January 1, 2014
John Michael Greer discusses his latest book Green Wizardry.
The Earth is changing. Global crises and collapse threaten economies, energy and the environment. Industrial civilization has begun to hit hard limits which will deliver a future very different from the one governments and corporations promised us. Yet we are in denial as the mainstream media sedates us with soothing talk of a return to endless growth and prosperity. The inevitable transition to a post-industrial world which is currently underway will therefore likely be traumatic as we collectively refuse to acknowledge the severity of the situation. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Action taken now to streamline and simplify day to day life can go a long way towards reducing hardship as the age of abundance industrialism gradually winds down. Re-learning practical skills that former generations took for granted could mean the difference between survival and starvation. And this is where Green Wizardry comes in.
From the basic concepts of ecology to a plethora of practical techniques such as composting, green manure, low-tech food preservation and storage, small-scale chicken and rabbit raising, solar water heating, alternative energy sources, and more, Green Wizardry is essential for anyone concerned about decreasing our dependence on an overloaded industrial system and, in a world of serious energy shortages and economic troubles, making life more liveable.
John’s blog The Archdruid Report
December 24, 2013
Speaker – Alan Watts – www.alanwatts.com
Music – Bernard Xolotl – www.bernard-xolotl.com
December 21, 2013
Veteran journalist and remote viewer Dick Allgire discusses his documentary Hitomi and the God Particle which records one of the most fascinating remote viewing sessions ever produced. Remote viewing is the ability to perceive sensory information across space and time. Trained remote viewers are able to see, hear and feel distant locations and events using only their mind. Although this inherent human ability is as old as mankind, top-secret US military units subsequently developed structured methods of remote viewing as psychic spy technology. It was later declassified and taught to civilians who now comprise the bulk of remote viewers worldwide.
December 13, 2013
Robert Feather discusses his book Black Holes in the Dead Sea Scrolls which makes revelations that pose major challenges to conventional interpretations of Judaism, Islam, Christianity and the Bible itself. The Dead Sea Scrolls were unearthed in 1947, and were quickly hailed as the greatest cultural discovery of the twentieth century. They can tell us a great deal about how to read and interpret the Bible as well as throwing light on the origins of the literary and philosophical traditions of the Western world. Ensuring the Scrolls are understood correctly is the urgent duty of the scholarly world, but this is not happening. Instead, there is procrastination, intrigue and secrecy surrounding their publication.
December 7, 2013
Pete Wilky and Grov Moluvsky discuss their recent book The Difference We Make which presents a straight-talking, no-nonsense view of the corruption and abuses of governments and corporations through the lens of popular music culture. Although the tradition of music as a vehicle for protest and resistance has steadily been eroded by the corporate music industry, throughout the decades many grassroots movements have survived and even thrived amidst gathering tyranny and suppression. The Difference We Make takes a tour of Mod, Punk, Indie and many other music scenes that have spawned outspoken and controversial figures, talking to many well-known writers and musicians along the way. Music has the power to change human consciousness, but can it rise to the critical challenges of our age?
November 30, 2013
Robert Howells discusses his book The Last Pope – Francis and the Fall of the Vatican. Nearly a thousand years ago the Archbishop of Armagh, later canonised as St Malachy, made a series of prophecies that were hidden in the Vatican for 400 years. His predictions gave clues to the identities of the 109 Popes from medieval times to the present day, including the final Pope who would oversee the end of the Papacy and the fall of the Roman Catholic Church. The Last Pope examines the sudden ‘rediscovery’ of these prophecies in the 16th century and how they may have been used as propaganda in the campaign to promote Pope Gregory XIV to the papal throne.
November 22, 2013
Writer and comedian Dominic Frisby discusses his new book Life After the State. Have you got the feeling that things are spiraling out of control, that politics has lost its way and that – despite government promises – nothing ever changes? Well, you’re right. In every instance where government gets involved in people’s lives with a desire to do good, it can always be relied on to make the situation much, much worse. Yet despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, we imagine that a world without the state would be a wild and terrifying place. With wit and devastating clarity of argument, Frisby shows that human nature proves the opposite to be true.
Anarcho-Capitalism, Austrian Economics, Bank of England, big brother, Bitcoin, Civil Service, compulsory education, corporate control, corporate state, currency collapse, Dominic Frisby, Douglas Carswell, European Union, gold, Individual Freedom, quantitative easing, silver, sound money
November 15, 2013
Guy McPherson discusses his latest book Going Dark. We are the last individuals of our species on Earth. How shall we respond? How shall we act? If industrial civilization is maintained, climate change will cause human extinction in the near term. If industrial civilization falls, sufficient ionizing radiation will be released from the world’s nuclear power plants to cause human extinction in the near term. In the wake of this horrific conclusion, conservation biologist McPherson proposes we act with compassion, courage, and creativity.
apocalypse, carbon footprint, climate change, collapse of society, consumerism, energy crisis, Fukushima, global warming, Guy McPherson, nuclear power, peak oil, police state, renewable energy, surveillance, sustainability, transition movement
November 8, 2013
Writer, blogger and podcaster Doug Lain discusses his novel Billy Moon and some of the associated ideas and concepts. Topics discussed include fiction vs non-fiction, science fiction, culture, control, the meaning of meaning, surrealism, philosophy, paradox, dreams, and the nature of reality.
October 31, 2013
William Buhlman discusses out of body experiences and his latest book Adventures in the Afterlife, a powerful journey of spiritual awakening and a bold quest for answers and enlightenment. The old assumptions of heaven are confronted and an expansive new vision of our continuing life is presented. After being diagnosed with cancer, William pursued answers to the mysteries of our existence after death. Confronting his mortality, he experienced profound insights into what lies beyond our physical body. Our journey into the next life is the basis for Adventures in the Afterlife. The author chronicles his out of body experiences and lucid dreams, and although the insights are sometimes surprising, a clear message is always apparent; we are powerful, spiritual beings and we shape our reality now and in the future.