America’s Mystical InheritancewithRonnie Pontiac
May 29, 2023
Here he focuses primarily on the colonial period of American history, emphasizing the influence of 17th century Rosicrucian tradition.
Ronnie Pontiac was the personal research assistance for Manly P. Hall at the Philosophical Research Society in Los Angeles. He is author of American Metaphysical Religion: Esoteric and Mystical Traditions of the New World.
Here he explains why 19th Century America was a fountain of innovative metaphysical traditions, many of lasting influence.
00:01:46 The Civil War
00:16:37 William James
00:25:24 Victoria Woodhull
00:33:19 Religious amalgamation
00:54:22 Madame Blavatsky
01:05:47 Spiritual communes
Edited subtitles for this video are available in Russian, Portuguese, Italian, German, French, and Spanish.
(Recorded on June 13, 2023)
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Published on August 25, 2023
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