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Daniel Pinchbeck + Charles Eisenstein: How Soon is Now?

A manifesto to save the planet

Friday, March 31, 2017
7:00 PM–8:30 PM

We are on the brink of an ecological mega-crisis threatening the future of life on earth. Our actions over the next few years may well determine the destiny of our descendants. Radical futurist and philosopher Daniel Pinchbeck comes to the Rubin to discuss his latest book, How Soon Is Now?, with Charles Eisenstein. Eisenstein will bring to the discussion his contention that the dominant climate change narrative is actually part of the problem, rooted in the same underlying, unconscious worldview that generates ecological ruin. He and Pinchbeck will explore how the biospheric crisis will not be resolved by technological changes alone but that it demands a transformation in our systems, myths, and consciousness.

Between a manifesto and a tactical plan of action, How Soon is Now? outlines a vision for a mass social movement that will address this crisis. Pinchbeck calls for an intentional redesign of our current systems, transforming unjust and elitist structures into participatory, democratic, and inclusive ones. His viewpoint integrates indigenous design principles and Eastern metaphysics with social ecology and radical political thought in a new synthesis.

Covering everything from energy and agriculture, to culture, politics, media, and ideology, How Soon Is Now? is ultimately about the nature of the human soul and the future of our world.

A book signing of How Soon Is Now? by Daniel Pinchbeck and The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible by Charles Eisenstein will follow the program.


About the speakers

Daniel Pinchbeck is the bestselling author of Breaking Open the Head, 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, and How Soon Is Now? His articles have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Wired, ArtForum, and other publications. He co-founded the company, which publishes the web magazine Reality Sandwich. He is featured in the 2010 documentary 2012: Time for Change (Mangusta Films) and hosted the talk show Mindshift for GaiamTV.

Charles Eisenstein is an author and speaker. His most recent book is The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know Is Possible.

Tickets: $25.00

Member Tickets: $22.50