Barbara Marx Hubbard
Barbara Marx Hubbard defines the crises we are going through now as the "birth pains" of new era. On her Birth 2012 site, she held a global online "birthday party" for the new humanity on December 22, 2012 -- said to be the start of the new Mayan calendar.
In 1980, when Hubbard ran for the Vice Presidency of the U.S., she created the Wheel of Cocreation to capture the innovations of the millions of "Culture Creatives" across the country whose work was unreported in the corporate media. The Wheel was adopted by the Thrive Movement in 2011 as its Solutions Hub -- also called Thrive Solutions Sector Wheel. Hubbard proposed a Peace Room as important as the War Room to report, support, and coordinate these inspiring innovations.
Hubbard is the author of several books including Birth 2012 and Beyond: Humanity's Great Shift to the Age of Conscious Evolution, Emergence: The Shift from Ego to Essence, and Conscious Evolution: Awakening Our Social Potential. Now in her 80s and full of passionate energy, Hubbard says that she does not feel old or young -- but "emergent"!
Hubbard says: "Without vision, the people perish...with vision, we flourish." In the video below, this legendary, tirelessly crusading and inspirational futurist discusses part of her vision for a new humanity.