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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

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SLPS had a wonderful time reading tarot and participating in the 2018 Utah Pride Festival. The theme for the event this year was “Get Salty.” The festival was held at the usual City and County Building June 2-3. The Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition kicked off services Thursday, May 31 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. SLPS was in attendance as the one of the Pagan faith representatives.

Many folks came by for readings, all for $10. The Merqueen, formerly of Mermaids of the Great Salt Lake  and her wife marched with SLPS in the parade Sunday, June 3.

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Utah Pride Festival 2018, booth looking north to City and County Building, Saturday, June 2, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2018, booth with Shy Fox, Saturday, June 2, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival Parade 2018, l to r- Willow and Rachel F., and Shy Fox, June 3, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT

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SLPS read for a third year in a row at the 2018 15th Annual SLC International Tattoo Convention Saturday and Sunday March 24-25 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. $10 readings for the tattoo goes and artists. We were placed next to another piercer/reader by the competition area, but all was well, with a total of 30 readings being done.

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15th Annual SLC International Tattoo Convention 2018, booth, Salt Palace Convention Center, Saturday and Sunday March 24-25, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT

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SLPS enjoyed a pleasant, hot day at Liberty Park at the 16th Annual Salt Lake City Pagan Pride Day on Saturday, August 12, 2017. The day was clear, with a bright shining sun. President Muad’Dib opened the festivities with a morning druid ritual to the Celtic sun god Lugh at 10am. Twenty five people gathered, hands were raised, and the drinking horn passed around in offering to open the wallets of customers, promote inclusivity, and all around good Pagan community.

A steady flow of patrons came through the park. SLPS read tarot and palms. It was very hot at points in the afternoon, and the food vendor failed to show, but frozen ice cones cooled those in the park. About twenty five vendors showed from across Utah and Montana. Raven Digitalis was present signing his newly released booked Esoteric Empathy: A Magickal and Metaphysical Guide to Sensitivity. He led the closing right, an alchemical ceremony to Baphomet at 5pm.

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Salt Lake City 16th Annual Pagan Pride Day, open druid ritual to Lugh, Raven Digitalis in brown, Saturday, August 12, 2017, Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT

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Salt Lake City 16th Annual Pagan Pride Day, drinking horn offering, Saturday, August 12, 2017, Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT (Photo by Pam Hennesey)

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Salt Lake City 16th Annual Pagan Pride Day, drinking horn offering with Jennifer Coates, Saturday, August 12, 2017, Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT (Photo by Pam Hennesey)

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Salt Lake City 16th Annual Pagan Pride Day, drinking horn offering with Muad’Dib, Saturday, August 12, 2017, Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT (Photo by Pam Hennesey)

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Salt Lake City 16th Annual Pagan Pride Day, drinking horn offering with Muad’Dib (right), Saturday, August 12, 2017, Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT (Photo by Pam Hennesey)

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Salt Lake City 16th Annual Pagan Pride Day, vendors looking west, Saturday, August 12, 2017, Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT

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Salt Lake City 16th Annual Pagan Pride Day, vendors, looking southwest, Saturday, August 12, 2017, Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT

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Salt Lake City 16th Annual Pagan Pride Day, SLPS Booth looking south with Woman Between the Wolves, Saturday, August 12, 2017, Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT

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Salt Lake City 16th Annual Pagan Pride Day, vendors looking southeast, Saturday, August 12, 2017, Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT

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Salt Lake City 16th Annual Pagan Pride Day, open ritual area looking southwest, Saturday, August 12, 2017, Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT

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Salt Lake City 16th Annual Pagan Pride Day, Raven Digitalis signing books, Saturday, August 12, 2017, Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT

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Salt Lake City 16th Annual Pagan Pride Day, Raven Digitalis and Muad’Dib, Saturday, August 12, 2017, Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT

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Salt Lake City 16th Annual Pagan Pride Day, people in the SLPS booth, Saturday, August 12, 2017, Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT

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Salt Lake City 16th Annual Pagan Pride Day, closing ritual to Baphomet, Raven Digitalis center brown, Saturday, August 12, 2017, Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT

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Salt Lake City 16th Annual Pagan Pride Day, Raven Digitalis leading closing ritual to Baphomet, Saturday, August 12, 2017, Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT

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The 41st Annual Utah Pride Festival took place over the weekend of June 3-5, 2016. The Festival opened with prayer at the Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition Interfaith Service on Thursday, June 2 at First Baptist Church. Pride this year included the usual music, vendors, food, rallies, and parade.

SLPS has been participating with a booth at Pride since 2011. The first tarot readings were in 2012, which were free. In 2014, SLPS started charging $5 and uped it to $10 in 2015. This year’s booth was highly successful, bringing in a good income from the society as the annual fundraiser that sets the budget. Over 100 readings were done, many of which were palm readings.

Many companies and organizations participated, including Discover, Netflix, Vegan Leather Boundary, Utah Gay Rodeo Association, the City Library, and the Animal Shelter. Some great and diverse food vendors came including funnel cakes, pizza, Greek, Jamaican, Skewered Thai, Poutine Fries, and Sweet Roasted Corn.

Sunday was the busy day. SLPS marched in the parade with the interfaith in front of the rainbow flag. President Muad’Dib was asked to bless the flag this year, uttering the following prayer “Father Sky, Firm Earth, let this rainbow shine and open people’s pockets deep and fill her up! So mote it be!” Money thrown into the flag goes to the Utah Pride Center.

Tens of thousands people lined up on 200 S. to watch the parade. The route was reversed this year, with the floats, all 153 entries lining up along 200 W and the Salt Palace and ending at 400 E. A dozen or so protesters were seen, but they were in the minority.

The trees around the city and county building were certainly happy about the festival. President Muad’Dib was walking by an old sycamore when he felt how happy the tree was for the people. “The tree was smiling and looking around, just so happy to be giving its shade to people in the hot sun. It seemed they are lonely there, as its a government building, and they just want to connect with the people around them and provide for them. I think it’s nice then that the area is used for festivals so that the trees feel like they are being useful, giving of their resources like shade and comfort.”

Sunday was the very busy, with the festival squeezed to the brim! The Pride Center reported over 50,000 people attended the festival and 50,000 attended the parade over the weekend!

Utah Pride Festival 2016, History Zone, Salt Lake City Public Library, Wednesday, June 1, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Festival 2016, History Zone-Utah Pride, Salt Lake City Public Library, Wednesday, June 1, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Festival 2016, History Zone, Utah Pride History poster created by Muad’Dib, Salt Lake City Public Library, Wednesday, June 1, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Festival 2016, l to r- Woman Between the Wolves, Stesha Bowden, Shy Fox, Saturday, June 4, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Festival 2016, l to r- Woman Between the Wolves, Stesha Bowden, and Shy Fox, Saturday, June 4, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Festival 2016, clients, Saturday, June 4, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Festival 2016, night at Tryangles, Saturday, June 4, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Festival 2016-Parade along 200 S. and 200 W. looking east, Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Festival 2016-Parade, Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Festival 2016-Parade, Muad’Dib and Shy Fox lined up, Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Festival 2016-Parade, Chuvaruh B’Yachad Reconstructionist Jews of Salt Lake, Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Festival 2016-Parade, Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Festival 2016-Parade, flag, Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Festival 2016-Parade, Rainbow Wizard Muad’Dib, Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Festival 2016-Parade, attendees along 200 S., Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Festival 2016-Parade, protesters along 200 S., Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Festival 2016-Parade, in the parade along 200 S., Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Festival 2016, booths looking west, Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Festival 2016, booths looking north, Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Festival 2016, booths looking east, Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Festival 2016, food vendors, Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Festival 2016, The Big Burger food vendor, Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Festival 2016, Skewered Thai food vendor, Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Festival 2016, Sweet Roasted Corn food vendor, Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Festival 2016, Funnel Cake food vendor, Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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SLPS attended the World Horror Convention 2016 at the Provo Marriott Hotel. It was held April 28-May 1, 2016. Muad’Dib went down to read horror tarot readings in the dealer room and participate on various panels. “It was slow, but a good convention. People from out of state and Canada.” said President Muad’Dib.

Many authors like Paul Genesse, David Farland, David J. West, and Kevin J. Anderson and others were there doing panels and selling their books. With the panels, there were gaming times, short films, an art show, and other activities. Some of the vendors included Gypsy Moon Emporium of Salt Lake, the League of Utah Writers, Zombie Nation, Pioneer Books of Provo, and Barnes and Noble.

World Horror Convention, attendees checking in, Thursday, Apirl 28, 2016, Marriott Hotel, Provo, UT

World Horror Convention, tshirts, Thursday, April 28, 2016, Marriott Hotel, Provo, UT

World Horror Convention, signs for rooms, Thursday, April 28, 2016, Marriott Hotel, Provo, UT

World Horror Convention, vendors, Thursday, April 28, 2016, Marriott Hotel, Provo, UT

World Horror Convention, vendors, Friday, April 29, 2016, Provo Marriott, Provo, UT

World Horror Convention, vendors, Friday, April 29, 2016, Provo Marriott, Provo UT

World Horror Convention, Muad’Dib, Friday, April 29, 2016, Marriott Hotel, Provo, UT

World Horror Convention, gaming sign, Thursday, April 28, 2016, Marriott Hotel, Provo, UT

World Horror Convention, art show, Saturday, April 30, 2016, Marriott Hotel, Provo, UT

World Horror Convention, books on sale, Saturday, April 30, 2016, Marriott Hotel, Provo, UT

World Horror Convention, books on sale, Saturday, April 30, 2016, Marriott Hotel, Provo, UT

World Horror Convention, local bar City Limits displaying gay pride, Saturday, April 30, 2016, Provo, UT

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SLPS enjoyed a fun evening reading free Celtic tarot for the University of Utah students at their bi-annual Crimson Nights event on Friday, March 25, 2016 from 10-2am. The line for readings didn’t end till about 1:30 am, and a few trickled in till 2. Some even asked for palm readings. Many of the students had never had a reading, which is usually the case. Though SLPS has been reading at Crimson Nights for three years, very few are repeat patrons.

U of U Celtic Crimson Nights, Woman Between the Wolves (r) and Shy Fox, Friday, March 25, 2016, University of Utah Student Union, Salt Lake City, UT

U of U Celtic Crimson Nights, Shy Fox and Woman Between the Wolves (hat) reading for students, Friday, March 25, 2016, University of Utah Student Union, Salt Lake City, UT

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SLPS had a lovely weekend reading tarot for the attendees of the 13th Annual Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention from March 4-6, 2016. With the buzz of guns, the many guests wandering received ink from artist form all across the country and internationally. A few local shops were present such as Heavy Duty of Ogden, Lost Art, Big Deluxe, Good Times, Painted Temple, Oni, A.S.I., Iron Clad/Anchor Ink, and King of Swords all of Salt Lake. Just about all types of colors, styles, images, were drawn and body parts were tattooed, as people lied on tables, sat in chairs, and shopped for merchandise while seeing their favorite artist and meeting new ones.

SLPS used the Tarot of the Tattoo Age, created by the organizer of the convention. Many people came to ask the tarot their questions and get first time readings. Some even wanted palm readings afterwards. This was the first time tarot readings have been part of the convention… and SLPS had the honor of being the first readers. The readings were well received by the tattoo community.

13th Annual Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention, Muad’Dib (l) and Shy Fox, Friday, March 4 2016, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT

13th Annual Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention, vendors, Friday, March 4, 2016, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT

13th Annual Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention, attendees and vendors, Friday, March 4, 2016, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT

13th Annual Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention, vendors, Friday, March 4, 2016, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT

13th Annual Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention, vendors, Friday, March 4, 2016, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT

13th Annual Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention, vendors, Friday, March 4, 2016, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT

13th Annual Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention, Muad’Dib, Saturday, March 5, 2016, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT

13th Annual Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention, Muad’Dib giving reading, Sunday, March 6, 2016, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT

13th Annual Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention, entertainer, Sunday, March 6, 2016, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT

13th Annual Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention, persons receiving tattoos, Sunday, March 6 2016, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT

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SLPS enjoyed a good day, doing readings with the Tarot of a Thousand and One Nights at the 15th Annual Springfest on Saturday, March 5, 2016, put on by Thia. Each March the festival takes place in the Utah State Fairground promontory building and includes vendors, food, music, and more importantly, the belly dance troupes who perform from 10am to 10pm!

Those who came for readings enjoyed the tarot and its Middle Eastern theme. This was the fourth year SLPS has participated in the event and plans to enjoy many more years!

Springfest 2016, Woman Between the Wolves, Saturday, March 5, 2016, Utah State Fair Ground, Salt Lake City, UT

Springfest 2016, vendors, Saturday, March 5, 2016, Utah State Fair Ground, Salt Lake City, UT

Springfest 2016, dancers on stage, Saturday, March 5, 2016, Utah State Fair Ground, Salt Lake City, UT

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Sad news to report, the board members of the local Salt Lake City and Utah based Furry community convention Furry Unlocked, have chosen to dissolve the convention at this time and the foreseeable future. Citing difficulties in the administration to run a 3 day event, finances, and the flood of other opportunities such as Comic Con for furries to participate in, the board felt it was no longer feasible to put on the convention.Their holdings have been transferred to a company run by Rabbit Valley, stating that they did not want to loose their brand, and are open to the possibility of returning in the future if there is enough demand.

SLPS participated in the 2015 convention over Halloween, doing furry tarot readings and presenting a panel on animal totems for furries. We were hoping to return next year as we had a very good experience. We are glad to have the opportunity we did to support the furry community.

Read all the details from their website post titled “Closing Furry Unlocked”, posted to the front page of their website on January 16, 2016.

 

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SLPS enjoys doing free tarot for students, and the organization had such an opportunity at the Spring 2016 Plazafest at the University of Utah! The event was held in the Student Union Ballroom from 10-2pm on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at the University of Utah.

Many students stopped by for reading at the lunch hour. Muad’Dib used his Deviant Moon tarot and Woman Between the Wolves used her Robin Wood deck. A few students even changed their minds after readings, saying they believed it was Satanic/demonic, but afterwards were made aware how accurate, how simple, and how demon free it is! SLPS hope all those who had readings have a great semester!

University of Utah Plazafest Spring 2016, Woman Between the Wolves, Wednesday, January 13, 2016, University of Utah Student Union Ballroom, Salt Lake City, UT

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Ever heard of a furry? Seen some people in animal suits walking around? Unfamiliar with the term otherkin? You may have a had a furry encounter! SLPS vended at the 2015 Furry Unlocked convention at the Doubletree Suites Hotel in Salt Lake City, Friday October 30- Sunday November 1. It was an excellent venue in which to get familiar with the furry community of Utah and to perform outreach. Many of the furrers showed surprised, and the admin came to the table announcing how surprised they were that SLPS had event contacted them, much less wanted to vend at their convention and do a panel! SLPS told them they we are a supportive and inclusive group, that even in the furry community we can find a way to outreach. SLPS did $10 furry tarot and paw readings, using the Tarot of the Animal Lords deck by Lo Scarabeo and Angelo Giannini which uses anthorpomorphized animal in costumes.

The business was slower, but that’s what happens at small conventions with less than 1,000 people. The panel “Animal Totems for Furries” on Saturday, October 31 at 2pm was very successful. SLPS was placed upstairs in a cozy room with 15 people who showed. The atmosphere was a back and forth dialogue about animal totems, furries, books, card decks, and strategies for furries to access and encounter their totems.

It was a wonderful experience, a successful panel, and an educational outreach for SLPS members who were unfamiliar with the community. SLPS looks forward to the warm and welcoming audience it found at Furry Unlocked in 2015 at the 2016 convention!

Furry Unlocked 2015, registration, Friday, October 30, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, vendors Friday, October 30, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, vendors, Friday, October 30, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, vendors, Friday, October 30, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, vendors and fursuiters, Friday, October 30, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, fursuit parade, Saturday, October 31, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, reindeer fursuiter Hart, Saturday, October 31, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, fursuit parade, Saturday, October 31, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, middle of fursuiters parade , Saturday, October 31, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, still the middle of fursuiters parade, Saturday, October 31, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

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Furry Unlocked 2015, end fursuiters parade, Saturday, October 31, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, fursuiters parade, reindeer Hart, Saturday, October 31, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, SLPS Panel on “Animal Totems for Furries” Muad’Dib (l), Saturday, October 31, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, guests at the SLPS panel “Animal Totems for Furries”, Saturday, October 31, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, fursuiters, Saturday, October 31, 2015 Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

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Furry Unlocked 2015, Shy Fox (l) and Woman Between the Wolves (orange vest), Saturday, October 31, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, Muad’Dib reading tarot, Saturday, October 31, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, guests with tails, Saturday, October 31, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, more guests with tails, Sunday, November 1, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

Furry Unlocked 2015, even more guests with tails, Sunday, November 1, 2015, Double Tree Suites, Salt Lake City, UT

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Join us this weekend at Furry Unlocked! Stop by our panel Oct 31 on “Animal Totems for Furries” in “The Room” at 2pm.

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SLPS had a great time reading free tarot for the students at the Fall Crimson Nights on Friday, October 23, 2015. Themed out for “Halloween Nightmare”, everyone was dressed in various costumes. We were placed with Kim’s Creatures in the Student Union Den. Woman Between the Wolves, Muad’Dib, and Shy Fox brought their decks and the Samhain table cloth. Muad’Dib and WBTW had a special Halloween Tarot by Karin Lee they used for the themed event. Shy Fox used his standard Wildwood tarot by John Matthews.

“We had an endless line like usual. Many students, about 100 I’d say came in the 3 hour period from 10pm to 1am.  They usually put us with Kim’s Creatures at the events, as this is the 3rd time the Pagans have been paired with the creatures together, which we love animals so it’s a natural fit” said Shy Fox.

Everyone was worn out by the end of the night! “It’s always a tone of work, but the 10th reading I’m reading to go, but I’m a trooper and know I’m there to help students” said Woman Between the Wolves.

SLPS thanks the Union Programming Council (UPC) and looks forward to reading again at the spring 2016 Crimson Nights!

Fall 2015 Crimson Nights Halloween Nightmare, l to r- Muad’Dib, Woman Between the Wolves, and Shy Fox, reading for students, Friday, October 23, 2015, University of Utah Student Union Den, Salt Lake City, UT

Fall 2015 Crimson Nights Halloween Nightmare, Far left-Woman Between the Wolves; middle left Shy Fox, doing readings, Friday, October 23, 2015, University of Utah Student Union Den, Salt Lake City, UT

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Interested in learning the Tarot? Want to know more about divination? Come to the 101 to get the basics! We will cover history, origin, purpose, deck types and the first 10 Major Arcana cards.Text for the class is “Tarot and the Journey of the Hero” by Hajo Banzhaf.
Cost is $20. Pay through Paypal: thepagansociety.org or cash or card at the door

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What a wonderful adventure! The excitement keeps on coming at every turn. SLPS had a terrific weekend attending the 4th Annual Moab Pride Festival Saturday and Sunday September 26-27, 2015. The group drove down Friday evening, staying at the Days Inn motel. After a mix up with only one king sized bed for three people, the readers finally got some rest for the big day in the morning. No time for the the Pre-Pride Party at the Rio bar that the pride crowds were attending.

Saturday morning September 26, breakfast was at the local Moab Diner, but due to the tourists, had to be taken to go. The festival started at 10:30 at Swanny City Park. The vendor booths were placed in a semi-circle around the stage in the park. Various vendors included Equality Utah, Human Rights Campaign, The National Forest Service, The Grand County Library, and the Trevor Project.

A visibility march took place at 11:30 am, marching a few blocks east, south, then west before circling back around to the park. Groups such as Utah Naturalists, Mormons Building Bridges, the Moab Valley Multicultural Center and the local fire department participated with their fire engine bringing up the rear.

The day was very hot, upwards of 95 degrees F. Various bands performed through the day, with drag shows scattered throughout the programming. SLPS’ booths was busy, bringing in many customers who had never had a reading. The Native American Club from Grand County School District sold Navajo tacos. The Moab Valley Multicultural Center sold tostadas, and the mobile vendor Quesadilla Mobilla sold various quesadillas.

Dinner was at the local restaurant La Hacienda. Enchiladas were in order, with shrimp and chicken. The guacamole had to be spiced up somewhat with pepper sauce, but the food was pretty good overall.  The staff continued to check on us throughout the dinning experience and even gave us tips about the parks in the area.

The Pride after party was held at the Rio, same place as the Pre-Pride party next door to the park. Door fee was $15, which went to help fund the local youth center. Filled with Pride attendees, people drank, partied, and danced the warm night away.

Since SLPS was so successful, we decided to stay another night. Because of the trouble the night before, Days Inn gave us a discounted room, with two beds this time! Sunday morning, September 27 brought a chance to do some shopping and eat breakfast at Love Muffin Cafe, reinvesting the money from the community back into the local economy. The Love Muffin Cafe turned out to be the spot where all the hung over Post-Pride Parties came to get their fill of breakfast burritos, coffee, and muffins.

SLPS headed over to the mighty Colorado river to performing a morning ritual. After meditating and collecting some special water, a trip to Arches National Park was in order. The $10 fee was a good price to spend a day hiking and viewing sacred nature!

With many pictures, selfies, and group shots, SLPS did the whole circuit. Balanced rock, Double Arch, Skyline Arch, and Window Arch before heading off to hike to the famous Delicate Arch which is on the Utah license plates. The hike was arduous, in the heat of the day, with a difficult trail up a 45 degree slickrock face and uneven terrain, little shade was in sight, but the members of SLPS completed the trail in 2 1/2 hours with the help of a Venezuelan family after running out of water. We spent some time at the arch and headed back down the mainly descending trail. A drive back to Moab for water, food, and gas came as a relief.

Sucking down a gallon of water and eating pulled pork from Wendy’s, SLPS got back on the road for the return trip to Salt Lake City. The sun set over the western desert, illuminating the red rock, and we watched the supermoon eclipse on highway 6 outside of Price, UT. We pulled over to perform some quick eclipse full moon magic and take in the stunning view of the Milky Way Galaxy that can be seen in the wild desert away from the city lights.

Moab Pride 2015, Muad’Dib arrived in Moab at 2am, Days Inn, Saturday, September 26, 2015, Moab, Utah

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Moab Pride 2015, l to r- Shy Fox, Piggy, and Muad’Dib having to share a king bed, Days Inn, Saturday, September 26, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, breatkfast at Moab Diner, Saturday, September 26, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, view from Moab Diner of a Mesa looking south west, Saturday, September 26, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Moab Valley Cultural Center in visibility march, Saturday, September 26, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, visibility march at main street and 100 N, Saturday, September 26, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, visibility march heading west, Saturday, September 26, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Muad’Dib and Mormons Building Bridges in visibility march, Saturday, September 26, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, visibility march with Utah Naturalists in purple roabs, Saturday, September 26, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, rainbow flag in visibility march, Saturday, September 26, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, pride banner, Saturday, September 26, 2015, Swanny City Park, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, SLPS booth with Shy Fox, Saturday, September 26, 2015, Swanny City Park, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, National Forest Service, Saturday, September 26, 2015, Swanny City Park, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, vendor booths looking north west, Saturday, September 26, 2015, Swanny City Park, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, vendor booths looking west, Saturday, September 26, 2015, Swanny City Park, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, vendor booths looking south west, Saturday, September 26, 2015, Swanny City Park, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, vendor booths looking south east, Saturday, September 26, 2015, Swanny City Park, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, vendor booths in a half circle looking north, Saturday, September 26, 2015, Swanny City Park, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, stage, Saturday, September 26, 2015, Swanny City Park, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Quesadilla Mobila food vendor, Saturday, September 26, 2015, Swanny City Park, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Native American Club of Grand County School District, Saturday, September 26, 2015, Swanny City Park, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, L to r- Piggy, Shy Fox, and Muad’Dib, Saturday, September 26, 2015, Swanny City Park, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Kali Ma, Saturday, September 26, 2015, Swanny City Park, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, view of the festival looking west, Saturday, September 26, 2015, Swanny City Park, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, stage from wine and beer area, Saturday, September 26, 2015, Swanny City Park, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, attendees listening to music, Saturday, September 26, 2015, Swanny City Park, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, after pride dinner- shrimp enchiladas at La Hacienda, Saturday, September 26, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, after price dinner-restaurant menu, Saturday, September 26, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, moonbeam flowers outside of La Hacienda, Saturday, September 26, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Pride after party- electric car charging station at Best Western, Saturday, September 26, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Pride after party at the Rio, Saturday, September 26, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, dancers at the Pride after party, Saturday, September 26, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, the long motel corridor at Days Inn, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, view from Days Inn- Mesa looking south west, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, the Days Inn, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Love Muffin Cafe, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, La Poutine breakfeast the Love Muffin Cafe (potatoes, sausage gravy, two eggs, bacon, blue cheese, pico), Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, the mighty Colorado River, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Muad’Dib at the Colorado River, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, l to r-Muad’Dib, Shy Fox, and Piggy at the Colorado River, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Sunrise Ritual at the Colorado River, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, entrance to Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Arches National Park hoodoos, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Arches National Park view of entrance and road to Moab, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Arches National Park road down to entrance, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Arches National Park- La Sal moutain range in back, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Arches National Park-view of cliffs, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

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Moab Pride 2015, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

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Moab Pride 2015, Petrified Sand Dunes sign, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

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Moab Pride 2015, Petrified Dunes with Le Sal Mountain Range in back, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Arches National Park outcropping, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Muad’Dib with cigar at the Ancient Sand Dunes, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Balanced Rock info, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Muad’Dib at Balanced rock, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Balanced Rock, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Muad’Dib balancing Balanced rock, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, mini balanced rocks at Balanced rock, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Piggy, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Skyline Arch info, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, sign, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, sign for trail, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Muad’Dib at Skyline Arch, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Double Arch trail passes, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, formation along Double Arch trail, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Double Arch trail, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Muad’Dib on Double Arch trail, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Queen Nefertiti Rock, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Courthouse, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Wolfe Ranch Info, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Delicate Arch info, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Wolfe Ranch, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Wolfe Ranch house, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Delicate Arch trail river, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Delicate Arch trail dried river bed, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Petroglyphs trail, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Petroglyphs, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Delicate Arch trail with Piggy and Shy Fox, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Delicate Arch trail slick rock face, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Delicate Arch trail slick rock at 45 degree angle, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

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Moab Pride 2015, Delicate Arch trail slick rock climb with view of park, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Delicate Arch trail mesas and peaks of La Sal Mountains, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Delicate Arch trail rock strata, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

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Moab Pride 2015, Delicate Arch trail rock layers,, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, bird perched at Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Muad’Dib at Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah

Moab Pride 2015, Muad’Dib (l) and Piggy at Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Sunday, September 27, 2015, Moab, Utah



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