SLPS gladly donated again for their annual charity work. Big Brother Big Sister of Utah has been receiving donations from the organization for several years. This year, over 15 boxes of items and several bags of clothing.
Posted in Other, Volunteering, tagged Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah, books, charity, clothing, community outreach, nonprofit work, pottery, Salt Lake Pagan Society on December 31, 2015| Leave a Comment »
Posted in esbat, moons, Pagan, Ritual, wicca, witchcraft, tagged chicken and ground nut stew, cold moon, fufu, full moon, kinara, Kwanzaa, Salt Lake Pagan Society, unity on December 27, 2015| Leave a Comment »
The members of SLPS gathered to celebrate and work magic of the last full moon of 2015 on Saturday, December 26, 2015. It was also the start of Kwanzaa, so the altar was decorated and adorned with traditional Kwaznaa items as well. The Kinara was lit, the black called, for the first night for the discussion about the first principal of Kwanzaa, unity. A discussion followed about the importance of unity in the community. After the ritual, a special chicken and ground nut stew and fufu were prepared to honor the start of the holiday and were offered to the Moon Goddess.
Posted in sabbats, wicca, witchcraft, tagged Bring Back the Light, gorgonzola, Gypsy, Kahlua, Oak and Holly Kings, Salt Lake Pagan Society, Utahliving, yule, Yule log cake on December 20, 2015| Leave a Comment »
The members of SLPS gathered to celebrate the birth of the Yule King, bringing back the light, Saturday, December 19, 2015. A homemade Yule Log cake, kahlua chocolate made at the Yule crafting Friday, December 18, 2015, adorned the altar. The altar was dressed in seasonal colors, flowers, and ritual items. The take over by the Oak King was acknowledged, who rules from Yule to Midsummer during the waxing light of the Sun as it grows brighter till Midsummer.
Poetry was read for Yule and the members danced around the Yule altar, calling back the light to the song “Bring Back the Light” by Gypsy on her album Enchantress. The feastings after included chipotle buckwheat, Gorgonzola ham stuff chicken breasts, and broccoli.
Posted in druidry, Other, Pagan, religion, Ritual, sabbats, wicca, witchcraft, tagged christmas., feast, ritual, Salt Lake Pagan Society, utah, Winter Solstice, yule on December 13, 2015| 2 Comments »