Mitch Horowitz is vice-president and editor-in-chief at Tarcher/Penguin, the division of Penguin books
dedicated to metaphysical literature. He is the PEN Award-winning author of Occult America (Bantam)
and One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life. 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 has written the new introduction to the reprint of There
Is a River, the classic biography of the famous psychic Edgar Cayce. The Occult America DVD of his talk
at A.R.E. is available on ARECatalog.com. He frequently discusses spiritual issues in the national media,
including CBS Sunday Morning, Dateline NBC, and NPR’s All Things Considered. He is the host of
ORIGINS, a new web series on the history of superstitions, and he narrates popular audio books
including Alcoholics Anonymous and The Jefferson Bible. He and his wife raise two sons in New York City.
His website is MitchHorowitz.com.