Monday, November 10, 2008

Marilyn Ferguson and her Aquarian Conspiracy Book

Author, Marilyn Ferguson and her best-selling book, The Aquarian Conspiracy opened new doors, new ideals, and enforced and inspired a movement that was taking place, and her book sort of brought it together and made it acceptable, and promising on a massive and global scale.

I just discovered today that Marilyn Ferguson passed away recently. Her 1980 best-selling book, The Aquarian Conspiracy, blended ideas in medicine, psychology, polictics, environment, spirituality and such, into what many considered New Age. Although all of those ideas were not new, Marilyn's book gave millions much more to think about the world we were living in and what could be done to make it a better, more peaceful place.

A November 2, 2008 Los Angeles Times article by Elaine Woo, Titled, Marilyn Ferguson, 1938-2008, Writer was pivotal figure in New Age movement, is correct. It was really about a revolution in consciousness, a swinging of the pendulum from a darker place into a place of light, hope, and love. The book resulted in Marilyn traveling world wide for lectures, in addition to lecturing to members of Congress. And rather interestingly Al Gore was a fan of the book and invited Marilyn Ferguson to the White House, according to Marilyn's son, Eric.

I'm not surprised by that as I've considered Al Gore and Bill Clinton to be visionaries, and spiritual minded and, of course, for many, many, years former Vice President Gore has giving the environment his utmost attention; and Bill Clinton dedicates his attention to humanitarian efforts, HIV/AIDS with his Clinton Foundation.

I was rather surprised by a beautiful comment in the L.A. Times article by publisher, Jeremy Tarcher. Tarcher says he remembers clearly how he reacted when she showed him her writing and information she had collected for a book idea: "he began to cry." He said, "I had one of those moments of epiphany when you feel you are hearing or reading something that is going to be a guide for a significant part of your life. That doesn't happen to publishers every day."

Jeremy Tarcher has published a lot of excellent books over the years, books about health, philosophy, consciousness, and human potential, and other transformational subjects.

I'm sure her work will live on.....she leaves a remarkable and inspirational legacy....

I found this posting by Dr. Deepak Chopra very nice in regards to Marilyn Ferguson and her work:

"Marilyn Ferguson: An Appreciation- posted: Friday, November 7th, 2008-->
Deepak Chopra Posted: Friday, November 7th, 2008

Reagan was on the rise, the anti-war movement had sunk to a low ebb, and the New Age was barely christened when The Aquarian Conspiracy appeared in 1980. Overnight Marilyn Ferguson's book became famous and sold in the millions. I was a young doctor who had just learned to meditate when I picked up a dog-eared paperback copy at a Catskill spiritual retreat. Ferguson's message shot through me like electricity: a "benign conspiracy" was bringing about the greatest shift in consciousness in the twentieth century. In one stroke Ferguson unified a movement that seemed like small, isolated outposts on the fringes of respectable society.

Ferguson was a uniter and a futurist. By showing feminists what they shared with environmentalists, New Age spiritual seekers with peace activists, her book inspired a movement that didn't define the future in terms of technology. Cell phones and computers were incidental. The real future lay in consciousness-raising on a global scale. Ferguson's "BrainMind Bulletin" made sure that her message kept up to date with scientific breakthroughs, and she joined forced with former astronaut Edgar Mitchell and his influential Institute of Noetic Sciences in California.

When she died this October at age 70, Ferguson could take satisfaction that a watershed had been crossed. For all the multitudes of people for whom Dick Cheney is more familiar than the I Ching, George Bush than the Bhagavad-Gita, her "leaderless revolution" has grown steadily around the world. Ferguson helped make possible a new style of politician like Barack Obama and ecological activists like Al Gore. She was a one-woman movement for hope. She promised every voice in the wilderness that there were a thousand other voices like theirs."

~Deepak Chopra, posted at

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Guardian Angels and Communication

It appears the belief in angels has once again increased in the latest survey of the USA’s religious beliefs conducted by Baylor University in Texas. Fifty-five percent of all adults, including one in five of those who said they had no religion, believe they have been protected from harm by a guardian angel.

Psychology Professor Kenneth Parament of Bowling Green University, seems to indicate the same as I have written....that deceased loved one are often considered guardian angels and looking after their well-being, rather than a actual winged angel.

And although twenty percent of those polled by the Baylor survey have said they have heard God speak to them, it may be by internal sense, not literally words heard externally by their ear.
I also found interesting that of the 1,700 surveyed in the Baylor poll, sixteen percent believe they have received a miraculous physical healing.

As I’ve written in my e-courses, and in my e-book, angels do come in all sizes and shapes, with wings and without wings, male and female, deceased loved ones, spirit guides and wise master teachers. And they communicate with us at times using signs and symbols rather than words of telepathy or voice.

Whatever form your angel or angels take, contact with them can be heartwarming, life-saving, joyous, and awe-inspiring. And always filled with love.


Sunday, September 7, 2008

Medium John Edward and My Cat, Snickers

Psychic medium John Edward’s new season began last night on We Network. As always, the show was very good and enjoyable. Following the hour show was a repeat showing. I turned off the television and left my living room for my study. About ten minutes later I heard John Edward's voice coming from my living room. I returned to the living room to see the television on again. My cat Snickers jumped down off the ottoman where the TV remote control was laying. He did look a little guilty....but my question was and is, how did he push those three buttons and turn on the TV again to that channel without messing up the cable, etc.? I’m still puzzled. Did Snickers have help turning it on, or did someone other than my psychic cat turn it on? No one else here at least in the physical sense.

Just now I tried the remote, put equal pressure, actually quite a bit on the top part where the three buttons are, and it did come on OK. But there are other buttons right there including the Mute button. So even if he laid down on it, it sort of seems unlikely it would have turned on the TV, or if it did, things would probably have been messed up. Come to think of it, he has laid on the remote in the past and has not turned the TV either on or off.

And the funny thing is, there have been several humans who have had trouble turning on the TV correctly with that remote. And also, while this was happening last night I was writing a chapter about synchronicity for my new ebook.

And as you know, there are no accidents.

Ahh, the mystery of life.


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tuning Into Your Intuition

Intuition is defined as the ability to perceive or know things without conscious reasoning, immediate apprehension or understanding. It is your inner voice, or psychic awareness, your spontaneous knowing.

Our intuition is innate and a natural part of our lives. But many of us ignore, block, deny, or simply do not tap into this valuable resource. But why would we do this with a resource that can be used to help us heal, solve problems, and make spiritual contact with deceased loved ones, angels, or spirit guides?

Dr. Judith Orloff, a psychiatrist, author, and an intuitive, shares this short video:

~ Linda