Drawing Down the Moon

Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America
Narrated by: Pam Ward
Length: 20 hrs and 48 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (214 ratings)

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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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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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hard to get through but worth it.

this book should be 9n every m9dern witches book list. difficult but necessary to understand the struggles and misconceptions witches have faced so that we have the freedoms we have now.

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Great book - not so great narrator.

This was one of the first books I read on Wicca and is, in my opinion, one of the best books written on the subject. I truly wish this narrator didn't narrate so many magical books. She often develops a tone of superiority- not sure if it's accidental or not, but it's off putting and distracts from the beauty of the book.

So - if you are studying, definitely get this as a written work. The audio version doesn't do it justice.

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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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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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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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A great book for your spirit journey

New insights and questions form from every word Margot Adler writes and Pam Ward brings it to life.

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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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Reference book?

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

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