Welcome to Margot
April 16, 1946 – July 28, 2014
Margot Adler is the author of Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America, the classic work on contemporary Paganism, Wicca, Goddess and Earth based spirituality. Originally published in 1979, it has gone through many editions, the latest in 2006. She is also the author of Heretic’s Heart, a Journey through Spirit and Revolution, a memoir of the 1960’s and 1970’s -- recently released in Kindle format.
Her latest book, Vampires Are Us: Understanding Our Love Affair with the Immortal Dark Side was published March 1st by Weiser Books. This followed last Fall's Amazon Single, Out For Blood; an examination of why vampires have such traction and popularity in our society, and their connection to issues of power, identity, morality and the fate of the planet.
In her mundane life, she is a correspondent for NPR, based in New York. Her pieces air frequently on All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition.
July 28, 2014, posted on Facebook by Alex Gliedman-Adler:
Old friends, long time fans, today at 4am Margot breathed easily for the first time in two weeks. Later today, at 10:30am she was pronounced deceased.
Her condition had been getting much worse over the weeks and months and the brain radiation (which she had a treatment of scheduled today, tomorrow, and wednesday) was thought to help her double vision, since it was the cause.
Well, Margot and John both won't be seeing double anymore, but they will be seeing each other for the rest of time.
With much love and difficulty do I write this,
Her son, Alex
From webmaster of this site, Jim Freund: I will post a photo gallery and written tributes as time passes, and the shock begins to abate. This is a long-term project, and I welcome any and all contributors. Please send energy to Alex and postable photos to me
c/o jfreund [at] hourwolf.com
Some obituaries and tributes:
NPR: audio • print
Jewish Women's Archive (by Jim Freund)
NY Daily News
WBAI Web site
Suvudu (Random House SF/F)
The Jewish Daily Forward
Deadline | Hollywood
CU News (Boulder, CO -- Conf. on World Affairs)
Patheos (Pagan Channel) Peg Aloi • Jason Mankey • John Halstead
Pagans Tonight Radio (audio)