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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View all 4 comments. A worthy successor to Breaking Open The Head, and anyone who enjoyed that fantastic treatise on psychedelics and neoshamanism will enjoy this book as well. He’s also managed to get me to pursue further many of the personalities and concepts he approaches in the book in further detail.

The Return of Quetzalcoatl by Daniel Pinchbeck

I bought the book it to save myself from the return of the angry Mayan serpent God on Dec. 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.

He mentions Terence McKenna’s “cosmic giggle” from a similar experience several times throughout the book, and I wondered if the despair in Pinchbeck’s dwniel life made him yearn to place himself within a similar messianic lineage, but ultimately I believe that his experience was genuine.

By the time I’d reached the index my views remained unchanged. The book is about one of the author’s many many many drug fueled excursions, and consists of him pinchbsck talking about his accomplishments.

Fascinating stuff – just a little dry of a read. He was featured in the documentary, Pinchbeck was a founder of the s literary m Author Daniel Pinchbeck has deep personal roots in the New York counterculture of the s and s. Retrieved 24 October The Such a wealth of information. pinvhbeck


Interviewed by Daniel Pinchbeck. Nov 05, Graham rated it it was ok.

This is a literary and metaphysical epic that binds together dahiel 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. Sadaf’s Challenge 3 9 Jan 15, Will blow your mind, but in a good sort of way. Pinchbeck was a founder of the s literary magazine Open City with fellow writers Thomas Beller and Robert Bingham.

The world will probably not come to an end on December 21,but something strange is definitely in the air, and it would seem we are rushing towards some sort of He didn’t convince me with his various theories, but I did think that maybe hoaxers weren’t responsible for all of the circles.

2012: The Year Of The Mayan Prophecy

About The acclaimed metaphysical epic that binds together the cosmological phenomena of our time, ranging from crop circles to quantum theory to the resurgence of psychedelic drugs, to support the contention of the Mayan calendar that the year portends a global shift-in consciousness, culture, and way of living-of unprecedented consequence. Andrew Brodie rated it really liked it Jan 05, Views Read Edit View history. Oh, and then combine extensive reading in the subj Yeah, I know, but I had to.

With the ideological landscape swept clean by Nietzsche’s general refutation of the modern Western worldview Pinchbeck finds su This is a book about metaphysics, which I found eerily fascinating.

The Return of Quetzalcoatal. Through its references to and the Maya calendar in the context of New Age beliefs, Pinchbeck’s book has contributed to Mayanism. Too bad we had to wade through his self-absorption to get to it. Weaves together such seemingly divergent topics as crop circles, Carl Jung, Burning Man, Rudolf Steiner, and more post millennial strangeness, into a seamless memoir that retains its readability while still remaining among the more thought provoking journeys one can undertake through words.


Mind’s were meant to be fucked with.

Mar 14, Annie rated it really liked it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Paul rated it liked it Aug 01, It opened up my mind to certain aspects of mysticism and I understood, because of the way the book is presented, that you can be a casual to extremely interested observer of ‘dumb hippy stuff’ without having to degrade the ideas presented as ridiculous or untrue. He’s a pijchbeck writer and pretty intelligent, though he’s no Terrence Mckenna.

Run far far away. Though I’ll admit I found his character less than appealing, I admire his ability to cohesively cross disciplines and present already-stigmatized information in such a manner danel it becomes new, more urgent, and that it may manifest an amount of hope for a future that differs in some way, any w Pinchbeck is one of those scholars who, without losing sight of his end-goal, manages to take himself and his pinchbek on a macro-tour of alternate universes simply by virtue of mind that rejects no thing.