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If you have not read Jon Freeman's new book I strongly suggest you do so. You will be aware of his deep and coherent insights, range of dealing with today's complex worlds, and unique ability to identify many of the dots that most of us miss.

Jon thinks and acts from  a wider arc than most of us.  The Science of Possibility provides clear understanding of how various concept models, including Spiral Dynamics, express emerging "patterns of consciousness" in our never ending quest. He will open your eyes to expanding notions of reality.

"As brave and as comprehensive an attempt as I have yet seen to put science into spirituality and spirituality into science.

Like Freeman, I believe that at some point in the future we will all realise that these two "polarities" intersect in consciousness."

A truly unique exposition

The Science of Possibility is a profoundly thought-provoking book. It offers a paradigm which is far from the mainstream view; but is powerfully argued and convincingly supported by physics, biology and mystical philosophy. Jon has explored some deep analysis of these subjects, but presents his views with great clarity. He writes compellingly, and with the pace of a detective novel. I will reread it several times, I know, and get more from it each time. Bravo!

Good investment of time and money

A thought provoking read about Possibility and a convincing use of accessible Science to support the discussion. A number of things I already knew, but not from Jon and Juliana's encompassing point of view. Relationships and entanglements, dogmatically denied in current paradigms, are effectively challenged and convincingly made possible. It will now be very difficult for me to see, read or hear something previously "beyond the pail" and just blow it off as "airy fairy" or "Woo Woo" way out there. What are the possibilities out there beyond the values and beliefs of my socialization process? This book has helped me imagine what that might be like. The value of this book far exceeds the price and was a great investment in my future and the future of my sphere of influence.

I highly recommend this book! Considering the topic, this is a very accessible book offering many insights on the money and our economic system. I highlighted many passages and walked away with a fresh perspective on the topic

Taking us beyond the current Reductionist Paradigm

In this book, Jon Freeman explores the universe that lies beyond the current scientific paradigm which has been housed in elitists, almost exclusionary silos. The Science of Possibility re-introduces us to the simplicity that is the totality of humanity beyond the complexity that seeks to selectively quantify our every moment of existence. Not that quantification and the traditional scientific methods are wrong, but as Jon points out so movingly in his book, we abandon entire scientific paradigms once new data appears and becomes irrefutable. Suddenly what we thought of as complete science becomes a revisionist pursuit that's quite arbitrary in nature. Unlike what most scientific books tell us, the universe is full with uncertainty and chaos, and Jon exposes the reader to so many colorful examples from diverse fields of studies that define the totality of who we are.

In the book, Jon does a convincing job in bridging the gaps between physics and metaphysics, philosophy and science, chaos theory and fractals and the biological systems of the brain. He reminds us of what we have already known, that the universal macrocosm is within us and that if we tap into that infinite reservoir of "knowing" we can alter the course of humanity in many positive ways

Deep wisdom, translated into intuitive understanding

I'm a futurist, stretching to see over the horizon. This book helped me understand the dynamics that are creating our future, and how to participate in creating our coming global cultural and economic evolution. Many powerful understandings. I especially liked the last two chapters where he pulls it all together and adds his vision of possibilities.

“It takes brave authors to get out ahead of the mainstream and write about an emergent worldview while the majority of people remain devoutly attached to the old. It takes skillful authors to present their case in a way that builds a bridge from the old paradigms rather than just knocking them down. Jon and Juliana Freeman do both. They are knowledgeable and respectful when writing about both science and religion—the two primary worldviews extant in the West. Yet they do not hesitate to illustrate where science has morphed into scientism or where religious values have restricted growth and stifled creativity.

What the authors put forward is not so much a theory as a story. It is a story that sparks questions about the status quo thinking in biology, chemistry, genetics, physics, psychology, cosmology, and sociology. They pull together essential strands from all these disciplines, juxtapose them, and then astutely point out where they support and/or contradict each other. They are not afraid to say, “That doesn’t make sense” from a rational point of view or “that doesn’t feel right” when human experience is ignored or distorted to support an “objective truth”.

The Science of Possibility presents alternatives to the standard answers to the perennial questions about the nature of reality and humanity’s role in it. It dares to put consciousness front and center as the information field that makes the Universe a process rather than a thing. At the end, the authors help us imagine totally new possibilities in economics and finance, globalization, ecology, education, healthcare, and even relationships. If this book is a story, it lets us, the readers, write our own endings—and the endings are countless. The choice is ours. This book taught me a lot. More important, it motivates me to go out and do something—to harness possibility in the co-creation of a better world.”
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"If you have not read Jon Freeman's new book I strongly suggest you do so. You will be aware of his deep and coherent insights, range of dealing with today's complex worlds, and unique ability to identify many of the dots that most of us miss."