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Mitch Horowitz is a PEN Award-winning historian, longtime publishing executive, and a leading New Thought commentator with bylines in The New York Times, Time, Politico, Salon, and the Wall Street Journal and media appearances on Dateline NBC, CBS Sunday Morning, All Things Considered, and Coast to näytä lisää Coast AM. He is the author of several books, including Occult America and One Simple Idea. He lives in New York City. näytä vähemmän

Tekijän teokset

Secrets of Self-Mastery (2020) 8 kappaletta
Them (2023) — Esipuhe — 8 kappaletta
30 Day Mental Challenge (2023) 3 kappaletta
The Gospel of Wealth [Condensed Classics Edition] (2021) — Toimittaja — 1 kappale

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Fascinating account of all the mystics and spiritual seekers dealing in the occult in American history from Theosophy to the New Agers.
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kslade | 25 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 8, 2022 |
This book is a fascinating ride through American spititual and religious history.
New Thought,
Burning District,
Prosperity Preachers,
and more.
It's all here.
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CriticalThinkTank | 25 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 19, 2022 |
This was quite interesting. It is what the title says -- a look at occult movements thoughout America's history. It's curious how most of European occultism was focused on secrecy, whereas the bulk of American mysticism has been about getting the word to John Q. Public so he too can be enlightened. Kind of neat.

There are lots of interesting little tidbits in this. For example, I knew a little about the Theosophical Society of the mid-1800s, but I didn't know that its founders helped save native languages and cultures in India and Sri Lanka when those areas were being invaded by Western missionaries. The book is full of ripple effects like these. Did you know spiritual movements in America led to citizens' current obsessions with being obsessed with getting wealthy? Great stuff.

I definitely recommend this. It's a scholarly work that doesn't take sides -- it's not an ode to the occult, but it's not against it either. It's academic, but written in an easy and readable style. Great fun.
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SwitchKnitter | 25 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 19, 2021 |
The History of the New Thought Movement

This is an excellent history of a movement which has had a big influence on our popular culture -- from "Think and Grow Rich" to "The Secret". It's influence has been felt in religion, politics and business. Highly recommended.
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MarcHutchison | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 11, 2021 |

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