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Lughnasadh 2017

Salt Lake Pagan Society (1)

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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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Beltane 2017

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SLPS came together to give worship and thanks to the goddess Ostara over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend on Saturday, March 19, 2017 at 7pm. Under the evening dusk, outside with the warm spring evening, the members called on Ostara while lightening to “Ostara” by Lisa Thiel on her album Cycle of the Seasons. The toasting was with Bailey’s Irish Cream. The feast included corned beef brisket and colcannon.

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Ostara 2017, altar, Saturday, March 18, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Ostara 2017, altar at night, Saturday, March 18, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Ostara 2017, corned beef brisket, Saturday, March 18, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Ostara 2017, colcannon, Saturday, March 18, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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The members of SLPS gathered to celebrate the Superbowl and do kitchen magic to Brigid by making homemade food on Sunday, February 5, 2017. Pineapple and pepperoni pizza, baked brie, and bbq buffalo chicken wings. The members enjoyed good food, games, and the big game for Superbowl LI on tv while honoring the Celtic Goddess Brigid.

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Imbolc 2017, homemade pizza, Sunday, February 5, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Imbolc 2017, homemade baked brie, Sunday, February 5, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Imbolc 2017, Ashton Longhurst frying chicken wings, Sunday, February 5, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Imbolc 2017, sauced chicken wings, Sunday, February 5, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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