I am unsure if this is helpful or not the practices in FSM, are very practical it gave me more confidence, also on where to peg myself on the rungs of development. I did not do all of the exercises but most of them, because I’ve felt I already do most of these things in my daily life. Meditating with mindfulness, educating myself and going to meditation retreats.
So, reading about holons and and talking with friends who are very educated and intuitive about this stuff, personally helped me to develop a more “teal”/yellow/turquoise worldview. Although with more translation and contemplation the development would be more solid. I can definitely see the full spiral in action every day.
I still struggle with technicalities such as Fulcrums and stuff like this. I did not finish reading RoT yet, I’ve listend to multiple Audiobooks from Ken Wilber and read Spiral Dynamics in Action as well as the original book, read “Integral Psychology” as well as “A Theory Of Everything”. I was also on the Actualized.org forum and watched Leo’s videos about Spiral Dynamics, yet during that time Leo’s understanding IIRC he says it himself, was not fully ripe. He also has very high standars for this stuff. To be pedantic for instance stage orange has the hubristic charateristics not yellow.
The course definitely is great for bringing all of the awarness and concepts around integral into a practical domain and it helped me to see that I am already doing most of the things correctly, and that it’s more about my theoretical understanding and being in some sort of sangha, where the teacher is on a high stage of development. On Leo’s Spiral Dynamics example thread you can see a lot of teachers who are above turqouise most likely even.
I’ve been around green my whole life and I got tired of it very early… I am more of a counter culture kid, so I had to work through and still am working through stage red stuff and trauma. I still slip up and down the spiral based on living conditions, which are a core part of Spiral Dynamics, LC1, LC2, LC3 etc…
The bonus sections are also awesome !
The course is great if you want to know more about power dynamics, integral concepts around sex, higher stages above turqouise and to get a taste of them, as well as stages below turqouise or Integral / Teal. Ken explains all of the above fantastically, and this definitely helped me to build a core understanding around Integral in an experiantial manner, as well as conceptually. This would be my honest feedback from taking the course. I noticed also how deep all of this stuff is and that even though I took the course, my understanding of integral theory still feels incomplete.