Sat, Aug 19|
Mitch Horowitz! The Power of Self-Transformation
Building on the themes of Thursday evening's lecture, Mitch’s practical workshop explores methods to pursue meaningful self-development and personal achievement, including thought causation, retrocausality, and techniques from Hermeticism, Gnosticism, and mystical tradition.
Time & Location
Aug 19, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Lyceum, Lily Dale, NY 14718, USA
About the Event
Mitch Horowitz argues in this workshop that the spiritual search is one of results. Building on the themes of Thursday evening's lecture, Mitch’s practical workshop explores methods to pursue meaningful self-development and personal achievement, including thought causation, retrocausality, and techniques from Hermeticism, Gnosticism, and mystical tradition. The power of one's psyche, available always and in all circumstances, is a real factor in determining the nature of one's experiences and most intimate conceptions of oneself. In addition to hands-on practices, Mitch explores barriers and countervailing difficulties experienced in the spiritual search. Taking stock of the natural (and inevitable) complexities of life, this workshop provides a real-world application of hallowed spiritual ideas. Lots of time for exchange and Q&A.
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.
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