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Wisdom, Consciousness, and the Future
Some comments by Copthorne Macdonald

Tom Lombardo is an educator with a multitude of passions — among them philosophy, science, psychology, ethics, consciousness, wisdom, and the future. He is a prolific writer and presenter, and since 2004 has shared those passions with others via 30 professional presentations and workshops, 34 published articles, and 4 books — including the latest book to be published: Wisdom, Consciousness, and the Future.

This book focuses on three of those passions: consciousness, wisdom, and the future. In the book's twenty essays (all of which Lombardo wrote or co-authored) he does not treat these three as separate matters. Rather, he treats them as the interlinked elements of a much needed new way of looking at, and dealing with, our increasingly complex and troubled world. A number of the book's essays explore the author's concept of future consciousness: "our complex set of mental capacities for imagining, conceptualizing, and approaching the future." Lombardo sees wisdom as the highest expression of future consciousness and "the appropriate ideal toward which we should strive in our individual and collective psychological evolution." Essay after essay reinforces the reader's own desire to create a better world, and each delivers fresh and important perspectives to help us do that. Wisdom, Consciousness, and the Future is a profound, deeply important, and timely book that concerned people and change agents everywhere will want to read.

You can find out more about the book, and order it if you wish, at Tom Lombardo's website and the publisher's website.