Margot Adler, an iconic NPR correspondent, Wiccan priestess, pagan activist, died this Monday July 28th from endometrial cancer. She was 68. Rest in peace, Margot.
From the Huffpost:
Born on April 16, 1946, Adler began working with NPR as a general assignment reporter in 1979. She reported on topics ranging from the Ku Klux Klan, to the AIDS epidemic, and the Harry Potter craze. Over the decades she developed her voice as a journalist who covered far reaching corners of American life while maintaining a personal commitment to paganism and nature spirituality.
I’m deeply mourning my dear friend Margot Adler, who died yesterday. She was one of the mothers of the Pagan and Goddess revival, author of Drawing Down the Moon and many other important works. And she was funny, cynical, warm-hearted, passionate, smart, intellectual, curious, engaged and joyful, always up for deep conversations, laughter, political analysis, gossip, wisdom. We had a beautiful healing ritual for her last February at Pantheacon, where Witches and Pagans of multiple traditions came together to show her how deeply she is loved. I know she takes that love with her. May she run joyfully through the Elysian fields with the Greek Goddesses she adored, singing and chanting in her beautiful voice. Margot, we will miss you so much! In love may you return again! (see original Facebook post)