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Many thanks to those who came and made Beltane 2012 a possibility on Saturday, May 12, 2012! The Goddess and God are now one, united in love, in the great rite! The ritual included poetry praise, violin music, whiskey and tobacco offerings, a great rite performed by members in aspect of the God and Goddess. What a great time everyone had! With a mighty feast after! Thanks to everyone!

Beltane 2012 Aryssa Pellum Saturday, May 12, 2012 Salt Lake City, UT

Beltane 2012 Lunar Oak Spirit (l) and Aryssa Pellum Saturday, May 12, 2012 Salt Lake City, UT

Beltane 2012 l to r Sharon Pellum, Callista Dreamwalker and Lunar Oak Spirit, Saturday, May 12, 2012 Salt Lake City, UT

Beltane 2012 Shy Fox and Lunar Oak Spirit (r), Saturday, May 12, 2012 Salt Lake City, UT

Beltane 2012 altar Saturday, May 12, 2012 Salt Lake City, UT

Beltane 2012 East Altar Saturday, May 12, 2012 Salt Lake City, UT

Beltane 2012 South Altar Saturday, May 12, 2012 Salt Lake City, UT

Beltane 2012 west altar Saturday, May 12, 2012 Salt Lake City, UT

Beltane 2012 North Altar Saturday, May 12, 2012 Salt Lake City, UT

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Beltane 2012 Temple as facing west Saturday, May 12, 2012 Salt Lake City, UT

Beltane 2012 South altar with triple moon May 12, 2012 Salt Lake City, UT

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This past April 30 UUPS had a great opportunity to table at the 2011 Earth Jam Festival held in Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park.

Earth Jam is a non-profit organization that raises awareness of environmental issues with a free festival and free concerts.

The weather was not favorable on this morning, with upwards of eight inches of snow in the valley. The sun did come out later to shine its face and warm up the participants and vendors.

“The weather was awful, cold, snowy and some wind. Despite that, we did have about fifteen people sign up to receive our newsletter and many people stopped by for information and pamphlets” said President Muad’Dib.

President Muad’Dib even secured a five minute speaking spot between stage changes of the bands to talk about the group. He commented, “I spoke for a few minutes, but no one was really listening. The problem really was that no one was there because of the weather!  A few lolly gaggers, but they all left once I got to the mic.”

Sorry President Muad’Dib! Hopefully next years Earth Jam will have Gaia treating the crowds with a more tender fist!

Earth Jam 2011 Tabling May 1, 2011 Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT

Earth Jam 2011 Tabling Sarah Cochran (l) and Muad’Dib, May 1, 2011 Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT

Earth Jam 2011 Tabling Autin Bakaric (l) and Sarah Cochran, May 1, 2011 Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT

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Earth Jam 2011 tabling r to l- Abbie Minckler, Sarah Cochran and Austin Bakaric, May 1, 2011 Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT

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Earth Jam 2011 Music Stage May 1, 2011 Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT 2

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Earth Jam 2011 Music Stage May 1, 2011 Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT

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We love traveling, especially when its to Logan to see our Pagan brothers and sisters at Utah State University.  The Pagan Alliance at USU is a bright and active group we call our sister group. UUPS has been building inter-group mingling with USUPA since April 2010.  UUPS drove up, after getting lost, on Saturday, May 1, 2010 to Logan UT. Most of UUPS members found the location in Logan Canyon and were able to attend a wonderful Celtic Reconstruction Wedding festival put on by USUPA’s own president Kassie Cressall. A large circle of stones, a beautiful altar, music, singing, fires and more were all on the agenda this day.  After wards was a lovely feast and a large May Day Pole!  All of us were able to dance around the poll honoring the God and Goddess on their day of union.

Beltane 2010 USUPA (Utah State University Pagan Alliance) l Mitch O'Donnell and Kassie Cressal May 1, 2010 Logan, UT

Beltane 2010 USUPA, Mitch O’Donnell and Kassie Cressal (Utah State University Pagan Alliance), May 1, 2010, Green Canyon, Logan, UT

Beltane 2010 altar USUPA (Utah State University Pagan Alliance) May 1 2012 Green Canyon Logan UT

Beltane 2010 altar USUPA (Utah State University Pagan Alliance), May 1, 2010, Green Canyon, Logan, UT

Beltane 2010 Circle USUPA (Utah State University Pagan Alliance) May 1 2012 Green Canyon Logan UT

Beltane 2010 Circle USUPA (Utah State University Pagan Alliance) May 1, 2010, Green Canyon, Logan, UT

Beltane 2010 USUPA (Utah State University Pagan Alliance) Daniel Cureton May 1, 2010 Green Canyon Logan, UT

Beltane 2010 USUPA (Utah State University Pagan Alliance), Muad’Dib, May 1, 2010, Green Canyon, Logan, UT

Beltane 2010 Bill Robinson USUPA (Utah State University Pagan Alliance), May 1, 2010, Green Canyon, Logan, UT

Beltane 2010 USUPA Kassie Cressal (Utah State University Pagan Alliance) May 1, 2010, Green Canyon, Logan, UT

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