Tuesday, April 30, 2019
The death of Barbara Marx Hubbard - Guest article by Richard Peterson ("Rich of Medford")
Last month New Age visionary Barbara Marx Hubbard died. She was commonly called the “mother of conscious evolution” by the other New Age visionaries. Hubbard became an advocate for the New Age after having a mystical experience where she found herself outside of her body in outer space looking upon the earth. She described that experience as having seen Earth’s spinal cord. Hubbard claims to have witnessed this central nervous system emitting impulses which served to connect together a collective consciousness for common humanity; a new species for a new civilization. Hubbard’s vision included a spiral having a triple six running right through it.
The basis of Hubbard’s writings was from works she channeled called The Book of Co-Creation, an Evolutionary Interpretation of the New Testament. Those writings may more accurately be described as a revolutionary interpretation as she writes of a plan for genocide. According to Hubbard, one-half of the earth’s population – those who do not adhere to the New Age mindset – must be eliminated before the New Age can materialize. Hubbard’s road to enlightenment sets people on a path towards the acceptance of a new world religion and a New Age Christ. That christ is not Jesus.
Hubbard clashed with the Vatican’s doctrine of faith when the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) scheduled her as the keynote speaker which organizers later explained was to teach tolerance to participants. Cardinal Muller’s doctrinal assessment was spot on as he pointed out Hubbard’s vision is nothing new but rooted in the ancient mystery religions. In ancient times Hubbard would have been called a prophet of Baal. Per Cardinal Muller:
The "fundamental theses of conscious evolution are opposed to Christian revelation and, when taken unreflectively, lead almost necessarily to fundamental errors regarding the omnipotence of God, the incarnation of Christ, the reality of original sin, the necessity of salvation and the definitive nature of the salvific action of Christ in the paschal mystery. . . I do not think I overstate the point when I say that the futuristic ideas advanced by the proponents of Conscious Evolution are not actually new.”
As Hubbard is now gone her work will continue to be advanced through multiple political constituencies. Conscious evolution permeates through the workings of the New Age Evolutionary Leadership Network visible in the writings of Neale Donald Walsch, Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, et. al. The doctrine also has been accepted by much of the evangelical right via Hubbard’s longtime friend Paul Temple affiliated with the Washington Fellowship Foundation and the Institute of Noetic Sciences.
Hubbard’s death is disturbing for multiple reasons. I sincerely hope she experienced a last-minute conversion. The book of Revelation contains a very specific warning for anyone who would add or take away from the words therein for all the plagues contained in the book would be added unto them. Hubbard Book of Co-Creation most definitely added to those words. But it is what it is. I know for certain two women at different times had given Hubbard fair warnings.