Encounter with a Wise Man was first published as part of a trilogy of short stories all involving Father Christmas. It is published here, on its own, as a fable that speaks clearly of the follies which are enslaving the minds of the peoples of the world, leading to a future that must t be. Being without doubt an unusual tale from the mind of a highly creative writer, Encounter with a Wise Man contains a powerful message and a warning to contemporary civilisation, for which the tion of wisdom is rapidly taking a back seat. What is becoming all too prevalent instead are the fruits of the labours of the children of the ideologies of science, free-market ecomics, and religion, who, being blindly caught up in their respective collective delusions, are jointly creating a hell on earth from which there will be escape. The message of this book is clear: rediscover, w, wisdom and begin to walk a different path, or condemn future generations to live in a world that sane person would want to be part of.