Mitch Horowitz guides us on a trip through America’s occult and secret spiritual history from the first colonies to the beginning of the 19th century. What unfolds may help you to see the occult in a new light. As alternative spiritual ideas in Europe met with violent suppression, the search for a safe haven for religious diversity in the New World began. Thus, religious radicals made their journey across the Atlantic to establish a foundation for the ethic of religious liberty. During this time, prominent personalities arose to forge the foundations of Freemasonry, the Illuminati, Mormonism, and the precursors to the spiritualist movement. This interview with Regina Meredith was originally webcast June 1, 2016.