Toward 2012: Perspectives on the Next Age

Toward 2012: Perspectives on the Next Age


By (author) Professor Daniel Pinchbeck, By (author) Ken Jordan


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  • Publisher: Jeremy P Tarcher
  • Format: Microfilm | 351 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 224mm x 28mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 26 December 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Los Angeles
  • ISBN 10: 1585427004
  • ISBN 13: 9781585427000
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 708,270

Product description

An informed, challenging, and engaging collection of essays on the new choices in lifestyles and community as we begin the countdown toward the year 2012. This fresh and thought-provoking anthology draws together some of today's most celebrated visionaries, thinkers, and pioneers in the field of evolving consciousness-- exploring topics from shamanism to urban homesteading, the legacy of Carlos Castaneda to Mayan predictions for the year 2012, and new paths in direct political action and human sexuality. "Toward 2012" highlights some of the most challenging, intelligent pieces published on the acclaimed website Reality Sandwich. It is coedited by Daniel Pinchbeck, the preeminent voice on 2012, and online pioneer Ken Jordan, and features original works from Stanislav Grof, John Major Jenkins, and Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky); interviews with Abbie Hoffman and artist Alex Grey; and a new introduction by Pinchbeck. Here are ideas that trace the arc of our evolution in consciousness, lifestyles, and communities as we draw closer to a moment in time that portends ways of living that are different from anything we have expected or experienced.

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Author information

Author Daniel Pinchbeck has deep personal roots in the New York counterculture of the 1950s and 1960s. His father was an abstract painter, and his mother, Joyce Johnson, was a member of the Beat Generation and dated Jack Kerouac as "On the Road" hit the bestseller lists in 1957 (chronicled in Johnson's bestselling book, "Minor Characters: A Beat Memoir"). Pinchbeck was a founder of the 1990s literary magazine "Open City" with fellow writers Thomas Beller and Robert Bingham. He has written for many publications, including "Esquire," "The New York Times Magazine," "The Village Voice," and "Rolling Stone." In 1994, he was chosen by The "New York Times Magazine" as one of "Thirty Under Thirty" destined to change our culture. Pinchbeck lives in New York's East Village, where he is editorial directory of Reality Sandwich ( He writes a column, "Prophet Motive," for Conscious Enlightment publishing (, which appears in "Conscious Choice" (Chicago), "Conscious Choice" (Seattle), "Whole Life Times" (LA), and "Common Ground" (SF).