Detail from “Collector’s Edition” by Archie Goodwin & Steve Ditko (Creepy #10, 1966)

The Most Revelatory Books I Read While Writing Modern Occultism

There were many greats — these ten stood out

Mitch Horowitz
8 min readSep 2, 2023

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In nearly twenty years as a historian of the occult, I have been touched by many great works. While writing my latest book, Modern Occultism (September 19, 2023)— a history of occult thought from late-antiquity to the present — these ten assumed a special place.

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Mitch Horowitz

"Treats esoteric ideas & movements with an even-handed intellectual studiousness"-Washington Post | PEN Award-winning historian | Censored in China