Daniel Pinchbeck is an American author living in New York’s East Village. He is currently the editorial director of Reality Sandwich and a national columnist for Conscious Choice magazine, an online magazine centered around New Age philosophy and activism. He is the author of Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism and 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl.
His articles have appeared in Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, The Village Voice, and Rolling Stone, LA Weekly, ArtForum, Arthur, Dazed & Confused etc.. In 1994 he was chosen by The New York Times Magazine as one of “Thirty Under Thirty” destined to change our culture through his work with Open City.
Pinchbeck has deep personal roots in the New York counterculture of the 1950s and 1960s. His father, Peter Pinchbeck, was an abstract painter, and his mother, the writer Joyce Johnson, was a member of the Beat Generation and dated Jack Kerouac as On the Road hit the bestseller lists in 1957.
Pinchbeck was a founder of the 1990s literary magazine Open City with fellow writers Thomas Beller and Robert Bingham.