Jackson, MS -- August 16, 2007

Reading 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, by Daniel Pinchbeck. The book is about the author, who, while tripping on ayahuasca, receives divine messages about the environmental state of our planet, from the Mayan deity, Quetzalcoatl, and how the planet will come to an end, due to capitalistic indulgence in the, eponymous, year 2012, the end of the Mayan calendar cycle. (See posting for the Des Moines Bus Terminal for a man reading his own homemade Mayan calendar.)

His favorite books of all time--The Illuminatus! Trilogy, by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson. What makes it so good? It's completely senseless, three-thousand ridiculous pages. It doesn't even end up anywhere, he said.

Recently he read something by Aldous Huxley and Junior, by Macaulay Culkin, which he said was good because Maccaulay doesn't try to hard. It's really about him writing the book. It's full of random thoughts you can relate to, as well as humor.

If he were to write his own book it would be about sacred geometry, the interpretation of religious mysticism and philosophy of life. He explained how geometry is the best metaphor for how the universe was created. One thing was created, the sphere, then all other things in consequence. In the first movement, he said, when God decided to create the universe, he assured free will, and all else consequently became.

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