The Mother of Invention
This biography of Barbara Marx Hubbard, written by Neale Donald Walsch, is unusual in that it starts in the future, on 22 December 2012, and then works backwards to the date of her birth, 22 December 1929. The projected date in the future is envisaged as hosting worldwide multimedia event that marks a new beginning and a major shift in human consciousness. The backwards journey focuses on what she feels are the twenty five most significant episodes of her life.
Of particular interest to me was the mention of a conference held in Jackson Hole, Wyoming in 1989, hosted by the Together Foundation. I also attended this and it was where I met Barbara. For her, it was a significant moment because it was there that she met Sydney Lanier, who went on to play an important part in her life.
Barbara’s 80 year journey has been remarkable – she became one of the first women ever to be nominated for the vice presidency of the United States by a major political party. Amongst many of her adventures she travelled to Russia as a cultural ambassador for peace and she also made strong connections with the US space programme. Today she is still at the leading edge of contemporary thought and innovative action regarding construction of the future.
22 December 2012, where Barbara’s story begins in this book, has been thought by many to potentially be a doomsday date. But Barbara’s vision is that it is a new beginning for humanity and one we can all be a part of.
To participate go to: www.barbaramarxhubbard.com