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John Michael Greer: Life and Written Books

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By Morningbird

John Michael Greer was born in 1962 in Bremerton, Washington. He began studying the Golden Dawn tradition of Hermetic magic in his teens, and followed the “golden thread” of esoteric teachings into a wide range of related subjects, from martial arts and Asian mystical traditions to environmental science and sacred geometry.

John’s life and works

He graduated from the University of Washington in 1993 with a BA in Comparative History of Ideas. His first published book, Paths of Wisdom, a handbook of Golden Dawn cabalistic philosophy, was released by Llewellyn in 1996, and has been followed by many other books on a variety of esoteric and occult subjects.

Dissatisfaction with some aspects of the Golden Dawn system, especially its lack of contact with the realities of green nature, led him to Druidry. In 1995 he joined the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids (OBOD) and received his certificate as a Druid Companion of the Order in 2002. In 2003 he was honored with OBOD’s Mount Haemus Award for Druid scholarship. In 2001 he also joined the Druid fellowship Ar nDraiocht Fein (ADF). He served as the Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America during the early part of the 21st century. In 2013, he founded the Druidical Order of the Golden Dawn.

Published Works

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1 The Occult Philosophy Workbook: A One Year Course in the Secret Wisdom The Occult Philosophy Workbook: A One Year Course in the Secret Wisdom 2 Reviews
2 The Way of the Golden Section: Instructional Manual and Workbook The Way of the Golden Section: Instructional Manual and Workbook 10 Reviews
3 The Druidry Handbook: Spiritual Practice Rooted in the Living Earth The Druidry Handbook: Spiritual Practice Rooted in the Living Earth 473 Reviews
4 The Ceremony of the Grail: Ancient Mysteries, Gnostic Heresies, and the Lost Rituals of Freemasonry The Ceremony of the Grail: Ancient Mysteries, Gnostic Heresies, and the Lost Rituals of Freemasonry No ratings yet
5 Monsters: An Investigator's Guide to Magical Beings Third Edition - Revised and Expanded Monsters: An Investigator's Guide to Magical Beings Third Edition - Revised and Expanded 16 Reviews
6 The Celtic Golden Dawn: An Original & Complete Curriculum of Druidical Study The Celtic Golden Dawn: An Original & Complete Curriculum of Druidical Study 198 Reviews
7 Encyclopedia of Natural Magic Encyclopedia of Natural Magic 125 Reviews
8 Dark Age America: Climate Change, Cultural Collapse, and the Hard Future Ahead Dark Age America: Climate Change, Cultural Collapse, and the Hard Future Ahead 143 Reviews
9 The King in Orange: The Magical and Occult Roots of Political Power The King in Orange: The Magical and Occult Roots of Political Power 91 Reviews
10 The Long Descent: A User's Guide to the End of the Industrial Age The Long Descent: A User's Guide to the End of the Industrial Age 97 Reviews
11 The Art and Practice of Geomancy: Divination, Magic, and Earth Wisdom of the Renaissance (Art & Practice) The Art and Practice of Geomancy: Divination, Magic, and Earth Wisdom of the Renaissance (Art &... 169 Reviews
12 The Flesh of Your Future Sticks Between My Teeth: Stories from the Gristle Cli-fi Parody Contest The Flesh of Your Future Sticks Between My Teeth: Stories from the Gristle Cli-fi Parody Contest No ratings yet
13 Paths of Wisdom: Cabala in the Golden Dawn Tradition Paths of Wisdom: Cabala in the Golden Dawn Tradition 58 Reviews
14 The Druid Path: A Modern Tradition of Nature Spirituality (Volume 11) (The Modern-Day Witch) The Druid Path: A Modern Tradition of Nature Spirituality (Volume 11) (The Modern-Day Witch) 55 Reviews
15 The Twilight of Pluto: Astrology and the Rise and Fall of Planetary Influences The Twilight of Pluto: Astrology and the Rise and Fall of Planetary Influences 17 Reviews

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