Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Is Incomplete — There’s a Final, Forgotten Stage | Big Think | on the edge

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is incomplete as we commonly know it. Later in his life, Maslow wrote about a stage beyond self-actualization. Nichol Bradford explains how to arrive at this final place of self-transcendence – where transcendence may mean the discovery from reflection on our subjective acts beyond ourselves.

Transpersonal is a term used by different schools of philosophy and psychology in order to describe experiences and worldviews that extend beyond the personal level of the psyche, and beyond mundane worldly events. It has been defined as experiences, according to Walsh and Vaughen (1993)  “in which the sense of identity or self  extends beyond (trans) the individual or personal to encompass wider aspects of humankind, life, psyche or cosmos.”

I wonder how many humans have reached or even aspire to reach this level of consciousness? I wonder if the average level of global consciousness has shifted upwards to any significant degree one the last century despite our advances in technology and science?

Source: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Is Incomplete — There’s a Final, Forgotten Stage | Big Think, Walsh, R. and F. Vaughan. “On transpersonal definitions”. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology. Vol. 25, No2, pp. 199-207, 1993.

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