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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SLPS enjoyed a fun weekend at the 14th Annual Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention. Vending on Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12, many people came to get tattoo tarot readings a buy a few copies of Vol 1 of Enheduanna. President Daniel Cureton and Vice President Ashton Longhurst enjoyed meeting new clients, with some of previous years returning. The hum of tattoo machines buzzed through the day, with the various competitions being announced and photos for the 2017 year book being snapped. Vendors from across the country as well as outside the USA were present (Seoul Ink from Seoul, South Korea). A very interesting tap tattoo vendor came to the convention which attracted much attention from crowds.
Posted in LGBT, nature trips, Tarot, Vending, tagged Canyonlands National Park, Colorado River, Day of the Dead, Love Muffin Cafe, Moab Pride Festival 2016, Moab Utah, palm reading, Pinyon Pine, tarot reading on October 3, 2016| Leave a Comment »
The 6th annual Moab Pride festival took place on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Multicultural Center in Moab, UT. SLPS attended the 2015 festival and enjoyed Moab, so we decided to go back to support the community. Breakfast was at the Moab Dinner. This year’s festival was smaller, later in the day, with fewer visitors and participants. The festival still enjoyed large crowds, entertainment, and good food. SLPS did about 20 tarot and palm readings, receiving the blessings of Perun who stood quietly by on his altar. A cemetery set up for day of the dead had names of the Orlando victims, murdered LGBT citizens, and others who have passed on, evoking education about the gay bashings, youth suicide, trans murders, and the shootings in Florida.
Sunday afternoon allowed the SLPS to return to Love Muffin Cafe for breakfast before site seeing. After breakfast, SLPS visited some of the beautiful areas surrounding Moab- The Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park! Canyonlands is full of canyons carved by water and the weather over many eons. Pinyon Pine trees sit in view, shedding their nuts every fall among red rock and millions of years of geology. What magnificent landscapes Utah has in its deserts!
Posted in diversity, Pagan, palms, religion, Ritual, Tarot, Vending, tagged Bellydancing by Thia, Ceol Realm, Creating Pagan Archives, crones hollow, Fu, harts hearth clan, Harvest Moon, healing, Liberty Park, Maiden Voyage, Mooncakes, new venue, ritual, Salt Lake City 15th Annual Pagan Pride Day, Tarot readings, Utah Horror Writers on September 18, 2016| Leave a Comment »
The 15th Annual Salt Lake City Pagan Pride Day took place on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Liberty Park in downtown Salt Lake City. Over 30 vendors came to celebrate Pagan pride, build community, share goods, services, and fellowship.
The change in venue was a necessary step in the progression, health, and building of Pagan pride. Returning it to Salt Lake City limits allowed for more access, more people to stroll through, and provided the opportunity to build awareness of Paganism. Traffic came from all over the park, as passers by, people who lived near Liberty, and overflow from the 9th and 9th Street Fair happening at the same time.
The opening ritual was performed by Crone’s Hollow, who chanted and welcomed the first timers into the community, encircling them and encouraging the old Pagans to give hugs and handshakes to the new people. Music was heard and dancers performed continually throughout the day, with a mix of country and rock. Bands like Ceol Realm and Maiden Voyage with Bellydancing by Thia and Shadow of the Moon. Several workshops took place, with president Cureton teaching a workshop on creating Pagan archives.
SLPS had a booth next to Hart’s Heart Clan of Grantsville, a Norse clan. SLPS decorated the booth with Chinese lanterns, coffee, mooncakes, and an altar was set up to Fu, the Chinese folk deity of success, to honor the Harvest Moon that happened on Friday, September 16. Fu did indeed bring the money and success, with many clients coming to the tent for $5 readings. One student of SLCC even interviewed president Cureton for a diversity project about religions in Salt Lake.
The closing rite was performed by Hart’s Hearth Clan who honored Freyja and Freyr, blessing the people with apple juice and a pine bow. Everyone left the festival feeling relieved, happy, and excited. The energy of the day was uplifting, positive, and rooted in togetherness. There was a sense of healing, that the festival provided the community a step in the right direction to heal old wounds and to move forward in fellowship. Many old Pagans commented on the change, and how everyone left with smiles. All the vendors were happy with the success of the day, committing to returning next year.
The new steering committee and leadership of Pagan Pride wanted to be more inclusive, so they invited non Pagan vendors such as the Utah Chapter of the Horror Writers Association to connect Pagans to resources and opportunities in the community. UCHWA helps writers write, edit, and has publishing opportunities. They were very happy, “We loved it, we sold many books and all of the 2nd anthology we published last year that we brought we us. Many folks are interested in joining. We’ll be back next year!” Commented Cody Langille.