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Ryan NakadeRyan Nakade has been a student of Integral theory for the last ten years, and has been in the rap game for the last fifteen. He currently co-hosts the Growing Down Podcast with Jeremy Johnson and Matt Hudkins, which attempts to unify Integral theory with progressive and leftist politics. He currently lives in Gresham, OR, with his girlfriend and goat herd. He is host of Integral Campus: Leading-Edge Learning for Citizens in an Evolving World

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Integral Rap Video

Ryan Nakade

Do you believe in evolution, a new world solution,

Of secular and sacred, an east-west fusion,

To wake up, and grow up, and clean up delusion,

AQAL is the system i’m using,

From the breadth of the divine and all life thats in it,

From the depths of the mind to the heights of spirit,

Through space and time, the skies the limit

Integral philosophy is my guide to livin,

Integrate perspectives - whether its inner and outer, single and collective,

Transformative changes - occur at lines, streams and states, waves and stages,

Ascend the spiral - from tribal survival to divine arrival,

There’s no time to lose, evolution moves,

I’m just another holon in a cosmic groove,

CHORUS

From magic, to mythic,

From science to mystics,

From Freud to Buddha to rational pluralistic,

A map of the cosmos thats truly holistic,

Transcend and include all things in existence

From systems to planets, from Gaia to God,

Atoms to emptiness truth and beyond

From sense and soul, one taste of divinity,

Integral evolves from here to infinity.

Integral theory covers all the bases,

From consciousness to science to cultural spaces,

From the inner subjective to the outer WE,

To the inter objective to the big 3,

Universal and relative,

consciousness elevates,

Patterns of the cosmos connect and interrelate,

Spirit from bottom to top, you can’t stop it,

The force of Eros and Agape,

Not a pre trans fallacy of magic and mystic,

Not a scientist who’s grossly reductionistic,

Not a postmodernist who’s radically pluralistic

Or a tribalist who’s mythic deterministic

But an intergalist, who’s holistic view,

Sees that everyone has a piece of the truth,

Evolutions spark, transcend and include

from the smallest quarks, to the God in you,

CHORUS

From magic, to mythic,

From science to mystics,

From Freud to Buddha to rational pluralistic,

A map of the cosmos thats truly holistic,

Transcend and include all things in existence

From systems to planets, from Gaia to God,

Atoms to emptiness truth and beyond

From sense and soul, one taste of divinity,

Integral evolves from here to infinity.

We’ve come a long way from our days of prehistory,

evolutions purpose, contemplate the mystery,

From Lao Tzu to Hegel, Eckhart and Aristotle,

From Beige to Teal, Gross subtle and causal,

The map’s not the territory practice live it,

Relax on the path still you bask in spirit,

Take action, act till you ask whats in it,

Act with compassion unmask your limits

The problems of this world, seem more than we can manage,

From social pain to economic collapses

From climate change and environmental damage,

With an integral mind will you take on the challenge?

From tensions in nations, to racist shit,

Just face it, for it takes grace and grit,

Have patience, wait meditate and sit,

Evolution will rise, just awaken it!




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