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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 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 honor the full moon goddess and work magic with Thoth on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Offerings in thanks for bringing the members into 2017 were given, and blessings of knowledge and wisdom were petitioned, especially for the America we are all about to enter. Special blessings were petitioned for those who may be vulnerable and unable to defend themselves from what will come after January 20th.

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January 2017 Full Moon Ritual, Thoth on the altar, Saturday, January 14, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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The Time has arrived, orders are now open for our new literary journal Enheduanna! Get a copy today for just $14.99 and $3.99 shipping! Will be printed After October 31.

The inaugural issue of the new journal published by the Salt Lake Pagan Society, Enheduanna contains 28 authors from many Pagan traditions living across the world. 116 pages of content, with poetry, book reviews, short stories, essays, and memoirs, volume 1 is packed full of spectacular new content from brilliant writers. The highlight of the journal is the first part in a five part series of the memoir of a gay activist fae who was at the 20th anniversary of the the Stonewall Riots in New York City in 1989.

Featuring famous Pagan authors: Druid Philip Carr-Gomm, head of OBOD; Druid Ellen Evert Hopman, co-founder of the Order of WhiteOak; and author Raven Digitalis, co-founder of Opus Aima Obscuræ (OAO)

You can order the journal on our publications page

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SLPS celebrated Samhain Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the Temple of the Sun and Moon. The altar was set with Samhain decorations. Pumpkins from the garden gave the right touch of the season, the final harvest, to the altar of life and death.

Veles, the Slavic god of the underworld was invoked as the primary deity. Sitting between spinal column candles, representative of the dead, Veles opened the door and allowed the beloved Kin to visit as the members sang along to “Samhain” from the album Cycle of the Seasons by Lisa Thiel. Bloody Mary’s and maple cookies were offered, in symbol of the body and blood of sacrifice and gratitude.

the feasts included apple pear salad, tri tip steak, and potatoes au gratin.

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Samhain 2016, painting sugar skulls, April Love and Ashton Longhurst (r), Friday, October 28, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Samhain 2016, Jack-O-Lantern from the garden, Friday, October 28, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Samhain 2016, Ashton Longhurst with Jack-O-Lantern, Friday, October 28, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Samhain 2016, chershire cat carved pumpkin, Saturday, October 29, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

 

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Samhain 2016, April Love and Ashton Longhurst (r), Saturday, October 29, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Samhain 2016, ritual altar, Saturday, October 29, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Samhain 2016, altar center with bloody marys and painted sugar skull Frankenstein, Saturday, October 29, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Samhain 2016, ritual- Veles on altar, Saturday, October 29, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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