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She was The cause was believed to be a heart attack, said her son, Eric, of the adjacent Riverside County city of Beaumont. To conspire with each other and for each other. Some critics found her views simplistic. Others accused her of undermining Christianity by embracing alternative religions.
But as the activities she chronicled moved from the fringe of society toward its center, Ferguson was embraced as a beacon. Gordon Melton in the New Age Encyclopedia. Ferguson grew up in modest circumstances in Grand Junction, Colo.
Her father was a bricklayer who was also a concert pianist; her mother was a homemaker who later ran an antiques store. Ferguson attended Mesa College in Colorado for two years and the University of Colorado for one year before launching herself as a freelance writer. She began practicing transcendental meditation herself. For 21 years, until she ceased publication in , it compiled news from journals and conferences and featured interviews with vanguard figures, including Capra.
Another subscriber was publisher Jeremy Tarcher, who specialized in books about health, philosophy and human potential. He was fascinated by her reports. Tarcher remembers clearly how he reacted when she showed him the information she had collected: He began to cry.
She received thousands of letters from people who were relieved to discover that others shared their passion for Sufism, dream journals, Rolfing or solving world hunger. I thought I was crazy until I read it. As she began to lecture around the world, she found loyal readers in a surprising range of fields. As she told the Boston Globe in , one night she addressed farm wives in Alberta, Canada, and the next morning she gave a lecture for members of Congress.
Al Gore was a fan of the book and invited Ferguson to the White House, her son said. Ferguson lived in Los Angeles for 37 years, until , when she moved to San Bernardino. Get all the day's most vital news with our Today's Headlines newsletter, sent every weekday morning.
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Marilyn Ferguson, New Age Author, Dies at 70
September 12, Many people have never heard of her. Yet to a sizable crosscurrent of Americans, Marilyn Ferguson represents the cutting edge of the s. The reason is her provocative book, ''The Aquarian Conspiracy,'' on the subject of ''personal and social transformation in the s. The book has sold over , copies. It is still on display in stores, moving as briskly as it did four years ago, according to J. Tarcher, her publisher.
Marilyn Ferguson, 70, dies; writer’s ‘The Aquarian Conspiracy’ was pivotal in New Age movement
She eventually earned numerous honorary degrees, served on the board of directors of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and befriended such diverse figures of influence as inventor and theorist Buckminster Fuller , spiritual author Ram Dass , Nobel Prize-winning chemist Ilya Prigogine and billionaire Ted Turner. Ferguson's work also influenced Vice President Al Gore , who participated in her informal network while a senator and later met with her in the White House. 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. During her first marriage, to Don Renzelman, she worked as a legal secretary and became a published author of short stories and poetry in such national magazines as Cosmopolitan. Later she wrote freelance articles for Time and other publications. After living briefly in Houston, Texas, she moved to California with her second husband, Mike Ferguson, in That year, she published her first book, on home economics, with her husband as co-author.
Marilyn Ferguson - a prophet of change
She was The cause was believed to be a heart attack, said her daughter Kristin Ferguson Smith, of Los Angeles. Ferguson wrote in her best-selling book. With a breathless sense of wonder and anticipation, Ms.
She was The cause was believed to be a heart attack, said her son, Eric, of the adjacent Riverside County city of Beaumont. To conspire with each other and for each other. Some critics found her views simplistic. Others accused her of undermining Christianity by embracing alternative religions. But as the activities she chronicled moved from the fringe of society toward its center, Ferguson was embraced as a beacon. Gordon Melton in the New Age Encyclopedia.
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