Tuesday, March 27, 2012

AMERICAN OCCULTIST TO SPEAK @ THE RED ROOM

This is a bit esoteric, but might interest those of you interested in the occult:

PHILOSOPHERS’ UNION SERIES:

JOHN MICHAEL GREER

WHEN: March 31, Doors at 8:30 PM, show starts at 9 PM. Be early, this series has a tendency to be standing-room-only. 
WHERE:
The Red Room at Normals Books and Records 425 E. 31st Street Baltimore
ADMISSION: $6 at the door

The Red Room's acclaimed Philosophers' Union series continues with a talk by one of America's most well-known occultists. At the Red Room, Greer will be presenting a talk on Ritual and the Nature of Lost Knowledge. Opening the event will be a talk/performance by local herbalist, artist, and musician Nick Becker.

John Michael Greer (b. 1962 in Bremerton, Washington) is an American author, independent scholar, historian of ideas, cultural critic, Neo-druid leader, Hermeticist, environmentalist/conservationist, blogger, novelist, and occultist/esotericist who currently resides in Cumberland, Maryland, after living in Ashland, Oregon for a number of years. He currently serves as the Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America, a position he has held since 2002.

His first book, Paths of Wisdom, a study of the Golden Dawn system of Qabalah, was published in 1996. Greer is the author of more than twenty books on a wide range of subjects, including The Long Descent: A User's Guide to the End of the Industrial Age, The Ecotechnic Future: Exploring a Post-Peak World, and the forthcoming The Wealth of Nature: Economics As If Survival Mattered. Greer's works have included multiple titles on Druidism and Western esoterica including the Druid Revival Reader and The Druidry Handbook.

In addition, Mr. Greer maintains an interest in historical hermetic philosophical teachings. This historical interest led him to translate the historic rapier treatise of Girard Thibault. Mr. Greer has taught several classes on the philosophical and practical teachings of Girard Thibault in partnership with the fencing school Academia Duellatoria.