The Aquarian Conspiracy has ratings and 21 reviews. Cwn_annwn_13 said: This book was published in the early s. It claimed that there was a grass. Praise. “A bible of the New Age movement.” —William Grimes, The New York Times “Marilyn Ferguson helped pull together various emerging. Marilyn Ferguson Los Angeles, California January CHAPTER The Conspiracy After the final no there comes a yes And on that yes the future of the world.

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Sounds like social engineering from the highest levels of society to me This book was published in the early s.

Former astronaut Edgar Mitchell became deeply interested in promoting the study of states of consciousness after his moon flight, and he launched an organization to raise funds for this purpose. It has been too lo This became my personal and social Bible in a sense in my early 20’s.

The Aquarian Conspiracy

I also use to read her brain journal back then, also very good and absorbing. Sufi stories, koans, and dervish dancing.

The Aquarian Conspiracy was re-issued in a “Tarcher Cornerstone” edition in Augustfeaturing a new cnospiracy by Jeremy Tarcher. Little by little, those who undertake the transformative process discern the existence of a vast support network. Only through this intensely altered state did some become fully aware of the role of consciousness in creating their everyday reality.

Her attempt to compile and synthesize the patterns she was seeing eventually led her to develop a second newsletter, Leading Edge Bulletinand found its culmination in The Aquarian Conspiracy J. There are so many things I disagree with, it’s hard to glean the gems.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The New York Times called The Aquarian Conspiracy “the Bible of the New Age,” and mused that the once-radical aquatian of her “benign conspiracy” may now seem commonplace. Conspiracg rated it it was amazing Aug 21, Theresa rated it did not like it Jan 10, Those with a strong need to control may be frightened by touching a realm of multiple realities, multiple ways of seeing.


Paradoxically, there may be a hiatus in social activism during this period while the individual assesses responsibilities, roles, direction. I do recall it echoes a concept oft repeated.

Bearing in mind it was concerned with the s, it is quite astonishing that relevance can be found in30 years later. The book’s title led to some confusion, having to do with astrology only to the extent of drawing from the popular conception of the “Age of Aquarius” succeeding a dark “Piscean” age. If, for whatever reasons, another person has chosen a life strategy of denial, which has its own heavy costs, we cannot reverse that decision; nor can we alleviate for another the chronic uneasiness that comes from a life of censored reality.

I’m not finished reading this book. Even more common, as Abraham Maslow noted, is the fear of our own higher potentialities.

The whole idea of leadership, power, and marilyb is rethought. Retrieved March 25, While the period was marked by undeniable evolution in the fields of politics, education and medicine, many other ideas and practices were transitory.

Personal and Social Transformation in the s. The process of transformation may be simmering underground like a geyser, but we cannot aqquarian it and are impatient for action. One of the first hardbacks I ever bought. No narrative of a transformative process can be fairly described as typical, since each is as unique as a fingerprint.

The book finds common ground in the many threads of these sub-movements including the environment, health awareness, scientific research and, squarian, all, an alternative spiritual awareness to conventional religious teaching. Ironically, we go after transformative experiences in the only way we know how: Entry can be triggered by anything that shakes up the old understanding of the world, the old priorities.


After graduation from high school she earned an associate of arts degree at Mesa College now Colorado Mesa University and later attended the University of Colorado. Interesting to see it regarded aquadian some as “New Age drivel” today; perhaps because that benevolent conspiracy she charted didn’t manifest in any widespread or cohesive way, or perhaps because cynicism has become much more the norm in the generations since the book first appeared.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Dream journals, because dreams are the most available medium for information beyond the range of ordinary consciousness. After all, if he has the power to change society, even in some small way, he had better pay attention. We may be trying to replicate one particularly rewarding or moving experience. The I read this a few years after college shortly after it came out.

It has been too long since I have re read this book.

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Before long the book was being credited as “the handbook of the New Age” USA Today and a guidepost to a philosophy “working its way increasingly into the nation’s cultural, religious, social, economic and political life” New York Times. He was also a big part of my personal awakening. They worry that the journey inward will seem narcissistic or escapist. The individual discovers a new kind of flexible will that helps maarilyn the vocation. But the speed of such shifts has accelerated; in our global village a critical mass has been reached.

Thinking about writing us a letter? To the average person, an Aquarian Conspirator sounds like a student of the occult with a subversive plot up his sleeve.