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Jean Gebser (1905-1973) was a German philosopher, linguist, poet, and autodidact who wrote The Ever-Present Origin, an interdisciplinary survey of human and cultural consciousness that was decades ahead of its time.  His integral perspective did not deal with the stages of a human life per se (e.g. birth to death), but rather focused on the...
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Ken Wilber is known as one of the founders of ”integral psychology” which refers to an attempt to formulate a theory of the psyche that incorporates ideas from both psychology and spirituality.  Perhaps Wilber’s most well-known model of human development, or ”spectrum of consciousness” is rather simple, based as it is on three different levels: ...
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Jane Loevinger (1918-2008) was an American psychologist working in the 20th century who focused on the idea of ego development across the lifespan. According to Loevinger (who worked as an assistant to Erik Erikson in graduate school), the ego (originally formulated by Sigmund Freud) was not a ”thing” but rather a ”process.” Loevinger believed that...
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I have a new article just out today published by the website Arts of Thought, that discusses my psycho-spiritual views of the human life cycle.  It suggests that we develop through the stages of life along two fundamentally different trajectories, one spiritual and the other physical.   The physical journey of life is chronicled in most...
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I’ve been writing a lot the past couple of years and I wanted to let you know about two new books that have come out this year!  The first one is The Human Odyssey: Navigating the Twelve Stages of Life.  This is a new edition of a book published by another publisher in 2008, that...
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