Overview of the Global Transition

In 2018 Steve McDonald gave this 50 minute presentation at the Elevate Live Conference in Zurich, covering the Clare W.Graves model of human evolution, with an emphasis on our current transition beyond the Scientific-Industrial era.

The video includes basic diagrams of the Graves’ model, including the nested layers of consciousness and the rollercoaster change trajectory. Let Steve take you on a brief journey through humanity’s past, present and into our future. (54 minutes)

Quick Guide to the Dynamic Layers of Human Consciousness

     Transrational Layers – 7+, guided by direct knowing

Layer 7 – [Individual] Species Level: Momentous Leap | Personal Level: Integrative, Multidimensional Existence . Seeks to ensure the survival of humanity.

     Rational Layers 4-6, guided by rational thought 

Layer 6 – [Communal] Species Level: Relativistic, Anthropocentric Existence | Personal Level: Sociocentric Pacifist. Seeks deep human connection.

Layer 5 – [Individual] Species Level: Scientific-Industrial Existence | Personal Level: Competitive Entrepreneur. Seeks personal success.

Layer 4 – [Communal] Species Level: Authoritarian, Agricultural Existence | Personal Level: Dutiful Existence. Seeks to serve a higher cause.

     Pre-rational Layers 1-3, guided by urges, insincts and emotions

Layer 3 – [Individual] Species Level: Dominant Warlords | Personal Level: Teen Years. Seeks to explore personal power.

Layer 2 – [Communal] Species Level: Tribal Existence | Personal Level: Early Childhood. Seeks safety in numbers, harmony with nature.

Layer 1 – [Individual] Species Level: Hunter-Gatherers | Personal Level: Infancy. Seeks survival needs.

The Change Code

A Practical Guide to Making a Difference in a Polarized World

This book by Monica Bourgeau provides a wonderful, up-to-date and easy to read introduction to the work of Dr Clare W Graves (1914-1986). Graves’ research based model of human nature is the foundation for much of our global commentary on the Future Sense podcast. This book includes a foreword by Steve McDonald and is a great resource for anyone trying to make sense of human behaviour in today’s highly complex and rapidly changing world.

Visit https://thechangecode.net for more information and links to purchase the book.