Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America [NOOK Book]

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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...
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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101549766
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/3/2006
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 151,473
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

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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  • Posted May 24, 2009

    Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Adler

    Excellent book! A comprehensive history of the Pagan Movement in America. Very engrossing and interesting read. Anyone in this spiritual movement should read this book and as a sole practitioner I no longer felt so quite alone any more.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 30, 2009

    The best NeoPagan book that you will ever read.

    This is a very down-to-Earth book that opened my eyes and broadened by horizons on the general information of NeoPaganism. This is a must-have book for anyone interested in finding out new information.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    Unbiased Look At The Neo-Pagan Movement

    This book comes highly recommended by several religious scholars as well as many pagans within the movement for good reason. Offering perspective from the outsider as well as the insider, Adler provides a fascinating resource for anyone looking for an unbiased and informative look at neo-pagan subculture. Whether you were raised within the pagan community and are looking to expand your understanding of the neo-pagan movement or if you are simply just interested in the scholarly aspects of the neo-pagan subculture, this book is a must read and should be at the top of your list.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2009

    For further Wiccan Study

    Great learning tool

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 7, 2012

    Highly Recommended!

    A wonderful book to have!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2005

    Good Book on History

    This book talks of the history of the different covens and beliefs with many different 'tribes' of Wicca. While not as thought, this book deals with teaching us the many diverse pagans, witches, and wiccans who are out there in the world. There is a lot of useful information and a lot of outdated info as well. Some of the covens/groups are no longer in existence so if you write to any of them please don't be upset if you never hear back from them as they may no longer be around. All in all it is a great book to learn more about Wicca and the many belief systems out there today.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2003

    *The* way to learn what Neopaganism is all about!

    Thorough and informative, Adler brings her skills as a journalist to bear on the Neopagan movement. What is excellent about this book is that it addresses all sorts of different kinds of Paganism, without pushing any one agenda. The Pagan community is 'caveat emptor' -- let the buyer beware. This book lets you know the kind of people out there, and lets you approach Paganism in an informed way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2001

    One of the most incredible Neo-Pagan literary works

    I had originally read this book to help a friend with a religion paper. However I found this book to be incredibly intriguing and helped me to actually realize where my beliefs in spirituality really lie. I recommend this to anyone who want to know anything about Neo-Paganism and Wicca studies, it will help everything become clear and easily understandable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2000

    Still the Foremost Classic of Neo-Paganism

    I first read the 1st edition of Drawing Down the Moon in 1981. It was a home coming that supported me both spiritually and academically. I read the revised addition when it came out in 1986 and was even more delighted by the detailed and excellent research, scholarship, and investigative journalism. To me, this book is still the foremost Classic of Neo-Pagan culture, spirituality, and history. It remains one of my main reference books, and the 1# book I recommend to people who ask me about Neo-paganism.

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