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SLPS members gathered on Saturday, July 16, 2018 to honor the New Moon Goddesses and set goals as a coven together. No drumming was heard, as the hour was late and the temple neighbors would have not been pleased by the beating of drums in the night. Goals were set as a coven, to work towards as the new moon waxes full, as well as personal goals to work on for inner progress. A beautiful sunset with a crescent moon kept the west as the candles flicker in the evening sun.

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July 2018 New Moon, altar, Saturday, July 14, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT

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July 2018 New Moon, sunset, Saturday, July 14, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT

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The members of SLPS met on Saturday, May 7, 2016, to honor the goddess and mothers for Mother’s Day. The ritual began at 9pm, under the stars and damp earth. Hathor was pleased, the goddess of Mothers from Egypt. She accepted the offerings of home made dark fudge chocolate cake and strawberry lemonade. As a goal for the new moon, the coven decided to learn quilting, using pieces from old clothes to provide quilts for the needy, reduce waste, and as a fundraiser for the society.

May 2016 New Moon Ritual, altar center with Hathor, Saturday, May 7, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

May 2016 New Moon Ritual, altar, Saturday, May 7, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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The members of SLPS met under the shadow of the new moon Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 8pm to honor the Moon Goddess and work powerful magical rites by the new moon. Bast was the deity of choice, lending her feline youthful energy to the circle. The members honored her with a traditional OCCAM(Orange County Circle of Ancient Magic) call “Meeeooooww, Basssssssst!” Krishna was also welcome and present.

Some spell workings were done, and a meditation by the fire with the song “Pax Deorum” by Enya helped the trance work.

January 2016 New Moon Ritual, Altar, Saturday, January 9, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

January 2016 New Moon Ritual, Camille Harris with Freyja, Saturday, January 9, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

January 2016 New Moon Ritual, meditation fire, Saturday, January 9, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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The members of SLPS gathered together to celebrate the New Moon and to honor the tradition of Hanukkah in Judaism on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 8pm. For the last several years SLPS has been participating in the the ceremony, with the lighting of the hanukiah and serving treats such as latkes and sparking cider.

Sekhmet, the Egyptian lion Goddess and Cernunnos, Celtic Lord of the Underworld, were called in along with the Kin to guide the members on the drum meditation. A smokeless flame was provided for trance work.

December 2015 Hanukkah New Moon Ritual, l to r- Woman Between the Wolves, Piggy, Shy Fox, and Camille Harris, Saturday, December 12, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

December 2015 Hanukkah New Moon Ritual, altar, Saturday, December 12, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

December 2015 Hanukkah New Moon Ritual, latkas, Saturday, December 12, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

December 2015 Hanukkah New Moon Ritual, smokeless meditation fire with Piggy (l) and Shy Fox, Saturday, December 12, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

December 2015 Hanukkah New Moon Ritual, hanukiah lit for the 7th night, Goddes Sekhmet (l) and God Cernunnos, Saturday, December 12, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

December 2015 Hanukkah New Moon Ritual, hanukiah on mantle, Saturday, December 12, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

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SLPS Hanukkah New Moon Dec 2015

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While President Muad’Dib was away in Africa, The members of SLPS gathered to celebrate the Dark Moon on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 8pm. Magical rites, honoring the dark Goddesses and Gods, sending peace and safety to President Muad’Dib abroad.

Dark Moon November 2015, altar, Saturday, November 6, 2015 Salt Lake City, UT

Dark Moon November 2015, L to r- Piggy, Woman Between the Wolves, and Shy Fox, Saturday, November 6, 2015 Salt Lake City, UT

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SLPS members met under the blessed new moon Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 8pm to perform rites to the Goddess. The altar was set up, the elements displayed, and the rite conducted by President Muad’Dib. Blessings were performed on the newly rolled smudge sticks done by the society for Mabon crafting. Offerings included Jo Jo’s and coffee.  Late night dancing Club Jam to celebrate the visit of an old Society friend in from London took place in the late hours of the night.

New Moon October 2015, Blessing sage bundles, Saturday, October 11, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

New Moon October 2015, After ritual dancing at club Jam, Saturday, October 11, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

New Moon October 2015, Muad’Dib and Helvijs Vigners, Club Jam, Saturday, October 11, 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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A few select members of SLPS meet under the auspicious second dark moon of March, known as a black moon on Saturday, March 29, 2014. The members worked dark moon magic together, set goals, and went on a vision quest by the beating of the drum by President Muad’Dib who guided the quest. With each beat of the drum, whip of the flame and shake of the rain stick, the travels to the astral realm were accomplished. Offerings included orange and chocolate brownies and juice.

March 2014, Black Moon Ritual altar, Saturday, March 29, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

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Hi folks,

What a great month in February as we saw and heard the Goddess Brigid!! March is the time for us to see our fellow Pagan brothers and sisters at Utah State University Pagan Alliance in Logan. They are putting on a spring Holiday, Liberalia, a Roman Spring, in honor of Liber Pater and Libera! He traditionally is a God of fertility, vegetation and wine and this day marked adolescent boys of 14 to maturation into manhood. This is a time of sacrifice, song, and hanging masks on trees! I hope you all can attend the celebration and give honor to Liber Pater and Libera.

Since USUPA is doing a spring holiday, UUPS will not put on a ritual.  This is our time to visit and attend USUPA

UUPS believes its important to reach out to the community and build ties, whether it be with the University of a local business or organization. As such, its time we start thinking about our semester volunteering!

This month is the U’s spring break, so we’ll all be taking the 21-25 off from school, so there will be no weekly meeting those two Sundays (March 20th and 27th).

Also check out the upcoming events page to see a list of all UUPS Events and Classes! Updated Monthly!

BB

Muad’Dib

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Brigid herself was pleased with the joyous celebration of the day of the return of the light. She was aspected by our very own adviser April, in a wonderful black and white costume, signifying the duality of the solstice and equality of day and night before the day becomes longer. The four quarters were called upon with candles and wreathes upon the heads of those who were in their elements respectively. A roaring fire in the grill helped keep us warm on the chilly night, and light Brigid’s candle. Milk and oats were passed, and blessings given, and blessings received. Thanks to all who came and enjoyed and made Imbolc 2011 a reality.

Following Imbolc we had home made chicken soup and participated in a new moon ritual. We hailed Luna and meditated with the beating of drums and set goals for the coming month. Blessings of the moon were given by the Priest before everyone was led into past life visions by April. Many things were revealed. All very instructional and helpful to the people to better understanding their time in this existence.

All in all, we can’t wait to do it again! Come join us each month for new and full moon rituals and draw down the power of the moon into your lives. See you there!

BB
Muad’Dib

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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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