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Posted in Book Club, LGBT, literature, Other, Pagan, wicca, witchcraft, tagged Creative Content, Enheduanna Vol 1, Literary, OBOD, Opus Aima Obscurae, Order of the Whiteoak, Poetry, Publishing, Short Fiction, Stonewall Riots 20th Anniversary on October 30, 2016| 5 Comments »
The Time has arrived, orders are now open for our new literary journal Enheduanna! Get a copy today for just $14.99 and $3.99 shipping! Will be printed After October 31.
The inaugural issue of the new journal published by the Salt Lake Pagan Society, Enheduanna contains 28 authors from many Pagan traditions living across the world. 116 pages of content, with poetry, book reviews, short stories, essays, and memoirs, volume 1 is packed full of spectacular new content from brilliant writers. The highlight of the journal is the first part in a five part series of the memoir of a gay activist fae who was at the 20th anniversary of the the Stonewall Riots in New York City in 1989.
Featuring famous Pagan authors: Druid Philip Carr-Gomm, head of OBOD; Druid Ellen Evert Hopman, co-founder of the Order of WhiteOak; and author Raven Digitalis, co-founder of Opus Aima Obscuræ (OAO)
You can order the journal on our publications page
In the best interest of the organization, SLPS has decided to open its old model for membership, allowing for general members. There is still an application and interview, but the membership fee is now just $25. Being a general member means there is no application for clergy candidacy, no application for the degree system, and a minimum attendance requirement for the 8 sabbats. Instead of an ethics test, general members agree to a code of conduct. This should help those who in the past who couldn’t join, but can now get full membership in the organization and participate in all activities except leadership.
September’s full moon, known as the corn moon, brought the opportunity for SLPS to use some of the peppers overflowing from the Society garden and make homemade salsa. So many peppers were available, the salsa was pureed in the blender and cooked in a large stock pot. The salsa making took place on Sunday, September 18, 2016. The canning took about 30 minutes for the jars. The salsa contains onions, salt, lemon juice, garlic, tomatillos, green, brandywine, zebra, and beefcake tomatoes. Jalapeno, shishito, anaheim, serrano, bell, lemon drop, Caribbean, Tabasco, and habenero peppers were added, giving the salsa the right kick! The salsa has been named “backyard kitchen salsa”.
Posted in esbat, garden, Other, tagged anaheim, canning, full moon, green tomatoes, hot peppers, jalapeno, onions, peppers, pickling, serrano, shishito, Sturgeon moon on August 22, 2016| Leave a Comment »
SLPS gathered on Sunday, August 21, 2016 to pickle prolific peppers picked perkily. A great full moon activity, which is known as the sturgeon moon in August when sturgeon’s were most easy to catch during the moon. The society garden has been producing many peppers with jalapeno, shishito, anaheim, and serrano being the more abundant. Thai, tabasco, habanero, and ghost peppers have yet to yield.
A whole bucket was picked, with onions, garlic, green tomatoes, and tomatillos from the garden being added to the mixture, which contained the jalapeno, shishito, anaheim, and serranos. Honey and water were used to dilute the mixture and give it a slightly sweeter taste. 22 pints were produced, close to 3 gallons of pickled peppers!
Posted in Other, Tarot, Vending, tagged airship race, dead poet's poetry slam, dieselpunk, Margot L. Shott Historic Fashion Collection, Salt City Steamfest, Salt Lake Pagan Society, SLCC Fashion Institute, Steampunk on August 16, 2016| Leave a Comment »
SLPS attended the 5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, reading steampunk tarot and palm readings for the attendees. The convention was held at the Utah Cultural Center in West Valley from Friday, August 12-Sunday, August 14, 2016.
The convention featured many vendors and artist from across Utah and the West, with some driving in from Nevada, Colorado, and Washington. AnomalyCon, Denver’s steampunk and alternative history convention had a booth promoting their convention. Many people played with animals thanks to Creature Encounters who brought snakes, scorpions, hissing cock roaches, and tarantulas. Music and various performances as well as panels happened throughout the three days, ranging from Victorian weaponry and steampunk world building, to the fate of steampunk and airships building. A dead poet’s poetry slam saw dead poets rise from the grave to participate: Edgar Allen Poe, William Shakespeare, Richard Brautigan, Johnny Cash and others. The top three were William Shakespeare, Johnny Cash and Richard Brautigan, with the final winner being Brautigan, who received $50.
A wonderful fashion show displayed historic costumes in almost pristine condition thanks to the Margot L. Shott Historic Fashion Collection from the Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) Fashion Institute. The dresses were owned by a wealthy woman and had a chance to survive instead of being worn out as many were by the common folk. The whole collection at SLCC contains about 1900 pieces of historical clothing.
Sunday brought a delightful race of airships. Contestants raced up and down the lawn of the cultural center between light polls, using airships built from cardboard. A farewell ceremony was held for the creator and organizer Nickoletta Sauniere who started the convention in 2012. No one has stepped up to take over, so the fate of the convention is in the air (like an airship!) until further notice, with many folks nervous that it may collapse and fade into Victorian history.