Recovery Zone on 08/22/12
How are druids connected to the environmental movement? Why would a druid consider modern economic theory to be backwards? What could we all learn from the laws of nature? Would an understanding of those laws help us put an end to tech stock bubbles, housing bubbles and other such madness? For August's Recovery Zone, druid and peak oil historian, John Michael Greer addresses these questions, pointing out, for instance, that we are fast approaching the law of limits despite the "endless growth" mantra of corporate capitalism (or the "prosperity consciousness" of new age spirituality).
Speaking by phone from Cumberland Maryland, Greer discusses two of his most recent books: The Wealth of Nature: Economics as if survival really mattered, and Mystery Teachings of the Living Earth which looks at spirituality from an ecological viewpoint.
"Greer is one of the most clear-sighted of authors who are grappling with the multiple crises of peak oil, climate change, pollution, and the social and economic factors which make our leaders' responses to these scourges so difficult." --Earthtimes.
He has authored more than 20 books of novels and non-fiction. He is also Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America and is famous for his blog: The Archdruid Report, Druid perspectives on nature, culture, and the future of industrial society.
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