White house seances, Ouijia circles, masons, and the secret history of our nation. Occult America by expert Mitch Horowitz is a welcome addition to any Occultist's library.
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, Madame H. P. Blavatsky to Edgar Cayce - dramatically altered the nation’s culture, politics, and religion. Yet the mystical roots of our identity are often ignored or overlooked. Opening a new window on the past, Occult Americapresents a dramatic, pioneering study of the esoteric undercurrents of our history and their profound impact across modern life.