In Breaking Open the Head, futurist and countercultural icon, Daniel Pinchbeck, wrote about his personal initiation into the conscious evolutionary movement. In 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, he documented evidence for a planetary shift in consciousness. In How Soon is Now, he combines the personal with the planetary—showing the way forward for all of humanity.
An expansion of the TedX talk that Pinchbeck gave in 2013 entitled, “The Planetary Initiation,” How Soon is Now draws on extensive research to present a compelling argument for the need for change on a global basis. The central thesis is that humanity has unconsciously self-willed ecological catastrophe to bring about a transcendence of our current condition. We are facing an initiatory ordeal on a planetary scale. We can understand that this initiation is necessary for us to evolve from one state of being—our current level of consciousness—to the next. Overcoming outmoded ideologies, we will realize ourselves as one unified being, a planetary super-organism in a symbiotic relationship with the Earth’s ecology and the entire web of life.
Covering everything from energy and agriculture, to culture, politics, media and ideology, How Soon is Now is ultimately about the nature of the human soul and presents a definitive blueprint for the future.
Daniel Pinchbeck is the author of Breaking Open the Head (Broadway Books, 2002), 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl (Tarcher/ Penguin, 2006), and Notes from the Edge Times (Tarcher/Penguin, 2010). He is the founder of the think tank, Center for Planetary Culture, which produced the Regenerative Society Wiki and his 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 and Confused and many other publications. In 2007, Daniel launched the web magazine Reality Sandwich and co-founded Evolver.net. Daniel also edited the publishing imprint, Evolver Editions, with North Atlantic Books. He was featured in the 2010 documentary, “2012: Time for Change” directed by Joao Amorim and produced by Mangusta Films.
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Advance praise for How Soon is Now
Here we are, humanity, caught in the moment between devolution and con¬scious evolution by choice, not chance. Daniel Pinchbeck’s new book takes us to this exact inflection point and reveals in remarkable clarity and bril¬liance, we do know what to do, in almost every field from spiritual to social to environmental innovations arising everywhere.
—Barbara Marx Hubbard, author of Conscious Evolution
Daniel Pinchbeck has emerged as a rational and clear voice of hope for a new post-capitalist future, offering alternatives to hack democracy for a bet¬ter society. His expert knowledge of shamanism and ancient cultures has given him a quantum perspective from which to approach our contempo¬rary crisis. A powerful voice providing a new narrative for alternative social movements. Pinchbeck is a prophetic change-agent with a serious message of hope.
—Jefferson Hack, CEO & Founder of Dazed and Confused
How Soon Is Now offers a spiritually-driven approach to global economic and ecological crisis. This is the process through which humanity can bring itself back from the brink. With dangerous and admirable honesty, Pinchbeck tests his deepest held assumptions and judges his life choices in a crucible of self-doubt. It’s at once an initiation for himself, and an invitation for us to ask these same sorts of questions of ourselves as individuals and a society.
—Doug Rushkoff, author of Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus
This provocative and honest book pushes the climate change conversation well beyond its usual edges. It conveys the enormity of the changes before us, in politics, economy, and technology of course, but also in our psychol¬ogy and even our metaphysics. I recommend it to anyone who is trying to make sense of climate change within a bigger picture that includes the evo¬lution of civilization and consciousness.
—Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics
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