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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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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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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.

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great history

a vast store of knowledge and interesting thought. a look at the past to see to the future of paganism

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The best history of paganism in the US

If you are just beginning your path in a pagan tradition or just want to know the history, get this audiobook. This is hands down the best compilation out there today, despite now being 12 years since the last edition. The narrator does a fantastic job of keeping the material interesting and there is so much to learn.

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Very insightful and enlightening!

Loved the book and the narration was entertaining. I learned much I did not know and came away with a new perspective.

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this was a wonderful walk in the history of magick

if you want to know more about Witchcraft and Magick, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better book