Seven developmental epochs of progressive civilization

From Symmetry of Soul

From [50:5.4-10], civilization advances through:

  • nutrition,
  • security,
  • material comfort and its many excesses,
  • the quest for knowledge and wisdom,
  • philosophy and brotherhood,
  • spiritual striving, and
  • light and life.

Civilization will also retrogress if it fails to find true progress under God.

And because ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny‏‎, we each individually are called to advance through these stages as well.