Daniel Pinchbeck

Philosopher and Author


DANIEL PINCHBECK is a philosopher and author. He has written many books including Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism (Broadway Books, 2002), 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, and Notes from the Edge Times (Tarcher/Penguin, 2010). Daniel’s father was an abstract painter, and his mother was a writer and editor.

Daniel essays and articles have been featured in many publications including The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Rolling Stone, ArtForum, The New York Times Book Review, The Village Voice and many other publications. He writes columns for Conscious Living and Dazed & Confused. Joao Amorim and Mangusta Films made and produced a documentary on the life and work of Daniel Pinchbeck. With the support of Ken Jordan, Michael Robinson, and Talat Phillips in 2007, Daniel launched the web magazine Reality Sandwich and co-founded Evolver.net.

Daniel has also worked as editor and publisher for a time. He also serves as a speaker and has attended many conferences around the world including DazedFest in London, Horizons in New York, Breaking Convention in London, Distortion in Copenhagen, La Callaca TedX in San Miguel del Allende, the World Psychedelic Forum in Basel, and Summit Series in Utah. He has given many interviews on various platforms such as Coast to Coast AM, The History Channel, Whitley Strieber’s Unknown Country, BrandX with Russell Brand, Interview Magazine, Purple, etc.

Daniel has also written introduction for several books consisting of “The Psychedelic Experience” by Timothy Leary and “The Joyous Cosmology” by Alan Watts. He has written catalogues for art exhibitions. Furthermore, he hosted a talk show named “Mind Shift” on GaiamTV. This show was focused on the evolution of technology and spirituality, and our potential for the future. From Costa Rica, from the Amazon, he has co-hosted retreats for people who have been underrepresented. Daniel is married to Jana Astanov.

BLOGS by Daniel Pinchbeck

ESSAYS and ARTICLES by Daniel Pinchbeck

BOOKS by Daniel Pinchbeck

  • Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism 0767907434 Book Cover
  • 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl
  • How Soon is Now: From Personal Initiation to Global Transformation
  • When Plants Dream: Ayahuasca, Amazonian Shamanism and the Global Psychedelic Renaissance
  • Notes from the Edge Times
  • The Occult Control System
  • Toward 2012: Perspectives on the Next Age
  • Open City 14
  • 2012: The Year of the Mayan Prophecy
  • Mystery of 2012
  • Reality 2.0: Shamans, Psychedelics, and the Next Step in Evolution
  • How Soon Is Now? The Handbook for Global Change
  • 2012? Predictions, Prophecies & Possibilities

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