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On Friday,¬†October 31, 2014, SLPS met to give acknowledgement and speak with the honored dead! Halloween lanterns decorated the trees, with witches’ hat candle holders on the table with painted pumpkins among other Halloween decorations. The sugar skull topped the altar, painted last week as part of the Samhain decorations, bringing in the tradition of Saint Death and Day of the Dead festivities.

A small ceremony was held in which the ancestors of those gone to the grave, were welcomed back to the world of the living, for a few brief moments to speak to their living Kin. Hounds were heard in the distance barking madly at the moment the gates were opened, only to be calmed when they left. Reports of fathers, aunts, and animals were seen around the temple. The offerings to the Goddess Hekate and the God Cernunnos who died at this time, to be reborn at Yule. Offerings were wine and hazelnut cookies, offered in the Baron La Croix bowl.

Samhain is also the last harvest holiday before snow falls, bringing in the gourds, pumpkins, and last fruits of the season such as apples, parsnips, cabbage, and berries. A feast in honor the dead was held with foods such as chicken mole enchiladas and jalapeno bean salad with wine.

Samhain 2014, Muad’Dib, Friday, October 31, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2014, witch lantern, Friday, October 31, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2014, pumpkin lantern,Friday, October 31, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2014, altar with Hekate and Cernunnos, Friday, October 31, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2014, Baron bowl with hazelnut cookies, Friday, October 31, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2014, altar with candles, Friday, October 31, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2014, back of altar, Friday, October 31, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2014, Feasting on chicken mole enchiladas, Friday, October 31, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

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The May 2013 Full Moon ritual that was held on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 8pm was a special moon ritual. Being an Eclipse moon, an entire cycle of the moon from full-new-full can be seen and felt just in the course of a few hours. After the usual LBRP cleansing and Rose Cross shielding, the quarters were called and deities invoked. When it came time to call in the Goddess and God, more than the usual ones asked to be present. Our beloved Moon Goddess Diana along with Quan Yin, Hecate, Medusa and Aphrodite with Ganesh, Lugh, Hanuman and Herne for the Gods.

Some intense cleansing work had to be done on the members. Sage, water, spritzer, smoke and a Slavonic egg cleansing by Lunar Oak Spirit. Lunar also took the members on a journey to the Goddess with traditional chants such as “We All Come From the Goddess”, “The Elements”, and “We Are the Flow”. Everyone present felt cleansed, renewed and fulfilled with the full moon.

May Full Moon-Eclipse Moon, Altar, Saturday, May 25, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

May Full Moon-Eclipse Moon, Altar center, Saturday, May 25, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

May Full Moon-Eclipse Moon, Goddess side of altar, Saturday, May 25, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

May Full Moon-Eclipse Moon, God side of altar Saturday, May 25, 2013, Salt Lake City,UT

May Full Moon-Eclipse Moon, Goddesses with candles, Saturday, May 25, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

May Full Moon-Eclipse Moon, Gods Close Up, Saturday, May 25, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

May Full Moon-Eclipse Moon, Hekate, Saturday, May 25, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

May Full Moon-Eclipse Moon, Ancestors, Saturday, May 25, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

May Full Moon-Eclipse Moon, Muad’Dib, Saturday, May 25, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

May Full Moon-Eclipse Moon, Lunar Oak Spirit giving offerings to the Gods, Saturday, May 25, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

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