Notes from the Edge Times (Anglais) Relié – 14 octobre 2010
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Présentation de l'éditeur
In the years since his pioneering work 2012, Daniel Pinchbeck has touched a legion of readers hungry for insight and guidance about new ways of living amid the crises of the current moment.
Notes from the Edge Times collects Pinchbeck's most penetrating recent columns, articles, and essays that amount to an extraordinary mosaic view of the hopes, nightmares, and signs of breakthrough that mark our present era. Pinchbeck examines the current economic collapse (an event he had foreseen by many months), radical political and ecological alternatives, the uses of psychedelics for spiritual insight, the revival of the sexual revolution, unexplained phenomena such as crop circles and the Norway spiral, the imminent (and often-misunderstood) question of 2012, and what it means to be an artist in a time of radical change.
Pinchbeck's virtuosity as a social critic, on full display in these pieces, is his ability to illuminate real and serious questions within unconventional topics that most literary intellects are unwilling to touch, from secret weapons systems to extrasensory abilities to the intelligence of plant life. In Notes from the Edge Times, Pinchbeck does more than critique present- day questions and conflicts; he provides fresh ideas for living more consciously now, and for constructing our own more enlightened futures, even as the world around us faces profound environmental, social, and spiritual challenges
Biographie de l'auteur
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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As always, I've added several obscure writers/thinkers to my reading list. Can't wait to see what 2013 looks like!
No 'Breaking Open the Head'...but was it meant to be?
There are many interesting themes but nothing really new. Where he could have spent time trying to verify the phenomena he covered in his 2012 book, he just leaps into new speculations. While there is plenty to check out (e.g. the action of electromagnetic fields on the mind/brain unit) he bypasses recent developments (repetitive Magnetic Transcranial Stimulation) and settles for speculation ("electromagnetic or acoustic energy waves can alter individual's hardware system and manipulate data stored in their psyche" p. 64).
Most problematic for me is his tendency to bifurcate large issues. Numerous times he makes statements like "the fall of capitalism and the crisis of the biosphere could induce mass despair and misery, or they could impel the creative adaptation and conscious evolution of the human species" (p. 129). Well, there is a whole gray area between those extremes including what we are doing now - limping along in denial.
Another thing that bothered me was I recall Pinchbeck mentioning a wife or "partner" and having a child in his 2012 book (pp. 62 and 73 in 2012 respectively). In this book he mentions "separation from my last partner" (p.35) and there is no mention of his child (or any other). This is a fatal flaw in utopian and dystopian art/literature whether the rantings of Ayn Rand or the Martix movies - children rarely can be fit into the two-dimensional scenarios that utopias and dystopias rely on. Pinchbeck seems to miss children and their place in the world as well (though to be fair he makes some stunning observations about the mental experience of the child in the last essay in this book).
Reflecting on what he shares about his relationships and his aspirations about humanity I find a huge gap between his ideas and what he shares about his life. On the one hand he speculates that 2012 may be a "tipping point" where a new consciousness grips humanity and we all work out our issues. On the other hand it appears that he can't even keep a nuclear family together. I don't mean this to be ad hominem but it does make me wonder. If he can't find a way to keep a family together what evidence would he offer that billions of human beings (many illiterate and fueled with ethic hatred) are all of a sudden going to recognize the common boat we're all in and start working together?
Finally there is a sad and touching essay about the death of his father that ends the book. Perhaps the reader should start with that as in it he offers some psychological clues to how he sees himself. He reports that his father was a recluse artist who worked feverishly yet never achieved acceptance in the commercial world. He describes his mother and father meeting at a party (p.177) much the same way he (Pinchbeck) and his last partner met at a similar party (p. 62 in 2012). He draws many parallels between himself and his father in particular their shared sense of isolation and idealism.
I hope that he can end the resemblence there and bring himself more into the mainstream. Perhaps that is just my twisted belief in happy endings but I hope he finds a way to overcome his alienation. He is an important social commentator capable of deeper work than "Notes from Edge Times."
This book was just plain garbage. He collected a bunch of his essays, and obviously out of money and way too focused on his new social network, didn't even bother to edit them for this book. It's 2010 and nobody cares to read a psychedelic journalist's thoughts on the 2008 economic crisis. Half his essays are about them. The other half are about bringing about a better world. WONDERFUL! But they all repeat the exact same ideas! Economic crisis, save the world, economic crisis, save the world. It's quite apparent that Pinchbeck was either hit hard by the crisis or hoping that it would get worse so that the revolution for a world more connected to earth could begin.
Daniel, really man, I wanted to hear how your thoughts have evolved since "2012: RTQ." Now I'm worried they're devolving.
Good luck with Evolver.net, I really hope this book doesn't turn people away from it, because the idea for your site is awesome.
Do not read this book, it's a waste of time and will you off from reading this once-magnificent author again.