Mitch Horowitz is the editor-in-chief of Tarcher/Penguin in New York and the author of Occult America: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation (Bantam), which has been called “a fascinating book” by Ken Burns and “extraordinary” by Deepak Chopra. A widely known voice for esoteric and occult ideas, Horowitz has written for U.S. News and World Report, Parabola, Esopus, Science of Mind, Fortean Times, the Religion News Service, and the popular weblog BoingBoing. He has discussed alternative spirituality on CBS Sunday Morning, Dateline NBC, The History Channel, The Montel Williams Show, All Things Considered, Coast to Coast AM, and Air America Radio. Horowitz recently has spoken at the Esalen Institute, the New York Open Center, the Philosophical Research Society, and a wide range of growth centers. For more than twelve years at Tarcher/Penguin he has published the work of writers and artists including David Lynch, Daniel Pinchbeck, and Jacob Needleman. He has designed and reissued popular new editions of the works of esoteric scholar Manly P. Hall, including the “reader’s edition” of Hall’s The Secret Teachings of All Ages. Horowitz and his wife raise two young sons in New York City. You can visit him online at www.MitchHorowitz.com and on Facebook.