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SLPS celebrated Midsummer Saturday, June 18, 2016. The members gathered on freshly cut grass, and under the grove of the pines at the temple. The sun was low in the sky, allowing for a cool evening. President Muad’Dib led the ritual in the New American tradition. The Oak and Holly Kings were present, as well as Hern and Perun. SLPS honors the transitioning of the year from the Oak King to the Holly King at Midsummer, as the sun’s zenith is reached and starts to descend to the longest night at Yule.

A dialogue about Midsummer, the path of the sun, and why it’s important to do solar rites took place. Some hand holding and dancing around the altar to the song “Litha” on the album Circle of the Seaons by Lisa Thiel allowed the members to raise energy. Some Midsummer poetry, Sign of the Daisy by Helen Hunt Jackson was read.

Perun, the patriarch of the Slavic pantheon, descended and spoke to everyone present. Perun rules over lightning, thunder, fire, oak, eagle and the ax or hammer. He gave a message of love, acceptance and inclusion, speaking about the forgotten myth, messages, and the simple ways of living like a Slav (bear meat, mushrooms, cabbage, the woods). He said how lonely he gets, with no one to talk with, no one patroning the pantheon like they once did. He encouraged everyone to love each person, work by the sun and moon, to embrace the messages of the ancient kindred, and to live simply as the Slavs did. He blessed them and accepted everyone into his family.  This message was a first, as SLPS welcomed him to the temple as a new God just arrived from the Czech Republic.

Midsummer 2016, Shy Fox (l) and Camille Harriss making tri tip steak kababs, Saturday, June 18, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Midsummer 2016, altar, Saturday, June 18, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Midsummer 2016, altar center, Saturday, June 18, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Midsummer 2016, Perun, Saturday, June 18, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Midsummer 2016, l to r- Shy Fox, Stesha Bowden, Camille Harris, Woman Between the Wolves, Saturday, June 18, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Midsummer 2016, Sunset, Saturday, June 18, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Midsummer 2016, feast l to r- steak kababs, deviled eggs, rice salad, baked purple cauliflower with Stesha Bowden (l) and Shy Fox, Saturday, June 18, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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President Muad’Dib discovered while going through the Utah Pride Center private archives a photo of the “Salt Lake Pagan Community” from the the 1995 Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade. “I didn’t know that the Pagans had been marching in the parade back then. I had thought perhaps that SLPS was the first to march in the parade, but I knew others could have, just there was no evidence. This year is the 26th year of the parade, so now we know they have marched before. SLPS began marching in the parade in 2011 with the Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition.”

The LGBT community has had a long crossover into the Pagan community, as many of the members identify with both. It’s common that LGBT people find the Pagan community more accepting because of how personal the spirituality of Paganism is and how many various paths people walk. Paganism allows individuals to explore facets of deity, the inside self, and the universe they hadn’t previously without putting them into a box or creating a cookie cutter mentality. Often Paganism is more fulfilling than larger organized religion.

The Utah Pride Center has photographs from various events that will be transferred to the Marriott Library Special Collections Archives at the University of Utah this year under the leadership of President Muad’Dib, who works as the library director at the center. The picture below will soon be available for everyone to access in the Multimedia Division. If anyone can identify the individuals, please send SLPS an email or leave a comment.

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The Wheel turned and the time of the Ancestors was upon us! In the SLPS tradition, we do not only work with them at Samhain (pronounced Souw Win, not Sam Hane), but throughout the year. Even so, Samhain is THE time for the kindred and ancestral workings.

SLPS performed their personal coven rite on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 8pm. This was necessary as SLPS also was to perform a public rite. Private group workings as well as personal work is an important component as it allows for self work and the members to bond together, express higher emotions, and be comfortable instead of having onlookers or worrying about strangers energies.

The right on October 24 went splendidly, with a homemade death by chocolate cake being the main cake, and bloody Mary’s for the wine. Osiris and Arianrhod were invoked as the patrons of the rite. The ancestors were called in with the song “Samhain by Lisa Thiel on her album Circle of the Seasons. To calm the energies, the song “Shanti (Peace Out)” by MC Yogi on his album Elephant Power was played to bring everyone back and dismiss the dead. Feastings afterwards were spiced apple cider and Puerto Rican spaghetti.

SLPS was asked to conduct a public rite on Halloween for the Pagan shop As Above So Below in Roy, UT. SLPS gladly accepted. With a count of 45 people, the rite proceeded at 8:30. The archangels invoked in the quarters, the barriers thrown up, the song “Samhain by Lisa Thiel was played after the ancestors were invoked to join the circle under the watch oft he High Priest Muad’Dib and High Priestess Woman Between the Wolves. Deities present were Cerridween, Arianrhod, Hades, and Osiris. HP Muad’Dib performed a druid rite to Cerridwen, the ancestors, and the fall season. A toast with the coven chalice full of wine was passed around the room before the closing and pot luck feastings.

Samhain 2015, altar, Saturday, October 24, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2015, altar center, Saturday, October 24, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2015, Camille Harris (l) and Piggy, Saturday, October 24, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2015, Donotello- a temple cat guarding the ritual space, Saturday, October 24, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2015, Shy Fox and Woman Between the Wolves, Saturday, October 24, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2015, bloody Mary ritual drink, Saturday, October 24, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2015, Death by chocolate cake made by Shy Fox, Saturday, October 24, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2015, glasses prepared for bloody Mary drinks, Saturday, October 24, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2015, Puerto Rican meatball spaghetti for the feast, Saturday, October 24, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Public Samhain 2015, l to r-Tarisa Cooper, Muad’Dib, and C.C. Delgado, As Above So Below, Saturday, October 31, 2015 Roy, UT

Public Samhain 2015, altar with cow skull, As Above So Below, Saturday, October 31, 2015 Roy, UT

Public Samhain 2015, crowds seated at ceremony with Muad’Dib (r) and Piggy (far right), As Above So Below, Saturday, October 31, 2015 Roy, UT

Public Samhain 2015, feast, As Above So Below, Saturday, October 31, 2015 Roy, UT

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For all those interested in attending SLPS rituals, now is the chance to come and see first hand how SLPS conducts their rites!

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Interested in learning the Tarot? Want to know more about divination? Come to the 101 to get the basics! We will cover history, origin, purpose, deck types and the first 10 Major Arcana cards.Text for the class is “Tarot and the Journey of the Hero” by Hajo Banzhaf.
Cost is $20. Pay through Paypal: thepagansociety.org or cash or card at the door

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SLPS Tarot 101 flyer 2015

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SLPS meeting under sacred pine on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 9pm to celebrate the Fall Equinox. The crickets were in unison, the breeze calm as the altar was dedicated and the candles lit. Ganesh and Bast joined the circle of the ancestors and took in the offerings of pears, watermelon, juice and cookies. Mabon being the second harvest, the fruits were pulled from the Society Garden.

The ritual included music by Lisa Thiel, “Mabon” off the album Circle of the Seasons. Spoken word and poetry were performed in honor of the seaons. Bast and Ganesh came down and spoke to the attendees and accepted the food. He will open the way for individuals to succeed in their inner workings. Each person chose a habit to banish in the Mabon fire.

The feast afterwards with the Gods was beef and barely stew with oreo bards for dessert. A bowl was left out for the Gods to enjoy.

Mabon 2015, altar, Monday, September 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2015, altar center, Monday, September 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2015, Muad’Dib calling the spirits, Monday, September 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2015, l to r- Muad’Dib, Piggy, Shy Fox, Monday, September 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2015, Muad’Dib selfie with Ganesh, Monday, September 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2015, Goddess Bast, Monday, September 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2015, altar with candles, Monday, September 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2015, Beef and barley stew for feast, Monday, September 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2015, Oreo bars for dessert, Monday, September 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Mabon 2015, feast offerings to the Gods with apple juice, Monday, September 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

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The Dark Times have arrived! The sun lessens in light and beings its descent to the dark lands till it will rise again at Yule. The 2nd harvest, season fruits now are pumpkin, gourds, berries, mushrooms, and pears. The Goddess will soon enter her Crone phase at Samhain, when the God dies.

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Witches, wizards, druids, vikings, and Pagans gathered to celebrate community and unity. Salt Lake City Pagan Pride Day was held on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 10-6. Held at Murray Park, the festival allows the Pagan community to educated, show their pride, and “come out of the broom closet” if they feel so. This Year’s theme was “A Harvest of Balance and Blessings.”

This year’s festival included over 20 vendors, a kid zone, Belly Dancing by Thia, and music. The opening ritual was performed by the staff of Salt Lake City Pagan Pride Day. The day was sunny, shiny, and hundreds of people strolled in to shop, look, and attend public ritual. Even the local LDS missionaries stopped by for a look around.

SLPS did very well, needing a double booth this year for their $5 tarot readings. They were discounted last minute as an extra bonus for customers and to beat out competition. The closing ritual was performed in the Norse tradition by Harts Hearth Clan of Tooele Utah.

Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day 2015, SLPS Booth, Saturday, September 12, 2015, Murray Park, Murray, UT

Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day 2015, Muad’Dib, Saturday, September 12, 2015, Murray Park, Murray, UT

Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day 2015, left to right- James, Many Anderson, Michael Conrad, C.C. Delgado, David Courtier (red shirt), Gwen Allen, Josh Williams, Eddie Cooper, and Tarisa Cooper, Saturday, September 12, 2015, Murray Park, Murray, UT

Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day 2015,Vendors with Crones Hollow, Saturday, September 12, 2015, Murray Park, Murray, UT

Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day 2015, Vendors with Pagan store Elemental Inspirations (left), Saturday, September 12, 2015, Murray Park, Murray, UT

Salt Lake City Pagan Pride Day, Vendor booths, Saturday, September 12, 2015, Murray City Park, Murray, UT

Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day 2015, Vendors, Saturday, September 12, 2015, Murray Park, Murray, UT

Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day 2015, Vendors and kid zone with Mike Hurst (r), Saturday, September 12, 2015, Murray Park, Murray, UT

Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day 2015, Dancers at pavilion 1, Saturday, September 12, 2015, Murray Park, Murray, UT

Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day 2015, LDS Missionaries l to r-Elder Conn, Jennifer Coates, and Elder Halisky, Saturday, September 12, 2015, Murray Park, Murray, UT

Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day 2015, Closing rite circle with Heart’s Hearth Clan, Saturday, September 12, 2015, Murray Park, Murray, UT

Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day 2015, Closing rite by Heart’s Hearth Clan of Tooele, Utah, Saturday, September 12, 2015, Murray Park, Murray, UT

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The 13th Annual 2014 Salt Lake City Pagan Pride Day fell on Saturday, September 6, 2014. From 10-6, vendors, groups, and guests enjoyed a sunny day at Murray City Park. SLPS was not in attendance since the members chose to attend the 2nd Annual 2014 Salt Lake Comic Con, happening on the same day. We swung by to check in, grab programs, and see the vendors. President Muad’Dib picked up a very nicely done ouija board by Goats creations.

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2014 Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day, Saturday, September 6, 2014, Murray City Park, UT

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2014 Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day, Saturday, September 6, 2014, Murray City Park, UT

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2014 Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day, Saturday, September 6, 2014, Murray City Park, UT

Muad’Dib’s ouija sugar skull board he picked up at the 2014 Salt Lake City Pagan Pride Day.

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All the hard work has paid off! The Daily Utah Chronicle, the newspaper of the University of Utah has released a front page article for February 4, 2014 about SLPS exhibition “A Look at Paganism” at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the U. President Muad’Dib was interviewed for the article on February 3, and it was published the next day. Take a look at the story online or pick up a copy before the run out! You can also check out all the photos from the exhibit here, from SLPS Facebook page.

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The time has come to prepare for what lies ahead…. the dark times! Mabon is the time of year when the sun lessens in strength and light and when the night begins to become the ruling phase of our lives. The God is aging and preparing for his departure at Samhain and the Goddess starts her transition into the Crone phase. The second of the three harvests, the crops that have come in around this time are berries, pears, peaches, and mushrooms. The ritual will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 6pm in the New American Tradition. SLPS president Muad’Dib will lead the ritual. The center piece is a commissioned painting acrylic on canvas by the favored artist Kurt Shoopman of Kentucky featuring several skyclad gods dancing around the Mabon fire. Feasting afterward as usual. If you’d like to attend the next sabbat, please come to Witches’ Tea for more info.

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The 12th annual Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day was a success! The festival began at 10am on Saturday, September 14, 2013 in Murray Park’s pavilions 1, 2, and 3 and lasted till 6pm. SLPS had a beautiful sacred space set up and offered free tarot readings. The shops Gypsy wagon of American Fork, UT, and The Typsy Gypsies of Lehi, UT were the neighbors for the day on either side of the SLPS. booth. The day opened with the morning ritual by the Four Dragons Clann of the 1734 Tradition and people filing in for free readings. As noontime approached, the heavens opened and rain poured down for twenty minutes on everyone. Most of the guests took cover under the canopies and pavilions and watched the bards and belly dancers perform their art. The rained stopped and the people returned. 4pm brought the closing ritual by Harts Hearth Clan of Grantsville. They performed a ceremony to Frey And Freyja in the northern Asatru tradition. 6pm was the close and everyone packed up to return home till next year’s pride. Till we meet again!

Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day SLPS Booth Saturday, September 14, 2013, Murray Park, Murray, UT

Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day, SLPS Arianrhod altar with orchid, Saturday, September 14, 2013, Murray Park, Murray, UT.

Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day SLPS table for free tarot readings, Saturday, September 14, 2013 Murray Park, Murray, UT.

Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day looking south west from the SLPS booth, Saturday, September 14, 2013, Murray Park, Murray, UT.

Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day Saturday,looking south east from the north west corner of the festival, September 14, 2013, Murray Park, Murray, UT.

Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day Saturday,looking south west from the northern side of the festival, September 14, 2013, Murray Park, Murray, UT.

Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day looking north from the south point of the festival, Saturday, September 14, 2013, Murray Park, Murray, UT.

Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day Saturday, Woman Between the Wolves with the Fool card from the Robin Wood tarot, September 14, 2013, Murray Park, Murray, UT

Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day Saturday, Woman Between the Wolves with the Fool card from the Robin Wood tarot, September 14, 2013, Murray Park, Murray, UT

Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day Saturday, Lunar Oak Spirit (l) and Muad’Dib, September 14, 2013, Murray Park, Murray, UT.

Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day, Cheyanne Opheikens, Saturday, September 14, 2013, Murray Park, Murray, UT.

Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day, Lunar Oak Spirit, Saturday, September 14, 2013, Murray Park, Murray, UT.

Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day, Woman Between the Wolves (l) and Lunar Oak Spirit packing tent, Saturday, September 14, 2013, Murray Park, Murray, UT.

Salt Lake Pagan Pride Day Saturday, view of the eastern mountains, the Wasatch, at 7pm after festival, September 14, 2013, Murray Park, Murray, UT.

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Thanks to all who came and participated in Ostara 2013 on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 6pm. The Ritual started around 8:30 pm due to printer issues and no outlines of the ritual being available till then. Plenty of socializing and pre-ritual fun took place before President Muad’Dib rung the great society bell to call to order the ritual.

With the usual openings and calling of the quarters, the Ostara celebrations began. With the altar decorated in spring fashion with egg that had been dyed before hand by president Muad’Dib and SLPS member Rena Fairbrother, ribbon and a special custom Ostara plaque, the entering the circle happened after the cleansing of the temple space. The ritual took place in doors this year because of the weather temperatures being in the 30s. As the people entered the space, they were cleansed and consecrated to work magic and give honoring to the Great Goddess.

The story of Ostara was told and the members and guests of SLPS were taken to meet the Goddess in her woodland dwelling where she was playing  a beautiful lap harp. She gave each person advice and sent them along their way. Next poetry, music, dance, flowers, eggs, stones and food were offered to the Goddess as gifts of gratitude and love for the returning of light and springtime. Music was provided by president Muad’Dib on violin. Everyone in turn received a  wildflower bulb to plant to help seed the barren Earth back to life. Each person also received a small half inch Venus of Willendorf statue as a Goddess charm. Special organic gluten free apple cinnamon muffins were made by SLPS’s newest member Cheyanne Opheikins. The muffins quickly disappeared and the members of SLPS have given her the task of making more for Beltane!

Personal libations to the Goddess came after a small break. President Muad’Dib performed a druid spring rite and then the ritual came to a close. The feasting included dishes such as roasted eggs, potato salad and spare ribs! Check out the photos below.

Ostara 2013 Dyed eggs, Saturday, March 23, 2013 Salt Lake City, UT

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Ostara 2013, Rena Fairbrother, Saturday, March 23, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2013, Piggy and Tyson Chase, Saturday, March 23, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2013, altar, Saturday, March 23, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

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Ostara 2013, Altar with Eostre Plaque, Saturday, March 23, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2013, altar center, Saturday, March 23, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

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Ostara 2013 l to r- Rena Fairbrother, Azetta Seedling of the Blue Dragon, Mustard Seed, Fire Runner, Callista Dreamwalker, Patrick Lucero, Saturday, March 23, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2013, Muad’Dib with violin Saturday, March 23, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

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Ostara 2013, Muad’Dib playing music on violin, Saturday, March 23, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2013 Back l to r-Patrick Lucero, Lunar Oak Spirit, Iyata Bond, Piggy, Shy Fox, Cheyanne Opheikens, Mustard Seed, Fire Runner. Front l to r-Azetta Seedling of the Blue Dragon, Woman Between the Wolves, Rena Fairbrother, Callista Dreamwalker Saturday, March 23, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

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Ostara 2013 Back l to r-Patrick Lucero, Lunar Oak Spirit, Iyata Bond, Piggy, Shy Fox, Cheyanne Opheikens, Mustard Seed, Fire Runner. Front l to r-Azetta Seedling of the Blue Dragon, Muad’Dib, Rena Fairbrother, Callista Dreamwalker Saturday, March 23, 2013 Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2013 feast l to r-Shy Fox, Woman Between the Wolves, Azetta Seedling of the Blue Dragon, Cheyanne Opheikens, Callista Dreamwalker, Patrick Lucero Saturday, March 23, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

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Thanks to everyone who came and gave honor and thanks to the Goddess Ostara~! UUPS Met on Saturday, March 24, 2012 to honor the Goddess and welcome the Spring. We feel her blessing upon us and are grateful for her guidance. The ritual included poetry,  a guided journeying to meet Ostara, egg divination and thanks giving for all we have received. The journey work was performed by President Muad’Dib who led the members to a grove in trance to see the Germanic Goddess. Tears of joy were cried and messages received. The divination provided a good annual insight to the next year’s of work that people need to focus on.

The feasting had grilled chicken, potato salad, and wine.

Ostara 2012, L to R-Shy Fox, Fire Runner, Lunar Oak Spirit, and Mustard Seed, Saturday, March 24, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2012, L to R-Mustard Seed, Ember Fire, and Woman Between the Wolves, Saturday, March 24, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2012, Ember Fire as witch with east altar, Saturday, March 24, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2012, Center of Main altar, Mustard Seed, Saturday, March 24, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

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Ostara 2012, main altar with Mustard Seed, Saturday, March 24, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2012, South Altar Saturday, March 24, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2012, West altar, Saturday, March 24, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostar 2012, North Altar, Saturday, March 24, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2012, chicken mole enchiladas by Shy Fox for the feast, Saturday, March 24, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2012, Feast l to r: potato salad, grilled chicken, green salad, Saturday, March 24, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2012, Shy Fox (l) and Ember Fire Saturday, March 24, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2012, Feast, Back to Front-Fire Runner, Mustard Seed, Woman Between the Wolves, and Lunar Oak Spirit, Saturday, March 24, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

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This past month brought us the wonderful opportunity again to see our wonderful brothers and sisters from Utah State University Pagan Alliance in Logan, Ut on Saturday, March 19, 2011. They celebrate and honored Liber Pater with the Roman Spring Holiday Liberalia. Masks were hung in trees, wreaths were worn on the heads and togas worn! Callista Midnyte Dreamwalker (fourth from right) related her experience, “Liberlia was a very powerful experience. It was my first ritual I ever  attended and I was nervous. However when we arrived we were invited into the circle among many fellow pagans. We called upon the God and Goddess not just of the Romans but also of others. I enjoyed the company and felt the Gods and Goddesses presence.  I felt their joy in our gathering. This three hour drive was completely worth it!” Saerra Fairbrother said “ I am so glad I went. It was a great time and I even met a woman who will be moving to go to SLCC with us in the fall.”

UUPS is very excited and cannot wait to see and join in the next celebration with USUPA! We are grateful to our wonderful friend and President of USUPA Kassie (second from right).

This month we are focusing on getting sponsored by one of the local businesses and setting up for the PRIDE Festival.  We also have added a new event page to the website so everyone can keep up to date on what is going on with UUPS!

Liberalia with USUPA, Front row r to l-Kassie Cressal, Callista Dreamwalker, Back (2nd from right) Anya Hawke, Saturday, March 19, 2011, Logan, UT

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Liberalia 2011, Utah State University Pagan Alliance (USUPA) l to r-Isaac Furniss, Kassies Cressal, and Anya Hawke, U of U Pagan Society combined with USU Pagan Alliance, Saturday, March 19 2011, Logan, UT 

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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!

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Muad’Dib

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