Anthropic Principles for a Planet of Cities can be derived from an examination of the levels of complexity.

Spiral Dynamics Emergent Spiral

Spiral Dynamics Emergent Spiral

These are nicely captured in the levels and colours of Spiral Dynamics integral. On reviewing this framing of Principles (which I first articulated in 2004) its seems that they address the Principles needed for Environment, Economy, Social and Cultural realms. These Principles also appear both to “unpack” the Master Principle and prove its evolutionary, universal qualities.

Here are the “A- Principles” I propose (named by Spiral Colour).


May the Anthropic Principles of living as a Planet of Cities embrace:

beige        to protect our individual needs for physical and spiritual safety and survival; and prevent harm to all individuals.

purple      to  honour the traditions and heritage of each group of persons so long as they do not threaten the health of *PPPPP; and honour the contributions of the elders so long as they do not threaten the health of  *PPPPP.

red            to defend the freedom of each individual to express their development and creativity without infringing on the freedom of others to express their development and creativity.

blue            to respect the value of order without imposing restrictions that harm individuals or groups; and honour the need for order that serves the entire *PPPPP.

orange        to promote the success of persons; to be accountable for the integral and fair exchange of products, services and ideas as long as resources do not accumulate for the benefit of a few interests, organizations and/or levels of development, at the expense of (or while depriving resources to) *PPPPP;  to publicly recognize the origination/originator of ideas, products and services.

green        to accept the dignity of groups; ensure fair opportunity for all persons to pursue happiness as long as no individual or group is prevented from doing likewise; to not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender, creed as long as such action ensures the health of *PPPPP; to not seek to favour any group at the expense of another group as long as such action ensures the health of *PPPPP.

yellow        to facilitate the integral flex and flow of energy across all aspects of *PPPPP; to unblock the barriers to the emergence of new ways of thinking, doing, being as long as they respect the health of *PPPPP; to mesh the elegance of natural patterns, processes and structures.

 turquoise    to value the geo/bio/noetic capacities of the planet; to respect the integral ecology of *PPPPP; to co-emerge the evolutionary intelligence of Life inherent in *PPPPP.



May the Principles of the Planet of Cities resonate the universal life-giving principles of

*PPPPP= Place, Plant, Phylum, Person, Planet