Barbara Marx Hubbard

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Person.png Barbara Marx Hubbard  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(author, futurist)
Barbara Marx Hubbard, December 2011.jpg
BornDecember 22, 1929
DiedApril 10, 2019 (Age 89)
NationalityUnited States
Alma materDalton School, Sciences Po, Bryn Mawr College
Interestsnew age
Influential New Age author and speaker and supporter of population reduction

Barbara Marx Hubbard was an American futurist, New Age author, and public speaker. She is credited with the concepts of "The Synergy Engine"[1] and the "birthing" of humanity.[2]

“One-fourth of humanity must be eliminated from the social body. We are in charge of God's selection process for planet Earth. He selects, we destroy. We are the riders of the pale horse, Death.”
Barbara Marx Hubbard [3]

“This act is as horrible as killing a cancer cell. It must be done for the sake of the future of the whole. So be it: be prepared for the selection process which is now beginning. We, the elders, have been patiently waiting until the very last moment before the quantum transformation, to take action to cut out this corrupted and corrupting element in the body of humanity. It is like watching a cancer grow; something must be done before the whole body is destroyed… The destructive one fourth must be eliminated from the social body.””
Barbara Marx Hubbard [4]

Early life and education

A Jewish agnostic,[5] Barbara Marx was the first of four children of Irene (née Saltzman) and Louis Marx, a toy maker. In her youth she attended the Dalton School in New York City. She studied at L'Ecole des Sciences Politiques at La Sorbonne in Paris during her junior year of college,[6] and received a B.A. cum laude in Political Science from Bryn Mawr College in 1951.[7]

New Age Concepts

As an author, speaker, and co-founder and president of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution, Hubbard posited that humanity was on the threshold of a quantum leap if newly emergent scientific, social, and spiritual capacities were integrated to address global crises.[8]

She was the author of seven books on social and planetary evolution. In conjunction with the Shift Network, she co-produced the worldwide "Birth 2012" multimedia event.[9]

She was the subject of a biography by author Neale Donald Walsch, The Mother of Invention: The Legacy of Barbara Marx Hubbard and the Future of "YOU".[10] Deepak Chopra called her "the voice for conscious evolution".[11]

Hubbard was an American modern-day female futurist, carrying her ideas across the millennia. Throughout her life, she had questioned what would make life easier as well as make people happy. For Hubbard, she did not like the molds that were expected out of herself as well as others, and in the 1970s she started speaking at futurist conferences about her findings. Those aided in her interest to the movement and resulted in her attending, speaking at, and creating conferences. With that, she dedicated her life to sharing the potential today's modern world has in achieving a better society and came up with the idea of "birthing" humanity.[12] In 1998, she had written and published a successful book titled “Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential".[13] which was about her futurist ideas in making a better society as well as focusing on what the conscious mind can do if it is aware of its power. Hubbard went as far as creating her own organization called the Committee for the Future and later created others such as Women of Vision in Action, The Alliance for the Advancement of Conscious Evolution as well as 7 others.[14] Hubbard helped set modern futurism into momentum and took measures to make sure the ideas continued beyond her.

Her name was placed in nomination for the vice-presidency of the United States on the Democratic ticket in 1984, and at which convention she gave a speech upon being nominated.[15] She was the first woman to be nominated for the Vice Presidency of the United States on the Democratic ticket.[16] She also co-chaired a number of Soviet-American Citizen Summits, introducing a new concept called "SYNCON" to foster synergistic convergence with opposing groups. In addition, she co-founded the World Future Society, and the Association for Global New Thought.[17]

Personal life and death

Hubbard's daughter Alexandra Morton is a marine biologist and her sister Patricia Ellsberg is the wife of Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg.[18]




References

  1. Dekel, G. The Synergy Engine.
  2. Lessons from Neale Donald Walsch ‘The Mother of Invention: The Legacy of Barbara Marx Hubbard and the Future of You’. Part 1, page VII
  3. https://www.inspiringquotes.us/author/7665-barbara-marx-hubbard/about-earth
  4. https://www.inspiringquotes.us/quotes/aK9U_aJ6Xpx7E
  5. Donald Walsch, Neale, The Mother of Invention: The Legacy of Barbara Marx Hubbard and the Future of You, Hay House, London, 2011, p. 18).
  6. https://web.archive.org/web/20111002104422/https://www.wisdomuniversity.org/syllabus60179.htm
  7. https://web.archive.org/web/20160503003502/http://www.agapeinterfaith.org/pdfs/SE-Winter2003.pdf
  8. https://wisdomtrove.com/author_quotes/barbara-marx-hubbard-quotes/
  9. https://web.archive.org/web/20190420175442/https://sunriseranch.org/profile/barbara-marx-hubbard
  10. The Foundation for Conscious Evolution Website: Mother of Invention
  11. =https://web.archive.org/web/20190420175442/https://sunriseranch.org/profile/barbara-marx-hubbard/
  12. Genzlinger, Neil. "Barbara Marx Hubbard, 89, Futurist Who Saw 'Conscious Evolution,' Dies." The New York Times, The New York Times, 15 May 2019
  13. Cohen, Andrew. "Evolutionary Enlightenment: a New Path to Spiritual Awakening." Amazon, Select Books, 2011
  14. "Barbara Marx Hubbard, Ph.D. (1929-2019)." World Business Academy
  15. 1984 Democratic National Convention Speech
  16. https://omtimes.com/2019/04/barbara-marx-hubbard/
  17. https://web.archive.org/web/20190420175442/https://sunriseranch.org/profile/barbara-marx-hubbard/}
  18. https://www.ubiquityuniversity.org/barbara-marx-hubbard-obituary/


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