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SLPS read free tarot for the students at the U, invited by the Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) for the Masquerade Night at the Museum Saturday, March 25, 2107 from 8-11pm. Students lined up for free tarot and palm, to know how the semester was going to end and to confirm plans for summer. A busy, but successful evening!

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ASUU Masquerade Tarot Readings, Ashtong Longhurst (l) and Daniel Cureton, Saturday, March 25, 2017, Natural History Museum of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

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ASUU Masquerade Tarot Readings, students, Saturday, March 25, 2017, Natural History Museum of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

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President Cureton discovered while going through the Utah Pride Center private archives a photo of the “Salt Lake Pagan Community” from the the 1995 Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade. “I didn’t know that the Pagans had been marching in the parade back then. I had thought perhaps that SLPS was the first to march in the parade, but I knew others could have, just there was no evidence. This year is the 26th year of the parade, so now we know they have marched before. SLPS began marching in the parade in 2011 with the Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition.”

The LGBT community has had a long crossover into the Pagan community, as many of the members identify with both. It’s common that LGBT people find the Pagan community more accepting because of how personal the spirituality of Paganism is and how many various paths people walk. Paganism allows individuals to explore facets of deity, the inside self, and the universe they hadn’t previously without putting them into a box or creating a cookie cutter mentality. Often Paganism is more fulfilling than larger organized religion.

The Utah Pride Center has photographs from various events that will be transferred to the Marriott Library Special Collections Archives at the University of Utah this year under the leadership of President Cureton, who works as the library director at the center. The picture below will soon be available for everyone to access in the Multimedia Division. If anyone can identify the individuals, please send SLPS an email or leave a comment.

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SLPS enjoyed a fun evening reading free Celtic tarot for the University of Utah students at their bi-annual Crimson Nights event on Friday, March 25, 2016 from 10-2am. The line for readings didn’t end till about 1:30 am, and a few trickled in till 2. Some even asked for palm readings. Many of the students had never had a reading, which is usually the case. Though SLPS has been reading at Crimson Nights for three years, very few are repeat patrons.

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U of U Celtic Crimson Nights, April Love and Ashton Longhurst (r) Friday, March 25, 2016, University of Utah Student Union, Salt Lake City, UT

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U of U Celtic Crimson Nights, Ashtong Longhurst (l) and April Love (hat) reading for students, Friday, March 25, 2016, University of Utah Student Union, Salt Lake City, UT

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SLPS enjoys doing free tarot for students, and the organization had such an opportunity at the Spring 2016 Plazafest at the University of Utah! The event was held in the Student Union Ballroom from 10-2pm on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at the University of Utah.

Many students stopped by for reading at the lunch hour. Daniel Cureton used his Deviant Moon tarot and April Love used her Robin Wood deck. A few students even changed their minds after readings, saying they believed it was Satanic/demonic, but afterwards were made aware how accurate, how simple, and how demon free it is! SLPS hope all those who had readings have a great semester!

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University of Utah Plazafest Spring 2016, April Love, Wednesday, January 13, 2016, University of Utah Student Union Ballroom, Salt Lake City, UT

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SLPS had a great time reading free tarot for the students at the Fall Crimson Nights on Friday, October 23, 2015. Themed out for “Halloween Nightmare”, everyone was dressed in various costumes. We were placed with Kim’s Creatures in the Student Union Den. April Love, Daniel Cureton, and Ashton Longhurst brought their decks and the Samhain table cloth. Daniel and April had a special Halloween Tarot by Karin Lee they used for the themed event. Ashton used his standard Wildwood tarot by John Matthews.

“We had an endless line like usual. Many students, about 100 I’d say came in the 3 hour period from 10pm to 1am.  They usually put us with Kim’s Creatures at the events, as this is the 3rd time the Pagans have been paired with the creatures together, which we love animals so it’s a natural fit” said Ashton Longhurst.

Everyone was worn out by the end of the night! “It’s always a tone of work, but the 10th reading I’m reading to go, but I’m a trooper and know I’m there to help students” said April Love.

SLPS thanks the Union Programming Council (UPC) and looks forward to reading again at the spring 2016 Crimson Nights!

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Fall 2015 Crimson Nights Halloween Nightmare, l to r: Daniel Cureton, April Love, Ashton Longhurst, reading for students, Friday, October 23, 2015, University of Utah Student Union Den, Salt Lake City, UT

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Fall 2015 Crimson Nights Halloween Nightmare, Far left April Love, middle left Ashton Longhurst, doing readings, Friday, October 23, 2015, University of Utah Student Union Den, Salt Lake City, UT

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