This course presents a map of self-transcendence designed to help us become the most complete human we can be.
Self-transcendence is a possibility for nearly everyone.
While the process of maturation may never end, we are compelled to mature only to the point that we are at about the same level as most of those around us. Beyond that point maturation becomes more and more difficult as it distinguishes us from others in our community. The Orders of Self is a map for guiding and illuminating our efforts at gaining greater maturity, especially beyond the limits of what our own societies define as “normal.” It is a map for going higher.
The Orders of Self is also a map of human experience that invites us to greater consciousness of what we already experience. The territory already exists but most of us don’t choose to go exploring. It is a map for going deeper.
As with any good map, the Orders of Self can help us know where we are, consider where we might be, and determine what we might do to get there.
The map is a synthesis of several different relevant maps.
When we put these three together we get a map that is informed and confirmed by literally hundreds of other developmental maps. We are looking for a map that is accurate, is current, and is simple enough to be useful while being complex enough to be helpful. The Orders of Self is intended to be just this sort of map.
Intended Audience: general public