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Apocalypse Not
Everything You Know About 2012, Nostradamus and the Rapture Is Wrong
John Michael Greer
ISBN: 9781936740000
Book (Paperback)
Viva Editions
5 1/2 x 8
272 pages
August 6, 2011


"The perfect hangover cure for the day before the day after the day the world didn't end." --Lon Milo DuQuette, author of The Key to Solomon's Key

"Look no further than Apocalypse Not for your explanation of 2012 end times, Apocalypse memes, starlore and pseudo-philosophers in man's rich history of end-of-the-world obsessions." --Nick Belardes, author of Random Obsessions

"Apocalypse Not breaks open the doomsday clock, revealing all its cogs and inner workings. The end isn't near: It's Greer." --Clint Marsh, author of The Mentalist's Handbook

For almost 3,000 years apocalypse prophecies have convinced people all over the world that the future is about to give them the world they want instead of the world they’ve got. All the end time prophecies splashed across the media in every age have had something else in common: every one of them has been wrong. Apocalypse Not is a lively and engaging survey of predictions about the end of the world, along with the failed dreams and nightmares that have clustered around them. Among the stories highlighted in Apocalypse Not are: the birth of the apocalypse meme out of archaic star myths in the ancient Middle East; the failed end time prophecies of Nostradamus, Mother Shipton, and other famous prophets; the long and murky road from the Great Pyramid to today’s Rapture beliefs; and the real origins of the belief in apocalypse in 2012 (hint: it’s not originally Mayan at all).

One of the most widely respected voices in contemporary occult studies, John Michael Greer is the award-winning author of more than 50 books, including The New Encyclopedia of the Occult, The Druidry Handbook, The Celtic Golden Dawn, and Circles of Power. He has also written four books on peak oil and the future of industrial society, including The Long Descent and The Ecotechnic Future. An initiate in Freemasonry, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids, Greer served as the Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America (AODA) for 12 years. He lives in Cumberland, Maryland, with his wife Sara.
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