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Pinchbeck uses some discussion of quantum physics to give a scientific basis to his world view, and thats where the science ends and the psudoscience begins. Such a wealth of information. This may work for someone like Hunter S.

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The Return of Quetzalcoatl by Daniel Pinchbeck

Views Read Edit View history. His main subjects include crop circles, Mayan prophecies, psychedelic drug-induced visions, modern uses of technology and philosophical concepts from Jung and Nietzsche.

Pichbeck sprung, Athena, goddess of knowledge and clear thought, bestowed her protective grace over Athens, cradle of the modern Western mind. I found that, while I couldn’t really stand the author’s self-centered ranting on the demands of monogamous relationships, I really enjoyed reading this. Jan 09, Jason rated it did not like it Recommends it for: But I would say that these theses are quite vague and poorly defined, rendering them rather impotent.

Please try again later. Because he’s also neurotic. Joyce Johnson mother Peter Pinchbeck father.

Retrieved from ” https: I’ll enjoy my big, juicy steak; 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.

Mark Lennon rated it it was ok Feb 07, I also saw a video of him speaking at Burning Man in some gawdawful tye dye get-up and it just danidl me of the myriad hippies I grew up with in Santa Cruz. It’s not an egotistical stylistic device, either. Books by Daniel Pinchbeck.


There arent a dzniel of books on the subject and this tome is chalk-full of interesting shit related to our future and we all need to wake the fuck up STAT. At the time, he was in the Amazon, participating piinchbeck ceremonies of the Santo Daimea Brazilian religion that uses ayahuasca as its sacrament.

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.

Stay in Touch Sign up. Preview — by Daniel Pinchbeck. 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 personal life made him yearn to place himself within a similar messianic lineage, saniel ultimately I believe that his experience was genuine.

Steven Elmes rated it really liked it Dec 20, DP can do it for me. These bits were really where Pinchbeck lost me. The unfortunate thing is, there are a lot of really important ideas in But he goes on many personal interludes, to add his own ideas and reactions while keeping somewhat objective in his presentation of ideas.

Saturday, 19 August Instead, he asserts that mind and matter are inseparable and are in fact interactive. I’m all for it. He also can’t seem to stop exploiting his connection to the Beats his mother dated Jack Kerouac at the height of his fameas if that somehow lends him some extra credibility.

The Mayan calendar’s “end date” danisl seems to define our present age: 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.

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The book outlines the changes to our technical infrastructure – agriculture, energy, industry – and our social, political, and economic system that Pinchbeck believes necessary to avoid the worst consequences of global warming and species extinction. He’s a competent writer and pretty intelligent, though he’s no Terrence Mckenna. Pinchbeck was a founder of the s literary magazine Open City with fellow writers Thomas Beller and Robert Bingham. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


It is like a programming error written into the software designed for the modern mind, which has endless energy to spend on the trivial and treacly, sports statistic or shoe sale, but no time to spare for the torments of the Third World, for the mass extinction of species to perpetuate a way of life without a future, for the imminent exhaustion of fossil fuel reserves, or for the fine print of the Patriot Act.

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

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I was excited when I first heard that “” was being published. Pinfhbeck its references to and the Maya calendar in the context pincchbeck New Age beliefs, Pinchbeck’s book has contributed to Mayanism.

Overall, I think this is a must-read, especially for those interested in the concept of consciousness transformation in I would recommend this book for anyone who wants a thoroughly researched yet skeptical review of just what is the big deal?

Pinchbeck relies heavily on the input of people from a wide variety of backgrounds, many of whom hold to some fairly unconventional belief systems. Dec 31, Johnny rated it it was ok. By the damiel I’d reached the index my views remained unchanged.

If anything, he portrays himself as dysfunctional, if not pathetic, in his personal relationships, perhaps humbling himself for his role as a messenger of the divine. But it’s not Pinchbeck.