Mitch Horowitz

Mitch Horowitz is vice-president and editor-in-chief at Tarcher/Penguin, the division of Penguin books dedicated to metaphysical literature. He is the author of Occult America: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation (Bantam), which received the 2010 PEN Oakland/ Josephine Miles Award for literary excellence. At Tarcher/Penguin, Horowitz has published writers and artists including David Lynch, Jacob Needleman, Whitley Strieber, Jacques Vallee, and Goddard’s Paul Selig. He has written on alternative spiritual topics for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, The Huffington Post,, and BoingBoing, and has appeared on CBS Sunday Morning, Dateline NBC, The History Channel, and NPR’s All Things Considered, among other national media. Horowitz is currently writing a history of the positive-thinking movement, forthcoming from Crown. He and his wife raise two young sons in New York City. Visit him online at:

Important Announcement

The Board of Directors for Goddard College have made the difficult decision to close the college at the end of the 2024 Spring term.  


Current Goddard students will have the opportunity to complete their degrees at the same tuition rate through a teach-out with like-minded institution, Prescott College. Updates and scholarship funds will be available in the coming weeks and months. Information will be posted to

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