As part of your preparation education, The Seer recommends the Michael Ruppert documentary, Collapse. "The title refers to Ruppert's belief that unsustainable energy and financial policies have led to an ongoing collapse of modern industrial civilization." (Link)
The movie instills a deeper understanding of the world we're in and the disintegration of the systems on which it runs. It's available on iTunes and Amazon, but you can also find it on YouTube — click here.
I don't know when I've seen a thriller more frightening. I couldn't tear my eyes from the screen. "Collapse" is even entertaining, in a macabre sense. I think you owe it to yourself to see it.Roger Ebert