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9/23/09: Occult America

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By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, Utah – It's been a week since Dan Brown published his latest novel and it's already sold more than 2 million copies. It's called The Lost Symbol and it draws heavily on the imagery of Freemasonry. The writer Mitch Horowitz says Americans have been fascinated by the occult since our nation's inception, and that the 19th century movements of Masonry, Spiritualism and Transcendentalism helped shape the American character. Horowitz joins Doug Wednesday to talk about it - and about his new book "Occult America."

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