Sunday, January 9, 2011

Nick's Picks

Continuing our regular feature of book recommendations from Uptown Borders' sales manager, Nick Taylor:

Notes From the Edge Times
by Daniel Pinchbeck

Conversations on LSD and psychedelics can often contain the names of Ginsberg, Kerouac, Burroughs and other greats of the beat generation, but no modern writer of the subject commands the English language better than Daniel Pinchbeck.

No matter the substance, be it iboga, ayahuasca, or the endogenous DMT, few writers hold as articulate accounts of altered states of being and even fewer stand as a shamanic figure sought after with questions regarding the end of our time.

In his latest book, Notes From the Edge Times, Pinchbeck touches on various topics including the use of psychedelics in therapy, the second sexual revolution, the current financial system, and the misdirected intentions of the positive thinkers, all the while offering counsel to those seeking a higher sense of purpose, an ultimate awakening to their individual responsibilities for ongoing social change. Pinchbeck's collection of columns, articles and short essays explain the time window surrounding 2012 and our awareness thereof as a catalytic opportunity to redefine the nature of our existence and co-define our holistic presence.

Daniel Pinchbeck is author of Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey Into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism and 2012 The Return of Quetzalcoatl.

- Nicholas Taylor, Sales Manager, Borders in Uptown


  1. Sounds like an awesome book!

  2. It truly is an awesome book and from my favorite writer (you know, if I was forced to pick one).