Barbara Marx Hubbard believes that human life and modern civilization are on the verge of entering into a higher form of life and consciousness, that we shall soon experience a "quantum leap" forward toward a richer, more humane level of human existence. This evolutionary emergence will involve a shift from a focus on the ego to a focus on spiritual essence.

Marx Hubbard will present a seminar Saturday and Sunday at St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church, co-sponsored by Evolve Tucson. She will speak from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and again during the Sunday service at 9 a.m. She will conduct a workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Marx Hubbard has received accolades from people such as Buckminster Fuller and Deepak Chopra, and is well known as a prophet of the coming "new age" for humankind and the planet. She claims that what appears to be the end of human and planetary life as we know them is really only the birth pangs of a coming new age.

The cost for these events is $25 for either the Saturday evening or the Sunday workshop or $40 for both. There is no charge for the Sunday morning service. Register early, as there will likely be a large crowd.

St. Francis in the Foothills is at 4625 E. River Road, at North Swan Road. For more information and to register, call the church at 299-9063.

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