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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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SLPS celebrated Mabon in Big Cottonwood Canyon Saturday, September 24, 2016, under the shade of an oak and the watchful eyes of the land spirits and ancestors of the mountains. Cernunnos was honored with wine, acorns, lavender sage, and apples. Poetry was read, and the members listened to “Mabon” from the album Cycle of the Seasons by Lisa Thiel. The setting sun created a magical atmosphere in which Cernunnos emerged from the forest to bless those present. Natural oak wands added the right touch to the fall season.

The after Mabon feast was tacos at El Farol restaurant in Midvale. Egyptian tarot readings gave everyone guidance for the dark times ahead.

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Mabon 2016, Circle, Saturday, September 24, 2016, Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT

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Mabon 2016, altar to Cernunnos, Saturday, September 24, 2016, Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT

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Mabon 2016, oak wands, Saturday, September 24, 2016, Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT

 

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Mabon 2016, Ashton Longuurst and Daniel Cureton (r), Saturday, September 24, 2016, Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT

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Mabon 2016, Ashton Longuurst and Daniel Cureton (r), Saturday, September 24, 2016, Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT

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Mabon 2016, ancestors in the mountains, Saturday, September 24, 2016, Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT

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Mabon 2016, Horus on the horizon, Saturday, September 24, 2016, Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT

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Mabon 2016, Egyptian tarot reading with Ashton Longhurst, Saturday, September 24, 2016, El Farol Restaurant, Salt Lake City, UT

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Mabon 2016, tacos and chimichanga, Saturday, September 24, 2016, El Farol Restaurant, Salt Lake City, UT

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Thanks to everyone who came and participated in the Imbolc ceremony on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Dancing Cranes Imports at 6pm. SLPS helped kick off the 2014 Interfaith Month with Imbolc. Lakshmi stood in since Brigid arrived late. The table was decorated with a handmade table cloth by April Love in the late winter seasonal design. Flowers, cookies, sparkling apple cider, candles and more all decorated the altar. Since the ritual was squeezed into the small time space of an hour, some creative editing was necessary.

After reading Imbolc poetry, there was singing and dancing, cleansing and blessing, all before Brigid appeared. She stepped in for a visit through one of the mediums and gave spiritual advice to everyone through the tarot. Afterwards, everyone came forward to received blessings from her through sacred fire.

The energy was sent out into the universe at the close and the rest was returned to the living Earth.

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Thanks to who came to the Samhain ritual and feast on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 6pm. The society began the Samhain by painting pumpkins and rocks for the dead. The rocks were later buried under a tree and the pumpkins put out on display. The crowning piece of this year’s Samhain was a hand painted skull for dia de Los Muertos as the center piece. The ritual was performed in the druid/wiccan style by SLPS president Daniel Cureton.

The main rite of the Samhain ritual was Lord Shiva, Hindu God of Death, unlocking the gate of the underworld in Nataraja pose to allow the spirits of the dead to attend their living. After a few moments, they were sent back to the underworld till the next ancestral working. Cernunnos had gone before to prepare the dead for the visitation as it was he who died that day, to be reborn again at Yule. Cerridwen of the druids was seen during the druid Samhain rite. The offerings were home made pumpkin bread and Bloody Mary’s in the frog cauldron. Medusa burned away all the worries and problems of the people (played by Lauren Holman). It came to a close with the blessings of Samhain being given by Lady Hecate.

The feasting included home made pumpkin bread, green beans, buckwheat and mummy chicken (wrapped in bacon). After the feast, everyone rested by a Samhain fire, lit for the ancestors and enjoyed eggnog and brandy.  Check out the photos below!

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Thanks to the few members who came to the full moon ritual on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 8pm. August brings the birthday of Krishna and so an offering to him was presented along with some chants by MC Yogi from his Elephant Power album.  A sacred fire was lit and some full moon drumming too place as part of meditations and relaxation after the long weekend and before classes officially start on Monday, August 26, 2013.  It was a spiritual evening under the blessing of the moon goddess.

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What a full moon it was! Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 8pm was a very special night. Two guest, Mitchell and Kellan showed up in need of intensive cleansing and magical working. The members of SLPS present were all very capable and able to deal with this type of energy work. Lots of astral travelers, negative spots and more had to be pulled off. Three different types of magic we used, reiki, slavic and shamanic. Afterwards  it was done! This intensive work doesn’t come up that often, but when it doesn’t  it is an example that you must be ready at all times to deal with whatever walks through the door!

Because of all this negative energy, rituals from now on will be invitation only.

 

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Thanks to all who came on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 8pm to the new moon ritual! We had a great time doing new moon magic, discussing upcoming activities and working with the ancestors. President Daniel Cureton sported his new oak circlet made from brass. The mediation fire with the song Shanti from the album Elephant Power by MC Yogi has really made a difference in the ability for the members to center and release all negativity. The moon goddess accepted the offerings for the new month and blessed everyone to go forward with light and love!

New Moon January 12, 2013 l to r- Rena Fairbrother, Daniel Cureton Sharon and Aryssa Pellum

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