Margot Adler (1946–2014) was an American author, journalist, and Wiccan priestess, although she did not consider herself a witch. In her well-known book Drawing Down the Moon, she traced the history of neopaganism in North America.
I grew up in a fairly atheistic household, perhaps an atheistic, Jewish, Marxist household would be more accurate, and yet, thinking back on it, my mother was a very spiritual person, and going through the books on her shelves, after she died in 1970, I found all these works by Alan Watts and books...
Margot Adler has been a priestess of Wicca for 19 years, and is the author of Drawing Down the Moon. She lectures and gives workshops on the Craft and women’s spirituality throughout the country. In her “parallel” life, she is a correspondent for National Public Radio.
In a culture that does not do death particularly well, we are obsessed with mortality. Margot Adler writes, "Vampires let us play with death and the issue of mortality. They let us ponder what it would mean to be truly long lived.