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A Seminal Work of Visionary Hope, Updated for the 21st Century

In this era of government gridlock, economic and ecological devastation, and seemingly intractable global violence, our future is ever more ripe for — and in need of — fresh, creative reimagining. With her clear-eyed, inspiring, and sweeping vision of a possible global renaissance in the new millennium, Barbara Marx Hubbard shows us that our current crises are not the precursors of an apocalypse but the natural birth pains of an awakened, universal humanity. This is our finest hour. Conscious Evolution highlights the tremendous potential of newfound scientific knowledge, technological advances, and compassionate spirituality and illustrates the opportunities that each of us has to fully participate in this exciting stage of human history. As we do, we will bring forth all that is within us and not only save ourselves, but evolve our world.

Barbara Marx Hubbard has been called “the voice for conscious evolution of our time” by Deepak Chopra and is the subject of Neale Donald Walsch’s new book “The Mother of Invention.”

A world-renowned visionary futurist, evolutionary educator and inspiring speaker, Barbara is the author of six acclaimed books that communicate the new worldview of conscious evolution. She is the co-founder and chair of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution, and additionally co-founded many progressive organizations, including The Association for Global New Thought, as well as The World Future Society.

In 1984 her name was placed in nomination for the vice presidency of the United States on the Democratic ticket with the campaign theme “To Fulfill the Dream, a Campaign for a Positive Future.”

She is the producer and narrator of the award-winning documentary series entitled Humanity Ascending: A New Way through Together and is currently co-producing with The Shift Network a global multi-media event entitled, “Birth 2012: Co-Creating a Planetary Shift in Time” on Dec. 22, 2012. This event aims to unify 100 million people worldwide in coherence and social synergy to birth a new “evolved” era and “universal humanity.” Barbara’s previous books include: The Hunger of Eve, The Revelation, Conscious Evolution, Emergence, the 52 Codes for Conscious Self Evolution and her new book Birth 2012 and Beyond: Humanity’s Great Shift To the Age of Conscious Evolution

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Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential

Barbara Marx Hubbard, author of CONSCIOUS EVOLUTION, explains how our current crises are not the precursors of an apocalypse but the natural birth pains of an awakened, universal humanity.

 

Barbara Marx Hubbard – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Published on Sep 15, 2014

Barbara Marx Hubbard has been called “the voice for conscious evolution of our time” by Deepak Chopra and is the subject of Neale Donald Walsch’s book “The Mother of Invention: The Legacy of Barbara Marx Hubbard and the Future of YOU.” A prolific author of 7 books, visionary, social innovator and educator, she is founder of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution. Its purpose is to accelerate our conscious evolution.

She is the producer and narrator of the award-winning documentary series entitled Humanity Ascending: A New Way through Together. As a global ambassador for the conscious evolution movement she partnered with The Shift Network and formed a team to co-produce the world-wide multi-media event entitled, “Birth 2012: Co-Creating a Planetary Shift in Time” on Dec. 22, 2012 – a historic turning-point event; awakening the social, spiritual, scientific, and technological potential of humanity.

Currently she is developing on-line courses on conscious evolution and cocreation on the Shift Network reaching many 1000s of students world-wide. She is activating The Wheel of Cocreation as a model for social synergy and whole system shift, with examples developing in Cairo, Egypt, in Monterrey, Mexico, as well as in Chicago and Tampa, Florida. Her seminal book “Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential” will be republished in an updated version in January 2015. Also her new “Evolutionary Testament: An evolutionary vision of the future inspired by the Gospels, Acts and Epistles,” will be published on January 2015.

In 1984 her name was placed in nomination for the Vice Presidency of the United States on the Democratic ticket, calling for a “Peace Room” to scan for, map, connect and communicate what is working in America and the world. She also co-chaired a number of Soviet-American Citizen Summits, introducing a new concept called “SYNCON to foster synergistic convergence with opposing groups. She is a co-founder of The Association for Global New Thought and The World Future Society.

Website: http://evolve.org

Other books: 52 Codes for Conscious Self Evolution Emergence: The Shift from Ego to Essence

The revelation of unity and a renaissance of caring and sharing is quietly transforming our world! The first two sections of the book put this sacred shift in perspective. Section three shares secrets about protecting the potential of our children and posterity. Section four reveals simple, economic ways to bring prosperity and peace down to Earth. Contributors to this anthology include Barbara Marx Hubbard, Steve Bhaerman, AKA Swami Beyondanada, Diana Cooper, Patricia Cota-Robles, and assorted experts in various fields. This book was compiled for anyone who ever wondered how God could possible turn what we have today into the prophesied Golden Age. It reveals exactly how we’re going to get from here to there — co-creating our future with family, community, and God!

Barbara Marx Hubbard, Diana Cooper and Steve Bhaerman are shift awareness experts who offer invaluable assistance to us all at this time in our history. Despite the state of the world, we are truly on the threshold of great possibility, of our own conscious evolution.

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2012: A New Beginning – Barbara Marx Hubbard

Richard Garner, host of The One Network TV, has an enlightening conversation with Barbara Marx Hubbard on the 2012 phenomena. Don’t miss this one. Barbara Marx Hubbard is a powerful yet gentle speaker who puts things into perspective. We hope you enjoy this interview as much as we did.
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Can humanity act in time to tip the scales in favor of a sustainable planetary civilization, given the rapid escalation of crises that threaten our survival?

In her newest book, Birth 2012 and Beyond: Humanity’s Great Shift Towards the Age of Conscious Evolution , beloved visionary and evolutionary educator Barbara Marx Hubbard answers this critical, timely question by describing her personal quest to solve the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced: our choice to either quickly evolve to a more sustainable and compassionate world, or face the real possibility of devolution and destruction of our life support systems.

Birth 2012 and Beyond presents her solution: the Birth 2012 Campaign, whose purpose is to herald and catalyze a “shift of our planet to a new era of conscious evolution,” and which will culminate in a great initiatory event: a global Birth Day celebration to be held on December 22,2012 and broadcast worldwide. The Campaign and this climactic event will highlight those systemic changes in all sectors of society needed to create what Hubbard calls “a whole-system shift.”

Hubbard will embark on a multi-city tour this year, concluding the Campaign with the Birth Day event, which aims to reach 100 million people globally. “This Campaign is much more than a book tour,” said Stephen Dinan, CEO and founder of The Shift Network and of the new book imprint Shift Books. “It emulates a great political campaign in harnessing the positive hope people have for a better future. Our goal is to inspire people worldwide to come together in an unprecedented way to co-create a thriving new era with visionary yet practical solutions.”

In Birth 2012 and Beyond, Hubbard shares her lifelong journey to discover how we can “cross the gap” from our current systemic breakdowns to a more hopeful and evolved future, sharing her many innovations along the way, including:

• the need for a symbolic planetary “Birth Day”
• that our many crises have a positive aspect – they are “evolutionary drivers”
• how we apply the concept of “conscious evolution” now
• the imminent appearance of the “Universal Human”
• her concept of “vocational arousal” and “supra-sex”— joining together to cocreate
• that we are at a “chaos point” when a creative minority can positively tip the scales

A Distillation of a Life-long Campaign for a Positive Future

Hubbard is best known for the time when her name was placed in nomination for the vice presidency of the United States by the Democratic Party in 1984 after conducting a campaign for what she called the Office for the Future—or, a “Peace Room as sophisticated as our war room.” In just a few months, ninety Positive Future centers sprang up across the U.S. in response to her call. And today, once again, scores of new centers—now called Evolutionary Shift Circles—are forming in response to her continuing vision, and are one of the key components of the Birth 2012 Campaign.

Hubbard’s myriad pioneering efforts for over four decades have made her a revered and leading spokesperson for ushering in a gentler planetary “birthing experience” – the emergence of anew civilization. It all began in a spectacular vision that Hubbard was given in 1966, in which she foresaw such a historic, turning-point event: the ultimate awakening of the social, spiritual,scientific, and technological potential of humanity.

During her Birth 2012 Campaign, Hubbard aims to realize her ultimate goal: to connect the innovations and innovators contributing toward a more synergistic and functioning society, or as she describes it in the book: “A convergence powerful enough that our crises-ridden social system can cooperate in its own self-transcendence. This would be social synergy at its best—the exponential interaction and communication of that which is already working to heal and evolve our world.”

Birth 2012 and Beyond is comprised of the following sections:

Part I, “Envisioning the Birth,” offers a rich summation by Barbara of her vast life work and features an illuminating interview with colleague Jan Phillips.

Part II, “Participating in the Birth,” explains how readers can participate in the Shift now, in two phases: inner shifting from ego to essence, and outer shifting by creating social synergy—as well as, activating what Barbara calls the “Wheel of Cocreation,” a potent representation of the “whole-system shift” that she says is now needed.

Part III, “Welcoming the Birth,” features essays from 12 luminaries who are in esteemed their respective fields. Contributors include: Dr. Jean Houston, Lynne Twist, Jack Canfield, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Dr. Ervin Laszlo, Neale Donald Walsch, Lynne McTaggart, James O’Dea, Dot Maver, Rinaldo Brutoco, Oscar Miro-Quesada, and Ashok Gangadean. Collectively they have soldhundreds of millions of books and touched the heart and minds of people around the globe.

Part IV, “Resources for the Birth,” provides a comprehensive guide to useful tools for supporting for the Birth, including Hubbard’s most important recommendations.

Birth 2012 and Beyond
is a small book with a huge purpose for humankind: to bring to millions of people a far greater awareness of the potential of our Planetary Birth and our emergence as a universal species. It reminds us that we are the first humans to be given this opportunity to participate in the conscious evolution of humanity and Earth, and that each one of us is needed as an agent of conscious evolution!


About the Author
A world-renowned evolutionary educator and inspiring speaker, Barbara Marx Hubbard is the author of six acclaimed books that communicate the new worldview of conscious evolution. Barbara is the co-founder and chair of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution, and additionally co-founded many progressive organizations, including The Association for Global New Thought, as well as The World Future Society. In 1984 her name was placed in nomination for the vice presidency of the United States on the Democratic ticket. In her current work, she acts as a guide and teacher for The Shift Network’s popular Agents of Conscious Evolution training. Barbara’s previous books include: The Hunger of Eve, The Revelation,Conscious Evolution, Emergence and the 52 Codes for Conscious Self Evolution.

barbara marx hubbard Archive – Book Trailer: Birth 2012 And Beyond.

What can we expect from the future? Visionary and futurist Barbara Marx Hubbard sees the emergence of a new type of human. She calls this being a Universal Human, and quite possibly the key to our survival as a species.

The Universal Human is connected through the heart to the whole of life, evolving consciously and helping to co-create a new kind of spiritual path, something we’ve never experienced before, but which is perfect for our time.

Emergence lays out the blueprints for birthing this new kind of human, explaining all the steps in what Hubbard calls “an intimate and practical process for all who wish to make the transition to the next stage of evolution.”
WorldShift 2012


Every personal crisis is an opportunity to change, to grow, to evolve. We all face crises. We have deaths in our families; friends become ill; we may lose our jobs. Each of these crises is necessary to jolt us from our daily routine, our planned path, and give us the chance to move to a new level.

Every crisis a species faces is, similarly, an opportunity to evolve. Our species was faced with a crisis millions of years ago when our ancestors’ environment changed from forest to grassland. Our ancestors took the evolutionary leap and learned to walk on two legs. This freed hands for tool use, and that resulted in larger, better brains.

As we approach 2012, humanity faces crises related to
global warming and climate change, world economic systems,
nuclear arms–and the list grows.

The great difference here is that we are the first species that knows it is facing crises of its own making that could render us extinct or empower us to evolve. This awareness marks the beginning of the first age of conscious evolution.

We belong to the first generations to face crises that could destroy our own biosphere. As a species, we have faced that possibility since the development of the atomic bomb. But at the same time, many millions of people are waking up, asking, “What can I do?” The answer does not lie with old governmental systems or educational institutions, nor with religions, but with innovation and creativity in every field.

As the danger accelerates, innovation grows.

The crises now converging can bring an end to the dominator culture–with its over-population, separate-mindedness, environmental abuse and weapons of mass destruction–as our species makes its first conscious leap to our next phase. We have been told that we are at a bifurcation point, where the human species can either go down to further collapse, or make a positive shift through collaboration and connectivity. It depends on what we do.

We are at a “chaos window.” The system is out of balance. It can not continue by doing more of the same. We must innovate and transform, or we will devolve and self destruct. And there isn’t much time to make this choice.

The key to our possible rapid evolution is to connect what is working in every field and function toward a sustainable and evolvable world. It is to learn “social synergy” through collaboration and co-creativity. The very effort to connect the positive will evolve us toward the next phase of our species. We could become a “universal humanity,” capable of co-evolving with nature and co-creating with Spirit.

Our conscious evolution is being accelerated by the non-linear, exponential connectivity of what is emerging, through social networks of all kinds, driven by sacred activism, that is action from the heart for the common good.

I believe that, by 2012, we can share together a “planetary birth experience,”
the awareness that we are one planetary body with the technology,
resources and know-how to make it through these crises together.

Already we see enough innovations in technology, in health–in every sector–to give pioneering souls the vision of our birth as a universal species. Such innovations are breaking through in every area, but they are not visible in the media, or in our mainstream politics. You can see them with “evolutionary eyes,” that notice what is breaking through out of what is breaking down.

Our new capacities, especially in science and technology, make our next evolutionary leap very different from past changes. The next stage will be born not from random selection and survival of the fittest, but from the conscious choice of creative people working in synergy, integrating and applying our spiritual, social and scientific capacities.

Technologically, we’re gaining the powers once attributed to gods. Advances such as biotechnology, nano-technology, robotics, artificial intelligence and worldwide communication through the Internet put us on the threshold of no longer being creature humans.

We are going to be co-creative humans, universal humans, and I think eventually
we will be a universal species on this earth, in the solar system, and in the galaxy.

Our spiritual capacities are ancient, but in the past people projected their own innate abilities onto gods, masters or institutions. Now, millions of us are now feeling the spirit within ourselves, becoming spiritually activated: co-creative humans. We are bringing the gods home as our own evolutionary potential.

We can appreciate our challenges without judgment. In the social realm, no one has ever before been asked to evolve a planet. There are no experts. Nobody on this earth has seen a co-evolutionary, co-creative society. We are being asked to divine the design of social evolution–to design a world.

What is forming right now is a worldwide community of pioneering souls, a communion of people attracted to expressing and giving their gifts to the world. When we meet each other there is an instant rapport. The connectivity of such evolving humans is rapidly creating a resonant field, and a new critical mass of coherence and creativity that can shift the direction of human history.
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As we probe into matter we find, through quantum physics, that there is no matter, that underneath energy there is a field, and underneath the field there seems to be an ordering process. It looks as though the most advanced scientific research is tapping into the mind of the cosmos–seeking to understand the way consciousness itself creates.

I am a proponent and practitioner of sacred activism, the sacred part of conscious evolution. When I ran for the Vice Presidential nomination in 1984, I proposed a Peace Room that would identify the work of sacred activists. It would scan for and map connections and communicate what is working in the world to mobilize for constructive action. This is beginning to happen now. The Foundation for Conscious Evolution is working in collaboration with others to bring the Peace Room, now called the Synergy Engine, into reality. The worldwide web, which was in its infancy in 1984, gives us the tools to scan for what’s emerging and bring people with ideas together. Scaled-up synergy and fast connections will let us show people how to apply conscious evolution in their own lives, for their own benefit, and for the greatest good of their neighbors and all of humanity.
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The greater the emergency, the faster the emergence.
The situation itself is empowering.

The new society will involve people who see common goals and then match their talents with the needs of others. While we are increasing global intelligence by making creative ideas available for synergistic cooperation, we will also re-localize, as each person gives their gifts where they are needed.

We have the most wonderful opportunity humanity has ever faced. Without crisis, humanity would not make the leap to evolve into a new culture. As a species, we would remain in our fairly comfortable rut, fearing the unknown effects of change. The crises surrounding 2012 force us to change our society and ourselves. The new social structures we consciously create will not encourage survival of the fittest, in the old evolutionary paradigm. Rather they will free each of us to make our own unique contributions. It will be what Jonas Salk called “the survival of what fits best.”

As a global society, we will experience more synergy, as people with varied skills make vital connections. But that society will also be localized, as people share the results of that synergy where they are most needed. I envision local synergy centers, so people can connect with one another where they live and act based on local needs. These centers would help people develop alternative currencies to empower them to go beyond over-monetization to support collaboration and co-creativity.

It is important for us to share our visions of a universal humanity. This much we can already see: If humanity succeeds in moving to the next evolutionary stage, we will have expanded, and extended, intelligence. As members of one living planetary body, we will have matured into a consciousness of the whole system. We will have longer life spans. We will have powers we once projected onto gods, but those powers will be our own.

We will restore the Earth, free ourselves from deficiencies, develop synergistic social systems, release untapped human potential, inhabit the solar system and eventually become galactic humans. We will be born as universal persons.

A noted futurist, author, social architect and speaker, Barbara Marx Hubbard is a founding board member of the World Future Society and co-founded the Foundation for Conscious Evolution. Barbara is the producer and narrator of the award-winning DVD series Humanity Ascending: A New Way Through Together. She’s written five books: The Hunger of Eve, The Evolutionary Journey, Revelation: Our Crisis Is a Birth, Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential, and Emergence: The Shift from Ego to Essence, Ten Steps to the Universal Human.

Barbara earned a BA in political science at Bryn Mawr College and studied at L’Ecole des Sciences Politique and the Sorbonne. She earned the first Doctor of Conscious Evolution degree awarded by the Emerson Theological Institute. She currently lives in Santa Barbara, California. To learn more about Barbara, visit http://www.BarbaraMarxHubbard.com.

Evolution is evolving from unconscious chance to conscious choice. We are entering the first age of conscious evolution.

Why? Because we obviously affect our own evolution by all the choices we make — from the food we eat, the number of babies we have, the cars we drive and the weapons we build.

Humans have no experience at being responsible for global change at this level. We are facing, as Bruce Lipton and Deepak Chopra recently wrote, the possibility of the collapse of our life support system. Or, I believe, the emergence of something new, something better than we have ever known before.

This shift in evolution began overtly in 1945 when the United States dropped the first atomic bombs on Japan. The signal went out to the world: We now have the power to destroy life on Earth. I was 15 years old. I could see at that time that self-conscious humans, in top-down competitive structures such as nation states, organized religion and global corporations, could not handle this degree of power. We had suddenly gained capacities we used to attribute to our gods. We can blow up worlds, and we can build new worlds in space. We can travel with the speed of light by image; we can create new life forms or destroy our life; we can tap into immense energy or run out of energy.

I began to ask a great question: What is the meaning of our new powers in science and technology that are good, and what are positive images of the future that are equal to our new powers?

I read religion and philosophy as a young girl and found that no one knew the answer. The powers were so new.

I went to Bryn Mawr College and found I could not even ask the question there. There were no subjects on it. My father used to say to me, “Barbara, you are the best in the field… but there is no field!” I went to Paris in 1947 to study at the Ecole des Sciences Politiques. Despair and a sense of the absurdity of life were rampant in Paris after two world wars and the bomb. One day I was having lunch on the Left Bank, and a handsome American walked in and sat down next to me. I asked him my question: “What do you think is the meaning of this new power that is good?” and he responded, “I am an artist, and I am seeking a new image of man commensurate with our powers to shape the future.”

The idea crossed my mind, “I’m going to marry you!” And I did. He told me that when a culture loses its story and its image of the future, it declines. We had clearly lost our story of progress, and the image of humans now portrayed in the arts and theater was of a disintegrating destructive force. Yet I had innate hope and had to find out what I was hopeful about.

I went to see President Eisenhower in 1952, just after he became president. My father was an old colleague of the president. I was taken into the Oval Office. He greeted me kindly: “What can I do for you young lady?”

“Mr. President,” I said, “I have a question: What do you think is the meaning of all our new power that is good?” He looked startled, shook his head and said, “I have no idea.” So it flashed in my mind, “Well, we better find out!”

This has been my life quest, and I believe just now we are discovering the proper response. We do have a new story. It is the universe story. When we place ourselves in this 13.7 billion-universe story we discover the pattern and an evolutionary process of action we can do. We see that our crises are comparable to past evolutionary shift points. The only difference is now we are conscious that we are causing our own extinction. This is what I call “conscious evolution” — the greatest wake up call we have ever had for the human species to grow up!

Here are some lessons we can learn and apply to our own situation:

Problems are evolutionary drivers.

Crises precede transformation.

Evolution takes jumps through greater synergy: Separate parts coming together to form a new whole greater than and different from the sum of its parts.

Evolution creates radical newness. Once there was no earth, then earth appeared. Once there was no life, and life appeared.

Evolution raises consciousness and freedom through more complex order. According to Teilhard de Chardin, the great philosopher, the “noosphere,” the mind sphere or the thinking layer of earth, with all our Internet and global intelligence, is about “to get its collective eyes.” We are about to connect center with center and heart with heart.

Empathy is rising. Spirituality is growing. Healings are happening. The Internet is connecting us everywhere. A “wheel of co-creation” is forming in every field and function — innovations in health, education, energy, conscious business and environmental awareness are accelerating and beginning to connect — a whole system breakthrough out of the whole system breakdown.

We need one more conscious effort to connect the positive to make the shift in time — to midwife our own birth toward the next stage of our evolution. We may be one fraction of an evolutionary second from either connecting what is creative and loving and innovative, or devolution and extinction. This situation is dangerous, yet natural.

What do we need to do right now? I believe it is time to rapidly connect what is working in every field and function and communicate through all media as fast as we can our creativity, innovations and capacities to make it through together. We should be calling upon each other, everyone on earth, to know that they have a part in this “birth.” Each of us is given an impulse of evolution within, a heart’s desire to realize our greater potential. Wherever we are, whatever our situation, we are capable of “giving a gift to the shift,” from one phase of evolution to the next.

In 1984, I ran an idea campaign for a “Positive Future” for the vice presidency on the Democratic ticket. I proposed a “peace room” as sophisticated as a war room in the office of the VP to scan for, map, connect and communicate what is working. I was actually the other woman along with Geraldine Ferraro whose name was placed in nomination. In my speech I shared, “It is now in our capacity to destroy civilization as we know it, or to build a world of unprecedented opportunity for all people.”

What we need now is a “peace room” or a “synergy center,” a new social function to connect the positive in time.

Dec. 22, 2012, has been selected as day one to consciously contribute to this process. It is our first Planetary Birth Day to celebrate the coming of the next era of evolution based on what works.

Birth 2012 has been initiated and will be produced by The Shift Network as a convergence of what is working; we will celebrate human creativity and call for the greatest experience of mass coherence and compassion the world has ever known. We will connect with positive innovations, projects, people, artists and musicians — every way we can to converge and emerge together as a newly-born planetary species.



Barbara Marx Hubbard
has been called “the voice for Conscious Evolution of our time” by Deepak Chopra and is the subject of Neale Donald Walsch’s new book “The Mother of Invention.” A prolific author, visionary, social innovator, evolutionary thinker and educator, she is co-founder and chairperson of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution. She has recently partnered with The Shift Network as a global ambassador for the conscious evolution movement; a shift from evolution by chance towards evolution by choice and is co-producing a global multi-media event entitled, “Birth 2012: Co-Creating a Planetary Shift in Time” on Dec. 22, 2012 — a historic, turning-point event awakening the social, spiritual, scientific, and technological potential of humanity.

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