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
126.96.36.199 Themes and intangible structure
188.8.131.52 Semes & tangible signs
184.108.40.206 Worldviews & ethical mode
220.127.116.11 Attitudes, ideas & beliefs
18.104.22.168 Values as content, what matter
22.214.171.124 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:
126.96.36.199 Epistemologies—ways of knowing
188.8.131.52 Filters and Editors (both conscious and unconscious) to sift and sort input.
184.108.40.206 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.
220.127.116.11 Ways of Interpreting themes and Connecting with semes.
18.104.22.168 Lenses that magnify or minimize events in the perceptual world.
22.214.171.124 Pattern Recognition and Scanning for relationships.
126.96.36.199 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.
188.8.131.52 1. vMEMEs manifest the core intelligences that form systems and impact human behavior.
184.108.40.206.1 A vMEME contains the basic package of:
220.127.116.11.1.3 Instructions for how we:
18.104.22.168.1.3.1 Make decisions
22.214.171.124.1.3.2 Prioritize our lives
126.96.36.199.2 Each vMEME has a directional compass that makes it:
188.8.131.52.3 vMEMEs cannot be detected by behavior
184.108.40.206.3.1 They can only be detected by understanding why someone is doing or saying certain things.
220.127.116.11 2. vMEMEs impact all of life’s choices
18.104.22.168.1 vMEMEs are self-organizing entities that impact virtually everything in our lives.
22.214.171.124.2 vMEMEs act like magnetic fields that bind entitities together or cause them to repel.
126.96.36.199.3 Change requires a panful uprooting of one vMEME before another can take hold
188.8.131.52.4 vMEMEs develop minds of their own
184.108.40.206 3. vMEMEs express both healthy and unhealthy qualities
220.127.116.11.1 Healthy vMEMES:
18.104.22.168.1.1 They allow or even facilitate the positive expression of other vMEMEs on the evolving Spiral, even though they may be in competition for influence.
22.214.171.124 4. vMEMEs are structures of thinking
126.96.36.199.1 “vMEMEs determine how people think or make decisions in constrast to what they believe or value.
188.8.131.52.2 Schemas=vMEMEs; containers in which contents can be po
184.108.40.206.3 Conflicts occur between vMEMEs when they overlap in limited space, either physical or conceptual, and seek to influence the same people.
220.127.116.11 5. vMEMEs can brighten and dim as Life conditions change
18.104.22.168.1 vMEMEs are cybernetic (able to read, feedback, and adjust)
22.214.171.124.1.1 vMEMEs are driven to:
126.96.36.199.1.1.1 Preserve their core intelligences
188.8.131.52.1.1.2 Proliferate their influence whenever they find open minds
184.108.40.206.1.2 vMEMEs have the capacity to shift:
220.127.116.11.1.2.3 Field of Operation
18.104.22.168 Principle 1: Humans possess the capacity to create new vMemes
22.214.171.124.1 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
126.96.36.199.2 B. Dynamic forces generated in both nature and nurture that trigger specific systems
188.8.131.52.3 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
184.108.40.206 Principle 2: Life Conditions awaken vMemes which may emerge, surge, regress, or fade in response
220.127.116.11.1 The Four aspects of Life Conditions:
18.104.22.168.1.1 Location along the overall line of human development, the particular culture’s stage of emergence, and phases in the individual’s life passages
22.214.171.124.1.4 The Physical conditions, both natural and man-made ecology, within the perception of the individual or group
126.96.36.199.1.5 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.
188.8.131.52.1.7 Individual, group, and cultural placement within hierarchies of power, status, and influence.
184.108.40.206 Principle 3: vMemes zig-zag between Express-self and Sacrifice-self themes.
220.127.116.11.1 Swing from Internal ‘me’ to an External ‘we’ locus of control and then back again
18.104.22.168.2 Swing in the centrality of the self b/w a free-standing individual and a person defined primarily in terms of the group.
22.214.171.124.3 Swing in reliance on external inputs and feedback form others to trusting internal judgments.
126.96.36.199.4 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.
188.8.131.52.5 Warm colors are for self/expressive,
184.108.40.206.6 Cool colors for communal/collectivist
220.127.116.11.7 The proportion of me to we vMemes sets the tone for generations.
18.104.22.168 Principle 4: vMemes emerge along the Spiral in a wave-like fashion
22.214.171.124.1.1 1. Enters minds of prophets and visionaries
126.96.36.199.1.2 2. Attacked by antibodies of earlier vMemes
188.8.131.52.1.3 3. Becomes “cutting edge
184.108.40.206.2.1 1. Spreads widely
220.127.116.11.2.2 2. Codified by truth keepers
18.104.22.168.2.3 3. Starts to become calcified and rigidified
22.214.171.124.3.1 1. Modus Operandi no longer handles problems
126.96.36.199.3.2 2. Becomes symbols and rituals
188.8.131.52.3.3 3. Residue remains
184.108.40.206 Principle 5: vMemes spiral up and down through levels of complexity
220.127.116.11.1 Four characteristics of the overall flow:
18.104.22.168.1.1 1. Expansion of Psychological Space:
22.214.171.124.1.2 2. Expanison of Conceptual Space:
126.96.36.199.1.2.1 Toward more multifaceted personalities, diverse organizational forms, and a much more complicated planet
188.8.131.52.1.2.2 Toward bigger picture views, wider span of influence, and extended time frames
184.108.40.206.1.3 3. A progressive Increase of Alternatives
220.127.116.11.1.3.1 Toward more choices to make from a broader menu of ways to do a thing.
18.104.22.168.1.4 4. A Progressive Increase in Degrees of Behavioral Freedom
22.214.171.124.1.4.1 Toward more possibilities in terms of how to be, ways to display emotions, acceptable kinds of human interrelationships.
126.96.36.199 Principle 6: vMemes coexist within our ‘onion’-like profiles
188.8.131.52.1 vMemes are types of thinking nested in us rather than types of us
184.108.40.206 Principle 7: vMemes cluster in Tiers of Six along the spiral
220.127.116.11 The process whereby people bond to, attach to, then unbond or detach from Themes and Semes.
18.104.22.168 Core intelligences that shape psychosocial systems
22.214.171.124 Capacities to fit complexities
126.96.36.199 A “bottom line” for human existence
188.8.131.52 A Rationale for why things happen.
184.108.40.206 A Level of Complexity of functioning
220.127.116.11 A Neurological Capacity to detect and deal with a specific set of life conditions
18.104.22.168 A Range of Development from low to high elaboration
22.214.171.124 A Closed, Open, and Arrested condition (within the situation and context)
126.96.36.199 A specific package of Approaches to Emotions and feelings
188.8.131.52 A Concept of Time and place
184.108.40.206 A Locus of Control (from inside or outside)
220.127.116.11 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.
18.104.22.168 A Particle-Field Focus between concentration on individual particles (elites) or the entire field (collectives)
22.214.171.124.1.1 The world is vague
126.96.36.199.1.2 Based upon biological imperatives
188.8.131.52.1.3 Living consists of being passive, non-resistant
184.108.40.206.1.4 Compliant to the will of nature
220.127.116.11.1 Periodic Physiological
18.104.22.168.1 Distress and delight based on biological satisfaction
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
220.127.116.11.1 Withdraw food or make threatening moves
18.104.22.168.2 Cause physical pain or discomfort through temperature
22.214.171.124.4 Treat as animal-like being
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 Coping Mechanisms
184.108.40.206.1 Depends on life support systems—either from nature or from other people.
220.127.116.11.1.1 The world is mysterious
18.104.22.168.1.2 Full of good and evil spirits
22.214.171.124.1.3 Threatening and fraught with dangers
126.96.36.199.1.4 Powerful figures, tokens, and clans offer safety and protection from har
188.8.131.52.1 A-periodic Physiological
184.108.40.206.1 Classical Conditioning
220.127.116.11.1 Lives with fear and superstition
18.104.22.168.2 Respect for powerful figures
22.214.171.124.3 Appeals to safety, magic, mysticism
126.96.36.199.4 Traditional ways and customs
188.8.131.52.5 Desires of spirit beings
184.108.40.206.6 Signs and omens
220.127.116.11.7 Give tokens and tangible good
18.104.22.168.9 Show honor to ancestors
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 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 Coping Mechanisms
220.127.116.11.1 Relies on totems, taboos, rituals, omens, spirits, and signs
18.104.22.168.2 Finds comfort and protection from family, clan, or tribe
22.214.171.124.1.1 The world is filled with aggression, hostility, anger, selfishness, hedonism
126.96.36.199.1.2 The world is dominated through power
188.8.131.52.1 Psychological Survival
184.108.40.206.1 Operant Conditioning
220.127.116.11.1 Caught up in anger and avoiding shame
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 Challenge power or courage
126.96.36.199.2 Shame or put down person/group
188.8.131.52.3 Move onto turf uninvited
184.108.40.206.4 Display more powerful weapons
220.127.116.11.5 Make gestures and name-call
18.104.22.168.6 Be derisive and laugh
22.214.171.124.7 Make to lose face
126.96.36.199.8 Taunt as an outsider
188.8.131.52.9 Appear or talk weak
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 Coping Mechanisms
18.104.22.168.1 Tends to be guiltless
22.214.171.124.2 Depends only on the self—trusts no one else
126.96.36.199.1.1 The World is deterministic
188.8.131.52.1.3 Characterized with rigid categories
184.108.40.206.1 Deals with an almost perpetual guilt burden
220.127.116.11.1 Duty, honor, country
18.104.22.168.2 Obedience to higher authority
22.214.171.124.4 Sacrifice and discipline
126.96.36.199.5 Rewards for didication to come in the afterlife
188.8.131.52.8 Standards & Norms
184.108.40.206.9 Finding greater meaning
220.127.116.11.10 Being a good citizen
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 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 Coping Mechanisms
220.127.116.11.1 Follows “the rules”
18.104.22.168.2 Strives to maintain an orderly system
22.214.171.124.3 Shuns that which is “wrong” and those who do so
126.96.36.199.4 Supports the belief through sacrifice and discipline
188.8.131.52.1 Obedience orientation
184.108.40.206.2 Systems orientation
220.127.116.11.3 Punitive orientation
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 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 Put down profit or entrepreneurism
184.108.40.206.2 Talk about collectivization
220.127.116.11.3 Challenge compulsive drives
18.104.22.168.4 Deny rewards for good performance
22.214.171.124.7 Trap with rules and procedures
126.96.36.199.8 Fail to bargain or negotiate
188.8.131.52.9 Seem inflexible
184.108.40.206.10 Treat as one of the herd
220.127.116.11.1 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.
18.104.22.168.2 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.
22.214.171.124 Coping Mechanisms
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 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 Carries great responsibility for others and the burden of caring so much.
126.96.36.199.1 Participation and involvement
188.8.131.52.2 Consensus decisions
184.108.40.206.4 Liberation of the oppressed
220.127.116.11.6 Acceptance of human weakness and foibles
18.104.22.168.8 Environment sensitivity
22.214.171.124.10 Political correctness
126.96.36.199.12 Social Responsibility and awareness
188.8.131.52.14 Corporate citizenship
184.108.40.206.15 Community Involvement
220.127.116.11.1 Assault the group’s goals and ideals
18.104.22.168.2 Try to get centralized control
22.214.171.124.3 Divide the group
126.96.36.199.4 Reject collective for individual accountability
188.8.131.52.5 Support aggressive competition
184.108.40.206.6 Deny affect and feelings
220.127.116.11.7 Degrade quality of life or environment
18.104.22.168.8 Appear cold-blooded
22.214.171.124.9 Appear mercenary
126.96.36.199.10 Rely on “hard facts” to the exclusion of people factors
188.8.131.52.11 Act elitist or exclusive
184.108.40.206.1 To seek peace with the inner self and the inner selves of others, in the belief that people need to be needed.
220.127.116.11 Coping Mechanisms
18.104.22.168.1.1 Emergence of true interpersonalism with a focus on “I and Though” relationships
22.214.171.124.2.2 Humanitarianism (a moral imperative to provide for the needs of all the needs of all members of the human race)
126.96.36.199.1.1 A world in danger of collapse
188.8.131.52.1.2 Sees life as diverse, paradoxical, and pluralistic
184.108.40.206.1 What emotionality there is in this stage is based in feelings about one’s own performance and failures of systems to function as needed.
220.127.116.11.1 Liberate to be and do as one chooses
18.104.22.168.2 Learning interesting things to enhance quality of being
22.214.171.124.3 Access to diversity in people, choices, and big picture views
126.96.36.199.4 Enhancing competency and functionality
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
126.96.36.199.1 To re-acquaint man and nature and to approach the problems of living in a world of scarcity with delicate and diminishing resources.
188.8.131.52 Coping Mechanisms
184.108.40.206.1 Behaving in systemic terms
220.127.116.11.1 Flowing and ecological
18.104.22.168.1 Seems to reactivate outer focused spirituality based in liberation of consciousness without ceremony or groupiness.
22.214.171.124.2 Set short term goals at expense of living system in the long-term
126.96.36.199.3 Enforce narrow vies about ethnicities, ideologies, and political conflict
188.8.131.52.4 Deny spirituality
184.108.40.206.5 Make self-serving excuses
220.127.116.11.7 Seek advantages through deception
18.104.22.168.9 Take a narrow view
22.214.171.124.10 Put up with destructive forces
126.96.36.199.11 Take the easy course
188.8.131.52.12 Be too earthbound
184.108.40.206 Coping Mechanisms
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
188.8.131.52.1.1 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
22.214.171.124.1.1 The world is filled with aggression, hostility, anger, selfishness, hedonism
126.96.36.199.1.2 The world is dominated through power
188.8.131.52.1.1 The World is deterministic
184.108.40.206.1.3 Characterized with rigid categories
220.127.116.11.1.1 The world is rich in natural and human resources with allow individuals and cultures to create their own “good life”
18.104.22.168.1.2 Full of material abundance
22.214.171.124.1.1 The world has been depersonalized through determinism and technology
126.96.36.199.1.2 Feels need to rediscover basic humanity
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 Periodic Physiological
18.104.22.168.1 A-periodic Physiological
22.214.171.124.1 Psychological Survival
126.96.36.199.1 Classical Conditioning
188.8.131.52.1 Operant Conditioning
184.108.40.206.1 Flowing and ecological
220.127.116.11.1 Distress and delight based on biological satisfaction
18.104.22.168.1 Lives with fear and superstition
22.214.171.124.1 Caught up in anger and avoiding shame
126.96.36.199.1 Deals with an almost perpetual guilt burden
188.8.131.52.1 Carries great responsibility for others and the burden of caring so much.
184.108.40.206.1 What emotionality there is in this stage is based in feelings about one’s own performance and failures of systems to function as needed.
220.127.116.11.1 Seems to reactivate outer focused spirituality based in liberation of consciousness without ceremony or groupiness.
18.104.22.168.1 Offer food, water
22.214.171.124.3 Input through basic senses
126.96.36.199.4 Touch (if safe)
188.8.131.52.5 Caress to give reassurance
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 Immediate Payoffs
18.104.22.168.2 Macho appeals, challenges, and dares
22.214.171.124.4 More clout and personal power
126.96.36.199.5 Looking good and getting due respect
188.8.131.52.6 Gaining control over nature and other people
184.108.40.206.7 Getting by with something
220.127.116.11.8 Prizes and Rewards—NOW
18.104.22.168.1 Duty, honor, country
22.214.171.124.3 Obedience to higher authority
126.96.36.199.5 Sacrifice and discipline
188.8.131.52.6 Rewards for didication to come in the afterlife
184.108.40.206.9 Standards & Norms
220.127.116.11.10 Finding greater meaning
18.104.22.168.11 Being a good citizen
22.214.171.124.1 Opportunities to succeed
126.96.36.199.2 Progress, growth, winning, achievement, making things better
188.8.131.52.3 Competitive edge & advantages
184.108.40.206.5 New and Improved
220.127.116.11.8 Prevailing through experience
18.104.22.168.10 Make deals and bargains
22.214.171.124.11 Treat like a VIP
126.96.36.199.1 Participation and involvement
188.8.131.52.2 Consensus decisions
184.108.40.206.4 Liberation of the oppressed
220.127.116.11.6 Acceptance of human weakness and foibles
18.104.22.168.8 Environment sensitivity
22.214.171.124.10 Political correctness
126.96.36.199.12 Social Responsibility and awareness
188.8.131.52.14 Corporate citizenship
184.108.40.206.15 Community Involvement
220.127.116.11.1 Liberate to be and do as one chooses
18.104.22.168.2 Learning interesting things to enhance quality of being
22.214.171.124.3 Access to diversity in people, choices, and big picture views
126.96.36.199.4 Enhancing competency and functionality
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 Speak ill of the chief or tribe
22.214.171.124.2 Step on or desecrate sacred grounds
126.96.36.199.3 Violate taboos or ritual ways
188.8.131.52.4 Introduce ambiguity
184.108.40.206.5 Isolate and force accelerated change and uncertainty
220.127.116.11.6 Threaten family
18.104.22.168.7 Disrespect elders or ancestors
22.214.171.124.8 Don’t try to understand
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 Attack religion, country, or ethnic heritage
18.104.22.168.2 Desecrate symbols or Holy Books
22.214.171.124.3 Put down the One-True-Way or make fun of it
126.96.36.199.4 Violate chain-of-command
188.8.131.52.5 Disregard rules and directives
184.108.40.206.6 Appear unfair or sleazy
220.127.116.11.8 Use “bad” language
18.104.22.168.9 Demean the standards
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 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 Force rules without reasons
188.8.131.52.2 Impose dysfunctional structure
184.108.40.206.3 Focus on minor details
220.127.116.11.5 Deny individual control of time
18.104.22.168.6 Make work repetitive
22.214.171.124.7 Close access to varied information or learning resources
126.96.36.199.8 Try to homogenize
188.8.131.52.9 Knowingly harm people or the environment
184.108.40.206.10 Pass the buck to the future
220.127.116.11.11 Force groupness
18.104.22.168.12 Ignore diversity of thinking
22.214.171.124.2 Set short term goals at expense of living system in the long-term
126.96.36.199.3 Enforce narrow vies about ethnicities, ideologies, and political conflict
188.8.131.52.4 Deny spirituality
184.108.40.206.5 Make self-serving excuses
220.127.116.11.7 Seek advantages through deception
18.104.22.168.9 Take a narrow view
22.214.171.124.10 Put up with destructive forces
126.96.36.199.11 Take the easy course
188.8.131.52.12 Be too earthbound
184.108.40.206.1 To obtain the immediate satisfaction of the imperative periodic physiological needs of the species in order to insure continued survival
220.127.116.11.1 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.
18.104.22.168.1 To gain enough power to instantly gratify needs, impulses, and desires through a willingness to fight against any kind of domination or threat
22.214.171.124.1 To conform to a directive design, those superior forces, which guide man and his destiny along prescribed paths.
126.96.36.199.2 The purpose is to maintain stability for the present and to guarantee the future reward, which is not being earned in the present.
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.
220.127.116.11.1 To seek peace with the inner self and the inner selves of others, in the belief that people need to be needed.
18.104.22.168.1 To re-acquaint man and nature and to approach the problems of living in a world of scarcity with delicate and diminishing resources.
22.214.171.124.1 Depends on life support systems—either from nature or from other people.
126.96.36.199.1 Relies on totems, taboos, rituals, omens, spirits, and signs
188.8.131.52.2 Finds comfort and protection from family, clan, or tribe
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 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
184.108.40.206.1.2 Effective game playing and manipulative skills
220.127.116.11.1.3 Multiplistic thinking and acceptance of risk
18.104.22.168.2.2 Rewarding entrepreneurism and progressive thinking
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 Behaving in systemic terms
184.108.40.206.1 Obedience orientation
220.127.116.11.2 Systems orientation
18.104.22.168.3 Punitive orientation
3.1 6 Conditions of Change
3.1.1 Condition 1: Potential
22.214.171.124 Before Change intervention it is necessary to first assess the capacity of the person or group to change in the intended direction.
126.96.36.199.1 Estimating the Potential for Change: OAC Status
188.8.131.52.1.1 OPEN: potential for more complex functioning
184.108.40.206.1.1.1 Healthiest form with most possibilities for adjustment
220.127.116.11.1.1.2 History and capacities conducive to movement
18.104.22.168.1.1.3 Open state thinking changes as conditions/realities change
22.214.171.124.1.1.4 Deals effectively with barriers
126.96.36.199.1.1.5 Doesn’t present as sharp a picture of the level as Closed does
188.8.131.52.1.1.6 The open state should be thought of in respect to an issue not necessarily a global style of living.
184.108.40.206.1.2 ARRESTED: caught by barriers in self/situation
220.127.116.11.1.2.1 Possibility for change only if barriers are overcome
18.104.22.168.1.2.2 May lack insights that explain what is happening
22.214.171.124.1.2.3 Will require more dissonance be created to spark change
126.96.36.199.1.2.4 Makes excuses and rationalizes the status quo
188.8.131.52.1.2.5 Change efforts here are directed to refine, polish, and work harder and smarter. (Change of the first variation)
184.108.40.206.1.3 CLOSED: blocked by biopsychosocial capacities
220.127.116.11.1.3.1 May lack neurological equipment or necessary intelligences
18.104.22.168.1.3.2 Historic traumas may have triggered closure
22.214.171.124.1.3.3 Unable to recognize barriers, much less overcome them
126.96.36.199.1.3.4 Threatened by change and fights to stay put or else
188.8.131.52.1.3.5 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.
184.108.40.206.1.3.6 Closedness can spring from one of two sources:
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 The outside LC’s which activate the vMeme
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 One’s genes and ‘wiring’ within
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1 Thus far there is no way to tell which dynamic triggers the CLOSED system.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.2 If it is from he LC’s and situational it may be alterable
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.3 If it is biological, it may well be unalterable.
188.8.131.52.1.3.7 Signs of CLOSEDNESS:
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1 Lack of adaptability to a changing milieu.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2 Every idea is washed in the same color, regardless.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.3 Laughter, anger, conversational topics are out of context.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.4 Behavior appears awkward and contrived.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1 There is never enough
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2 The person’s urges are never satisfied.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.3 The CLOSED individual always needs more and makes incessant demands.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.4 There is always doubt.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1 There is no other position, no other way to be.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2 Any other view is rejected out of hand.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.3 Only a few people are in the inner circle.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 UNDUE RESPONSE TO FRUSTRATION:
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1 Reactions to barriers or being blocked are extreme, far beyond what is called for in the situation.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2 Flies off the handle at even minor difficulties.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.3 When stressed the CLOSED person becomes irritable quickly.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.4 Expect blowups
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 FULFILLS TASKS TO EXTREMES:
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1 A perfectionist
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.3 A person who constantly checks and rechecks to make sure it is ‘right;
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 BUILDS A SHELL:
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1 Avoids exposure to other positions or views.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2 Hides or destroys information that runs counter to one’s position.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.3 Demands censorship and thought control.
126.96.36.199 Stipulations for meeting Condition 1:
188.8.131.52.1 The thinking is not CLOSED, but is OPEN or at least ARRESTED.
184.108.40.206.2 The Person or group has not reached the limit of available capacities, whatever the reasons for that ceiling may be.
220.127.116.11.3 The requisite intelligences are present to deal in the more complex social environment (milieu). This includes Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences.
18.104.22.168.4 The person, organization, or society is free from restrictive pathologies, unresolved ‘sink-holes’, and historical baggage.
3.1.2 Condition 2: Solutions
22.214.171.124 Do not expect change into new levels if serious, unresolved problems or threats still exist within the present state.
126.96.36.199.1 Instead of threats, satiate the vMemes that are active.
188.8.131.52.2 Read the problems and solve them at the present level.
184.108.40.206 To satisfy Condition 2, be certain that:
220.127.116.11.1 Problems of the vMeme at the current spiral level are being adequately managed.
18.104.22.168.2 A zone of comfort has been reached and relative balance achieved.
22.214.171.124.3 Excess energy is available to explore the next more complex system.
3.1.3 Condition 3: Dissonance
126.96.36.199 Change does not occur unless the boat rocks.
188.8.131.52 What factors produce the sensation of dissonance?
184.108.40.206.1 Awareness of the growing gap between Life Conditions and current means for handling those problems.
220.127.116.11.2 Enough turbulence to create a sense that ‘something is wrong’ without so much chaos that the whole world seems to be coming apart.
18.104.22.168.3 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
22.214.171.124 Identify and Overcome barriers.
126.96.36.199.1 They must be identified concretely and then:
188.8.131.52.1.1 A) eliminated
184.108.40.206.1.3 C) neutralized
220.127.116.11.1.4 D) reframed into something else
18.104.22.168.2 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.
22.214.171.124.2.1 In the recognition phase barriers are usually seen to be external.
126.96.36.199.2.2 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.
188.8.131.52.2.3 Bridges may need to be burned to replace for-worse with for-better relationships.
184.108.40.206.2.4 Excuses and rationalizations for not implementing change should be exposed.
220.127.116.11.2.5 Be sure there is solid foundation before you start trying to build.
3.1.5 Condition 5: Insight
18.104.22.168 Insight into probable causes and viable alternatives
22.214.171.124.1 1) What went wrong with previous system and why
126.96.36.199.2 2) What resources are now available for handling the problems better.
188.8.131.52 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
184.108.40.206 Consolidation and support during the transition.
3.2 5 Phases of vMeme Change
220.127.116.11 ALPHA is a place where individual, organizational, or cultural vMeme systems are in sync with and relatively successful at addressing the Life Conditions.
18.104.22.168 ALPHA is a state of dynamic tension where the appropriate vMemes match the appropriate Life Conditions.
22.214.171.124.1 An individual ‘has it together’ in his or her personal world and believes it will be relatively smooth sailing for a while.
126.96.36.199.2 A company is doing well in its niche
188.8.131.52.3 The society is meeting the needs of its citizens as challenges and opportunities are matched by resources and people.
184.108.40.206.4 Human systems are in a state of equilibrium, homeostasis, and integration.
220.127.116.11 Two developments challenge ALPHA’s stability:
18.104.22.168.1 1. The external world itself changes in response to natural phenomena and human engineered events.
22.214.171.124.2 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.
126.96.36.199 A time of uncertainty, Questioning, and Frustration
188.8.131.52 BETA is a place of doubts
184.108.40.206 BETA in each vMeme:
220.127.116.11.1.1 The habitat can no longer support the bands as food becomes more difficult to find.
18.104.22.168.2.1 The offerings and rituals fail to fend off the evil spirits as the tribal order begins to collapse.
22.214.171.124.3.1 The have/have-nots contract begins to erode as the powerful haves are ‘weighed in the balance and found wanting.’
126.96.36.199.4.1 The Truth no longer guarantees order and the future as doubt, skepticism, and new options appear.
188.8.131.52.5.1 The “good life” is frayed and tarnished by consumptiveness as the search for inner peace flourishes.
184.108.40.206.6.1 Warm, human aspirations wear thin as the realities of the complex societal problems and limited resources are laid bare.
220.127.116.11.7.1 The reliance on individual choices and freedom fails to provide the cooperative action necessary for overall survival.
18.104.22.168 BETA problems are better felt than told.
22.214.171.124 A state of anger, hopelessness, and revolution.
126.96.36.199 There is now clear vision of how bad things are.
188.8.131.52 Before the trap, the Reform option
184.108.40.206.1 The trip to full-fledged GAMMA is not inevitable.
220.127.116.11 Deep GAMMA is a difficult time because part of the perception is a near total lack of power to do anything about it.
18.104.22.168 Confronting GAMMA barriers:
22.214.171.124.1 GAMMA produces an assault on the barriers (Condition 5).
126.96.36.199.2 GAMMA is a time of wanting to escape, run away, breakout, and be free of the bonds that entrap us.
188.8.131.52.3 When confronted with powerful barriers each vMeme will respond differently. The dark side or unhealthy expression is found in GAMMA:
184.108.40.206.3.1.1 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.
220.127.116.11.3.2.1 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.
18.104.22.168.3.3.1 When it confronts the barriers it will go:
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 A) ‘damn the torpedoes; full speed ahead’
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 B) Fight tooth and nail and take no prisoners. Get down and dirty.
220.127.116.11.3.4.1 It will sink into a righteous crusade, sponsor inquisitions and witch hunts, and demonize the enemy while deifying the true patriots.
18.104.22.168.3.5.1 It will engage in sleazy and shady deals, blackmail and bribery, and other under-the-table tactics.
22.214.171.124.3.5.2 Whatever it takes to win.
126.96.36.199.3.6.1 It will descend into a rigid, holier-than-thou, politically correct stance, arrogantly questioning everybody else’s motives.
188.8.131.52.3.7.1 It will evaluate the scene and depart or not after analysis of whether the cards are stacked against positive actions.
184.108.40.206.4 If the Barriers are profound enough, you will see full-scale retrenchment into the previous level down the Spiral.
220.127.116.11.5 The GAMMA trap spawns psychopathic rather than neurotic behaviors.
18.104.22.168 This is a period of excitement and rapid change where the barriers are overcome and previous restraints drop away.
22.214.171.124 Getting rid of what you do not like does not mean that you have captured what you want.
126.96.36.199 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
188.8.131.52 Make simple adjustments in the system
184.108.40.206 Nothing new is added to the task.
220.127.116.11 Make procedures to tweak the system
3.3.2 CV-2: Reform/Re-Shuffle-Alpha
18.104.22.168 Re-shuffle the same elements or people to meet objectives.
22.214.171.124 Old Content may be replaced but the way of thinking stays the same.
3.3.3 CV-3: Upgrade/Improve-Alpha
126.96.36.199 New or upgraded version/model introduced.
188.8.131.52 Basic operating assumptions remain.
3.3.4 CV-4: Downstetch/Regress-Beta
184.108.40.206 Return to an earlier and simpler solution/perspective to solve problem.
220.127.116.11 No permanent change—only temporary adjustment before returning to original baseline.
3.3.5 CV-5: Upstretch/Progress-Beta
18.104.22.168 Temporary up-shift to more complex solutions.
22.214.171.124 Systems eventually revert back to baseline.
3.3.6 CV-6: Break-out/Attack-Gamma
126.96.36.199 Confront and defeat the old order.
188.8.131.52 Revolutionary change
184.108.40.206 Destroy blocks, eliminate operating functions, remove people
3.3.7 CV-7: Up-shift/Morph-Delta
220.127.116.11 Change to next order of complexity
18.104.22.168 Evolutionary change
22.214.171.124 Old order is subsumed in new order
3.3.8 CV-8: Quantum Change-Delta
126.96.36.199 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.