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SLPS had a great time reading free tarot for the students at the Fall Crimson Nights on Friday, October 23, 2015. Themed out for “Halloween Nightmare”, everyone was dressed in various costumes. We were placed with Kim’s Creatures in the Student Union Den. Woman Between the Wolves, Muad’Dib, and Shy Fox brought their decks and the Samhain table cloth. Muad’Dib and WBTW had a special Halloween Tarot by Karin Lee they used for the themed event. Shy Fox used his standard Wildwood tarot by John Matthews.

“We had an endless line like usual. Many students, about 100 I’d say came in the 3 hour period from 10pm to 1am.  They usually put us with Kim’s Creatures at the events, as this is the 3rd time the Pagans have been paired with the creatures together, which we love animals so it’s a natural fit” said Shy Fox.

Everyone was worn out by the end of the night! “It’s always a tone of work, but the 10th reading I’m reading to go, but I’m a trooper and know I’m there to help students” said Woman Between the Wolves.

SLPS thanks the Union Programming Council (UPC) and looks forward to reading again at the spring 2016 Crimson Nights!

Fall 2015 Crimson Nights Halloween Nightmare, l to r- Muad’Dib, Woman Between the Wolves, and Shy Fox, reading for students, Friday, October 23, 2015, University of Utah Student Union Den, Salt Lake City, UT

Fall 2015 Crimson Nights Halloween Nightmare, Far left-Woman Between the Wolves; middle left Shy Fox, doing readings, Friday, October 23, 2015, University of Utah Student Union Den, Salt Lake City, UT

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SLPS had a wonderful time reading tarot at the U of U Fall Plazafest Wednesday, August 26, 2015. Always a fun time, the students flock to the table for free readings and advice, wanting to know how their semesters are going to go. Muad’Dib and Woman Between the Wolves had a table next to the Chinese Christian Church and another Christian group who were recruiting. It rained slightly, but the clouds passed and the rain didn’t bother anyone. Serving the students is a fantastic way to perform community outreach and service, helping them set their lives in order so they can perform their best with their studies.

Plazafest 2015, students in line for readings, Wednesday, August 26, 2015, University of Utah Student Union Lawn, Salt Lake City, UT

Plazafest 2015, Woman Between the Wolves (l) and Muad’Dib (m), Wednesday, August 26, 2015, University of Utah Student Union Lawn, Salt Lake City, UT

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The Society exhibit “A Look at Paganism: Beliefs and Culture of the Neopagan Community” that was held at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah ran from January 17- March 16, 2014. It was an enormous success! All the hard work paid off. 8 people came together donating items or approving of their use for display in the wall cases at the library. It was headed, organized, and proposed to the exhibition committee by President Muad’Dib. All the explanatory cards were also written by President Muad’Dib. Sections included (As pictured in level one) music, art, literature, crafts, (as pictured in level 2) films, Pagan deities, Magical Arts and Sciences (top), Jewelry (bottom), ritual items and elementals.

Louise Poulton of the exhibition committee and Rare Book Division of Special Collections said the application was “very well written and put together.” A few of the members of the committee said they were very impressed with the display and that it received only positive feedback. Many students and guests stopped to look at the different displays and contemplate Paganism. It was one of the highest trafficked exhibitions to date!

The reserve desk on level two, which is next door to the display cases also reported many people stopping to look at the displays. SLPS is so happy that it succeed that there is a plan in the works to have the exhibition go to other schools and universities to teach people about Paganism. Currently Salt Lake Community College Library and the library at Utah Valley University are the best places.  Here are photos from the exhibition.

A Look at Paganism Exhibition, Wall display cases l to r- music, art, books, crafts, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Level 1, January 17- March 16, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

A Look at Paganism Exhibition, Wall display cases l to r- movies, deity statues, divination and jewelry, ritual items and elementals, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Level 2, January 17- March 16, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

A Look at Paganism Exhibition, Art, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Level 1, January 17- March 16, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

A Look at Paganism Exhibition, Art- Oak and Holly King plaques by Kurt Shoopman of Kentucky, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Level 1, January 17- March 16, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

A Look at Paganism Exhibition, Ganesh painting by Lunar Oak Spirit, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Level 1, January 17- March 16, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

A Look at Paganism Exhibition, Art-Horned God Plaque by Kurt Shoopman of Kentucky, Digital print by Lunar Oak Spirit, The Sorcerer (Cave Art) plaque, and Green Man mug by Remembrances Potter of Sarnia, Canada, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Level 1, January 17- March 16, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

A Look at Paganism Exhibition, Green Man mug by Natalie Dufort Sheldon of Remembrances Pottery in Sarnia, Canada, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Level 1, January 17- March 16, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

A Look at Paganism Exhibition, literature, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Level 1, January 17- March 16, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

A Look at Paganism Exhibition, tradition literature, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Level 1, January 17- March 16, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

A Look at Paganism Exhibition, The Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells by Judika Illes, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Level 1, January 17- March 16, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

A Look at Paganism Exhibition, The Mystical Qabalah by Dion Fortune, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Level 1, January 17- March 16, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

A Look at Paganism Exhibition, tradition literature with Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart open, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Level 1, January 17- March 16, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

A Look at Paganism Exhibition, Crafts, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Level 1, January 17- March 16, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

A Look at Paganism Exhibition, Crafts-witches’ bottle and hand carved pork bone runes made by Muad’Dib, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Level 1, January 17- March 16, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

A Look at Paganism Exhibition, Crafts-river wood wand by Muad’Dib, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Level 1, January 17- March 16, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

A Look at Paganism Exhibition, Crafts-apothecary herbs, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Level 1, January 17- March 16, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

A Look at Paganism Exhibition, Crafts-Wheel of the year, beading, and Lughanasadh corn dolly, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Level 1, January 17- March 16, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

A Look at Paganism Exhibition, beaded owl pendant necklace by Shy Fox and sunflower table cloth by Woman Between the Wolves, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Level 1, January 17- March 16, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

A Look at Paganism Exhibition, Wall display cases l to r-movies, deity statues, divination and astrology, elements and ritual, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Level 2, January 17- March 16, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

A Look at Paganism Exhibition, movies, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Level 2, January 17- March 16, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

A Look at Paganism Exhibition, movies close up, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Level 2, January 17- March 16, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

A Look at Paganism Exhibition, deity statues, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Level 1, January 17- March 16, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

A Look at Paganism Exhibition, deity statues l to r-Gaia, Thoth, and Ganesh, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Level 1, January 17- March 16, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

A Look at Paganism Exhibition, deity statues l to r-Lugh, Kwan Yin, and Eostre plaque by Kurt Shoopman of Kentucky, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Level 1, January 17- March 16, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

A Look at Paganism Exhibition, divination and jewelry, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Level 1, January 17- March 16, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

A Look at Paganism Exhibition, divination-Dragon Tarot by Terry Donaldson, Ogham on river stones, Faire Oracle by Brian Fraud, and a Citrine crystal ball, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Level 1, January 17- March 16, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

A Look at Paganism Exhibition, jewelry l to r- Oak leaf circlet, Thor’s Hammer, Awen and skull bead necklace made by Muad’Dib, First Nation necklace, Pentagram Wicca ring, Copper and peridot Ankh, and right is an ancestral rosary made by Muad’Dib, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Level 1, January 17- March 16, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

A Look at Paganism Exhibition, Ritual items and elementals, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Level 1, January 17- March 16, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

A Look at Paganism Exhibition, Ritual items l to r: Dugway UT geode, drinking horn, smudge stick, wand made by Muad’Dib, silver chalice for water, pentacle for earth, and ancestral skull, J Willard Marriott Library Level 1, January 17- March 16, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

A Look at Paganism Exhibition, ritual items elementals l to r-feather for element air, oak leaf offering tray, athame for fire, and incense, J Willard Marriott Library Level 1, January 17- March 16, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

Student exploring the literature in level 1 of the exhibition, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library, February 13, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

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These past weeks were awesome! Many students stopped by UUPS table at Welcome Week on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 from 10am-2pm on the U of U Student Union West Lawn for free tarot readings. Ganesh watched over the table as president Muad’Dib and UUPS adviser Woman Between the Wolves gave free readings to almost fifty people in the four hours available to students to table at the student union. There were even a few people interested in joining the Pagan Society! All in all, things went well and we got the word out that there is a safe and inclusive space for all persons to come and explore alternative spirituality!

Welcome Week Tabling University of Utah Union Lawn, Muad’Dib, August 22 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

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President Muad’Dib provided free tarot readings for the students moving into the dorms at the University of Utah Heritage Halls on Thursday, August 16, 2012 . Several groups lined the main entrance and were there to recruit students, including LDSSA and Frisbee golf. President Muad’Dib did a few readings while he received some side glances and evil eyes from parents of freshman.

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