John Michael Greer


“John Michael Greer is the Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America and the author of more than twenty books on a wide range of subjects, including The Long Descent: A User’s Guide to the End of the Industrial Age, The Ecotechnic Future: Exploring a Post-Peak World, and The Wealth of Nature: Economics As If Survival Mattered. He lives in Cumberland, MD, an old red brick mill town in the north central Appalachians, with his wife Sara.”


I don’t recall ever reading a series of reports, extremely candid, clever and well organised  essays actually, that held my interest like these.  I think you are missing something special if you don’t have a peak at them from time to time.


Soon, I will be reporting on his latest, I think, book entitled “Apocalypse NOT, Everything you Know About 2012, Nostradamus and the Rapture is Wrong”  I bought the book immediately after reading, with horror, that 47% of the members of the Republican party believe in some degree or some form of Apocalypse, especially the Rapture.  I must admit that I have not read his other books but if they are anything like this one, they’ll be terrific.


What is so good about this book?  1st, I am very personally interested in knowing more about this Rapture and 2nd coming phenomenon.  It scares and deeply saddens me to know that so many people applaud ecocide because they think it brings them closer to when they will be wafted up into heaven.  Before reading Greer’s book, I found it unbelievable.  Now I believe it and understand where it and other apocalyptic ideas came from.  2nd, John’s style is clear, to the point and flowing.  Even if you were not especially interested in the subject, it would most likely interest you. 3rd, As a retired technical instructor who is always interested in better methods of presenting material, I like it that John subtly and interestingly follows a method that I learned in my Train the Trainer course.  1st, Tell ‘em what your going to tell ‘em – 2nd, Tell ‘em and 3rd, tell ‘em what you told ‘em.  There are even cleverly written transitions at the end of each section moving you smoothly into the next point.  These things are sorely lacking in most non-fiction I read.


If your not sure what the Rapture is, then I strongly suggest looking it up.  You can start here.


If you want an eyeful, then have a link at this link;