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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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Mabon 2018

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SLPS meeting under sacred pine on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 9pm to celebrate the Fall Equinox. The crickets were in unison, the breeze calm as the altar was dedicated and the candles lit. Ganesh and Bast joined the circle of the ancestors and took in the offerings of pears, watermelon, juice and cookies. Mabon being the second harvest, the fruits were pulled from the Society Garden.

The ritual included music by Lisa Thiel, “Mabon” off the album Circle of the Seasons. Spoken word and poetry were performed in honor of the seaons. Bast and Ganesh came down and spoke to the attendees and accepted the food. He will open the way for individuals to succeed in their inner workings. Each person chose a habit to banish in the Mabon fire.

The feast afterwards with the Gods was beef and barely stew with oreo bards for dessert. A bowl was left out for the Gods to enjoy.

Mabon 2015, altar, Monday, September 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2015, altar center, Monday, September 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2015, Muad’Dib calling the spirits, Monday, September 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2015, l to r- Muad’Dib, Piggy, Shy Fox, Monday, September 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2015, Muad’Dib selfie with Ganesh, Monday, September 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2015, Goddess Bast, Monday, September 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2015, altar with candles, Monday, September 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2015, Beef and barley stew for feast, Monday, September 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2015, Oreo bars for dessert, Monday, September 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2015, feast offerings to the Gods with apple juice, Monday, September 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

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The Wheel turned and Mabon came upon us. The members of SLPS gathered to celebrate the Fall Equinox on Saturday, September 20, 2014, known as Mabon and Alban Eiler, to honor the Gods, Goddess, and the coming Dark Times, when we all turn inward and study the self, inside mysteries and take time alone as the God dies.

The altar was beautifully decorated with the fruits of the season: peaches, plums, apples and flowers. A seasonal table cloth my by Trustee April Love and a Fall Queer God painting by Kurt Shoopman of Kentucky adorned the table. Lanterns hung in the trees gave an extra witchy and magical feel to the temple area. The new brooms gave the perfect backdrop to the altar.

The Goddess present was Bast, Cat God of Egypt, one who walks between worlds, and Cernunnos, Celtic Lord of Light and Dark.  The ritual included a lighting of the lamp, signaling the light within during the dark, and a Ganesh birthday celebration. Shortbread cookies with jam were offered Ganesh and the song “Ganesh (Sound the Horn)” by MC Yogi on his album Elephant Power was played in his honor.

Mabon 2014, ritual area, Saturday, September 20, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2014, main altar, Saturday, September 20, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2014, main altar center, Saturday, September 20, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2014, Saturday, Goddess Bast on right, September 20, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2014, God Cernunnos, Saturday, September 20, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2014, God Ganesh, Saturday, September 20, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2014, equinox lamps, Saturday, September 20, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2014, Shy Fox, Saturday, September 20, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2014, Woman Between the Wolves, Saturday, September 20, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2014, Muad’Dib, Saturday, September 20, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2014, Mabon lamps at night, Saturday, September 20, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2014, altar with candles, Saturday, September 20, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2014, Piggy (l) and Shy Fox, Saturday, September 20, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2014,Shy Fox (l) and Piggy, Saturday, September 20, 2014, 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).  The 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  holding 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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The time has come to prepare for what lies ahead…. the dark times! Mabon is the time of year when the sun lessens in strength and light and when the night begins to become the ruling phase of our lives. The God is aging and preparing for his departure at Samhain and the Goddess starts her transition into the Crone phase. The second of the three harvests, the crops that have come in around this time are berries, pears, peaches, and mushrooms. The ritual will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 6pm in the New American Tradition. SLPS president Muad’Dib will lead the ritual. The center piece is a commissioned painting acrylic on canvas by the favored artist Kurt Shoopman of Kentucky featuring several skyclad gods dancing around the Mabon fire. Feasting afterward as usual. If you’d like to attend the next sabbat, please come to Witches’ Tea for more info.

(Flyer by Lunar Oak Spirit)

Mabonmabon paiting

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Thanks to all who came and made Mabon a terrific event! This past Saturday, September 22, 2012, UUPS met under the shade of pines to give honor and celebration to the passing of the light to the dark and the aging deities.

Starting the ritual right after sunset, President Muad’Dib got things rolling with the calling the elements and deities and giving praise and honor to the aging Gods and Goddesses in the Wiccan Celtic pantheon. With a beautiful altar, all those present danced and sang while  beating drums, shaking rattles and ringing bells!

About then, the Hermit showed up carrying a lantern! It was the aged God! He divided the light from the dark and allowed Apollo to speak to us and to pass the lantern of light to the Shadow side of himself, the Lord of Shadow Cernunnos. The Lord of Shadow allowed everyone to banish something into the Mabon fire that they wish to work on before the light was dimmed. A meditation on the darkness followed for a few minutes before the Lord departed. Now all are on the path as the dark times move forward!

Ganesh showed up in time for his birthday celebration! Lots of dancing and singing took place as Ganesh channeled himself into everyone present.

The closing of Mabon brought a memorial service for one of the members cats, Ms. Big Kitty. She passed on to the big castle in the sky with the Goddess at the age of 16. Condolences and words of comfort were offered before cakes and ale and the closing before the feast!

Feasting brought stuffed chickens, garlic mashed potatoes, sauteed mushrooms and more! With wine flowing, Baccus was making his rounds! All had a wonderful and safe time at this year’s Mabon. Till next we meet under magic and moon at Samhain!

Mabon 2012, Lunar Oak Spirit at south altar, September 22, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

 

Mabon 2012, Azetta Seedling of the Blue Dragon (l), and Callista Dreamwalker September 22, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

 

Mabon 2012 Willow Figueroa (l) and Fire Runner September 22, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

 

Mabon 2012, l to r-Lunar Oak Spirit, Iyata Bond, and Fire Runner, September 22, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

 

Mabon 2012, l to r-Lunar Oak Spirit, Woman Between the Wolves and Callista Dreamwalker, September 22, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

 

Mabon 2012, Fire Runner opening wine, September 22, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

 

Mabon 2012, main altar, September 22, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

 

Mabon 2012, altar center, September 22, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

 

Mabon 2012, lights, September 22, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

 

Mabon 2012, feast l to r-Mustard Seed, Lunar Oak Spirit, Callista and Mr. Dreamwalker, Darla Darr, Azetta Seedling of the Blue Dragon, Shy Fox, Rena Fairbrother, September 22, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

 

Mabon 2012, feast l to r-Fire Runner, Iyata Bond, Mustard Seed and Lunar Oak Spirit, September 22, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

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As Mabon has passed and Samhain approaches, the dark time of the year has come again. A time to reflect, turn inward, and reflect on our inner self, and seek wisdom to improve our lives. Many do this through meditation and ritual.  As we do this, let us not forget why we are on the path we are on, in this world, walking to or away from the Gods and Goddesses. I give many blessings to all on this journey, I wish you success, patience, courage and faith to walk forward in the darkest parts of the Universe, ourselves.

 

Many blessings

Maud’Dib

 

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Once again the wheel has turned and we are brought to the fall equinox, a great time of division and preparation for dark times. The second harvest is in and now is the time to thank the dying god and aging goddess!

 

Join us for a Mabon Ritual

When: Sunday, September 25, 2011

What time: 7pm

Where: Muad’Dib’s House-Call or text for directions 801 709 4632

 

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