Now fully revised - the classic study of Neo-Paganism originally published in 1979. Over 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, colourful gallery of people, 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 Pagan groups.
Margot Adler was a radio producer and journalist, pioneering live, free-form talk shows on religion, politics, women's issues and ecology. She lectured on the subject of Paganism and Earth-centred traditions and lead workshops on the art of ritual, celebration and song. She died in July 2014.