drawing down the moon


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drawing down the moon

A term used by some modern witches for the casting of a magic circle.
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In Drawing Down the Moon, Radcliffe Edmonds, one of the foremost experts on magic, religion, and the occult in the ancient world, provides the most comprehensive account of the varieties of phenomena labeled as magic in classical antiquity, says a review on the Princeton University Press website.
In his chapter on drawing down the moon, he provides a vivid exploration of invocation and the subtle nuances in preparation and execution that can take the ritual to its most magisterial heights.
This new Penguin Books edition of "Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America" by Margot Adler is a fully revised and classic study of Neo-Paganism.
Adler is the author of three books, including "Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today," in 1979 and "Vampires Are Us: Understanding Our Love Affair with the Immortal Dark Side," published this year.
In 1986 she heard about an agency Drawing Down the Moon in the heart of London that specialised in finding "thinking" people like-minded souls - and bought it.