Daniel Pinchbeck is the author of 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, on indigenous prophecies and consciousness transformation. He is a contributor to the New York Times Magazine, Esquire, and Rolling Stone, among many other publications and is currently the editorial director of Evolver magazine and the Evolver Project..
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
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
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
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
During Saturday night's show, 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.One particular experience Pinchbeck recounted involved smoking DMT (diemethyltryptamin). In his vision, he entered a new reality filled with weird geometric patterns and strange symbols. According to Pinchbeck, this is a common experience among users -- they participate in a similar alternate reality when on DMT. Art suggested that DMT users visited a real place (another dimension), to which Pinchbeck concluded, "I felt it was as real as this reality." Pinchbeck also spoke about Ibogaine, a drug that could potentially help addicts kick their drug habits, and suggested visiting Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies for more info. ... More »Host: Art Bell
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