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The light has returned, and the members are happy to see the dark times over Sunday, February 4, 2018. Much introspection and meditation. The traditional beginning of Spring, the members honored the goddess Brigid and gave offerings in thanks of her continued support of the society.

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Imbolc 2018, altar, Sunday, February 4, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT

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Imbolc 2018, Brigid, Sunday, February 4, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT

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Imbolc 2018, altar close up, Sunday, February 4, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT

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The members of SLPS meet under sacred roof and firm carpet to celebrate and honor the Celtic Goddess Brigid for Imbolc, Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 8pm. The altar was adorned with seasonal decorations and flowers, and special poetry place before the goddess the members wrote for the occasion.

Songs were sung of the goodness of Brigid and Imbolc. She spoke to the members, and they honored her with their words before toasting with red wine. Lugh, the Celtic sun God was honored for his return, the return of the light at Imbolc, when the sun starts it zenith in the sky in the coming seasons.

The feast afterward included mustard fried pork chops, potatoes au gratin, and stir fried zucchini.

Imbolc 2016, altar, Saturday, January 30, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Imbolc 2016, poetry for Brigid, Saturday, January 30, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Imbolc 2016, feast food Saturday, January 30, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Imbolc 2016, feast l to r: Woman Between the Wolves, Shy Fox, Piggy, and Camille Harris, Saturday, January 30, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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SLPS took a slightly different turn for this year’s Imbolc, 2015. No formal ritual or rite was performed on Saturday, January 31, 2015, but a basic toast to the Goddess Brigid took place with drum sticks and chicken breasts being lifted into the air. After a busy week leading up to the event, it was decided to take an easy approach and honor Brigid in with a feast. Sometimes, no ritual is the best ritual!

Sometimes you just go easy! Imoblc 2015 was spent hailing Brigid with Popeyes spicy chicken and red beans and rice. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 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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Thanks to all who attend the Imbolc ritual and feasting on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 6pm. The ritual was lead by President Muad’Dib in a wiccan/druid fashion. Brigid was honored with song, poetry, fire and offerings. The members and guests who attended were taken on a spiritual journey to meet the Goddess in her hut by the mountain side meadows. After a brief interruption by little girls selling kettle corn, things were back in order and the journey back on track. The Goddess helped us define and smith out of a brick an object we would all need for the journey ahead.

Afterwards, president Muad’Dib performed a druid rite and aspected the Goddess Ana or otherwise wise known as Anu or The Morrigan, goddess of battle, strife, and sovereignty. Her blessings were received by the members during the rattling of bells and her speaking through the druid president to the members.

Everything came to a close then, blessings of Brigid and Anu were received and the members passed through cleansing flames of candle fires in honor of Brigid’s fires and hearth. The feasting included items such as vegan lentil soup, couscous, pork roast stuffed with fruit and lots of wine! Till next we meet!

Imbolc 2013, altar center with Brigid, February 2, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Imbolc 2013 altar February 2, 2013 Salt Lake City, UT

Imbolc 2013, altar, February 2, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Imbolc 2013, back l to r-Lunar Oak Spirit, Iyata Bond, Fire Runner, Shy Fox, Muad’Dib and Rena Fairbrother. Front l to r-Woman Between the Wolves, Callista Dreamwalker, Azetta Seedling of the Blue Dragon, February 2, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Imbolc 2013, front l to r-Woman Between the Wolves, Callista Dreamwalker and Azetta Seedling of the Blue Dragon. Back l to r- Lunar Oak Spirit, Iyata Bond, Fire Runner, Shy Fox, Muad’Dib, Piggy, Saturday, February 22, 2013 Salt Lake City, UT

Imbolc 2013, Muad’Dib as High Priest. February 2, 2013. Salt Lake City, UT

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The first Sabbat of the year Imbolc. A time to welcome back the returning light as the dark times are at an end. This time is also for honoring and celebrating the Celtic Goddess Brigid, Goddess of poetry, fire and blacksmithing and hearth. Join us for ritual and feast on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 6pm.

(Flyer by  Ember Fire)

imbolc 2013 flyer

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So now that everyone has settled in, lets dig in! Brigid is about to arrive as this month we have Imbolc as well as a new and full moon we are doing. About average activity for a group this size. We are in the works of getting speakers from the community and one big speaker——- Oberon-Zell Ravenheart in September. We would like to bring him in for Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day 2011. He has sent us the break down of his cost and what he requires, and to say the least, we are going to have to pull the larger community of salt lake together to cover the 30 % of the expense and 50 % of his travel. The University will cover 70 % of the cost of everything outside travel. His one day fee is $500.00 and he requires a driver and three meals a day and a booth for selling his items.. So if you haven’t got the feeling,… its going to be a lot of work to bring him in and have it all work out without calamity befalling us!! What are some of your ideas about OZ? Should we try and invite him to speak or lead a ritual? Email us and let us know or reply with your ideas on the discussion on Facebook or our website.

Volunteering: It is our goal to have one volunteering activity per semester (at least). We are planning that now, do you have an idea for spring 2011 volunteering project? Email us or reply on facebook and the website!

Sundays: Weekly meeting at the Beehive Tea Room in Salt Lake City (12 w 300 s) at 11:00 am. This is the important place where everyone can pool together. This is also where we do our planning and finalize events! Please come and voice your ideas.

Needed: Students!! We need more student participation and activity.

Needed: Volunteers for posting fliers around Salt Lake valley. There are many places that have cork boards that allow posting such as coffee shops and grocery stores. If you are willing to post a few while you are out in town, please email us and let us know so we can get those fliers to you!

Needed: Carpooling– there are a fair amount of members who live far away and have difficulty attending meetings and activities because of lack of perosonal/ UTA transportation to the areas where they live. There is a place on facebook to post a replies and coordinate carpooling/ transportation.

Have a wonderful Imbolc!

Bright Blessings!
Muad’Dib
President

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Hi folks,

Not much went on this month, with the new year and new semester. I hope all have settle down back into old routines, new routines and school studies.

I hope to see you all later at the Imbolc and New moon!

We have submitted our application for the grass roots section of the Utah PRIDE Festival on June 3. We are waiting to hear back for a spot. We will need volunteers though! Please send us an email if you will be available in June to help man the booth over the three day period. We are planning how long shifts will be right now.

We hope all of you can make it to the Imbolc Ritual in Cottonwood heights. Please call Muad’Dib if you get lost and need directions. 801 709 4632.

Muad’Dib

 

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