In this episode, I have the pleasure of interviewing ex-rock and roller and author, Gary Lachman. Gary is one of the founding members of the 1970's rock group Blondie, and is now a full-time writer with more than a dozen books on subjects such as the meeting ground between consciousness, culture, and the western inner tradition. His work has been translated into several languages all around the globe.
In this podcast Gary takes us into the seedy rock and roll world while living in New York with fellow Blondie band mates Chris Stein and Debbie Harry, and how he first got turned on to the occult. Through the years he was drawn away from the dark side of life towards the light. A walk from the path of the trappings of fame towards a more spiritual journey filled with knowledge and wisdom.
Gary talks about his book, Aleister Crowley: Magick, Rock and Roll, and the Wickedest Man in the World, and gives us his opinion if Aleister Crowley was a fraud, an actor or a genius, and truly an illuminated god-man. He also tells us about his biography on Madame Blavatsky (Madame Blavatsky: The Mother of Modern Spirituality), and who he feels this woman really was.
Lachman currently lives in London where he writes frequently for many journals in the US and UK, and lectures on his work in the US, UK, and Europe.
This interview was conducted by Moe on November 14, 2014 from San Diego County, California, and Gary in London.
Gary Lachman's website and books: GaryLachman.co.uk