Daniel Pinchbeck

A Quote by Daniel Pinchbeck on 2012, gebser, and time freedom

"According to Gebser, the threat of nuclear weapons depends upon the mental-rational misconception of time.  The attempt to incorporate "mental time" -- "itself divisive and disjunctive" -- as the fourth dimension, in Einstein's theories, led to a "consistent and obvious" dissolution or rupture in space-time.  He theorized that the cause-and-effect, deterministic logic of modern technology would no longer threaten those who had "coalesced with origin," realizing the underlying acausal reality -- attaining, through their own intensified (rather than expanded) awareness, the presence of time-freedom.  "The new world reality, which is at the same time also a world unreality, is to a great extent free of causality."  Someone who had attained this state would not exercise "a new kind of magic power" or "mental superiority," but their appearance would "effect new exfoliations and crystallizations which could be nowhere manifest without his or her presence."     

Daniel Pinchbeck

Source: 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, Pages: 218

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A Quote by Daniel Pinchbeck on 2012

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"It is my thesis that the rapid development of technology and the destruction of the biosphere are material by-products of a psycho-spiritual process taking place on a planetary scale.  We have created this crisis to force our own accelerated transformation -- on an unconscious level, we have willed it into being.  Human consciousness, the sentient element of the Earth, is in the process of self-organizing to a more intensified state of being and knowing -- what the Russian mystic G.I. Gurdjieff called a "higher octave."  When the Hopi talk of a Fifth World, or the Aztecs anticipate a Sixth Sun, when St. John foresees the descent of the Heavenly City or New Jerusalem, they are describing the same thing:  a shift in the nature of consciousness."     

Daniel Pinchbeck

Source: 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, Pages: 13-14

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A Quote by Daniel Pinchbeck on 2012, gebser, and time freedom

In relation to Gebser's notion of "time freedom" as humanity's next evolutionary breakthrough, Pinchbeck writes:


"[O]ne can only wonder how the seemingly subtle process of transforming the inner sphere of consciousness -- no longer squandering 'free time,' but using it to attain 'time freedom' -- could provide any defense from the catclysmic ravages and global meltdowns to be expected when our "superannuated spatial world" crashes and burns, "as everything that becomes lifeless and rigidified breaks apart," a collapse that appears to be approaching us at high speed.  Gebser's answer to this is similar to Sri Aurobindo's, Jung's, Goswami's, and Steiner's:  If "mind-stuff," rather than matter, is the fundamental ground of being, then a transformation of consciousness has, potentially, far-reaching effects -- not just in the psychic world, but in the one we perceive to be physical, as well."

Daniel Pinchbeck

Source: 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, Pages: 227

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