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The Caretakers of the Cosmos

Living Responsibly in an Unfinished World

September 2013
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    20th September 2013
  • ISBN 9781782500025
  • Language English
  • Pages 304 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

Why are we here? Human beings have asked themselves this question for centuries. Modern science largely argues that human beings are chance products of a purposeless universe, but other traditions believe humanity has an essential role and responsibility in creation.

Lachman brings together many strands of esoteric, spiritual, and philosophical thought to form a counter-argument to the nihilism that permeates the twenty-first century. Offering a radical alternative to postmodern apathy, he argues that we humans are indeed the “caretakers” of the universe, entrusted with a daunting task— healing and repairing creation itself.

This is an important book from a key thinker of our time, addressing some of the most urgent questions facing humanity.

C O N T E N T S:

Introduction: Saving the Universe

1. The Other Side
2. A Dweller on Two Worlds
3. Doing the Good that You Know
4. The Good Society
5. Beyond Nature
6. The Participatory Universe
7. As Far as Thought Can Reach

Selected Bibliography

Gary Lachman

Gary Lachman was born in Bayonne, New Jersey, in 1955 and has lived in London since 1996. He is a full-time writer with more than a dozen books to his name on topics ranging from the evolution of consciousness and the Western esoteric tradition to literature and suicide and the history of popular culture. Lachman writes frequently for journals in the U.S, and the UK and lectures internationally on his work. Mr. Lachman's books include Madame Blavatsky: The Mother of Modern Spirituality (2012); Rudolf Steiner: An Introduction to His Life and Work(2007); Jung the Mystic: The Esoteric Dimensions of Carl Jung’s Life and Teachings (2010); The Quest for Hermes Trismegistus (Floris, 2011); and A Secret History of Consciousness (Lindisfarne, 2003). Many of his books have been translated into several languages.