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Thanks to who came to the Samhain ritual and feast on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 6pm. The society began the Samhain by painting pumpkins and rocks for the dead. The rocks were later buried under a tree and the pumpkins put out on display. The crowning piece of this year’s Samhain was a hand painted skull for dia de Los Muertos as the center piece. The ritual was performed in the druid/wiccan style by SLPS president Muad’Dib.

The main rite of the Samhain ritual was Lord Shiva, Hindu God of Death, unlocking the gate of the underworld in Nataraja pose to allow the spirits of the dead to attend their living. After a few moments, they were sent back to the underworld till the next ancestral working. Cernunnos had gone before to prepare the dead for the visitation as it was he who died that day, to be reborn again at Yule. Cerridwen of the druids was seen during the druid Samhain rite. The offerings were home made pumpkin bread and Bloody Mary’s in the frog cauldron. Medusa burned away all the worries and problems of the people (played by Piggy). It came to a close with the blessings of Samhain being given by Lady Hecate.

The feasting included home made pumpkin bread, green beans, buckwheat and mummy chicken (wrapped in bacon). After the feast, everyone rested by a Samhain fire, lit for the ancestors and enjoyed eggnog and brandy.

Samhain 2013, Lunar Oak Spirit painting a pumpkin, Saturday, October 26, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2013, Shy Fox painting a skull, Saturday, October 26, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2013, Piggy painting a pumpkin, Saturday, October 26, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2013, Piggy painting a red and black pumpkin, Saturday, October 26, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2013, altar, Saturday, October 26, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2013, sugar skull painted by coven, Saturday, October 26, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2013, altar center, Saturday, October 26, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2013, Muad’Dib, Saturday, October 26, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2013, Lunar Oak Spirit (l) and Woman Between the Wolves, Saturday, October 26, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2013, Shy Fox (l) and Piggy, Saturday, October 26, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2013, left to right- Shy Fox, Piggy, Lunar Oak Spirit, Woman Between the Wolves, Saturday, October 26, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2013, Woman Between the Wolves, Saturday, October 26, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2013, Muad’Dib, Saturday, October 26, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2013, working Samhain magick, Saturday, October 26, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2013, Samhain feast, Saturday, October 26, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2013, mushroom buckwheat, Saturday, October 26, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2013, mummy chicken, Saturday, October 26, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2013, Lunar Oak Spirit, Saturday, October 26, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2013, post ritual fire, Saturday, October 26, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Samhain 2013, Piggy (l) and Lunar Oak Spirit, Saturday, October 26, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

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A select, few, members of the pagan society gathered on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 8pm to perform and work dark moon magic. Starting off with druid breathing exercises and grounding, then moved into the dark moon magic, which included a fire in the portable fire pit on the deck. “It was a perfect night to burn since the ground was damp and there was little chance of spreading fire through the wind,” said Lunar Oak Spirit. After the magical workings, thanks to the moon goddess and the dark lords such as Hades, Shiva and Osiris were presented. Pizza-hut pizza was the midnight snack while the Saturday night film pick was Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, the perfect Pagan Movie followup!

New Moon Ritual, Lunar Oak Spirit, Saturday, July 6, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

New Moon Ritual, Iyata Bond (l) and Lunar Oak Spirit, Saturday, July 6, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

New Moon Ritual, Iyata Bond, Saturday, July 6, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

New Moon Ritual Fire Saturday, July 6, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

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