6The Twelve Principles of Transformation

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Being new, nameless, hard to understand, we premature births of an as yet unproven future, we need for a new goal also a new means.

—Nietzsche, Ecce Homo

Expanding spiritual capital is my goal in this book, but it is a goal unlike any before. It requires that we act from our higher, sometimes our highest, motivations. It means that we transform ourselves as human beings. To achieve this new goal, we need some new means. For that we must look to the principles of transformation available to spiritual intelligence.

As noted, a human being’s IQ is pretty well steady throughout life, barring brain illness or damage. But EQ, or emotional intelligence, can be learned, nurtured, and improved. And all human ...

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