Thanks to everyone who came to Midsummer 2014, held on Saturday, June 21, 2014, the Summer Solstice. It was performed in the Cunningham Tradition by President Daniel Cureton. A special Midsummer Kings painting, acrylic on canvas, was the center piece, with two acrylic on board paintings of the Holly and Oak Kings to the sides, all done by Kurt Shoopman of Glasgow, Kentucky. Other items included flowers, cinnamon rolls, God’s eyes, ritual wine and a custom sunflower table cloth made last Midsummer by April Love. The faeries visited, the Holly King dominated the Oak King as the new ruling king of the year till Winter Solstice, and mighty Midsummer magic was worked at the Midsummer fire. Feasting included steak, vegetables in butter sauce and home made cinnamon rolls.
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Come one come all, for a limited time only, you can get a $5 tarot reading from expert readers of the Salt Lake Pagan Society! This year at the Utah Pride Festival, SLPS will be offering $5 readings for a full 10 card spread and spiritual advice with a reader for as long as you need. Usually free, the high costs of an individual booth at this year’s festival instead of the shared Grass Roots space, drove up the costs of SLPS readings from free to $5. Don’t have any cash? No worries, you don’t have to hobble down to the ATM, SLPS accepts all major credit cards with the Square reader, so we have you covered! Find our booth on the festival map. We are located on the loop on the west side of the festival, just look for our sign and Goddess flags. Here are the details
When: Saturday, June 7, 3-7pm; Sunday, June 8 11am-7pm
A few members of SLPS gathered on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 8pm to give thanks to the New Moon Goddess for her blessings and support this path may. “We worked magic, set goals, and had a great time chanting the songs of our Mother” said Daniel Cureton. Treats included a PB&J sandwich, almonds, and lemonade for the cakes and ale.
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A few members of SLPS gathered under the full moon on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 8pm. The full moon for May is known as the flower moon, when late spring flowers come into full bloom and preparations for summer planting come about. This full moon focuses on working magic for the group, welcoming in Kali and Odin, and giving libations to the honored dead and Gods.
A few select members of SLPS meet under the auspicious second dark moon of March, known as a black moon on Saturday, March 29, 2014. The members worked dark moon magic together, set goals, and went on a vision quest by the beating of the drum by President Cureton who guided the quest. With each beat of the drum, whip of the flame and shake of the rain stick, the travels to the astral realm were accomplished. Offerings included orange and chocolate brownies and juice.
Ostara shining face was seen this past Ostara 2014. SLPS held Ostara 2014 on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 6pm. The ritual was done in the Cunningham Tradition by SLPS president Daniel Cureton.
With the opening of the ceremony by the LBRP and other rites, the ritual quickly moved to the story of Ostara or Easter. Centering around the Goddess Eostre and her blessing of the bunnies to spread her name, a guided journey to meet the Goddess was performed. Afterward, wildflower seeds were spread in a barren patch of land, to bring new life as spring rolls forward. President Cureton performed a druid rite of spring to Coel. The cakes and ales included bunny bread rolls made by Rhiannon Watters that were offered up to the Goddess in thanks for the return of Spring, with the song “The Earth is Our Mother” by Libana being chanted in remembrance of our ties and duty to care for the land. The ritual ended peacefully with spring poetry.
The feastings included vegan lentil soup, potato rolls, grilled chicken, spinach and cucumber salad, and enchiladas. With the wine and juice flowing freely, the feastings continued into the night and ended with a few hands of five card poker!
And St. Patrick got in the car and drove the snakes to the SLPS full moon ritual! The snakes of Ireland came to the SLPS full moon to honor the Moon Goddess and give a snaky eye to St. Patrick.
On a rare Monday Ritual, Monday, March 5, 2014, at 9pm, the altar was decorated with a shamrock tablecloth made by SLPS adviser April Love, and seated on the sides of the Goddess were live shamrock plants. Other attributes adorned it such a post of gold and corned beef and cabbage.
The members of SLPS were cleansed, charged, and worked magic by the full moon. Thanks in the form of green macaroons were given to the Goddess for her continual blessings as Indian temple incense wafted about the room. St. Patrick descended to watch over everyone. Truly a great blessing this St. Patrick’s Day!
The wheel has turned and it’s time to get the candles and eggs out for the Germanic Goddess Ostara, one of spring and the equinox! This year’s Ostara will be performed in the Wiccan fashion by President Cureton. Ritual will be Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 6pm with feasting around 7:30pm. We will be dying eggs the day before on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 7pm in preparation for Ostara. You can find the ritual outline here! It will be held outside so dress warmly for early spring weather! Only those who came to Witches’ Tea may attend since this is a private ritual.
SLPS appeared again in the University of Utah’s newspaper the Daily Utah Chronicle for a second time in two weeks for doing free tarot at the Union Programming Council’s (UPC) event “Make Your Dreams Come True Day” for Valentines. April Love and Daniel Cureton headed over on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at the Student Union from 11-1pm, doing 25 readings to help shape people’s future. President Cureton was able to speak to some of the goals and ambitions of the Society, “We do free tarot whenever we can,” Cureton said. “It’s a spiritual service that we enjoy providing to the community.” Read the rest of the article on the Chrony’s website!
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Thanks to everyone who came and participated in the Imbolc ceremony on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Dancing Cranes Imports at 6pm. SLPS helped kick off the 2014 Interfaith Month with Imbolc. Lakshmi stood in since Brigid arrived late. The table was decorated with a handmade table cloth by April Love in the late winter seasonal design. Flowers, cookies, sparkling apple cider, candles and more all decorated the altar. Since the ritual was squeezed into the small time space of an hour, some creative editing was necessary.
After reading Imbolc poetry, there was singing and dancing, cleansing and blessing, all before Brigid appeared. She stepped in for a visit through one of the mediums and gave spiritual advice to everyone through the tarot. Afterwards, everyone came forward to received blessings from her through sacred fire.
The energy was sent out into the universe at the close and the rest was returned to the living Earth.