The following page, written in the early 1960s, reveal some of Dr. Graves thinking as he conducted his research and developed the Levels of Existence Theory.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Graves constantly reviewed his data trying to find those patterns that would lead to the theoretical framework as seen in the 1970s.

TERMINOLOGICAL DESIGNATION OF
SYSTEMS AND SUB-SYSTEMS
- early 1960's

STATE & LEVEL OF EXISTENCE

NATURE OF SYSTEM

MOTIVATIONAL SYSTEM

VALUE
EXISTENCE

H-U Second
         Being

Intuitionistic

Apprehension

Impressionistic

G-T First
         Being

Problemistic

Existence

Problematic

F-S Sixth
         Subsistence

Sociocentric

Affiliation

Sociocratic

E-R Fifth
         Subsistence

Objectivistic

Exploration

Materialistic

D-Q Fourth
         Subsistence

Absolutistic

Security

Sacrificial

C-P Third
         Subsistence

Egocentric

Survival

Heroistic

B-O Second
         Subsistence

Autistic

Physiological

Phenomenistic

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