The Occult States of America
Join writers Mitch Horowitz and Erik Davis in Big Sur, CA from February 19-21 for a weekend-long workshop on the occult history of America. Although it may be a young country, America has a long history of occult mysteries. From deals with the devil and voodoo, to the childhood use of a Ouija board and horror films, ideas of mysticism are constantly morphing and changing in America. These phenomenon have worked their way into the cultural patchwork of the western world and awoken an interest in alternative spirituality.
The authors will lead guests through a journey of mystic history, from the origins of mystical philosophies, to freemasonry, to the 21st century New Age explosion and many movements in between. The weekend of lectures will not only give guests a new understanding of America, but will also expose them to the spiritual ancestors who helped to shape the current understanding of the occult.
The workshop will take place at Esalen Institute, an educational institute located on the northern coast of california, that has been exploring the possibilities of human potential since the 1960's. For information about accommodations, click here.
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