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 is the author of Breaking Open the Head: He is a co-founder of the web magazine, Reality Sandwichand Evolver. He was featured in the documentary, Pinchbeck has deep personal roots in the New York oinchbeck of the s and s.
His father, Peter Pinchbeck, was an abstract painter, and his mother, the writer Joyce Johnsonwas a member of the Beat Generation and dated Jack Kerouac as On the Road hit the bestseller lists in chronicled in Johnson’s bestselling book, Minor Characters: Pinchbeck was a founder of the s literary magazine Open City with fellow writers Thomas Beller and Robert Bingham.
In Breaking Open the HeadPinchbeck explored shamanism via ceremonies with tribal groups such as the Bwiti of Gabonwho eat ibogaand the Secoya people in the Ecuadorean Amazonwho take the psychedelic tryptamine brew ayahuasca in their ceremonies. Philosophically influenced by the work of anthroposophist Rudolf Steiner  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 caniel its pursuit of rational materialism.
Drawing heavily, and somewhat controversially, from material shared on the Breaking Open the Head forums, Pinchbeck’s second volume, The Return of Quetzalcoatlchronicles Mayan and Hopi prophecies,  and follows Pinchbeck’s travels and travails as he responds to leads, both physical and intellectual, he receives via this forum. Examining the nature of prophecyPinchbeck pinchbck the New Age hypothesis of Terence McKenna that humanity is experiencing an accelerated process of global consciousness transformation, leading to a new understanding of time and space during this period.
The Year Of The Mayan Prophecy by Daniel Pinchbeck
Pinchbeck concludes pnchbeck an account of receiving a transmission of prophetic material by the Mesoamerican deity Quetzalcoatl. While acknowledging the danie, of such an experience is unknown, Pinchbeck describes how a voice identifying itself as Quetzalcoatl began speaking to him during a trip to the Amazon in Brazil.
At the time, he was in the Amazon, participating in ceremonies of the Santo Daimea Brazilian religion that uses ayahuasca as its sacrament.
Through its references to and the Maya calendar in the context of New Age beliefs, Pinchbeck’s book has contributed to Mayanism. In MayPinchbeck launched Reality Sandwich. He eaniel the executive producer of Postmodern Times, a series of web videos presented on the iClips Network, and co-founder of Evolver.
Pinchbeck’s How Soon Is Now? The book outlines the changes to our technical infrastructure – agriculture, energy, industry – and our social, political, and economic system that Dahiel believes necessary to avoid the worst consequences of global warming and species extinction.
On October 22,Pinchbeck published a lengthy essay on Facebook that responded vaniel accusations that he is a sexual predator that emerged through the metoo movement.
Pinchbeck conceded to many of the things he was accused of and sought to explain them in terms of his childhood traumas.
2012: The Year Of The Mayan Prophecy
In a article about the Wacky Packs parodies of consumer packaging, seven-year-old Pinchbeck told a reporter for New York Magazine”I think they’re bringing out the truth about foods. On 14 DecemberPinchbeck appeared on the television program The Colbert Report to discuss his book, Pinhbeck Return of Quetzalcoatl.
Pinchbeck was featured eaniel the video Entheogen: Awakening the Divine Withina documentary about rediscovering an enchanted cosmos in the modern world. Pinchbeck was also featured in the video Science or Superstitiona documentary describing how much of what we are hearing is science and how much is superstition.
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