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Occult America

WATCH: Occult New York: Gotham's Hidden History

Mitch Horowitz | Posted 02.09.2014 | Religion
Mitch Horowitz

My lecture on the history of the occult in New York delivered at the 2013 International Theosophy Conference in Manhattan explores how New York City served as a surprising springboard for alternative spiritual ideas in the Victorian era and beyond.

VIDEO: Halloween As a Religious Holiday: A Lecture at the New York Public Library

Mitch Horowitz | Posted 12.31.2013 | Religion
Mitch Horowitz

In my Halloween-eve lecture at the New York Public Library, delivered October 30, 2013 at the Mid-Manhattan Branch, I highlight the ancient roots of Halloween and its rebirth in modern America.

My Occult Boyhood

Mitch Horowitz | Posted 12.30.2013 | Religion
Mitch Horowitz

For me Halloween has always been more than just a holiday for costumes, parties, and trick-or-treating. It is a time of year that summons up occult interests that grew deep in me in childhood.

The Occult In American History

Mitch Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mitch Horowitz

The spirit of tolerance and openness that suffused esoteric movements in early America forged a bond between the occult and liberalism. This was especially true in the nineteenth-century movement of Spiritualism.

Occult America: The Secret History Of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation by Mitch Horowitz

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

Early America was a spiritually rocking place. For what it's worth, it remains so to this day for those with eyes to see and ears to hear.