Dorothy I. Riddle brings the reader to a state of self actualization with brilliant observations coupled with persuasive arguments on the subject of existence inPrinciples of Abundance for the Cosmic Citizen: Enough for Us All, Volume One.
Expertly written with hundreds of cohesive summaries of other quoted intellectuals, writers, philosophers and scientists, Dr. Riddle reveals to the reader an array of research and evidence to support her views. In an easy to understand style, she introduces most every current theory of cognitive awareness; whether established science or contemporary vision dealing with existence of the essence of sentient life. One is left in awe seeing the world through her kaleidoscope of newly defined angles, a virtual disco-ball of intellectual reflections, and laser beam clarity of thought.
The “Cosmic Citizen” is defined as each of us, always having been and always will be, but now evolving to a point of realizing our role. We are made of stardust, within the zero-sum universe, or Metaverse; the closer part of the universe we dwell within, our cosmic neighborhood, so to speak. We are simply changing the states of matter and energy to create or alter all that we are. As such, Dr. Riddle states we all need to share responsibilities for being aware of the needs of others. We have the responsibility of grooming others to think more clearly and avoid the pitfalls of greed. She further states we need to act free from vested interests and be open to change to become the inspired cosmic citizen. The ultimate point of what Dorothy I. Riddle defines is for all of us to grasp the reality of our interconnection to each other. She further claims this “holds the key to our survival as a species.” She writes, “If we assume that our reality is individual and separate, that our core motivation is competitive self-interest, and that change occurs linearly and primarily on the material plane, our search for answers will be limited and ultimately unsuccessful.” The good news is, she stated, “… we live in the embrace of a cosmic sea of energy vast in its potential to support and uphold us…as long as we learn to give back.”
Noticeably absent is any theological overtone, or even the mention of God for that matter. Furthermore, the Michael Douglas character in Wall Street where he states, “Greed is good,” would be the antithesis for her cosmic citizen; as anyone consuming more than needed is depriving others. She is not professing a political platform such as Communism even though she partitions the total sum of everything equally to all individuals. Dorothy I. Riddle does make many justifiable conclusions as peaceful co-existence of all living entities have inherent rights of survival. The Principles of Abundance for the Cosmic Citizenencompasses fundamentally commonly articulated theological “Commandants” written as scientific prose.
I recommend this book for its mental challenges, the unique reading experience, a self-awareness awakening, and to lead towards achieving contentedness in one’s own life. In this, the first of three volumes on related issues, Dr. Riddle certainly has done “her homework” researching her subject matter – of all matter, for that matter.