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

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

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by Gary Valentine Lachman
     
 

The 1960s were a time of political, social, psychedelic, and sexual revolution. But there was another revolution that many historians forget. It was a magical revolution—a revival of the occult. Previously rejected and ridiculed beliefs took center stage, reaching the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, saturating the the hippies and flower power, hitting the big

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The 1960s were a time of political, social, psychedelic, and sexual revolution. But there was another revolution that many historians forget. It was a magical revolution—a revival of the occult. Previously rejected and ridiculed beliefs took center stage, reaching the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, saturating the the hippies and flower power, hitting the big screen with Rosemary's Baby and the bookshelves with Lord of the Rings. Astrology, Kabbala, yogis, Yin Yang, and the Tibetan Book of the Dead became the common currency they are today. But the vibes went bad, the auras darkened. Did that darker undercurrent win out? Gary Lachman here charts this explosion, its rise and fall, and its enduring legacy

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Jerry Stahl
A fascinating, unputdownable masterpiece.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780283063664
Publisher:
Macmillan UK
Publication date:
02/01/2002
Pages:
430
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.22(d)

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