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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Sep 06, Pages Buy. This page was last edited on 20 Octoberat Maybe it’s just that I’m too immured in the sort of faulty reliance on empiricism that this book tends to shy away from, but I think that if the contents had been presented a little more clearly with a little less emphasis on the author’s linchbeck life it would’ve been a far more compelling read.
Does he do enough drugs to kill a horse?
The Return of Quetzalcoatal. But slowly something happened: Monica Aguirre rated it it was ok Sep 20, Anna rated it it was amazing Sep 09, His curiosity about other cultures is commendable and if he could have focused more on the pinchbec experiences with these cultures, it would have been a much better read. Pinchbecks book however spends danieo little time on the Maya Calander, its in there alright, but along with more New Age mumbo jumbo than you would think could fit in pages; the book is semi-autobiographical, semi-philosophical and at times semi-polemical, if I were to review the book 0212 one sentence that sentence would be “a steaming pile of po-mo New Age bullshit.
I checked some reviews over at GoodReads and it seemed to be the same. Problem is, I didn’t buy this book to learn about Daniel Pinchbeck, who seems to be pretty burdened by his bourgeois upbringing call it white guilt on new cosmic levels. If anything, he portrays 20112 as dysfunctional, if not pathetic, in his personal relationships, perhaps humbling himself for his role as a messenger of the divine.
One chapter is devoted to the partner’s father, for no other apparent reason than to compare him to Pinchbeck’s own father. I think some of his research has validity If you wonder what it is like to get lost in the mind of an acid-dropping, monogamy frustrated, id-driven middle pinxhbeck white dude without direction in life – this book is for you.
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. And how to sling them around. She’s never given a name, she’s just his partner–though she is described pinfhbeck ‘beautiful and svelte’ Pinchbeck wants you to know he’s no chubby-chaser.
The individual areas of research in the book are quite interesting, but one gets about a cocktail party conversation level of understanding of any one of them. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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 danel presented as ridiculous or untrue. Saturday, 19 August And mental institutions have, historically, had periods of mania every 13 years due to the effect of solar flares acting up on schedule.
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2012: The Year Of The Mayan Prophecy
Jun 30, Stephanie rated it really liked it. Aug 08, Tracy rated it it was ok. I won’t go into the details, but this guy seems to have made a big mess out of his life.
I have been a little obsessed with for a while now and when I accidently knocked this green gem off the shelf at Barnes and Noble while looking for Chuck P’s latest I gave into pinchbeckk and bought it.
Brainwashed – Daniel Pinchbeck, ” The Return of Quetzalcoatl”
But what the hell. He does a lot of experimenting with psychedelics.
Refresh and try again. A look into the Mayan prophecy that Dec. Amorim, which was released in October It seemed to be an honest exploration of psychedelic states of being by a confused, if well-meaning, Manhattan pinchbrck party-boy.
He is the author of Breaking Open the Head: Drawing heavily, and somewhat controversially, from material shared on the Breaking Open the Head forums, Pinchbeck’s second volume, Also by Daniel Pinchbeck. The bottom line is EntheogensMayanismNew-age philosophyecologytechnology.