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Quotes from Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America

Margot Adler ·  672 pages

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“The first time I called myself a 'Witch' was the most magical moment of my life.”
― Margot Adler, quote from Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America


“If you are a woman and dare to look within yourself, you are a Witch. You make your own rules. You are free and beautiful. You”
― Margot Adler, quote from Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America


“Still, his question, “If there is only one model of individuation, can there be true individuality?”
― Margot Adler, quote from Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America


“The world is holy. Nature is holy. The body is holy. Sexuality is holy. The imagination is holy. Divinity is immanent in nature; it is within you as well as without. Most spiritual paths ultimately lead people to the understanding of their own connection to the divine. While human beings are often cut off from experiencing the deep and ever-present connection between themselves and the universe, that connection can often be regained through ceremony and community. The energy you put out into the world comes back.”
― Margot Adler, quote from Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America


“Magic is a convenient word for a whole collection of techniques, all of which involve the mind. In this case, we might conceive of these techniques as including the mobilization of confidence, will, and emotion brought about by the recognition of necessity; the use of imaginative faculties, particularly the ability to visualize, in order to begin to understand how other beings function in nature so we can use this knowledge to achieve necessary ends.”
― Margot Adler, quote from Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America


“Sarah Pomeroy, in her careful study, Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves,”
― Margot Adler, quote from Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America


“We gaze up at the same stars, the sky covers us all, the same universe encompasses us. What does it matter what practical system we adopt in our search for the truth? Not by one avenue only can we arrive at so tremendous a secret. —SYMMACHUS, 384 C.E.”
― Margot Adler, quote from Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America


“They might add that monotheism is a political and psychological ideology as well as a religious one, and that the old economic lesson that one-crop economies generally fare poorly also applies to the spiritual realm.”
― Margot Adler, quote from Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America


About the author

Margot Adler
Born place: in Little Rock, Arkansas, The United States
Born date April 16, 1946
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