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On August 6, 2011, UUPS drove up to Logan to attend a wonderful ritual set back 2 miles in Green canyon with USUPA. A small altar, decorated with flowers, fruit, chalices and more was set in the south of a circle lined with rose petals.

Our very own Muad’Dib played the part of Lugh. The participants entered through the west gate. Each attendant was cleansed with water and purified with air. The circle was closed when everyone was inside and Kassie began the elegant and short ritual to the God and Goddess.

Bread and honey were offered in thanks. All the participants took a piece of bread as the symbol of their harvest and were asked to think about what they were grateful for, what blessings they had received, what service had been given to them and what all of this meant in the larger cycle of their life.  After a moment, each person was allowed to speak allowed their feelings, thoughts and emotions and to throw the bread in the fire as the final act of thanks to the God(s)

With the closing of the ritual brought a feast and fire with the God and Goddess. The food included items such as mead, red beans and rice, pie and dutch oven enchiladas!

As the sun set, the fire added a much appreciated light! Even the fire Gods were seen walking around this night!

UUPS Thanks USUPA for hosting another wonderful ritual. We can’t wait to see you all again!

Lughnasadh 2011 Muad’Dib as Celtic Sun God Lugh USUPA Saturday, August 6, 2011 Green Canyon, Logan, UT 

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Lughnasadh 2011 main altar USUPA Saturday, August 6, 2011 Green Canyon, Logan, UT

Lughnasadh 2011 center fire Kassie Cressal USUPA Saturday, August 6, 2011 Green Canyon, Logan, UT

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Lughnasadh 2011 l to r Muad’Dib, Megan Sjoberg and Kassie Cressal USUPA Saturday, August 6, 2011 Green Canyon, Logan, UT

Lughnasadh 2011 Camp site USUPA Saturday, August 6, 2011 Green Canyon, Logan, UT

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Lughnasadh 2011 l to r: Woman Between the Wolves, Megan Sjoberg, Muad’Dib, Shy Fox, Astral Eventide, Kate Black, Isaac Furniss, Unknown and Unknown Child, Dano Harvey, Saturday, August 6, 2011, Green Canyon, Logan, UT

Lughnasadh 2011 l to r Dano Harvey, Kassie Cressal, and Kate Black USUPA Saturday, August 6, 2011 Green Canyon, Logan, UT

 

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UUPS has the wonderful opportunity again to visit and participate with our fellow Pagans at Utah State University. The ritual is set for a nearby canyon in Logan on Saturday, August 6, 2011. We need all of you to post your comments so we can get organized and know who’s going, who can carpool, who would like to volunteer their car for use. UUPS can offer a small reimbursement for gas if necessary. We also ask everyone to chip in on the gas cost because simply… the prices are out of this world (as everyone knows).

What: Lughnasadh/ Lammas Ritual

Where: Logan UT with Utah State University Pagan Alliance

When: Saturday, August 6, 2011 7-11pm


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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 (end right) 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!

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Liberalia with USUPA, Front row r to l-Kassie Cressal, Callista Dreamwalker, 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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This past Samhain brought the wonderful opportunity for UUPS and USUPA to be together and honor the ancestors! UUPS drove up to Logan on Sunday, October 31, 2010 and joined in the druid  celebrations that took place at the UU church in Logan. Around 50 people were in attendance under the moon and light rain. A beautiful altar filled with photos of family members and loved ones with antlers was set behind a fire pit where the honoring took place.

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Samhain 2010 Utah State University Pagan Alliance (USUPA) l to r Astral Eventide, Inu, Drew Hamblin, Kassie Cressal and Megan Sjoberg, October 31, 2010, Logan, UT

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Samhain 2010 Altar Utah State University Pagan Alliance (USUPA), October 31, 2010, Logan, UT

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Samhain 2010 Kassie Cressal and Muad’Dib (r) USUPA (Utah State University Pagan Alliance), October 31, 2010, Logan UT

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