Gary Lachman is one of today's most widely read and respected writers on esoteric and occult themes. His writing has been published in several national journals on philosophy, esotericism and modern culture. In his musical career, Lachman has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of the pioneering rock band Blondie. Lachman was born in New Jersey and currently lives in London.
"Clocking in at 394 pages jam-packed with in-depth information,
factoids, anecdotes and insights from the first sentence to the
last. A historical biography through and through, Lachman's book is
meticulously researched and it is quite easy to believe that the
author, like a professor well-versed in their subject, could
analyze and extrapolate at much greater lengths. The oft touted
declaration of Crowley as the Wickedest Man in the World, may well
have been overblown in it's own time, but he's certainly not an
individual with whom it is easy to empathize. As detestable as he
is, there is an undeniable fascination in his exploits, and Lachman
seems the perfect man to deliver them."
"Gary Lachman has become an increasingly prolific engine of
literate, well-written, and clear-headed books about esoteric
history and 'occulture.' "
--Erik Davis, author of TechGnosis "Thinking outside the box, Lachman challenges many contemporary theories by reinserting a sense of the spiritual back into the discussion."
--Leonard Shlain, author of Art & Physics and Alphabet versus the Goddess