- ASIN: B0BCXF9ZK3
- Publisher: SpiritDAO (1 Sept. 2022)
- Language: English
- Print length: 509 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN: B0BCS92VY5
- Genres: Agnosticism, Atheism and Spirituality
The BookViral Review:
Not for the faint-hearted, ‘Self-Actualization in the Age of Crisis’, penned by Ron Rivers, is an extremely complex, yet well-thought-out manual, promoting individual and shared responsibility against a backdrop of space, time, and connectivity, and the idiosyncrasies of these constructs.
He proposes that self and shared actualization is the only way to divert human-kind towards a saved future in this present time of crisis and that the acceptance and embracing of a single truth-that time and space are ever-changing as the only reliable and consistent happening in the Universe-is the basis and the support upon which human happiness and survival hang.
Exploring concepts such as the impossibility that human knowledge will ever be complete, and that as we hurtle through time and space reality changes in response, provide food for the enquiring mind, and more than that, motivation towards growth and change, and the impossibility of the self-constructed world in which we all live.
Both scientific and philosophical, ‘Self Actualization in the Age of Crisis’ really is a deep-dive into the fabric of humanity and how woefully it has managed itself but offers a silver lining if we should be brave enough to listen and change.
For example, Rivers makes the salient point that human experience due to progress and technological advances outstrips our biological ability to adapt to them, and we suffer. He points out, for instance, that the changing nature of time and the human perception of such, through agencies such as social media create a weight the human mind cannot bear and as a result and are at risk of crumbling under the pressure. That man-made manipulating constructs of society have squeezed humanity into a mould that will never satisfy them, and the result is suffering and unhappiness. This one astonishing observation amongst so many demonstrates the depth of thought found within the pages of this book.
Offering a completely changed way in which to perceive the universe, the world, and ultimately ourselves, this is a book that needs time and concentration, and more importantly an open mind. Staggering scientific facts merge with unique ideas to challenge all you had ever thought was true. Nevertheless, despite its complexity, through clear and connected chapters Rivers ensures that his words are accessible and understandable, and offer further shared experience through the organisation, SpiritDAO, which he describes as ‘the cornerstone of the foundation supporting a reimagined human time experience’.
Whether you choose to prescribe to Ron Rivers’ vision and community, ‘Self Actualization in the Age of Crisis’ is a high-quality, challenging book on all fronts and an absorbing and fascinating read. It is unreservedly recommended.