Occult America: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation by Mitch Horowitz
-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 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
comes out September 8.