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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He cannot seem to manage a relationship with a woman. Now, I realise that anything with “prophecy” in the title as stated in the edition I have has the fundamentalist materialists and dogmatic rationalists reaching for their revolvers, but I thought there would be a lot more praise for the book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Preview — by Daniel Pinchbeck. It just seemed a bit voyeuristic to me, his tendency to let his audience in on his somewhat private soap-opera, involving his ‘partner’, another woman he meets at a psychedelic retreat in Hawaii, whom he insists on referring to as “first priestess” she doesn’t have a name either, apparently and his little girl again, no name.

David Moore rated it liked it May 31, 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. 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.

His ability to share his transformations is exciting and easily relatable – especially if the reader has had similar experiences. Or to know what it’s like to drop so much acid that your brain turns to gluons without actually damaging your cerebral cortex. Thompson, who is a fascinating and admirable character.

This inchoate structure, coupled with the fact that what Pinchbeck reveals about himself often makes him seem like an insufferable jackass I could tell he was an only child before it was ever mentioned does his ideas no favors. This is a literary and metaphysical epic that binds together the cosmological phenomena of our time, ranging from crop circles to quantum theory to the worldwide resurgence of shamanism, supporting the Mayan prophecy that the year will bring an unprecedented global shift.


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Mexico becomes a destination, so Dan can view the Mayan architecture. His troubles, if anything, make him a humble avatar for Quetzalcoatl’s message. This psychic blockade is reinforced by a vast pknchbeck machine spewing out crude as well as sophisticated distractions, pibchbeck individuals to see themselves as alienated spectators of their culture, rather than active participants in a planetary ecology. I am sort of intrigued by McKenna, but not enough to try to figure out what he’s talking about.

He gathers a wide variety of information.

Daniel Pinchbeck

Pinchbeck’s is his journey to understand the human psyche through the use of pinchebck, explorations of crop circle’s, and even analyzing alien abductions. I have only myself to blame. Pinchbecks book however spends very little time on the Maya Calander, its in there alright, but along with more New Age mumbo jumbo than you would think could fit in pages; the book is semi-autobiographical, semi-philosophical and at times semi-polemical, if I were to review the book in one sentence that sentence would be “a steaming pile of po-mo New Age bullshit.

Do not undertake without pen in hand. At times, his danniel is truly sporadic. I won’t go into the details, but this guy seems to have made a big mess out of his life.

Pinchbeck’s How Soon Is Now? I would recommend this book for anyone who wants a thoroughly researched yet skeptical review of just what is the big deal? I bought the book it to save myself from the return of the angry Mayan serpent God on Dec.

Pinchbeck, in comparison to Thompson, is a bit of a dweeb. Open Preview See a Problem? Will blow your mind, but in a good sort of way. Philosophically influenced by the work of anthroposophist Rudolf Steiner[7] [8] through his direct experience and research Pinchbeck developed the hypothesis that shamanic and mystical views of reality have validity, and that the modern world had forfeited an understanding of intuitive aspects of being in its pursuit of rational materialism.

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2012: The Year Of The Mayan Prophecy

Oh, and then combine extensive reading in the subject of shamanism, the use of hallucinogens, mystic visionary writings, etc. One of my favorite theories involves the greys, the aliens and flying saucer abductions in pop culture being a collective unconscious reaction to our divine repression. It heralds the end of one way of existence and the return of another, in which the serpent god Quetzalcoatl reigns anew, bringing with him an unimaginably ancient-yet, to us, wholly new-way of living.

What Will blow your mind, but in a good sort of way. punchbeck

I checked some reviews over at GoodReads and it seemed to be the same. The book is about one of the author’s many many many drug fueled excursions, and consists of him unabashedly talking about his accomplishments. The second reason why the travelogue style is problematic is because it is painfully personal.

The Return of Quetzalcoatl by Daniel Pinchbeck

Mar 14, Annie rated it really liked it. I skimmed some reviews of ” – The Return Of Quetzlcoatl” as the first edition was called He states a want for a “rationally 2021 post work society” and at times is critical of capitalism, ideas I agree with in a very broad sense, the problem however is that he doesn’t offer any solutions beyond psycho-spiritualist silliness. Throw in a giant cauldron.

But the edge he, and others like him, take it to are of the ridiculous IMHO. I mean, what’s there to say?