Occult America: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation, Mitch Horowitz
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Occult America: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation

Author: Mitch Horowitz

Narrator: Richard Powers

Unabridged: 10 hr 43 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 09/08/2009

Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit - Mysticism


Americans have long had a fixation with the occult. Now, well-known writer and expert on the occult Mitch Horowitz presents a meticulously researched, compulsively readable history of the mystical and spiritual experience in our country. Focusing on the tremendous impact that nineteenth-century movements such as Freemasonry, Spiritualism, and transcendentalism have had on America, Horowitz explains the origins of the Ouija board, the political influence of Spiritualism on the Senate, and the source of the mysterious slogan on the back of the dollar bill. The colorful cast of characters extends from those on the margins of documented history to famous heroes like Abraham Lincoln.Occult Americawill appeal to history buffs, spirituality enthusiasts, and everyone who savors fascinating narrative nonfiction.

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