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Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers,And Other Pagans in America Today Paperback – 27 Mar 1997

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Product details

  • Paperback: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; Enlarged edition edition (27 Mar. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 014019536X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140195361
  • Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 4.1 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,968,690 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Popular demand for this clear-sighted compendium of information about the rebirth of Pagan religion hasn't waned since its initial publication in 1979. Distinguished by the journalism of US National Public Radio columnist Margot Adler, Drawing Down the Moon explains this diverse and burgeoning religion's philosophies and activities while dispelling stereotypes that have long been associated with it. Most people don't realise that "pagan" simply refers to pre-Christian polytheistic nature religions such as the various Native American creeds, Japanese Shinto, Celtic Druidry and Western European Wicca. Originally, the word pagan meant "country dweller" and was a derogatory term in third-century Rome, not unlike calling someone a "hick" today. If you find yourself feeling queasy when you hear the words witch or pagan, a healthy dose of re-education via Drawing Down the Moon could be the cure. --P. Randall Cohan

Synopsis

Explores the current Neopagan movement in the United States through discussions with various groups whose rituals are inspired by ancient deities, visions from science fiction, or witchcraft.


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