I’m new to this community, but have been interested in integral theory for some years, though I am still merely a beginner in understanding all this. The past 3 years have made this more urgent, as it feels very transitional. I believe all transitions require a shock point (Gurdjieff talks of this. So does AA, though they call it hitting a bottom), and I hope this administration is the bottom we need to hit. I dread a deeper one, though we are certainly not there yet. We haven’t had a critical mass take that sobering move to self-reflection. We had a moment of it after 9/11, but squandered it. BLM is helping, but is still divisive. Still, it tells us what it feels like. However, when I talk to most people about this, they seem to think I should be wearing a tinfoil hat. So I sighed with relief when I watched Robb Smith’s podcast on transition, because there must be people smarter than I who see this. I also found his talk with another member helpful in understanding that not many people can/must get to an integral level to enact change. Since everyone must go through the whole long path, the odds will remain short that it will ever be a large number.
Anyway, I’ve read all I can find Memenomics, many of Ken Wilber’s books of course, Spiral Dynamics, Steve McIntosh’s book on Integral Consciousness. But I think there are many people in the business world who may not be familiar with evolutionary models but are thinking and acting at that level. I’m looking for these writers.
For example, Ross Duthat’s column this week “The Religious Roots of a New Progressive Era” https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/07/opinion/protestant-progressive-reformation.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage seem to dovetail with the spiritual and cultural aspects of integral levels. I also followed his link to the American Affairs article on the New Class Wars by Michael Lind, written in 2017, and that was sobering. But, again, it confirms my own thinking that everyone is so distracted by Trump’s antics that they fail to see the continual, unrelenting power shift to corporate powerbrokers, which has been a concerted effort since the Powell Doctrine.
I’m particularly interested in examples of what integral-level corporations or government policies might look like.