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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The rational part of me says it’s reasonably presented with a few speed bumps which personally put me off, principally Pinchbeck managing to be a cipher for the intentions of “Q”. A look into the Mayan prophecy that Dec. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

He gathers a wide variety of information. Stay in Touch Sign up. I won’t go into the details, but this guy seems to have made a big mess out of his life. Dec 31, Johnny rated it it was ok.

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 th Interesting but really fragmented collection of ideas. Andrew rated it liked it Jun 13, Will blow your mind, but in a good sort of way.


I mean, he does try and make up for it by adding in disclaimers that he may be entirely wrong about every single theory he entertains. Pinchbeck applies his extensive literary craftsmanship to weave a lusciously layered multi-topic tome built on intertwining Fibonacci spiraling column chapters of poetically ruminating prose I bought the book it to save myself from the return of the angry Mayan serpent God on Dec. Author Daniel Pinchbeck has deep personal roots in the Eaniel York counterculture of the s and s.

Daniel Pinchbeck

pinchbsck No trivia or quizzes yet. Depending on the philosophical orientation of the reader and the conclusions the he or she chooses to draw, this book can be read alternately as a nonsensical drug-induced paranoid delusion or as a metaphysical critique of modern industrial society and its dogmatic rationalist materialism or both, I suppose.

And second, if you are looking for a book to explain the Mayan calendar end date ofthis is not it. I wasn’t totally excited about these passages, but he did an okay job of writing about something that doesn’t seem easy to put into words.

The Return of Quetzalcoatl by Daniel Pinchbeck

All the while, he’s having relationship problems with his ‘partner’. Author Daniel Pinchbeck has deep personal roots in the New York counterculture of the s and s.


He was featured in the documentary, Is that too much to ask? His main subjects include crop circles, Mayan prophecies, psychedelic drug-induced visions, modern uses of technology and philosophical concepts from Jung and Nietzsche.

The story of this period of the man’s life, let’s call it the “doing research for my next book” periodis neither gripping nor inspirational. Sep 21, Sheehan rated pinchbbeck really liked it. No trivia or quizzes yet.

It’s not an egotistical stylistic device, either. Personally, I find the book difficult to criticize because Pinchbeck could not be any more forthcoming or humble about his objective, which he calls “an extravagant thought experiment.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The couple have plnchbeck child together, which seems ill-advised, as he relates that their union was a pinxhbeck unstable from the outset.

Retrieved 19 November Sadaf’s Challenge 3 9 Jan 15, Too bad we had to wade through his self-absorption to get to it.

An interesting mix of the worthwhile and the worthless.