The Framework is a visual of a “model of the psyche”. This model is based upon the 7 chakras (energy centers), the aura that surrounds the body, and various developmental processes.
The chakras are created as circles upon the body. Their colors follow the colors of the rainbow, with red at the bottom and purple at the top.
The aura is not currently on this picture, but it can be added as an egg shaped oval around the body. It need NOT be fixed/rigid but can show flow and dynamism.
The lines from one chakra to another represent developmental processes.
There are also groupings of chakras to represent three states:
Animal man – chakras 1,2,3
Hu-man chakras 4,5,6
Spiritual Man – Chakras upper 6, 7 and 8
There is an 8th chakra above the head that is used to represent the Soul/Higher Self
I can imagine but am not limited to, a version that is both “space aged” and also timeless, having the quality of those old maps that you often see. Google the term “antique maps”, click on images, and you’ll see what I’m talking about. That said, this old map format might not work at all, and it will need to be simply modern.
Image of Man
Though I can use the figure of the Man that the chakras and the overlay of energies are built upon I would prefer a new image, one that is more dynamic, alive, less static/rigid. I would also be ok with the image of a woman for this.
The text labels that point to the various segments of the Framework are currently on one side of the picture. That need not be so. They can be set on both sides for design purposes.
The Evolution Graphic
There is an image that goes next to the Framework of Evolutionary Stages. The images I am currently using have been copied from the web. I do NOT own copyright for them. I’m fine to pay for images that would work or you can find images without copyright.
This evolution graphic represent 7 stages of evolution. I will list them here to make them understandable why the photo that is currently used is there.
7 – Spiritual Man – the Soul
6 – the higher mind and the lower mind
5 – expression and communication
4 – love and relationship
3 – connects to the animal kingdom and represents the competitive/hierarchical parts of the psyche that battle to find the Alpha Male
2 – connects to the mammal brain and to the bonding/mothering/family instincts
1 – is the earlier part of the brain, the reptile brain, often represented by a snake, and connects to the most primitive parts of the brain for survival, the fight/flight mechanisms, and basic procreation instincts
There needs to be not only these seven images in ascending order, one per chakra, connected to the chakras in the order indicated above, but also some sort of refinement indication to show that the number 1, at the bottom, is the most dense, and that as you go up things get more refined, ending at the top, 7, to show the highest vibration.
I have put up two different images of the evolution series. the first is a simple vertical series of images. The second was an expeririment to link them directly to the chakra they each relate to. I put them outside the body in a staggered position because they got too small otherwise. Both are just experiments - please be creative and come up with something that works!