The Victorian era saw a rise in people's interest in spiritualism, theosophy, and secret societies. During the turn of the century people began to practice channeling, clairvoyance, Astrology, and past lives. This was due to the mixture of Eastern and Western spiritualism. This kind of thinking and interest flourished in Los Angles during the 1920s. The city attracted many occults to start their own systems of alternative spirituality. Film stars immersed themselves in the occult as many paid annual fees to astrologers.
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