The Seeker's Guide to The Initiates of the Flame with Mitch Horowitz
November 15th-December 20th
(three video lectures, one live 90-minute online session, and weekly supplemental materials and online discussion)
About the course:
In this four-part video course, we explore the background, meaning, and hands-on relevance of Manly P. Hall’s first book, The Initiates of the Flame, written in 1922. Presented by PEN Award-winning historian and widely known voice of esoteric ideas, Mitch Horowitz, this distance-learning opportunity explores the esoteric ideas in Hall’s classic text and updates them into practices and methods that are of special use to the individual seeker today. Includes supplemental readings and message-board dialogues with Mitch and other students.
About the instructor:
Mitch Horowitz is a writer-in-residence at the New York Public Library, lecturer-in-residence at PRS, and the PEN Award-winning author of books including Occult America; One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life; and The Miracle Club: How Thoughts Become Reality. Mitch has written on everything from the war on witches to the secret life of Ronald Reagan for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Salon, Time, Politico, and a wide range of zines and occult journals. 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.” He is making a feature film on the occult book The Kybalion, shot on location in Egypt. Mitch narrates many audio books, including Alcoholics Anonymous. He received the 2019 Walden Award for Interfaith/Intercultural Understanding. The Chinese government has censored his work.