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In case there was any question, the Pagan Society stands with Black Lives Matter. Power to the people, we are the demos, and the voices of the suffering will no longer be downtrodden.

Imbolc 2020

Hi Folks, just a reminder that we are updating old posts, unarchiving them and changing the metadata. We’re trying to preserve our digital history while providing transparency, which has always been our practice. Please just delete the emails sent to your inbox about “new posts” from years ago (2009-2018). We appreciate your patience in this update, but we had about 450 posts and are down to 200, and each update sends an email.

TPS Members met in Big Cottonwood Canyon on Saturday, February 2, 2019 to honor the return of the light. Known as Candlemass to the Catholics, This sacred holiday honors the coming light and spring and is ruled over by Brigid in the Celtic pantheon.
The fires were lit, poetry read, and music played. A meditation to Brigid was performed under the music of “Imbolc” by Lisa Thiel on her album Circle of the Seasons. Offerings included wine and chocolate biscotti.

Imbolc 2019, Spencer A., Ledgemere Picnic Area, Saturday, February 2, 2019, Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT

Imbolc 2019, Woman Between the Wolves, Ledgemere Picnic Area, Saturday, February 2, 2019, Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT

Imbolc 2019, Spence A. (l) and Woman Between the Wolves reading the 1,001 names of the Goddess, Ledgemere Picnic Area, Saturday, February 2, 2019, Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT

Imbolc 2019, Altar with Triple Brigid, Ledgemere Picnic Area, Saturday, February 2, 2019, Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT

Imbolc 2019

TPS Celebrate the arrival of Yule and its King, the Oak Lord, in Big Cottonwood Canyon Saturday, December 22, 2018. Digging out the snow, the fires were lit and the Lord honored with wine and cakes. The Holly King gave up his seat, and the God was born again of the Goddess after his death at Samhain.

Yule 2018, Bradley B. lighting fire, Ledgemere Picnic Area, Saturday, December 22, 2018, Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT

Yule 2018, Yule fire, Ledgemere Picnic Area, Saturday, December 22, 2018, Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT

Yule 2018, Altar with Kwan Yin and Cernunnos, Ledgemere Picnic Area, Saturday, December 22, 2018, Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT

Yule 2018

As groups evolve and change, so to do the needs of its members. The starting in 2019 the Salt Lake Pagan Society will move beyond domestic geography to be just “The Pagan Society”, inclusive of people around the world. We are updating names for better privacy on all our old blog posts from the archives. It will take some time to shift the administrative paperwork to a new name, but we will be victorious!

Welcome to year 10 of the Society!

SLPS is currently updating it’s website. For those subscribers, please disregard the emails about “new posts” as we are updating some old ones. They have always been here, just we are making select updates.

SLPS members met in Big Cottonwood Canyon Saturday, October 27, 2018 to honored the blessed kindred. Candles were lit next to a sacred fire. With snow on the ground already, some shoveling of the pit was required, but the logs burned true. The waning life for winter could be felt, as crisp as the chill in the hair and the frost on the ground.
Some poetry and music warmed the spirit as the fire did the body. Sacred Pomegranate wine was shared between attendees before hailing and farewells.


Samhain 2018, altar with Arianrhod and Veles, Ledgemere Picnic Area, Saturday, September 22, 2018, Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT

Samhain 2018, altar looking up the mountain,
Ledgemere Picnic Area, Saturday, September 22, 2018, Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT

Samhain 2018, ritual fire,
Ledgemere Picnic Area, Saturday, September 22, 2018, Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT

As one of the long time clients, the University of Utah booked SLPS for their fall Crimson Nights events, run by the Union Programming Council (UPC) in the Student Union Building. This has been an annual/semi-annual event for SLPS for a number of years, and we are always happy to return and give free readings to students during the party. SLPS gives a discounted hourly rate, but the non stop lines and benefits from helping students is well worth the hours on a Friday night. Muad’Dib reading many hands from 7-1am.

Crimson Nights Fall 2018, Muad’Dib doing free palm readings, University of Utah Student Union Collegiate Room, Friday, October 19, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT

The members of SLPS met on Saturday, September 22, 2018 to honor the gods and accept the coming dark times of Mabon. The Fall Equinox brings in the spirit of the retreat, the inward lookings of the hermit figure, set for the six months between September 21st and March 21st, the Spring Equinox.
Offerings were given-seasonal fruits adorned the altar. Allegiances pledged while asking for guidance during this waning time. Kali Ma and Cernunnos were present to guide the attendees and give advice for the coming months.

Mabon 2018, altar, Saturday, September 22, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2018, altar with Kali and Cernunnos, Saturday, September 22, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2018

SLPS attended the 17th Annual Salt Lake City Pagan Pride Day on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Liberty Park. The theme was “One Forest, Many Paths.” The day was hot, but breezes kept blowing in to cool the vendors down. The setup began at 6am with festival leader Debra Hurst going in and staking zones. Vendors were set up by the opening, 9am, and all the traffic rolled through. Muad’Dib opened the event with a sunrise ritual to Perun, Slavic deity of the sun, asking for a blessed day and to open the heart and pocketbooks of the attendees.
SLPS did $10 tarot and palm readings, and did about 15 in total. Not bad for an event full of psychics and fellow readers. SLPS was tented next to the Blue Antler of Tooele-a Pagan shop out that way. A few local shops, like Elemental Inspirations of Sugar House and the Rusty Skull were there as well.
A couple local groups also attended. The festival even had the return of long time community members who had previously been excluded or felt they couldn’t attend due to community politics/wars of the past.
Mr. Hooper, A rapper from Sacramento, California drove in to give a few hours of music in the afternoon. The closing rite was performed by local druid Kay M. who led everyone in the calling of the Great Irish Queen, the Morrigan.
Vendors left tired, but happy. Overall, a great day for all who attended. Each year the festival improves in small measure, but grows and shows the vitality of the Pagan community.

17th Annual Salt Lake City Pagan Pride Day, attendees at opening morning ritual, Liberty Park, Saturday, August 18, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT

17th Annual Salt Lake City Pagan Pride Day, morning ritual altar to Slavic Perun, Liberty Park, Saturday, August 18, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT

17th Annual Salt Lake City Pagan Pride Day, SLPS booth with Woman Between the Wolves, Liberty Park, Saturday, August 18, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT

17th Annual Salt Lake City Pagan Pride Day, vendor booths looking west, Liberty Park, Saturday, August 18, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT

17th Annual Salt Lake City Pagan Pride Day, entertainment booth with a mermaid performing, Liberty Park, Saturday, August 18, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT

17th Annual Salt Lake City Pagan Pride Day, vendor booths looking east, Liberty Park, Saturday, August 18, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT

17th Annual Salt Lake City Pagan Pride Day, vendor booths on south side looking west, Liberty Park, Saturday, August 18, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT

17th Annual Salt Lake City Pagan Pride Day, vendor booths on west side looking south, Liberty Park, Saturday, August 18, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT

17th Annual Salt Lake City Pagan Pride Day, Rusty Skull vendor, Liberty Park, Saturday, August 18, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT

17th Annual Salt Lake City Pagan Pride Day, Muad’Dib, Liberty Park, Saturday, August 18, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT

17th Annual Salt Lake City Pagan Pride Day, Kay M. leading closing druid rite to the Morrigan, Liberty Park, Saturday, August 18, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT

SLPS Will be at the 17th Annual Salt Lake City Pagan Pride Day at Liberty Park, 9-5pm

SLPS Celebrated a wonderful Lughnasadh on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Members gathered to give thanks to the God Lugh of the Celtic pantheon and to acknowledge blessings received over the last year. Cock biscuits made an appearance, and all the members took a bite of the golden cock.


Lughnasadh 2018, altar, August 4, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT
Lughnasadh 2018, Bradley B. and Shy Fox feasting, Saturday, August 4, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT
Lughnasadh 2018, Spencer A. and Bradley B. drinks and discussion, Saturday, August 4, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT