Marilyn Ferguson, 70, dies; writer’s ‘The Aquarian Conspiracy’ was pivotal in New Age movement
By Elaine Woo
November 2, 2008
Marilyn Ferguson, the author of the 1980 bestseller “The Aquarian Conspiracy” and a galvanizing influence on participants in scores of alternative groups that coalesced as the New Age movement, died Oct. 19 at her home in Banning. She was 70.
The cause was believed to be a heart attack, said her son, Eric, of the adjacent Riverside County city of Beaumont.
At first I thought we had lost Shirley MacLaine.
How can she be the founder of the New Age movement based on a 1980 book called the Aquarian Conspiracy, when the 5th Dimension were already singing about the Age of Aquarius in the 60s?