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John Michael Greer – Green Wizardry

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.

Previous interviews with John Michael Greer:
The Long Descent
The Ecotechnic Future

John’s blog The Archdruid Report

Bumper music: Cliff Martinez ‘Traffic OST’
Tangerine Dream ‘Green Desert’

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Guy McPherson – Earth Extinction 2030

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.

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Kingsley Dennis – Dawn of the Akashic Age

September 27, 2013

Author, researcher and futurist Kingsley Dennis discusses his recent book Dawn of the Akashic Age. The world is changing. The transition from the mechanistic worldview to one that recognizes the interconnectedness of all life is upon us. It is the dawning of the Akashic Age. The Akashic field that connects the universe is now recognized by cutting-edge science. What we know about communication, energy, and consciousness is rapidly evolving in tandem with the new quantum worldview. Many adults are consciously evolving to meet the transitional challenges at hand, while today’s youth have arrived already hard-wired with the new consciousness. Rising from the ashes of the old systems, this Phoenix generation of radical change agents is seeding our evolution and spiritual transformation, a process that will continue over the next few decades.

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Courtney Brown – Atlantis: The True Story – Part Two

September 13, 2013

Courtney Brown of the Farsight Institute discusses the results of the recent remote viewing project focused on the existence of a lost ancient civilization. Thousands of years ago, a technologically advanced human civilization thrived on Earth. Some have called it Atlantis, but it was real, not a mythological story. Their civilization was not undone by a natural cataclysm, but through the reckless misuse of their own science. Only a few thousand people survived, and everyone on Earth today is related to that same small group of survivors.

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Courtney Brown – Atlantis: The True Story – Part One

September 6, 2013

Courtney Brown of the Farsight Institute discusses the results of the recent remote viewing project focused on the existence of a lost ancient civilization. Thousands of years ago, a technologically advanced human civilization thrived on Earth. Some have called it Atlantis, but it was real, not a mythological story. Their civilization was not undone by a natural cataclysm, but through the reckless misuse of their own science. Only a few thousand people survived, and everyone on Earth today is related to that same small group of survivors.

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Adam Taggart – Living With Purpose

July 21, 2013

Unfulfilled by your job? Wish that the work you do on a daily basis was more aligned with the person you really are? You are not alone. In fact, a majority of workers would chose a different career path if given the chance. The reasons are varied. Some simply experience a bad fit with the career that fate steered them into. Many others, however, fear that their expertise (or lack of it) will have little relevance in a future shaped by increasing financial crises, energy shortages and environmental collapse.

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Samuel Alexander – Entropia: Life Beyond Industrial Civilisation

July 12, 2013

Samuel Alexander discusses his new book Entropia: Life Beyond Industrial Civilisation. When industrial civilisation collapsed in the third decade of the 21st century, a community living on a small island in the South Pacific Ocean found itself permanently isolated from the rest of the world. With no option but to build a self-sufficient economy with very limited energy supplies, this community set about creating a simpler way of life that could flourish into the deep future. Determined above all else to transcend the materialistic values of the Old World, they made a commitment to live materially simple lives, convinced that this was the surest path to genuine freedom, peace, and sustainable prosperity. Seven decades later, in the year 2099, Entropia describes the results of their remarkable living experiment.

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Paul Kingsnorth – The Myth of Progress

June 21, 2013

Paul Kingsnorth discusses The Dark Mountain Project, the decline of industrial civilization, and the myth of progress. The Dark Mountain Project is a network of writers, artists and thinkers who have stopped believing the stories our civilisation tells itself. They see that the world is entering an age of ecological collapse, material contraction and social and political unravelling, and feel that our cultural responses should reflect this reality rather than denying it.

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Paul Rosenberg – The Seasons of Empire

June 15, 2013

Paul Rosenberg of Freeman’s Perspective discusses the rise and fall of civilizations. Over the ages, great civilizations and mighty empires have come and gone in a remarkably similar pattern. From Sumer to Egypt, from Greece to Rome, all have crashed from triumph to tragedy. The British built the largest empire in history, only to see it disintegrate in the aftermath of war. Since then, the USA has assumed the mantle of the World’s dominant power, winning a war of attrition against the former Soviet Union whilst waging real wars for resources across the globe. But are the days of the American Empire numbered?

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Ian R Crane – Energy, Economics and Hidden Agendas

April 18, 2013

Former oilfield executive Ian R Crane has engaged industry sources and independent researchers to lay the foundations for his investigations into fracking – mining of shale and coal seam gas. Ian asks whether this ‘miracle’ of nature really will be the solution to our nation’s energy problems. Is it going to be the best thing for us since North Sea gas, or are there hidden dangers which could impact upon communities in ways which need open discussion?

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