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What a wonderful opportunity the U of U Pagan Society had this past Sunday, September 9, 2012 to table and have a booth at the 11th annual Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day in Murray Park. After getting lost a few times and finding the access to pavilions 1,2, and 3, everything was set up by 9:45, just in time for everyone to get there new UUPS t-shirts on and for the festival to start at 10am.

The opening ritual of the festival included a simple dancing ritual by the members of Earth Haven Coven and Crone’s Hollow. Shortly after the ritual, flocks of people came to the booth to to receive free tarot readings as well as to see the big joint altar set up by UUPS and one of the sister groups of UUPS The Iseum of the Divine Feminine-Fellowship of Isis. Thinking statues were for sale, several members had to be one watch to make sure none of the gods and goddess tried to leave with curious patrons. At noon, a thelemic ritual was performed by two members of Horus Oasis O.T.O. right next to the booth…  it was quite interesting trying to read the tarot with all the “hail Horus and AGLA”s!! A few people did utilize the opportunity and gave a few hails of their own at the joint altar and cleansed some items in the holy water representing the Goddesses.

As the day rolled on, the lines didn’t let up for the people wanting free ten card spread tarot readings.  Luckily, UUPS and ISD had several readers on hand to switch off with so everyone got a break, ate lunch and rested under the cool shade of maples and the tent while listening to traditional gypsy violin

Near the end of the festival about 4pm, Lei Loni Tilley, a mermaid of the great salt lake, made an appearance and one of Salt Lake’s finest didgeridoo players was blowing his way to fame at pavilion one. Even so, the line for tarot was so long, the sign had to be taken down to ensure the booth could be packed up by the closing time at 6pm!

All in all, it was a wonderful event. UUPS and IDF met and talked with hundreds of people as well as giving advice, news, comfort and solace to hundreds through the tarot.

Salt Lake City Pagan Pride Day, Altar, Sunday, September 9, 2012, Murray Park, Murray, UT

Salt Lake City Pagan Pride Day, Goddesses, Sunday, September 9, 2012, Murray Park, Murray, UT

Salt Lake City Pagan Pride Day, Gods, Sunday, September 9, 2012, Murray Park, Murray, UT

Salt Lake City Pagan Pride Day, Altar Center, Sunday, September 9, 2012, Murray Park, Murray, UT

Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day 2012, L to r-Fire Runner, Mustard Seed, and Lunar Oak Spirit, Sunday, September 9, 2012, Murray Park, Murray, UT

Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day 2012, l to r Mustard Seed, Lunar Oak Spirit. and Rena Fairbrother, Sunday, September 9, 2012, Murray Park, Murray, UT

Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day 2012, l to r Shy Fox, Muad’Dib, Iyata Bond and Nathan Nevarez, Sunday, September 9, 2012, Murray Park, Murray, UT

Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day 2012, Iyata Bond (l), Denis Hunsaker, Sunday, September 9, 2012, Murray Park, Murray, UT

Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day 2012 L to r-Fire Runner, Mustard Seed, Rena Fairbrother, Lunar Oak Spirit and Iyata Bond (far right) Sunday, September 9, 2012, Murray Park, Murray, UT

Salt Lake City Pagan Pride Day, Willow Figueroa, Mermaids of the Great Salt Lake, Sunday, September 9, 2012, Murray Park, Murray, UT

Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day 2012, Muad’Dib with the Deviant Moon Tarot, Saturday, September 9, 2012, Murray Park, Murray UT

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