Daniel Pinchbeck

Daniel Pinchbeck

Daniel Pinchbeck is the author of Breaking Open the Head, The Return of Quetzalcoatl, and Notes from the Edge Times. He is also the founder of the think tank, Center for Planetary Culture, which produced the Regenerative Society Wiki.

Pinchbeck's essays and articles have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Rolling Stone, ArtForum, The New York Times Book Review, The Village Voice, Dazed & Confused, and many other publications. He has been interviewed by The Colbert Report, Coast to Coast AM, The History Channel, Whitley Streiber?s Unknown Country, BrandX with Russell Brand, Interview Magazine, Purple, and many others.

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Toltec Shamanic Prophecies
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The transition of the Mayan calendar was not meant to herald the end of the world. We have entered into a new period of slow transformation and awakening. Daniel Pinchbeck explores Toltec traditions and the implications of the Mayan calendar after 2012.
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Mind Shift
Many religions have used various mind altering substances to connect with a creative mind, far beyond the limits of our five senses. In this inaugural episode, host Daniel Pinchbeck talks with Alex Grey and Michael Muhammad Knight about the historical and future role of psychedelics and religion.
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Normalizing the Supernatural
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Paranormal encounters are often dismissed because of skeptics’ ridicule or religious doctrine. With advances in technology, recognition of supernatural occurrences will become commonplace. To better understand this shift in awareness, David Pinchbeck talks with Richard Dolan and George Hansen.
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Evolving Enlightenment
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Are we entering into a new era where our thoughts can truly create reality? The answer is complicated, as human beings are complicated beings. Daniel Pinchbeck talks with Jay Michaelson and Richard Smoley, two scholars of esoteric traditions, about the nature of evolving enlightenment.
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The Future of Humanity Part 1
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If we are to ensure the future of humanity, we must adapt to our ever transforming world and radically change how our economy affects the environment. To better grasp what lies ahead, Daniel Pinchbeck talks with three entrepreneurs who are already reshaping economic philosophy.
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The Future of Humanity Part 2
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Howard Bloom and Richard Smoley join Daniel Pinchbeck to discuss the evolutionary nature of human consciousness. Their discourse on mankind’s intuitive and cognitive faculties range from atheism and science to spirituality and mysticism.
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The New Future of Art and Science
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Since time immemorial, art has the pervasive power to influence attitudes and opinions. In more recent times, science has come forward as the primary architect of the world we now live. Carter Cleveland and John Petersen explain how the collusion of art and science can inspire mankind's coming of age.
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Worldwide Feminine Revolution
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Many patriarchal systems that dominate the world’s cultures not only turn a blind eye toward violence against women, they may even encourage it. Eve Ensler and Jerin Arifa share their ideas for empowering individuals and communities to develop cultural norms that discourage all forms of abuse.
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Psychedelic Perspectives
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Some people say that psychedelics, like ayahuasca and iboga, offer a peek behind the curtain of reality. Others caution that these substances are not for everyone and that their misuse can have dire consequences. Ben Lee, Ross Brockley and Stuart Braunstein explain the ceremonial use and misuse of ayahuasca.
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We are facing a unique crisis as our renewed vigor for attaining enlightenment clashes with our materialist based economy and fear-based politics. Daniel Pinchbeck explores the cultural benefits of enlightenment with comedian Russell Brand and playwright Eve Ensler.