‘Flatland’ by Edwin A Abbott
A huge part of my work is to ‘challenge, support and transform how people think’! And that is the essence of this wonderful short classic.
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Like the greatest classics the author of this book was ‘way ahead of their time’ and it presents concepts that are both profound and timeless. Imagine if you lived in a completely 2-dimensional flat world, anything 3-dimensional would seem to be some sort of mythological hocus pocus. The book gets you thinking about just as a 2-dimensional world is a sub-set of a 3-dimensional world then logically it seems probable that the 3 dimensional in which we live is a sub-set of a far more expansive 4th dimension. Some aspects of science, including quantum science indicate a high probability of another dimension beyond our 3-dimensions. As well as scientific indicators of this 4th dimension there are many indicators that are categorised as ‘ethereal’ or ‘intuitive’ or ‘spiritual’ or ‘transcendental’. When I work with my clients to guide their transformation, true transformation requires ‘transforming how you think by transforming your perspective and your awareness’. A philosophy of ‘open minded scepticism’ is essential! I learned this from the scientist ‘Thomas Campbell’ who also recommends this classic book and who himself wrote the profound trilogy of books “My Big TOE” (Theory of Everything). Which I previously reviewed here.
I am going to include 2 short videos with this book review.
1- The first one is a clip from a thought provoking film “What the Bleep do We Know?” that explains the essence of the book ‘Flatland’ which was the inspiration for this part of the film ……
2- The second ‘mind blowing’ video clip is called ‘The 2 Slit Experiment’ which is explained by the world renowned British Quantum scientist by Jim Al-Khalili …
What love about the book ‘Flatland’ is that it uses the perspective of looking at a 2-dimensional world to open your mind to the fact that multiple dimensions exists that are sub-sets of other dimensions. Which leads me to one of my favourite quotes from Albert Einstein “You can not solve significant problems in the level of thinking in which they were created.”
Again, if you would like a free pdf of this book please email me email@example.com with the line ‘Please send pdf” in the subject line of the email and I will send you, your free copy.