Mitch Horowitz
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Mitch Horowitz

Mitch Horowitz is a historian of alternative spirituality and one of today’s most literate voices of esoterica, mysticism, and the occult. Mitch illuminates outsider history, explains its relevance to contemporary life, and reveals the longstanding quest to bring empowerment and agency to the human condition. He is ]among the few occult writers whose work touches the bases of academic scholarship, national journalism, and subculture cred. Mitch is a writer-in-residence at the New York Public Library and the PEN Award-winning author of books including Occult America; One Simple Idea; The Miracle Club; Daydream Believer, Uncertain Places; and the forthcoming Modern Occultism. He has discussed alternative spirituality on CBS Sunday Morning, Dateline NBC, NPR’s All Things Considered, CNN, Vox/Netflix’s Explained, VICE News, and seasons I and II of AMC Shudder’s Cursed Films, an official selection of SXSW. Mitch hosted, cowrote, and produced a feature documentary about the occult classic The Kybalion directed by Emmy-nominee Ronni Thomas and shot on location in Egypt. The movie premiered as the #3 documentary on iTunes. Mitch plays a newscaster in the forthcoming Paramount feature thriller My Animal directed by Jacqueline Castel, an official selection of the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Mitch has written alternative spirituality for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Time, Politico, and a wide range of ‘zines and scholarly journals. Mitch’s books have appeared in French, Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Spanish, Korean, and Portuguese. He is censored in China.
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