in the cyclical analysis, complementary colours in the diagonal analysis and the colour spectrum of Spiral Dynamics in spiral analysis.Integral Dynamics differs from Spiral Dynamics Integral. In Spiral Dynamics Integral the (not-coloured) states in the four quadrants of Wilber are overlapped bythe stages of Spiral Dynamics (Mind Coping Capacities) in the typical colours asconcentric squares or circles. In Integral Dynamics the (coloured) states of Spiral Dynamics(Life Conditions)in the eight octants of Wilber’s extended scheme are overlapped by the (not-coloured)stages of Spiral Dynamics as concentric circles. This provides the opportunity to show the elements of Integral Dynamics also in a Grid.

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