Gary Lachman Gary Lachman

Adjunct Instructor
Transformative Studies
Transformative Inquiry Department
School of Consciousness and Transformation

BA, California State University, Los Angeles

Gary Lachman is the author of more than a dozen books on the meeting ground between consciousness, culture, and the western esoteric tradition, including Madame Blavatsky: The Mother of Modern Spirituality, Rudolf Steiner: An Introduction to his Life and Work, Jung the Mystic, Politics and the Occult, and A Secret History of Consciousness. He writes regularly for journals in the US and UK and lectures frequently on his work in the UK and Europe. In a previous career, he was a founding member of the rock group Blondie and in 2006 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His website can be found at Born in Bayonne, New Jersey in 1955, he has lived in London since 1996.


Lachman, G. (2015). The secret teachers of the western world. New York: TarcherPerigee. 

Lachman, G. (2014). Aleister Crowley: Magick, rock and roll, and the wickedest man in the world. New York: Tarcher/Penguin.

Lachman, G. (2014). Revolutionaries of the soul: Reflections on magicians, philosophers, and occultists. Wheaton, IL: Quest Books.

Lachman, G. (2013). The Caretakers of the Cosmos Living Responsibly in an Unfinished World. New York: Floris Books. 

Lachman, G. (2012). Madame Blavatsky: The mother of modern spirituality. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin. 

Lachman, G. (2012). Swedenborg: An introduction to his life and ideas. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin. 

Lachman, G. (2011). The quest for Hermes Trismegistus: From ancient Egypt to the modern world. Edinburgh, UK: Floris Books. 

Lachman, G. (2010). Jung the Mystic: The Esoteric Dimensions of Carl Jung's Life and Thought. New York: TarcherPerigee. 

Lachman, G. (2009). The Dedalus Book of Literary Suicides: Dead Letters. Sawty, UK: Dedalus Books. 

Lachman, G. (2008). Politics and the occult: The left, the right, and the radically unseen. Wheaton, IL: Quest Books. 

Lachman, G. (2006). In search of P.D. Ouspensky: The genius in the shadow of Gurdjieff. Wheaton, IL: Quest Books

Lachman, G. (2006). Rudolf Steiner: An introduction to his life and work. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin. 

Lachman, G. (2005). The Dedalus Book of the Occult: The Garden of Hermetic Dreams. Sawty, UK: Dedalus Books. 

Lachman, G. (2004). A Dark Muse: A History of the Occult. New York: Thunder's Mouth Press.  

Lachman, G. (2003). A secret history of consciousness. Great Barrington, MA: Lindisfarne Books. 

Lachman, G. (2003). Turn Off Your Mind: The Mystic Sixties and the Dark Side of the Age of Aquarian Age. New York: Disinformation Company. 

Lachman, G. (1994). Two essays on Colin Wilson. Nottingham, UK: Paupers' Press. 


Valentine, G. (2002). New York rocker: My life in the blank generation, with Blondie, Iggy Pop, and others, 1974-1981. London: Sidgwick & Jackson. 


Lachman, G. (2016). Beyond the Robot: The Life and Work of Colin Wilson. New York: Tarcher/Penguin.

Lachman, G. (2017). The Lost Knowledge of the Imagination. Edinburgh, UK. Floris Books.

Introduction. Colin Wilson The Outsider. (2016). New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin.


Gurdjieff, G.I. (2015). Introduction. Meetings with Remarkable Men. London: Penguin Classics.(UK only)

Saler, M. T. (2015). The fin-de-siècle world. New York: Routledge. 

Baker, P., & Clayton, A. (2015). Lord of strange deaths: The fiendish world of Sax Rohmer. London: Strange Attractor Press.

Clayton, A. (2015). Afterword. Secret tunnels of England. London: Accumulator Press.

Rowlandson, W. (2015). Introduction. Imaginal landscapes: Reflections on the mystical visions of Jorge Luis Borges and Emanuel Swedenborg. London: The Swedenborg Society.

Linklater, K., & Almqvist, A. (2014). Religion: The Engelsberg Seminars. Stockholm, Sweden: Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation.

Almqvist, K., Belfrage, L., & Klint, H. A. (2015). Hilma af Klint: The art of seeing the invisible. Stockholm, Sweden: Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation.

Söderberg, F. (2014). Introduction. Haus C G Jung. Stockholm, Sweden: Edda Publishing.

Wilson, C. (2013). Introduction. The God of the Labyrinth. Kansas City: Valancourt Press.

Marti, F., Ricupero, C., & Lachman, G. (2012). Cosmic laughter no. 1: Timewave zero, then what? Berlin: Sternberg Press.

Netherwood: The Last resort of Aleister Crowley. (2012). London: Accumulator Press.

The natural death handbook. (2012). London: Natural Death Centre.

Pochin, S. Ed. (2012). Refractions. London: Jerusalem Press.

Stanley, C. Ed. (2011). Around the outsider: Essays presented to Colin Wilson on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Winchester, UK: O Books.

Wilson, C. (2005). Introduction. The mind parasites:. Rhinebeck, NY: Monkfish Book Pub.

Bryusov, V. Y., Montagu, I. G., Nalbandov, S., & Lachman, G. (2005). Afterword. The fiery angel. Sawtry, UK: Dedalus Books.

Kinney, J. Ed. (2004). The inner West: An introduction to the hidden wisdom of the West. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin.

Palmer, H. Ed. (1998). Inner knowing: Consciousness, creativity, insight, and intuition. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam.

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