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From its earliest days, America served as an arena for the revolutions in alternative spirituality that eventually swept the globe. In Occult America, PEN Award-winning author Mitch Horowitz opens a new window on the past, presenting a dramatic, pioneering look at the esoteric genesis of spirituality and mysticism and its profound impact on American culture. Occult America takes a slightly off-center look at American history through the lens of those who believed, prayed, practiced, and lived a little differently from the rest of us, including Mother Ann Lee and the Shakers. Horowitz examines the genesis of spirituality and mysticism and its impact on modern American culture, politics, and religion.
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