Vampires Are Us: Understanding Our Love Affair with the Immortal Dark Side

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Weiser Books
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6.02 X 9.1 X 0.67 inches | 0.88 pounds

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About the Author
Margot Adler has been involved with Earthbased spirituality, Wicca, and Paganism since 1972. She is the author of Drawing Down the Moon, the classic study of Paganism and Goddess Spirituality, as well as Heretic's Heart: A Journey Through Spirit and Revolution. In her mundane life, she is a 35year veteran correspondent for NPR whose pieces regularly air on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition. She lives in New York City. Visit her at
"Margot Adler's new book does what I most appreciate in a piece of writing: it makes me look at the world differently. Vampires became a lens to help us examine our attitudes toward sex, death, and how we are sucking the lifeblood out of the earth. She explores her personal fascination and our cultural obsession with vampires with humor, insight, and great emotional honesty. An illuminating and fascinating work!" -Starhawk, author of The Spiral Dance and The Fifth Sacred Thing-- "Reviews"
"Vampires. Why do we care? Between these pages, you will find what is, very simply, the most literate, imaginative and just plain fascinating answer to that question that has ever been written. Reading this was pure pleasure. First rate!" -Whitley Strieber-- "Reviews"
"Insightful and a tool for understanding the drift of human culture over the last two centuries. The evermorphing vampire, powerful and at the same time significantly flawed, invites us to reflect on our own life as we seek control, community, and some sense of selfworth." -J. Gordon Melton, Distinguished Professor of American Religious History, Baylor University-- "Reviews"