Launch Party for Politics and the Occult: Gary Lachman's new book with Quest Books
Hosted by Quest Books at Treadwell's
16th December (Tuesday)
7.00 - 9.30 pm Free. Wine compliments of Quest Books.
Join us for the launch of Gary Lachman's new book - this one on politics and the occult. Gary will be giving a 20 minute talk at about 7.30 on the highlights of the work. Throughout the evening there will be signed copies of the book, fascinating people, great company, and scintillating conversations, and lovely wine. Do come along!
Politics and the Occult: the Left, the Right and the Radical Unseen. Publisher's description: "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 the separation of church and state so dear to modern political philosophy . 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."
Gary Lachman is a writer on the history of the occult and esoteric movements, with numerous books to his name. Born in 1955 in New Jersey, Gary Lachman moved to London in 1996. Also a journalist, he has contributed to The Guardian, the Indpendent. Fortean Times, Mojo, TLS, Bizarre, Literary Review and Gnosis. Aside from writing he has been a bass player and composer for Blondie, a guitarist with Iggy Pop, and the leader of his own groups The Know and Fire Escape. He is a much-loved friend of Treadwell's bookshop.
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It should be a good night.