This paper explores the use of the integral framework as a response to the criticism that the Foresight and Futures Studies field lacks a core set of basic terminology and models. It does not suggest that the integral framework should become the core set; rather, it suggests that an orientation approach that can manage multiple sets of terminology and models might better fit the discipline. Within such an approach then sets of reliable, valid, and reproducible methods for conducting research in the field of Foresight and Futures Studies can be located. Furthermore, through this approach, methods that seek breakthrough thinking, inspiration, and hope can also be located. Finally this approach can also suggest how such a spectrum of approaches can be honoured appropriately.