Barbara Marx Hubbard
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 culminating 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, and 52 Codes for Conscious Self Evolution. And her new book is Birth 2012 and Beyond: Humanity's Great Shift To the Age of Conscious Evolution.
The Overview Effect is the single most important awareness needed to activate our capacity to respond to the unprecedented global crises and opportunities we face. From the perspective of space, we see, feel, and know ourselves to be members of one whole living system. Even more, subtly, we become "universal humans" ourselves. We shift in consciousness from simply responding to problems, toward cocreating our future.
The Overview Effect stimulates a sense of hope, awareness of our connectedness, and a love of our planet Earth as a whole. While tens of thousands of us may go into space in the next few decades, billions of us will shift in consciousness. The Overview Institute is the premier organization designed to focus on the effect on consciousness of being in space in every possible way, including through media, conferences, research, networking, simulation, art. It may indeed be the "tipping point" itself.