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Speaking Hermetically at Rune Soup

Posted in Introduction, Notebook with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2016 by Gary Lachman

Here’s a link to a recent interview I did with Gordon White at his excellent website RuneSoup. Gordon did his homework and our talk covered a great deal of ground. We focused on my new book The Secret Teachers of the Western World but our conversation ranged far and wide with much in between. Check it out when you can and be sure to listen to some of Gordon’s other chats.

An Interview for the Jean Gebser Society

Posted in Introduction, Notebook with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2016 by Gary Lachman

Here’s a link to a recent interview I did with Aaron Cheak for the Jean Gebser Society. Gebser is one of the most important philosophers of the last century, and as you most likely know, I write about him in several of my books: A Secret History of ConsciousnessThe Quest for Hermes TrismegistusRevolutionaries of the Soul and my most recent book, The Secret Teachers of the Western World. The theme of the interview is the link between western philosophy and esotericism, but as you’ll see we cover a lot of ground, from my first introduction to these ideas to my latest approach to them. Aaron Cheak has done some very interesting work on Gebser, digging into his biography and associations with people like the poet Frederico Garcia Lorca, and he is currently translating more of Gebser’s work into English. I will certainly be happy to see this, as Gebser is so far under-translated and we can use as much of him as we can get.

A Quick to Listen Interview about the Secret Teachers

Posted in Introduction, Notebook with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2016 by Gary Lachman

Here’s a link to a recent interview with Grant Valdes at the Quick to Listen website. We talk about my new book, The Secret Teachers of the Western World, as well as a few other things, such as philosophy, split-brain theory, Jean Gebser, Colin Wilson, esotericism, Blondie, music and the demise of free time, peace, and quiet. Quick, now listen.

Coast to Coast with the Secret Teachers of the Western World

Posted in Introduction, Notebook with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 7, 2015 by Gary Lachman

I’ll be on Coast to Coast Radio in the wee hours of Tuesday, December 8, talking about my new book The Secret Teachers of the Western World. The book is released that day and everyone awake at 3:00 AM will hear about it. Give a listen if the insomnia keeps you up…

A Roccult and Roll Halloween

Posted in Introduction, Notebook with tags , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2015 by Gary Lachman

Here’s a Halloween interview I did with Sirius XM. Hope you like it.

An interview about the evolution of consciousness and other things

Posted in Introduction, Notebook with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2015 by Gary Lachman

Here’s a link to a recent interview I did with the musician Justin Robertson. We talk about the evolution of consciousness, my background in music, science, esotericism and quite a bit more.

A Review of the Beast and Other News

Posted in Introduction, Notebook with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 30, 2015 by Gary Lachman

Here’s a thoughtful review of my book on Aleister Crowley. Would that all his readers were so even-handed… In other news, I’ve just received the copy-edited manuscript of my new book The Secret Teachers of the Western World, which is due out later this year. So far the editor hasn’t pointed out too many glaring errors, but it’s early yet… My online course on “Phenomenology as a Mystical Discipline” for the CIIS is moving along, although some students are a bit taken aback by some of Colin Wilson’s remarks about sex. We’re using his book Superconsciousness  – along with readings from my A Secret History of Consciousness and The Caretakers of the Cosmos – and the links between “peak experiences” and sexuality are evidently not crystal clear. But we still have more than a month to go, so with any luck all will be revealed…

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