Marx-Hubbard the founder and executive director of The
Foundation for Conscious Evolution. Called by Buckminster
Fuller "the best informed human on the concept of futurism",
Barbara is an internationally known lecturer and the author of several
books, including her most recent Conscious
Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential.
She is the co-creator of an intentional cooperative community in
This is an excerpt
from interview with Barbara which took place on April 17, 2000.
BARBARA MARX-HUBBARD: I found Adi Da in the 80s through
His writing —
Scientific Proof of the Existence of God
Will Soon Be Announced by the White House! I read that
and was extremely affected by it and recognized that this was a great
I later wrote an endorsement for it. . . .
As a futurist,
I already knew that the capacity of the human race when reconnected
with the Divine is far greater than that of Jesus or other traditional
when you add to their Realization all the new capacities and put
that into God-centered consciousness you have a quantum jump. I'd
experienced that and it had made me a visionary futurist. But I
never felt that capacity in myself until very very recently. So
when I was told by this friend of mine who is a devotee to "notice
the Adi Da frequency", I took him very seriously. Rolf Carriere,
too, had told me about how the Adi Da Energy had Empowered his work
with children. . . .
The next time
I came to see Adi Da, in January, I asked for His Blessing on the
intentional community that I've founded in Santa Barbara. I already
felt that the effect of the "Adi Da Frequency", as my friend called
it, on my work was real and I was able to locate Him in my heart.
And I could feel that instead of this disembodied Christ that I
had been using as my focus for the Divine Presence, to build with
or to infuse me, I had a real, live Divine Incarnation. It's my
prayer that His Blessing can flow to the entire community here in
formed in response to a speech I made in which I asked the question:
"What would happen if this community experienced its own potential
for conscious evolution?" A hundred and eighty-five people signed
up and we now have about two hundred people in "core groups" by
vocational affinity, who are ready to come together as a whole.
We had two devotees,
Eliot Hurwitz and Wes Vaught, along with the head of The
Fellowship for Intentional Community, come to join us and
consult with us, and we are, I believe, an example of what Adi Da
is calling for relative to the cultural reformation of the world
through the establishment of human-scale sacred community. Now we
are asking for and receiving Adi Da's Blessing but we are not His
formal devotees. But we are a real example of how such a community
can benefit from Adi Da's Wisdom and Blessing. Our goal as a community
is to develop the processes, tools, and templates that any such
community could use anywhere in the world.
What I gained
from Adi Da's instruction about such "cultural reformation" is that
1) you have to overcome egoity and 2) you have to create human-scale
cooperative community. My request to Adi Da on this second occasion
was to infuse this community in Santa Barbara with His Blessing,
so that we in the Santa Barbara community can serve the world as
well as our own participants here in being an example and a demonstration
of this new possibility, which will necessarily have to do with
honoring Him as the Source of Divine Help and Blessing.
I feel very
close to Adi Da, both personally and in my work, and I want to serve
His Transmission by including His Message in a radio program I'm
starting on Wisdom
Radio called "Live From the Peace Room". It will begin in
July and it reaches, via internet, all over the world. I said to
various devotees I've met that as that program comes on the air
I want to serve this Energy of Adi Da in a way that would be useful
for His world-Blessing. I don't know yet what form He would like
that to take, but I want to serve as a vehicle for His Blessing
to flow to all the benignly world-transforming projects that will
be linked in the Peace Room.