I wrote this paper in 1983 during my 3rd year undergraduate honors degree in psychology. Â It represents my initial (and still valid) attempt to understand and translate theÂ emotionally cathartic experiences I saw people undergoing in sacred movement and meditation classes (being conducted by the Earth-bound angel Â I met and married in 1986,Â Darlene TatarynÂ Phd) into the rigorous behavioral and physiological constructs I was learning in psychology.
Iâm leaving it in its original format to help the reader appreciate the age and times it was written in.Â The ideas in this paper eventually becameÂ theÂ Muscular Interference Theory of Repression,Â which eventually developed into theÂ Bio-Emotive Therapy Framework.
A transcript of a nine minute talk presented at the symposium âWorking With Feelings: Affect and the Practice of Everyday Lifeâ,Â St. Johnâs College, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (March 12, 2010).
This was written shortly after meeting Ken Wilber and spending the afternoon with him in his Colorado loft. Â It was then presented at the 2010 Integral Theory Conference. Â Since it assumes people already have a deep understanding of Kenâs All-Quadrants, All Lines, All Levels (AQAL) theory it may be a bit dense of âlightâ reading, but it is quite an innovative and useful way of understanding some very important aspect of life and the human condition.
Wilberâs AQAL theory organizes all of the worldâs knowledge structures into fiveÂ essential dimensions necessary to obtain a full and complete understanding the nature of theÂ human condition and its evolution. (Wilber, 2001). The five AQAL dimensions themselvesÂ however (i.e., the four Quadrants of existence, Lines of Development, Levels of Development,Â States of Consciousness, and Types of individuals) have no explicit underlying frameworkÂ clarifying their relationships to each other. Evolving Â rains in Quadrants (EBIQ) is an attemptÂ to provide an underlying structure of how each of the five dimensions of AQAL Integral theoryÂ is related to the other. EBIQ proposes that the triune brain complex, composed of the physical,Â emotional, and intellectual brains, when followed over evolutionary time and examined withinÂ the context of the four quadrants, gives rise to a three dimensional model of AQAL. This paperÂ goes into detail on how EBIQ generates Spiral Dynamic Integral (SDi). It also briefly summarizes how the other three AQAL dimensions are generated by the model and how EBIQÂ provides important insights into other integral constructs.