Occult america white house seances ouija circles masons and the secret mystic history of our nation mitch horowitz on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers 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. Occult america the secret history of how mysticism shaped our nation seems to be a very well researched book but the writing comes off heavy handed like students research paper horowitzs casts such a wide net with his subjects that most are regulated to a cold recitation of their first publication occult experience major events of their . Occult america the secret history of how mysticism shaped our nation treats esoteric ideas and movements with an even handed intellectual studiousness that is too often lost in todays raised voice discussions washington post. Secret conceived of a psychical science of getting rich which he saw more as a program of wealth redistribution than a means of personal enrichment similarly the black nationalist leader marcus garvey attempted to harness the mind power or positive thinking principles so popular within american mysticism as a path to black liberation. Mitch horowitz explores the influence of spiritualism freemasonry and transcendentalism in america in occult america the secret history of how mysticism shaped our nation bantam books 304 pages 2700
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