The longing for more holistic, “integral” ways of being dates back to the beginnings of humanity. The term “integral” is not new; it has been coined in the early 20th century for describing a newly emerging structure of consciousness and of understanding the world.
This book provides an overview of some of the most important inspirational thinkers of the emerging ecosystem of a new kind of understanding and doing politics, based on integral consciousness, from Sri Aurobindo to the Metamodernists. It explores what each of these inspirators contributes to a timely understanding of new paradigm/integral politics and what we can learn from them for reinventing politics in our time.
Authors: Dr. Elke Fein, Anne Caspari, Beth Smith, Prof. Dr. Karen O’Brien
Cover Page and Table of Contents
0. Abstract, Preface & Introduction (Elke Fein)
1. Sri Aurobindo: Integral Yoga and the Vision of Human Unity (Elke Fein)
2. Jean Gebser: The Development of Consciousness and Culture (I) (Elke Fein)
3. Clare W. Graves: The Development of Consciousness and Culture (II) (Elke Fein)
4. Ken Wilber: Integral Theory and the Integral Model (Elke Fein)
5. Otto Scharmer: Theory U and the U Process (Elke Fein)
6. Frederic Laloux: The TEAL Paradigm (Elke Fein)
7. Hanzi Freinacht: Metamodern Politics (Elke Fein)
8. Politics and Complexity (Anne Caspari, Beth Smith, Bettina Geiken)
9. Politics through a Quantum Lens (Karen O’Brien)
This book is also available in German language. Dieses Buch gibt es auch auf Deutsch.
For a Prezi overview of LiFT’s work in progress see here: