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Salt Lake Pagan Society

We are glad to announce that we have published a new website for our literary publication Enheduanna. The new site allows for authors to find out more about the publication and to submit their work online. Check it out! 

2017-07-18

The members of SLPS gathered on Saturday, July 8, 2017 to honor the full moon goddesses. Columbiana was there in spirit, as the table cloth for 4th of July was wandering about the warehouse this year. With a storm raging, the magic was potent and powerful, drawing down the storm energy. Vice President Ashton Longhurst led the rite, taking over for President Cureton who will be moving for work next month.

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July 2017 Full Moon Ritual, altar, Saturday, July 8, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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SLPS gathered to celebrate the Summer Solstice Friday, June 23, 2017. After mowing the lawn, moving logs and stacking firewood, the ritual space was clean and ready. Part of doing ritual is coming together to prepare the space, whether clean or dirty, all parts should be a joint effort with the members.

The Holly King took over for the Oak King, acknowledging the path of the sun as it has reached its zenith and will now descend till Winter Solstice. The members sing “Midsummer” by Heather Alexander and read poetry, “Midsummer” by William Cullen Bryant. Almond marzipan cookies and sweet wine toasted the change of kings. The feast included chicken kebabs, lentils, and rice pilaf.

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Midsummer 2017, altar, Friday, June 23, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Midsummer 2017, f to b: Lei Loni and Rachel Figueroa, Ashton Longhurst, April Love, Friday, June 23, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Midsummer 2017, sunset Friday, June 23, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Midsummer 2017, feast: lentils, rice pilaf, chicken kebabs, June 23, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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SLPS attended the annual Utah Pride Festival put on by the Utah Pride Center. The annual fundraiser run this year from Wednesday, May 31-Sunday, June 4 with the opening of the festival Friday June 2. SLPS has been reading tarot at the festival since 2012 but has been vending at the festival since 2011. This year was as busy as others, with over 150 people getting tarot and palm readings. This year’s festival theme was “Pride Elevated.” Many different vendors attended, as well as food vendors. There was the Gala on May 31, the interfaith service on June 1, with the opening on Friday there was more opportunity for varied entertainment, drag queen story time, panels, and even protesters out at the festival gates. Known as the “official street preachers”, these people see themselves as old bible prophets preaching to a sinful world.

SLPS even sold some of its literary journal! Pride always treats us well, and we are glad to give back to the community.

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Utah Pride Festival Interfaith Service, interfaith leaders, Thursday, June 1, 2017, First United Methodist Church, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival Interfaith Service, interfaith leaders, Thursday, June 1, 2017, First United Methodist Church, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival Interfaith Service, April Love (l) and Daniel Cureton, Thursday, June 1, 2017, First United Methodist Church, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival Interfaith Service, service, Thursday, June 1, 2017, First United Methodist Church, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival Interfaith Service, service, Thursday,June 1, 2017, First United Methodist Church, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival, April Love (l) and Ashton Longhurst, Friday, June 2, 2017, City and County Building, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival, Friday, June 2, 2017, City and County Building, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival, Saturday, June 3, 2017, City and County Building, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival, Saturday, June 3, 2017, City and County Building, Salt Lake City, UT

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Salt Lake Pagan Society Published by Daniel Cureton Page Liked · June 16 · Edited · · Utah Pride Festival, Queer geek panel, Saturday, June 3, 2017, City Library, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival, Saturday, June 3, 2017, City and County Building, Salt Lake City, U

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Utah Pride Festival, Saturday, June 3, 2017, City and County Building, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival, Saturday, June 3, 2017, City and County Building, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival Pride Parade, Pride Pippers, Sunday, June 4, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival Pride Parade, Ashton Longhurst (l) and Daniel Cureton, Sunday, June 4, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival Utah Pride Festival Pride Parade, Sunday, June 4, 2017, Salt Lake City, UTPride Parade, Sunday, June 4, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival Pride Parade, Sunday, June 4, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival Pride Parade, Sunday, June 4, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival Pride Parade, Sunday, June 4, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival Pride Parade, Sunday, June 4, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival, Sunday, Daniel Cureton (Center left) with Petuniia Pap Smear (aka Courtney Moser, center), June 4, 2017, City and County Building, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival, Sunday, Daniel Cureton, June 4, 2017, City and County Building, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival, Sunday, June 4, 2017, City and County Building, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival, Sunday, Drag Queen Story Time with Sister Foster Child, June 4, 2017, City and County Building, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival, Sunday, L to r: Rachel Figueroa, Daniel Cureton, Lei Loni Figueroa, April Love, June 4, 2017, City and County Building, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival, Sunday, food vendors, June 4, 2017, City and County Building, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival, Sunday, food vendors, June 4, 2017, City and County Building, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival, l to r: Shauna Brock, Michael Rupp, Daniel Cureton sitting on the queer literary panel, Sunday, June 4, 2017, City Library, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival, l to r: Shauna Brock, Michael Rupp, Daniel Cureton sitting on the queer literary panel, Sunday, June 4, 2017, City Library, Salt Lake City, UT

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After festival dinner, l to r: Ashton Longhurst, Lei Loni and Rachel Figueroa, Sunday, June 4, 2017, Kyoto Restaurant, Salt Lake City, UT

Pride Parade video, Sunday, June 4, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT