A New Approach to Education in the Twenty-first Century
The Center for Future Consciousness offers educational presentations, seminars, workshops, retreats, and consultation as well as a vast array of online resources for individuals, groups, and organizations to help you:
- Become more informed and thoughtful about the future, heightening your awareness and critical understanding of trends, possibilities, challenges, and opportunities for the future
- Develop all those psychological capacities and character virtues that support a constructive, empowered, expansive, and creative approach to the future
- Enhance your understanding of human consciousness and explore how consciousness and the human mind might evolve in the future
- Expand your capacity for wisdom and understand it as the highest expression of future consciousness and as the ideal direction for your personal and organizational development into the future
- Gain an understanding of holistic, integrative, virtue and wisdom-based futures education, recognize its critical value, and learn how to apply it to either your own personal development or that of your educational institution
The Center for Future Consciousness applies a unique and powerful synthesis of contemporary psychology, futurist thinking, educational theory, philosophy, and science to educational programs designed to increase your understanding of the future and future consciousness and to enhance your capacity to constructively and wisely approach the challenges and opportunities of the future.
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Director of the Center, Dr. Tom Lombardo, and co-director, Jeanne Belisle Lombardo, are experienced educators, presenters and workshop facilitators. They are regular speakers at the World Future Society conventions and other conferences, as well as at various colleges and educational institutions, nationally and globally. Dr. Lombardo is the writer of numerous books and articles in psychology, philosophy, education, and the future.
The Center for Future Consciousness also has a network of fellow faculty, educators and futurists who serve on the advisory board.
We provide a wide range of educational materials including articles, books, workbooks, videos, and website resources on future consciousness.
Link to each area below to access readings, presentations, bibliographies, web site resources, and (forthcoming) videos.
The Future, Futures Education, and Future Consciousness
The Future of Science and Technology - Science Fiction
The Future of Society, Love, and Marriage
The Future of Psychology and Education
The Future of Ethics, Religion, and Spirituality
Philosophy and the Future
The Future of Culture, the Humanities, and the Arts
Explore our most Recent Articles and Presentations on the future of psychology, the future of marriage, wisdom, character virtues and academic excellence, sustainability, globalization, and more.
Explore our futurist print bibliography, website resources, and recommended books in our Library.
Core Values and Educational Goals
- Enhance awareness and understanding of contemporary trends and the possibilities, challenges, and opportunities of the future
- Heighten future consciousness with the goal of creating a positive and constructive life for tomorrow, both personally and collectively
- Encourage a deeper understanding and cultivation of wisdom, the highest expression of future consciousness
- Explore the future possibilities of psychological and social evolution
- Study the nature of the human mind and the potential future evolution of human consciousness
- Examine the impact of science and emerging technologies on the future of humanity
- Engage the great issues and themes of philosophy and cosmology as a pathway to enlightenment
- Aspire toward a deeper and more inspiring vision of education for the future
- Promote the central importance of virtues, character development, and ethical evolution in the future development of humanity and society.
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Tom Lombardo futurist educator Award:
FUTUREtakes, international futurist magazine for the World Future Society, honored Tom Lombardo with the award of “Futurist Educator of the Quarter” for the winter of 2009. Click here to read the article highlighting Tom’s work.
Books on the Future and Future Consciousness
The Evolution of Future Consciousness and
Contemporary Futurist Thought
“…a maturing of future studies, placing it solidly within the larger frameworks of human thought…I would recommend it to anyone practicing or teaching in that field.”
Walter Truett Anderson
“…a great book… a must-read book for futurists… a masterpiece… a brilliant performance, informed, fair-minded, reliable, and powerful.”
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Announcing Tom and Jeanne’s new book:
Wisdom, Enlightenment, and the Journey of Life
The book length version of Tom Lombardo’s essay “The Time of Your Life”, Mind Flight is a personal and intellectual narrative synthesizing the great themes and issues of philosophy, psychology, the study of the future, education, and science and evolution. It is an epochal journey, vast in scope and meaning that chronicles the quest for wisdom, enlightenment, and love.
Of the original essay, Copthorne Macdonald, creator of the Wisdom Page, wrote:
“What a compelling piece of writing! A rich, thought-stimulating, feeling-stimulating, mind-massaging trip."
The Time of Your Life and the first six chapters of Mind Flight can be accessed on the Wisdom Page.
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