Daniel Pinchbeck

    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). 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, and many other publications.

    In the 1990s, Pinchbeck co-founded and co-edited the literary journal Open City, with Thomas Beller and Robert Bingham. At various times, I have been a regular columnist for Art & Antiques, The Art Newspaper of London, Arthur, Conscious Choice, and Dazed & Confused.

    In 2007, he launched the web magazine Reality Sandwich and co-founded Evolver.net with Ken Jordan, Michael Robinson, and Talat Phillips. Evolver currently includes Evolver Learning Labs, our webinar platform, and The Evolver Network, our nonprofit initiative. He has also produced a publishing imprint, Evolver Editions, in collaboration with North Atlantic Books. Daniel Pinchbeck’s life and work were featured in the documentary 2012: Time for Change, directed by Joao Amorim and produced by Mangusta Films. Amorim and Pinchbeck also produced a series of short animations, PostModernTimes.

    Mr. Pinchbeck has spoken at conferences and festivals around the world, including Boom in Portugal, Lightning in a Bottle, Burning Man, Mystic Garden in Maui, DazedFest 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 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 other places.

    Daniel Pinchbeck has written introductions for several books including The Psychedelic Experience by Timothy Leary, The Joyous Cosmology by Alan Watts, and Rainforest Medicine by Jonathan Miller Weisberger and Kathy Glass. He has also written catalogs for art exhibitions including a show by Jeff Koons and Andy Warhol at the Gagosian Gallery in New York.

    Pinchbeck is the host of a new talk show, Mind Shift, which seeks to explore the evolution of technology and spirituality, and our potential for the future. Mind Shift appears on Gaiam TV. He also co-hosts retreats to Costa Rica, with the Secoya, tribal people from the Amazon in Ecuador, and Colombia, with the Kogi and Aruak people. Mr. Pinchbeck resides in the East Village of New York City, where he is currently completing his fourth book.

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