Spiral Dance and Samhain

No sooner had I created this blog than I was bombarded with new thoughts and endless ideas to write about. In paganism we have just entered a new year that started with the festival of Samhain, or Halloween. The old year passed, and the veil between the worlds grew thin, pagans all around the world honored their ancestors and reflected on death, and finally welcomed in the turning of a new year. 

For the first time this year I went to a Samhain ritual, not just one, actually, but two. The first was Reclaiming Spiral Dance which was attended by somewhere between 1000 and 1500 people. 

Well, what do you know. The free version of WordPress apparently doesn’t let me save drafts and the election results are in now, so I can’t focus on the blog and have to publish it unfinished…


About Annika Mongan

As a born-again Christian minister I set out to convert Pagans. But through years of traveling and studying I became alienated from fundamentalism and found a new home in Witchcraft. Today I celebrate being born again and again, a lifelong cycle of transformation. A few years ago I founded an intentional Pagan community in California and am now in the process of networking and building an eco village. I love getting out into nature. During rainy seasons I am an avid mushroom hunter, in the summer I enjoy hiking, swimming, camping, and playing music around campfires. When I am not busy doing interfaith work or volunteering for too many events, I spend a lot of time studying and writing about religion. My writing can be found at Cross and Pentacle on www.pagansquare.com and I write as the Born Again Witch on the Pagan channel at www.Patheos.com.
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4 Responses to Spiral Dance and Samhain

  1. CC says:

    Something the free version of LiveJournal has…

    Yay for the yay things and boo for the boo things! (Election results.)

  2. gypsika says:

    Thanks for the tip. I have LiveJournal, too, but I use it more for personal journaling, whereas I want to use WordPress for public content, including discussions.

    I got completely sidetracked by the election results and might just start over on the blog. Thanks for stopping by, though, more and better content coming soon!

    • CC says:

      Oh, it was absolutely not a tip. Just me feeling surprised. 🙂

      Just to be clear, I was referring to iOS apps. I’m testing the WordPress app now and I’m absolutely able to publish posts as drafts. I’m checking the website now and yeah you can’t do it from the “New Post” link. If you head over to the “Site Admin” link, you get a much better “Add New Post” page with the ability to edit the page’s status. 🙂

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