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book The Never Ending Quest:
Dr. Clare W. Graves Explores Human Nature
Compiled and edited by Christopher C. Cowan & Natasha Todorovic

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Psychologists searched for their own unified field theory since Einstein's forays in quantum physics. To reconcile the conflicting theories of Maslow, Freud, Jung, Skinner, Rogers and others, Dr. Graves set out on a 30-year research project to explore and explain human nature.
By bringing compartmentalized and competing disciplines together within an integrative systems frame, Graves found remarkable patterns. He was among the first to approach psychological development from what he termed a “biopsychosocial systems” perspective. He found that external life conditions trigger psychosocially congruent internal mind capacities to create a level of existence—or worldview. Since each level of existence is a hidden, complex combination of nature and nurture, the old either/or debate was essentially moot. Personality and behavior were a both/and proposition.

The result is a work that Canada's Maclean's Magazine called “a theory that explains everything” way back in 1967. Today, Dr. Graves’s book answers profound questions that psychologists, sociologists, therapists, managers, educators and others are still asking—while putting forth new intellectual challenges for them all.

Thousands of people have been introduced to Grave’s work under the Spiral Dynamics® flag, yet little of his original writing has been publicly available except on our www.clarewgraves.com website. With the endorsement of the Graves estate, we spent five years compiling, editing and reconstructing the missing chapters of the major book he was writing at the time of his death; these missing chapters were reconstructed using his own words compiled from tapes and writings given to us.

We invite you to explore this remarkable work and learn where the theory came from, how it relates to other perspectives, and what this point of view can mean to the future.

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Clare W. Graves: 
     Levels of Human Existence

... an edited transcription of recorded notes by William R. Lee 
from Dr. Graves's presentation at the Washington School of Psychiatry, 1971, with handout materials, diagrams, and data summary. Also, an authorized reprint of the classic 1970 Journal 
of Humanistic Psychology
article, "Levels of Existence: An Open Systems Theory of Values." Lee, Todorovic, and Cowan, eds.

Paperback, 182pp.   $18.95 + shipping & applicable tax
ECLET Publishing, PO Box 40110, Santa Barbara CA 93140 
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THE NEVER ENDING QUEST
(hardcover 578 pgs. 6X9) -$59.95
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CLARE W. GRAVES: LEVELS OF HUMAN EXISTENCE
(paper-bound 6X9; 182pgs) $18.95
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Audio Tapes  
*REFLECTIONS
2-tape set $23.00
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*INTRODUCTION TO THE PSYCHOLOGICAL MAP
6-tape set $65.00
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Book & tape set - CLARE W. GRAVES: LEVELS OF 
HUMAN EXISTENCE & REFLECTIONS

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*THE NEVER ENDING QUEST (ISBN 0-9724742-1-8 hardback 6X9; 578 pgs) $59.95 + $5.00 ground shipping in U.S. - $64.95     International shipping $18
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