Saturday, April 10, 2010

Margot Adler interview - Boulder Daily Camera

Another COG member in the news from the Boulder Daily Camera:

"Reporter and author Margot Adler attended the Conference on World Affairs at the University of Colorado again this year, participating in panel discussions ranging from journalism to youth rebellion to vampires. A supporter of human rights and a practicing Wiccan, Adler has written influential books regarding Paganism in the modern day and has worked with National Public Radio as a journalist for more than 30 years. The Camera caught up with Adler to discuss media, spirituality and the state of youth culture in the United States.

1. What drew you to Wicca?

I was looking for a spiritual view in keeping with the environmental movement and feminism, right around the time of the first Earth Day. I love song, I love ceremony. ... I was looking for something that combined all these things but that you didn't have to give up your intellectual integrity for. It could still be beautiful and metaphoric, and you could still be an agnostic at heart." ...(Cont.)...

Recently on NPR she put out a report the resurgence in interest in vampires and modern vampire stories.
The report is titled - For Love Of Do-Good Vampires: A Bloody Book List.

"...Even here at NPR, if you look at the archives, there have been at least 20 recent stories about vampires. What is it about our society now — the zeitgeist, the spirit of the times — that's making vampires so popular? And why are most of the vampires we are seeing struggling to be moral?" ...(Cont.)...