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My Occult Identity Crisis

Last month, Emily Temple of Flavorwire published An Essential Occult Reading List:

“People have been obsessed with the occult for centuries, and it never seems to lose any of its charm. After all, the word comes from the Latin word for secret, and I’ve never met anyone who isn’t interested in secrets.”  

I’ve been compiling my own occult reading list for exactly those reasons: My family has a secret, and I’m interested. (Rumor has it that my great-grandmother belonged to a satanic cult.) But each new book brings new pangs of apprehension.

Will someone mistake me for a devil worshiper? What will the librarian think when she checks out my pentagram-covered interlibrary loans along with my kid’s Lego City Readers?