Mitch Horowitz – liberalism, the occult & the feminist movement

July 1st, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Occult America by Mitch Horowitz

Occult America

Take a look at this video of Mitch Horowitz talking about the emergence of liberalism, occultism and the feminist movement in the United States. It’s part of the Big Think series.

In it, he argues that it’s no surprise these movements grew together, as all three were rooted in radical ideologies of democracy, equality and personal empowerment.

Horowitz is the author of Occult America: White House Seances, Ouija Circles, Masons and the Secret Mystic History of Our Nation. I wrote about in January.

The book chronicles the history of spiritualism and the occult in the US starting in the 1770s, and focusing on the Burned-over District in Upstate New York.

This video is a quick overview of some of the main themes in the book.

Take a look, and if you get chance, read the book. It’s fascinating.

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