The Politics of the Occult by Gary Lachman
We’re pleased to announce the release of our second Gary Lachman title Politics of the Occult: The Left, The Right and the Radically Unseen, narrated by Russell Newton. We decided to undertake this production because it is a natural prequel to Lachman’s recent Dark Star Rising: Magick and Power in the Age of Trump.:
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 provocatively questions whether the separation of church and state so dear to modern political philosophy should be maintained. A few of his fascinating topics include the fate of the Knights Templar and the medieval Gnostic Cathars, the occult roots of America and the French Revolution in Freemasonry, Gurdjieff and the swastika, Soviet interest in UFOs, the CIA and LSD, the Age of Aquarius, the millenarian politics that inform the struggle with Islamic terrorism, fundamentalism, and more.
Get the audiobook here, and see below for my conversation with Gary Lachman…
May 16, 2018
July 20, 2017
December 1, 2016