Gary Lachman is a founding member of the band Blondie. Lachman is best known to readers of mysticism and the occult, in the numerous articles and books he has published, contributing to The Guardian, Mojo, Times Literary Supplement and other journals. His first book, Turn Off Your Mind: The Mystic Sixties and the Dark Side of the Age of Aquarius, a revisionist history of the 1960s counter culture, appeared in 2001. It was followed in 2002 by New York Rocker: My Life in The Blank Generation, an account of his years on the New York (CBGB) and Los Angeles music scene in the 1970s. In 2003 he produced A Secret History of Consciousness, a study of non-reductive, non-materialist accounts of consciousness. The Dedalus Book of the Occult: A Dark Muse (2004) charted the influence of the occult on western literature since the Enlightenment. His most recent work examines Carl Yung's ties to the occult in the book Jung the Mystic.
Author (and founding member of Blondie) Gary Lachman delved into the occult and mystical dimensions of psychiatrist Carl Jung's life and work. In the first hour, actor Harry Shearer discussed his new Katrina documentary, The Big Uneasy, which examines the causes of the levee failures in New Orleans ... More »Host: Ian Punnett