Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Covenant of the Goddess Says Goodbye to Margot Adler


With a heavy heart, the Covenant of the Goddess says goodbye to long-time member Margot Adler. An NPR journalist, Priestess, friend and mother, Margot was many things to many people. In the Pagan community, she is most known for her landmark book Drawing Down the Moon, which has opened the doors to Wicca for so many seekers over the last 35 years. However, her work did not stop with the publication of that book. Margot was a respected presence and voice at many yearly festivals and events, sharing her wisdom and experience. 

Margot joined CoG in 1985 as the organization expanded from its California roots to the East Coast. For the following nineteen years, she remained a loyal and valued member, attending local and national events whenever possible. Priestess Lady Elestial remembers Margot at Merry Meet 2007 and says, "She was a lovely visitor - intense, intent and a just a nice woman."

During her battle with cancer, Margot remained strong and dedicated to her work. This past February, she was present at the NCLC national meeting at PantheaCon, once again, showing her continued support for CoG. 

2013 CoG Suite at PantheaCon [Photo taken by Greg Harder]
Margot was a beacon of light for those who knew her personally, as well as those that found their spiritual paths through her writing.  She will be remembered and what is remembered, lives free.  In a celebration of life, we invite members and non-members alike to share memories or stories of how Margot and her work touched their lives in the comments