Daniel Christian Wahl’s Transformation of Consciousness Model.
I came across this today, and in light of the previous post (in fact, all previous posts in The Chrysalis) I wanted to draw it to your attention. The map here is excerpted from an article by Daniel Christian Wahl entitled “Transformation of Consciousness“. The map, I think, was developed by the Institute of Noetic Sciences.
The trajectory of the path concludes, as you can clearly see, in the centre of a fourfold/quadrilateral/tetramorph structure — the centre of a mandala. This is coincident with Gebser’s “vital centre” of the integral consciousness structure, and with the realisation of the “diaphainon” and “the ever-present origin”. It is also illustrative of what Rosenstock-Huessy has described in terms of his “cross of reality” and his method of thinking based upon the quadrilateral or mandala structure.
I have been quite impressed by Daniel Christian Wahl’s thinking in regenerative cultures because his thinking is identified with the life-process itself, which approaches what Gebser described as the “aperspectival” or “arational” or “integral” mode of consciousness. So I think you can learn quite a bit about what Gebser means by integral or aperspectival (or Blake’s fourfold vision) by familiarising yourself with Dr. Wahl’s approach, and why Rosenstock-Huessy’s social philosophy matters in relation to Dr. Wahl’s work in “salutogenic” or regenerative cultures.