Drawing Down the Moon

Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today

Paperback, 595 pages

English language

Published Feb. 24, 1986 by Beacon Press.


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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 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 America's Pagan groups.

5 editions


  • Cults -- United States.
  • Witchcraft -- United States.
  • Women and religion.