A blueprint for the future

Rather than another analysis of our global plight, How Soon Is Now? offers a strategic action plan for bringing about a systemic transformation in every area. The book explores how each of us, individually, can contribute to this change.
According to Ervin Laszlo, systems thinker and founder of the Club of Budapest, How Soon Is Now? “provides deep insight into the essential issues of our time... could spark the revolution of consciousness that is the revolution not just of thinking, but of acting."


We can make a rapid global shift to a completely renewable energy system, ending fossil fuel era before it ends us.


If we transition to ecological and organic farming practices such as no-till agriculture, we can sequester a huge amount of CO2 back in the soil.


The model of “cradle-to-cradle” manufacturing would allow us to continue to produce goods while coming back into balance with the Earth’s ecology.


The media can be used to awaken people to their potential as new social tools help them collaborate to create new communities.



In a post-work society with a basic income, everyone on Earth would liberated to cultivate their individuality and explore their gifts.

Love and Community

New forms of relationship and community will allow for deeper exploration of love and eroticism as men and women overcome old programming and conditioning.

Design Science

Buckminster Fuller’s design science means learning from nature and applying its principles, as many indigenous cultures have done.

Psycho-technical civilization

The realization of our psychic capacities bridges the divide between science and mysticism, creating new possibilities for a liberated human future.
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Daniel Pinchbeck

Daniel Pinchbeck is the bestselling 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 co-founded the web magazine, Reality Sandwich, and Evolver.net, and edited the publishing imprint, Evolver Editions, with North Atlantic Books. He was featured in the 2010 documentary, 2012: Time for Change, directed by Joao Amorim and produced by Mangusta Films. Daniel hosted the talk show Mindshift, on GaiamTV. He is the founder of the think tank, Center for Planetary Culture, which produced the Regenerative Society Wiki. His essays and articles have appeared in a vast range of publications, including The New York Times, Esquire, Rolling Stone, and ArtForum, and he has been a columnist for Dazed & Confused.


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John PerkinsDaniel Pinchbeck’s life is the hero’s journey. Like Homer’s Odyssey, How Soon Is Now is a song of redemption for a world torn apart by the monsters of our own creation. We’ve dreamed a world that is consuming itself into extinction. Pinchbeck offers us a new dream and in doing so takes us on a powerful, magical voyage into balance and sanity.
John Perkins
Author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Charles EisensteinThis provocative and honest book pushes the climate change conversation well beyond its usual edges. it conveys the enormity of the changes before us, in politics, economy, and technology of course, but also in our psychology and even our metaphysics. I recommend it to anyone who is trying to make sense of climate change within a bigger picture that includes the evolution of civilization and consciousness.
Charles Eisenstein
Bestselling author of Sacred Economics
Jefferson HackDaniel Pinchbeck has emerged as a rational and clear voice of hope for a new post-capitalist future, offering alternatives to hack democracy for a better society. His expert knowledge of shamanism and ancient cultures has given him a quantum perspective from which to approach our contemporary crisis. A powerful voice providing a new narrative for alternative social movements. Pinchbeck is a prophetic change- agent with a serious message of hope.
Jefferson Hack
CEO & Founder, Dazed and Confused
Dr Doug RushkoffHow Soon Is Now offers a spiritually driven approach to global economic and ecological crisis. This is the process through which humanity can bring itself back from the brink. With dangerous and admirable honesty, Pinchbeck tests his deepest held assumptions and judges his life choices in a crucible of self-doubt. It’s at once an initiation for himself, and an invitation for us to ask these same sorts of questions of ourselves as individuals and a society.
Dr Doug Rushkoff
Author, Teacher and Documentarian
Ervin LaszloDaniel Pinchbeck's new book is a remarkable synthesis of esoteric vision and hard fact, packaged in a highly readable form accessible to everyone. It is not only accessible to everyone; it should be actively accessed by everyone. Because it not only entertains, excites and fascinates, but provides deep insight into the essential issues of our time. At a crisis point, we need insights such as this book provides. They could spark the revolution of consciousness that is the revolution not just of thinking, but of acting — the revolution that has become the precondition of our collective, and hence also of our individual wellbeing and even survival on this vulnerable and already ravaged but still precious and always beautiful home in the cosmos.
Ervin Laszlo


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More books by Daniel Pinchbeck


Breaking Open the Head

A dazzling work of personal travelogue and cultural criticism that ranges from the primitive to the post modern in a quest for the promise and meaning of the psychedelic experience.

2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl

As a result not just of study but also of participation, 2012 tells the tale of a single man in whose trials we ultimately recognize our own hopes and anxieties about modern life.

Notes from the Edge Times

In this unsparing tour of the perils and promises of the current era, visionary author Daniel Pinchbeck helps us understand that we don't need to wait for the dawning of the next age to radically change our perspectives.

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