How Soon Is Now: A Futurists Guide to Surviving Our Global Megacrisis

How Soon Is Now A Futurists Guide to Surviving Our Global Megacrisis Drawing on a huge range of resources and references Daniel Pinchbeck presents a compelling argument for the need for change on a global basis it is only when we see ourselves as one global nation that

  • Title: How Soon Is Now: A Futurists Guide to Surviving Our Global Megacrisis
  • Author: Daniel Pinchbeck
  • ISBN: 9781780289724
  • Page: 329
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Drawing on a huge range of resources and references Daniel Pinchbeck presents a compelling argument for the need for change on a global basis it is only when we see ourselves as one global nation that this change can occur The central thesis is that humanity has self willed the ecological crisis in order to bring about the necessary conditions for transcendence of our cDrawing on a huge range of resources and references Daniel Pinchbeck presents a compelling argument for the need for change on a global basis it is only when we see ourselves as one global nation that this change can occur The central thesis is that humanity has self willed the ecological crisis in order to bring about the necessary conditions for transcendence of our current state of being, by undergoing an initiatory ordeal on a planetary scale This collective ordeal is necessary for us to evolve from one state of being our current level of consciousness to the next By passing through this initiation we realize ourselves as one unified being, a planetary super organism in a symbiotic relationship with the Earth s ecology and the entire web of life Covering everything from energy and agriculture, to culture, politics, media and ideology, Pinchbeck s book is ultimately about the nature of the human soul and the future of our current world He calls for an intentional and consciously designed metamorphosis of our current systems which transform capitalist and exclusive structures into participatory, democratic, and inclusive ones, based on an integration of Eastern metaphysics, social ecology, and radical political thought.

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    About “Daniel Pinchbeck

    • Daniel Pinchbeck

      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 Johnsons 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 Yorks East Village, where he is editorial director of Reality Sandwich realitysandwich He writes a column, Prophet Motive, for Conscious Enlightment publishing cemagazines , which appears in Conscious Choice Chicago , Conscious Choice Seattle , Whole Life Times LA , and Common Ground SF.

    298 thoughts on “How Soon Is Now: A Futurists Guide to Surviving Our Global Megacrisis

    • Can the human race survive? That is the question addressed by this book.I’m not sure when I started thinking that we were doomed. Perhaps some time in the 1980s. It seemed obvious to me. We have an economic system dependent on ever-increasing levels of growth, which means ever-increasing consumption of material goods and energy, the production of which are eating away at our ecological life-support systems. Even before there was much attention being given to climate change, it was clear that w [...]


    • So Completely Timely: A Hopeful Outlook in this Chaotic Mess of Contemporary LifeAuthor/journalist/philosopher/visionary Daniel Pinchbeck comes from a family of artistic parents who in the 1970s and 1980s helped open Daniel’s eyes to an alternative vision - his father was abstract painter Peter Pinchbeck and his mother, Joyce Johnson, a writer/participant in the Beat Generation. Daniel has served as a journalist for Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, the Village Voice, Rolling Stone, among [...]


    • Exceptional Book! Out of the box thinking throughout. This is about the best primer on where we are in the planetary crisis, with lots of pursuits to get us through it. All without meaningless platitudes.


    • A solid 3.5 stars. While I admire and appreciate Pinchbeck's unflinching optimism I feel that he misses the reality of human nature. I agree that there is much we can learn and adopt from tribal cultures, however, he paints broad strokes - seemingly missing the point that many tribal cultures embodied the same environment destroying practices and violence that Western civilization is practicing today. I do agree that the problems we are facing are primarily spiritual in nature but I find that ma [...]


    • I really wanted to read this since the topics the author is trying to bring to light are important if not vital to our survival as a species. But seriously the dude does not practice what he preaches in this book. Like I do not care about his wild sexual exploits or all of the acid his took or his private jet flights to Mexico or that he read this and that. Maybe go Eggers and say that you should skip these chapters because they are painful to read but not because you are experiencing something [...]


    • I highly recommend this book. It talks about everything from psychedelics to environmentalism to economics.



    • Really outside the box, which is exactly what we need as we work to restore balance to our relationship with our planet. Highly recommend this book for a fresh perspective on how to solve the climate crisis.


    • Ultimately optimistic Looks at the global ecological and inequality crises and puts forward proposals for overcoming them by pulling together many different thinkers and traditions.


    • This is the best description in book form that I know of that describes my own feelings and best understanding of the overall state of the world and how to understand our place in this moment in history.


    • I can see why the author chose to have Russell Brand write and introduction and Sting write a preface, but as soon as I saw the name Russell Brand I was put off, however I decided to delve deeper into the book to give it a fair chance.Acknowledgements: "I owe my mother a profound debt of gratitude for her editorial help. I'm amazed that I continue to learn so much from her at this late stage". - Either he owes her a debt of gratitude or he doesn't, does it really need to be a profound debt? I fi [...]


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