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

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Red Wheel Weiser, Jun 1, 2003 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 430 pages
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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.

 

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User Review  - popejephei - LibraryThing

It's a Gary Lachman book. If you know what that means you know enough. The former drummer from Blondie, Gary Lachman is one of the more literate and careful researchers into the occult. He never ... Read full review

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Intriguing tour of occult influences on '60s rockers and other countercultural figures. The author is a former and founding member of the new wave group Blondie. The writing is a lucid pulp style, a la Colin Wilson, influence and friend of the author. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter One
13
Chapter Two
39
Chapter Three
58
Chapter Four
80
Chapter Five
118
Chapter Six
144
Chapter Seven
162
Chapter Ten
261
Chapter Eleven
279
Chapter Twelve
335
Chapter Thirteen
375
Last Words
392
Notes
398
Selected Bibliography
412
Index
423

Chapter Eight
201
Chapter Nine
217

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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.

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