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Beige - Survival Sense

Introductory comments: The following description of one of the Spiral Dynamics stages of development of consciousness, considered first tier in the Beck and Wilber models (Beck's former co-worker Cowan now rejects the idea of tiers), is taken from a page that is no longer on the Web. It quotes material that is in Beck & Cowan's book on Link to Amazon com Spiral Dynamics, some of which has been quoted in Wilber's book on Integral Psychology (pp.47ff).

"BEIGE 'Survivalistic' MEME 1st Awakening

Graves Code: A-N

Basic theme: Do what you must just to stay alive

Characteristic beliefs and actions:

Where seen: The first peoples, newborn infants, senile elderly, late-stage Alz-heim-er's victims, mentally ill street people, starving masses, bad drug trips, and 'shell shock.' Described in anthropological fiction like Jean Auel's 'Clan of the Cave Bear .'" ( Beck & Cowan, p. 45)


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