The Awesome Power of the Mystery Meme, by Owen K Waters

Co-Creating Our Future on Planet Earth

http://www.spiritualdynamics.net/articles/mysterymeme/

In The Future of the Human Race Revealed, we listed the memes of social progression which have been identified so far in the book, Spiral Dynamics. The characteristics of the first tier of six memes (patterns of thought) are:

1. Basic, personal survival.

2. Clan survival.

3. Courage, survival of the fittest.

4. Finding order and purpose in life.

5. Achievement, striving to succeed.

6. Community and caring.

Then, a momentous leap into the second, spiritual tier of six memes began with leading-edge thinkers in the 1950s, then mushroomed into popularity in the mid-1960s. Since then, enough people have made the shift into the second tier to enable two of its memes to be identified and analyzed:

7. Responsible freedom.

8. Holistic, global village view.

As of the 1990s, the authors of Spiral Dynamics have also identified the existence of the next meme in the progression. This ninth meme…

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