Twenty-first Century MysticismwithRonnie Pontiac

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Ronnie Pontiac was the personal research assistance for Manly P. Hall at the Philosophical Research Society in Los Angeles. He is coauthor with Tamra Lucid of The Magic of the Orphic Hymns: A New Translation for the Modern Mystic. He is author of American Metaphysical Religion: Esoteric and Mystical Traditions of the New World.

Here he highlights some of the most significant and fascinating characters in 20th century American mysticism.

00:00:00 Introduction

00:02:22 Psychoactive Substances

00:06:09 The invisible college

00:09:35 Artificial intelligence

00:28:56 Overcoming pessimism

00:41:29 Are human machines?

00:50:37 Astrology

01:04:13 Individual choices

01:06:37 Conclusion

(Recorded on August 23, 2023)

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Published on December 11, 2023


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