Daniel Pinchbeck is the New York Times bestselling author of 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl and Breaking Open the Head. His articles have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Rolling Stone, ArtForum, The New York Times Book Review, The Village Voice, Vice.com and Dazed and Confused. He is the star of the 2010 documentary, 2012: A Time for Change directed by Joao Amorim and is co-founder of the popular zine Evolver.net and founder of the think tank, Center for Planetary Culture, which produced the Regenerative Society Wiki.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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... More »