Barbara Marx Hubbard

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Dr. Barbara Marx Hubbard "President of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution, received her Bachelor Degree from Bryn Mawr College cum laude in Political Science. She took her junior year abroad at the Sorbonne and the Ecole des Sciences Politiques in Paris. She was given a first ever Doctorate in Conscious Evolution by Emerson Theological Institute.

"Barbara has helped create the field of conscious evolution. She wrote a first evolutionary networking “Center Letter” in 1967-69 to over 1000 people, working with Dr. Jonas Salk, Abraham Maslow, Lancelot Law Whyte and others to ask the question: “What is the next step for the future good?” She founded The Committee for the Future in 1970 in Washington DC., where she co-produced 25 SYNCON conferences for SYNergistic CONvergence. These advanced, multi media, multi-disciplinary events brought diverse people from every field and function together in a wheel shaped environment to seek common goals and match needs with resources in the light of the growing potential of the whole system. She wrote and narrated the Theater for the Future; a multi-media story of creation that places humanity in the story and visualizes what it might be like when everything we know we can do works.

"In 1984 her name was placed in nomination for the Vice Presidency of the United States (along with Geraldine Ferraro) on the Democratic ticket, proposing an Office for the Future and a “Peace Room” in the White House to scan for, map, connect, and communicate what is working in the United States and the world. She has developed a plan for the Transformation of the American Presidency that came out of this experience.

"She was a citizen diplomat in the former Soviet Union during the 80’s and pioneered a Soviet- American Citizen Summit based on the SYNCON model.

"Barbara co-founded several major organizations including the World Future Society and the Global Association for New Thought. She appears on many television and radio interviews and speaks internationally before audiences as wide ranging as NASA to the Inner city of Los Angeles.

"Barbara co-developed with Teresa Collins “Gateway to Conscious Evolution,” a first guided educational program using Internet that covers the whole developmental path toward the next stage of human evolution now reaching over a 1000 people globally.

"She is now producing a seven part documentary series entitled “Humanity Ascending: A New Way through Together.” This transformational series presents vital elements to awaken the codes for our own conscious evolution and offers direction, meaning and a vision toward our birth as a new humanity. Part one of the seven part series is entitled “Humanity Ascending, Part 1: Our Story,” is screening at film festivals globally including the Exploring Consciouness Film Fest, Cape Town, South Africa, the Tel Aviv SPIRITS Film Fest and The 22nd Annual Santa Barbara Internation Film Festival. Our Story spans the history of the evolutionary journey of our species from the big bang to current times, where we find ourselves precariously standing at the edge of conscious evolution or self-destruction. Six more DVD’s will follow providing an artistic, and evocative communication of our species potential for conscious evolution -- self, social and scientific.

"She is working with EARTH AID and EARTH DANCE and other such large global musical events to offer the Wheel of What Works, a living expression of Our Turn on the Spiral -- what is breaking through out of what is breaking down, dramatizing a continuing picture of the emerging world, as THE NEXT STEP – a popular invitation to everyone to participate in realizing their vision, giving their gifts, finding their teammates and life purpose. She is providing a new template for social synergy that offers a way beyond the polarization and separation now afflicting our system. She sees that by 2012 we can transform the dominator culture in which we are trapped into a coherent movement arising out of the creativity and compassion of the people.

"Dr. Hubbard’s books include Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential, Emergence: The Shift from Ego to Essence, The Evolutionary Journey: Your Guide to a Positive Future, The Hunger of Eve: One Woman’s Odyssey toward the Future, and Revelation: Our Crisis is a Birth, and 52 Codes to Conscious Self Evolution, now in beta testing phase to develop a deepening “Communion of Pioneering Souls.”" [1]

Her partner is Sidney Lanier. Her sister is Patricia Ellsberg.



  • Neale Donald Walsch, The Mother of Invention: The Legacy of Barbara Marx Hubbard and the Future of YOU (Hay House Books, 2011).


American Visionary: The Story of Barbara Marx Hubbard (2016)

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