The Celtic Witan Church is based on its first congregation, MoonDance Coven, which has been in continuous operation and providing services for the Pagan community of the Greater Los Angeles area since the mid-80’s. In 1984 MoonDance was begun by a group of midwives to perform a fertility ritual for one of the founding members. Realizing that the ritual empowered them and fulfilled a spiritual presence in their lives the group arranged to meet, with first rituals being Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice and then regularly since August of 1984. After much hard work the CWC was incorporated in 1992, and the church’s first group, MoonDance met in Canoga Park, California. MoonDance moved to New Mexico in 2005.
Various members of the group have hived, forming other Covens. The first was MoonShadow 1999, second Key to the Moon 2006, fourth MoonSong 2014, and fifth Oak and Ogham Moon 2018.
Within the heart of the Owl we find wisdom, and upon the tangs of the Stag… Ourselves.