September 6 (and onward): Ever since Church and State began to separate during the Age of Enlightenment, Esoteric ideas have heavily influenced government institutions. This has been more of a norm than an exception, even and especially today. Mystic Philosophers, Mercurial Occultists and Militant Secret Brotherhoods have repeatedly changed the course of history. Rosicrucians, Freemason, Kabbalists, Theosophists and many other groups have caused as much damage as good to Western Civilization. From the Great Revolutions to the World Wars, we study the strange and often violent matrimony of Occultism and Government. And how the precursor of the fall of great civilizations eerily parallels our modern times.
Astral Guest-- Gary Lachman, author of Politics and the Occult: The Left, The Right and The Radically Unseen, Turn Off Your Mind: The Mystic Sixties & The Dark Side of the Age of Aquarius and founding member of the rock group Blondie.
More information on Gary and this week's show
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