The Return of Quetzalcoatl
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FROM THE EROWID REVIEW #
- Review by J Fisher, 2006 Nov 14
2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl alternates frequently between first-person accounts and third-person reporting, but throughout, Pinchbeck's tone remains conversational. Events from his personal life unify the text, allowing the reader direct access to Pinchbeck's motivations and the seeds of his hypotheses.. . . (more)
BLURBS #"Daniel Pinchbeck's 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl is a dazzling kaleidoscopic journey through the quixotic hinterlands of consciousness, crop circles, and ancient prophecy, as well as an intriguing and deeply personal odysse of transformation. 2012 presents a compelling and complex teleological argument, weaving together the twilit realms of the human imagination and the harsh realities of accelerated global catastrophe. Its conclusions are surprisingly robust, original, and thankfully optimistic."
"A daring and intriguing, sometimes deeply disturbing, very well researched and extremely readable book that puts an entirely new slant on 2012. From quantum physics to aliens, from crop circles to reincarnation, from shamanic hallucinogens to Rudolf Steiner, from the Amazon jungle to Stonehenge, from fragments of jaundiced autobiography to the ending of worlds, Pinchbeck takes us on a mind-bending, paradigm-rattling ride."
-- Graham Hancock
"Few things are more difficult to convey in writing than the epiphanic drug experience or the mystical vision, and it is to Pinchbeck's credit as a writer that he is able to articulate these visions so clearly and memorably."
-- Geoff Dyer, Los Angeles Times
"Pinchbeck's reporting is fascinating and entertaining."
-- Brian Doherty, The Washington Post Book World
"The author is not some hippy-dippy hedonist staggering down the road of excess but rather a skeptical philosopher of consciousness seeking the enlightened path."
-- Troy Patterson, Entertainment Weekly