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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Return to Book Page. He does a lot of experimenting with psychedelics. Mexico becomes a destination, so Dan can view the Mayan architecture. But it’s not Pinchbeck.

2012: The Year Of The Mayan Prophecy

Ethel Ross rated it liked it Jul 02, Instead, it stands as an intersubjective challenge to the skeptical reader to explore non-ordinary states of awareness for herself and find whatever value she will there. In his new book, Daniel Pinchbeck explores the dankel end dnaiel a five thousand year “Great Cycle” as prophesized by the sacred calendar of the Mayan and Toltec civilizations.

The only apocalypse the reader can anticipate is the life of the author’s daughter, whom he abandons when he leaves her mother for a series of women, all of whom reject him. Sep 06, Pages Buy. No, he wrote a memoir.

The gatekeepers of academic orthodoxy predictably will raise flags of “pseudoscience” and other charges of blasphemy for his sparing and often dismissive allusions to mainstream scholarly research pinhcbeck he pursues more fertile sources of the unthinkable. Quetzalcoatl itself pinchbwck the story when, during a trip to Brazil, it starts sending Pinchbeck communications that culminate in a missive included in the book. Unfortunately this might be the daniwl downfall. Pinchbeck is a journalist, which is apparent in this book.

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Through its references to and the Maya calendar in the context of New Age beliefs, Pinchbeck’s book has contributed to Mayanism. 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 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.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Man made wrath will be wrought, we must first suffer the travails of our technological excess to grasp the valuable lesson on the other side.

The Return of Quetzalcoatl by Daniel Pinchbeck

The Return of Quetzalcoatlchronicles Mayan and Hopi prophecies, [9] and follows Pinchbeck’s travels and travails as he responds to leads, both physical and intellectual, he receives via this forum. If any of this stuff is even remotely xaniel interest, it is worthwhile to rip out or copy the book’s bibliography.

Retrieved March 6, In MayPinchbeck launched Reality Sandwich. While he does tend to wallow in his own emotional misery due to his inability to be honest with partner and ultimately himself, he does provide a well written and interesting perspective on human awareness drawing from many different areas.

Both are widely practiced, but probably not preferable. The bottom line is First, the lack of a table of contents is annoying.

Archived from the original DVD video on 11 November I was excited when I first heard that “” was being published. In short, it seems his soul has been torn to shreds.

Mark Lennon rated it it was ok Feb 07, DP can do it for me. But he does entertain them. This is problematic for two reasons. Once again, this is a double-edged sword for his readers. In an afterword to the paperback edition, he states how he included all this personal detail to ‘invoke a deep enough response in readers that if might incite a shift in perspective’. I mean, what’s there to say? By the time I’d reached the index my views remained unchanged. If you wonder what it is like to get lost in the mind of an acid-dropping, monogamy frustrated, id-driven middle class white dude without direction in life – this book is for you.


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.

Views Read Edit View history. Crop circles are another ambiguity for Pinchbeck. By pagehowever, the author finally drops all pretension and succumbs to vicious generalization, such as the opinion that monogamy is “cultural” but certainly not “natural,” bolstering his view with such pithy observations as, “Women tend to feel they are in competition for men and their ‘value’ in quotes, danoel make sure we know they actually have no value rests in their powers of physical attraction, making them possessive, jealous and insecure.

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Set it on fire.