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Drawing Down the Moon

Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America
Narrated by: Pam Ward
Length: 20 hrs and 48 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Almost 40 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 revised edition, Adler takes a fascinating and honest look at the religious experiences, beliefs, and lifestyles of modern America's Pagan groups.

©1986 Margot Adler (P)2018 Tantor

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So Very Impressed

The narrararor was perfect! she drew me in even in the parts that seemed hard to get through. I don't think I could have read this book by myself but listening yo the 20 plus hours made it quite a learning experience!

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Very informative, very dense!

I hope that someone takes up Adler's role after her passing to continue to provide updated, thorough information.

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Reference book?

This seemed to be a reference book to read more books. Much of the book seemed opinion based.

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Amazing

This was very informative and helped to clarify some aspects of the pagan movement. I will be purchasing this book for my physical collection!

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Addictive and eye opening!

I have struggled most of my life to put into words what I believe, and how to understand who and what I am. This book has opened my eyes to those mysteries I have long been searching for.

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Excellent and informative

Very much enjoyed. Great overview, learned much about a wide variety of different Pagan perspectives which was extremely helpful as a fairly new Pagan myself. Loved the narrator, she just made everything sound even more intelligent but engaging. Interesting to see the twists and turns in the recent history of Paganism.

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Overview of a broad movement

I've learned so much from this informative read. Far from painting with a broad brush this book acknowledges the variety and specificty of a fascinating movement.

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Great next level read!

If you want to know more about backgrounds of many of the traditions and thoughts of “nature religions” and or witchcraft this is your next step. Very well researched and this was well read in a non annoying voice.

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Loved it!

love love love this book. I ordered a hard copy. Super informational and great food for thought.

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A must read

I struggled through the paperback book for several chapters before downloading the audiobook. I am so glad I did it was a much more enjoyable experience reading this book.