by Daniel Pinchbeck

“In the twentieth century, psychoanalyst Carl Jung realized ‘the reality of the psyche,’ the interconnection of mind and world, the psychic and the physical, expressed through synchronicities and other occult correspondences. Jung understood that a deep transformation of the human psyche was underway. According to Jungian theorist Edward Edinger, we are currently experiencing the ‘archetype of the Apocalypse,’ a term that has familiar destructive connotations but that is also defined as ‘revealing’ or ‘uncovering.’

“As a negative archetype, it represents the smashing of previous forms of thought and ways of being; as a positive archetype, it represents a momentous event—“the coming of the Self into conscious realization.” In the Jungian model, the “Self” encompasses the complete expression of our being, including both conscious and unconscious elements. Our limited egos dread the coming of the Self, a process that takes place within historical time yet is, paradoxically, temporal. As Christ expresses this paradox, ´’The hour is coming, and now is.’

“If the end of the Mayan calendar signals the completion of this archetypal process in historical time, we can begin to appreciate the momentous psychic distance we will travel in the next years. Today, most of us identify with our individual path and ego-defined goals. As we complete this apocalyptic passage, we will conceive ourselves, increasingly, as fractal expressions of a unified field of consciousness and sentient aspects of a planetary ecology the Gaian mind—that is continually changed by our actions, and even our thoughts. When the collective shares this understanding, we will move beyond the threshold of history, with its narrative of wars, conquests, and competing belief systems. Humanity will unite as a global tribe, ensuring all of its members equal rights and equal status in a planetary community. Having resolved internecine discord, we will be ready to make our entry into galactic civilization, where we will discover new myths, new companions, and new dimensions of being.”
Daniel Pinchbeck

What might come after the collapse of the current social structure and the melt down of the global financial system? In this talk, we will explore the hypothesis that we could experience a near-simultaneous unfolding of an alternative system, a new planetary culture or regenerative society, where cooperation replaces competition, ordered by new principles and new underlying myths. We will look at concepts from alchemy, such as the potential to convert poisons into medicines, and the possibility of a rapid transmutation of planetary consciousness through repurposing the tools of media and marketing. One metaphor for this transition, drawn from biology, is the morphing of a caterpillar into a butterfly, a process guided by a handful of imaginal cells that contain the codes for a reprogramming of the entire organism into something unforeseen and original.

DANIEL PINCHBECK is the author of Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism (Broadway Books 2002), 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl (Tarcher/Penguin, 2006), and Notes from the Edge Times (Tarcher/Penguin, 2010). A New York City native, Pinchbeck is the editorial director of the web magazine Reality Sandwich (, co-director of Evolver ( and the Evolver Social Movement. The Prophet’s Conference and Evolver have recently teamed up to launch a new series of video courses, the Evolver Intensives ( Pinchbeck is also featured as narrator in the new documentary “2012: Time for Change” (, which he also co-produced. He writes a column, “Prophet Motive,” for Dazed & Confused Magazine.

Since 2012 is the opening to a changed Earth, 2013 is the tribe coming together on the other side in a new universe, a new vibration.

Bringing together researchers, visionaries, and indigenous perspectives, 2013: DAY 1 Prophets Conference Palm Springs and 2013: DAY 1 The Great Rethinking Glastonbury will be a combination of conference presentations, social gatherings, ceremony, exhibition, and in-depth experiential workshops with like minded individuals that will help us navigate this critical time we are in and imagine the world we want to see manifest.

2013: DAY 1
The Great Rethinking Glastonbury, England
1-8 July 2011

Christine Page • Daniel Pinchbeck • David Carson • Flordemayo • Freddy Silva • Geoff Stray • Graham Hancock • Satish Kumar • Kiesha Crowther “Little Grandmother”

1 Comment
  1. As long as the’ evolvement’ is able to eliminate sorrow, provide the individuals with true happiness (which may be relative according to their wishes) it could be described as the ideal goal or the utopia for all.

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