Twelve months ago, I began a column for Dazed & Confused, looking toward Now upon us, this year completes the 5,year Long. Daniel Pinchbeck, with psychedelic help, foresees a future shock. “” pushes the baggie a little further and “advances a radical theory. The acclaimed metaphysical epic that binds together the cosmological phenomena of our time, ranging from crop circles to quantum theory to the resurgence.

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Around the middle of the book, he criticizes Jard Diamond, the scientist whos book Guns, Germs and Steel helped bring historical materialist ideas back into popular consciousness.

He sits all these wacked out theories down around a tiny, painted table danie serves them tea and crumpets. Though I’ll danie, I found his character less than appealing, I admire his ability to cohesively cross disciplines and present already-stigmatized information in such a manner that it becomes new, more urgent, and that it may manifest an amount of hope for a future that differs in some way, any way, all ways from the interminable stagnancy I sometimes think we face.

Jun 13, Paul culp rated it really liked it Shelves: Retrieved 22 October Yes, it is just that bizarre, but many moments of synchronistic events took him there. Sep 06, Pages Buy.

Awakening the Divine Withina documentary about rediscovering an enchanted cosmos in the modern world. The information in this book is so worth it. Interesting but really fragmented collection of ideas. Overall, I think this is a must-read, especially for those interested in the concept of consciousness transformation in If I had wanted to read a memoir by an anti-monogamy commitment phobic, I would have picked up a book with the title “Why I Hate Women,” because this is the ultimate subject of this anti-feminist screed masquerading as current events non-fiction.

An interesting mix of the worthwhile and the worthless. By the time I’d reached the index my views remained unchanged. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I also saw a video of him speaking at Burning Man in some gawdawful tye dye get-up and it just reminded me of the myriad hippies I grew up with in Santa Cruz.


In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The world of superficial appearances is no less real than the worlds of the mind like dreams and hallucinations, and the latter can in fact convey a better overall sense of reality than the former, a fact that he believes the ancient Mayans understood.

For example, Pinchbeck uses the word ‘ antinomy ‘, a philosophical term, several times, and it is misspelled as the chemical element antimony at least once.

Oh, and then combine extensive reading in the subject of shamanism, the use of hallucinogens, mystic visionary writings, etc. Lacking a specific direction or focus, he attempts to explore every nook and cranny of the phenomenon, often losing sight of his original intentions mid-sentence.

2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl

And mental institutions have, historically, had periods of mania every 13 years due to the effect of solar ppinchbeck acting up on schedule. It appears that he wants to join the psychedelic pantheon and have his name amongst the greats Wilson, Leary, Huxley, McKenna, Kesey, etc.

Yeah, I know, but I had to. If you can deal with Pinchbeck leaping around sometimes erratically between topics, it has a lot to offer.

This psychic blockade is reinforced by a vast propaganda machine pinhcbeck out crude as well as sophisticated distractions, encouraging individuals to see themselves as alienated spectators of their culture, rather than active participants in a planetary ecology. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

No, he wrote a memoir. He’s got me sold on a lot of things and I love his research on Jung and Neitzsche and he’s got some genuine insight into the occult and alternative thinking but he lost me in more than a few areas where his pettiness and sex drive became grossly transparent while defending his actions. The New York Times.

2012: The Year Of The Mayan Prophecy

Pinchbeck has deep personal roots in the New York counterculture of the s and s. A look into the Mayan prophecy that Dec.


First, because he never compiles his research into a book, he sort of side-steps the whole process of integrating the disparate areas of research under consideration into a single thesis. Once again, this is a double-edged sword for his readers. While it’s clear that Pinchbeck fully believes that something will change with human consciousness near the date December 21,he never fully commits to exactly what it is.

Both are widely practiced, but probably not preferable. All the while his own narrative of his own actions -most of which involve him trying to get laid by playing mind games with new agey women- -and his relationships undermines the seriousness of his ‘quest,’ and he comes across as a weak and weaselly dude, rather than as a spiritual seeker.

The Year Of The Mayan Prophecy by Daniel Pinchbeck

The bottom line is Some of it is really fascinating – I like the elements discussing the quantum nature of the universe in language understandable to somebody as relatively scientifically illiterate as I am and its relationship to spirituality, just as a lot of the ideas pinchbecl egalitarianism in the face of increasingly oppressive socio-political machinations are always welcome.

Nick Stibbs rated it really liked dainel May 01, On October 22,Pinchbeck published a lengthy essay on Facebook that responded to accusations that he is a sexual predator that emerged through the metoo movement. I gave this book to my mom. His main subjects include crop circles, Mayan prophecies, psychedelic drug-induced visions, modern uses of technology and philosophical concepts from Jung and Nietzsche.

He does this by basically declaring himself a prophetic vessel for Quetzalcoatl towards the end of the book, where the transcription of the Mayan God’s speech appears in italicsof course. Such a wealth of information.

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