Tamesa the Dark- Samhain ritual by Thames 31Oct14

Join us on Halloween Night in Central London on…31st October 2014.. by Millennium Bridge (Tate Galley side). We will be facilitating our annual `Thames: River of Souls / Samhain’ Ceremony to honour the Spirit of Thames & Ancestors.

This is the actual Halloween night.. Mist of fun-people in London will be in fancy dress…So Wear Fancy dress…Masks.. Witchy Cloaks.. Wizard attire.. Ghostly look…Werewolves & Vampires welcome! Bring your carved Pumpkins… Lanterns with light or candle in it..!

Thames Halloween Walk -31Oct2014 temp

Meeting point/ Tube:
Nearest Tube station is St.Pauls (or Blackfriars). Then ask/find directions and get to the Millennium Bridge. Cross the bridge, and get to the `Tate Modern Gallery’ side .. We will gather by the seats near Tate Gallery entrance (next to the door / green space)..

Meeting time:
Please get there anytime from 5.45pm to about 6pm.

Cloths/what to bring:
-Wear warm/ waterproof comfortable cloths… Please check weather for London for friday evening and dress appropriate. Wear good footwear..as standing/ walking for longer duration can get hard on the feet.

Food/drinks:
-Please bring small picnic-style food and drinks to share.
-Bring things for self.. and if feeling generous, something to share with others..

Numbers:
We may have 5 -50 people. It’s unpredictable..

Media/ photography/ privacy:
-It’s all in the open, in a public place. Any passers-by may stop and take photos.. We can’t stop them.
-We will ask outsiders to be non-intrusive during ceremony (best we can do).
-If you don;t like being photographed by anyone.. best wear a mask / fancy dress! :-)

The plan (subject to changes on the evening):

1. We’ll meet n greet…so a bit of socialising.. share a sip of hot coffee and chalice / wine.
2.Then Mani (facilitator) will lead all to a nearby suitable spot along the Thames, to do the Ceremony for Samhain/ Ancestors. This is a serious but simple ceremony.. so children and non-pagans are all welcome.
3. After Ceremony (and more socials), we’ll have an informal candle-lit walk along the Thames-path (on pavement). The exact direction (towards Waterloo or towards London Bridge) will be announced at the meeting point.

Ritual content/ format:

-Simple consecration with salt/water & incense, followed by sacred-Magic circle casting, then calling the 4 elemental quarter energies.
-Invocation to the Dark Lord & Crone Goddess.
– All communing silently (meditative) with their deceased ancestors/loved ones who have passed away.
-Burning of regrets/ sorrows in Cauldron (small pieces of paper..)
-Blessing Cakes/ Wine and feasting (picnic)
-Offering coins to the spirit of Charon (ferryman) in the river Thames (to help dead spirits pass safely to underworld)
(At Samhain, circle & Quarters are not closed)

Our ceremonies are open to everyone, of all paths and religions. Children are allowed with parents or guardians supervision.

Bring some easy snacks & drinks to share on the way too..

Stay as long as you like.. and leave when you want to.

Safety note: No swords…no athames..or other `real’ weapons – or anything that might alarm the general public /police. We play safe and nice.. And you are responsible for your own good behaviour and health & safety!!

We do ask that you keep a watchful eye on your young children on the night. (If you bring your kids, that is).

With bright blessings
– Mani

link:
www.PaganFrontiers.com

Fundraising: Headstone for Eleanor Ray Bone – Matriarch of European Wicca

Fundraising initiative

Dear all, this matter has come to my attention.

We’ve all heard of Doreen Valiente – mother of Modern Witchcraft. Well, this one is about Eleanor Ray Bone – Matriarch of European Wicca, because most Gardnerian initiates in Europe trace their roots to Ray Bone’s coven.

Eleanor Ray Bone

Eleanor Ray Bone – Matriarch of European Wicca

 

“With Witchcraft, your happiness is completely in your hands…”  says Eleanor in one of the Documentaries.

This is the lady who hurried off to rescue the grave of Gerald Gardner and raised funds to have his grave moved to a safer place and a proper headstone (in Tunis).

And now the community would like to do the same for Eleanor.

Do visit the new website, and if able to, make a small or large donation towards this cause.

 

I do have a particular interest in this matter, as I of the same Wiccan Lineage of this lady!

 

Please visit this site and make your donations (by paypal or credit cards)

–> Eleanor Bone site  <–

The fundraising is managed by highly respected  Wiccan Elders and Scholars such as  Dr Vivianne Crowley, Chris Crowley, Professor Ronald Hutton, Dr Melisa Harrington,  Rufus Harrington,  Philip Heseltonand of course Sophia Boann who initiated this fundraising venture.  (I know 5 of these personally).

Bright Blessings.

Mani Navasothy   (Wiccan High Priest)

 

other Links

Video  showing Eleanor –   (a misconception by documentary makers, confusing Witchcraft with Satanism)

Doreen Valiente – Mother of modern Witchcraft (blog) 

 

Lucifer’s Legacy – Doctor Who Imaginarium Fan production- coming soon!

Doctor Who Imaginarium – is the name of our Fan Production Series…yes series..!   It all started as a fun photoshoot in London outside that `Earl’s Court TARDIS’   on Christmas Eve last year (24th Dec’2013)  .. and before we know it, we were frantically doing an actual (spontaneous) episode  in January this year (2014)..  just days before my friend Sandra Tena was flying back to Mexico.

Then my mind got churning..  ideas started to flow..   I figured I needed a team..and more `Doctors’.

Visit our facebook page

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So by the time Sandra came back to Uk in late June’14,   there was a whole plan in motion..

Zip forward to today..   we have filmed 5-6 stories…and 2-3 are in pre-production..  (that means I am working on scripts and stories – in my sleep, in my showers, in the trains & buses and on my laptop.. :-)  and it also means various rooms of my home are in chaos..with half created masks, costumes and props..).

Did I say we took a full size (cardboard) Dalek and filmed on top of the Glastonbury Tor?    Did I also say that we are going to Windsor Great Park / Castle…next week…to film another story?   Oh..I just did…Jolly good.

It all starts with a new beginning to the history (pre-history) of Gallifrey..   There’s Kronos, there’s a Dark Guardian of Time..and there’s Lucifer..   but not the one you think you know..

We have new age DAlek-Om, meditating Cybermen in Afterlife, Alpha-Centauri, the Great Vampire (not as you’ve seen them before), zombies, a mysterious Morgaine, a time travelling gene splicing Shaman.  amongst many things…

Oh..and a female Doctor..!

Didn’t I say?   :-)

I’ll be starting a new blog for all updates on this..but for now..  this post is a launch pad!

-Mani Navasothy

(Executive Producer/ Director)

ps.   If you are living near London, and like to join our fan production for our series#2 in 2015,  get in touch with me soon..  I am looking for cast members, production team members for all of the following –  story writing, script editors, directors, camera/ filming, photography,  prop/costume makers, cosplayers, help with transport and pretty much everything a video production needs!!  :-)    This first series has been done very much with my close circle of 10+ friends… where we’ve doubled-tripled up to do so much.. So we are looking to develop wider and bigger..   :-)

Check out our facebook fan page.. at https://www.facebook.com/ImaginariumProductions

Links to video teasers:

Doctor Who Imaginarium opening title (test)

Doctor Who Imaginarium – Sandra Tena in the Doctor

Doctor Who Imaginarium – Stephen Cole is the  Doctor

Doctor Who Imaginarium – Mani Navasothy is NOT the Doctor

Doctor Who Imaginarium – TARDIS sabotage

Doctor Who Imaginarium – Prologue teaser – Lucifer’s Legacy

Video

Rutting Stag Video (Richmond Park, London) by Mani

Have you heard the Hern-call?   Here it is – Stag Lord (Deer) rutting..  gruntin, scratching the ground, squirting his semen to mark his territory ..herding the female deers together (he can never have enough of them in his harem!)..and occasionally locking horns (antlers) with intruders (other Stags) and chasing them out  (that’s in my next video).

Enjoy this one..  no gimmicks..  no flashy edits…The idea was to quietly capture the moment…  so you can watch and experience it.  as if you were there.

I am planning to have a few `Stag watch’ events in Richmond Park over the next coming weeks.. (did that few years ago).  So if you are interested, watch this blog..  Or subscribe / follow mt tweets @ManiQuantum  so you’ll know when I announce those dates/ times..  (It will be short notice ..with just few days notice ..or even 1).

You can also join my `London Woodland Pagans Meet-up group’ and keep an eye on my `spontaneous’ events..  :-)

(Am sort of stepping away from doing long term planned events now..  10 yrs of it is enough..  I seek more spontaneity and freedom.. to have quick plans, change plans..  So yeap..  follow my tweets…:-)

-Mani Navasothy

Meetup Group : London Woodland Wiccans & Outdoor Pagans

Mani’s Twitter @ManiQuantum

Astro-Alert: Mercury Retrograde starts today!

Astro-Alert!

Mercury retro 4-25oct2014Mercury begins its Retrograde motion in a day (4th Oct) in Scorpio, slips back into Libra, and keeps going back for few weeks (till 25th Oct)..

Its influences can already be seen.. Watch out for disruptions and interruptions, miscommunications, arguments and trickery… With the Scorpio flavour of power games highlighted, also look out for probes and spilling of secrets..

But from 25th Oct, we get an opportunity for balancing…It’s not all bad.. It may provide opportunities for lost paths to be explored again..

-Mani

Global March for Elephants & Rhinos (London) 4th October 2014

Elephants and rhinos are being poached to extinction. Join the march in London on Oct 4th along with 120 cities around the world to demand an end to the slaughter and the trade in ivory and rhino horn – FOREVER. Without our help elephants and rhinos will not survive – the countdown to their extinction has begun. It’s up to all of us to ensure this tragic scenario NEVER HAPPENS and they are given their last fighting chance to survive and recover their numbers. Please march to save them!

Globall March for Elephants & Rhinos - London 4Oct2014

★★ DETAILS ABOUT THE MARCH in London:★★

Location: from Cavendish Square W1 to Parliament Square SW1P

Length of route: 1.7 miles

Meet at Cavendish Square at 1pm. The closest tube is Oxford Circus (Bakerloo, Central and Victoria lines). There are several exits on Oxford Circus – you want to be on the north side of Oxford St, on the corner of John Lewis and Holles St; walk down Holles St and you’ll be in Cavendish Square (we’re meeting in the central area).
We will hear our first speaker, environmentalist (and Boris’s dad) Stanley Johnson, and then set off from Cavendish Square at 1.30.

The route is 1.7 miles and will take around 45-60 minutes to walk. For those who would rather not walk the whole route, or have small children, you can meet us in Trafalgar Square to walk the last bit, or join us at the end n Parliament Square (Westminster Tube – Circle, District, Jubilee lines).

At Parliament Square we’ll be hearing from our four speakers – Dominic Dyer from Care for the Wild, Simon Jones of Helping Rhinos, conservationist Ian Redmond, and journalist Nicky Campbell. We also expect some celebrities to attend, including John (‘Boycie’) Challis and Rula Lenska. .. and other surprise guests!

This route will take us through the heart of London and its main shopping and tourist streets on a busy Saturday. This means the march will have maximum visibility and be seen (and heard!) by huge numbers of people, which is fantastic. But it also means we‘ll be negotiating some narrow streets as well as very big and crowded ones, as well as busy traffic and many street crossings. So please take care as you march!

Facebook event page for March in London

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I took part in the `Global march for Elephants (2013, London) last year – dressed in my `Elephantom Eco-Hero’ costumes. This year, I plan to do something that looks like a Rhino.

-Mani Navasothy

Blog:  Elephantom Eco-Hero & March for Elephants  2013 in London

Earth Web- A Warrior Call to Action against Fracking (4th Oct2014)

What is Earth Web?

Earth Web is an international ceremony to protect the land from fracking. All are invited to create their own ceremonies – whether in a group or as a solo activity – to help build this third TWC global day of ritual action into the biggest event yet!

(There is an Event in South London on Saturday, being organised by friends of mine.  See bottom of this blog for details – mani)

About Fracking

So many of humanity’s ills are inflamed by the fossil fuel industry’s greed. Wall Street has turned the fracking industry into an investment bubble big enough to plunge the world into another global recession. The recent atrocities in Gaza are undoubtedly affected by a wider plan to bring Palestinian gas-reserves under Israeli dominion. Peak oil has been and gone – Industrial Civilisation is now trapped within a downward and seemingly unstoppable spiral of decline. And, on top of all this, anthropogenic climate change is growing further and further out of control.

Fracking’s cancer has spread to the four corners of the globe. Even if you are not living in an area effected, taking part in this event will help those who are – its been fed back to us that, simply knowing people all around the world care enough to gather in this way, lights a beacon of hope in the hearts of those whose lives and health have been destroyed by these practices.

‘The Warrior’s Call’ is a global pagan movement against hydraulic fracturing and other forms of extreme gas extraction. We work to prevent sacred sites such as Chalice Well in Glastonbury from being made toxic through fracking. This is the third such global event organized by The Warrior’s Call.

What about other religions?

This is an event spearheaded by the pagan community, but all creeds are invited to participate in their own special way. Everyone is welcome to help create this global act of spiritual solidarity. So join this international wave of activity, and let’s make this – TWC’s third world ritual – the biggest event yet!

What’s Spirituality got to do with this?

In a world that has fallen into crisis, it is vitally important for spiritual communities to unite and stand together as one. Therefore, all people of good intent are called to create ceremonies for ‘Earth Web’, an international day of spiritual healing, that will protecting the Land from the blight of fracking and other forms of extreme energy.

Earth Web event in South London (near Sutton & Croydon)

Date : 4th October 2014

Venue: Beddington Park, Hackbridge, Surrey (close to Mitcham, Sutton and Croydon)

Time: 1pm gathering…for 3pm globally coordinated ceremony.

Meeting place:   Pavilion Cafe at Beddington Park, Hackbridge  (nearest Train station `Hackbridge’ – served by trains from London Victoria every 30 mins..  Then 10 min walk to park.)

Who is organising this one?    Hannah, April & friends.

Here is a home-made map I put together with key land marks in the Beddington park

Map link to Beddington Park

-Mani Navasothy

beddington park

 

Songs to be sung at this event:

1. MOTHER I FEEL YOU

Mother I feel you under my feet:
Mother I hear your heart beat (5x)
Hey ya hey ya, hey ya
hey ya, hey ya hey ho!
Hey ya hey ya, hey ya
hey ya, hey ya hey hoooo… (2x)
Mother I hear you in the river’s song:
Eternal waters flowing on and on (2x)

 

2.  THE EARTH IS OUR MOTHER

The earth is our mother,
We must take care of her.
The earth is our mother,
We must take care of her.

Hey yanna, ho yanna, hey yan yan.
Hey yanna, ho yanna, hey yan yan.

Her sacred ground we walk upon
With every step we take.
Her sacred ground we walk upon
With every step we take.

Hey yanna, ho yanna, hey yan yan.
Hey yanna, ho yanna, hey yan yan.

The earth is our mother,
She will take care of us.
The earth is our mother,
She will take care of us.

Hey yanna, ho yanna, hey yan yan.
Hey yanna, ho yanna, hey yan yan.

 

3.  BORN OF WATER

Born of water
Cleansing, powerful
Healing, changing
I am

Born of water
Cleansing, powerful
Healing, changing
I am
We all come from the goddess
And to her we shall return
Like a drop of rain
Flowing to the ocean….

 

4. FRACKING CHANT

FRACKING IS STOPABLE.

ANOTHER WAY IS POSSIBLE,

FRACKING IS STOPABLE.

ANOTHER WAY IS POSSIBLE

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Please do, if you feel you can bring a contribution of a poem or just your heartfelt thoughts. … we would love you to add your part too
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Links

For more information about fracking and The Warrior’s Call, please go here:www.warriorscall.org/

The Warrior’s Call will be holding a large-scale public ritual at Avebury stone circle in Britain. For more information about this event, please go here:www.facebook.com/events/1543073425916337/

More details of how to get to Avebury & updates at  Earth Web facebook page

Primordial Sleep (visionary art)

We Wiccans and Witches know these words well..  `Sink Down..Sink Down..  Sink Deeper and more Deep, into Eternal and Primordial Sleep..’  I had a thought few hours ago..and was driven to create this ..

Feel free to share, if it brings you peace and inspiration.  :-)

Primordial sleep (c) Mani Navasothy 2014

Primordial sleep (c) Mani Navasothy 2014

Bright Blessings

-Mani Navasothy

(Visionary Artist  & Esoteric Tutor)