"To realize the latent potential of our digital communications networks, we would build decentralized, peer-to-peer systems designed to be perpetually evolving, supporting social coordination, making easy and hyper-efficient to share skills and resources. Politically, we would establish something like a functional anarchy, based on nonviolent Satyagraha principles, to supersede the current system of military and corporate control. New social technologies would train people to make effective decisions together, based on consensus methods as well as ongoing referendums."
- Daniel Pinchbeck, How Soon Is Now?
Greetings friends. Welcome to my site. My past books include Breaking Open the Head (Broadway Books, 2002), 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl (Tarcher/Penguin, 2006), Notes from the Edge Times (Tarcher/Penguin, 2010), and How Soon Is Now (Watkins, 2017). My new book is When Plants Dream: Ayahuasca, Amazonian Shamanism, and the Global Psychedelic Renaissance, written with the anthropologist Sophia Rokhlin.
I co-founded the web magazine, Reality Sandwich, and Evolver.net, and edited the publishing imprint, Evolver Editions, with North Atlantic Books. I was featured in the 2010 documentary, 2012: Time for Change, directed by Joao Amorim and produced by Mangusta Films. I founded the think tank, Center for Planetary Culture, which produced the Regenerative Society Wiki. I hosted the talk show Mindshift on GaiamTV. My 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 & Confused, and many other publications.
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How Soon Is Now
Introducing When Plants Dream!
My new book, When Plants Dream, written with anthropologist Sophia Rokhlin, explores the phenomenon of ayahuasca from many angles. We look at its spread around the world and the transformative effects it is having on individuals and communities.
Revolution is an antiquated term that refers to older political and social arrangements. What we require now is more like a metamorphosis, where we consciously transform our existing infrastructure from within and without, utilising archaic techniques and postmodern technologies to bring about a polar reversal of values and behaviour.