Tonight we are delighted to be joined by New York Times Bestselling author, Daniel Pinchbeck, as he presents and discusses his latest book, How Soon Is Now? From Personal Initiation to Global Transformation.
‘How do we cooperate to make the drastic changes we need to avert global catastrophe? How do we transform our fears – of what is coming, as well as what needs to change – into a positive global project, realizing this transition as our great destiny? In other words – ‘How Soon Is Now?’’Daniel Pinchbeck
Drawing on a huge range of resources and research Daniel presents a compelling argument for the need for change on a global basis – it is only when we see ourselves as one planetary tribe that this change can occur. The central thesis is that humanity has brought about this ecological crisis in order to bring about the necessary conditions for transcendence. This collective ordeal is necessary for us to evolve from one state of being to the next. By passing through this initiation we 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, Daniel’s book is ultimately about the nature of the human soul and the future of our current world. He calls for an intentional and consciously designed metamorphosis of our current systems, which transform capitalist and exclusive structures into participatory, democratic, and inclusive ones, based on an integration of Eastern metaphysics, social ecology, and radical political thought.
In advance of the event at the Town Hall, Daniel will be speaking with presenter Steve Lee Live on Glastonbury Fm Radio earlier during the evening, at 5.15pm. Gfm can be found at 107.1fm local frequency and online at www.glastonburyfm.co.uk
Daniel Pinchbeck is the author of several books:
Breaking Open the Head, The Return of Quetzalcoatl and Notes from the Edge Times.
In Breaking Open the Head, Daniel 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.
‘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 better society. His expert knowledge of shamanism and ancient cultures has given him a quantum perspective from which to approach our contemporary 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, Dazed and Confused
Daniel is a co-founder of the web magazine, Reality Sandwich, and Evolver.net, and 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.
Evolver currently includes Evolver Learning Labs, a webinar platform, and The Alchemist’s Kitchen, for online retail. He hosted the talk show, Mindshift.net, for GaiamTV and is the founder of the think tank, Center for Planetary Culture, which produced the Regenerative Society Wiki.