The Next Age, Here and Now


You've dreamed of it, yearned for it, and now it's finally here!  The first Reality Sandwich anthology, Toward 2012: Perspectives on the Next Age (Tarcher/Penguin), will soon be rocking the shelves of bookstores near you.  The anthology features many of your favorite contributors and articles covering a diverse array of topics, from shamanism to orgasm, sustainability to xenolinguistics. It makes for a great post-holiday gift - for yourself, for your mom, and for fellow aspiring evolvers. 

Over the last year, a number of you have sent us notes, asking how you could help support Reality Sandwich. One great way to do that is to pre-order the anthology and ask others to do the same. The official pub date for Toward 2012 is December 26. If we have good sales early on, we get on the radar of bookstores and the larger distributors, and may pick up some media coverage as well. If the transformational community rallies to support us, we have a chance of making bestseller lists, which would bring the book to the attention of many people who have not considered these kinds of ideas before. Of course, you can pre-order from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Powell's Books. The best option is to order the anthology at your independent local shop and see if they'll stock a few extra copies while you’re at it.

Upcoming Readings:

Reality Sandwich is coming to a city near you! Join us for a night of celebration, conversations, and community bonding as RS contributors read from our first anthology. Invite friends, spread the word, and will the transformation in your area. Date and details below:

Brooklyn, NY: Ken Jordan, Charles Eisenstein, Steven Taylor, and Jill Ettinger at Spoonbil & Sugartown, 218 Bedford St. Wed, April 8, 7pm.

More about the Book:

Here's what the cover jacket says about the book:

"This fresh and thought-provoking anthology draws together some of today’s most celebrated visionaries, thinkers, and pioneers in the field of evolving consciousness— exploring topics from shamanism to urban homesteading, the legacy of Carlos Castaneda to Mayan predictions for the year 2012, and new paths in direct political action and human sexuality.

Toward 2012 highlights some of the most challenging, intelligent pieces published on the acclaimed website Reality Sandwich. It is coedited by Daniel Pinchbeck, the preeminent voice on 2012, and online pioneer Ken Jordan, and features original works from Stanislav Grof, John Major Jenkins, and Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky); interviews with Abbie Hoffman and artist Alex Grey; and a new introduction by Pinchbeck.

Here are ideas that trace the arc of our evolution in consciousness, lifestyles, and communities as we draw closer to a moment in time that portends ways of living that are different from anything we have expected or experienced."

Previous Readings

Manhattan, NY: Daniel Pinchbeck, Ken Jordan, Anya Kamenetz, and Jonathan Phillips will read at McNally Jackson, 52 Prince St b/t Lafayette and Mulberry. Tues, Jan. 13, 7:30-9pm. More NYC readings TBA.

Baltimore, MD: Daniel Pinchbeck, Ken Jordan, Jonathan Phillips, and Michael Robinson at the St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church (courtesy of Breathe Books), 800 W. 36th St. Tues, Feb. 3, 7-9pm.  Dinner and drinks to follow.

Boulder, CO: Daniel Pinchbeck, Michael Garfield, Tristan Gulliford at the Boulder Bookstore, 1107 Pearl St. Wed, Feb. 4, 7:30-9:30pm.

Manhattan, NY: Daniel Pinchbeck, Adam Elenbaas, Jennifer Palmer, Michael Brownstein, David Rothenberg at East West Books, 78 5th Ave. Fri, Feb. 6, 7:30-9:30p.

Portland, OR: Daniel Pinchbeck, Kal Cobalt, Paul Levy, and Taylor Ellwod at Powell's on Burnside, 1005 W. Burnside. Tues, Feb. 17, 7-9pm.

Atlanta, GA: ST Frequency, Adam Elenbaas, and an RS panel at ParkGrounds Coffee Shop, 142 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Sat, Feb. 21, 6pm. 

Capitola, CA: Daniel Pinchbeck at Capitola Books, 1475 41st Ave. Tues, Mar. 3, 7:30 – 9:30pm.

Oakland, CA: Erik Davis and Daniel Pinchbeck join forces at Diesel Bookstore, 5433 College Ave. Thurs, Mar. 5, 7-9pm.