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Archive for September 22nd, 2015

Many thanks are given, hail the Good Earth Mother Gaia, Orisha Oko, St. Francis, and all other spirits and deities who gave SLPS the bountiful harvests it has enjoyed. The crops have come in for the 2nd harvest season of Mabon. There is still more on the vines! Mostly left are the tomatoes, tomatillos, green beans, a few peppers and a cabbage head along with the melon or two still in the patch. The corn is picked. So more harvest yet that will take us in to the final season of Samhain, the last great harvest of the year.

As for now, the Society garden has been remarkable bountiful, thanks to not just the blessings of the gods but those who worked to put it in, maintain it, and the land spirits who watched over it at night. We give thanks!

Here are the pics from Lughnasadh to Mabon 2015

Society Garden 2015, collard greens, Saturday, August 22, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, Woman Between the Wolves in watermelon patch, Sunday, August 9, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, Corn stalks are taller than Muad’Dib, Wednesday, August 19, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, Muad’Dib With watermelon, Wednesday, August 19, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, first harvest offerings, Sunday, August 9, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, second harvest, Wednesday, August 19, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, big harvest, Sunday, September 4, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

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SLPS meeting under sacred pine on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 9pm to celebrate the Fall Equinox. The crickets were in unison, the breeze calm as the altar was dedicated and the candles lit. Ganesh and Bast joined the circle of the ancestors and took in the offerings of pears, watermelon, juice and cookies. Mabon being the second harvest, the fruits were pulled from the Society Garden.

The ritual included music by Lisa Thiel, “Mabon” off the album Circle of the Seasons. Spoken word and poetry were performed in honor of the seaons. Bast and Ganesh came down and spoke to the attendees and accepted the food. He will open the way for individuals to succeed in their inner workings. Each person chose a habit to banish in the Mabon fire.

The feast afterwards with the Gods was beef and barely stew with oreo bards for dessert. A bowl was left out for the Gods to enjoy.

Mabon 2015, altar, Monday, September 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2015, altar center, Monday, September 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2015, Muad’Dib calling the spirits, Monday, September 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2015, l to r- Muad’Dib, Piggy, Shy Fox, Monday, September 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2015, Muad’Dib selfie with Ganesh, Monday, September 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2015, Goddess Bast, Monday, September 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2015, altar with candles, Monday, September 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2015, Beef and barley stew for feast, Monday, September 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2015, Oreo bars for dessert, Monday, September 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2015, feast offerings to the Gods with apple juice, Monday, September 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

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