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John Michael Greer

Biography:

John Michael Greer has been a student of monster lore and the occult since 1975. He is also the author of several books, including Natural Magic: Potions and Powers from the Magical Garden, Circles of Power: Ritual Magic in the Western Tradition, and Inside a Magical Lodge He has written articles for Renaissance Magazine, Golden Dawn Journal, Mezlim, New Moon Rising, Gnosis, and Alexandria.

A student and practitioner of geomancy and sacred geometry for more than twenty years, fluent in Latin and medieval French for the past five years, and a Certified Tarot Grand Master, Greer has studied geomantic texts from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, learning and testing out the techniques that were used when geomancy was at its height. Greer is an active member of five fraternal and two magical lodges. He lives in Seattle, where he studied the legends and monster lore of the Pacific Northwest and attends lodge meetings in a building with its own resident ghosts.

Past Shows:

Apocalypse Not

Appearing during the middle two hours, longtime researcher and explorer in alternative realities, John Michael Greer, discussed his new work demonstrating how history has proven that apocalyptic and revolutionary notions such as the Rapture and the Singularity will never happen, but can be used to control the masses. First hour guest, Dr. Patricia Ariadne talked about how people can grow through experiencing the "dark night of the soul," a time of psychological and spiritual upheaval that may have arisen from pain, suffering, discontent, or disappointment. ... More »

Host: George Noory

UFOs & Disinformation

Appearing during the middle two hours, researcher into alternative realities, John Michael Greer discussed his new book The UFO Phenomenon, which looks at how disinformation and mythologies play into belief systems about UFOs. The dialogue about UFOs has been stuck with a pair of opposing assumptions-- namely, that UFOs are alien spacecraft and the skeptics' point of view declaring that they don't exist at all. First hour guest, Douglas Hagmann of Northeast Intelligence Network talked about the shortage of ammo that has been seen around the country. ... More »

Host: George Noory

End of the Industrial Age

Researcher and explorer in alternative realities John Michael Greer discussed his new work exploring the decline and fall of the Industrial Age and what it means to our future. According to Greer, the end of our civilization will be a gradual process and "within 100 to 300 years there are not going to be industrial products available anywhere on the planet." The cause, he believes, is our dependence on oil.As evidence, Greer cited the destruction of the Mayans, which he said came about because they had based their civilization on a non-renewable resource -- fertile soil. After they reached what he termed "peak corn," production declined and along with it the Mayan civilization. Our petroleum-based economy makes us just as vulnerable as the Mayans, according to Greer. Even many of our alternative energy sources are dependent on petroleum, he explained, noting that a "huge flood of oil [pours] into each solar cell."As the oil runs out, Greer expects populations to contrac ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Monster Lore

Author and Druid practitioner John Michael Greer shared facts and folklore about vampires, ghosts, werewolves, demons and other creatures from his book, Monsters -- An Investigator's Guide To Magical Beings. According to Greer, the term 'monster' originally meant "that which is revealed or shown forth." ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

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