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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The society met to honor the return of the Yule King, born again the longest night, and to give thanks for the blessings of 2016. The Oak King now reigns till Midsummer. A special snow covered pine tree adorned the altar. The members sang “Yule” by Lisa Thiel on her album Circle of the Seasons and prayed to the Celtic God Cernunnos. The offering was a home made chocolate raspberry yule log cake.
Posted in Book Club, LGBT, literature, Other, Pagan, wicca, witchcraft, tagged Creative Content, Enheduanna Vol 1, Literary, OBOD, Opus Aima Obscurae, Order of the Whiteoak, Poetry, Publishing, Short Fiction, Stonewall Riots 20th Anniversary on October 30, 2016| 5 Comments »
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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)
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Posted in Pagan, Ritual, Sabbat, wicca, witchcraft, tagged garden, halloween, pumpkin carving, ritual, Samhain 2016, Slavic Paganism, sugar skull painting, tri tip steak, Veles on October 30, 2016| Leave a Comment »
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.
Posted in druidry, Pagan, Ritual, Sabbat, shamanism, witchcraft, tagged Ancestors, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Cernunnos, Cycle of the Seasons, El Farol, Mabon 2016, mountain spirits, tacos, tarot reading on September 24, 2016| Leave a Comment »
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.
Posted in Pagan, Ritual, Sabbat, wicca, witchcraft, tagged ale, anaheim, apricot mango jam, apricot oregon grape jam, baquieu lettuce, beer, Charleston SC, cock candles, cornmeal muffins, dill, first harvest, garden harvest, garden pickings, gullah, gullah stewed squash, homemade jam, John barleycorn, Lammas, Lugh, lughnasadh, Moab Brewery, okra, onions, oregano, parsley, plum apricot jam, plum jam, Salt Lake Pagan Society, serrano, shallots, shishto, tomatoes, Wyld, yellow summer squash on July 31, 2016| Leave a Comment »
SLPS met under cool sky, warm earth, and to the sounds of crickets in the late July evening to celebrate Lughnasadh, the first harvest, and honor the Celtic God Lugh on Saturday, July 30, 2016. The altar was set, adorned with seasonal items, cock candles, corn, nude Lugh painting, and flowers. The fruits of the first harvest, the Society garden, were presented before the Gods. The harvest included: baquieu and romaine lettuce; onions; shallots; shishito, serrano, and anaheim peppers; okra, yellow squash; parsley, oregano, and dill herbs. Four types of jam from the fruit trees that have produced from the garden: apricot mango, apricot oregon grape, apricot plum, and plum (plums from the red plum trees on the curb). The Society is greatly blessed to have such harvests from the Good Earth Mother, Gaia. All the hard work of the garden has paid off!
Homemade cornmeal buttercream cupcakes were made by member Stesah Bowden. Wyld Extra Pale Ale and Moab Brewery Dead Horse Amber were the drinks of choice for John Barleycorn, who is burned as an offering from the wheat/corn to the gods at this time. Without the god Lugh, Lughnasadh is celebrated at Lammas, as a holiday of thanksgiving surrounding the first of three harvests that happen in August, September, and October.
The members meditated to the song “Lammas” on the album Circle of the Seasons by Lisa Thiel. The members went around afterwards in a circle and offered up thanks for all the things the were grateful for in life, lending that energy to the overall gratitude of the harvests.
The feasts including sauteed yellow squash with bacon, onions, and shallots (a traditional Gullah/Charleston, SC recipe by Daniel Cureton who hails from that part of the world), BBQ-ed ribs, and chicken mole enchiladas.