Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘halloween’

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.

2016-10-28-21-16-58

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

2016-10-28-23-25-52

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

2016-10-28-23-58-08

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

2016-10-30-15-19-22

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

 

2016-10-29-19-24-09

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

2016-10-29-19-23-39

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

2016-10-29-19-23-56

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

2016-10-29-19-54-33

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

Read Full Post »

Salt Lake Pagan Society (8).png

Read Full Post »

The Wheel turned and the time of the Ancestors was upon us! In the SLPS tradition, we do not only work with them at Samhain (pronounced Souw Win, not Sam Hane), but throughout the year. Even so, Samhain is THE time for the kindred and ancestral workings.

SLPS performed their personal coven rite on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 8pm. This was necessary as SLPS also was to perform a public rite. Private group workings as well as personal work is an important component as it allows for self work and the members to bond together, express higher emotions, and be comfortable instead of having onlookers or worrying about strangers energies.

The right on October 24 went splendidly, with a homemade death by chocolate cake being the main cake, and bloody Mary’s for the wine. Osiris and Arianrhod were invoked as the patrons of the rite. The ancestors were called in with the song Samhain by Lisa Thiel on her album “Circle of the Seasons”. To calm the energies, the song Shanti (Peace Out) by MC Yogi on his album Elephant Power was played to bring everyone back and dismiss the dead. Feastings afterwards were spiced apple cider and Puerto Rican spaghetti.

SLPS was asked to conduct a public rite on Halloween for the Pagan shop As Above So Below in Roy, UT. SLPS gladly accepted. With a count of 45 people, the rite proceeded at 8:30. The archangels invoked in the quarters, the barriers thrown up, the song Samhain by Lisa Thiel was played after the ancestors were invoked to join the circle under the watch oft he High Priest Daniel Cureton and High Priestess April Love. Deities present were Cerridween, Arianrhod, Hades, and Osiris. HP Daniel Cureton performed a druid rite to Cerridwen, the ancestors, and the fall season. A toast with the coven chalice full of wine was passed around the room before the closing and pot luck feastings.

12188017_968119429911469_3267063451009757704_o

Samhain 2015, altar, Saturday, October 24, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

11241437_968117879911624_4687697874734706181_o

Samhain 2015, altar center, Saturday, October 24, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

12183921_968117943244951_3130824406141942050_o

Samhain 2015, Camille Harris (l) and Lauren Holman, Saturday, October 24, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

12188010_968117883244957_6499987637653648235_o

Samhain 2015, Donotello- a temple cat guarding the ritual space, Saturday, October 24, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

12187988_968118019911610_3502029846793430693_o

Samhain 2015, Ashton Longhurst (l) and April Love, Saturday, October 24, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

12052529_968117933244952_3802024410939563443_o

Samhain 2015, bloody Mary ritual drink, Saturday, October 24, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

12184242_968117876578291_1422019351979346902_o

Samhain 2015, Death by chocolate cake made by Ashton Longhurst, Saturday, October 24, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

12186296_968117946578284_3246569688365805145_o

Samhain 2015, glasses prepared for bloody Mary drinks, Saturday, October 24, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

12052435_968118026578276_2268632723039145031_o

Samhain 2015, Puerto Rico meatball spaghetti for the feast, Saturday, October 24, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

2015-10-31 20.32.39

Public Samhain 2015, l to r: Tarisa Cooper, Daniel Cureton, and C.C. Delgado, As Above So Below, Saturday, October 31, 2015 Roy, UT

2015-10-31 20.34.09 - Copy

Public Samhain 2015, altar with cow skull, As Above So Below, Saturday, October 31, 2015 Roy, UT

12204308_1508343969483258_1061631418_o

Public Samhain 2015, crowds seated at ceremony with Daniel Cureton (r) and Lauren Holman (far right), As Above So Below, Saturday, October 31, 2015 Roy, UT

2015-10-31 21.55.33

Public Samhain 2015, feast, As Above So Below, Saturday, October 31, 2015 Roy, UT

Read Full Post »

On Friday, October 31, 2014, SLPS met to give acknowledgement and speak with the honored dead! Halloween lanterns decorated the trees, with witches’ hat candle holders on the table with painted pumpkins among other Halloween decorations. The sugar skull topped the altar, painted last week as part of the Samhain decorations, bringing in the tradition of Saint Death and Day of the Dead festivities.

A small ceremony was held in which the ancestors of those gone to the grave, were welcomed back to the world of the living, for a few brief moments to speak to their living Kin. Hounds were heard in the distance barking madly at the moment the gates were opened, only to be calmed when they left. Reports of fathers, aunts, and animals were seen around the temple. The offerings to the Goddess Hekate and the God Cernunnos who died at this time, to be reborn at Yule. Offerings were wine and hazelnut cookies, offered in the Baron La Croix bowl.

Samhain is also the last harvest holiday before snow falls, bringing in the gourds, pumpkins, and last fruits of the season such as apples, parsnips, cabbage, and berries. A feast in honor the dead was held with foods such as chicken mole enchiladas and jalapeno bean salad with wine.

1503356_793645980692149_1626722796517030511_n 10383629_793646087358805_7331485704990779295_n10424387_793646070692140_2519118333561911954_n10357810_793646017358812_6369444580337843537_n10435373_793646004025480_5802945158685428726_n10401476_793646034025477_346026006829619779_n 10501994_793646050692142_1388703876925030199_n1533863_793646100692137_7037148754674702165_n

Read Full Post »

The Wheel has turned again and Samhain is upon us. This year Samhain will take place at the Temple of the Sun and Moon. We will celebrate the honored dead and invite them to speak to us in circle. The Lord Cernunnos will die, and be born again at Yule.

When: Friday, October 31, 2014

jack o lantern

Read Full Post »

Hi folks,

Soon under the wing of the Goddess, Hecate’s time will come, Samhain, or Halloween.  As part of the end of October, we will be doing Pagan Awareness Week the last week.  There will be an altar set up at the University of Utah.  Awareness and understanding,  especially at such a commercial time, while peoples guards on witches and pagans has been let down for all the candy they’ll get on this night, is the best time to make the true meaning of this sacred holiday known.  Here is the link to the facebook group so you all can see the events that are upcoming

As part of that week, don’t be afraid to show you’re a god and/or goddess worshiper!  We want to educate the community on the real meaning of paganism, so be proud to sport your alternative clothing or jewelry, even if its for an hour!  This is part of the goal of Pagan Awareness Week, to get the local pagan’s out of fear and out of the broom closet! I hope to see you all there!

BB

Daniel C.

Read Full Post »