Demonstrating a wide knowledge and understanding of hard and soft sciences, Riddle creates a road map for those ready to live a more connected, positive and bountiful existence.
Among the abundance of books focusing on, well, abundance, Riddle’s work stands out for its ability to synthesize historical, current and complex scientific and social concepts to support a beginner’s steps toward a major paradigm shift: cooperation instead of competition in world of abundance rather than scarcity. Using four underlying principles of reality (interconnectivity of energy, individual participation in creating reality, the nonlinear quality of our experience and the complex nature of reality) and three principles of coexistence (interdependence, adaptability and cooperation), Riddle weaves theory and examples together to create an organized and accessible whole. Frequent brief and illustrative exercises encourage the reader to personalize the experience; thorough notes, diverse references and an index of exercises make this text extremely easy to use. Riddle’s suggestion of the need to move beyond scientific method and a static view of reality to a world of dynamic potential, even with her application of quantum physics, won’t win over every reader. But her thoughtful guide and its emphasis on a more positive worldview will be especially appealing to those already curious about alternative theories but wishing for a scientific basis to undergird the new possibilities. With her upbeat tone and clear prose, Riddle offers a self-help book that could actually achieve its purpose; the text (the first in a series of three) supports, energizes and informs those searching for a more joyous, harmonious and meaningful way of living.
Especially interesting to those already willing to make the paradigm shift to a cooperation-based world, but in need of some handholding and a little science to take the next step.