Phyllis Curott had graduated from Brown University and was studying law at NYU when her call came from a source long forgotten and utterly unexpected - the Goddess. Her first memoir, Book of Shadows, recounts the story of her discovery of the modern revivals of the nearly destroyed indigenous traditions of old Europe and her training to become a Wiccan Priestess. Jane Magazine honored Curott as One of the Ten Gutsiest Women of the Year for her work as one of the first public advocates in the courts and the media for this once hidden and now rapidly growing spiritual movement, and New York Magazine described her as one of the culture's most intellectually cutting-edge thinkers. She founded the Temple of Ara and is the first Wiccan Trustee of the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions, the world's oldest and largest interfaith organization.
Camera & Interview by Rose Rosenblatt / Editing by Matt Lauterbach / Produced by Rose Rosenblatt