Journal of Futures Studies

The Evolution and Psychology of Future Consciousness

by Tom Lombardo

ABSTRACT

This paper describes the psychology of future consciousness and its evolution and historical development from prehistoric to contemporary times. Visions of the future are described pertaining to ancient religion and myth; the rise of Western science, rationalism, and the secular theory of progress; the Romantic counterreaction; science fiction and future studies; modern Eastern and Western thinking; and contemporary paradigms highlighting evolution, technology, psychology, society, religion, and integrative perspectives, culminating in a discussion of wisdom and the Second Enlightenment.

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Journal of Futures Studies

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ISSN 1027-6084