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BY KATIE - MYGREENPOD, 19 July '18
Out now: Pinchbeck’s Handbook for Global Change features a preface by Sting and an introduction by Russell Brand
For the last few years the world has been on the brink of an ecological
mega-crisis, and our actions over the next few years may well determine the
destiny of our descendants. Part manifesto, part tactical plan of action, How Soon is Now? outlines a vision for a mass social movement that will address this crisis.
A new social movement
With an introduction by Russell Brand and a preface by Sting, this paperback edition, released 19 July (£9.99) contains an additional chapter covering Trump and the deepening legitimacy crisis of government.
Drawing on a huge range of resources and references, radical futurist and
philosopher Daniel Pinchbeck presents a compelling argument for the need for change on a global basis.
How Soon is Now? is a manifesto for personal and planetary change. It proposes a new narrative for a unified social movement.
Through global cooperation, we can face this collective threat – ecologically,
socially, politically, and spiritually.
‘A blueprint for the future’
Accepting this crisis as our initiation, we can choose to evolve to the next level of consciousness as a species. We can do more than survive: we can thrive.
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.
Based on an integration of Eastern metaphysics, social ecology and radical political thought, How Soon Is Now? offers a unique and compelling plan of action to help us find our way in the darkness.
‘For anyone interested in considering how we got into this mess and how we can get out of it, How Soon is Now? will not disappoint … Pinchbeck is an important thinker of our time, and his is a brave and necessary book.’
DR JASON HICKEL
LSE Review of Books
About Daniel Pinchbeck
Daniel Pinchbeck is 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).
He is the founder of the think tank Center for Planetary Culture, which produced the Regenerative Society Wiki, and his essays and articles have been featured in the New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Rolling Stone, ArtForum, New York Times Book Review, Village Voice, Dazed and Confused and many other publications.