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The members of SLPS met under the beautiful full moon Saturday, April 23, 2016 to honor the mother Goddess Gaia in honor of Earth Day Blooming blueberry bushes adorned the altar, with offerings of juice and apples for the Mother.

April 2016 Full Pink Moon Altar, Goddess Gaia with blueberry bushes, Saturday, April 23, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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The members of SLPS met on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 8pm to honor the full moon Goddess and plan the upcoming garden for April. Gaia was patroned and honored, the good Earth mother who sends the worms to help the soil and plants grown.

March 2016 Full Worm Moon Ritual, Gaia on altar, Saturday, March 26, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Many thanks are given, hail the Good Earth Mother Gaia, Orisha Oko, St. Francis, and all other spirits and deities who gave SLPS the bountiful harvests it has enjoyed. The crops have come in for the 2nd harvest season of Mabon. There is still more on the vines! Mostly left are the tomatoes, tomatillos, green beans, a few peppers and a cabbage head along with the melon or two still in the patch. The corn is picked. So more harvest yet that will take us in to the final season of Samhain, the last great harvest of the year.

As for now, the Society garden has been remarkable bountiful, thanks to not just the blessings of the gods but those who worked to put it in, maintain it, and the land spirits who watched over it at night. We give thanks!

Here are the pics from Lughnasadh to Mabon 2015

Society Garden 2015, collard greens, Saturday, August 22, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, Woman Between the Wolves in watermelon patch, Sunday, August 9, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, Corn stalks are taller than Muad’Dib, Wednesday, August 19, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, Muad’Dib With watermelon, Wednesday, August 19, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, first harvest offerings, Sunday, August 9, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, second harvest, Wednesday, August 19, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, big harvest, Sunday, September 4, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

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What a wonderful Yule celebration! The members of SLPS met on Friday, December 21, 2012 at 7pm to feast with the Gods and Goddesses and prepare for the new year. A little unorthodox, the feast came first to prepare everyone for the long hours of ritual ahead. Mole enchiladas, vegan lentil soup, vegetarian lasagna and chicken were just a few things on the menu.

The altar was decorated with deity statues, red and white candles, altar stand with Gaia atop, pictures, stones, offering bowl and more. The She-Hawk’s Nest was built in front of the altar in the shape of an egg using pine boughs  Each person took a turn curling up in the next, releasing personal problems, goals, desires and announcing the birth of new ones to take the place of the old, much like the birthing of the new Yule King. When they emerged they were given salt to taste the bitterness of death.

After the nesting, everyone lined up to be pulled through the birthing canal. Each took a turn being pulled between all sixteen people. At the end, Iyata Bond was waiting with a drop of honey so that all could taste the sweetness of the birth.

A short break with root beer floats was for a light snack and right at 12am and at the end of the Maya calendar, President Muad’Dib commenced the Maya rite with the Earth Goddess Ixchel. She blessed everyone with sacred earth and blessings.

The closing came with a druid ceremony to the God Hu and the dismissing of the quarters.

Afterwards, there were reports of voices, spirits, ancestors and high emotions during the nesting and other rites. Many tears flowed this night!

Yule 2012, Building the She-Hawk’s nest l to r- Azetta Seedling of the Blue Dragon, Mustard Seed, Lunar Oak Spirit, Rena Fairbrother, and Steven Wellington, December 21, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

Yule 2012, She-Hawk’s nest, December 21, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

Yule 2012, altar with Moon Goddess, Gaia, Anubis, and Isis, December 21, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

Yule 2012, altar with candles, December 21, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

Yule 2012, altar with candles side view , December 21, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

Yule 2012 Front L to R-Mustard Seed, Azetta Seedling of the Blue Dragon, and Woman Between the Wolves. Back l to r-Piggy, Ember Fire, Brittany Walker, Muab’Dib, Shy Fox, Lunar Oak Spirit, Iyata Bond, Eric Hunt, Justin Leavitt, Fire Runner, December 21, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

Yule 2012, Feast l to r-Woman Between the Wolves, Steven Wellington, Jessica, Ember Fire, Lunar Oak Spirit, Iyata Bond

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Thanks to everyone to attended this year’s Earth and Arbor Day ritual and gratitude ceremony.  This past Friday, April 29, 2011 at 4pm, members of UUPS met at President Muad’Dib’s House to perform a gratitude ceremony and druid tree blessings as part of honoring Gaia and giving thanks for all they have received. Member Sarah Cochran even brought along her Bast Goddess Statue to give praise to the Egypt Queen and lover of Cats! All deities were welcome. After the ceremony, the members walked outside to bless a newly planted apple tree. President Muad’Dib performed the tree blessing from the Ancient Order of Druids in America tree blessing rite. This invoke Nwyfre, the fire of life to come and attend that place where the tree is, give it strength health and life, and drawing the invoking and evoking rays of light from Awen to merge at the center where the new tree was planted. Blessed Holy Water sealed the blessing and the members went back inside for refreshments.

Earth Day Ceremony,  Gratitude altar to Gaia, Muad’Dib, April 29, 2011, Salt Lake City, UT

Earth Day Ceremony, Gratitude altar to Gaia, Sarah Cochran, April 29, 2011, Salt Lake City, UT

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