Marilyn Ferguson changed paradigms with her bestselling book The Aquarian Conspiracy. Now, in a sort of follow-up to that evolutionary book, she gives us Aquarius Now, an insightful and informative look at how radical common sense and telling the truth about our collective reality and ourselves can transform society and global consciousness.
Ferguson challenges us to take a look at the paradigms we believe in and live by, and how a return to common sense and a more mindful approach to ourselves, our relationships with others and with the earth can help regain a lost sense of balance that is palpable in the high rates of depression, helplessness and hopelessness we see all around us. She challenges us to think in terms of taking back our power, not the kind of power that forces others to do our will, but a personal sense of sovereignty, responsibility, and even courage in the face of war, economic ills and fear-based governments eager to keep us weak and submissive.
This book is many things, including spiritual, political and environmental in its message and its call for sanity and balance in a world that is way too yang and not enough yin. But the messages are directed to the individual in a way that makes the reader feel encouraged and empowered. The radical awakening Ferguson writes of may be a global necessity, but it must begin with each individual first awakening to his or her own inner truth. In other words, think globally, but act locally.
Always, the authorís message resonates with the new age of transformative thinking, of shifting paradigms in order to bring about change, and she covers so many topics in one book that you really get a sense of interconnectedness, that art and science and education are all moving towards the same goal, and that evolution of human potential is that goal. From quantum physics to the power of engaging the whole brain to the love of truth and freedom, Ferguson injects her writing with the kind of optimism and enthusiasm that she is asking of each of us, in order to bring about the change we want to see in the world.
Aquarius Now is the natural evolution of a call the author began years ago, a call that challenges us to think in new ways to create the future we want by understanding it all begins within. With us. Thatís personal power, and no government, corporation or other entity can ever overpower someone who is coming from that place of radical common sense, honesty, and courage.