It pleases me to announce our 3rd annual Celebration of The Night of the Cradle. The `Birth of Goddess Isis’ ceremony will take place on the New Moon (in watery sign of Cancer) on Thursday 16thJuly 2015. We gather by the banks of river Thames for a special Ceremony in the evening…to mark the Night of the Cradle’ where Sky Goddess Nut gave birth to the Egyptian Goddess Isis.
Date: Thursday 16th July 2015 .
Venue & time: Richmond (riverside) by the riverside passage/gate to Terrace Gardens (looks like a cave!).
Meet at Richmond station by 6.30pm and walk with me to the ritual spot (20 mins). I will be prompt, and this `walking together’ is a symbolic and informal `procession’ part of the ceremony!
Or follow the google map and arrive at the ritual spot (Terrace Gardens area..but by the river) at 7pm onwards.
Google map link to ritual spot: https://goo.gl/maps/KKIHX
As this is a `Night of the Cradle- Birth of Isis’ , we are starting this ceremony later in the evening, so that we may perform the rite after sunset..(night). We’ll be using the `cave-like’ space by the riverside.. and will fix `stars’ on the ceilings .. to recreate a `body of the Sky Goddess Nuit’ (mother of Isis).
The ceremony itself is expected to be 30mins ..and then we’ll continue socials/ feasting.. (It’s a birthday party, after all). :-) So be sure to bring plenty of Wine & cakes.
Ceremony outline (subject to changes) —————–
A decorative altar with Sky Goddess Nut and a concealed statue of Isis will be set up.
Element consecrations (incense, lantern, salt/water).
Isis called by her many names! This will be a chant led by Organisers.
Goddess Isis (statue) is revealed.
Milk & flower Ceremony – all bath statue in milk, followed by offering of flowers. These are then offered to the river Thames.
Food & drinks blessed and shared.
Birthday Party !! (Birthday of Isis).
What to bring:
Food & drinks to share.
As it is a public place, passers-by may take photos or watch. That is accepted by the organisers, in the spirit of celebrating the Birthday of Isis :-)
We ask all to be in good public behaviour.