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
18.104.22.168 Themes and intangible structure
22.214.171.124 Semes & tangible signs
126.96.36.199 Worldviews & ethical mode
188.8.131.52 Attitudes, ideas & beliefs
184.108.40.206 Values as content, what matter
220.127.116.11 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:
18.104.22.168 Epistemologies—ways of knowing
22.214.171.124 Filters and Editors (both conscious and unconscious) to sift and sort input.
126.96.36.199 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.
188.8.131.52 Ways of Interpreting themes and Connecting with semes.
184.108.40.206 Lenses that magnify or minimize events in the perceptual world.
220.127.116.11 Pattern Recognition and Scanning for relationships.
18.104.22.168 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.
22.214.171.124 1. vMEMEs manifest the core intelligences that form systems and impact human behavior.
126.96.36.199.1 A vMEME contains the basic package of:
188.8.131.52.1.3 Instructions for how we:
184.108.40.206.1.3.1 Make decisions
220.127.116.11.1.3.2 Prioritize our lives
18.104.22.168.2 Each vMEME has a directional compass that makes it:
22.214.171.124.3 vMEMEs cannot be detected by behavior
126.96.36.199.3.1 They can only be detected by understanding why someone is doing or saying certain things.
188.8.131.52 2. vMEMEs impact all of life’s choices
184.108.40.206.1 vMEMEs are self-organizing entities that impact virtually everything in our lives.
220.127.116.11.2 vMEMEs act like magnetic fields that bind entitities together or cause them to repel.
18.104.22.168.3 Change requires a panful uprooting of one vMEME before another can take hold
22.214.171.124.4 vMEMEs develop minds of their own
126.96.36.199 3. vMEMEs express both healthy and unhealthy qualities
188.8.131.52.1 Healthy vMEMES:
184.108.40.206.1.1 They allow or even facilitate the positive expression of other vMEMEs on the evolving Spiral, even though they may be in competition for influence.
220.127.116.11 4. vMEMEs are structures of thinking
18.104.22.168.1 “vMEMEs determine how people think or make decisions in constrast to what they believe or value.
22.214.171.124.2 Schemas=vMEMEs; containers in which contents can be po
126.96.36.199.3 Conflicts occur between vMEMEs when they overlap in limited space, either physical or conceptual, and seek to influence the same people.
188.8.131.52 5. vMEMEs can brighten and dim as Life conditions change
184.108.40.206.1 vMEMEs are cybernetic (able to read, feedback, and adjust)
220.127.116.11.1.1 vMEMEs are driven to:
18.104.22.168.1.1.1 Preserve their core intelligences
22.214.171.124.1.1.2 Proliferate their influence whenever they find open minds
126.96.36.199.1.2 vMEMEs have the capacity to shift:
188.8.131.52.1.2.3 Field of Operation
184.108.40.206 Principle 1: Humans possess the capacity to create new vMemes
220.127.116.11.1 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
18.104.22.168.2 B. Dynamic forces generated in both nature and nurture that trigger specific systems
22.214.171.124.3 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
126.96.36.199 Principle 2: Life Conditions awaken vMemes which may emerge, surge, regress, or fade in response
188.8.131.52.1 The Four aspects of Life Conditions:
184.108.40.206.1.1 Location along the overall line of human development, the particular culture’s stage of emergence, and phases in the individual’s life passages
220.127.116.11.1.4 The Physical conditions, both natural and man-made ecology, within the perception of the individual or group
18.104.22.168.1.5 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.
22.214.171.124.1.7 Individual, group, and cultural placement within hierarchies of power, status, and influence.
126.96.36.199 Principle 3: vMemes zig-zag between Express-self and Sacrifice-self themes.
188.8.131.52.1 Swing from Internal ‘me’ to an External ‘we’ locus of control and then back again
184.108.40.206.2 Swing in the centrality of the self b/w a free-standing individual and a person defined primarily in terms of the group.
220.127.116.11.3 Swing in reliance on external inputs and feedback form others to trusting internal judgments.
18.104.22.168.4 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.
22.214.171.124.5 Warm colors are for self/expressive,
126.96.36.199.6 Cool colors for communal/collectivist
188.8.131.52.7 The proportion of me to we vMemes sets the tone for generations.
184.108.40.206 Principle 4: vMemes emerge along the Spiral in a wave-like fashion
220.127.116.11.1.1 1. Enters minds of prophets and visionaries
18.104.22.168.1.2 2. Attacked by antibodies of earlier vMemes
22.214.171.124.1.3 3. Becomes “cutting edge
126.96.36.199.2.1 1. Spreads widely
188.8.131.52.2.2 2. Codified by truth keepers
184.108.40.206.2.3 3. Starts to become calcified and rigidified
220.127.116.11.3.1 1. Modus Operandi no longer handles problems
18.104.22.168.3.2 2. Becomes symbols and rituals
22.214.171.124.3.3 3. Residue remains
126.96.36.199 Principle 5: vMemes spiral up and down through levels of complexity
188.8.131.52.1 Four characteristics of the overall flow:
184.108.40.206.1.1 1. Expansion of Psychological Space:
220.127.116.11.1.2 2. Expanison of Conceptual Space:
18.104.22.168.1.2.1 Toward more multifaceted personalities, diverse organizational forms, and a much more complicated planet
22.214.171.124.1.2.2 Toward bigger picture views, wider span of influence, and extended time frames
126.96.36.199.1.3 3. A progressive Increase of Alternatives
188.8.131.52.1.3.1 Toward more choices to make from a broader menu of ways to do a thing.
184.108.40.206.1.4 4. A Progressive Increase in Degrees of Behavioral Freedom
220.127.116.11.1.4.1 Toward more possibilities in terms of how to be, ways to display emotions, acceptable kinds of human interrelationships.
18.104.22.168 Principle 6: vMemes coexist within our ‘onion’-like profiles
22.214.171.124.1 vMemes are types of thinking nested in us rather than types of us
126.96.36.199 Principle 7: vMemes cluster in Tiers of Six along the spiral
188.8.131.52 The process whereby people bond to, attach to, then unbond or detach from Themes and Semes.
184.108.40.206 Core intelligences that shape psychosocial systems
220.127.116.11 Capacities to fit complexities
18.104.22.168 A “bottom line” for human existence
22.214.171.124 A Rationale for why things happen.
126.96.36.199 A Level of Complexity of functioning
188.8.131.52 A Neurological Capacity to detect and deal with a specific set of life conditions
184.108.40.206 A Range of Development from low to high elaboration
220.127.116.11 A Closed, Open, and Arrested condition (within the situation and context)
18.104.22.168 A specific package of Approaches to Emotions and feelings
22.214.171.124 A Concept of Time and place
126.96.36.199 A Locus of Control (from inside or outside)
188.8.131.52 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.
184.108.40.206 A Particle-Field Focus between concentration on individual particles (elites) or the entire field (collectives)
220.127.116.11.1.1 The world is vague
18.104.22.168.1.2 Based upon biological imperatives
22.214.171.124.1.3 Living consists of being passive, non-resistant
126.96.36.199.1.4 Compliant to the will of nature
188.8.131.52.1 Periodic Physiological
184.108.40.206.1 Distress and delight based on biological satisfaction
220.127.116.11.1 Offer food, water
18.104.22.168.3 Input through basic senses
22.214.171.124.4 Touch (if safe)
126.96.36.199.5 Caress to give reassurance
188.8.131.52.1 Withdraw food or make threatening moves
184.108.40.206.2 Cause physical pain or discomfort through temperature
220.127.116.11.4 Treat as animal-like being
18.104.22.168.1 To obtain the immediate satisfaction of the imperative periodic physiological needs of the species in order to insure continued survival
22.214.171.124 Coping Mechanisms
126.96.36.199.1 Depends on life support systems—either from nature or from other people.
188.8.131.52.1.1 The world is mysterious
184.108.40.206.1.2 Full of good and evil spirits
220.127.116.11.1.3 Threatening and fraught with dangers
18.104.22.168.1.4 Powerful figures, tokens, and clans offer safety and protection from har
22.214.171.124.1 A-periodic Physiological
126.96.36.199.1 Classical Conditioning
188.8.131.52.1 Lives with fear and superstition
184.108.40.206.2 Respect for powerful figures
220.127.116.11.3 Appeals to safety, magic, mysticism
18.104.22.168.4 Traditional ways and customs
22.214.171.124.5 Desires of spirit beings
126.96.36.199.6 Signs and omens
188.8.131.52.7 Give tokens and tangible good
184.108.40.206.9 Show honor to ancestors
220.127.116.11.1 Speak ill of the chief or tribe
18.104.22.168.2 Step on or desecrate sacred grounds
22.214.171.124.3 Violate taboos or ritual ways
126.96.36.199.4 Introduce ambiguity
188.8.131.52.5 Isolate and force accelerated change and uncertainty
184.108.40.206.6 Threaten family
220.127.116.11.7 Disrespect elders or ancestors
18.104.22.168.8 Don’t try to understand
22.214.171.124.1 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.
126.96.36.199 Coping Mechanisms
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
220.127.116.11.1.1 The world is filled with aggression, hostility, anger, selfishness, hedonism
18.104.22.168.1.2 The world is dominated through power
22.214.171.124.1 Psychological Survival
126.96.36.199.1 Operant Conditioning
188.8.131.52.1 Caught up in anger and avoiding shame
184.108.40.206.1 Immediate Payoffs
220.127.116.11.2 Macho appeals, challenges, and dares
18.104.22.168.4 More clout and personal power
22.214.171.124.5 Looking good and getting due respect
126.96.36.199.6 Gaining control over nature and other people
188.8.131.52.7 Getting by with something
184.108.40.206.8 Prizes and Rewards—NOW
220.127.116.11.1 Challenge power or courage
18.104.22.168.2 Shame or put down person/group
22.214.171.124.3 Move onto turf uninvited
126.96.36.199.4 Display more powerful weapons
188.8.131.52.5 Make gestures and name-call
184.108.40.206.6 Be derisive and laugh
220.127.116.11.7 Make to lose face
18.104.22.168.8 Taunt as an outsider
22.214.171.124.9 Appear or talk weak
126.96.36.199.1 To gain enough power to instantly gratify needs, impulses, and desires through a willingness to fight against any kind of domination or threat
188.8.131.52 Coping Mechanisms
184.108.40.206.1 Tends to be guiltless
220.127.116.11.2 Depends only on the self—trusts no one else
18.104.22.168.1.1 The World is deterministic
22.214.171.124.1.3 Characterized with rigid categories
126.96.36.199.1 Deals with an almost perpetual guilt burden
188.8.131.52.1 Duty, honor, country
184.108.40.206.2 Obedience to higher authority
220.127.116.11.4 Sacrifice and discipline
18.104.22.168.5 Rewards for didication to come in the afterlife
22.214.171.124.8 Standards & Norms
126.96.36.199.9 Finding greater meaning
188.8.131.52.10 Being a good citizen
184.108.40.206.1 Attack religion, country, or ethnic heritage
220.127.116.11.2 Desecrate symbols or Holy Books
18.104.22.168.3 Put down the One-True-Way or make fun of it
22.214.171.124.4 Violate chain-of-command
126.96.36.199.5 Disregard rules and directives
188.8.131.52.6 Appear unfair or sleazy
184.108.40.206.8 Use “bad” language
220.127.116.11.9 Demean the standards
18.104.22.168.1 To conform to a directive design, those superior forces, which guide man and his destiny along prescribed paths.
22.214.171.124.2 The purpose is to maintain stability for the present and to guarantee the future reward, which is not being earned in the present.
126.96.36.199 Coping Mechanisms
188.8.131.52.1 Follows “the rules”
184.108.40.206.2 Strives to maintain an orderly system
220.127.116.11.3 Shuns that which is “wrong” and those who do so
18.104.22.168.4 Supports the belief through sacrifice and discipline
22.214.171.124.1 Obedience orientation
126.96.36.199.2 Systems orientation
188.8.131.52.3 Punitive orientation
184.108.40.206.1.1 The world is rich in natural and human resources with allow individuals and cultures to create their own “good life”
220.127.116.11.1.2 Full of material abundance
18.104.22.168.1 Opportunities to succeed
22.214.171.124.2 Progress, growth, winning, achievement, making things better
126.96.36.199.3 Competitive edge & advantages
188.8.131.52.5 New and Improved
184.108.40.206.8 Prevailing through experience
220.127.116.11.10 Make deals and bargains
18.104.22.168.11 Treat like a VIP
22.214.171.124.1 Put down profit or entrepreneurism
126.96.36.199.2 Talk about collectivization
188.8.131.52.3 Challenge compulsive drives
184.108.40.206.4 Deny rewards for good performance
220.127.116.11.7 Trap with rules and procedures
18.104.22.168.8 Fail to bargain or negotiate
22.214.171.124.9 Seem inflexible
126.96.36.199.10 Treat as one of the herd
188.8.131.52.1 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.
184.108.40.206.2 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.
220.127.116.11 Coping Mechanisms
18.104.22.168.1.2 Effective game playing and manipulative skills
22.214.171.124.1.3 Multiplistic thinking and acceptance of risk
126.96.36.199.2.2 Rewarding entrepreneurism and progressive thinking
188.8.131.52.1.1 The world has been depersonalized through determinism and technology
184.108.40.206.1.2 Feels need to rediscover basic humanity
220.127.116.11.1 Carries great responsibility for others and the burden of caring so much.
18.104.22.168.1 Participation and involvement
22.214.171.124.2 Consensus decisions
126.96.36.199.4 Liberation of the oppressed
188.8.131.52.6 Acceptance of human weakness and foibles
184.108.40.206.8 Environment sensitivity
220.127.116.11.10 Political correctness
18.104.22.168.12 Social Responsibility and awareness
22.214.171.124.14 Corporate citizenship
126.96.36.199.15 Community Involvement
188.8.131.52.1 Assault the group’s goals and ideals
184.108.40.206.2 Try to get centralized control
220.127.116.11.3 Divide the group
18.104.22.168.4 Reject collective for individual accountability
22.214.171.124.5 Support aggressive competition
126.96.36.199.6 Deny affect and feelings
188.8.131.52.7 Degrade quality of life or environment
184.108.40.206.8 Appear cold-blooded
220.127.116.11.9 Appear mercenary
18.104.22.168.10 Rely on “hard facts” to the exclusion of people factors
22.214.171.124.11 Act elitist or exclusive
126.96.36.199.1 To seek peace with the inner self and the inner selves of others, in the belief that people need to be needed.
188.8.131.52 Coping Mechanisms
184.108.40.206.1.1 Emergence of true interpersonalism with a focus on “I and Though” relationships
220.127.116.11.2.2 Humanitarianism (a moral imperative to provide for the needs of all the needs of all members of the human race)
18.104.22.168.1.1 A world in danger of collapse
22.214.171.124.1.2 Sees life as diverse, paradoxical, and pluralistic
126.96.36.199.1 What emotionality there is in this stage is based in feelings about one’s own performance and failures of systems to function as needed.
188.8.131.52.1 Liberate to be and do as one chooses
184.108.40.206.2 Learning interesting things to enhance quality of being
220.127.116.11.3 Access to diversity in people, choices, and big picture views
18.104.22.168.4 Enhancing competency and functionality
22.214.171.124.1 Force rules without reasons
126.96.36.199.2 Impose dysfunctional structure
188.8.131.52.3 Focus on minor details
184.108.40.206.5 Deny individual control of time
220.127.116.11.6 Make work repetitive
18.104.22.168.7 Close access to varied information or learning resources
22.214.171.124.8 Try to homogenize
126.96.36.199.9 Knowingly harm people or the environment
188.8.131.52.10 Pass the buck to the future
184.108.40.206.11 Force groupness
220.127.116.11.12 Ignore diversity of thinking
18.104.22.168.1 To re-acquaint man and nature and to approach the problems of living in a world of scarcity with delicate and diminishing resources.
22.214.171.124 Coping Mechanisms
126.96.36.199.1 Behaving in systemic terms
188.8.131.52.1 Flowing and ecological
184.108.40.206.1 Seems to reactivate outer focused spirituality based in liberation of consciousness without ceremony or groupiness.
220.127.116.11.2 Set short term goals at expense of living system in the long-term
18.104.22.168.3 Enforce narrow vies about ethnicities, ideologies, and political conflict
22.214.171.124.4 Deny spirituality
126.96.36.199.5 Make self-serving excuses
188.8.131.52.7 Seek advantages through deception
184.108.40.206.9 Take a narrow view
220.127.116.11.10 Put up with destructive forces
18.104.22.168.11 Take the easy course
22.214.171.124.12 Be too earthbound
126.96.36.199 Coping Mechanisms
188.8.131.52.1.1 The world is vague
184.108.40.206.1.2 Based upon biological imperatives
220.127.116.11.1.3 Living consists of being passive, non-resistant
18.104.22.168.1.4 Compliant to the will of nature
22.214.171.124.1.1 The world is mysterious
126.96.36.199.1.2 Full of good and evil spirits
188.8.131.52.1.3 Threatening and fraught with dangers
184.108.40.206.1.4 Powerful figures, tokens, and clans offer safety and protection from har
220.127.116.11.1.1 The world is filled with aggression, hostility, anger, selfishness, hedonism
18.104.22.168.1.2 The world is dominated through power
22.214.171.124.1.1 The World is deterministic
126.96.36.199.1.3 Characterized with rigid categories
188.8.131.52.1.1 The world is rich in natural and human resources with allow individuals and cultures to create their own “good life”
184.108.40.206.1.2 Full of material abundance
220.127.116.11.1.1 The world has been depersonalized through determinism and technology
18.104.22.168.1.2 Feels need to rediscover basic humanity
22.214.171.124.1.1 A world in danger of collapse
126.96.36.199.1.2 Sees life as diverse, paradoxical, and pluralistic
188.8.131.52.1 Periodic Physiological
184.108.40.206.1 A-periodic Physiological
220.127.116.11.1 Psychological Survival
18.104.22.168.1 Classical Conditioning
22.214.171.124.1 Operant Conditioning
126.96.36.199.1 Flowing and ecological
188.8.131.52.1 Distress and delight based on biological satisfaction
184.108.40.206.1 Lives with fear and superstition
220.127.116.11.1 Caught up in anger and avoiding shame
18.104.22.168.1 Deals with an almost perpetual guilt burden
22.214.171.124.1 Carries great responsibility for others and the burden of caring so much.
126.96.36.199.1 What emotionality there is in this stage is based in feelings about one’s own performance and failures of systems to function as needed.
188.8.131.52.1 Seems to reactivate outer focused spirituality based in liberation of consciousness without ceremony or groupiness.
184.108.40.206.1 Offer food, water
220.127.116.11.3 Input through basic senses
18.104.22.168.4 Touch (if safe)
22.214.171.124.5 Caress to give reassurance
126.96.36.199.2 Respect for powerful figures
188.8.131.52.3 Appeals to safety, magic, mysticism
184.108.40.206.4 Traditional ways and customs
220.127.116.11.5 Desires of spirit beings
18.104.22.168.6 Signs and omens
22.214.171.124.7 Give tokens and tangible good
126.96.36.199.9 Show honor to ancestors
188.8.131.52.1 Immediate Payoffs
184.108.40.206.2 Macho appeals, challenges, and dares
220.127.116.11.4 More clout and personal power
18.104.22.168.5 Looking good and getting due respect
22.214.171.124.6 Gaining control over nature and other people
126.96.36.199.7 Getting by with something
188.8.131.52.8 Prizes and Rewards—NOW
184.108.40.206.1 Duty, honor, country
220.127.116.11.3 Obedience to higher authority
18.104.22.168.5 Sacrifice and discipline
22.214.171.124.6 Rewards for didication to come in the afterlife
126.96.36.199.9 Standards & Norms
188.8.131.52.10 Finding greater meaning
184.108.40.206.11 Being a good citizen
220.127.116.11.1 Opportunities to succeed
18.104.22.168.2 Progress, growth, winning, achievement, making things better
22.214.171.124.3 Competitive edge & advantages
126.96.36.199.5 New and Improved
188.8.131.52.8 Prevailing through experience
184.108.40.206.10 Make deals and bargains
220.127.116.11.11 Treat like a VIP
18.104.22.168.1 Participation and involvement
22.214.171.124.2 Consensus decisions
126.96.36.199.4 Liberation of the oppressed
188.8.131.52.6 Acceptance of human weakness and foibles
184.108.40.206.8 Environment sensitivity
220.127.116.11.10 Political correctness
18.104.22.168.12 Social Responsibility and awareness
22.214.171.124.14 Corporate citizenship
126.96.36.199.15 Community Involvement
188.8.131.52.1 Liberate to be and do as one chooses
184.108.40.206.2 Learning interesting things to enhance quality of being
220.127.116.11.3 Access to diversity in people, choices, and big picture views
18.104.22.168.4 Enhancing competency and functionality
22.214.171.124.1 Withdraw food or make threatening moves
126.96.36.199.2 Cause physical pain or discomfort through temperature
188.8.131.52.4 Treat as animal-like being
184.108.40.206.1 Speak ill of the chief or tribe
220.127.116.11.2 Step on or desecrate sacred grounds
18.104.22.168.3 Violate taboos or ritual ways
22.214.171.124.4 Introduce ambiguity
126.96.36.199.5 Isolate and force accelerated change and uncertainty
188.8.131.52.6 Threaten family
184.108.40.206.7 Disrespect elders or ancestors
220.127.116.11.8 Don’t try to understand
18.104.22.168.1 Challenge power or courage
22.214.171.124.2 Shame or put down person/group
126.96.36.199.3 Move onto turf uninvited
188.8.131.52.4 Display more powerful weapons
184.108.40.206.5 Make gestures and name-call
220.127.116.11.6 Be derisive and laugh
18.104.22.168.7 Make to lose face
22.214.171.124.8 Taunt as an outsider
126.96.36.199.9 Appear or talk weak
188.8.131.52.1 Attack religion, country, or ethnic heritage
184.108.40.206.2 Desecrate symbols or Holy Books
220.127.116.11.3 Put down the One-True-Way or make fun of it
18.104.22.168.4 Violate chain-of-command
22.214.171.124.5 Disregard rules and directives
126.96.36.199.6 Appear unfair or sleazy
188.8.131.52.8 Use “bad” language
184.108.40.206.9 Demean the standards
220.127.116.11.1 Put down profit or entrepreneurism
18.104.22.168.2 Talk about collectivization
22.214.171.124.3 Challenge compulsive drives
126.96.36.199.4 Deny rewards for good performance
188.8.131.52.7 Trap with rules and procedures
184.108.40.206.8 Fail to bargain or negotiate
220.127.116.11.9 Seem inflexible
18.104.22.168.10 Treat as one of the herd
22.214.171.124.1 Assault the group’s goals and ideals
126.96.36.199.2 Try to get centralized control
188.8.131.52.3 Divide the group
184.108.40.206.4 Reject collective for individual accountability
220.127.116.11.5 Support aggressive competition
18.104.22.168.6 Deny affect and feelings
22.214.171.124.7 Degrade quality of life or environment
126.96.36.199.8 Appear cold-blooded
188.8.131.52.9 Appear mercenary
184.108.40.206.10 Rely on “hard facts” to the exclusion of people factors
220.127.116.11.11 Act elitist or exclusive
18.104.22.168.1 Force rules without reasons
22.214.171.124.2 Impose dysfunctional structure
126.96.36.199.3 Focus on minor details
188.8.131.52.5 Deny individual control of time
184.108.40.206.6 Make work repetitive
220.127.116.11.7 Close access to varied information or learning resources
18.104.22.168.8 Try to homogenize
22.214.171.124.9 Knowingly harm people or the environment
126.96.36.199.10 Pass the buck to the future
188.8.131.52.11 Force groupness
184.108.40.206.12 Ignore diversity of thinking
220.127.116.11.2 Set short term goals at expense of living system in the long-term
18.104.22.168.3 Enforce narrow vies about ethnicities, ideologies, and political conflict
22.214.171.124.4 Deny spirituality
126.96.36.199.5 Make self-serving excuses
188.8.131.52.7 Seek advantages through deception
184.108.40.206.9 Take a narrow view
220.127.116.11.10 Put up with destructive forces
18.104.22.168.11 Take the easy course
22.214.171.124.12 Be too earthbound
126.96.36.199.1 To obtain the immediate satisfaction of the imperative periodic physiological needs of the species in order to insure continued survival
188.8.131.52.1 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.
184.108.40.206.1 To gain enough power to instantly gratify needs, impulses, and desires through a willingness to fight against any kind of domination or threat
220.127.116.11.1 To conform to a directive design, those superior forces, which guide man and his destiny along prescribed paths.
18.104.22.168.2 The purpose is to maintain stability for the present and to guarantee the future reward, which is not being earned in the present.
22.214.171.124.1 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.
126.96.36.199.2 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.
188.8.131.52.1 To seek peace with the inner self and the inner selves of others, in the belief that people need to be needed.
184.108.40.206.1 To re-acquaint man and nature and to approach the problems of living in a world of scarcity with delicate and diminishing resources.
220.127.116.11.1 Depends on life support systems—either from nature or from other people.
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 Tends to be guiltless
188.8.131.52.2 Depends only on the self—trusts no one else
184.108.40.206.1 Follows “the rules”
220.127.116.11.2 Strives to maintain an orderly system
18.104.22.168.3 Shuns that which is “wrong” and those who do so
22.214.171.124.4 Supports the belief through sacrifice and discipline
126.96.36.199.1.2 Effective game playing and manipulative skills
188.8.131.52.1.3 Multiplistic thinking and acceptance of risk
184.108.40.206.2.2 Rewarding entrepreneurism and progressive thinking
220.127.116.11.1.1 Emergence of true interpersonalism with a focus on “I and Though” relationships
18.104.22.168.2.2 Humanitarianism (a moral imperative to provide for the needs of all the needs of all members of the human race)
22.214.171.124.1 Behaving in systemic terms
126.96.36.199.1 Obedience orientation
188.8.131.52.2 Systems orientation
184.108.40.206.3 Punitive orientation
3.1 6 Conditions of Change
3.1.1 Condition 1: Potential
220.127.116.11 Before Change intervention it is necessary to first assess the capacity of the person or group to change in the intended direction.
18.104.22.168.1 Estimating the Potential for Change: OAC Status
22.214.171.124.1.1 OPEN: potential for more complex functioning
126.96.36.199.1.1.1 Healthiest form with most possibilities for adjustment
188.8.131.52.1.1.2 History and capacities conducive to movement
184.108.40.206.1.1.3 Open state thinking changes as conditions/realities change
220.127.116.11.1.1.4 Deals effectively with barriers
18.104.22.168.1.1.5 Doesn’t present as sharp a picture of the level as Closed does
22.214.171.124.1.1.6 The open state should be thought of in respect to an issue not necessarily a global style of living.
126.96.36.199.1.2 ARRESTED: caught by barriers in self/situation
188.8.131.52.1.2.1 Possibility for change only if barriers are overcome
184.108.40.206.1.2.2 May lack insights that explain what is happening
220.127.116.11.1.2.3 Will require more dissonance be created to spark change
18.104.22.168.1.2.4 Makes excuses and rationalizes the status quo
22.214.171.124.1.2.5 Change efforts here are directed to refine, polish, and work harder and smarter. (Change of the first variation)
126.96.36.199.1.3 CLOSED: blocked by biopsychosocial capacities
188.8.131.52.1.3.1 May lack neurological equipment or necessary intelligences
184.108.40.206.1.3.2 Historic traumas may have triggered closure
220.127.116.11.1.3.3 Unable to recognize barriers, much less overcome them
18.104.22.168.1.3.4 Threatened by change and fights to stay put or else
22.214.171.124.1.3.5 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.
126.96.36.199.1.3.6 Closedness can spring from one of two sources:
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 The outside LC’s which activate the vMeme
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 One’s genes and ‘wiring’ within
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1 Thus far there is no way to tell which dynamic triggers the CLOSED system.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.2 If it is from he LC’s and situational it may be alterable
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.3 If it is biological, it may well be unalterable.
22.214.171.124.1.3.7 Signs of CLOSEDNESS:
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1 Lack of adaptability to a changing milieu.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2 Every idea is washed in the same color, regardless.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.3 Laughter, anger, conversational topics are out of context.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.4 Behavior appears awkward and contrived.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1 There is never enough
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2 The person’s urges are never satisfied.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.3 The CLOSED individual always needs more and makes incessant demands.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.4 There is always doubt.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1 There is no other position, no other way to be.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2 Any other view is rejected out of hand.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.3 Only a few people are in the inner circle.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 UNDUE RESPONSE TO FRUSTRATION:
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1 Reactions to barriers or being blocked are extreme, far beyond what is called for in the situation.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2 Flies off the handle at even minor difficulties.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.3 When stressed the CLOSED person becomes irritable quickly.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.4 Expect blowups
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 FULFILLS TASKS TO EXTREMES:
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1 A perfectionist
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.3 A person who constantly checks and rechecks to make sure it is ‘right;
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 BUILDS A SHELL:
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1 Avoids exposure to other positions or views.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2 Hides or destroys information that runs counter to one’s position.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.3 Demands censorship and thought control.
18.104.22.168 Stipulations for meeting Condition 1:
22.214.171.124.1 The thinking is not CLOSED, but is OPEN or at least ARRESTED.
126.96.36.199.2 The Person or group has not reached the limit of available capacities, whatever the reasons for that ceiling may be.
188.8.131.52.3 The requisite intelligences are present to deal in the more complex social environment (milieu). This includes Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences.
184.108.40.206.4 The person, organization, or society is free from restrictive pathologies, unresolved ‘sink-holes’, and historical baggage.
3.1.2 Condition 2: Solutions
220.127.116.11 Do not expect change into new levels if serious, unresolved problems or threats still exist within the present state.
18.104.22.168.1 Instead of threats, satiate the vMemes that are active.
22.214.171.124.2 Read the problems and solve them at the present level.
126.96.36.199 To satisfy Condition 2, be certain that:
188.8.131.52.1 Problems of the vMeme at the current spiral level are being adequately managed.
184.108.40.206.2 A zone of comfort has been reached and relative balance achieved.
220.127.116.11.3 Excess energy is available to explore the next more complex system.
3.1.3 Condition 3: Dissonance
18.104.22.168 Change does not occur unless the boat rocks.
22.214.171.124 What factors produce the sensation of dissonance?
126.96.36.199.1 Awareness of the growing gap between Life Conditions and current means for handling those problems.
188.8.131.52.2 Enough turbulence to create a sense that ‘something is wrong’ without so much chaos that the whole world seems to be coming apart.
184.108.40.206.3 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
220.127.116.11 Identify and Overcome barriers.
18.104.22.168.1 They must be identified concretely and then:
22.214.171.124.1.1 A) eliminated
126.96.36.199.1.3 C) neutralized
188.8.131.52.1.4 D) reframed into something else
184.108.40.206.2 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.
220.127.116.11.2.1 In the recognition phase barriers are usually seen to be external.
18.104.22.168.2.2 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.
22.214.171.124.2.3 Bridges may need to be burned to replace for-worse with for-better relationships.
126.96.36.199.2.4 Excuses and rationalizations for not implementing change should be exposed.
188.8.131.52.2.5 Be sure there is solid foundation before you start trying to build.
3.1.5 Condition 5: Insight
184.108.40.206 Insight into probable causes and viable alternatives
220.127.116.11.1 1) What went wrong with previous system and why
18.104.22.168.2 2) What resources are now available for handling the problems better.
22.214.171.124 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
126.96.36.199 Consolidation and support during the transition.
3.2 5 Phases of vMeme Change
188.8.131.52 ALPHA is a place where individual, organizational, or cultural vMeme systems are in sync with and relatively successful at addressing the Life Conditions.
184.108.40.206 ALPHA is a state of dynamic tension where the appropriate vMemes match the appropriate Life Conditions.
220.127.116.11.1 An individual ‘has it together’ in his or her personal world and believes it will be relatively smooth sailing for a while.
18.104.22.168.2 A company is doing well in its niche
22.214.171.124.3 The society is meeting the needs of its citizens as challenges and opportunities are matched by resources and people.
126.96.36.199.4 Human systems are in a state of equilibrium, homeostasis, and integration.
188.8.131.52 Two developments challenge ALPHA’s stability:
184.108.40.206.1 1. The external world itself changes in response to natural phenomena and human engineered events.
220.127.116.11.2 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.
18.104.22.168 A time of uncertainty, Questioning, and Frustration
22.214.171.124 BETA is a place of doubts
126.96.36.199 BETA in each vMeme:
188.8.131.52.1.1 The habitat can no longer support the bands as food becomes more difficult to find.
184.108.40.206.2.1 The offerings and rituals fail to fend off the evil spirits as the tribal order begins to collapse.
220.127.116.11.3.1 The have/have-nots contract begins to erode as the powerful haves are ‘weighed in the balance and found wanting.’
18.104.22.168.4.1 The Truth no longer guarantees order and the future as doubt, skepticism, and new options appear.
22.214.171.124.5.1 The “good life” is frayed and tarnished by consumptiveness as the search for inner peace flourishes.
126.96.36.199.6.1 Warm, human aspirations wear thin as the realities of the complex societal problems and limited resources are laid bare.
188.8.131.52.7.1 The reliance on individual choices and freedom fails to provide the cooperative action necessary for overall survival.
184.108.40.206 BETA problems are better felt than told.
220.127.116.11 A state of anger, hopelessness, and revolution.
18.104.22.168 There is now clear vision of how bad things are.
22.214.171.124 Before the trap, the Reform option
126.96.36.199.1 The trip to full-fledged GAMMA is not inevitable.
188.8.131.52 Deep GAMMA is a difficult time because part of the perception is a near total lack of power to do anything about it.
184.108.40.206 Confronting GAMMA barriers:
220.127.116.11.1 GAMMA produces an assault on the barriers (Condition 5).
18.104.22.168.2 GAMMA is a time of wanting to escape, run away, breakout, and be free of the bonds that entrap us.
22.214.171.124.3 When confronted with powerful barriers each vMeme will respond differently. The dark side or unhealthy expression is found in GAMMA:
126.96.36.199.3.1.1 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.
188.8.131.52.3.2.1 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.
184.108.40.206.3.3.1 When it confronts the barriers it will go:
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 A) ‘damn the torpedoes; full speed ahead’
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 B) Fight tooth and nail and take no prisoners. Get down and dirty.
188.8.131.52.3.4.1 It will sink into a righteous crusade, sponsor inquisitions and witch hunts, and demonize the enemy while deifying the true patriots.
184.108.40.206.3.5.1 It will engage in sleazy and shady deals, blackmail and bribery, and other under-the-table tactics.
220.127.116.11.3.5.2 Whatever it takes to win.
18.104.22.168.3.6.1 It will descend into a rigid, holier-than-thou, politically correct stance, arrogantly questioning everybody else’s motives.
22.214.171.124.3.7.1 It will evaluate the scene and depart or not after analysis of whether the cards are stacked against positive actions.
126.96.36.199.4 If the Barriers are profound enough, you will see full-scale retrenchment into the previous level down the Spiral.
188.8.131.52.5 The GAMMA trap spawns psychopathic rather than neurotic behaviors.
184.108.40.206 This is a period of excitement and rapid change where the barriers are overcome and previous restraints drop away.
220.127.116.11 Getting rid of what you do not like does not mean that you have captured what you want.
18.104.22.168 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
22.214.171.124 Make simple adjustments in the system
126.96.36.199 Nothing new is added to the task.
188.8.131.52 Make procedures to tweak the system
3.3.2 CV-2: Reform/Re-Shuffle-Alpha
184.108.40.206 Re-shuffle the same elements or people to meet objectives.
220.127.116.11 Old Content may be replaced but the way of thinking stays the same.
3.3.3 CV-3: Upgrade/Improve-Alpha
18.104.22.168 New or upgraded version/model introduced.
22.214.171.124 Basic operating assumptions remain.
3.3.4 CV-4: Downstetch/Regress-Beta
126.96.36.199 Return to an earlier and simpler solution/perspective to solve problem.
188.8.131.52 No permanent change—only temporary adjustment before returning to original baseline.
3.3.5 CV-5: Upstretch/Progress-Beta
184.108.40.206 Temporary up-shift to more complex solutions.
220.127.116.11 Systems eventually revert back to baseline.
3.3.6 CV-6: Break-out/Attack-Gamma
18.104.22.168 Confront and defeat the old order.
22.214.171.124 Revolutionary change
126.96.36.199 Destroy blocks, eliminate operating functions, remove people
3.3.7 CV-7: Up-shift/Morph-Delta
188.8.131.52 Change to next order of complexity
184.108.40.206 Evolutionary change
220.127.116.11 Old order is subsumed in new order
3.3.8 CV-8: Quantum Change-Delta
18.104.22.168 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.