On Tuesday November 27th I shall be taking part in a debate about 2012, organised by the indefatigable David Luke as part of his excellent Ecology, Cosmos and Consciousness series of lectures (£7/5 arrive at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start).
Also appearing will be Dr Cameron Adams, Gyrus, and (hopefully) Daniel Pinchbeck via skype. Booking is essential, and you can do it via the October Gallery website.
It may come as no surprise to learn that I'm - how shall I put it? - less than convinced by the flurry of predictions surrounding December 21st 2012. I'll be the first to admit that I'm wrong if we wake up on the 22nd to find that the UFOs have landed (I do hope not - I've got a lovely gig in Chagford on the 23rd), but it seems to me that this is just another expression of a very Judaeo-Christian concern with eschatology, the apocalypse, and the end of history. I prefer an altogether less linear view of time.
Don't get me wrong. I'm quite convinced that climate change is going to deliver us the mother of all shit storms, but obsessing about an arbitrary date in a calendar is just another distraction.
If you'd like to read more then why not download the latest edition of Paranthropology, where you'll find my article 'Get thee enhurued!': Magic Mushrooms, Time and the End of the World.
And while you're at it, check out Matthew Watkins mathematical dissection of the Timewave.
See you in London.