Conscious Evolution: Awakening Our Social Potential. Barbara Marx Hubbard. New World Library.

Conscious Evolution: Awakening Our Social Potential Book Cover Conscious Evolution: Awakening Our Social Potential
Barbara Marx Hubbard
New World Library
January 22, 1998

Outlining the new world view of conscious evolution, futurist Barbara Marx Hubbard has written a call to action for the current generation to fulfil its creative potential. Only in the last fifty years have we gained the scientific and technological powers to destroy or enhance the planet’s life-support system. Our generation has the ability to abuse or conserve these powers, to act, in a way, as cocreator. Conscious evolution reveals the path of the cocreator, born out of these powers and society’s new spirituality, and discusses the tools and opportunities that each of us has to fully participate in this exciting stage of human history.

Barbara Marx Hubbard is a noted futurist, author, and public speaker. She is president of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution. One of the co-founding board members of the World Future Society, her books include: The Hunger of Eve, The Evolutionary Journey, The Revelation, and Conscious Evolution. In the 1970s she co-founded The Committee for the Future, co-designing twenty-five SYNCON (SYNergistic CONvening) conferences to find win-win solutions in light of our new potentials. She also wrote and narrated “The Theater for the Future,” a multimedia story of creation with a vision of our long-range future. In the 1980s she presented a 14-part television series, Potentials, interviewing some of our greatest futurists, including Buckminster Fuller, Norman Cousins, Gene Roddenberry, Willis Harman, and others. (This series is now available on home video.) In 1984 her name was placed in nomination for the vice presidency of the United States on the Democratic ticket. She also co-designed three major Soviet-American citizen summits during the early 1980s.

Hubbard graduated cum laude from Bryn Mawr College with a B.A. in Political Science. She also studied at L’Ecole des Sciences Politiques and the Sorbonne in Paris. She has five children and five grandchildren and lives in Northern California.