Occult America by Mitch Horowitz

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51cYs-Y053L._SL500_AA240_.jpg 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.

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