In a straight to camera monologue, Daniel Pinchbeck asks “A recent article in Foreign Affairs proposes that Central Banks could just print money and give it to the people – particularly the bottom 80%. This is a startling idea, and it points to the need for a broader discussion around money as an instrument humans have created for exchanging and storing value. Do we need different tools for this, going forward?”
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Daniel Pinchbeck and his wife Jana Astanov are heading up a new progressive think tank, the Center For Planetary Culture. Pinchbeck talks about the Center’s mandate in a discussion with actor Carne Ross and philanthropist Peter Buffett in a salon at the New York loft of filmmaker Giancarlo Canavesio:
Recent reports on the climate reveal that human civilization is on a collision course with the Earth. Meanwhile, our global infrastructure of governments, supranational organizations, and charitable foundations seems incapable of addressing the crisis, which requires conservation, adaptation, and mitigation. What kind of system change is possible? How do we understand and contribute to this change? What practical steps can we take as individuals and in our communities?
Reality Sandwich, a magazine curating content for transformational culture, is expected to launch a fully redesigned site early this week.
Curious about what to expect?
For starters, more community participation: upvotes, downvotes, videos, news streams and more.
Here’s an interview that co-founder and editor-in-chief, Ken Jordan, did with Zoe Helene at Huffington Post:
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What are some of the major changes on the new site?
We’re continuing to do all the things we currently do on Reality Sandwich — the long articles, the essays, the different features. I like that most people think of Reality Sandwich as a place to go for a full range of long, in-depth articles about transformational culture, so that will stay the same.
We’re adding a way to post a lot of short, newsy little posts from our editors and the community that creates a continual stream about what’s happening in the scene. We’ll still have our writers, but we want to add a special community area where anybody can post and the community can vote up or down when they find something they think is interesting.
Tune into Daniel Pinchbeck’s talk show Mind Shift to find out — for FREE. This episode follows Brand and Ensler as they dive headfirst into the cultural benefits of enlightenment, and the crisis we face today as our society’s spirituality clashes with its politics. Watch it now for FREE. And even better, catch all the current Mind Shift episodes — as well as Gaiam TV’s entire video library — by signing up for your FREE 10-day trial now.
We are facing a unique crisis as our renewed vigor for attaining enlightenment clashes with our materialist based economy and fear-based politics. Is there a way we can reconcile our current systems with the new spiritual paradigms? If not, how can we reform them? Daniel Pinchbeck explores the cultural benefits of enlightenment with comedian Russell Brand and playwright Eve Ensler in this interview originally webcast October 15, 2013
Russell Brand offers his insightful perspectives on spirituality, economics and politics without abandoning his unique zeal and sense of humor.… Read the rest
We all know that you don’t have to be a broadcaster to make great television anymore – just think of Orange is the New Black and House of Cards on Netflix. But have any of you checked out Mindshift yet? It’s a new internet TV series hosted by Daniel Pinchbeck on Gaiam TV. We were lucky enough to be involved in the formative stages where the series was being planned and all the brainstorming has really paid off.
The current episode features Daniel with Alex Grey and Michael Muhammad Knight. Here’s the official show description:
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Many religions have used various mind altering substances to connect with a creative mind, far beyond the limits of our five senses. In modern times, the use of these substances has become illegal. However, something is about to change. Daniel Pinchbeck talks with two luminaries to discuss the historical and future role of psychedelics and religion.
Daniel Pinchbeck, just launched a new kind of talk show called “Mind Shift.” Think Real Time with Bill Maher, but with a guest panel of mystics, countercultural philosophers and psychedelic artists. The first show rounded up Michael Muhammad Knight, Alex Grey, Howard Bloom and Jay Michaelson. Sounds good to me!
The FB page says:
“This is not a talk show about politics, and this is not a talk show to plug the latest books or movies. This is a talk show about the big ideas that aren’t talked about in the mainstream media. Big ideas that may scare some people but will inspire others.”
Take a look at what CULTiE writes about the first show.
I’m highlighting Michael Muhammad Knight’s discussion here because of his unique subject: Islam and psychedelics. He has a new book out called Tripping with Allah: Islam, Drugs, and Writing. That’s my favorite writing recipe right there!… Read the rest
Daniel Pinchbeck’s Nov. 3, 2012 speech given at the La Calaca Festival TedX in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico is transcribed at Reality Sandwich:
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Last week I was in New York City, my home, for Hurricane Sandy. At 7 pm that night, I walked to my corner and saw the floodwaters rising toward my block. I hurried home, grabbed a few things, and set out for a friend’s house on higher ground. As I was hurrying away, I heard muffled explosions and saw eerie lights in the sky. It was the Con Edison plant blowing up.
Once-in-a-century super-storms and “Frankenstorms” are now annual events, regular occurrences, and quickly growing worse.
Sandy supports what I have been writing and saying for years about this time as one of intense transformation and planetary initiation. I wrote a book and made a ﬁlm about the Mayan calendar and the year 2012.
"Our first video features the full video from "The New Edge of Radical Economics," an Evolver network event with David Graeber, Occupy Wall Street activist and author of Debt: The First 5,000 Years, and Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics, moderated by RS's own Daniel Pinchbeck. Graeber and Eisenstein tackle the loaded question: What is money? They aptly compare money to magic, and explore the notion that money works because we all believe in it. You can watch it on our YouTube page, or check it out below."