Synopses & Reviews
Now fully revisedthe 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.
Given the lurid connotations Neo-Paganism has acquired... Drawing Down the Moon is a healthy corrective. (The New York Times Book Review)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 475-570) and index.
About the Author
'Margot Adler has been a well-known correspondent with National Public Radio for more than 25 years, where her pieces frequently air on All Things Considered and Morning Edition.'
Table of Contents
Background -- Witches -- Other Neo-pagans -- The material plane.