In this interview with George Noory, Occult historian, Mitch Horowitz explains the role that esoterism and mysticism has played in shaping the culture of America. Since the dawn of the ages mankind has been fascinated by the unknown, the mysteries and the occult, the U.S. is no different. From Presidents consulting with astrologers to the strange symbols which embellish major institutions, the occult has always been a part of American History.
Mitch Horowitz, author of Occult America, is a writer, publisher, and lecturer of many years’ experience with a lifelong interest in man’s search for meaning. He is vice-president and editor-in-chief at Tarcher/Penguin in New York. He has written on alternative spiritual topics for many popular publications and frequently speaks at universities, art spaces, spiritual centers, and public libraries