Thursday, November 20, 2008

Shades of Delight: Exhibition at Kala Kendra - Bharat Nivas

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Thursday, 20 Nov Shades of Delight: Exhibition at Kala Kendra ::: Kala Kendra : Bharat Nivas ::: Thu ::: 9:00 AM

Gebser’s structures of consciousness, from archaic to integral, and the third a combination of the research of Michael Commons and Francis Richard, Jean Piaget (developmental psychologists), and Sri Aurobindo (a spiritual sage), that outline a cognitive/spiritual development of mind from sensorimotor to symbolic to rational to cross-paradigmatic to the transpersonal realms of Illumined Mind, Intuitive Mind, Overmind, and Supermind (these existing above the integral perspective). Without having to delve into the specific qualities of each, which one might well do as part of an integral practice, one can see the same general development from bodily to spiritual ways of knowing, from lesser to greater complexity, and from a limited to more expansive viewpoint. Personal development and worldviews in this map unfold in the same fashion, from egocentric (narcissistic self-absorption) to ethnocentric (a larger view of self-identity that includes family, faith group, race, or nation) to worldcentric (an even larger view that embraces all people regardless of race, creed, gender, class, or sexual orientation) to kosmocentric (identification with all life and consciousness). Integral life practice 2: mind November 19, 12:25 AM
by Kurt Barstow,
Los Angeles Religion & Spirituality Examiner: National Religion and Spirituality Los Angeles Religion & Spirituality Examiner

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