Advanced Meta-Movieology Course

MetaIntegral Academy is excited to offer the wonderful and ground-breaking 12-week advanced course in Meta-Movieology created and facilitated by Mark Allan Kaplan. It starts January 18th, 2015. If you are an integralist and a movie enthusiast and have already taken the basic course (Meta-Movieology I), this course is for you.



A 12-Week Course in Using Movies to More Deeply Understand and Fully Embody an Advanced Integral and Evolutionary Perspective


From: January 22, 2015 (Thursday) at 12:00am PDT
To: April 26, 2015 (Sunday) at 12:00am PDT

About this Course
Meta-Movieology II is the second course in the Meta-Movieology series exploring a groundbreaking meta-approach to learning Integral Theory through a transformative moving image viewing practice. In this course you will develop a deeper and more visceral understanding of the advanced elements of the Integral approach by using the aesthetic and multisensory power of the moving image for embodied learning and evolutionary growth.

This event takes place online.

Who is this Course For?
This course is for anyone who has taken the Meta-Movieology I introductory course. If you have already taken the first Meta-Movieology course, this course will deepen and expand the embodied learning and evolutionary growth from the previous course.


Join Mark for this advanced level course, which explores how the six advanced Integrally-informed lenses of zones, altitudes, energies, methods, complexity, and archetypes can be utilized as powerful transformational practices for using any moving image work, from movies to video games, for your own evolutionary growth and development. This course will be taught through 12 weekly 90 minute conference calls (recordings for the calls will be posted for participants who are not able to join a call). We will be deeply exploring each of these six advanced integrally-informed lens, spending two weeks on each lens with assigned practices, readings and movie viewing assignments, along with online threaded discussions to connect with fellow participants and deepen your understanding of this work. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity – Integral Theory and the movies will never look or feel the same.

Dates:  12 weeks: January 18th – April 5th; April 19th – April 26th   

Cost: $495.00 USD

Number of Participants: Up to 25

Instructor: Mark Allan Kaplan, Ph.D.

Prerequisites: Meta-Movieology I.

Weekly Conference Calls:  Thursdays 1-2:30pm Pacific Time

January 22 – Week 1: The ZONAL Season Part 1
January 29 – Week 2: The ZONAL Season Part 2
February 5 – Week 3: ALTITUDE Inception Part 1
February 12 – Week 4: ALTITUDE Inception Part 2
February 19 – Week 5: The ENERGETIC Odyssey Part 1
February 26 – Week 6: The ENERGETIC Odyssey Part 2
March 5 – Week 7: Every METHOD is Illuminated Part 1
March 12 – Week 8: Every METHOD is Illuminated Part 2
March 19 – Week 9: Complexity Atlas Part 1
March 26 – Week 10: Complexity Atlas Part 2
April 2 – Week 11: The Archetype Rises Part 1
April 23 – Week 12: The Archetype Rises Part 2
Note there will not be a call on April 9th and 16th. This two week break is designed to give participants enough time to watch and practice with the complete Dark Knight Trilogy.

Weekly Movie Viewing Assignments:*

Weeks 1- 2: "Bee Season" (2005)
Weeks 3-4: "Inception" (2010)
Weeks 5-6: "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968)
Weeks 7-8: "Everything is Illuminated" (2005)
Weeks 9-10: “Cloud Atlas” (2012)
Weeks 11-12: “The Dark Knight Trilogy” (“Batman Begins,” 2005; “The Dark Knight,” 2008; “The Dark Knight Rises,” 2012)

*Participants will be required to either rent or buy the movies listed as Weekly Movie Viewing Assignments. All other materials will be supplied by the instructor. If you have not already seen any of these movies, it is recommended you view them as a pure viewing experience before the course begins.


I was surprised at how deep the Meta-Movieology practice goes. After completing the course, I have a richer experience with films, which has cascaded into other areas of my life.
– Heather, San Carlos, CA

I can't say enough good things about the Meta-Movieology course. It was delightful and profound. This course enabled me to see integral concepts in movies that I had not recognized before and that's saying a lot because I have followed Ken Wilber since his first publications.  
– Dennis, Silver Springs, MD

Mark is a great teacher! I am out of my league as far as my experience with integral is concerned, yet the materials, movies and weekly discussions in this course met me right where I was at. I found the meditations mind blowing and key to the shifts I am experiencing in my expanding awareness. I feel so fortunate to have stumbled on this opportunity.
– Anne, Charlotte, NC

The Meta-Movieology course is at the theoretical, practical, and pedagogical cutting-edge of integral and evolutionary film theory and practice – it is a sophisticated training in how to experience film, and therein how to deepen one’s experience of the world within and around us. While being theoretically advanced, this course is taught in a manner that anyone, beginner or advanced practitioner, can readily get and do so with transformative results. I very highly recommend this course of study.
– Michael, Augusta, GA


Mark Allan Kaplan, Ph.D. is an independent award-winning filmmaker and the pre-eminent theorist and practitioner of the application of Integral Theory to the cinematic arts.  Mark has a B.A. in Motion Picture and Television Production from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, an M.F.A. in Motion Picture Directing from the American Film Institute, M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and a Certificate in Integral Studies from Fielding Graduate University. He has worked professionally in the entertainment industry as a producer, writer, director, editor, researcher, and consultant. Mark’s creative works have been shown on television, in theaters, schools, and colleges, and at art and film festivals and expositions around the world. He has also conducted seminal research in Integral, transpersonal, transformative, and transdisciplinary approaches to film, video, and multimedia at Interval Research Corporation, the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and as founder and lead researcher of the Integral Cinema Project, an independent research, production, and educational initiative sponsored by the San Francisco Film Society. Mark received Integral Institute's 2008 Integral Life Award in recognition of his continuing groundbreaking research into the application of Integral Theory to cinematic media theory and practice.

“Mark’s work is the first mature application of Integral Theory to any domain of art.”
РSean Esbjörn-Hargens, Ph.D. (Founding CEO of MetaIntegral)

“Mark is the pre-eminent theorist and practitioner of integral cinema and his work represents one of the most advanced and profound meta-theory’s of art and media to date.”
– Michael Schwartz, Ph.D. (Professor of History and Philosophy of Art, Georgia Regents University)

“Mark’s passionate quest to explore the further reaches of film and media theory and practice is inspiring and holds great promise.”
– Jean Picker Firstenberg (President Emeritus, American Film Institute)

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