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Toward Wisdom: Finding Our Way to Inner Peace, Love & Happiness Copthorne MacDonald|Macdonald, Copthorne 1 of 1
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 059520256X
ISBN-13: 9780595202560
Sku: 30863668
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Pages:  183
Age Range:  NA
 

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Midwest Book Review
Wisdom is often confused with knowledge (information, data). Copthorne Macdonald began his personal journey as a narrowly focused engineer who understood how "things" work, but not how life "happens". In Toward Wisdom, Macdonald shows the reader the difference between wisdom and knowledge, and in so doing explains how that understanding is critical to our survival. Drawing from a variety of spiritual sources (from Christian mystics to Maslow) and from his own real and inner-world experiences, Macdonald says that we no longer see ourselves as part of one miraculous living process. As a result, we've become need-based exploiters of our own appetites and of the natural world. To become wisdom-oriented, we must begin to see the unity behind the illusions of separateness to "recognize" that we were always "waves in the ocean". We arrive at this point, Macdonald insists, not by acquiring more information but by re-experiencing our place in the greater scheme of things. Toward Wisdom challenges us to move beyond an information-based society to a wisdom-based one. Toward Wisdom is thoughtful, insightful, provocative reading and a significant contribution to the philosophical understanding of our place in the scheme of things. 11/01/1996

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"[Macdonald] began as an engineer, and so writes like an engineer--logically, systemically, and always with his direction in mind--and for that reason offers a perspective on the process of spiritual development that will speak to many who have difficulty relating to more esoteric writers." Spring, 1997

Small Press
"It is toward wisdom that [MacDonald] urges us, individually and as a society. Drawing on a variety of spiritual and psychological sources--from Vipassana meditation to Jung and Maslow--MacDonald defines wisdom and describes some of the common blocks to its development. Then he offers practices for overcoming them." 07/1997

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