The Three Orders of Sciences we use everyday

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Psychology, counseling, therapy

Because First Order Science is the domain of the single person, this means it is the natural domain of counseling and healing of individuals — psychology for purposes of client support and unburdening. Outside of emergency-trauma-accident medicine — which is Second Order — human wellness care is naturally in the domain of First Order Science, the domain of one person at a time.


Second Order Science is the domain of the rational, logical, sequential and the mathematical. In Iain McGilchrist’s terms, this is the domain of the emissary, the functionary of the Master:


Third Order Science is the most reflective and most question-loving of the Three Sciences we use everyday. It asks:

Roots and wings

It’s common to hear in whole-child K-12 schools “Parents should give their children two things, both roots and wings. Roots int e ground to give them grounding and a sense of belonging; yet also, wings to fly, to help free them from old constraints and prejudices, give them new ways to travel” ~ Goethe



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Bruce Dickson

Bruce Dickson

Health Intuitive, author in Los Angeles, CA