Raghu Ananthanarayanan speaks with Abhishek Thakore: understanding the developmental model of Spiral Dynamics through an Indic lens.
Raghu Ananthanarayanan has a Postgraduate Degree in Bio-Medical Engineering from IIT Madras. He spent a decade of intense study of Yoga with Yogaachaarya T Krishnamaachaarya and Desikachar, and extended time with J Krishnamurti and Sri Dharampal. He has considerable experience in transforming organisational culture. He co-founded Sumedhas Academy for Human context, The Barefoot Academy for Governance and FLAME TAO Knoware (Pvt. Ltd). He currently mentors a group of young “sacred activists” at https://ritambhara.org.in
– the Spiral Dynamics ‘centre of gravity’ of different cultures. Through what cultural lens do we evaluate cultural development?
– how the development of the self, seen through an Indic lens, doesn’t exist in isolation. In India the self is a verb, not a noun. The self is understood as a contextual process.
– the geographical reality of cultures that arose in ‘abundance’ versus ‘scarcity’. Why western cultures’ centre of gravity in Spiral Dynamics terms is ‘blue’ inwards, and ‘red’ outwards.
– ancient India expressed high levels of development as understood in Spiral Dynamics. Why this became rigidified.
– World politics and global culture through a Spiral Dynamics Indic lens. Why finding a dharmic relationship to life is critical if humanity is going to survive.