“Treats esoteric ideas and movements with an even-handed intellectual studiousness that is too often lost in today’s raised-voice discussions.” –Washington Post

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9781620557662Mitch Horowitz is a writer-in-residence at the New York Public Library, a lecturer-in-residence at the Philosophical Research Society in Los Angeles, and the PEN Award-winning author of books including Occult America; One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life; and the The Miracle Club: How Thoughts Become Reality. Mitch has written on everything from the war on witches to the secret life of Ronald Reagan for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Salon, Time.com, and Politico.

The Washington Post says Mitch “treats esoteric ideas and movements with an even-handed intellectual studiousness that is too often lost in today’s raised-voice discussions.”

Mitch is making a feature film on the occult book The Kybalion, shot on location in Egypt, and offers on-demand courses at UThriveHere and New Thought Classics. He is the voice of numerous popular audio books including Alcoholics Anonymous and The Jefferson Bible.

Mitch has discussed alternative spirituality on CBS Sunday Morning, Dateline NBC, NPR’S All Things Considered, CNN, and throughout the national media. The Chinese government has censored his work.

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Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 2019. Polaroid by Jacqueline Castel.

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Luxor, Egypt on set of The Kybalion, 2019. Stills by Ronni Thomas.

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What Critics Say About Mitch…

BoingBoing: Horowitz comes across as the real deal: he is an authentic ‘adept mind’ and he knows his stuff.”

David Lynch: “Mitch is solid gold.”

Deepak Chopra: “Simply brilliant”

Ken Burns: “Wonderfully inspirational”

Publishers Weekly: “Spell-binding”

Paris Match: “Convincing”

Christian Science Monitor: “Thoughtful”

Bloomberg BusinessWeek: “Fluid writer.”     

Washington Times: “Remarkable”

Science of Mind: “One of the few figures to break through into mainstream and national media as a voice of esoteric ideas.”

Secret Transmissions: “Mitch Horowitz has built his career on mainstreaming once culturally taboo subjects.”

LA Review of Books: “An expert on esoteric religious thought in American life.”

Unity Magazine: “A no-nonsense historian specializing in matters of metaphysics, New Thought, and the occult. His works don’t stop at mere description of these movements but often delve into method and experience…a trusted voice on esoteric topics.”

Guideposts: “Mitch Horowitz practices what he preaches.”