Occult America by Mitch Horowitz
White House Seances, Ouija Circles, Masons, and the Secret Mystic History of Our Nation

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From its earliest days, America served as an arena for the revolutions in alternative spirituality that eventually swept the globe. Esoteric philosophies and personas—from Freemasonry to Spiritualism, from Madame H. P. Blavatsky to Edgar Cayce—dramatically altered the nation’s culture, politics, and religion. Yet the mystical roots of our identity are often ignored or overlooked. Opening a new window on the past, Occult America presents a dramatic, pioneering study of the esoteric undercurrents of our history and their profound impact across modern life.

About Mitch Horowitz

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Mitch Horowitz is the editor in chief of Tarcher/Penguin. He has written for Esopus, Parabola, Fortean Times, and Science of Mind. A well-known voice for occult and esoteric ideas, Horowitz lives in New York City with his wife and two children.
Published August 26, 2009 by Bantam. 306 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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A delightful collection of documents written by and about the Shakers, who have a caring spokesperson in Flo Morse (Yankee Communes, 1971).

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A new book by Mitch Horowitz, “Occult America: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation,” reveals a previously ignored thread in American history, the progress of the personal spiritual search.

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Horowitz says that New Thought encompasses such thinkers as Norman Vincent Peale ("The Power of Positive Thinking"), Dale Carnegie ("How to Win Friends and Influence People");

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