Welcome back to our weekly podcast Transmissions. Today on the show, occult scholar Mitch Horowitz. He’s the author of a staggering number of metaphysical books and the tremendous historical project, Occult America, a deeply researched book that examines how America’s alternative spiritualities and esoteric scenes—from freemasonry to Spiritualism and beyond—have influenced the country’s politics, social movements, and general character. Traveling along the ins and outs of the Psychic Highway, Horowitz brings an even-handed and intellectually honest approach to topics concerning mysticism, parapsychology, New Thought, and the study of unidentified aerial phenomena or UFOs. Horowitz can currently be seen in Ronni Thomas’ The Kybalion, an adaptation of the 1908 occult manuscript which explores the seven principles of Hermetics, and his forthcoming book, Daydream Believer, is now available for pre-order. For this talk, Horowitz opens up about his musical roots, Bad Brains, his vast t-shirt collection, musical telepathy, and much more. You can find Mitch Horowitz on Medium, Twitter, Instagram and at his website.Transmissions :: Mitch Horowitz
Episode playlist: The Clash, “Overpowered By Funk” (Instrumental) ++ Death Valley Girls, “10 Day Miracle Challenge”
Transmissions is written, produced, and hosted by Jason P. Woodbury. Audio editing by Andrew Horton. Sarah Goldstein drafted art for this week’s show. Justin Gage is our top of the show announcer and executive producer. Next week on the show: Cate Le Bon. Transmission concluded.