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Thanks to all who made the Mabon and full moon rituals a great time in Big Cottonwood Canyon! We prepared the site before and made a circle of stones. Only after we had gathered the stones, did we see the beautiful scrub oak tree hanging inside the circle to the north!

We did a ritual putting out of the fires for the coming months of darkness, sang songs and danced around the fires, all before having a delicious butternut squash soup!

Thanks to all
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Daniel C.

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UUPS Full Moon

Hi folks,

The new moon has passed, and the goddess shines her face again on us. UUPS will be doing its monthly full moon for everyone interested. We’ll be at the same spot in Big Cottonwood Canyon as the fall equinox.  Plan on meeting at the 711 on the corner of 6200 s and Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd and driving up to the site.  This will be after our Fall Equinox ritual that day. Please come celebrate the Goddess with us and recharge your life for another month!

 

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Daniel C.

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Hi folks,

So as the fall season approaches and summer comes to glorious end, the time nears to gather the altar up and travel the woods one last time before snow falls and we are locked away among hearth and home. UUPS will be doing a fall equinox ritual in Big Cottonwood Canyon. A simple Wiccan ritual. Its the time to celebrate the aging deities.  The goddess enters her crone phase and the god approaches death.  The harvest is finished, and now is time for reflection on ones life and the meaning of death.  Please bring seasonal appropriate offerings and a food dish for afterward.  Berries, berry wine, nuts and apples are all appropriate for this time! It will start about 4 pm and end hopefully before 6pm. Please check the even details on facebook as well.  We’ll be meeting at the 711 on the corner of 6200 s and Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd. and drive up the mile to the site.

 

I hope to see you all there
BB
Daniel C.

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Thanks to all who came and helped out at Pagan Pride Day! We had lots of people stop by and sign up, take information, become members and more! We shared a joint booth with USUPA (Utah State University Pagan Alliance). We can’t wait ill next year! PPD was held at Murray park on Saturday September 11 2010, from 9-6 and included a noon time ritual performed by the Temple of Isis.

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Out in Tooele Canyon, a small group of UUPS members gathered to release pent up energies, dead goals, angers and other frustrations in a simple shamanic ritual led by our very own Laurence Miles.
Lughnasadh, one of the 8 holidays in several of the Pagan traditions and the first harvest fall holiday, was celebrated in the Shamanic path. A simple rite, A fire was lit, frustrations written on paper, a grounding moment, and then the paper was thrown in to be released to the four elements, deity and the universe. This mild sunny day allowed us to snack on the chicken, vegetables and fruit until about ten minutes after the ritual was completed, gale force winds came barreling down the canyon, accompanied shortly after by rain. We all understood this to mean that our energy had been released and was being taken up by higher causes!! Over all, everyone left feeling accomplished, more relaxed and spiritually deeper

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Pagan Pride Day is here!! We will be tabling with our sister group from USU.  Please come out and visit our table and help us volunteer!  We’ll be there at Murray Park Saturday, September 11, 2010 from 9am – 6 pm.  Come see the and buy from the vendors and participate in the ritual at 12:00 pm.

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Daniel C

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