The Primal Quests have now been described in principle and in practice. They were discovered nested within Purpose-RL6 in the Hierarchy of Endeavour. As life is endeavour, the Primal Quests are, by definition, a special framework of Purposes of Life.
Their function (i.e. purpose, rationale) is taken to be the provision of happiness. They also provide meaning. Meaning is a synonym for purpose, but it is also an element of communication and so suggests that the Quests are a way of making sense of our existence.
The Primal Quests are:
for Pleasure: RH'L1
for Meaning: RH'L2
for Enlightenment: RH'L3
for Salvation: RH'L4
for Creation: RH'L5
for Obedience: RH'L6
for Spirituality: RH'L7
The Next Step
It is possible to gain a deeper appreciation of the Primal Quests as a Framework-Set by comparing them using a Typology Essences Table (TET).
The TET is a method for plotting a THEETypology, in this case all Primal Quests, in terms of the relevant field of psychosocial reality. Such a display not only differentiates the Quests further, it also illuminates their relationships and interactions as experienced in everyday life.
In the topics to follow in this section, the TET will enable recognition of:
two complementary functions that distinguish two sets of Quests;
contrasts between Quests that can lead to social antagonism;
auspices that govern use of the Quests;
affinities determining change when a Quest is socially blocked;
the impact of the Quest on the use of your self;
consequences of having a severely damaged self for choice of Quest;
why a combination of two Quests is desirable, and which are most likely;
how you calibrate performance of your Quest;
the balance reached in each Questbetween your self and the social milieu.