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Thanks to all who came and participated in Ostara 2013 on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 6pm. The Ritual started around 8:30 pm due to printer issues and no outlines of the ritual being available till then. Plenty of socializing and pre-ritual fun took place before President Cureton rung the great society bell to call to order the ritual.

With the usual openings and calling of the quarters, the Ostara celebrations began. With the altar decorated in spring fashion with egg that had been dyed before hand by president Curetn and SLPS member Rena Fairbrother, ribbon and a special custom Ostara plaque, the entering the circle happened after the cleansing of the temple space. The ritual took place in doors this year because of the weather temperatures being in the 30s. As the people entered the space, they were cleansed and consecrated to work magic and give honoring to the Great Goddess.

The story of Ostara was told and the members and guests of SLPS were taken to meet the Goddess in her woodland dwelling where she was playing  a beautiful lap harp. She gave each person advice and sent them along their way. Next poetry, music, dance, flowers, eggs, stones and food were offered to the Goddess as gifts of gratitude and love for the returning of light and springtime. Music was provided by president Cureton on violin. Everyone in turn received a  wildflower bulb to plant to help seed the barren Earth back to life. Each person also received a small half inch Venus of Willendorf statue as a Goddess charm. Special organic gluten free apple cinnamon muffins were made by SLPS’s newest member Cheyanne O., The muffins quickly disappeared and the members of SLPS have given her the task of making more for Beltane!

Personal libations to the Goddess came after a small break. President Cureton performed a druid spring rite and then the ritual came to a close. The feasting included dishes such as roasted eggs, potato salad and spare ribs! Check out the photos below.

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Ostara 2013 Dyed eggs, Saturday, March 23, 2013 Salt Lake City, UT

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Ostara 2013 altar Saturday, March 23, 2013 Salt Lake City, UT —

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Ostara 2013 Lauren Holman (l) and Tyson Chase Saturday, March 23, 2013 Salt Lake City, UT

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Ostara 2013 altar Saturday, March 23, 2013 Salt Lake City, UT

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Ostara 2013 Altar with Eostre Plaque Saturday, March 23, 2013 Salt Lake City, UT

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Ostara 2013 altar center Saturday, March 23, 2013 Salt Lake City, UT

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Ostara 2013 altar center Saturday, March 23, 2013 Salt Lake City, UT

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Ostara 2013 Daniel Cureton with violin Saturday, March 23, 2013 Salt Lake City, UT

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Ostara 2013 Daniel Cureton with violin Saturday, March 23, 2013 Salt Lake City, UT

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Ostara 2013 Back l to r-Patrick Lucero, Sergey Khrushchev, Iyata Bond, Lauren Holman, Ashton Longhurst, Cheyanne, Opheikens, Aryssa and Sharon Pellum, Front l to r-Kandrie Mylroie, April Love, Rena Fairbrother, Callista Dreamwalker Saturday, March 23, 2013 Salt Lake City, UT

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Ostara 2013 Back l to r-Patrick Lucero, Sergey Khrushchev, Iyata Bond, Lauren Holman, Ashton Longhurst, Cheyanne, Opheikens, Aryssa and Sharon Pellum, Front l to r-Kandrie Mylroie, Daniel Cureton, Rena Fairbrother, Callista Dreamwalker Saturday, March 23, 2013 Salt Lake City, UT

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Ostara 2013 feast l to r-Ashton Longhurst, April Love, Kandire Mylroie, Cheyanne Opheikens, Callista Dreamwalker, Patrick Lucero Saturday, March 23, 2013 Salt Lake City, UT

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On March 23, 2013, SLPS read tarot for free for the students at the Rock the U Marathon for Cancer Awareness. Daniel Cureton, April Love, and Lauren Holman brought their tarot decks for a few hours, and over the load music in the Union Ballroom at the Student Union Building at the University of Utah, read the card for about 30 people. SLPS enjoys this type of service, as it’s free for the students, gives everyone practice, and allows them to make more connections with people without considering money. Check out the pics below!

 

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Spring is here! And so is the time for honoring the Goddess Eostre on her sacred holiday of Ostara. Here are the details of the events going on Saturday, March 23, 2013. If you’d like to attend, please contact Daniel Cureton at 801 709 4632 for an invite and more details.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Ritual Site Clean Up 9am-3pm

Egg Dying Party 3-5pm

Ostara Ritual and Feast 6-11pm

(Flyer by Amber Hafen)

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It’s time to serve… the community that is! This semesters we are doing a clothing donation drive for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Utah. Bring all your clothes to President Daniel Cureton’s house by Monday March 18 2013 at 8pm. The truck will pick them up on Tuesday March 19 at 8am. He’ll take an inventory and get a receipt for the records. The clothes should be spring/summer if possible. Thanks ahead of time for all your donations!

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SLPS had a wonderful time reading tarot for all the dancers at the 12th Annual Springfest- Bellydance Festival by Thia on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Held every spring at the Utah State Fair Grounds, it’s a full day of dance, shows, vendors, food, and great music. As the evening goes on, the music get’s louder, since the better troupes and shows wait to dance in the evening. SLPS stayed till around 8pm before heading out. Many folks received spiritual advice and healing messages from the tarot.

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