John Michael Greer

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John Michael Greer
Born 1962
Bremerton, Washington
Occupation author, religious leader, blogger

John Michael Greer (born 1962) is an American author who writes on the environment and various religions. He served until December 2015 as the Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America, and since then has focused on the Druidical Order of the Golden Dawn, which he founded in 2013.[1][2]

Writing in The Futurist magazine, Rick Docksai said that his book The Ecotechnic Future is "as realistic a portrayal of the end of civilization as one is likely to find."[3] It was also positively reviewed in Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries[4] and was recommended in the industry journal Energy Policy.[5]

The International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability referred to his book The Wealth of Nature as "challeng[ing] the paradigms that underlie the complex system of wealth distribution we know as economics."[6]

His book The New Encyclopedia of the Occult was selected as a reference text in 2005 by American Libraries[7] and noted by Booklist[8] and Publishers Weekly.[9]

Select bibliography[edit]

  • The New Encyclopedia of the Occult (Llewellyn, 2003)
  • The Ecotechnic Future: Envisioning a Post-Peak World (New Society Publishers, October 2009)
  • The Wealth of Nature: Economics As If Survival Mattered (New Society Publishers, 2011) ISBN 978-0-86571-673-5


  1. ^ "AODA Grand Grove Bios". AODA. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Well of Galabes, December 21, 2015". Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Docksai, Rick. "Is industrial civilization doomed?" The Futurist Mar.-Apr. 2010: 58+. Academic OneFile. Web. 8 Dec. 2013.
  4. ^ Conant, F. P., Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. Aug2010, Vol. 47 Issue 12, p2370
  5. ^ Friedrichs, Jörg (August 2010). "Global energy crunch: How different parts of the world would react to a peak oil scenario". Energy Policy 38 (8): 4562–4569. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2010.04.011. 
  6. ^ Avery, William Alexander; Francis, Charles (22 May 2013). "The wealth of nature: economics as if survival mattered". International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 12 (1): 89–91. doi:10.1080/14735903.2013.796766. 
  7. ^ Dean, Katharine. "Reference That Rocks!!" American Libraries. May2005, Vol. 36 Issue 5, p37-40.
  8. ^ "The New Encyclopedia of the Occult. (review)". Booklist. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "The New Encyclopedia of the Occult.(Book Review)". Publishers Weekly 250 (35): 1. Sep 2003. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 


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