Margot Adler’s classic survey of Neo-Paganism (1979, second edition 2006) is now available in audio format. The reading is crisp and a bit dry – like a radio reporter.
Adler, a National Public Radio reporter, interviewed people from many traditions and tendencies to paint a picture of an emerging Pagan and feminist spirituality. The accounts and interviews are informal and easy to skim.
Originally published on the same date as Starhawk’s Spiral Dance (Samhain 1979), Adler’s book serves as a sort of backstory to groups like Reclaiming, Spark, CAYA, and other millennial communities.