Author Archives: Annika Mongan

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.

No More Blogging Here

I started my writing here on this website, but have since begun writing for PaganSquare.com and Patheos.com and will no longer be blogging on this website. Cross and Pentacle on PaganSquare.com as well as Born Again Witch on Patheos.com Visit … Continue reading

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Are Brigid and Jesus the same?

Originally posted on Cross and Pentacle at http://www.witchesandpagans.com At my first Brigid ritual I had an experience that was so unexpected and life changing that I fell silent. I didn’t speak about it to my friends and I didn’t write … Continue reading

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Banishing a vampire

Originally posted on Cross and Pentacle at http://www.witchesandpagans.com We had to banish a vampire from our community. She came last year and was charming and likeable. She was allergic to garlic and once she moved in, we couldn’t cook with … Continue reading

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Why don’t I have a magical name?

Originally posted on Cross and Pentacle at http://www.witchesandpagans.com Another year gone. So much broke last year. My last-ditch effort to save my business proved futile. Communication with a friend broke so badly that I hired a mediator. My community nearly … Continue reading

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Staying awake – because of Ferguson

Originally posted on Cross and Pentacle at http://www.witchesandpagans.com Helicopters roaring overhead. Spotlights sweeping over me. Sirens. Bullhorns. Angry chanting. Drums. Fireworks. A trash can on fire. Lines of cops in riot gear. Suddenly the crowd turns and I am in … Continue reading

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Her name was Sheena Renee Adams

Originally posted on Cross and Pentacle at http://www.witchesandpagans.com I will never forget the moment I saw Sheena for the first time. We had known each other for years. We had spent time together, but I had never actually seen Sheena. … Continue reading

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The Mark Driscoll I remember

In 1998 I came to Seattle as an international au pair, but things started to go wrong as soon as I arrived. My host family forgot I was coming and never paid me. I suddenly found myself out of money … Continue reading

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