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    Read & Download Occult America The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation Mitch Horowitz ò 9 Summary Occult America The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation) [Pdf/E–book] ↠ Mitch Horowitz Having studied esoteric and occult culture for well over half my life this book doesn't contain anything that I hadn't already read about However the author's treatment of his subject matter is a refreshing change from either the condescending manner of skeptical writers or the credulous tone of New Age proselytizers While the book itself is

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    Read & Download Occult America The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation Mitch Horowitz ò 9 Summary Occult America The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation) [Pdf/E–book] ↠ Mitch Horowitz I just couldn't bring myself to finish this The title gives the impression that mysticisim and the occult actually played a big role in American history and that the author will be revealing fascinating secrets Nope Instead

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    Mitch Horowitz ò 9 Summary Free read µ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ò Mitch Horowitz Occult America The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation) [Pdf/E–book] ↠ Mitch Horowitz This being my first review and this being a non fiction book I suppose the best way to review it would to judge it by two criteria i the content and ii the uality of the writingTHE CONTENT The title of the book

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    Occult America The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation) [Pdf/E–book] ↠ Mitch Horowitz I found Occult America to be an absolutely engaging historical account of the spiritual leaders and movements that helped pave the way for Mysticism in the world today Many people were brought to my attention that I had never before heard of but have played such a pivotal role in the spiritual movements such as

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    Free read µ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ò Mitch Horowitz Occult America The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation) [Pdf/E–book] ↠ Mitch Horowitz Mitch Horowitz ò 9 Summary Mitch Horowitz Occult America The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation Bantam 2009A Review ByRaj AyyarMitch Horowitz leads us on a fascinating journey through an alternative US history – a landscape peopled with colorful eccentrics inspired visionaries and self help savants Contrary to a certain stereotype about the hardboiled pragmatism and muscular materialism of the American Horowitzian America offers u

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    Mitch Horowitz ò 9 Summary Free read µ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ò Mitch Horowitz Read & Download Occult America The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation The secret history of how mysticism shaped our nation the title says But it doesn't seem that there's really all that much o

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    Occult America The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation) [Pdf/E–book] ↠ Mitch Horowitz This is a fascinating book that describes the history of the spiritualist movements in America Too many details to recount here but here's a few choice tidbits that I enjoyed hearing about1 Spiritualism was associated with the womens' suffrage movement in the early 20th century Most of the mediums were women Apparently

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    Read & Download Occult America The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation Free read µ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ò Mitch Horowitz Mitch Horowitz ò 9 Summary A sweeping and scatter shot survey of the history of esoteric spirituality in America Useful as an introductory overview; it helped

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    Occult America The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation) [Pdf/E–book] ↠ Mitch Horowitz Mitch Horowitz ò 9 Summary Read & Download Occult America The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation As the book explains the occult in America was far less dark than that in the Old World and most of the US occultmystic movements were good positive emphasized self improvement It starts with the Shakers and some of the New YorkNew England mystics especially Andrew Jackson Davis The Poughkeepsie Seer who was one of the most famousinfluential mystics of the nineteenth century Eually influential was Madame Blavatsky the Th

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    Occult America The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation) [Pdf/E–book] ↠ Mitch Horowitz Like I mentioned before this is a very superficial introduction to the not well known history of the occult in America It does a decent job of illustrating that Americans do seem to have a bit of a mystical vein Today is most widel

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Read & Download Occult America The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation

Mitch Horowitz ò 9 Summary Summary Occult America The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub The black nationalist politics of Marcus Garvey•The Idaho druggist whose mail order mystical religion ranked as the eighth largest faith in the world during the Great Depression Here too are America’s homegrown religious movements from transcendentalism to spiritualism to Christian Science to the positive thinking philosophy that continues to exert such a powerful pull on the public today A feast for believers in alternative spirituality an eye opener for anyone curious about the unknown byroads of American history Occult America is an engaging long overdue portrait of one nation under many gods whose revolutionary influence is still being felt in every corner of the glob. As the book explains the occult in America was far less dark than that in the Old World and most of the US occultmystic movements were good positive emphasized self improvement It starts with the Shakers and some of the New YorkNew England mystics especially Andrew Jackson Davis The Poughkeepsie Seer who was one of the most famousinfluential mystics of the nineteenth century Eually influential was Madame Blavatsky the Theosophical Society Both Davis Blavatsky get mentioned throughout many of the mystics that follow them The Ouija Board It was marketed after some of the homemade tapping spirit contacting boards of the 1850 s New Thought was a positive thinking movement that led to Christian Science and Norman Vincent Peale Hoodoo which is different from Voodoo and Santeria came from Western Central Afirca mixed with Native American herbal medicine the Jewish Kabala and Euoropean folklore A Hoodoo root workers gave a n amulet to Frederick Douglas which was instrumental in giving him the strength to fight his slave masterThe twentieth century saw the rise of mail order prophets Edgar Cayce who popularized reincarnation channeling to America FDR s second vice president who was very interested in the occult and the New Age movement that began in the sixties I m not sure mysticism shaped our nation but it s always been an American fascination

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Occult America The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation

Mitch Horowitz ò 9 Summary Summary Occult America The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub It touched lives as disparate as those of Frederick Douglass Franklin Roosevelt and Mary Todd Lincoln who once convinced her husband Abe to host a séance in the White House Americans all they were among the famous figures whose paths intertwined with the mystical and esoteric movement broadly known as the occult Brought over from the Old World and spread throughout the New by some of the most obscure but gifted men and women of early US history this “hidden wisdom” transformed the spiritual life of the still young nation and through it much of the Western worldYet the story of the American occult has remained largely untold Now a leading writer on the subject of alternati. Having studied esoteric and occult culture for well over half my life this book doesn t contain anything that I hadn t already read about However the author s treatment of his subject matter is a refreshing change from either the condescending manner of skeptical writers or the credulous tone of New Age proselytizers While the book itself is a slim volume its pages are full of characters and their exploits woven together uite skillfully into a concise history of the main esoteric belief systems and trends from the earliest days of America down to the Auarian revolution of the late 60 s and 70 s As this is the author s first book I m willing to overlook its brevity and somewhat superficial treatment of the individual subjects contained therein Hopefully Occult America will be a basic introduction in a series of works that explores American esoteric practices with depth The author s top notch research along with his sensitivity passion and respect for the subject makes this a fantastic stepping off point and leaves me wanting

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Mitch Horowitz ò 9 Summary Summary Occult America The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ve spirituality brings it out of the shadows Here is a rich fascinating and colorful history of a religious revolution and an epic of offbeat history From the meaning of the symbols on the one dollar bill to the origins of the Ouija board Occult America briskly sweeps from the nation’s earliest days to the birth of the New Age era and traces many people and episodes including•The spirit medium who became America’s first female religious leader in 1776 •The supernatural passions that marked the career of Mormon prophet Joseph Smith •The rural Sunday school teacher whose clairvoyant visions instigated the dawn of the New Age •The prominence of mind power mysticism in. The secret history of how mysticism shaped our nation the title says But it doesn t seem that there s really all that much of a secret to this history it s simply not well known And even disappointing the history doesn t reveal much about how the nation was shaped In fact as Horowitz admits at the end it s really a matter of how the history of mysticism was shaped by our nation The encounter between America and occultism resulted in a vast reworking of arcane practices and beliefs from the Old World and the creation of a new spiritual culture This new culture extolled religious egalitarianism and responded perhaps than any other movement in history to the inner needs and search of the individual p 258This book could have been a fascinating study in the intricacies of American occult movements The prose was easily accessible and the book itself is well researched and filled with a wealth of information But there seems to be little direct connection between many of the points raised Each chapter seems to focus on its on particular piece of occult history with a uniue cast of characters and no clearly delineated development between or among movements There are exceptions to be sure and Horowitz draws a few links between bits of history but the connections are mostly rather shaky and don t provide a clear sense of purpose The goal of each of the chapters thus remains a bit muddled and the role of each of the figures in shaping American history is anything but clear I take issue with Horowitz s use of the term occult as well A lot of what Horowitz represents as occult seems to me no than parlor games and not even mystical or magic ones at that Certainly Ouija gets a mention but most of the other historical references are far obscure and less mystical And while the title would seem to suggest that these various curiosities shaped American history they really seem to belong to much of a fringe audience for most of their existence Not until the 1960s does the nation really seem to see a significant culture altering occult movement There are smaller influences here and there along the way but I m not convinced that they really have the sort of hold on mainstream American lifestyles that Horowitz seems to want to believe they do It s certainly an interesting read but I don t come away from it feeling that I ve gained any knowledge that I can really put toward a particular understanding The book seems a collection of trivia and random factoids than a well structured convincing treatise It s taken me than two months to get through it simply because I never really felt that the book was going anywhere It s certainly not the sort of book the title and cover blurb make it out to be

  • Hardcover
  • 291
  • Occult America The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation
  • Mitch Horowitz
  • English
  • 01 September 2018
  • 9780553806755