A Conversation with Ronnie Pontiac on Esoteric and Mystical Traditions

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Thursday, February 16, 7:00 p.m. CT

A Conversation with Ronnie Pontiac on Esoteric and Mystical Traditions 2. 6 23In this interview, author and Quest magazine editor Richard Smoley will speak with esoteric author and scholar Ronnie Pontiac about his findings over many years of research. Together, they will explore Ronnie’s new book American Metaphysical Religion: Esoteric and Mystical Traditions of the New World, in which he presents an in-depth exploration of four centuries of American occult and spiritual history. Richard and Ronnie will discuss many of the topics in the book, including colonial-era alchemists, astrologers, and early spiritual collectives to Edgar Cayce, the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor, and St. Germain on Mount Shasta.

Ronnie Pontiac 1Ronnie Pontiac worked as Manly P. Hall’s research assistant, screener, and designated substitute lecturer for seven years. His book American Metaphysical Religion: Esoteric and Mystical Traditions of the New World will be published by Inner Traditions in January 2023. Pontiac and Lucid's book The Magic of the Orphic Hymns: A New Translation for the Modern Mystic will be published by Inner Traditions in August 2023. Ronnie has produced award-winning documentaries and written for Invisible College Magazine, Newtopia, Metapsychosis, Exterminating Angel Press the MagazineOccult of Personality, and the original Reality Sandwich. Guitarist for the experimental rock band Lucid Nation, he lives in Los Angeles with his wife Tamra Lucid, author of the memoir Making the Ordinary Extraordinary (Inner Traditions, 2021) which tells the story of their friendship with Manly and Marie Hall. 

This program will be streamed live on YouTubeFacebook, and our website on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m. CT.


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