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Archive for January, 2014

For all those who don’t know, SLPS will be hosting a public ritual, the first sabbat of the year, on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 6pm at Dancing Cranes Imports located at 673 E Simpson Ave (2240 S.), Salt Lake City, UT 84106. Dancing Cranes is accessible on public transit on the 700 E S-line stop on the Sugar House Street Car Trolley. This celebration will welcome back the light of the sun and bring an end to the dark times of the year. Known as Candlemas to Catholics, this is the time of year when the Lady takes over from the Lord and is honored in the form of the Celtic Goddess Brigid (Saint Brigid) at Imbolc. Brigid is over poetry and blacksmithing, and will be visiting the attendees to give them guidance for the upcoming spring season. Join in if you can, it’s free! You can find the ritual outline in the rituals section of our website. If you’re on Facebook, RSVP on the event page on the Salt Lake Pagan Society’s Facebook page.

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President Daniel Cureton was recently interviewed by Metamora Films for an upcoming movie about forgiveness. Matthew Duhamel had a pleasant question and answer on Friday, January 10, 2014 at Dancing Cranes Imports. The questions covered aspects of what is forgiveness in Paganism (and more specifically Wicca), is there any divine mandate, and how do pagans view those who are commanded to forgive in the three Abrahamic religions. Look for the upcoming video release from the company around August-October 2014.

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President Daniel Cureton and SLPS adviser April Love had a great time tabling at Plazafest II this past week on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 from 11am-2pm in the University of Utah’s Student Union Ballroom. With snow falling outside, the usual free tarot helped attract interested persons and snow dodgers to the group and get acquainted with a few pagans. Some of the passersby that stopped for a reading had had positive experiences with SLPS free tarot from previous semesters and were return patrons! A few brochures flew off the table and SLPS hopes to see those folks at the next Witches’ Tea!

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Blessings for 2014

SLPS wishes everyone a safe and blessed new year!

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After lengthy discussion, it has been decided that SLPS will move in a different direction away from the group it helped get going in the Fall of 2012. TheĀ Iseum of the Divine Feminine, a part of the International organization the Fellowship of Isis, headed by Iyata Bond of Divine Feminine Alchemy or Isis Botanicals, was sponsored by SLPS for over a year. We helped the group with supplies, t-shirts, materials, and new members as well as performing rituals.

Many issues persisted and tensions built with the relationship between Ms. Bond and the society, and as of Yule 2013, the ties were severed and support withdrawn. We wish her best in life and hope that she finds inner peace.

Iyata Bond

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