Ganesh in the river – Hindu Ceremony in London

Dear all, I am organising this ritual tomorrow in Richmond..  Details below..  All welcome.. No prior knowledge of Rituals or Hindu ceremony / magic required as I will give a full explanation .. Best wishes & Blessings.  Mani


Ganesh Chathurthi is a special festival that honors the birth of the Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha (Ganapathy, Vinayagar). He is said to remove obstacles and bring good fortune.

Ganesh in river Thames – Hindu Magic ceremony in London

This year, the festival begins on 17th September and culminates on Sunday 27th Sept, which seems ideal for us to meet for our own outdoor special event.

I had previously witnessed participated in `Durga in the water’ event in London (Putney) over a decade ago, and was inspired to start river Thames-based seasonal rituals (Tamesa London Circles). Those then evolved into Thames-Isis rituals (and still continue.. ).

However it’s been a long term wish to return to the the roots…and do a Hindu ceremony.. so here we are! :-) For this ceremony of `Ganesh in Water’, I will be creating a new Ganesh sculpture out of Willow tree branches & bio-degradable strings..

It (he) will then be used in our special water-side ceremony by the river Thames. It will take place in a `clean/ clear’ section of the river Thames (Richmond area).

I will begin making a Ganesh figure tomorrow morning and will bring the figure (probably 1′ x 1′ x 1′ – bulky to carry).

On the day, `he’ will be placed on the altar..and we can all add items, leaves, twigs and other bio-degradable decorations.. while Chanting & prayers take place.

Then we will place Ganesh in the Thames and send him on his way.. :-)

Event details

  • Date: Sunday 26th Sept’2015
  • venue:  Riverside at Richmond, London   (closest landmark:  Terrace Gardens, Richmond)
  • Time: Please gather at ritual spot by 3pm.

Map to ritual spot

Bright Blessings

ps. This is a mirror event from my `London Hindu Magicians’  meetup group. All are welcome of course. :-)

London Hindu Magicians

London, GB
46 Hindu Magicians

This is a very new meetup group for any and all who are  interested in  Hindu spirituality & Magical development & Practical Ceremonies as the focus. It’s envisioned as a rela…

Next Meetup

Ganesh in the Water Ceremony (Ganesh Chathurthi)

Sunday, Sep 27, 2015, 3:00 PM
5 Attending

Check out this Meetup Group →



Partial Solar & Full Lunar Eclipses in Sept’15 – Astrology Charts & astronomy data

Partial Solar & Full Lunar Eclipses in Sept’15 – Astrology Charts & astronomy data

Here are the full astrological charts & planetary positions for the upcoming 2 Eclipses (13th Sept & 28th sept). Also below are scientific diagrams / data created by Fred Espanak of NASA.

Chart Partial Solar Eclipse 13 Sept 2015 (c) Mani Navasothy

Chart Partial Solar Eclipse 13 Sept 2015 (c) Mani Navasothy

Chart Lunar Eclipse 28 Sept 2015 (c) Mani Navasothy

Chart for Full Lunar Eclipse 28th Sept 2015 (c) Mani Navasothy


Partial Solar Eclipse 13 sept 2015 (c) Fred Espenak NASA

xTotal Lunar Eclipse 28 sept 2015 (c) Fred Espenak NASA

Bright Stellar Wishes

-Mani Navasothy

ps.  If you are interested in doing magical work  (Eclipse Magic)  leading up to or on one of these Eclipses, you can purchase my Book `Eclipse Magic Workbook’   (published in 2012).   Usual price £12.   Special offer £3.99 till 13th sept’15.   Visit

Special Offer- Eclipse Magic Workbook - £3.99

Special Offer- Eclipse Magic Workbook – £3.99

Eclipses are coming! Will you do magic?? (special book offer!)

Eclipses are intense.. They amplify other energies. And they are perfect cosmic accelerators & Course-Correctors!

If full moons & New moons are so powerful for magic, just imagine what Eclipses can do..!!  So why not learn all about Eclipse Magic??!  How, when, why, where.. and tap into their potential for you personal growth and development.. !!

Upcoming Eclipse-Magic Opportunities..!

Partial Solar Eclipse – 13th September 2015 (In Virgo).

Total Lunar Eclipse – * 28th September 2015 (in Aries).

*28th sept’15 is our last chance to experience a Full Lunar Eclipse. Then follows 2 years of Partial or Penumbral Lunar Eclipses, until 2018, when the next FULL Lunar Eclipse occurs..

Begin Course-correcting and Accelerating your life with Eclipse Magic!

Eclipse Magic Workbook by Mani Navasothy (pdf version)

Eclipse Magic Workbook by Mani Navasothy (pdf version)

This book packs a lot of practical knowledge in just 73 pages.

Step-by-Step instructional workbook.

Your one-stop resource – with basics of magic, astronomy and astrology – required to do Eclipse Magic.

Packed with walk-through exercises which are simply for any stellar seekers to do.

Suitable for complete beginner to start immediately.

Indepth work for experienced Magicians & Ritual practitioners.

Avoid the 8 pitfalls

Take my anniversary Promotional Offer..   My `Eclipse Magic Worksbook’ is on offer at £3.99 to the first 40 purchases online via my Eclipse Magic website (normal price £12).

Bright Stellar Wishes

-Mani Navasothy  (Eclipse Magician)

Eclipse Magic workbook promotional offer -sept2015

Woodland Autumn Equinox 2015- Seasonal Ritual in London (Wiccan format)

Join me and my Tribal & wiccan friends in the Woods  for a Wiccan based celebration of AUTUMN Equinox.

“This is the time when the wheel turns once more, from summer to winter.  A time when the dark equals the light, and the night times begin to increase.  Trees begin to shed their leaves in preparation of the coming winter, wildlife collects seeds and stocks up for winter and animal migrations begin.  We celebrate the second harvest of the year- the harvest of the fruits.  We also mark the balance of dark and light.  In Wicca we re-enact the mythology of Hades and Persephone – her abduction, entry to the underworld, Demeter’s anguish and the withdrawal from the land, eating of pomegranate seeds by Persephone and her stay in the underworld.  We use a spiral path-working to enter the inner-world, and plant seeds of our future ventures, so that we may nurture them during the winter months. In this ritual, coven members take on the symbolic journey of Persephone.”  (taken from )

Outdoor Autumn Equinox ritual in London woods - sept 2015

Outdoor Autumn Equinox ritual in London woods – sept 2015

As we are very close to International Peace Day, we shall also be doing eco-magical work towards World Peace.

Date: Saturday 19th September 2015

Venue:   Queen’s Woods (nearest Tube: High Gate on Northern Line)

Meeting arrangements:  Please meet at The Woodman’s Pub (on Archway Road, just 2 mins from High Gate station).. from 4.00pm for meet & greet, and ritual talk-through. We’ll start walking to the woods around 5pm, set up altar and begin ceremony.

Weather / what to wear:   Please remember this is England :-p   Weather changes fast..  We always carry on the come fully prepared with warm clothing (rain proof).  It may seem warm..but when standing in a woods  for more than 10-15min, you get cold very quickly.. (take my advise..I’ve been organising woodland rituals doing it for 12+ years !!)


This Seasonal ritual will follow Wiccan format and include Witchcraft & Wicca mythology as often practised by covens.  This is an open ritual held in an outdoor park/woods with easy public access..

Out ritual Team (those studying/ part of Wicca Training Circle & experienced friends) will conduct key aspects of the ceremony, with plenty of opportunities for everyone to get  involved in the actual ritual   – ie with elements calling, chants, magical work and so on.

RITUAL items to bring: 

– Your ritual cloths/ robes/ cloaks
– Staff / wands / antlers / tribal masks
– Drums & musical instruments
– Lanterns / candles / lighter
– Crystals / runes / divination tools
-Poetry / invocations (learnt or to read)

More details in my meetup event  at London Woodland Witches Autumn Eqx 2015

Bright Blessings

-Mani Navasothy

(Initiated Wiccan High Priest)

Consorting with Gaia, playing with Light!

Dear all,  it’s been a month since I started to `camp out’ and sleep in the garden.. (yes, through rain, shine and the cold nights now!)

It’s a quest started to declutter my spirit, reconnect with Earth, protect the garden from interfering Neighbours (long story), and to look for the light within..

It’s not a Hermit-quest..because by day I am doing everything as `normal’ as I do…on the internet, attending events, running rituals…etc.   But at night, I retreat to the garden and my tent.. in the sacred space by the tree where I have been doing magical works & meditations for at least 20+ years..

Mani stars

There’s been so many insights, empowering thoughts and ideas flowing through..  Am not trying to capture them all..  Just will see which ones `stay’ in my conscious mind..

Sometimes, at night…I just play with stars and light…here’s one of those nights.. where I set the digital camera on long exposure and play about with a lantern.

Bright Blessings-Mani

(ps. How many stars do you see? Click pic and look carefully wink emoticon )

esoteric blogs –
holistic services & courses –

Feelings & Magic

Feelings are like horses.. they will run wild and free in all directions..

IF you want the horse to take you somewhere, you have to put in the hard work of managing the horse.. train it, tame it, mount it and steer it..

Feelings & Magic    - art (c) Mani Navasothy.

Feelings & Magic – art (c) Mani Navasothy.

Many people get clogged up by feelings and attempt to do magical work when not in a stable emotional state .. Others let their feelings derail them from starting or completing important magical work..

Neither are going to be productive..

Remember that in the transpersonal elemental work, the West/ emotions is in the opposite direction to East/ Mind.

The way to tackle the emotional entanglement is by untangling knots with mind and thought..and then as hard as it may `feel’ ..staying with logical decisions.

Mind is the stirrup that steers the Horse of emotions..

Energy and power may come from the Heart, but Mind is where magic is done..

Ride the Horse well, don’t fall off..and don’t let it trample you.. !

Bright Blessings

-Mani Navasothy

A Lammas / Hanged-Man meditation

The following guided Meditation was written by me, for use in an Open Lammas ritual in London (for Pagan Federation London seasonal event ..on 30July’15).      I decided to share it here for the benefit of others. The art work herein was done specially for this.

Sacrificial Kings (c) Mani Navasothy 2015


“In myth & legends, the concept of personal sacrifice occurs again and again.   It is often coupled with some quest and a reward to gain something important. Here are some examples:

-The Sacrifice of Jesus Christ, who was crucified,  was to remove the sins of the people.

-The Sacrifice of Odin / the God who hung upon the World Tree –  was to gain the secrets and mysteries of the Runes.

-The sacrifice of the Corn King / Barley Corn is for harvest and to renew the energies of the land.

-And on the darker side, Hern sacrificed himself on a Windsor Oak tree, for vengeance and Justice.

Now think about your own lives.  Think about your own struggles and challenges and quests, and the sacrifices you keep making..over and over.. again and again..  day after day…  months..and months..year after year.

Q:  Take a moment to think about these personal sacrifices..   The Card you picked at the start may offer some divinatory focus.

Q:  Have they produced the rewards? Have you got the results you were seeking?   If not, why not?

Q:   Sometimes, more often, in order for magic to happen, you must do the  spell and then let go..  totally let go…

Close your eyes now..and  imagine yourself as the being that is hanging by the feet upon the World Odin and the Hanged Man.  You dangle above the Earth..  neither rising, nor falling..  between worlds..  and not part of the world.  You have hung long enough.  You have suffered long enough.  It is time to drop back into the world and be part of it, so that your magic can materialise in your life!

Get ready to count from 10…down to 1.  On the count of 1, you are going to let go, and drop..and glide back to the Earth.

10.. 9..8.. 7.. 6.. 5..4..3..2..

1-   drop!”

Bright Lammas Blessings

(c)  Mani Navasothy

Copyright Notice:

This post may NOT be reproduced without express permission from Mani Navasothy. You may however re-blog/ share / link…provided you show the source link to this post here at   Thank you.