A Curious Invitation present London Month of the Dead
RESURRECTING THE DEAD - Nikolai Fedorov, Cosmism and the Common Task
A Live, Illustrated Zoom Talk with Gary Lachman
Monday 26th October 2020 at 7:00 pm

In the closing years of the 19th century, the Russian philosopher Nikolai Fedorov - savant, sage, and friend of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy - was inspired by an idea that came to be an obsession: the literal resurrection of the dead. Federov called this "the common task" and he believed it would unite the people's of the earth in a single, all-embracing goal, that would lead to an age of unheard of prosperity and harmony.

Decades later, this idee fixe, mad as it sounds, became the motivation for the Soviet space program, and Fedorov's ideas today find fellow travellers in the "trans" and "post" human movement. In this talk, Gary Lachman will discuss Federov's obsession, examining how it informs ideas about a technologically driven future human evolution.

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Gary Lachman
Gary Lachman is the author of twenty-two books on a variety of subjects, from the history of esotericism to the influence of the occult on popular culture, mystical politics and writers and suicide. He writes for several journals in the UK, US and Europe and lectures widely on his work. A founding member of the rock group Blondie, in 2006 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Find out more at garylachman.co.uk

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