Purple stage- the much needed

I have searched quite some time now for the person whom stated or talks about "stage Purple" as "the most basic maybe,yet the most essential to maintain,evolving along with the other stages or the whole system is fragmented"-me 9/28/2018

"I personal believe this Stage can never be forgot, and must be constantly nutured in all stages,as though our;

                                                                        basic core value of being Human"

                                                                               " Bonding,Belonging,Being accepted "


                                                               -Scenarios of Purple Stage-

                                                                       "the American Neighborhood"

Your neighbor hood, if it is closely knit, mean people know each other,accept each other,get along rather well,talk to each other on a common basis.

             much more like the clan or tribe , not fragmented

        ♥ The type of neighborhood I grew up in the 1960's-70's


Your neighbor hood, if it is a place where few neighbors talk, know little of each other, show little interest to know the very people you live right next to;" state of Apathy", thus a very broken fragmented tribe, and still one's very home is there, the place of safety you hope to returned to at the end of the day.

             The neighbors of American of  today- highly fragmented


-----------------------------------What is the Purple stage of Spiral Dynamics?----------------------------------

                                from- Spiral Dynamics Integral

What is the essence of the Purple value system?

Core Values:
Animistic, the Clan, magical.  ( modern without Animistic -me) very good
Security: “We are safe” verygood
World View:
The world is a mysterious and frightening place and is controlled by mystical spirit beings that need to be satisfied and pleased.very good- the world still is!, and some believe mystical spirits, the bible says that; I don't but some.
Life motto:
“I sacrifice myself for the sake of the clan and the existential reality”-very good
Life Theme:
To secure the survival of the family.-very good
LLife Philosophy:
Seek harmony and safety in a mysterious world within the family clan and/or tribe.-very good. just not mysterious

What is the origin of the Purple value system?

40,000 years ago (rise of the homo sapiens)
Geographical location:
Subtropical areas
Homo ergaster (1,9 million years ago)
As a reaction to…:
To survive, people start to naturally work together and bond. Automatic rules of conduct and unspoken manners arise to organize the group’s structure and its leadership to secure the clan’s safety.

What did humans develop when the Purple value system was first activated?

Associative capacities, imagination, speech, social manners.-very good/essential

What are the characteristics of the historical development of Purple?

Energy sources:
Fire and wood
Family clans who live together peacefully
Incestuous and oppressive family ties
Share food and utensils with family members
Placate natural spirits and honoring deceased ancestors, superstition.
Cultural Theme:
Rites, rituals, traditions, stories, symbols and magical imagery.
Art Forms:
Prehistorical art (rock-drawings, first jugs, jars and pots, etc.)
Fixed family roles, father, head of the family.
Religious artifacts (totems), many utensils made of flint (arrowheads, hand-ax), wood (kanos, spears, bow and arrow), skins (clothes, footwear, shelters) and clay (pots).
Religions, art, culture, bury and/or burn deceased, taking care of the disabled, and use of salt.

What are displays of Purple as the dominant value system in our society?

Community forms:
Organized in clans, families and close-knit communities
Strong family bonds in Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, along the Amazon area and Sub-Saharan Africa
In the Netherlands:
Roma and Sinti
Family as the cornerstone of society, We the Dutch, royal family, folklore.

What are the general characteristics of the Purple value system?

  • Magical, superstitious, unconditional acceptance by family members
  • Blood relationships are center stage
  • Loyalty to elders and ancestors
  • Within the clan a natural order exists
  • Clan members willing to sacrifice themselves
  • “In-group” versus “out-group”
  • Placate and communicate with mystical spirits
  • Superstitions and depending on omens
  • Existential identity (“This is what we are here for.”)
  • Emotional connection (a sense of family) of people and the organization
  • Ensures safety and trust
  • Stimulates emotional and intuitive thinking and acting

How do you recognize the presence of Purple?

For example at the office; the connections between people, the amount of (family) pictures and personal belongings on office desks, conversations behind closed doors (in and out-groups) and at the coffee machine, traditions and rituals, A strong in-group feeling which will cause people to be a bit expectant and not speak up so quickly. The leader will step into the limelight in a natural way.

How do you recognize the absence of Purple?

No connection between people, no shared set of values, fast-changing structures and the freedom to do as one pleases without emotional bonding and consequences. No rituals or history to revert to. Little acknowledgement fo

How to deal with the Purple value system?

Connect on a personal level from a shared set of values and norms (We). Act from humbleness; refer to traditions and events from the past. Discover the unwritten rules; these are all defining for everything that happens. Respect the way things are done. (“This is how we do things around here.”).

What are positive stimuli for Purple?

Organize in tribes; activities that create a connection without a business interest.
Build traditions, introduce and keep rituals. Honor the ancestors, founders, etc. Pay attention to family (personal) related issues amongst colleagues. Tell stories about the early days.

What are negative stimuli for Purple?

Wanting to change everything, ignore the establishment and not showing respect for the past. Not using the overall developmental line and traditions.

 natural order in terms of roles. In organizations, this may manifest as “cold” or “chilly” on the work floor.

Essentially, Purple is not good or bad. Purple exists. And we distinguish healthy and unhealthy manifestations of Purple.         Personally if one sees the the Being cognitive aspects of Purple it is the most essential stage ,and it's Qualities to be maintained ,very much needed-me 9/28/2018

What are healthy manifestations of Purple?

Peace. Natural. Grounded. Safe. Discrete. Emotional. Creates trust. The relational connection is based on what happened in the past, which gives trust for the future. A very clear and deep understanding about who we are and what needs to be done.

What are unhealthy manifestations of Purple?

Closed. Evasive. Fearful. Conservative. Stick together in close groups and gossip.(simply extent group size,make gossip positive) use imagination!-me
Keep everything within the boundaries of the community. The like knows like mentality is outplayed at the cost of the organization or the system. Secure wayside shrines. Continuously creating an in-group and an out-group feeling.

Which prejudices may other value systems have about Purple?

  • Red may experience Purple as suffocating, dependent and weak. Purple doesn’t want to change anything and wants to remain everything as it is. Purple will naturally be subordinate to the leader (“pater familias”).
  • Blue may experience Purple as incoherent and too emotional. Purple has useless rituals, incomprehensive magic and a lack of organization.
  • Orange may experience Purple as over-excessively fond of the family and archaic. Purple doesn’t have an own identity and is underperforming.
  • Green may experience Purple as old-fashioned and primitive. Purple is also exclusive, because it continuously acts on “We” versus “ Them”.
  • Yellow may experience Purple as fixed, immovable and not willing to accept new ideas.-"yet even yellow realizes this is a core value,essential for co-existing as a society"-me

What are typical Purple leadership characteristics?

  • Offer grounding and safety. Can connect people and create strong bonds.
  • Makes sure that “ being a part of an organization/department” really means something.
  • Acknowledges and understands traditions and historical values.
  • Is able to create strong commitment and gives people the feeling to work together for a “Holy Mission”.

What are appropriate interventions when dealing with individuals or groups in Purple?

Teamwork needs to organize in a nearly organic way. The team structure is natural. Everyone fulfills the role that fits him or her naturally. Team members need to intuitively understand each other so that words are barely needed to work together.
Gaining trust
SAct humbly. Respect of all that is and was. Pay attention to the emotional (personal and/or family) bonds between people. Put “We” before “I” and show that you are willing to sacrifice yourself in the group’s interest.
Say what needs to be said, outspoken, without a strategy or double meaning. Confront in relationship with what is means for the group’s safety and existence. It’s helpful to use an elder who is accepted by the group (on family grounds) to foster trust and safety. It’s advisable to bring into action the group’s natural leaders. Attention: Purple has the tendency to avoid confrontations, especially when this undermines the group’s interest. Be aware that confrontations will mostly occur in the personal sphere (such as in families). To be appreciative on a personal title, breakthroughs can be achieved.

When you find it difficult to relate positively to the Purple value system, please read the proverbial phrases below to experience the general accepted wisdom of Purple.

  • Home, sweet home
  • Trust is hard to gain but easy to lose
  • A friend in need is a friend indeed
  • A good friend is my nearest relation
  • You make more speed with less haste
  • Speech is silver, silence is golden
  • There’s no place like home
  • Home is where the heart is
  • Blood is thicker than water
  • When in Rome, do as the Romans do

This Stages Values are as much needed today as they where 1000's of years ago! as this is when we began as the Tribe

And like it or not,  we are still a Tribe, just bigger!-me

-----------Now Imagine Tribes-States of peoples with Purple traits, yet now have learned to get along with the other Tribes-----------------

For example; it was the intent of a so called Savage peoples called those of the;

                                        "The Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) Confederacy"


                 Oldest Living Participatory Democracy on Earth 

On June 11, 1776 while the question of independence was being debated, the visiting Iroquois chiefs were formally invited into the meeting hall of the Continental Congress. There a speech was delivered, in which they were addressed as "Brothers" and told of the delegates' wish that the "friendship" between them would "continue as long as the sun shall shine" and the "waters run." The speech also expressed the hope that the new Americans and the Iroquois act "as one people, and have but one heart."[18] After this speech, an Onondaga chief requested permission to give Hancock an Indian name. The Congress graciously consented, and so the president was renamed "Karanduawn, or the Great Tree." With the Iroquois chiefs inside the halls of Congress on the eve of American Independence, the impact of Iroquois ideas on the founders is unmistakable. History is indebted to Charles Thomson, an adopted Delaware, whose knowledge of and respect for American Indians is reflected in the attention that he gave to this ceremony in the records of the Continental Congress.[19] Artwork by John Kahionhes Fadden. Figure 31

I very much invite anyone to study Actualized.org's video below; create a Void, to understand, and one with understand the importance of "getting along"

Purple stage is being Human, and we do have the ability to extent the "Clan " to be " the Whole world Clan ", we are not chimps, say example the Olympic games, what a great concept, we simply need to mature to point of they are to begin World together in not a rivalry, but in a a fun ,playful competition, I personally some how evolved to not care if I won, say when playing hockey, or chess, any game, I simply came to see it as a great interation, people being able to be with others,another and enjoy, I never have liked the negative aspects of competition, so if I can over come jealousy,envy etc. I would think many others can to,if they become aware of what we are doing, Jealousy in it's self is a very dangerous game to play, yet over looked, I feel.

I have been studying the North American native American tribes for long time, and one question that comes to my mind often, is why the so many tribes, why and for what reason did people of a tribe split to form new tribes.

    Why did some get along with other tribes well when others didn't, I do know when Europeans came, they began setting tribes against each other, They introduced the the " un-equal balance of power " by providing firearms to one tribe and not the other.

     Most likely the Europeans- Propagated, jealousy, and envy into the tribes. with more modern technologies alone.

For all the Stages (spiral dynamics) ,I would say " Empathy" began here (Purple Stage), is what makes us Civilized or not, and unless as parents,teachers just people, unless we evolve the simply concept of empathy in a much better way then we have been, human is set to fail.

Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, that is, the capacity to place oneself in another's position.[1] There are many definitions for empathy that encompass a broad range of emotional states. Types of empathy include cognitive empathy, emotional empathy, and somatic empathy

I like the title of " Wire to Care.com site " as I think " empathy " is a innate human trait, yet society either nutures it , or hinders it.

                       Problems to be aware of in purple stage could be bigotry, social dogma