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The members of SLPS gathered together to honor the full moon and mother goddess on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Each person comes seeking blessings and to be recharged by the power of the full moon. Small workings take place after grounding and cleansing each person. This full moon is named Sap moon since the sap in trees starts to come up and flow again. Offerings included pomegranate wine and lasagna (The Gods like to eat regular food too!).

March 2015 Full Moon Ritual, Sap Moon, altar, Saturday, March 7, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

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SLPS gathered to celebrate the full moon on Saturday, February 7, 2015. The full moon goddess such as Diana, Ane, Isis and other mother goddesses were honored with offerings. They were sought and asked to continue their blessings upon the members.

February Full Moon, Snow moon, altar, Saturday, February 7, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

February Full Moon, Snow Moon, offerings to the Goddess, Saturday, February 7, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

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The members of SLPS met privately on Saturday, January 17, 2015 for their own private new moon ritual. The workings in private allow for more unique experience with a more personal connection to deity. Honoring of the moon goddess, a meditation by fire and drum and giving of offerings for the blessings all took place. The members set a goal to plan a garden for spring time, once the wintry ground defrosts in the coming months.

New Moon Ritual January 2015, l to r- Piggy, Woman Between the Wolves, Shy Fox, Saturday, January 17, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

New Moon Ritual January 2015, altar, Saturday, January 17, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

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SLPS had a wonderful time participating in the Annual Interfaith Season as part of the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable. SLPS hosted an educational New Moon Ritual to Artemis, around the January new moon, at Dancing Cranes Imports Friday, January 16, 2015 from 5-7pm. 25 people showed to learn more about Wicca, Paganism and the Goddess Artemis. The ceremony included a drum circle and fire meditation. President Muad’ Dib and Woman Between the Wolves explained the items on the altar and answered questions about differences between Paganism and non Pagan traditions.

One question that came up right away was “What’s the difference between Wicca an Paganism?” President Muad’Dib commented “They’re the same thing. Paganism is the umbrella term for anything non Abrahamic.” He also discussed queerness in Paganism,  “We had a small discussion about why so many folks who are queer seem to be attracted to it. I stated that because it’s usually very accepting and how personal Pagan paths are is the big appeal. People want to do their own spirituality.”

The origins of Western Occultism were introduced by Woman Between the Wolves, “The foundation of a lot of the symbology of Neopaganism is in the Jewish mysteries of the Qabalah, the Tree of Life. It underlines much of the meanings for things like why the number 3 is a sacred number, the four quarters and their elemental associations, and the practice of ritualized, structured magic.”

After the questions, the drumming and guided meditation took place. The smokeless fire was used as a focus point while the beat of the drum and shaking of percussion instruments help people transcend. Everyone shared cookies and apple juice after offerings were given to the Goddess. Artemis blessed everyone present.

New Moon Ritual January 2015, Sign for Event, Dancing Cranes Imports, Friday, January 16, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

New Moon Ritual January 2015, Altar to Artemis, Dancing Cranes Imports, Friday, January 16, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

New Moon Ritual January 2015, Dancing Cranes Imports, Woman Between the Wolves (left) Friday, January 16, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

New Moon Ritual January 2015, people in the circle, Dancing Cranes Imports, Friday, January 16, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

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The members of SLPS gather together on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 8pm to honor the Moon Goddess and receive her blessings. An evaluation of the goals set at the New Moon was in order, before saluting the Goddess and offering her wine and cakes.

January 2015 Full Wolf Moon, Altar with Moon Goddess and Quan Yin, Saturday, January 3, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

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The members of SLPS gathered to honor the Moon Goddess for the last full moon of the year, the December full moon known as the cold moon. This is the cold moon since its occurs around the longest and coldest nights of the year. Offerings to the goddess included red wine, in semblance of the blood of the members, and chocolate cookies, in semblance of their bodies, walking the path of the Goddess. Each month brings the opportunity to evaluate the goals set at the new moon, and work powerful magical rights and be recharged by the moon’s energy.

Full Moon Ritual, December Cold Moon, Altar, Woman Between the Wolves (r), Saturday, December 6, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

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Full Moon Ritual, December Cold Moon, Woman Between the Wolves, Saturday, December 6, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

Full Moon Ritual, December Cold Moon, Full moon, Saturday, December 6, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

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The members of SLPS gathered on Saturday, August 23, 2014 to honor the new moon, set goals, and work magic. Talks of the fall service project and rededication to the craft all took place. A mediation fire burned through the night.

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New Moon Ritual, Altar, Saturday, August 23, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

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New Moon Ritual, ritual fire, Saturday, August 23, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

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A few members of SLPS gathered on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 8pm to give thanks to the New Moon Goddess for her blessings and support this path may. “We worked magic, set goals, and had a great time chanting the songs of our Mother” said President Muad’Dib. Treats included a PB&J sandwich, almonds, and lemonade for the cakes and ale.

New Moon Ritual, Shy Fox, Saturday, May 31, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

New Moon Ritual, l to r-Shy Fox, Muad’Dib, and Piggy, Saturday, May 31, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

New Moon Ritual, altar with seated moon goddess, Saturday, May 31, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

New Moon Ritual, Shy Fox cleansing necklace, Saturday, May 31, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

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A few members of SLPS gathered under the Flower full moon on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 8pm. The full moon for May is known as the flower moon, when late spring flowers come into full bloom and preparations for summer planting come about. This full moon focuses on working magic for the group, welcoming in Kali and Odin, and giving libations to the honored dead and Gods.

May 2014 Flower Full Moon, Piggy, Saturday, May 17, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

May 2014 Flower Full Moon, Muad’Dib, Saturday, May 17, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

May 2014 Flower Full Moon, l to r- Piggy, Muad’Dib, Woman Bewteen the Wolves, and Lunar Oak Spirit, Saturday, May 17, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

May 2014 Flower Full Moon, Woman Between the Wolves, Saturday, May 17, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

May 2014 Flower Full Moon, Shy Fox, Saturday, May 17, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

May 2014 Flower Full Moon, Ancestors Skull, Saturday, May 17, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

May 2014 Flower Full Moon, altar, Saturday, May 17, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

May 2014 Flower Full Moon, altar center, Saturday, May 17, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT



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