Not the Future We Ordered: Peak Oil, Psychology, and the Myth of Progress

Author(s) : John Michael Greer

Not the Future We Ordered: Peak Oil, Psychology, and the Myth of Progress

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'Perhaps the very best of Greer to date, Not The Future We Ordered boldly analyzes the emotional impact of the death of the myth of progress which he cogently demonstrates has become a civil religion in the modern world. Increasingly stripped of that ‘creed’, inhabitants of industrial civilization are currently experiencing an emotional breakdown in tandem with a societal breakdown - "a level of psychological stress capable of forcing a psychotic break on the individual or collective scale". Just as personal loss is wisely navigated through the Five Stages of Grief as articulated by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, so our soul and societal sickness is best addressed by consciously moving through Five Stages of Peak Oil. Greer offers a clarion call to psychotherapists and helping professionals to transcend their own denial of our predicament so that they may effectively and empathically assist their clients in responding to an unprecedented collective unraveling. Abandoning all hubris, this book redefines ‘hope’, moving it from passive expectation to pro-active empowerment. Unarguably a must-read.'
- Carolyn Baker, PhD, author of Navigating The Coming Chaos: A Handbook For Inner Transition, and Sacred Demise: Walking The Spiritual Path Of Industrial Civilization’s Collapse.

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