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

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Disinformation, Jun 1, 2003 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 430 pages

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.

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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

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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

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