Gary Lachman is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his contributions as the bassist for the rock group Blondie. But for much of his life, Gary has been a student of the mysteries of life. In this capacity, he has become a popular writer bringing the teachings of the occult and consciousness to a mass audience with over 20 published books including biographies of Rudolf Steiner, Carl Jung, Aleister Crowley, Madame Blavatsky and P.D. Ouspensky. I highly encourage you to check out his extensive catalog of books here on Amazon.
In late 2014, Mark Gilbert conducted a wide ranging conversation with Lachman that looked at his life, his influences, his books and the common themes he has detected in his wide ranging studies of spiritual teachers. Now, with Gary’s permission, the recording of this conversation is being made available in three parts.
Part One (click above to listen):
Lachman discusses his early life and his questioning of the meaning of life from an early age. He talks about his early influences, his time in the world of Rock and Roll and his leaving that world to become a chronicler of the lives and teachings of spiritual masters. In this, he describes his passion and the inner call to find one’s purpose and tells his story as it leads him from the US to the UK.
Lachman talks about his major influencers and teachers, including Aleister Crowley, Colin Wilson and others. This section also includes information on many of the subjects of his books.
Part Three (coming soon):
Lachman explores the common themes that he has discovered from his studies of many teachers of the occult and consciousness. Topics include the evolution of consciousness, the interconnectedness of life and our role in the unfolding of the universe. In the conclusion of this dialogue, Gary offers a description about his path of discovery and his role as critic and commentator on the world of the esoteric as well as what is next for him.