Drawing Down the Moon

Drawing Down the Moon

Witches, Druids, Goddess-worshippers, and Other Pagans in America

eBook - 2006
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"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. Contrary to stereotype, what Adler discovered was neither cults nor odd sects, but religious groups that are nonauthoritarian in spirit and share the belief that there is no one single path to divinity." "This fully revised edition of Drawing Down the Moon has been expanded to include an updated resource guide of newsletters, journals, books, groups, and festivals."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2006, c1979.
Edition: Rev. and updated ed..
ISBN: 9781101549766
1101549769
9781101549384
1101549386
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 646 p.) : ill.
Contents: I. Background
Paganism and prejudice
A religion without converts
The Pagan world view
II. Witches
The Wiccan revival
The Craft today
Interview with a modern witch
Magic and ritual
Women, feminism, and the Craft
III. Other neo-Pagans
Religions from the past
the Pagan reconstructionists
A religion from the future
the church of all worlds
Religions of paradox and play
Radical Faeries and the growth of men's spirituality
IV. The material plane
Living on the Earth
Epilogue
Appendix I: Scholars, writers, journalists, and the occult
Appendix II: Rituals
Appendix III: Resources.
Summary: "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. Contrary to stereotype, what Adler discovered was neither cults nor odd sects, but religious groups that are nonauthoritarian in spirit and share the belief that there is no one single path to divinity." "This fully revised edition of Drawing Down the Moon has been expanded to include an updated resource guide of newsletters, journals, books, groups, and festivals."--BOOK JACKET.

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