Dr. Graves called this the “Experientialist Existence” (holistic).
Once humans come to the second loop of the second Gravesian Epoch (FEDERATION), they are driven onto an experientialist level of existence by “…the winds of transparent knowledge, faith, and surging waves of confidence (Graves, 1970).” The knowledge and competence acquired at FEDERATION levels evoke an understanding of “collective” concern moving humankind toward awakening and emergent holistic awareness. When WIZARD‘s independent tinkering gives way to collective FEDERATION, “…there will be no bowing to suffering, no vassalage, no peonage (Graves, 1970).” There will be no shame in behavior because all will behave as fully mature human beings. There will be no blame shifting, no segregation, depredation or degradation in behavior as commonly seen in the six loops of Epoch I. Humans will drive forth on subsequent crests of mature humanness rather than the vacillation and swirling turbulence of human childhood and adolescence.

FEDERATION loopers see a world in danger of geopolitical collapse as a result of adopting short-term corporate strategies. FEDERATION loopers seek unity in living systems; they strive to eliminate war, poverty, disease, hunger and political oppression. They recognize the necessity of sacrifice (others as well as self) may be required for the overall survival of humankind. FEDERATION loopers think and act universally. When speculating how FEDERATION loopers might see sojourners with different LOEs in primacy it is not outrageous to imagine a pragmatic acceptance, curiosity, and partnership with WIZARD as they move together to solve global problems. It is not inconceivable that like Epoch I TRIBE, FEDERATION loopers adopt a mysterious tradition-bound, command and control approach. However, data for further speculation does not yet exist.

(to be continued)


Gravesian Epoch I reached its peak in the closing decades of the 20th century. As we progress into the second decade of the 21st, the first two loops of Epoch II have begun to take shape… they are briefly described below in the WIZARD and FEDERATION loops:



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