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