In the next episodes, we’re doing something a little different. During this last season, my co-host, Tom May, has pulled together a matrix that he is now using in his work and life. We thought that we might share it with you to get your feedback and see how you might refine it with us.
In these podcasts, Tom is presenting Gebser's structures of consciousness and metacognitive perspectives from the unique way that he processes this information. Of course, this is only one way of looking at it. In Episode 36, we present an introduction and overview not only Tom's work, but also how it has changed him. In Episode 34, Tom discusses the framework he is working from and in Episode 35, Tom discusses the matrix itself.
Tom was inspired to combine the original metacognitive work by our mother Mary May with the new work that I have been doing with Jeremy Johnson on Jean Gebser’s book, Ever Present Origin. You can download Tom’s matrix, I'M Where?, below, if you want a hard copy. It's simply a box with 3 columns and 3 rows. At the top of the columns three of Gebser’s structures of consciousness, Magic, Mythic, and Mental are listed. At the end of the rows three metacognitive perspectives, Instinctive, Intentional, and Integral are arranged top to bottom.