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Daniel Pinchbeck

Biography:

Daniel Pinchbeck is the author of Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism and 2012: He is featured in the documentary 2012: Time for Change. His essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Esquire and many other publications.

Past Shows:

Healing and Past Lives

Brian L. Weiss, M.D., a foremost expert on past-life regression therapy, shared how different types of healing are possible when we embrace reincarnation and detailed how he conducts a regression. First hour guest, author Daniel Pinchbeck talked about the state of the Earth, and future trends in social movements. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Edge Times

Appearing during the middle two hours, author Daniel Pinchbeck discussed the radical changes happening in society and the world, and where we are headed as we approach 2012. First hour guest, author Timothy Green Beckley reported on the recent UFO sighting over Manhattan. ... More »

Host: George Noory

2012 Special

In a special show on 2012 and Mayan prophecy, three separate guests shared their perspectives. First, author/editor Robert Gleason talked about Mayan and Toltec cultures, and their ruler/deity, Quetzalcoatl. Then, author Daniel Pinchbeck discussed the Mayan concept that in 2012 we are aligning with the center of the galaxy, and this could be a time for evolutionary change in the world. Medium Christian von Lahr rounded out the evening with his interpretation of Mayan prophecy. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Psychedelics, 2012 & Quetzalcoatl

Filling in for Art Bell, Ian Punnett welcomed one of the leading voices in today's counterculture, Daniel Pinchbeck, who discussed ideas from his latest book, 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl as well as his personal experiences with psychedelic "medicines." In the first hour, author Linda Godfrey provided an update on Man-Wolf sightings near Lake Geneva. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Prophecy, Crop Circles & Psychedelics

Returning to the show, author Daniel Pinchbeck offered analysis of Hopi and Mayan prophecies, crop circles and the psychedelic experience. The Mayans, he said, were aware of vast scales of time, and the ending of their calendar in 2012 suggests this may be when a massive transformation of human consciousness takes place. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Psychedelic Drugs

Author Daniel Pinchbeck shared stories of his personal explorations with psychedelic drugs, ranging from transcendent to terrifying. Pinchbeck claims that experimenting with "psychic medicines" can lead people to different concepts of society and psyche. ... More »

Host: Art Bell

Daniel Pinchbeck

In this firsthand account of the world of psychedelic substances today, Village Voice and Rolling Stone writer Pinchbeck weaves elements of his personal life, including vivid descriptions of his reactions to the substances he takes, with larger topics, such as the history of psychedelic substances in the modern world and the foundations of shamanism. To aid his inquiry, he participates in visionary rituals around the world, e.g., taking iboga as part of a tribal initiation in Gabon. He also discusses key figures such as Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, and Terence McKenna. ... More »

Host: George Noory

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