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Samhain Through Children's Eyes

Maya and Julian Litauer-Chen have participated in many Reclaiming rituals in San Francisco and the North Bay, including several Spiral Dances. RQ interviewed them following the 2001 Samhain ritual, when they were four-and-a-half years old.

Photo - "John Cody Chanting," by Cynthia Cirile.

RQ: How did you like the Spiral Dance?

J: I liked all of it. I liked that they were singing, and I liked that they sang the songs we have on our tape.

M: I liked the spiral.

RQ: Did you like the altars?

M: Just the Water altar.

J: I liked all the altars. The Water altar was my favorite.

M: Mine, too.

RQ: What else can you tell us about the Spiral Dance?

J: I liked that we drove our car in (into the huge building to unload altar supplies). I liked the little secret place where we put our things (behind the South altar).

M: I was a little scared.

RQ: What was scary to you?

M: The people on stilts.

RQ: What invocations did you like?

M: I liked the Fire and Water invocations.

J: I liked that our mom waved a big blue cloth (as part of the Water invocation). I liked the whole Spiral Dance.

Interview by Ewa

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