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Lachman, Gary 1955-

Overview
Works: 33 works in 94 publications in 3 languages and 2,061 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Instrumentalist
Classifications: BF1439, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gary Lachman
A dark muse : a history of the occult by Gary Lachman ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author of A Secret History of Consciousness and Turn Off Your Mind explores the influence of the occult on history and thought from the Renaissance through the modern age, discussing its impact on Emanuel Swedenborg, Charles Boudelaire, Edgar Allan Poe, and many others
Rudolf Steiner : an introduction to his life and work by Gary Lachman ( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes information on anti-Semitism, astral body, aura, Annie Besant, Madame Blavatsky (Helena Petrovna), Christ, Christianity, consciousness, Aleister Crowley, death, dreams, etheric body, biodynamic agriculture, Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Goetheanum, Jews, karma, materialism, reincarnation, soul, women, etc
Jung the mystic : the esoteric dimensions of Carl Jung's life and teachings : a new biography by Gary Lachman ( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Although he is often called the 'founding father of the New Age,' Carl Jung, the legendary Swiss psychiatrist best known for groundbreaking concepts such as the collective unconscious, archetype theory, and synchronicity, often took pains to avoid any explicit association with mysticism or the occult. Yet Jung lived a life rich in paranormal experience -- arguing for the existence of poltergeists in a debate with Sigmund Freud, participating in seances, incorporating astrology into his therapeutic work, reporting a near-death experience, and analyzing ESP research. It is these critical experiences -- often fleetingly touched on in other biographies or studies, and just as frequently used to make a case against Jung and his philosophies -- that form the core of this significant new biography" -- p. [4] of cover
Madame Blavatsky : the mother of modern spirituality by Gary Lachman ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of the cofounder of the Theosophical Society, examining her legacy and the controversy surrounding her
Politics and the occult : the left, the right, and the radically unseen by Gary Lachman ( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The gritty business of politics is not something we usually associate with the occult. But esoteric beliefs have influenced the destiny of nations since the time of ancient Egypt and China, when decisions of state were based on portents and astrology, to today, when presidents and prime ministers privately consult self-proclaimed seers. Politics and the Occult offers a lively history of this enduring phenomenon. Author and cultural pundit Gary Lachman provocativly questions whether the separation of church and state so dear to modern political philosophy should be maintained. A few
The Dedalus book of literary suicides : dead letters by Gary Lachman ( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Russian and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Although much has been written about the link between writing and suicide, no single explanation covers all the cases. Metaphysical beliefs, political ideals, aesthetic theory, and sheer narcissism have been some of the triggers for the plunge into annihilation." "For the first time, Gary Lachman investigates the many links between self-death and the written word, launching a taxonomy of suicide that brings together an unusual gallery of literary greats including Goethe, Hermann Hesse, Dostoyevsky, Andre Breton, Thomas Chatterton, Walter Benjamin, Arthur Koestler, Witkacy, Mayakovsky and a host of other fatal characters."--BOOK JACKET
Turn off your mind : the mystic sixties and the dark side of the age of Aquarius by Gary Lachman ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A secret history of consciousness by Gary Lachman ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In search of P.D. Ouspensky : the genius in the shadow of Gurdjieff by Gary Lachman ( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This biography moves Ouspensky center stage. Against a backdrop of the Russian Revolution, the First World War, and a cosmopolitan Europe entre deux guerres, here is the story of his dramatic spiritual struggle with the man who changed his life and from whom he was never able, finally, to separate. Like that of Castaneda and Don Juan - or Faust and Mephistopheles - it is a tale fraught with insight, humility, courage, and mystery. What happened to turn Ouspensky, the earnest seeker of spiritual wisdom, against his enigmatic teacher? Did he sabotage himself, or did his powerful master derail him?"--BOOK JACKET
Swedenborg : an introduction to his life and ideas by Gary Lachman ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An overview of the life and work of eighteenth-century Swedish scientist and mystic, Emanuel Swedenborg, whose ideas influenced modern Western alternative spirituality--from mental healing and Spiritualism to New Age mysticism and the twelve-step recovery movement
The quest for Hermes Trismegistus : from ancient Egypt to the modern world by Gary Lachman ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the sands of Alexandria via the Renaissance palaces of the Medicis, to our own times, this spiritual adventure story traces the profound influence of Hermes Trismegistus -- the 'thrice-great one', as he was often called -- on the western mind. For centuries his name ranked among the most illustrious of the ancient world. Considered by some a contemporary of Moses and a forerunner of Christ, this almost mythical figure arose in fourth century BC Alexandria, from a fusion of the Egyptian god Thoth and the Greek god Hermes. Master of magic, writing, science, and philosophy, Hermes was t
The fiery angel by Valery Yakovlevich Bryusov ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Fiery Angel is one of the great achievements of modern Russian literature, as powerful and revolutionary as its contemporary, Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita. In a vividly atmospheric recreation of the occult underworld of sixteenth century Germany, during an age of Inquisition, three souls meet: an innocent young man choosing between Love and Duty, a woman prone to visions and a Knight, who is either angel or demon. Religious experience and sexual hysteria meet in an apocalyptic vision of the spiritual crisis of modern life. The Fiery Angel is one of the great novels of
The Dedalus book of the 1960s : turn off your mind by Gary Lachman ( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In The Dedalus Book of the 1960s: Turn Off Your Mind, Gary Lachman uncovers the Love Generation's roots in occultism and explores the dark side of the Age of Aquarius
The Dedalus occult reader : the garden of hermetic dreams ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Dedalus book of the occult : a dark muse by Gary Lachman ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A hidden history of western thought and the occult's place in it
The Caretakers of the Cosmos Living Responsibly in an Unfinished World by Gary Lachman ( )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawing on esoteric, spritual and philosophical thought, this book cononsiders the all-important question -- why are we here? -- and offers a counter-argument to the current nihilsm prevalent in our world
Two essays on Colin Wilson : World rejection and criminal romantics ; & From outsider to post-tragic man by Gary Lachman ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Into the interior : discovering Swedenborg by Gary Lachman ( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rudolf Steiner une biographie by Gary Lachman ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Colin Wilson as philosopher by John Shand ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (75)
French (2)
Russian (1)
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