This clip from Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir (p. 158) -- which is about Lakewood, California, not Palestine -- gives a sense of how prominent occult ideas were in that state well before "the '60's." (Note the inclusion on this list of "psychology.")
It is unlawful to tell the future in my city. One of the oldest ordinances in the city code book, adopted when the city incorporated in 1954, lists the illegal practices by which the future may not be foretold.
the unlikely story of how America slipped the surly bonds of earth & came to
believe in signs & portents that would make the middle ages blush
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New Age "Asiatic" thought ... is establishing itself as the
hegemonic ideology of global capitalism. (Zizek)
Sunday, June 18