What is the Integral Model & how does it work? Why is it so significant for this time in history?
In this class we study the integral model in depth & ask why it could be one of the most important maps for directing us in the creation of more sustainable human societies.
Integral theory is an all-inclusive framework that draws on the key insights of the world’s greatest knowledge traditions.
The awareness gained from drawing on all truths and perspectives allows the Integral thinker to bring new depth, clarity and compassion to every level of human endeavor — from unlocking individual potential to finding new approaches to global-scale problems.
from an article by Mark Manson
AQAL = All Quadrants, All Levels, Lines, etc.
Here you can see a complete glossary of terms of this 'model of models'
Links for Further Study
for the basics
The Journal of Integral Theory and Practice (JITP) is the official source for material related to Integral Theory and its application.
Integral Institute’s mission is to awaken humanity to full self-awareness. By providing research, education and events that foster intentional, behavioral, cultural and social self-awareness, the Institute helps global leaders from all arenas to improve the human condition. The Institute’s vision is that humanity lives with the awareness necessary to compassionately integrate the fragmented and partial perspectives of differing pursuits of the good life.
A presentation by Professor Stuart Hill University of Western Sydney, to the Blue Mountains Permaculture community in June 2011, on permaculture and the 'inner landscape'. - Very similar approach to Integral Permaculture
Professor Stuart B. Hill retells the parable of the "sandbox syndrome" and how real progress will be made when we "find commonality with others, form alliances and develop new measures of success." By keeping ourselves seperate and competitive we limit what we are trying to do.
(Integrating is what it's all about, ultimately)