Saturday, October 1, 2011

1. What is a memorable experience during Samhain?

My most memorable experience during Samhain was about 11 years ago. At the time Dh and I had only been married for a few years and we didn't have children yet. Though I'd birth my oldest a year later. We joined up with The Circle of the Blue Moon, which is the coven of our friend High Priestess Linda Tipton. She also runs the metaphysical store called Moonstruck located in Louisville KY. The Samhain celebration wasn't really what was memorable. Though what was is that DH and I did a fertility rite that night and conceived a few months later.

All of us was in the primitive camping area in Shelbyville, KY. That year was very cold for late October in Kentucky. In hindsight, it wasn't smart to go camping with it that cold. There were several drum circles with huge bon fires. Everyone gathered around them and for the most part stayed warm. However as we got closer to the morning hours I tried to go to sleep in our tent. However the ground made our air bed feel like a block of ice even with two comforters.

Lance and I sat by the bon fire for awhile trying to stay warm, but eventually in the early morning hours we gave up the fight and left the campground in hopes of finding a hotel. It took awhile, but eventually we found one.
After returning from that weekend we were asked by co-workers what we had done that weekend. We told them and for years after we were teased about the crazy couple who camps in late October. Needless to say we didn't do that again! We did visit just for the day to celebrate. But no camping in late October for us again!

This post is part of my 31 Days of Samhain

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  1. LOL, I've done that twice. Florida occasionally gets nutty cold snaps at Samhain and one year I slept as close as I could to the bonfire (yep in fire circle after everyone passed out) that I woke up with my blanket covered in ashes. The other time was in Feb and it got below freezing that night, not pleasant camping weather.

  2. Glad I'm not the only one crazy enough to camp in cold weather. lol

  3. Is it weird that I want to? Properly prepared of course! I still would like to be in a tent while it's raining--not blowing or lightning--just when it's raining. As long as the tent truly is waterproof :-) That's cool about yalls fertility rite. Blessings! ~)O(~



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