This page contains a variety of resources about the STAGES model and the research behind it, as well as audio and video excerpts from Terri’s and Kim’s workshops.

The Love Matrix

You are a symphony of love. An amazing amalgamation of music and instruments, all working together to transmit love and vitality magically—through the air— to and between those receiving your love song. The first step in this magical journey, is to learn what it means to actually receive love. We love to feel loved. It simultaneously softens us, excites us, relaxes us and vitalizes us.

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Science as a Spiritual Practice

I am the a seed of consciousness that sprouts and blossoms as a universal pool of life giving essence which holds all things. Life is perfect in its universal boundlessness, which is grace itself—is a gift of One enduring sacred pulse that permeates all insides and outsides, with ever present love. Perfection has formed us into the imperfect—our mistakes, our virtues our agony, our doubts all nested within and healed through omnipresent, timeless splendor. (unknown)

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The Senses: Demystifying Awakening

Integral Theory Conference July 2013, San Francisco, USA Abstract: Our humble senses, derivatives of space and time, can be seen as the fertilized egg of Awakening. Our earliest insights from the senses arrive as states, and these sensorial roots can grow into the...

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Jeff Salzman of The Daily Evolver interviews Kim about the STAGES Model

The Daily Evolver: Interview with Jeff Salzman – “What are the blind and stuck spots characteristic of the post-postmodern stages of development? In this episode I am joined by development psychotherapist Kim Barta for a discussion of both the light and shadow sides of integral consciousness.

Kim Barta is a practicing psychotherapist for many years, and a collaborator with Terri O’Fallon in the application of her STAGES model of human development.”

Academic Papers

O’Fallon. T. J. (2010) Integral program/curriculum design in a technical world, in W. Dee.Ed. Igniting brilliance 195-210. Tuscan. Integral Publishers LLC

O’Fallon. T. J. (2010). Grounding integral theory in the field of experience, in S.Esbjourn Hargans, J Reams & O. Gunnlaugson.Eds. Integral education: new directions for higher learning 185-193. Albany. Suny Press

O’Fallon, T. (2010). Developmental Experiments in Individual and Collective Movement to Second Tier. Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, 5(2), 149-160.

O’Fallon, T (2008) Community and Conscious Evolution; A Contemplation. Kosmos. VII,2 Lenox MA

O’Fallon, T. (2007). Leadership and the interpenetration of structure stages and state stages: a subjective expose’. Integral Leadership Review. VII,5. Retrieved 2/28/08 from

O’Fallon, T. (2005) Integral Spirituality; Kosmos, Lenox MA

O’Fallon, T. (2005) Organizational Shadow viewed through the AQAL Model, unpublished manuscript for Generating Transformative Change in Human Systems; Pacific Integral, Bellevue WA

O’Fallon, T. (2004) Liberating Ecologies, unpublished manuscript for Generating Transformative Change in Human Systems. Pacific Integral; Bellevue WA