Daniel Pinchbeck and the Mayans

Years ago, I read Pinchbeck’s Breaking Open the Head, and found it to be a good and interesting book, even if somewhat inconclusive.

Somehow I missed Rolling Stone‘s profile of him over a year ago. It’s a really interesting story – his influences and where they took him. I saw Pinchbeck on the Colbert Report a few months ago talking about his new book, 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl and I was quite confused.

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Pre-PopTech Reading

I’m very much looking forward to PopTech 2007, which kicks off later this week.  I’ll see some of you there – and those who won’t be there can catch the live webcasts, courtesy of Yahoo!

I’m also excited to meet and learn from Steven Pinker, who I’ve been grooving to recently via his new book, The Stuff Of Thought.  He and his partner Rebecca Goldstein are profiled in this cool piece at Salon: Proud Atheists.