Colin Wilson’s ideas and life by Gary Lachman


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Gary Lachman, Wilson’s friend and biographer, discusses his new book, Beyond the Robot: The Life and Work of Colin Wilson, and take the audience on a tour of Wilson’s central ideas.

2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of the existential classic The Outsider, the book thatin 1956 threw its twenty-four year old author, Colin Wilson, into fame and achieved worldwide success. Between then and his death in 2013, Wilson wrote an enormous number of books exploring the edgier areas of human psychology – such as his groundbreaking history The Occult (1971) – with gripping analyses of sexuality, criminality, consciousness, the paranormal, and mystical experience, as well as novels like Ritual in the Dark, The Mind Parasites, and The Space Vampires.
2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of the existential classic The Outsider, the book thatin 1956 threw its twenty-four year old author, Colin Wilson, into fame and achieved worldwide success. Between then and his death in 2013, Wilson wrote an enormous number of books exploring the edgier areas of human psychology – such as his groundbreaking history The Occult (1971) – with gripping analyses of sexuality, criminality, consciousness, the paranormal, and mystical experience, as well as novels like Ritual in the Dark, The Mind Parasites, and The Space Vampires.