2012 : The Return of Quetzalcoatl

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The acclaimed metaphysical epic that binds together the cosmological phenomena of our time, ranging from crop circles to quantum theory to the resurgence of psychedelic drugs, to support the contention of the Mayan calendar that the year 2012 portends a global shift-in consciousness, culture, and way of living-of unprecedented consequence.Read Daniel Pinchbeck's posts on the Penguin Blog
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Product details

  • Paperback | 411 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.52 x 30.48mm | 544.31g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Jeremy P Tarcher
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1585425923
  • 9781585425921
  • 340,212

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"In 2012, his part memoir, part anthropological journey through many things spiritual, metaphysical, and just plain eerie, Pinchbeck illuminates not the world's end but the many ways in which our social structures are disintegrating.... Into 2012 Pinchbeck fits Jung, crop circles, Martin Heidegger's critique of technology, the ecological theories of Rudolf Steiner, the parables of Christ, Jared Diamond's Collapse, and even the confessions of Whitley Strieber.... I am by nature suspicious of such books, but 2012 was for me both a relief and a box of treasures."
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About Professor Daniel Pinchbeck

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 (www.realitysandwich.com). He writes a column, Prophet Motive, for Conscious Enlightment publishing (www.cemagazines.com), which appears in Conscious Choice (Chicago), Conscious Choice (Seattle), Whole Life Times (LA), and Common Ground (SF).

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