American Mysticism: The Hidden History of Positive Thinking

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Mitch Horowitz joins Stuart Davis to unveil the hidden history of Positive Thinking and the profound effect it’s had on modern America.

‘Thoughts become things.’

You know about the Law of Attraction. You’ve heard of The Secret. But few people know the story behind ‘The Law of Attraction’. Its original meaning was very different from how it’s used today. In fact, critical chapters of America’s spiritual history have been lost in the din of materialism and fundamentalism that rose to dominance.

Until now.

We discover the hidden history behind positive thinking. It includes surprising links with Occult Magic, it moves through the White House in multiple presidencies, and spreads from paranormal research to evangelical leadership. If you’re interested in spirituality, you’re interested in this story. Reagan, Mesmer, Clinton, Crowley, Swedenborg—astounding characters who animate this untold tale of American mysticism.

Mitch Horowitz

About Mitch Horowitz

Mitch Horowitz is the author of One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life. His previous book, Occult America, received the 2010 PEN Oakland/ Josephine Miles Award for literary excellence. Horowitz is vice-president and editor-in-chief at Tarcher/Penguin, the division of Penguin books dedicated to metaphysical literature. He frequently writes about and discusses alternative spirituality in the national media, including CBS Sunday Morning, Dateline NBC, All Things Considered, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, BoingBoing, Time.com, and CNN.com.

Stuart Davis

About Stuart Davis

Stuart Davis is a longtime friend of Integral Life and Ken Wilber, and has acted as guest host for many Integral Life dialogues over the last decade. With fifteen full-length albums to his credit, Stuart has carved out a unique wavelength in the musical spectrum. Taking the topics of God, sex and death, and crafting them into inimitable pop songs with lyrical flair and unforgettable hooks, Stuart also works in television, film, painting, and books.

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