This is biased, but I can’t help seeing some of the following approaches as the leading edge of evolution these days, in particular in terms of evolution becoming conscious of itself and of becoming more conscious evolution. At least in our little corner of the universe.
- Ken Wilber’s AQAL model (Ken Wilber, Integral Institute)
- The Universe Story (The Great Story, Brian Swimme, Thomas Berry)
- Deep Ecology (Joanna Macy, John Seed, Arne Naess)
- Systems view (Elisabeth Sathouris, Fritjof Capra, Gaia model, Evolution’s Arrow, etc)
And this fits beautifully in with more traditional approaches such as Buddhism, Taoism, Vedanta Adveita (when not too onesided), and even more so with current reformulations of some of these such as the Big Mind process.
It also creates a larger context for tools aimed at working with our social, ecological and individual wholes, such as Spiral Dynamics, permaculture, sustainable and regenerative design, Process Work, various forms of yoga, etc.