Actually, there’s five years and three-and-a-half months left until the end of the world, according to the Mayan calendar, but who’s counting? When Daniel Pinchbeck‘s 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl come out last year, I touched briefly on the book’s themes, including Pinchbeck’s claims to be the chosen vehicle of Quetzalcoatl’s return to this plane of reality (which his new press materials seem to be toning down a bit). He starts touring for the paperback next week with events in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and his official website includes a six-minute video summary of his message that the end of the world as we know it might not be so scary.
The film is the first in “a series of short animated films presenting new ideas about global consciousness and techniques for social and ecological transformation” created for Postmodern Times, with installments covering other New Age-y subjects in the works. Thus, your interest in Pinchbeck’s short speech is likely to be directly proportional to your ability to tolerate statments like, “If you get into having intentionality about something, you can get a quicker level of manifestation.”