Mind Meld 242 | Conspirituality, Sudden Muchness, and the Endless Search for Meaning with Gary Lachman

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Gary Lachman is the author of over twenty books on topics ranging from the evolution of consciousness to popular culture and the history of the occult. He was also a member of the legendary band, Blondie.


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In this mind meld, we chat the rise of ‘conspirituality,’ the beauty of open-endedness, and how Hermeticism and Platonism endure in modern thought.

Although it gets a bad rep, uncertainty is a powerful thing. It’s a necessary prerequisite to curiosity. As human beings with curious wonder-seeking dispositions, as long as we hold space for uncertainty we, in a sense, have an endless source of fuel. A power that propels us deeper and deeper into mystery until, suddenly, we look back on our progress and realize we’ve got quite a wonder-dipping habit going. Perhaps we don’t know where we’re going, but going we are!

Our partner in this mind meld, Gary Lachman, has used his open-ended curiosity to dig deeper into mystery than most anyone. He’s the author of over 20 books on everything from Carl Jung and Hermeticism to his time as a musician in the 70s rock scenes of New York and L.A.

This one is a fast mover. Gary is encyclopedic in terms of his ability to reference authors and books, so limber up your neurons and equip yourself with a writing utensil. We cover a wide swath of territory from Trumpian chaos meme magic and conspirituality to ancient Greek philosophy (particularly Plato, Hermeticism and Gnosticism).

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