Thoughts on the Taylor Swift Hyperobject

Daniel Pinchbeck
14 min readApr 21, 2024

The other day, I found myself looking haplessly for something, anything, to focus on besides the ecological crisis — this unbearable rupture we have created with our wonderfully fine-tuned biosphere, which threatens our species with near-term extinction as it annihilates millions of other intricately evolved life-forms — and I decided it was time to try to understand this Taylor Swift phenomenon, which, until recently…

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Daniel Pinchbeck

Author of Breaking Open the Head, 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, and When Plants Dream. I teach online seminars at www.theliminalinstitute.com