Occult New York Walking Tours

October 25th, 2011 § 0 comments

I’ve posted about Mitch Horowitz a few times here at The Tarot Room.

He’s the author of Occult America: White House Seances, Ouija Circles, Masons, and the Secret Mystic History of Our Nation.

Apparently he’s working on a new book, and I look forward to reading it. In fact, if it’s got anything to do with the occult, I’ll probably be posting about it.

But what I’m writing about today is Horowitz’s Occult New York Walking Tours. Who knew there was so much occult history smack dab in the middle of the Big Apple?

On the tour, Horowitz guides the curious through New York City’s Flatiron district, Murray Hill, the Grand Central neighborhood, Midtown and the West Side.

These areas don’t seem so inspired today, but at the end of the 19th Century, they were hotbeds of spiritualist activity, and there’s traces of that past all over.

Take a look at the video below to see some of the sites on the tour and hear Horowitz talk about why they were important.

I don’t know when the next tour will be, but I hope there’ll be one when I’m next in New York.

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