Gary Lachman
Biography & Resources

 
 

Gary Lachman is the author of several books on the history of consciousness and western culture, including Turn Off Your Mind: The Mystic Sixties and the Dark Side of the Age of Aquarius; A Secret History of Consciousness; A Dark Muse: A History of the Occult (UK edition: The Dedalus Book of the Occult: A Dark Muse); In Search of P.D. Ouspensky; The Dedalus Occult Reader: The Garden of Hermetic Dreams; Into the Interior: Discovering Swedenborg; and Rudolf Steiner: An Introduction to His Life and Work.

As Gary Valentine he was a founding member of the rock group Blondie and wrote some of the groups early hits and he was also a guitarist with Iggy Pop. New York Rocker: My Life in the Blank Generation is an account of his years as a musician in New York and Los Angeles in the late 1970s and early 1980s. His CD Tomorrow Belongs to You collects his work with own bands the Know and Fire Escape. In 2006 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

He is a regular contributor to The Guardian, Independent on Sunday, Fortean Times, Quest, and other journals in the UK and US and frequently lectures on the meeting ground between consciousness, the occult, popular culture and the arts. He lives in London.

selected books

Rudolf Steiner: An Introduction to His Life and Work
(Tarcher, 2007)
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In Search of P.D. Ouspensky
(Quest Books, 2006)
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New York Rocker: My Life in the Blank Generation
(Thunder's Mouth Press; 1st edition, 2006)
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The Dedalus Occult Reader: The Garden of Hermetic Dreams
(Dedalus, Ltd, 2005)
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A Dark Muse: A History of the Occult
(Thunder's Mouth Press, 2005)
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Turn Off Your Mind: The Mystic Sixties and the Dark Side of the Age of Aquarius
(The Disinformation Company, 2003)
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A Secret History of Consciousness
(Lindisfarne Books, 2003)
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selected articles

In the Know: Music, Magick, and Mind: An Interview with Gary Lachman
Fortean Times
http://www.forteantimes.com/exclusive/lachman.shtml

selected video, audio, dvd

Tomorrow Belongs to You
(Overground Records, 2003)
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