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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

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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

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The Wheel has turned and Midsummer is upon us. The Holly King will overtake the Oak King and rule till Yule. The sun will reach its zenith and start its descent.

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Curious about moon magic and the Goddess? Come celebrate her at this open new moon ritual!

As part of the interfaith season and a member of the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable, we will be hosting an open new moon ritual for all those curious. We will be working magic by the moon on the first new moon of 2015. The ritual will be centered around the Greek Goddess Artemis, huntress and goddess of the new moon.

This is a free event and we will have a Q & A after

New Moon Flyer SLPS January 2015

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The members of SLPS gathered to honor the Moon Goddess for the last full moon of the year, the December full moon known as the cold moon. This is the cold moon since its occurs around the longest and coldest nights of the year. Offerings to the goddess included red wine, in semblance of the blood of the members, and chocolate cookies, in semblance of their bodies, walking the path of the Goddess. Each month brings the opportunity to evaluate the goals set at the new moon, and work powerful magical rights and be recharged by the moon’s energy.

Full Moon Ritual, December Cold Moon, Altar, Woman Between the Wolves (r), Saturday, December 6, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

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Full Moon Ritual, December Cold Moon, Woman Between the Wolves, Saturday, December 6, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

Full Moon Ritual, December Cold Moon, Full moon, Saturday, December 6, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

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A few SLPS members gathered by the light of the Sturgeon full moon to plant herbs on Sunday, August 11, 2014. Dill, Thyme and Sorrel, were all sewed to the light of the moon, with chants of the Goddess and magic being woven. The pots were magically empowered with symbols and shapes. We will wait and see what the late summer and fall brings of this planting. Big or little harvest? Only the Goddess will tell.

Full moon herb planting, Piggy (l) and Shy Fox examining seed packets, Sunday, August 11, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

Full moon herb planting, Piggy (l) and Shy Fox examining seeds, Sunday, August 11, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

Full moon herb planting, herb pots, Sunday, August 11, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

Full moon herb planting, herb pots with symbols (Triple Goddess, Pentagram and Horned God), Sunday, August 11, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

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The members of SLPS gathered in Mill Creek Canyon on Sunday, August 11, 2014 for some magical ingredient gathering. This year the harvest brought in lots of sage, mountain dirt, sagebrush wood, oak wood, and Jerusalem sunflowers and shale. At the middle and ends of summer, SLPS makes a trip to get the bulk supplies to for the apothecary and personal use for the next year. Offerings were left in thanks and gratitude for the items gathered. Even a small brown praying mantis was spotted, gracing those present with its beauty and blessing.

Magical ingredient gathering, Shy Fox, Sunday, August 11, 2014, Mill Creek Canyon, UT

Magical ingredient gathering, Muad’Dib harvesting sage, Sunday, August 11, 2014, Mill Creek Canyon, UT

Magical ingredient gathering, Sunday, August 11, 2014, Mill Creek Canyon, UT

Magical ingredient gathering, brown praying mantis, Sunday, August 11, 2014, Mill Creek Canyon, UT

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A few members of SLPS gathered to honor the sturgeon full moon on Saturday, August 10, 2014. This is the moon and time when sturgeon are easiest to catch. Workings included petitions to the Goddess for blessings and to Kali. Curry egg salad sandwiches were accepted as the cakes and apple juice as the ale.

Full Moon Ritual, Sturgeon Moon, Altar, Saturday, August 10, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

Full Moon Ritual, Sturgeon Moon, altar center, Saturday, August 10, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

Full Moon Ritual, Sturgeon Moon, Moon rise, Saturday, August 10, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

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Thanks to everyone who came and participated in the Imbolc ceremony on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Dancing Cranes Imports at 6pm. SLPS helped kick off the 2014 Interfaith Month with Imbolc. Lakshmi stood in since Brigid arrived late. The table was decorated with a handmade table cloth by Woman Between the Wolves in the late winter seasonal design. Flowers, cookies, sparkling apple cider, candles and more all decorated the altar. Since the ritual was squeezed into the small time space of an hour, some creative editing was necessary.

After reading Imbolc poetry, there was singing and dancing, cleansing and blessing, all before Brigid appeared. She stepped in for a visit through one of the mediums and gave spiritual advice to everyone through the tarot. Afterwards, everyone came forward to received blessings from her through sacred fire.

The energy was sent out into the universe at the close and the rest was returned to the living Earth.

Imbolc 2014 Altar with Lakshmi stand in for Brigid Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Dancing Cranes Imports, Salt Lake City, UT

Imbolc 2014 Altar close up with Lakshmi stand in for Brigid Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Dancing Cranes Imports, Salt Lake City, UT

Imbolc 2014 circle with Cathy Saremi (3rd from left), Al Colson (4th), Woman Between the Wolves (6th), Cheyanne Opheikens (8th) Colby Vaifoou (9th), Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Dancing Cranes Imports, Salt Lake City, UT

Imbolc 2014 circle r to l Shy Fox (right), Mike Boyce (4th from right), Lyn Sawyer (5th), Adam Applegate (6th) Colby Vaifoou (7th) and Cheyanne Opheikens (8th), Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Dancing Cranes Imports, Salt Lake City, UT

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Saturday, September 21, 2013 brought the Fall Equinox known and Alban Elued or Mabon. After a bit of an unorthodox start, the ritual got rolling at 10pm (instead of the usual 6). ┬áThe ritual kicked off with the usual cleansing and spheres of protection. President Muad’Dib performed the druid opening rites and led everyone into the celebration of light and dark. The Hermit came knocking to the temple doors ┬áholding the light of life. He spoke to everyone, announcing himself as the guide of souls before passing his lantern to Ra who said his goodbyes from the light time of year and finally onto Cernunnos who takes over at this time. Cernunnos spoke of his support and love for each person, how they should not be afraid to push forward into the dark times and look into the soul. He blessed everyone and promised to walk the journey with them.

Mabon magic was worked with everyone burning away a problem in their lives in the Cauldron Awen. Esus danced in the circle as part of the druid rite of Alban Elued performed by president Muad’Dib. Ganesh stopped by as part of the Chaturthi celebrations to have a piece of pie and hear the Mabon poetry read, and with that, the ritual closed till next fall and the feasting of ribs and pickled mushrooms began. A heathen symbol performed with the traditional drinking horned being passed as cheers to the deities went up into the air late into the night.

Mabon 2013 l to r-Woman Between the Wolves, Lunar Oak Spirit, Piggy, and Monty Hansen, Saturday, September 21, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2013, Main altar, Saturday, September 21, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2013, Main altar center with Mabon Painting by Kurt Shoopman, Saturday, September 21, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2013, God side of altar, Saturday, September 21, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2013, Goddess side of altar, Saturday, September 21, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2013, Lunar Oak Spirit, Saturday, September 21, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2013, Muad’Dib, Saturday, September 21, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2013 l to r-Woman Between the Wolves, Lunar Oak Spirit as Ra (with lantern), and Piggy, Saturday, September 21, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2013, Feast l to r- Lunar Oak Spirit, Piggy, Iyata Bond, and Monty Hansen, Saturday, September 21, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2013 Feast, Muad’Dib with drinking horn, Saturday, September 21, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

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What a fun day out after Sunday morning tea! A few SLPS members headed to Big Cottonwood Canyon to gather magical plants and items on Sunday, September 15, 2013. River rocks, white sage, wild rose and granite were on the list and after several hours of hunting and gathering, they were successful! Each September brings the opportunity to gather the last of the summer plants and the pre-fall blooms. With the river being almost too cold to wade through, any time post Mabon is just too cold!

Magical Ingredient Gathering, Chakra yoga mat and steps to the Big Cottonwood Creek, Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT, Sunday, September 15, 2013

Magical Ingredient Gathering, Big Cottonwood Creek, Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT, Sunday, September 15, 2013

Magical Ingredient Gathering, Piggy in the Big Cottonwood Creek, Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT, Sunday, September 15, 2013

Magical Ingredient Gathering, Piggy (l) and Iyata Bond gathering sage, Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT, Sunday, September 15, 2013

Magical Ingredient Gathering, white sage, Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT, Sunday, September 15, 2013

Magical Ingredient Gathering, Iyata Bond with wild rose bush, Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT, Sunday, September 15, 2013

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