Popular witchcraft book.
In the 60’s Margot Adler was a social activist, druggie, and political radical. In the 80’s onward, she was an outspoken occultist and national proponent of witchcraft. She was herself a witch in the Gardner mode, and an “elder” in the Covenant of the Goddess. [See my book Larson’s Book of World Religions for an analysis of her mentor, British witch Gerald Gardner. To order CLICK HERE.] Her book, Drawing Down the Moon, first published in 1979 was reissued in 2006. It was a call for a return to pagan practices. The blurb from her publisher glowingly describes the book (which I’ve read) as providing “inspiration in ancient deities” [read that DEMONS]. Her father was a Jewish psychotherapist and collaborated with Freud. She died July 28, 2014, two days ago, from terminal cancer.
Of course, she had a right to believe anything she wanted, but for three decades she was on the payroll of National Public Radio and hosted a popular radio program. Adler’s salary was in part possible due to a $200 million gift to NPR given by the widow of McDonald’s founder, Ray Kroc. (Think of that the next time you get a Big Mac.) In addition NPR and PBS (Public Broadcasting) get $445 million in taxpayers’ largess every year. NPR says it gets a minimal amount of that. But imagine NPR hiring a Catholic priest or a Protestant Pastor to host a radio show. Unthinkable. The devil has such a grip on our culture, and witchcraft is so widely accepted, that no one blinked at the idea that a witch was on the government’s payroll (whatever the amount doesn’t matter) at the expense of the public. I take no pleasure in her death, and it’s sad when anyone who obviously doesn’t know the Lord dies. Her life is over, but I pray that the legacy of Uncle Sam’s implicit promotion of witchcraft doesn’t live on.
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