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Mitch Horowitz

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 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. 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 are raising two sons in New York City. He is a regular presenter at A.R.E. Conferences in Virginia Beach. His website is

Posts by Mitch Horowitz:

Edgar Cayce Readings
April 18, 2016

Edgar had long dreamed of establishing a hospital based on his channeled health readings. But in February of that year, the mystic’s Virginia Beach hospital and research center ran out of operating mo…

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Book Reviews
July 02, 2015

I spent four days in a small recording booth narrating the full text of Sugrue’s 1942 book, along with my new introduction. There Is a River was the only biography of Edgar published during his lifeti…

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