Daniel Pinchbeck is an American author, journalist and philosopher. He is the 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 new book, How Soon Is Now, featuring a preface from Sting and an introduction from Russell Brand, looks at the ecological crisis as a rite of passage or initiation for humanity and proposes a "blueprint for the future" - how we must redesign our technical and social systems to avert the worst consequences of ecological collapse.
Daniel was executive director of the think tank, Center for Planetary Culture, which produced the Regenerative Society Wiki. 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. He has have written columns for Conscious Living and Dazed & Confused.
In 2007, Daniel launched the web magazine Reality Sandwich and co-founded Evolver.net with Ken Jordan, Michael Robinson, and Talat Phillips. Evolver includes Evolver Learning Labs, a webinar platform, and The Alchemist's Kitchen, a retail and event space in downtown Manhattan. Daniel edited the publishing imprint, Evolver Editions, with North Atlantic Books, publishing Charles Eisenstein's Sacred Economics and Jose Arguelles' Manifesto for the Noosphere, among other books.