The Integral Worldview has been transcended and included within the new Universe Evolutionary Worldview and "Universe Integral" evolutionary flavor of the various organizations comprising the Integral movement. Below you will find the definition of the Integral Worldview and information about the importance of a new worldview in general. Keep in mind that the Integral Worldview is a natural fit and part of the newer and larger Universe Evolutionary Worldview.
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Why Emerging New Worldviews are Important to Society
What is the Definition of the Integral, Universe Evolutionary Worldview
- Why is this New Integral Universe Evolutionary Worldview Important to your Daily Life
At this moment in time, a dynamic, new worldview appears to have burst upon the global stage. It is called the integral worldview. A worldview is a meta-paradigm of reality, a unifying cultural consciousness that both underlies and conditions an individual’s way of knowing, seeing and acting in the world.
A new worldview emerges when the previous worldview no longer adequately solves new problems that are arising. Each new worldview provides more effective solutions that simply cannot be seen from within the constraints of the previous worldview.
New worldviews have emerged just a handful of times in human history. In the order of their emergence, the previous worldviews were called: archaic, magic, mythic, modern and postmodern.
It is important to know about the dawning of any new worldview because it is the bellwether of the large-scale, powerful, cultural evolution to come. For example, it was the emergence of a new worldview in the eighteenth century called the Enlightenment, or what is also called rational modernism, that caused what many consider to be the greatest single surge in cultural and personal evolution in history.
The Integral Universe Evolutionary Worldview has emerged in the global Internet age where the totality of every knowledge discipline and the wisdom of all existing and previous cultures is readily available. The new Integral Universe Evolutionary Worldview:
1.) provides a deeper and broader map of the evolution of known reality that embraces an inclusive, multiple perspective way of looking at and understanding personal, cultural and biologic evolutionary development. It includes everything essential in its appropriate place. It excludes nothing needed for balanced understanding and/or growth or wholeness in any area.
2.) anticipates what more appropriate solution comes next in the unfolding of the evolutionary process. These new solutions are shifted away from today’s polarizing and marginalizing, right or wrong, either/or, left or right partial choices toward more inclusive, comprehensive both/and solutions. That’s because its new solutions embrace the entire evolutionary developmental spectrum of life and humanity, allowing the lessons of previously exclusive and competitive worldviews to be systematically meshed, layered and harmoniously integrated to serve the wellbeing of the whole spiral of life.
3.) is based upon the integral method of inclusion, transcendence and synthesis. It includes the most useful perspectives and values from all previous worldviews where contextually appropriate, while simultaneously pruning away contextually inappropriate perspectives and values.
4.) unites all things in a coherent and structured matrix of triune relationship. It combines inner (subjective), outer (objective,) and the inter-subjective (relational) perspectives on any phenomena, whether singular or collective.
5.) re-embraces new forms of non-pathological, integral religion and integral personal spirituality that is congenial to science, philosophy and art and, more universal in its perspectives.
6.) offers a new perspective of the holonic personal self that is paradoxically both a unique part interconnected with the whole and at the same time, the whole itself. This whole/part/ self perspective when realized and adopted, of itself, facilitates completely new possibilities for solutions not previously visible. And most importantly,
7.) reframes and realigns all sub-systems (parts of the universe,) to the universe as the master evolutionary system as a whole. The integral Universe Evolutionary Worldview places all sub perspectives back into the master perspective of universe evolution so that they may be evaluated and seen from the largest of all possible perspectives and scales while they are being seen for smaller scale applications. This telescoping to the master evolutionary universe view and alignment with the master universe systems dramatically increases the probability that smaller scale applications will be successful.
1.) It creates more effective and life-affirming solutions for every challenge or dream you have, whether your interests are business, culture, politics, religion, science or the environment. It can do this more effectively than ever before because of its new perspectives and understandings relating to personal, cultural and biologic evolutionary development. Armed with this vital new information you now can more wisely participate in actively co-evolving new more effective solutions for any area of your own life and future.
2.) It heals and re-balances the subtle cynicism that results from the fragmentation and complexity of 21st century living by creating a new holism as well as a revitalized sense of achievable purpose.
3.) It releases vast untapped personal growth potentials by dramatically expanding who or what you conceive of self, nature and culture to be.
4.) It helps you to find the new healthy boundaries and practical clarity that are needed for our globalized postmodern world where today's cultural relativity and contextuality can debilitate decision and action.
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More Perspectives on the Integral Worldview
If you would like to know about the integralized Universe Evolutionary Worldview in even more detail, select the additional section or sections below that most appeals to your interests.
- Introduction to the Integral Challenges of the Present
- The Internet, the Engine Empowering the Integral Movement
We are in a period of history futurists say will be looked back upon 1,000 years from now and called the 50 year period of the most intense change velocity in all of human history. Unlike the gradually developing industrial revolution spread over the 19th and 20 centuries our current age is and will continue to experience the convergence of 4 vastly more powerful technological revolutions. These 21st century revolutions are the information/internet/computer revolution, the genetic manipulation revolution, the revolution in robotics and nanotechnology and the emergence of the new Integral Universe Evolutionary Worldview that can order and hold value and meaning through the coming intense change velocity.
By 2050, because of the convergence of four technologies some futurists predict 5 percent of the population will be able to produce everything needed for the total population. We clearly live in exciting and rapidly changing times. We also clearly live in the most challenging of times where environmental, political and social problems threaten biocide for the planet and the consequent destruction of the human species. Are we in the worst of times or, are we just entering what could be the best of times and, are we really in the beginning of the greatest new spirituality, art, philosophy and science enlightenment period in the history of mankind --- a new integralized Universe Age that transcends the information age? - Back to Top -
The 1st Age of Enlightenment initiators did not have the Internet. They were not even remotely motivated by the critical current global problems or new technologies threatening the whole biosphere and the survival of humanity. Yet, the humanity changing and evolving power of the evolutionary ideas of the 1st Enlightenment soon spread everywhere and still profoundly change and influence the most fundamental ways we think, learn and are even today.
Because of the importance of the ideas of the Integralized Universe Evolutionary Worldview, Universe Spirit will be active in promoting the spread of the integralized new Universe Evolutionary Worldview. Though our position papers or advisories, we will promote the dissemination of science and rational, spiritualized solutions to global challenges from an integral worldview.
Empowered by the dissemination power of the Internet, these powerful new ideas are at this very moment rapidly spreading globally. They are spreading into the most progressive and innovative sections of our universities, leading spiritual centers, businesses, science research centers and even to a few sections of governments around the world. As more artists, writers and musicians become inspired in their work by the integral worldview these new ideas and ways of being will filter rapidly into every other level of the global society.
The new artists of the integral embedded Universe Evolutionary Worldview are now inspiring new songs, plays, novels, books, news stories, movies, animations, graphics, flags, logos, icons and other artistic works and symbols that will become optimal carrier waves for delivering the new ideas of the integral worldview to the multitude of cultures, ethnicities, races, and demographic groups of the world. You can see a few of these artists and their work by clicking here.
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