An unforgettable journey into esoteric religions and spiritual influences that affect our day-to-day lives: from the fascinating origins of the Ouija board to the source of the mysterious slogan on the back of the dollar bill.
From its earliest days, America served as an arena for the revolutions in alternative spirituality that eventually swept the globe. Esoteric philosophies and personas—from Freemasonry to Spiritualism, from Madame H. P. Blavatsky to Edgar Cayce—dramatically altered the nation’s culture, politics, and religion. Yet the mystical roots of our identity are often ignored or overlooked. Opening a new window on the past,Occult Americapresents a dramatic, pioneering study of the esoteric undercurrents of our history and their profound impact across modern life.