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Harry Potter! Harry Potter! At least that’s what the members of UUPS were singing on Friday, July 15, 2011 at 11:20pm… the premiere of the 8th and final film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows II

Megaplex 12 at the Gateway played host to a large number of Harry Potter fans. The crowed was a mix of muggles and wizarding folk. The movie itself was packed full of action, love, death, tragedy and a great story line.

“It was an amazing film. So well done. I was so sad to see it end. I just need to keep telling myself that there are the stories and that I can retell them to kids and find different was of keeping them alive in the future” Said Amber Hafen.

Many tears were shed after the final scene. Young boys and girls, adults, elderly, UUPS members were all wiping their faces. “I was so sad when it ended. I feel like it’s equal to the space shuttle program… an era in human history is over. I grew up with Harry and his friends since I was 13. Now I know how those who were present when Star Wars first Came out, or Star Trek feel. The ending of a great saga which has greatly impacted human history.  I think Harry has done a great service to the pagan community and how non pagans view the magical community. The HP impact seems to be a positive one.” Said President Muad’Dib.

Most of the members of UUPS and others are trying their best to have a positive outlook like Amber; finding a way to keep the stories alive. Some have even suggested they might write Harry Potter fan fiction novels

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows II Movie Release L to R-Woman Between the Wolves, Amber Hafen and Muad’Dib Gateway Megaplex Theaters, July 15, 2011, Salt Lake City, UT

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Each month brings the opportunity to work powerful magic and spells under the light of Diana. The moon is at full strength and freely gives her energy and light to those who call upon it.

This month those present worked with money, banishing and cleansing objects. President Muad’Dib drew down the moon on  Friday, July 15, 2011 to perform the magic necessary.

“I always feel so good afterwards. I love coming and participating in these rituals. In these, I feel the true spirituality of my practice. I feel the true craft. I see and understand what others have been talking about for centuries when they talked about the Craft and Magic. I can feel the gods and ancestors. I know they’re helping me and creating positive change in my life.” Said Sharon Pellum. (L to R: Kirsten Caron, Ryc and Sharon Pellum, La Farn)

UUPS is looking forward to seeing everyone again next month under the light of the Moon

Full Moon Ritual l to r- Kirsten Coran, Aryssa and Sharon Pellum, Laura Farnsworth, Friday, July 15, 2011 Salt Lake City UT

 

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A few select members of the Pagan Society meet under the beautiful gaze and light of the full moon to give honor and grace to the Moon Goddess on May 17, 2011 at 8pm.

After a few magical workings, personal offerings were given and treats shared among the members. Till next we meet!

Full Moon Ritual Fire Wizard May 17, 2011 Salt Lake City, UT

Full Moon Ritual Fire Wizard May 17, 2011 Salt Lake City, UT

Full Moon Ritual Sharon (l) and Aryssa Pellum May 17, 2011 Salt Lake City, UT

Full Moon Ritual Sharon (l) and Aryssa Pellum May 17, 2011 Salt Lake City, UT

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Thanks to everyone to attended this year’s Earth and Arbor Day ritual and gratitude ceremony.  This past Friday, April 29, 2011 at 4pm, members of UUPS met at President Muad’Dib’s House to perform a gratitude ceremony and druid tree blessings as part of honoring Gaia and giving thanks for all they have received. Member Sarah Cochran even brought along her Bast Goddess Statue to give praise to the Egypt Queen and lover of Cats! All deities were welcome. After the ceremony, the members walked outside to bless a newly planted apple tree. President Muad’Dib performed the tree blessing from the Ancient Order of Druids in America tree blessing rite. This invoke Nwyfre, the fire of life to come and attend that place where the tree is, give it strength health and life, and drawing the invoking and evoking rays of light from Awen to merge at the center where the new tree was planted. Blessed Holy Water sealed the blessing and the members went back inside for refreshments.

Earth Day Gratitude Altar to Gaia Muad’Dib, April 29, 2011 Salt Lake City, UT

Earth Day Gratitude Altar to Gaia Sarah Cochran April 29, 2011 Salt Lake City, UT

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A change and evolution. The new moons will now include a drum circle and meditation by smokeless fire! A few members met under the dark shadow of the new moon Monday, April 4, 2011 to celebrate the cycles of Luna and ask guidance for the coming month. Since new moons are about setting goals, the members burned old goals in the fire and set new ones to wax in fruition with the waxing moon. Cookies and juice were the offerings to Luna. Till next we meet!

New moon Ritual April Love (l) and Ashton Longhurst April 4, 2011 Salt Lake City, UT

New moon Ritual Woman Between the Wolves (l) and Shy Fox, Monday, April 4, 2011 Salt Lake City, UT

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President Muad’Dib had the unique opportunity to participate in an Ostara Ritual with our eastern brothers and sister in Rockingham, NC.

President Muad’Dib relates some of his experience, “I had the best time this past spring break. I drove up from Columbia, SC, where my parents live to Rockingham, NC, about a three hour drive up U.S. Hgwy 1 on Monday, March 21, 2011. I got there in time to meet up and drive ten minutes to a smaller town where the healing center was we would be renting for the space. We had an Easter egg hunt, in which I mowed everyone over and won, then we set up the five altars, one for each direction and the main altar, and waited for dark.  It got to be so late we finally had to bring them and do it.

The altars were so beautifully decorated with flowers, eggs and natural items. I was in the north and really loved using a dogwood branch for my wand. It still had the buds on it! I really enjoyed that. We listened as the high priestesses related the story of Ostara to us, then guided us into an egg for path working. We all meet the Green Main in front of an oak tree. We listened to what he had to say before leaving again. These are such great people!  We can learn a lot from the magic of the east!”

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Ostara 2011 J. Mohlere (l) and Muad’Dib, U of U Pagan Society combined Ostara with Spirit of the Evergreens Coven March 21, 2011 Pinehurst NC

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Ostara 2011 l to r Val Mohlere, Laura Redman, J. Mohlere, U of U Pagan Society combined Ostara with Spirit of the Ever Greens Coven March 21, 2011 Pinehurst, NC

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