Original MindMap hosted at integralsigularity.com (Lion Albaugh). This site has been offline since 2007, and the mindmap was retrieved using the WayBack Machine (archive.org)
- Eric Blue
1.1.1 The words, symbols, icons, and objects which attach to a vMeme
1.1.2 The words, symbols, music, literary metaphors, icons, artifacts, and other “concrete” objects that are the end products and specific storage containers of vMemes.
1.1.3 Example: flags, logos, gang colors, musical lyrics, architectural style
1.2.1 Issues, causes, and events which form around a vMeme’s energy field.
1.2.2 The idea, cause, issue, position, or event that is attracted by a vMeme and into which the vMeme also injects its Core Intelligence.
1.2.3 The Theme then becomes a representative of or a conveyance for that specific vMeme, i.e., religion, political view, social-cultural movement, philosophy, symbolic event, celebration, etc.
1.3.1 Acquired through communication
188.8.131.52 Themes and intangible structure
184.108.40.206 Semes & tangible signs
220.127.116.11 Worldviews & ethical mode
18.104.22.168 Attitudes, ideas & beliefs
22.214.171.124 Values as content, what matter
126.96.36.199 Self-image & character
1.4.1 Biological codes, patterns, and predispositions
1.4.2 Individual and collective biological genetic pools
1.4.3 A Closed, Open, and Arrested condition/capacity (within the person)
1.4.4 Personality—temperament and texture attribute
1.4.5 Physiological Characteristics and traits
1.4.6 Propensities towards intelligences and capacities
1.4.10 Body shape and change
1.4.11 Disease potentials
1.4.12 Racial characteristics
1.5.1 Repertoire of all awakened, accessible vMemes
1.5.2 Within the worldview:
188.8.131.52 Epistemologies—ways of knowing
184.108.40.206 Filters and Editors (both conscious and unconscious) to sift and sort input.
220.127.116.11 Priority Stack—cluster that exists in varying degrees of strength and relevance when a person/organization/society is in a “idle” position (before a mindset-focusing stimulus) and which orders inputs.
18.104.22.168 Ways of Interpreting themes and Connecting with semes.
22.214.171.124 Lenses that magnify or minimize events in the perceptual world.
126.96.36.199 Pattern Recognition and Scanning for relationships.
188.8.131.52 Structures of like/dislike, approach/avoidance, and live-for/die-for causes
1.6.1 Online vMemes activated at a specific time and place in response to specific Life Conditions.
1.6.2 This is shaped by previous experiences, the relative priority of a person’s vMeme cluster, and the unique properties of the message or stimulus that activates and focuses the mind.
184.108.40.206 1. vMEMEs manifest the core intelligences that form systems and impact human behavior.
220.127.116.11.1 A vMEME contains the basic package of:
18.104.22.168.1.3 Instructions for how we:
22.214.171.124.1.3.1 Make decisions
126.96.36.199.1.3.2 Prioritize our lives
188.8.131.52.2 Each vMEME has a directional compass that makes it:
184.108.40.206.3 vMEMEs cannot be detected by behavior
220.127.116.11.3.1 They can only be detected by understanding why someone is doing or saying certain things.
18.104.22.168 2. vMEMEs impact all of life’s choices
22.214.171.124.1 vMEMEs are self-organizing entities that impact virtually everything in our lives.
126.96.36.199.2 vMEMEs act like magnetic fields that bind entitities together or cause them to repel.
188.8.131.52.3 Change requires a panful uprooting of one vMEME before another can take hold
184.108.40.206.4 vMEMEs develop minds of their own
220.127.116.11 3. vMEMEs express both healthy and unhealthy qualities
18.104.22.168.1 Healthy vMEMES:
22.214.171.124.1.1 They allow or even facilitate the positive expression of other vMEMEs on the evolving Spiral, even though they may be in competition for influence.
126.96.36.199 4. vMEMEs are structures of thinking
188.8.131.52.1 “vMEMEs determine how people think or make decisions in constrast to what they believe or value.
184.108.40.206.2 Schemas=vMEMEs; containers in which contents can be po
220.127.116.11.3 Conflicts occur between vMEMEs when they overlap in limited space, either physical or conceptual, and seek to influence the same people.
18.104.22.168 5. vMEMEs can brighten and dim as Life conditions change
22.214.171.124.1 vMEMEs are cybernetic (able to read, feedback, and adjust)
126.96.36.199.1.1 vMEMEs are driven to:
188.8.131.52.1.1.1 Preserve their core intelligences
184.108.40.206.1.1.2 Proliferate their influence whenever they find open minds
220.127.116.11.1.2 vMEMEs have the capacity to shift:
18.104.22.168.1.2.3 Field of Operation
22.214.171.124 Principle 1: Humans possess the capacity to create new vMemes
126.96.36.199.1 A. A set of instructions, probably encoded in our DNA, that equip us to awaken new systems which add to or even replace old ones
188.8.131.52.2 B. Dynamic forces generated in both nature and nurture that trigger specific systems
184.108.40.206.3 C. The capacity of the human brain to house a number of subsystems, all at the same time, with some active and others relatively passive
220.127.116.11 Principle 2: Life Conditions awaken vMemes which may emerge, surge, regress, or fade in response
18.104.22.168.1 The Four aspects of Life Conditions:
22.214.171.124.1.1 Location along the overall line of human development, the particular culture’s stage of emergence, and phases in the individual’s life passages
126.96.36.199.1.4 The Physical conditions, both natural and man-made ecology, within the perception of the individual or group
188.8.131.52.1.5 Priorities, needs, concerns, and requirements for existence facing a particular individual or group, some of which are common to all humans and others unique to a culture, community, or personality.
184.108.40.206.1.7 Individual, group, and cultural placement within hierarchies of power, status, and influence.
220.127.116.11 Principle 3: vMemes zig-zag between Express-self and Sacrifice-self themes.
18.104.22.168.1 Swing from Internal ‘me’ to an External ‘we’ locus of control and then back again
22.214.171.124.2 Swing in the centrality of the self b/w a free-standing individual and a person defined primarily in terms of the group.
126.96.36.199.3 Swing in reliance on external inputs and feedback form others to trusting internal judgments.
188.8.131.52.4 Swing from attempting to explore the external world and master it to a need to repair the inner world and coming to peace with it.
184.108.40.206.5 Warm colors are for self/expressive,
220.127.116.11.6 Cool colors for communal/collectivist
18.104.22.168.7 The proportion of me to we vMemes sets the tone for generations.
22.214.171.124 Principle 4: vMemes emerge along the Spiral in a wave-like fashion
126.96.36.199.1.1 1. Enters minds of prophets and visionaries
188.8.131.52.1.2 2. Attacked by antibodies of earlier vMemes
184.108.40.206.1.3 3. Becomes “cutting edge
220.127.116.11.2.1 1. Spreads widely
18.104.22.168.2.2 2. Codified by truth keepers
22.214.171.124.2.3 3. Starts to become calcified and rigidified
126.96.36.199.3.1 1. Modus Operandi no longer handles problems
188.8.131.52.3.2 2. Becomes symbols and rituals
184.108.40.206.3.3 3. Residue remains
220.127.116.11 Principle 5: vMemes spiral up and down through levels of complexity
18.104.22.168.1 Four characteristics of the overall flow:
22.214.171.124.1.1 1. Expansion of Psychological Space:
126.96.36.199.1.2 2. Expanison of Conceptual Space:
188.8.131.52.1.2.1 Toward more multifaceted personalities, diverse organizational forms, and a much more complicated planet
184.108.40.206.1.2.2 Toward bigger picture views, wider span of influence, and extended time frames
220.127.116.11.1.3 3. A progressive Increase of Alternatives
18.104.22.168.1.3.1 Toward more choices to make from a broader menu of ways to do a thing.
22.214.171.124.1.4 4. A Progressive Increase in Degrees of Behavioral Freedom
126.96.36.199.1.4.1 Toward more possibilities in terms of how to be, ways to display emotions, acceptable kinds of human interrelationships.
188.8.131.52 Principle 6: vMemes coexist within our ‘onion’-like profiles
184.108.40.206.1 vMemes are types of thinking nested in us rather than types of us
220.127.116.11 Principle 7: vMemes cluster in Tiers of Six along the spiral
18.104.22.168 The process whereby people bond to, attach to, then unbond or detach from Themes and Semes.
22.214.171.124 Core intelligences that shape psychosocial systems
126.96.36.199 Capacities to fit complexities
188.8.131.52 A “bottom line” for human existence
184.108.40.206 A Rationale for why things happen.
220.127.116.11 A Level of Complexity of functioning
18.104.22.168 A Neurological Capacity to detect and deal with a specific set of life conditions
22.214.171.124 A Range of Development from low to high elaboration
126.96.36.199 A Closed, Open, and Arrested condition (within the situation and context)
188.8.131.52 A specific package of Approaches to Emotions and feelings
184.108.40.206 A Concept of Time and place
220.127.116.11 A Locus of Control (from inside or outside)
18.104.22.168 A degree of Predation or Proliferation (how driven to spread outward like a virus or consolidate inwardly; how much to move beyond boundaries or to operate within the boundaries.
22.214.171.124 A Particle-Field Focus between concentration on individual particles (elites) or the entire field (collectives)
126.96.36.199.1.1 The world is vague
188.8.131.52.1.2 Based upon biological imperatives
184.108.40.206.1.3 Living consists of being passive, non-resistant
220.127.116.11.1.4 Compliant to the will of nature
18.104.22.168.1 Periodic Physiological
22.214.171.124.1 Distress and delight based on biological satisfaction
126.96.36.199.1 Offer food, water
188.8.131.52.3 Input through basic senses
184.108.40.206.4 Touch (if safe)
220.127.116.11.5 Caress to give reassurance
18.104.22.168.1 Withdraw food or make threatening moves
22.214.171.124.2 Cause physical pain or discomfort through temperature
126.96.36.199.4 Treat as animal-like being
188.8.131.52.1 To obtain the immediate satisfaction of the imperative periodic physiological needs of the species in order to insure continued survival
184.108.40.206 Coping Mechanisms
220.127.116.11.1 Depends on life support systems—either from nature or from other people.
18.104.22.168.1.1 The world is mysterious
22.214.171.124.1.2 Full of good and evil spirits
126.96.36.199.1.3 Threatening and fraught with dangers
188.8.131.52.1.4 Powerful figures, tokens, and clans offer safety and protection from har
184.108.40.206.1 A-periodic Physiological
220.127.116.11.1 Classical Conditioning
18.104.22.168.1 Lives with fear and superstition
22.214.171.124.2 Respect for powerful figures
126.96.36.199.3 Appeals to safety, magic, mysticism
188.8.131.52.4 Traditional ways and customs
184.108.40.206.5 Desires of spirit beings
220.127.116.11.6 Signs and omens
18.104.22.168.7 Give tokens and tangible good
22.214.171.124.9 Show honor to ancestors
126.96.36.199.1 Speak ill of the chief or tribe
188.8.131.52.2 Step on or desecrate sacred grounds
184.108.40.206.3 Violate taboos or ritual ways
220.127.116.11.4 Introduce ambiguity
18.104.22.168.5 Isolate and force accelerated change and uncertainty
22.214.171.124.6 Threaten family
126.96.36.199.7 Disrespect elders or ancestors
188.8.131.52.8 Don’t try to understand
184.108.40.206.1 To insure safety and security by holding to the tribal ways, defending the clan against danger, and being willing to sacrifice the self for the good of the group and/or chieftain.
220.127.116.11 Coping Mechanisms
18.104.22.168.1 Relies on totems, taboos, rituals, omens, spirits, and signs
22.214.171.124.2 Finds comfort and protection from family, clan, or tribe
126.96.36.199.1.1 The world is filled with aggression, hostility, anger, selfishness, hedonism
188.8.131.52.1.2 The world is dominated through power
184.108.40.206.1 Psychological Survival
220.127.116.11.1 Operant Conditioning
18.104.22.168.1 Caught up in anger and avoiding shame
22.214.171.124.1 Immediate Payoffs
126.96.36.199.2 Macho appeals, challenges, and dares
188.8.131.52.4 More clout and personal power
184.108.40.206.5 Looking good and getting due respect
220.127.116.11.6 Gaining control over nature and other people
18.104.22.168.7 Getting by with something
22.214.171.124.8 Prizes and Rewards—NOW
126.96.36.199.1 Challenge power or courage
188.8.131.52.2 Shame or put down person/group
184.108.40.206.3 Move onto turf uninvited
220.127.116.11.4 Display more powerful weapons
18.104.22.168.5 Make gestures and name-call
22.214.171.124.6 Be derisive and laugh
126.96.36.199.7 Make to lose face
188.8.131.52.8 Taunt as an outsider
184.108.40.206.9 Appear or talk weak
220.127.116.11.1 To gain enough power to instantly gratify needs, impulses, and desires through a willingness to fight against any kind of domination or threat
18.104.22.168 Coping Mechanisms
22.214.171.124.1 Tends to be guiltless
126.96.36.199.2 Depends only on the self—trusts no one else
188.8.131.52.1.1 The World is deterministic
184.108.40.206.1.3 Characterized with rigid categories
220.127.116.11.1 Deals with an almost perpetual guilt burden
18.104.22.168.1 Duty, honor, country
22.214.171.124.2 Obedience to higher authority
126.96.36.199.4 Sacrifice and discipline
188.8.131.52.5 Rewards for didication to come in the afterlife
184.108.40.206.8 Standards & Norms
220.127.116.11.9 Finding greater meaning
18.104.22.168.10 Being a good citizen
22.214.171.124.1 Attack religion, country, or ethnic heritage
126.96.36.199.2 Desecrate symbols or Holy Books
188.8.131.52.3 Put down the One-True-Way or make fun of it
184.108.40.206.4 Violate chain-of-command
220.127.116.11.5 Disregard rules and directives
18.104.22.168.6 Appear unfair or sleazy
22.214.171.124.8 Use “bad” language
126.96.36.199.9 Demean the standards
188.8.131.52.1 To conform to a directive design, those superior forces, which guide man and his destiny along prescribed paths.
184.108.40.206.2 The purpose is to maintain stability for the present and to guarantee the future reward, which is not being earned in the present.
220.127.116.11 Coping Mechanisms
18.104.22.168.1 Follows “the rules”
22.214.171.124.2 Strives to maintain an orderly system
126.96.36.199.3 Shuns that which is “wrong” and those who do so
188.8.131.52.4 Supports the belief through sacrifice and discipline
184.108.40.206.1 Obedience orientation
220.127.116.11.2 Systems orientation
18.104.22.168.3 Punitive orientation
22.214.171.124.1.1 The world is rich in natural and human resources with allow individuals and cultures to create their own “good life”
126.96.36.199.1.2 Full of material abundance
188.8.131.52.1 Opportunities to succeed
184.108.40.206.2 Progress, growth, winning, achievement, making things better
220.127.116.11.3 Competitive edge & advantages
18.104.22.168.5 New and Improved
22.214.171.124.8 Prevailing through experience
126.96.36.199.10 Make deals and bargains
188.8.131.52.11 Treat like a VIP
184.108.40.206.1 Put down profit or entrepreneurism
220.127.116.11.2 Talk about collectivization
18.104.22.168.3 Challenge compulsive drives
22.214.171.124.4 Deny rewards for good performance
126.96.36.199.7 Trap with rules and procedures
188.8.131.52.8 Fail to bargain or negotiate
184.108.40.206.9 Seem inflexible
220.127.116.11.10 Treat as one of the herd
18.104.22.168.1 Individually, the goal is to achieve politically and materialistically through the skillful use of power, popularity, and prestige, enjoying the thrills of winning and the satisfaction of accomplishment.
22.214.171.124.2 Culturally, the archivist goal is to conquer the world by learning its secrets in order to provide a higher level of existence here and now.
126.96.36.199 Coping Mechanisms
188.8.131.52.1.2 Effective game playing and manipulative skills
184.108.40.206.1.3 Multiplistic thinking and acceptance of risk
220.127.116.11.2.2 Rewarding entrepreneurism and progressive thinking
18.104.22.168.1.1 The world has been depersonalized through determinism and technology
22.214.171.124.1.2 Feels need to rediscover basic humanity
126.96.36.199.1 Carries great responsibility for others and the burden of caring so much.
188.8.131.52.1 Participation and involvement
184.108.40.206.2 Consensus decisions
220.127.116.11.4 Liberation of the oppressed
18.104.22.168.6 Acceptance of human weakness and foibles
22.214.171.124.8 Environment sensitivity
126.96.36.199.10 Political correctness
188.8.131.52.12 Social Responsibility and awareness
184.108.40.206.14 Corporate citizenship
220.127.116.11.15 Community Involvement
18.104.22.168.1 Assault the group’s goals and ideals
22.214.171.124.2 Try to get centralized control
126.96.36.199.3 Divide the group
188.8.131.52.4 Reject collective for individual accountability
184.108.40.206.5 Support aggressive competition
220.127.116.11.6 Deny affect and feelings
18.104.22.168.7 Degrade quality of life or environment
22.214.171.124.8 Appear cold-blooded
126.96.36.199.9 Appear mercenary
188.8.131.52.10 Rely on “hard facts” to the exclusion of people factors
184.108.40.206.11 Act elitist or exclusive
220.127.116.11.1 To seek peace with the inner self and the inner selves of others, in the belief that people need to be needed.
18.104.22.168 Coping Mechanisms
22.214.171.124.1.1 Emergence of true interpersonalism with a focus on “I and Though” relationships
126.96.36.199.2.2 Humanitarianism (a moral imperative to provide for the needs of all the needs of all members of the human race)
188.8.131.52.1.1 A world in danger of collapse
184.108.40.206.1.2 Sees life as diverse, paradoxical, and pluralistic
220.127.116.11.1 What emotionality there is in this stage is based in feelings about one’s own performance and failures of systems to function as needed.
18.104.22.168.1 Liberate to be and do as one chooses
22.214.171.124.2 Learning interesting things to enhance quality of being
126.96.36.199.3 Access to diversity in people, choices, and big picture views
188.8.131.52.4 Enhancing competency and functionality
184.108.40.206.1 Force rules without reasons
220.127.116.11.2 Impose dysfunctional structure
18.104.22.168.3 Focus on minor details
22.214.171.124.5 Deny individual control of time
126.96.36.199.6 Make work repetitive
188.8.131.52.7 Close access to varied information or learning resources
184.108.40.206.8 Try to homogenize
220.127.116.11.9 Knowingly harm people or the environment
18.104.22.168.10 Pass the buck to the future
22.214.171.124.11 Force groupness
126.96.36.199.12 Ignore diversity of thinking
188.8.131.52.1 To re-acquaint man and nature and to approach the problems of living in a world of scarcity with delicate and diminishing resources.
184.108.40.206 Coping Mechanisms
220.127.116.11.1 Behaving in systemic terms
18.104.22.168.1 Flowing and ecological
22.214.171.124.1 Seems to reactivate outer focused spirituality based in liberation of consciousness without ceremony or groupiness.
126.96.36.199.2 Set short term goals at expense of living system in the long-term
188.8.131.52.3 Enforce narrow vies about ethnicities, ideologies, and political conflict
184.108.40.206.4 Deny spirituality
220.127.116.11.5 Make self-serving excuses
18.104.22.168.7 Seek advantages through deception
22.214.171.124.9 Take a narrow view
126.96.36.199.10 Put up with destructive forces
188.8.131.52.11 Take the easy course
184.108.40.206.12 Be too earthbound
220.127.116.11 Coping Mechanisms
18.104.22.168.1.1 The world is vague
22.214.171.124.1.2 Based upon biological imperatives
126.96.36.199.1.3 Living consists of being passive, non-resistant
188.8.131.52.1.4 Compliant to the will of nature
184.108.40.206.1.1 The world is mysterious
220.127.116.11.1.2 Full of good and evil spirits
18.104.22.168.1.3 Threatening and fraught with dangers
22.214.171.124.1.4 Powerful figures, tokens, and clans offer safety and protection from har
126.96.36.199.1.1 The world is filled with aggression, hostility, anger, selfishness, hedonism
188.8.131.52.1.2 The world is dominated through power
184.108.40.206.1.1 The World is deterministic
220.127.116.11.1.3 Characterized with rigid categories
18.104.22.168.1.1 The world is rich in natural and human resources with allow individuals and cultures to create their own “good life”
22.214.171.124.1.2 Full of material abundance
126.96.36.199.1.1 The world has been depersonalized through determinism and technology
188.8.131.52.1.2 Feels need to rediscover basic humanity
184.108.40.206.1.1 A world in danger of collapse
220.127.116.11.1.2 Sees life as diverse, paradoxical, and pluralistic
18.104.22.168.1 Periodic Physiological
22.214.171.124.1 A-periodic Physiological
126.96.36.199.1 Psychological Survival
188.8.131.52.1 Classical Conditioning
184.108.40.206.1 Operant Conditioning
220.127.116.11.1 Flowing and ecological
18.104.22.168.1 Distress and delight based on biological satisfaction
22.214.171.124.1 Lives with fear and superstition
126.96.36.199.1 Caught up in anger and avoiding shame
188.8.131.52.1 Deals with an almost perpetual guilt burden
184.108.40.206.1 Carries great responsibility for others and the burden of caring so much.
220.127.116.11.1 What emotionality there is in this stage is based in feelings about one’s own performance and failures of systems to function as needed.
18.104.22.168.1 Seems to reactivate outer focused spirituality based in liberation of consciousness without ceremony or groupiness.
22.214.171.124.1 Offer food, water
126.96.36.199.3 Input through basic senses
188.8.131.52.4 Touch (if safe)
184.108.40.206.5 Caress to give reassurance
220.127.116.11.2 Respect for powerful figures
18.104.22.168.3 Appeals to safety, magic, mysticism
22.214.171.124.4 Traditional ways and customs
126.96.36.199.5 Desires of spirit beings
188.8.131.52.6 Signs and omens
184.108.40.206.7 Give tokens and tangible good
220.127.116.11.9 Show honor to ancestors
18.104.22.168.1 Immediate Payoffs
22.214.171.124.2 Macho appeals, challenges, and dares
126.96.36.199.4 More clout and personal power
188.8.131.52.5 Looking good and getting due respect
184.108.40.206.6 Gaining control over nature and other people
220.127.116.11.7 Getting by with something
18.104.22.168.8 Prizes and Rewards—NOW
22.214.171.124.1 Duty, honor, country
126.96.36.199.3 Obedience to higher authority
188.8.131.52.5 Sacrifice and discipline
184.108.40.206.6 Rewards for didication to come in the afterlife
220.127.116.11.9 Standards & Norms
18.104.22.168.10 Finding greater meaning
22.214.171.124.11 Being a good citizen
126.96.36.199.1 Opportunities to succeed
188.8.131.52.2 Progress, growth, winning, achievement, making things better
184.108.40.206.3 Competitive edge & advantages
220.127.116.11.5 New and Improved
18.104.22.168.8 Prevailing through experience
22.214.171.124.10 Make deals and bargains
126.96.36.199.11 Treat like a VIP
188.8.131.52.1 Participation and involvement
184.108.40.206.2 Consensus decisions
220.127.116.11.4 Liberation of the oppressed
18.104.22.168.6 Acceptance of human weakness and foibles
22.214.171.124.8 Environment sensitivity
126.96.36.199.10 Political correctness
188.8.131.52.12 Social Responsibility and awareness
184.108.40.206.14 Corporate citizenship
220.127.116.11.15 Community Involvement
18.104.22.168.1 Liberate to be and do as one chooses
22.214.171.124.2 Learning interesting things to enhance quality of being
126.96.36.199.3 Access to diversity in people, choices, and big picture views
188.8.131.52.4 Enhancing competency and functionality
184.108.40.206.1 Withdraw food or make threatening moves
220.127.116.11.2 Cause physical pain or discomfort through temperature
18.104.22.168.4 Treat as animal-like being
22.214.171.124.1 Speak ill of the chief or tribe
126.96.36.199.2 Step on or desecrate sacred grounds
188.8.131.52.3 Violate taboos or ritual ways
184.108.40.206.4 Introduce ambiguity
220.127.116.11.5 Isolate and force accelerated change and uncertainty
18.104.22.168.6 Threaten family
22.214.171.124.7 Disrespect elders or ancestors
126.96.36.199.8 Don’t try to understand
188.8.131.52.1 Challenge power or courage
184.108.40.206.2 Shame or put down person/group
220.127.116.11.3 Move onto turf uninvited
18.104.22.168.4 Display more powerful weapons
22.214.171.124.5 Make gestures and name-call
126.96.36.199.6 Be derisive and laugh
188.8.131.52.7 Make to lose face
184.108.40.206.8 Taunt as an outsider
220.127.116.11.9 Appear or talk weak
18.104.22.168.1 Attack religion, country, or ethnic heritage
22.214.171.124.2 Desecrate symbols or Holy Books
126.96.36.199.3 Put down the One-True-Way or make fun of it
188.8.131.52.4 Violate chain-of-command
184.108.40.206.5 Disregard rules and directives
220.127.116.11.6 Appear unfair or sleazy
18.104.22.168.8 Use “bad” language
22.214.171.124.9 Demean the standards
126.96.36.199.1 Put down profit or entrepreneurism
188.8.131.52.2 Talk about collectivization
184.108.40.206.3 Challenge compulsive drives
220.127.116.11.4 Deny rewards for good performance
18.104.22.168.7 Trap with rules and procedures
22.214.171.124.8 Fail to bargain or negotiate
126.96.36.199.9 Seem inflexible
188.8.131.52.10 Treat as one of the herd
184.108.40.206.1 Assault the group’s goals and ideals
220.127.116.11.2 Try to get centralized control
18.104.22.168.3 Divide the group
22.214.171.124.4 Reject collective for individual accountability
126.96.36.199.5 Support aggressive competition
188.8.131.52.6 Deny affect and feelings
184.108.40.206.7 Degrade quality of life or environment
220.127.116.11.8 Appear cold-blooded
18.104.22.168.9 Appear mercenary
22.214.171.124.10 Rely on “hard facts” to the exclusion of people factors
126.96.36.199.11 Act elitist or exclusive
188.8.131.52.1 Force rules without reasons
184.108.40.206.2 Impose dysfunctional structure
220.127.116.11.3 Focus on minor details
18.104.22.168.5 Deny individual control of time
22.214.171.124.6 Make work repetitive
126.96.36.199.7 Close access to varied information or learning resources
188.8.131.52.8 Try to homogenize
184.108.40.206.9 Knowingly harm people or the environment
220.127.116.11.10 Pass the buck to the future
18.104.22.168.11 Force groupness
22.214.171.124.12 Ignore diversity of thinking
126.96.36.199.2 Set short term goals at expense of living system in the long-term
188.8.131.52.3 Enforce narrow vies about ethnicities, ideologies, and political conflict
184.108.40.206.4 Deny spirituality
220.127.116.11.5 Make self-serving excuses
18.104.22.168.7 Seek advantages through deception
22.214.171.124.9 Take a narrow view
126.96.36.199.10 Put up with destructive forces
188.8.131.52.11 Take the easy course
184.108.40.206.12 Be too earthbound
220.127.116.11.1 To obtain the immediate satisfaction of the imperative periodic physiological needs of the species in order to insure continued survival
18.104.22.168.1 To insure safety and security by holding to the tribal ways, defending the clan against danger, and being willing to sacrifice the self for the good of the group and/or chieftain.
22.214.171.124.1 To gain enough power to instantly gratify needs, impulses, and desires through a willingness to fight against any kind of domination or threat
126.96.36.199.1 To conform to a directive design, those superior forces, which guide man and his destiny along prescribed paths.
188.8.131.52.2 The purpose is to maintain stability for the present and to guarantee the future reward, which is not being earned in the present.
184.108.40.206.1 Individually, the goal is to achieve politically and materialistically through the skillful use of power, popularity, and prestige, enjoying the thrills of winning and the satisfaction of accomplishment.
220.127.116.11.2 Culturally, the archivist goal is to conquer the world by learning its secrets in order to provide a higher level of existence here and now.
18.104.22.168.1 To seek peace with the inner self and the inner selves of others, in the belief that people need to be needed.
22.214.171.124.1 To re-acquaint man and nature and to approach the problems of living in a world of scarcity with delicate and diminishing resources.
126.96.36.199.1 Depends on life support systems—either from nature or from other people.
188.8.131.52.1 Relies on totems, taboos, rituals, omens, spirits, and signs
184.108.40.206.2 Finds comfort and protection from family, clan, or tribe
220.127.116.11.1 Tends to be guiltless
18.104.22.168.2 Depends only on the self—trusts no one else
22.214.171.124.1 Follows “the rules”
126.96.36.199.2 Strives to maintain an orderly system
188.8.131.52.3 Shuns that which is “wrong” and those who do so
184.108.40.206.4 Supports the belief through sacrifice and discipline
220.127.116.11.1.2 Effective game playing and manipulative skills
18.104.22.168.1.3 Multiplistic thinking and acceptance of risk
22.214.171.124.2.2 Rewarding entrepreneurism and progressive thinking
126.96.36.199.1.1 Emergence of true interpersonalism with a focus on “I and Though” relationships
188.8.131.52.2.2 Humanitarianism (a moral imperative to provide for the needs of all the needs of all members of the human race)
184.108.40.206.1 Behaving in systemic terms
220.127.116.11.1 Obedience orientation
18.104.22.168.2 Systems orientation
22.214.171.124.3 Punitive orientation
3.1 6 Conditions of Change
3.1.1 Condition 1: Potential
126.96.36.199 Before Change intervention it is necessary to first assess the capacity of the person or group to change in the intended direction.
188.8.131.52.1 Estimating the Potential for Change: OAC Status
184.108.40.206.1.1 OPEN: potential for more complex functioning
220.127.116.11.1.1.1 Healthiest form with most possibilities for adjustment
18.104.22.168.1.1.2 History and capacities conducive to movement
22.214.171.124.1.1.3 Open state thinking changes as conditions/realities change
126.96.36.199.1.1.4 Deals effectively with barriers
188.8.131.52.1.1.5 Doesn’t present as sharp a picture of the level as Closed does
184.108.40.206.1.1.6 The open state should be thought of in respect to an issue not necessarily a global style of living.
220.127.116.11.1.2 ARRESTED: caught by barriers in self/situation
18.104.22.168.1.2.1 Possibility for change only if barriers are overcome
22.214.171.124.1.2.2 May lack insights that explain what is happening
126.96.36.199.1.2.3 Will require more dissonance be created to spark change
188.8.131.52.1.2.4 Makes excuses and rationalizes the status quo
184.108.40.206.1.2.5 Change efforts here are directed to refine, polish, and work harder and smarter. (Change of the first variation)
220.127.116.11.1.3 CLOSED: blocked by biopsychosocial capacities
18.104.22.168.1.3.1 May lack neurological equipment or necessary intelligences
22.214.171.124.1.3.2 Historic traumas may have triggered closure
126.96.36.199.1.3.3 Unable to recognize barriers, much less overcome them
188.8.131.52.1.3.4 Threatened by change and fights to stay put or else
184.108.40.206.1.3.5 Closed state thinkers often exhibit a core vMeme at its peak, shutting the door to both past and future vMemes on the rest of the spiral.
220.127.116.11.1.3.6 Closedness can spring from one of two sources:
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 The outside LC’s which activate the vMeme
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 One’s genes and ‘wiring’ within
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1 Thus far there is no way to tell which dynamic triggers the CLOSED system.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2 If it is from he LC’s and situational it may be alterable
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.3 If it is biological, it may well be unalterable.
184.108.40.206.1.3.7 Signs of CLOSEDNESS:
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1 Lack of adaptability to a changing milieu.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.2 Every idea is washed in the same color, regardless.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.3 Laughter, anger, conversational topics are out of context.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.4 Behavior appears awkward and contrived.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1 There is never enough
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.2 The person’s urges are never satisfied.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.3 The CLOSED individual always needs more and makes incessant demands.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.4 There is always doubt.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1 There is no other position, no other way to be.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.2 Any other view is rejected out of hand.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.3 Only a few people are in the inner circle.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 UNDUE RESPONSE TO FRUSTRATION:
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1 Reactions to barriers or being blocked are extreme, far beyond what is called for in the situation.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.2 Flies off the handle at even minor difficulties.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.3 When stressed the CLOSED person becomes irritable quickly.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.4 Expect blowups
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 FULFILLS TASKS TO EXTREMES:
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1 A perfectionist
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.3 A person who constantly checks and rechecks to make sure it is ‘right;
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 BUILDS A SHELL:
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1 Avoids exposure to other positions or views.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.2 Hides or destroys information that runs counter to one’s position.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.3 Demands censorship and thought control.
188.8.131.52 Stipulations for meeting Condition 1:
184.108.40.206.1 The thinking is not CLOSED, but is OPEN or at least ARRESTED.
220.127.116.11.2 The Person or group has not reached the limit of available capacities, whatever the reasons for that ceiling may be.
18.104.22.168.3 The requisite intelligences are present to deal in the more complex social environment (milieu). This includes Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences.
22.214.171.124.4 The person, organization, or society is free from restrictive pathologies, unresolved ‘sink-holes’, and historical baggage.
3.1.2 Condition 2: Solutions
126.96.36.199 Do not expect change into new levels if serious, unresolved problems or threats still exist within the present state.
188.8.131.52.1 Instead of threats, satiate the vMemes that are active.
184.108.40.206.2 Read the problems and solve them at the present level.
220.127.116.11 To satisfy Condition 2, be certain that:
18.104.22.168.1 Problems of the vMeme at the current spiral level are being adequately managed.
22.214.171.124.2 A zone of comfort has been reached and relative balance achieved.
126.96.36.199.3 Excess energy is available to explore the next more complex system.
3.1.3 Condition 3: Dissonance
188.8.131.52 Change does not occur unless the boat rocks.
184.108.40.206 What factors produce the sensation of dissonance?
220.127.116.11.1 Awareness of the growing gap between Life Conditions and current means for handling those problems.
18.104.22.168.2 Enough turbulence to create a sense that ‘something is wrong’ without so much chaos that the whole world seems to be coming apart.
22.214.171.124.3 Abject failure of old solutions to solve the problems of new Life Conditions may stimulate fresh thinking, release energy, and liberate the next vMemes along the spiral.
3.1.4 Condition 4: Barriers
126.96.36.199 Identify and Overcome barriers.
188.8.131.52.1 They must be identified concretely and then:
184.108.40.206.1.1 A) eliminated
220.127.116.11.1.3 C) neutralized
18.104.22.168.1.4 D) reframed into something else
22.214.171.124.2 These barriers are first identified as part of the external field and Life Conditions, then later purged form the mindset of the person or group.
126.96.36.199.2.1 In the recognition phase barriers are usually seen to be external.
188.8.131.52.2.2 As the barriers are identified concretely in step two, the reason they are effective obstacles show up in one’s self as well as the external environment.
184.108.40.206.2.3 Bridges may need to be burned to replace for-worse with for-better relationships.
220.127.116.11.2.4 Excuses and rationalizations for not implementing change should be exposed.
18.104.22.168.2.5 Be sure there is solid foundation before you start trying to build.
3.1.5 Condition 5: Insight
22.214.171.124 Insight into probable causes and viable alternatives
126.96.36.199.1 1) What went wrong with previous system and why
188.8.131.52.2 2) What resources are now available for handling the problems better.
184.108.40.206 Until people have a rationale for understanding why the prior system was embraced initially and why it was eventually undermined, lasting change into the next order is fitful.
3.1.6 Condition 6: Consolidation
220.127.116.11 Consolidation and support during the transition.
3.2 5 Phases of vMeme Change
18.104.22.168 ALPHA is a place where individual, organizational, or cultural vMeme systems are in sync with and relatively successful at addressing the Life Conditions.
22.214.171.124 ALPHA is a state of dynamic tension where the appropriate vMemes match the appropriate Life Conditions.
126.96.36.199.1 An individual ‘has it together’ in his or her personal world and believes it will be relatively smooth sailing for a while.
188.8.131.52.2 A company is doing well in its niche
184.108.40.206.3 The society is meeting the needs of its citizens as challenges and opportunities are matched by resources and people.
220.127.116.11.4 Human systems are in a state of equilibrium, homeostasis, and integration.
18.104.22.168 Two developments challenge ALPHA’s stability:
22.214.171.124.1 1. The external world itself changes in response to natural phenomena and human engineered events.
126.96.36.199.2 2. Meeting the needs of people at the ALPHA stage may well awaken or imbalance other Life Condition vMeme system links, thus upsetting the ALPHA calm.
188.8.131.52 A time of uncertainty, Questioning, and Frustration
184.108.40.206 BETA is a place of doubts
220.127.116.11 BETA in each vMeme:
18.104.22.168.1.1 The habitat can no longer support the bands as food becomes more difficult to find.
22.214.171.124.2.1 The offerings and rituals fail to fend off the evil spirits as the tribal order begins to collapse.
126.96.36.199.3.1 The have/have-nots contract begins to erode as the powerful haves are ‘weighed in the balance and found wanting.’
188.8.131.52.4.1 The Truth no longer guarantees order and the future as doubt, skepticism, and new options appear.
184.108.40.206.5.1 The “good life” is frayed and tarnished by consumptiveness as the search for inner peace flourishes.
220.127.116.11.6.1 Warm, human aspirations wear thin as the realities of the complex societal problems and limited resources are laid bare.
18.104.22.168.7.1 The reliance on individual choices and freedom fails to provide the cooperative action necessary for overall survival.
22.214.171.124 BETA problems are better felt than told.
126.96.36.199 A state of anger, hopelessness, and revolution.
188.8.131.52 There is now clear vision of how bad things are.
184.108.40.206 Before the trap, the Reform option
220.127.116.11.1 The trip to full-fledged GAMMA is not inevitable.
18.104.22.168 Deep GAMMA is a difficult time because part of the perception is a near total lack of power to do anything about it.
22.214.171.124 Confronting GAMMA barriers:
126.96.36.199.1 GAMMA produces an assault on the barriers (Condition 5).
188.8.131.52.2 GAMMA is a time of wanting to escape, run away, breakout, and be free of the bonds that entrap us.
184.108.40.206.3 When confronted with powerful barriers each vMeme will respond differently. The dark side or unhealthy expression is found in GAMMA:
220.127.116.11.3.1.1 When it confronts the barriers, it will curl up in a fetal position and die. San Bushmen who are imprisoned by the police are often dead in the morning.
18.104.22.168.3.2.1 When it confronts the barriers, it will descend into a fearful superstitious existence, totally surrounding the self with altars, rituals, and omens. The Shaman and Chieftain are empowered against the gods.
22.214.171.124.3.3.1 When it confronts the barriers it will go:
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 A) ‘damn the torpedoes; full speed ahead’
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 B) Fight tooth and nail and take no prisoners. Get down and dirty.
18.104.22.168.3.4.1 It will sink into a righteous crusade, sponsor inquisitions and witch hunts, and demonize the enemy while deifying the true patriots.
22.214.171.124.3.5.1 It will engage in sleazy and shady deals, blackmail and bribery, and other under-the-table tactics.
126.96.36.199.3.5.2 Whatever it takes to win.
188.8.131.52.3.6.1 It will descend into a rigid, holier-than-thou, politically correct stance, arrogantly questioning everybody else’s motives.
184.108.40.206.3.7.1 It will evaluate the scene and depart or not after analysis of whether the cards are stacked against positive actions.
220.127.116.11.4 If the Barriers are profound enough, you will see full-scale retrenchment into the previous level down the Spiral.
18.104.22.168.5 The GAMMA trap spawns psychopathic rather than neurotic behaviors.
22.214.171.124 This is a period of excitement and rapid change where the barriers are overcome and previous restraints drop away.
126.96.36.199 Getting rid of what you do not like does not mean that you have captured what you want.
188.8.131.52 Reflects the consolidation of ideas and insights from the previous phases.
3.3 8 Variations of vMeme Change
3.3.1 CV-1: Fine Tune/Trim-Alpha
184.108.40.206 Make simple adjustments in the system
220.127.116.11 Nothing new is added to the task.
18.104.22.168 Make procedures to tweak the system
3.3.2 CV-2: Reform/Re-Shuffle-Alpha
22.214.171.124 Re-shuffle the same elements or people to meet objectives.
126.96.36.199 Old Content may be replaced but the way of thinking stays the same.
3.3.3 CV-3: Upgrade/Improve-Alpha
188.8.131.52 New or upgraded version/model introduced.
184.108.40.206 Basic operating assumptions remain.
3.3.4 CV-4: Downstetch/Regress-Beta
220.127.116.11 Return to an earlier and simpler solution/perspective to solve problem.
18.104.22.168 No permanent change—only temporary adjustment before returning to original baseline.
3.3.5 CV-5: Upstretch/Progress-Beta
22.214.171.124 Temporary up-shift to more complex solutions.
126.96.36.199 Systems eventually revert back to baseline.
3.3.6 CV-6: Break-out/Attack-Gamma
188.8.131.52 Confront and defeat the old order.
184.108.40.206 Revolutionary change
220.127.116.11 Destroy blocks, eliminate operating functions, remove people
3.3.7 CV-7: Up-shift/Morph-Delta
18.104.22.168 Change to next order of complexity
22.214.171.124 Evolutionary change
126.96.36.199 Old order is subsumed in new order
3.3.8 CV-8: Quantum Change-Delta
188.8.131.52 Massive change, in many variations, across the entire society.
4.1.1 A virus-like condition where a vMEME grows out of control
4.2.1 The pairing to two (or more) vMEMEs which coexist and may even synergize under particular Life Conditions. (A warm color individual/elite vMEME often pairs with a cool communal/collectivist vMEME in synergy.)
4.3.1 The pattern of vMEME movement as they flow over the planet and proliferate through education, immigration and travel, economic transitions, entertainment and the mass media.
4.4.1 (horizontal) The distribution of vMEMEs over social and geographical landforms such as families, companies, communities, regions, and societies
4.5.1 When one vMEME supplants another to become dominant from either higher or lower on the Spiral.
4.6.1 The specific vMEMEs which are active within an individual, organization, or society, which form themselves into a hierarchy for priorities, and which are arranged in response to specific issues and circumstances.
4.7.1 Locales where a specific vMEME clearly dominates at a particular time because of specific Life Conditions.