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 declared that Greer's 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

  • Monsters: An Investigator's Guide to Magical Beings (Llewellyn, 2001)
  • The New Encyclopedia of the Occult (Llewellyn, 2003)
  • The Druidry Handbook: Spiritual Practice Rooted in the Living Earth (Weiser Books, January 2006)
  • Gérard Thibault d'Anvers. Academy of the Sword, trans John Michael Greer (Highland Park, TX: The Chivalry Bookshelf, 2006)
  • The Long Descent: A User's Guide to the End of the Industrial Age (New Society Publishers, September 2008)
  • 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, May 2011) ISBN 978-0-86571-673-5
  • The Celtic Golden Dawn: An Original & Complete Curriculum of Druidicial Study (Llewellyn, February 2013)
  • Star's Reach: A Novel of the Deindustrial Future (Founders House, April 2014)
  • Twilight's Last Gleaming (Karnac, 2015) ISBN 978-1-78220-035-2
  • After Progress: Reason and Religion at the End of the Industrial Age Paperback (New Society Publishers, April 2015)
  • Dark Age America: Climate Change, Cultural Collapse, and the Hard Future Ahead (New Society Publishers, September 2016)


  1. "AODA Grand Grove Bios". AODA. Retrieved 8 December 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Well of Galabes, December 21, 2015". Retrieved 20 January 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "The New Encyclopedia of the Occult.(Book Review)". Publishers Weekly. 250 (35): 1. Sep 2003. Retrieved 8 December 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>


  • Wenisch, Michael (Spring 2009), Backhaus, Gary (ed.), "Peak Oil, Energy Limits, and Resulting Alterations in the Built Space of the United States", Environment, Space, Place: Volume 1 /, Zeta Books, 1 (1), ISBN 9789731997254<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Docksai, Rick (January–February 2014), "Transforming Life on Earth, One Garden at a Time", The Futurist, World Future Society, vol. 48 no. 1, p. 52<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Jackson, Molly (December 22, 2015), "Who Are Those People at Stonehenge Celebrating the Winter Solstice?", The Christian Science Monitor<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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