With great honesty, and both drama and romance, Mind Flight weaves together personal narrative and intellectual odyssey, taking readers along on the author’s pursuit of wisdom and enlightenment, his search for love, and his quest for an inspiring vision of the future. (Slight telephone interruption so
don't hang up -worth it!)Encyclopedic in scope, the book pulls together Plato, Freud, Spinoza, Nietzsche, and other epochal historical figures with Pink Floyd, the Hippies, the Sexual Revolution, A Clockwork Orange, the Yin-Yang, the madhouse world of mental health, and the fantastical visions of science fiction. What results in this grand saga is not only a chronicle of one man’s journey from industrial, middle-class America—where weightlifting and fist fighting define virtue and value—to the philosophical life in the mystical expanse of the Southwest, but a profound exploration of the archetypal themes of order and chaos; good and evil; truth and beauty; passion and reason; and science and God. Mind Flight draws the reader into the vast wonders and possibilities of the future, and is a stunning example of “living the examined life.”Tom has been my guest two other times. His scholarship and patient research is demonstrated by his book, MIND FLIGHT, but in our discussion he proves he is more than a pure intellectual - Tom has “heart.” He is gracious as this time he is sharing the spotlight with his soul mate, Jeanne, who encouraged him in writing his philosophy and was an editor and a sounding board.