Daniel Pinchbeck is a NY Times best-selling author who’s work covers psychedelics, shamanism, and most recently climate change.
He is the author of Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart, 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl and most recently, How Soon Is Now?
He 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 and produced by Mangusta Films.
He is the founder of the think tank, Center for Planetary Culture, which produced the Regenerative Society Wiki.
We talk a lot on Inner Truth about our own wellbeing and recently I’ve been thinking a lot about how our own inner lives are symmetrical with the outer world.
How we treat ourselves inside is often a close mirror for how we respond to events outside and also how we treat the environment.
One of the people that’s been at the forefront of this kind of thinking is the incredible author Daniel Pinchbeck who shot up around 2002-2003 with his amazing book Breaking Open The Head which documented his travels around the world to take part in psychedelic initiations with various indigenous communities.
It was in these journeys that he had profoundly transcendent interconnected experiences that convinced him that what many of us are missing is initiation into the planet and an experience of no separateness to understand our deep bond to the planet.
In his latest book – How Soon Is Now? – he posits that human beings have actually brought about climate change in our collective unconscious as a direct response to our need to be bonded together as a species and rediscover our connection with the planet.
Its an amazing evolutionary theory and one I can’t help could be right when I consider my own tendency towards thinking I’m individually powerless and thinking we all need to come together.
Daniel isn’t a skeptic though he sees this all as evolutionary necessity and his book contains dozens of amazing ways for us to more actively participate in healing ourselves and the planet so listen out in this episode for some great advice for you to think on.