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

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Mitch Horowitz

Narrated By: Paul Michael Garcia

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: September 2009

Duration: 10 hours 45 minutes

Summary:

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 America will appeal to history buffs, spirituality enthusiasts, and everyone who savors fascinating narrative nonfiction.

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  • David Leikam

    Great, informative book on history of the occult and in-depth but there were some brief parts of the audio narration that were off that I noticed, as an audio engineer that should be fixed, if possible. A must read for those very interested in American history and/or occult culture. Numerous good references for further reading too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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