Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-worshippers, and Other Pagans in America

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Penguin Books, 2006 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 646 pages
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Now fully revised-the classic study of Neo-Paganism

Almost thirty years since its original publication, Drawing Down the Moon continues to be the only detailed history of the burgeoning but still widely misunderstood Neo- Pagan subculture. Margot Adler attended ritual gatherings and interviewed a diverse, colorful gallery of people across the United States, people who find inspiration in ancient deities, nature, myth, even science fiction. In this new edition featuring an updated resource guide of newsletters, journals, books, groups, and festivals, Margot Adler takes a fascinating and honest look at the religious experiences, beliefs, and lifestyles of modern America's Pagan groups.

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Review: Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America

User Review  - Sebastian Weitzeil - Goodreads

This one took me a while to get through. Mainly because my copy is badly edited, another being I'm not really feeling the writing style. BUT, if you can get through it, there is some really ... Read full review

Review: Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America

User Review  - Julie Sondra Decker - Goodreads

Adler's book on the Earth religions of the past and the present is one of the most commonly recommended books for anyone on a Goddess path or Pagan path, even though it was written decades ago and ... Read full review

Contents

A Religion Without Converts
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The Pagan World View
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Witches
33
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Margot Adler has been a radio producer and journalist since 1968, pioneering live, free-form talk shows on religion, politics, women's issues, and ecology. She lectures on the subject of Paganism and Earth-centered traditions and leads workshops on the art of ritual, celebration, and song. She is currently the New York Bureau Chief for National Public Radio as well as a well-known correspondent on NPR's All Things Considered. Her most recent book is Heretic's Heart: A Journey Through Spirit and Revolution.

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