Integral Theory Conference July 2013, San Francisco, USA
Abstract: Our humble senses, derivatives of space and time, can be seen as the fertilized egg of Awakening. Our earliest insights from the senses arrive as states, and these sensorial roots can grow into the mystical experience of God. This paper will bring a laser focus to the senses and how they develop, related to a recent research initiative, StAGES, that demonstrates how quadrants, levels, lines, states, and types express in repeating patterns, and provide the engine of development. Our senses give rise to both development and spirituality, which precede states and perspectives, allowing us to demystify our notions of enlightenment.