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Gary Lachman is the author of several books on the link between consciousness, culture, and alternative thought, including A Secret History of Consciousness; In Search of P.D. Ouspensky; and Rudolf Steiner: An Introduction to His Life and Thought. In 2006 he was inducted into theRock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of Blondie.

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Gary Lachman is the author of several books on the link between
consciousness, culture, and alternative thought. His books include <em>Turn Off Your Mind: The Mystic Sixties and the Dark Side of the Age of Aquarius</em>; <em>A Secret History of Consciousness</em>; <em>In Search of P.D. Ouspensky</em>; <em>A Dark Muse</em>; Rudolf Steiner: An Introduction to His Life and Thought; and <em>The Dedalus Book of Literary Suicides: Dead Letters</em>.
As Gary Valentine he was a founding member of the rock group Blondie, played guitar with Iggy Pop, and fronted his own groups the Know and
Fire Escape. <em>New York Rocker: My Life in the Blank Generation</em>
is an account of his years on the New York and Los Angeles underground
music scenes in the 1970s and 80s, and in 2006 he was inducted into the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is a regular contributor to <em>Fortean Times</em>, <em>Independent on Sunday</em>, <em>Strange Attractor, What is Enlightenment</em>
and other journals in the US and UK. A frequent lecturer on the history
of the counterculture, Lachman has appeared in several UK television
documentaries and has broadcast for the BBC. He lives in London. His most recent book is <em>Politics and the Occult: The Left, the Right, and the Radically Unseen </em>(Quest, 2008).