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Turn Off Your Mind: The Mystic Sixties and the Dark Side of the Age of Aquarius

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How did a decade of love and peace end in Altamont and the Manson Family bloodbath?

In Turn Off Your Mind: The Mystic Sixties and the Dark Side of the Age of Aquarius author Gary Lachman explores the sinister dalliance of rock's high rollers and a new wave of occultists, tying together John Lennon, Timothy Leary, Mick Jagger, Brian Wilson, Charles Manson, Anton LaVey, Jim Morrison, L. Ron Hubbard and many more American cultural icons.

The 1960s were a time of revolution — political, social, psychedelic, sexual. But there was another revolution that many historians forget: the rise of a powerful current that permeated pop culture and has been a central influence on it ever since. It was a magical revolution — a revival of the occult. Previously rejected and ridiculed beliefs took centre stage, reaching the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, saturating the hippies and flower power, hitting the big screen with Rosemary's Baby and the bookshelves with Lord of the Rings, the Tarot, I Ching and The Tibetan Book of the Dead. Astrology, the Kabbalah, yogis, witchcraft, UFOs, Aleister Crowley and the Yin Yang now became the common currency they are today. But the vibes went bad, the auras darkened. Did that darker undercurrent win out? Gary Lachman here charts this explosion, its rise and fall, and its enduring legacy.

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"A really well-researched, well-written book about the moment of destiny from which I for one was glad to escape alive." Marianne Faithfull

Review:

"A twisted history of hippiedom like nothing before it. A fascinating, unputdownable masterpiece of obsessive cultural journalism. Gary Lachman deserves the satanic Pulitzer." Jerry Stahl, author of Permanent Midnight

Review:

"Excellent! Marvelous! I found Turn Off Your Mind compulsively readable." Colin Wilson

Synopsis:

How rock's high rollers and a new wave of occultists caused a magical revolution.

Synopsis:

How did a decade of love and peace end in Altamont and the Manson Family bloodbath? Gary Lachman explores the sinister dalliance of rock’s high rollers and a new wave of occultists, tying together John Lennon, Timothy Leary, Mick Jagger, Brian Wilson, Charles Manson, Anton LaVey, Jim Morrison, L. Ron Hubbard and many more American cultural icons.

We will use advance copies to solicit reviews in national newspapers and magazines, as well as embarking on a radio interview campaign. The author is a well-known journalist and literary critic and interviews extremely well.

Gary Lachman was a founder member of Blondie and wrote the group’s early hits. Born in New Jersey and a long-time resident of both New York and Los Angeles, he now lives in London.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [412]-422) and index.

About the Author

Gary Lachman, as Gary Valentine, was a founder member of Blondie and wrote the group's early hits. Born in New Jersey and a long-time resident of both New York and Los Angeles, he currently lives in London. A writer and literary critic for Mojo, Fortean Times, Times Literary Supplement, Literary Review and other journals, as Gary Valentine he is also the author of New York Rocker: My Life in the Blank Generation With Blondie, Iggy Pop and Others, 1974-1981.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780971394230
Author:
Lachman, Gary
Publisher:
Disinformation Company
Author:
Lachman, Gary Valentine
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Popular Culture - Counter Culture
Subject:
Mysticism
Subject:
Occultism
Subject:
Nineteen sixties
Subject:
Parapsychology - General
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Popular culture -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
Social history -- 1960-1970.
Subject:
American Studies; Popular Culture
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
mystic sixties, dark side of the age of aquarius, john lennon, mick jaggar, charles manson, new wave occultists, sinister
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
EDO-RC-01-10
Publication Date:
June 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
56 BandW photographs
Pages:
430
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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Product details 430 pages Disinformation Company - English 9780971394230 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A really well-researched, well-written book about the moment of destiny from which I for one was glad to escape alive."
"Review" by , "A twisted history of hippiedom like nothing before it. A fascinating, unputdownable masterpiece of obsessive cultural journalism. Gary Lachman deserves the satanic Pulitzer."
"Review" by , "Excellent! Marvelous! I found Turn Off Your Mind compulsively readable."
"Synopsis" by ,
How rock's high rollers and a new wave of occultists caused a magical revolution.
"Synopsis" by ,

How did a decade of love and peace end in Altamont and the Manson Family bloodbath? Gary Lachman explores the sinister dalliance of rock’s high rollers and a new wave of occultists, tying together John Lennon, Timothy Leary, Mick Jagger, Brian Wilson, Charles Manson, Anton LaVey, Jim Morrison, L. Ron Hubbard and many more American cultural icons.

We will use advance copies to solicit reviews in national newspapers and magazines, as well as embarking on a radio interview campaign. The author is a well-known journalist and literary critic and interviews extremely well.

Gary Lachman was a founder member of Blondie and wrote the group’s early hits. Born in New Jersey and a long-time resident of both New York and Los Angeles, he now lives in London.

"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [412]-422) and index.
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