Thu, Aug 17|
Mitch Horowitz! The Kybalion: Intro and Film Showing
Join us for an intro and showing of The Kybalion, a feature documentary film that explores ideas of Hermeticism, a late-ancient amalgam of Greek and Egyptian spiritual thought. A Q&A follows with Mitch Horowitz!
Time & Location
Aug 17, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Auditorium, Lily Dale, NY 14718, USA
About the Event
We live in an era when extra-physicality and spirituality are supported not only by centuries of testimony and experience but by world-class science itself. Historian and popular voice of esoteric spirituality Mitch Horowitz discusses extraordinary advances in ESP research, including precognition and clairvoyance; how quantum mechanics and neuroscience affirm an extra-physical and perceptual universe; the convergence between UFOs and psychical research; and the evidence for thought causation and after-death survival. As Mitch argues, what was once called belief is today confirmed by the science that was formerly used to challenge it.
Mitch collaborated with Emmy-nominated director Ronni Thomas on the feature documentary The Kybalion to explore the ideas of Hermeticism, a late-ancient amalgam of Greek and Egyptian spiritual thought. Based on the 1908 occult classic of the same name, The Kybalion was shot on location in Egypt and premiered in 2022 as the #3 documentary on iTunes. It resounds on the big screen. As part of this special evening, Mitch introduces and screens the film, and holds a Q&A after.
A historian of alternative spirituality, Mitch Horowitz is 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. 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.” Filmmaker Magazine calls him “a genius at distilling down esoteric concepts.” 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 on 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 been translated into French, Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Spanish, Korean, and Portuguese. His work is censored in China.
VIP Tickets: Limited to 50: reserved seats at the front of the auditorium, plus a private reception for autographs and photos.
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Non-reimbursement: Tickets are non-refundable; no reimbursement for unused or unattended events.
General - The Kybalion: An int
VIP - The Kybalion: An introdu
Reserved seats at the front of the auditorium plus a private reception with the Mitch Horowitz for autographs and photos