Author Lucia Birnbaum Explains to Save the Future We Must Rediscover the Past

Berkeley, California (EastBayDaily) — In an era where depression, suicide and crime rates are all constantly on the rise, perhaps it is time for mankind to return to their roots of caring, sharing and healing.

Author Lucia Birnbaum, Ph.D., has compiled a long-term analysis of the origins of these great human characteristics in her new book, “The Future Has an Ancient Heart.”

Birnbaum argues that the origins of caring, sharing and healing were innate characteristics amongst ancient African cultures, including the first humans. These same aspects of humanity began to spread as mankind migrated around the globe, but as time passed they became diluted and lost with each passing generation.

“The U.S. and many other cultures have made great strides towards equality in the last century,” Birnbaum said. “Yet now there are somehow more groups than ever being oppressed by those in power.”

As selfishness and cynicism become the standard, Birnbaum wants to help readers realize their centuries-old-inherited positive traits before our global culture turns on itself towards collapse.

“The Future Has an Ancient Heart” shows the transformation of human beings since their appearance on Earth to help people understand their own ancient bloodline. She helps illustrate these points through her own personal narrative of self-discovery and study in an evocative and academic mindset.

“The Future Has an Ancient Heart” By: Lucia Birnbaum SC-ISBN: 978-1-4759-3260-7 SC-Retail price: $23.95 Available at and

About the author Lucia Birnbaum received her Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a member of multiple women’s groups. Birnbaum has a long history of writing including numerous published papers and other books. She is currently professor emerita of women’s spirituality at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Birnbaum currently lives in Berkeley so she can be close to her extended family.


Spencer Hotz