Barbara Marx Hubbard

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Barbara Marx Hubbard.

Barbara Marx Hubbard (born Barbara Marx; December 22, 1929) [1] is a futurist, author and public speaker. She is credited with the concepts of ‘The Synergy Engine’[2] and the 'birthing' of humanity.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

A Jewish agnostic,[4] her father was toy maker Louis Marx. In her youth she attended the Dalton School in New York City. She studied at L'Ecole des Sciences Politiques at La Sorbonne in Paris during her junior year of college,[5] and received a B.A. cum laude in Political Science from Bryn Mawr College in 1951.[6]


She is the subject of a biography by author Neale Donald Walsch, The Mother of Invention: The Legacy of Barbara Marx Hubbard and the Future of "YOU."[7]

Quotes attributed to her[edit]

"It’s far too late and things are far too desperate for pessimism"

Personal life[edit]


  • The Hunger of Eve: One Woman's Odyssey Toward the Future. Island Pacific Northwest, 1989. ISBN 0-942133-00-5
  • The Evolutionary Journey: A Personal Guide to a Positive Future (with Barry Weins and Wabun Wind.) Evolutionary Press, 1993. ISBN 0-943408-01-6
  • The Revelation: Our Crisis is a Birth (The Book of Co-Creation). Foundation for Conscious Evolution, 1993. ISBN 0-9631032-0-2
  • The Revelation: A Message of Hope for the New Millennium. Nataraj Publishing, 1995 (2nd ed.) ISBN 1-882591-21-6
  • Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential. New World Library, 1998. ISBN 1-57731-016-0
  • Emergence: The Shift from Ego to Essence. Hampton Roads Publishing Company, 2001. ISBN 1-57174-204-2
  • Birth 2012 & Beyond: Humanity's Great Shift to the Age of Conscious Evolution. Shift Books, 2012. ISBN 978-0984840700


  • Humanity Ascending; OUR STORY DVD (2007)
  • Visions of a Universal Humanity DVD (2010)


  1. ^ Heal Your Life: Most Important Question: What would you ask the President? January 15, 2012.
  2. ^ Dekel, G. The Synergy Engine.
  3. ^ Lessons from Neale Donald Walsch ‘The Mother of Invention: The Legacy of Barbara Marx Hubbard and the Future of You’. Part 1, page VII
  4. ^ Donald Walsch, Neale, "The Mother of Invention: The Legacy of Barbara Marx Hubbard and the Future of You." Hay House, London, 2011 (page 187).
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  7. ^ The Foundation for Conscious Evolution Website: Mother of Invention

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Articles and interviews