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The Theory of a Holarchic Evolution of Cosmos or Holistic Embracing of Fragmented Consciousnesses


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Veršić, Sanja. (2008). The Theory of a Holarchic Evolution of Cosmos or Holistic Embracing of Fragmented Consciousnesses. Filozofska istraživanja, 28(2). pp. 415-434. ISSN 1848-2309

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In his theory of a holarchic evolution of Cosmos, Wilber distinguishes four fundamental types of holarchies, realizing that there is no possibility to reduce them to one, basic holarchy. The map of four quadrants indicates dimensionality and profundity of his Cosmology. Notions such as “holon” and “holarchy” represent the key notions in his interpretation of spiral evolution stages of human consciousness. In the theory of spiral dynamics of social development, created by Don Beck and Chris Cowan, they are known as “Memes”– systems of core values, the representatives of infinite stages of progress or regress. By means of a spiral dynamics model, Wilber interprets staging of the inner transformation that accompanies the evolution of consciousness, paying special attention to four stages of a “higher”, transpersonal evolution, which he also calls “psychic”, “subtle”, “causal” and “nondual” stages. These are levels of consciousness where the mind stops and which are testified by various mystic, contemplative and yoga traditions. At this point, his theory becomes scientifically unacceptable and rather problematic.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Holon; holarchic; integration, all quadrants; all levels; aperspective; waves of consciousness, spiral dynamics
Subjects: Philosophy
Departments: Department of Philosophy
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2019 09:08
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 09:08

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