Politics and the Occult
The Left, the Right, and the Radically Unseen
By (author) Gary Lachman
Politics and the Occult by Gary Lachman
Book DescriptionThe 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 provocativly questions whether the separation of church and state so dear to modern political philosophy should be maintained. 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780835608572
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Quest Books,U.S.
Publisher: Quest Books,U.S.
Publish Date: 24-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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"Historian Gary Lachman, a friend of Wilson and a scholar of his work, provides [a] ... biography that delves into the life, thought, and evolution of ... the ... intellectual [rebel who wrote The outsider]"--Amazon.com.
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