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Mr J.C. (Christian) Greer MA

Westerse esoterie
Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Geschiedenis van de Hermetische filosofie en verwante stromingen

Visiting address
  • Kloveniersburgwal 48
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Postal address
  • Kloveniersburgwal 48
    1012 CX Amsterdam
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  • Profile

    Background

    Christian Greer holds a B.A. from Boston University's University's Professor's Program, a M.A. in Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents from the University of Amsterdam, a M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and is currently working on a Ph.D. at the GHF. His academic interests include the interface between anti-authoritarianism and esotericism, the "Beat generation", Type-3 & Post-Anarchism, and underground publishing. His non-academic life is devoted to the free skool movement (particularly Corvid College), nature (natura naturans), zine making, and "the ludic". 
    His Ph.D. research concerns the complexities, disjunctions, and shared assumptions within the formation and development of the Post WWII North American Counter-Culture. Paying particular attention to Brion Gysin, Alan Watts, William Burroughs, and Timothy Leary, his research analyzes how the interplay between esoteric discoursesand radical politics created the conditions for the cultural, religious, and political paradigm shifts of the 1960s and beyond.

  • Publications

    2017

    • Greer, J. C. (2017). 'Discordians stick apart': The institutional turn within contemporary Discordianism. In C. M. Cusack, & P. Kosnáč (Eds.), Fiction, Invention and Hyper-reality: From popular culture to religion (pp. 181-197). Routledge. [details]

    2013

    • Greer, J. C. (2013). Occult Origins: Hakim Bey’s Ontological Post-Anarchism. Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies, 2013(2), 166-187. [details]

    2013

    • Greer, J. C. (2013). Deep ecology and the study of esotericism. In E. Asprem, & K. Granholm (Eds.), Contemporary esotericism (pp. 287-308). (Gnostica: texts and interpretations). Sheffield: Equinox Publishing Ltd.. [details]

    2010

    • Greer, J. C. (2010). Pentti Linkola’s Can Life Prevail?: A Radical Approach to the Environmental Crisis [Review of: Pentti Linkola’s Can Life Prevail?: A Radical Approach to the Environmental Crisis]. Environmental Ethics, 32(3).

    Talk / presentation

    • Greer, C. (speaker) (18-2-2017). Western Esotericism Lecture Night + Film, Filhuis Cavia .
    • Greer, C. (speaker) (17-1-2017). Western Esotericism Lecture Night + Film, Filmhuis Cavia.
    • Greer, C. (speaker) (15-11-2016). Night Soil Live, Cursus kunstverzamelen, FOAM, Amsterdam.
    • Greer, C. (speaker) (15-11-2016). Western Esotericism Lecture Night + Film, Filmhuis Cavia.
    • Greer, C. (speaker) (27-10-2016). Western Esotericism Lecture Night + Film, filmhuis Cavia.
    • Greer, C. (speaker) (16-9-2016). Western Esotericism Lecture Night + Film, filmhuis Cavia.
    • Greer, C. (speaker) (16-6-2016). Western Esotericism Lecture Night + Film, filmhuis cavia .
    • Greer, C. (speaker) (14-5-2016). Western Esotericism Lecture Night + Film, filmhuis cavia.
    • Greer, C. (speaker) (16-3-2016). Western Esotericism Lecture Night + Film, Filmhuis Cavia.
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