In this interview with Regina Meredith, 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.