DIED With her 1980 work, The Aquarian Conspiracy, Marilyn Ferguson helped pull together various emerging countercultural strains--including alternative birthing centers and the exploration of altered states of consciousness--into what soon after became Known as the New Age movement. In her book, she remarked, "We are entering a millennium of love and light--in the words of the popular song 'The Age of Aquarius,' the time of 'the mind's true liberation."' Before the book's release, Ferguson published a monthly newsletter titled Brain/Mind Bulletin, reporting on new discoveries in psychology and neuroscience. She was 70.

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