2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl

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Penguin, 2007 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 411 pages
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In tracing the meaning of the end of the Mayan calendar in 2012 and the imminent transition from one world to another prophesied by the Hopi Indians, Pinchbeck synthesizes indigenous cosmology, alien abduction, shamanic revivalism, crop circles, psychedelic visions, the current ecological crisis, and the Judeo-Christian Apocalypse into a new vision for our time. The result is an inquiry into where humanity is immediately headed--and its startling congruence with the ideas of the mysterious civilization of the Classical Maya.--From publisher description.
 

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Daniel Pinchbeck sends you deep into the psyche unfolding his thoughts on the end of the Mayan calendar. He uses multiple references from many religious text and cooperates his own path to ... Read full review

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Pinchbeck, journalist and author of the drug-riddled psychonaut investigation Breaking Open the Head, has set out to create an "extravagant thought experiment" centering around the Mayan prophecy that ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER ONE
19
CHAPTER TWO
33
CHAPTER THREE
41
CHAPTER FOUR
47
CHAPTER FIVE
56
THE SERPENT TEMPLE
67
CHAPTER ONE
69
CHAPTER TWO
78
CHAPTER FOUR
238
THE DANCE OF KALI
249
CHAPTER ONE
251
CHAPTER TWO
261
CHAPTER THREE
273
CHAPTER FOUR
287
THE LORD OF THE DAWN
301
CHAPTER ONE
303

CHAPTER THREE
89
CHAPTER FOUR
100
LUCIFER AND AHRIMAN
119
CHAPTER ONE
121
CHAPTER TWO
132
CHAPTER THREE
146
CHAPTER FOUR
169
THE LOOM OF MAYA
187
CHAPTER ONE
189
CHAPTER TWO
205
CHAPTER THREE
221
CHAPTER TWO
319
CHAPTER THREE
333
CHAPTER FOUR
344
CHAPTER FIVE
354
CHAPTER SIX
371
EPILOGUE
380
AFTERWORD
395
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
398
BIBLIOGRAPHY
399
INDEX
404
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About the author (2007)

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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