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SLPS enjoyed a pleasant, hot day at Liberty Park at the 16th Annual Salt Lake City Pagan Pride Day on Saturday, August 12, 2017. The day was clear, with a bright shining sun. President Cureton opened the festivities with a morning druid ritual to the Celtic sun god Lugh at 10am. Twenty five people gathered, hands were raised, and the drinking horn passed around in offering to open the wallets of customers, promote inclusivity, and all around good Pagan community.

A steady flow of patrons came through the park. SLPS read tarot and palms. It was very hot at points in the afternoon, and the food vendor failed to show, but frozen ice cones cooled those in the park. About twenty five vendors showed from across Utah and Montana. Raven Digitalis was present signing his newly released booked Esoteric Empathy: A Magickal and Metaphysical Guide to Sensitivity. He led the closing right, an alchemical ceremony to Baphomet at 5pm.

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Salt Lake City 16th Annual Pagan Pride Day, open druid ritual to Lugh, Raven Digitalis in brown, Saturday, August 12, 2017, Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT

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Salt Lake City 16th Annual Pagan Pride Day, vendors looking west, Saturday, August 12, 2017, Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT

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Salt Lake City 16th Annual Pagan Pride Day, vendors, looking southwest, Saturday, August 12, 2017, Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT

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Salt Lake City 16th Annual Pagan Pride Day, SLPS Booth looking south, Saturday, August 12, 2017, Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT

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Salt Lake City 16th Annual Pagan Pride Day, vendors looking southeast, Saturday, August 12, 2017, Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT

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Salt Lake City 16th Annual Pagan Pride Day, open ritual area looking southwest, Saturday, August 12, 2017, Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT

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Salt Lake City 16th Annual Pagan Pride Day, Raven Digitalis signing books, Saturday, August 12, 2017, Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT

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Salt Lake City 16th Annual Pagan Pride Day, Raven Digitalis and Daniel Cureton, Saturday, August 12, 2017, Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT

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Salt Lake City 16th Annual Pagan Pride Day, people in the SLPS booth, Saturday, August 12, 2017, Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT

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Salt Lake City 16th Annual Pagan Pride Day, closing ritual to Baphomet, Raven Digitalis center brown, Saturday, August 12, 2017, Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT

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Salt Lake City 16th Annual Pagan Pride Day, Raven Digitalis leading closing ritual to Baphomet, Saturday, August 12, 2017, Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT

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The members enjoyed a lovely Lughnasadh, praising the Celtic sun god Lugh on Saturday, August 5, 2017. The gathering was held at the temple, with dimming light in the west and the altar of life set in the center. A beautiful sunset graced the meditations, and a journey was led to meet the Celitc God, who gave warm, brotherly advice to those present. The feastings included chicken, mashed potatoes, and baked asparagus.

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Lughnasadh 2017, altar with dog Freyja, Saturday, August 5, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Lughnasadh 2017, l to r: Ashton Longhurst, Lei Loni and Rachel Figueroa, Spencer Angell, Saturday, August 5, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Lughnasadh 2017, L to r: Spencer, Lei Loni Figueroa, Ashton Longhurst, Spencer Angell, Saturday, August 5, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Lughnasadh 2017, feast, Saturday, August 5, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Lughnasadh 2017

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The members of SLPS met on Saturday, July 22, 2017 to honor the new moon goddess and to drum by the meditation fire. The ritual began at 8pm, and with the clanking of sticks, beating of drums, and shaking of percussion, the trance work allowed members to speak to their honored dead and seek the will and advise of the Gods. Desert included a home made cream cake.

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July 2017 New Moon Ritual, altar, Saturday, July 22, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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July 2017 New Moon Ritual, l to r: Lei Loni and Rachel Figueroa, Ashton Longhurst, Saturday, July 22, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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July 2017 New Moon Ritual, meditation fire, Saturday, July 22, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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The members of SLPS gathered on Saturday, July 8, 2017 to honor the full moon goddesses. Columbiana was there in spirit, as the table cloth for 4th of July was wandering about the warehouse this year. With a storm raging, the magic was potent and powerful, drawing down the storm energy. Vice President Ashton Longhurst led the rite, taking over for President Cureton who will be moving for work next month.

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July 2017 Full Moon Ritual, altar, Saturday, July 8, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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SLPS gathered to celebrate the Summer Solstice Friday, June 23, 2017. After mowing the lawn, moving logs and stacking firewood, the ritual space was clean and ready. Part of doing ritual is coming together to prepare the space, whether clean or dirty, all parts should be a joint effort with the members.

The Holly King took over for the Oak King, acknowledging the path of the sun as it has reached its zenith and will now descend till Winter Solstice. The members sing “Midsummer” by Heather Alexander and read poetry, “Midsummer” by William Cullen Bryant. Almond marzipan cookies and sweet wine toasted the change of kings. The feast included chicken kebabs, lentils, and rice pilaf.

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Midsummer 2017, altar, Friday, June 23, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Midsummer 2017, f to b: Lei Loni and Rachel Figueroa, Ashton Longhurst, April Love, Friday, June 23, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Midsummer 2017, sunset Friday, June 23, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Midsummer 2017, feast: lentils, rice pilaf, chicken kebabs, June 23, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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SLPS gathered together to celebrate the union of the Gods Sunday, May 7, 2017 at the Temple in Cottonwood Heights. Beltane is the time of the union, the marriage of the Goddess and God, The Goddess and Goddess, and the God and God (or Gyd). The offerings including almond milk liquor and cookies. The members and Beltane by Lisa Thiel on her Album Circle of the Seasons. A post ritual game of Chinese checkers finished off the midday celebration.

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Beltane Ritual, altar, Sunday, May 7, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Beltane Ritual, altar, Sunday, May 7, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Beltane Ritual, l to r: April Love, Rick Saunders, Ashton Longhurst, chinese checkers, Sunday, May 7, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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