The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum (Archive Board)
May 18, 2022, 02:43:43 pm *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: This is our Read Only Archive Board (closed to posting July 2011). Join our new vBulletin board!
  Portal   Forum   Help Rules Search Chat (Mux) Articles Login Register   *

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
May 18, 2022, 02:43:43 pm

Login with username, password and session length
The Cauldron's server is expensive and requires monthly payments. Please become a Bronze, Silver or Gold Donor if you can. Donations are needed every month. Without member support, we can't afford the server.
TC Staff
Important Information about this Archive Board
This message board is The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum's SMF Archive Board. It is closed to new memberships and to posting, but there are over 250,000 messages here that you can still search and read -- many full of interesting and useful information. (This board was open from February 2007 through June 2011).

Our new vBulletin discussion board is located at -- if you would like to participate in discussions like those you see here, please visit our new vBulletin message board, register an account and join in our discussions. We hope you will find the information in this message archive useful and will consider joining us on our new board.
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 7   Go Down
  Add bookmark  |  Print  
Author Topic: Other No-No aurthors?  (Read 22898 times)
High Adept Member
Last Login:January 02, 2013, 06:41:55 pm
Germany Germany

Religion: polytheistic witch leaning towards Reclaiming
TCN ID: Waldfrau
Posts: 2903

Blog entries (2)


« Reply #8: December 04, 2007, 09:13:57 am »

Margot Adler, author of Drawing Down the Moon, has quite a few historical fallacies. For instance, she says Wicca has been a religion that can be dated back to neolithic times, back to witch cults of Medieval Europe, when Wicca as we know it came about directly from Gerald Gardner, drawing on other pagan religions. Otherwise, she's not too bad.
I'm just reading it. My first book about Paganism (apart from Tarot books and 101 animal guides). I didn't have the impression that she said that exactly. She tells about Gardner and the Golden Dawn. She might say a lot that some aspects of Wicca like Goddess worship have relations to neolithic times, but I don't find it simplifying. She also informs that Graves 'White Goddess' wasn't meant as a history book. So if she's historically incorrect, I'm not getting where.  Huh
Or are we talking of different editions? There's an updated one from 2006 (Penguin books).

What may be a bit simplifying is when she says things like most Pagans were more open minded and creative than the average culture because monotheism hasn't restricted their minds to only one level of understanding or way to see things.
I'm not saying she's completly wrong, but it's a point you could argue.

I really like the book, it's well written and it has a spark from her personal involvement into Paganism and the eco-movement.

My blog: (English and German entries)

Welcome, Guest!
You will need to register and/or login to participate in our discussions.

Read our Rules and Policies and the Quoting Guidelines.

Help Fund Our Server? Donate to Lyricfox's Cancer Fund?

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 7   Go Up
  Add bookmark  |  Print  
Jump to:  
  Portal   Forum   Help Rules Search Chat (Mux) Articles Login Register   *

* Share this topic...
In a forum
In a site/blog

EU Cookie Notice: This site uses cookies. By using this site you consent to their use.

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines
TinyPortal v0.9.8 © Bloc
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.097 seconds with 38 queries.