Creepy History: New York City's Occult Past

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Do you ever walk through Grand Central Station and marvel at the beautiful zodiac mural on the ceiling of the Great Hall? Have you noticed all the gargoyles and mythical creatures carved into buildings throughout midtown NYC? Did you know that Manhattan was actually a cultural center of Spiritualism and Occult traditions in the 19th and early 20th century? 

Mitch Horowitz, an American writer on occult and esoteric themes takes you on a brief history of the Occult in New York City in these two short videos. Enjoy!

By Rajmani Sinclair, August 25, 2016