I have been interested in the generational theory and the model of the saeculum developed by William Strauss and Neil Howe for a long time now. For a little while I maintained a blog called Generation Watch, but decided to let that effort rest. I keep the old blog online, because there's some good stuff there. I think the background section is particularly informative.
I still have bursts of creative thought related to the model and decided to assemble my latest and greatest works here. You can learn more about the Strauss and Howe theory at their LifeCourse web site.
Let's start with a chart of correspondences of the generational archetypes.
Correspondences of the Archetypes
Next up is a chart I put together of the key concepts of the saecular ages, or turnings, of the Strauss and Howe model. All of the text in this chart comes from the book The Fourth Turning.
The Four Turnings
Here are some essays where I attempt to relate the model to other ideas.
Creativity and the Saeculum
Morality and the Saeculum
Reincarnation and Generational Archetypes
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