John Michael Greer

John Michael Greer (born 1962) is an American author who writes on ecology, religion, philosophy, appropriate technology, oil depletion and the occult. He served from December 2003 to December 2015 as the Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America [], and since then has headed the Druidical Order of the Golden Dawn [], which he founded in 2013. He previously blogged at, ''The Archdruid Report,'' on peak oil and related topics during 2006-2017'','' as well as ''The Well of Galabes'' on occultism 2014-2017, and is currently blogging at ''Ecosophia.[]''

He has written extensively on anthropological climate change and the societal collapse which he believes will ensue as fossil fuel powered industries and societies decline. In a 2009 essay entitled "Hagbard's Law" he contrasted the attention global warming receives compared to peak oil.

"The global warming story, if you boil it down to its bones, is the kind of story our culture loves to tell – a narrative about human power. Look at us, it says, we’re so mighty we can destroy the world! The peak oil story, by contrast, is the kind of story we don’t like – a story about natural limits that apply, yes, even to us. From the standpoint of peak oil, our self-anointed status as evolution’s fair-haired child starts looking like the delusion it arguably is, and it becomes hard to avoid the thought that we may have to settle for the rather less flattering role of just another species that overshot the carrying capacity of its environment and experienced the usual consequences."

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

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."

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

He also writes fiction, including a series of fantasy novels based on the worlds created by H.P. Lovecraft entitled "The Weird of Hali". Provided by Wikipedia
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