Current Events, Trends and Cycles from History

A 6-week Course taught by Oliver DeMille

Events in the world are heating up, and things are getting set for big changes just ahead.


Many (perhaps most) people feel that real challenges are coming, but they aren’t sure what to do about it.

What is really going on in the world? Too often we can’t really trust the media spin about current events, yet we all need to understand the truth of world events. Moreover, we need to know what trends and cycles tell us about what’s ahead.

The coming years will be times of challenge, yet few people have an accurate understanding of what to expect. In this class, we’ll address all of these issues, and help each participant get a clear picture of world events and the trends and cycles that are shaping the decade ahead—and beyond.

Those who take this class will know what to look for in world events, how to see through the media, how to find out what is really happening, and how to effectively plan and prepare.

What You’ll Get Every Week

Each week you’ll receive an email with a 60-90 minute audio by Oliver DeMille, including a discussion of the week’s assigned reading. You can listen to it at the time of your choosing, whatever works best for your schedule. You’ll also get several simple assignments to help you more effectively see through the façade of media spin.

Course Readings

Week 1: The Fourth Turning, by Strauss and Howe

Week 2: The Coming Aristocracy, by Oliver DeMille

Week 3: FreedomShift, by Oliver DeMille

Week 4: Resolved, by Orrin Woodward

Week 5: 1913, by Oliver DeMille

Week 6: The Third Wave, by Alvin Toffler

The Coming Aristocracy $12.95

1913 $19.95

FreedomShift $19.95

Course Details

This course will run 6 weeks starting January 22nd, with the last course materials being sent out on February 26th.

Each week of for the duration of the course, you will receive an mp3 audio of Oliver’s instruction (approximately 90 minutes in duration), with a corresponding class handout–delivered directly to you via email. Enrichment activities will be suggested and ideas for writing, discussion and application will follow each class period.

Course Fees

*Early-Bird Fee is $199; deadline January 17

*Regular Fee is $249.

A Great Gift! You may purchase an enrollment for another individual, and a gift announcement will be included for you to give.

*Those who take this class will never see the world the same again, and they’ll be able to look behind the scenes of current events and understand what is really happening in the world.

How to Register

To register for this course, click the Buy Now button below, and upon completion of your transaction please confirm your request to join the class by clicking a link in the email you will receive.

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IMPORTANT: You must confirm via the link in your email in order to receive the course materials. If you don’t see that email within an hour after completing your transaction, please contact us here!

If the address on your paypal account will not work for receiving the course materials, please contact us here to request that we add your alternate address to the class list. Please include in your message both the email address for your paypal, and the address you want us to use to contact you.

Early Bird Registration (Deadline 1/17/13): $199

Regular Fee: $249



About the Author:

Rachel is the co-author of Leadership Education: The Phases of Learning and the audio series Core and Love of Learning: A Recipe for Success, and the author of the award-winning educational resource, This Week in History. She is an accomplished musician, writer, literary editor, public speaker, consultant and momschool organizer.


  1. John Williams November 30, 2012 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    Although I like the off-line, listen when convenient lecture format, I wonder if there will be any other interactions with the class or teacher. A mailing list discussion group might fit well with the offline class format.

    • Rachel DeMille December 3, 2012 at 2:47 pm - Reply


      We just recently complete the “How to Mentor” course, which followed this same format, and the online discussions via Facebook Group were really wonderful. I’m looking into some alternatives for forum discussion as well. There will definitely be outlets for participant interaction. We hope you’ll join us!


  2. robert wilcox December 28, 2012 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    My thoughts exactly I actually had the chance to sit in on Professor Stans course once and the interaction helped tremendously to bouce ideas and thoughts on the topic. That would be awesome if this were possible .. thank you !

  3. Torence Buss December 29, 2012 at 11:04 am - Reply

    Wow, this would be great! I have three of these books and have read about two and a half. I’ve even been able to listen to Oliver twice in a live format, but regret tremendously that I have not had the chance to meet him yet. It’s going to be a crunch saving to attend within the next few weeks since significant income is so hard to come by these days. I am really interested, though. I would really like to be apart of the next great freedom shift in this amazing yet currently crippled country I call home.

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  5. Angie Hunter December 29, 2012 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    Are the books on the required reading list included or do we have to buy them separately?

    • Rachel DeMille December 31, 2012 at 9:06 am - Reply

      Angie, the books are not included. Many of our mailing list already own the books, so we priced it without them. We could probably do a group buy or something if you’re interested.

  6. Jeniece Mitchell December 30, 2012 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    Are the books included in the course fee or will those need to be obtained separately?

    • Rachel DeMille December 31, 2012 at 9:06 am - Reply

      Jeniece, the books are not included in the price of the class. Please note that the Resolved book appears to cost a lot, but I’m working on getting us a better price – around $20.

  7. Janeen Alley December 31, 2012 at 1:18 am - Reply

    I am very interested in taking this class. Just curious why Resolved is so much money? It is only 333 pages and almost $100…?

    • Rachel DeMille December 31, 2012 at 9:05 am - Reply

      Janeen, it retails around $20. I’m working on getting a better option for this class. Thanks for pointing it out to me!

  8. Stacey January 3, 2013 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    will the mp3’s be available for purchase later? my husband and i are very interested in the class but financially it’s not good timing for us. 🙂

    • Rachel DeMille January 4, 2013 at 12:56 pm - Reply

      Stacey, once the course is completed we will determine if the content will be appropriate as a download offering. Sometimes the relevance is so specific to a course or time that it’s not as helpful at a later date. Stay tuned on the mailing list and it will be announced if/when it’s offered later. Thanks!

  9. Doug Cooper January 4, 2013 at 11:36 am - Reply

    I am in a time crunch at the moment with some projects I cannot defer. I would very much like to take this, but was wondering if it is being offered again later in the spring or if this is a one time presentation. Can you let me know please. If it is a one time, will the commentary on it be available to be purchased at a later date?

    I have to say Oliver in my opinion is the most accurate I believe in assessing the current situation we face in the world. I see it even up here in Canada. Freedom shift is a great book on understanding this, and how to move forward. I try and share it where I can….. Thanks and let me know on the other possible dates if this is offered.please. Thanks for all your work.


  10. Karen Pearson January 4, 2013 at 11:41 am - Reply

    What is the recommended age for this course?
    Thank you

    • Rachel DeMille January 4, 2013 at 12:47 pm - Reply

      Karen, I would suggest this course for serious minded youth and adults of all ages. Probably few under 13 would appreciate it, and many older than 18. Hope this helps!


  11. Doug Cooper January 4, 2013 at 11:49 am - Reply

    I just got your email discussing the change to the dates of the class, that will work much better… Thanks for the heads up…. Hope all is well with the family…..

  12. Bonnie January 4, 2013 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    Will this be offered again another time? Timing seems hard for me, but I’m very interested. I am also starting a book discussion group right now to discuss liberty with some other materials. I wonder if my group would be interested in studying these materials after we finish what we have planned. Thanks!

    • Rachel DeMille January 4, 2013 at 12:57 pm - Reply


      It is difficult to predict what Oliver will offer in the future. He rarely repeats himself, as he has a long list of interests to share and times are moving so fast! He tries to stay fresh and relevant. If it turns out that the audios will translate well to future listeners (if they’re not too tied to this moment in time – since it is a current events class) we may offer them as a set of audio downloads. Watch for such announcement through our mailing list. Thanks!! rd

  13. Ann January 14, 2013 at 5:29 pm - Reply


    Would it be possible to set up recurring payments thru Paypal to make it more financially accessible?

    I’ve had the experience with other organizations to pay weekly by having $ come directly out of my bank account via Paypal to pay for their offerings.

    Thanks for your time.

    • Rachel DeMille January 15, 2013 at 1:39 pm - Reply

      ORP, the links will be valid, and can be downloaded for later review.

  14. ORP January 15, 2013 at 9:57 am - Reply

    Two questions: 1. Will each presentation stay available in email for a few weeks (if I am away from home)? 2. Can each presentation be downloaded to disk for later review?

  15. Kate January 18, 2013 at 12:14 am - Reply

    Thanks – so glad you are offering recurring payments. This now allows me to be able to take the class. I am really looking forward to this. I’ve been pondering taking it for weeks. When I saw payments were an option I was very happy.
    I would be very interested if you do a group buy for a discount on these books for participants in this class. If you do that – I would be very thankful. I don’t own any of them, but have read the 4th Turning by borrowing from the library.

  16. Nancy January 21, 2013 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    Are recurring payments still an option?

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