Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America by Margot Adler

Review of Drawing Down the Moon

Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America by Margot Adler is not what I expected it to be. After reading several books about Witchcraft and Books of Shadows, I expected this book to be the same. Instead I found myself reading a much denser book. This book talks about several different kinds of Witchcraft, though Wicca is a main theme. It does mention the Rede, but that is not the central theme of the book. I found this book to be quite difficult to get through, but I think that is due to how I had originally approached it. I greatly enjoyed the book and hope to purchase it one day. This book has inspired me to look into several branches of Witchcraft.

I read the 2006 edition of this book which was updated to reflect more modern times than the original 1979 edition. Overall I would recommend this book to anyone interested in a deeper study of Witchcraft. However, I would recommend readers not approach this book flippantly, but as a more advanced read. I would also recommend purchasing this book as it can be a useful reference later on.

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About Samantha C. Fischer

Samantha C. Fischer lives in Virginia with her daughter. She spends her days working a ‘real job’ and her nights and weekends trying to juggle spending time with family, reading, and writing book reviews. Her interests and passions include all things pagan, any book with a good story line that draws you in, and nature. Samantha graduated from American Public University with a Bachelor’s in English.
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