May 26, Friday
11:30 – 13:30
Budapest (CEST)

MetAware Scientific Methodology

IEC Conference: 2023

Scientific Methodologies grow up. Their developmental trajectory includes qualitative measurements popular at the 3.5 Achiever stage, to qualitative descriptions at the 4.0 Pluralist stage, to mixed methods at the 4.5 Teal stage.

But what kind of methodology evolves into the MetAware tier of development? Advanced states are required to access the MetAware stages in addition to relative developmental growth. What kind of research methodology could transcend and include the popular subtle methodologies described above?

Is it possible one has been available right under our noses, but we haven’t had the capacity to recognize it?

This academic presentation will present such a methodology evolved by Charles Peirce and how its application created the STAGES Matrix scoring system.

Included is

  • A description of the developmental levels of intuition through the tiers
  • How MetAware states are the progenitor of this methodology
  • A description of the steps of this methodology
  • How it transcends and includes earlier methodologies
  • A description of the process that was used in the uncovering of the STAGES Matrix.


United States

Terri is a partner of STAGES International, which creates programs based on the STAGES model. Terri holds MS degrees in Special Education and Spiritual direction with a Ph.D. in Integral Transformative Learning and Change.

Her interests lie in the living experiments of evolutionary human systems, levels of development from cradle to grave, and the interpenetration of human development and states.

Ordinariness continues to bring her home to the practical living, breathing appreciation of the simple things in life. We wake up every morning. We grow up quite naturally. We live through joys and sorrows. We grow old. Listening, gratitude, compassion, love, forgiveness, and generosity remain lifelong lessons that never seem to end.