Weiser Books, November 2005
In Aquarius Now Marilyn Ferguson tells the truth we don't want to face -- we have no enemy except ourselves and the mess we've made individually and collectively by refusing to look at what we're doing to our bodies, our minds, our society, and the Earth itself. We've been seduced by the Cult of Numbers, caught in a web of mindless materialism, obsessed with competition, with winning and losing, afraid of anything that can't be seen or measured, and in the grip of an economic model where only that which generates more money is worth pursuing.
Movement pioneer Ferguson revisits the paradigm wars she described in her watershed bestseller The Aquarian Conspiracy and offers an imposing array of insights, strategies, tools, and personal experiments -- all consistent with a powerful constellation of ideas and principles clearly visible on the horizon of a more mindful society.
The imbalance we see outside ourselves only mirrors the imbalance within. The way to heal the imbalance is to heal ourselves. We have to stop thinking of ourselves as conquerors and start thinking of ourselves as fellow travelers with every living being on this planet. The task is not to climb a mountain, but to navigate a river.
We need to take responsibility for our own actions. We need to heed the words of our many available teachers, including our own founders, among them Thomas Paine, whose Common Sense rallied out ancestors to create a new country and more. "We have it in our power to begin the world again," Paine wrote.
Thomas Paine's stubborn idealism seems suddenly imperative. Is there a choice? Aquarius Now is the map at the mall. "You are here," and the way is plain. Finally.
hardcover | ISBN: 9781578633692 | Publication Date: November 2005
"Like Tom Paine, Marilyn Ferguson calls for a common sense that is radical for our time yet urgently needed for our evolution."
--Connie Zweig, Ph.D., author of The Holy Longing and The Moth to the Flame: The Life Story of Rumi
"Marilyn Ferguson's Aquarius Now is a blueprint for a future that begins with you. Read and heed, America, while there is still time."
--Lary Dossey, M.D., author of The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things, Reinventing Medicine, and Healing Words
"Aquarius Now is indeed a welcome reminder as we make our way through the new millennium . . . Read this book, tune in, join the age, and enjoy it."
--Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D., National Book Award winning author of many books, audio CDs, and featured star in the movie What the Bleep Do We Know?!
"Marilyn Ferguson has returned just when we need her most to inject us with her fierce optimism."
--John Briggs, author of trickster Tales, Fractals: The Patterns of Chaos, and Fire in the Crucible; coauthor of Seven Life Lessons of Chaos and Turbulent Mirror
"Aquarius Now paves the way to a future we want to live in. Take its message to heart."
--Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D., author of Bodymind, The Age Wave, and The Power Years: A User's Guide to the Rest of Your Life
"A timely and outrageous achievement."
--Richard Lang, Chairman and Co-founder, Burst.com
"Marilyn Ferguson has always been on the cutting edge. In Aquarius Now she has done it once again with her powerful, poetic, majestic writing. A rallying call for spiritual revolutionaries everywhere to take up arms of vision and radical common sense."
--Peter Russell, author of From Science to God and The Global Brain Awakens
"Sage, scholar, cultural midwife, and passionate instigator of evolutionary hope, Marilyn Ferguson delivers a blend of science, wit and wisdom that will not only fill you with awe -- it will stir you to action."
--James O'Dea, President, Institute of Noetic Sciences