Calling something Wicca – then, now and tomorrow!

Calling something Wicca..

Calling something Wicca..

I came across a post by a friend that started, “Claiming that things are Native American when they are not (or claiming that things are Wiccan when they are not) is a potentially harmful practice. It erases the real practices of the group in question. If the practice is harmful, it blames that group for originating it…”

I agree on the matter of the reputation of  a particular group being ill-affected.  However there is much I disagree. Can’t speak for Native American traditions..but I can for Wicca..as I have been practising Wicca for almost 20 years…

Wicca itself is a very young path (1950′s ) and has so many other religious and spiritual practices built into it..   (Gerald Gardner travelled parts of Asia, and picked up ideas before coming back to England.. and surfacing with `Wicca’  - Many already know he instilled naturism into it, as he was a follower of that).

So in fact, much of Wicca is actually `not wicca’ .  And if within a short time of its `origins’, it can produce branches (Gardnerian, Alexandrian)…it follows that in a few more decades, Wicca will have produced ever more branches, and some of it may not even be called Wicca.

Think about all the other old religions..and how they have seeded and created sects, branches etc.  And you can see that it WILL happen to Wicca too..  if it continues to grow as a religious path.   That much of it, history assures us (comparison to other religions).

Why even go that far..!  Wiccan Covens have autonomy and are governed by its Coven High Priest & High Priestess – who can and do `add’ their own practises and wisdom to the subsequent generation of Wiccans they cultivate (prepare, initiate and tran).  So despite keeping the same copy of Book of Shadow (copying it and handing it down), potential and an avenue for slow change is already built int Wicca.

So I like to end this blog post by saying..

1) Spirituality will and does evolve.. and we should let it.. and evolve with it.. because that’s what nature does…!

2) No one owns spirituality or a religious path ..

If someone comes to us (individually) and asks for help or guidance, we can give it… That much is within our reach..  But if we observe something else going on out there, and no one has asked for our help..   we may intrude and offer our wisdom..but chances are it won’t be welcomed.. or valued.

So calling something Wicca, when it is not..  well, that;s neither here nor there..

-Mani Navasothy

(Wiccan HP)

 

Links

Wicca Witchcraft and Magic- website

Wiccan Apprentice Training Course in London 2014

Video

Noise Pollution: Looking for Peace and Quiet in the Woods (and failing!)

Mani Navasothy present a brief rambling in the woods – about Pollution and state of the World!

I went looking for some peace & quiet in the woods near my home- to do some training videos…and was so perturbed by the constant noise ..even in the woods…that I started recording my frustrations in a video!

I talk about noise pollution, light pollution, Electro-magnetic pollution and more (like all those thousands of pieces of machine/rocket debris that mankind left to orbit the Earth.. !). I also wonder about the state of the Earth, why not many of us are looking into the way spirituality might evolve..

And I invite you to write thought-provoking feature articles, essays, news items, eco-campaigns,or submit visionary art, poetry and more.. to GAIAN  TIMES eco-spiritual Magazine (free online).. As you know I started it 3 years ago (and registered as not-for-profit company)..

Gaian Times is about educating the people of today..for tomorrow’s worlds!
So be part of creating and sharing that Education!

http://www.GaianTimes.com
http://www.ManiNavasothy.com

Best Wishes
-Mani Navasothy

 

**Mani Navasothy is a published Esoteric Author, Astrologer, Artist and Online Business-person in the Esoteric & Holistic industry

Easter thoughts On Sacrifices and Humility

Expecting sacrifices & demanding humility ( QuantumPhoenix thoughts

Expecting sacrifices & demanding humility ( QuantumPhoenix thoughts

Easter Weekend.. death and resurrection of Jesus Christ! Now seems a good time to ponder about Sacrifices…

Sacrifices that YOU EXPECT from other people..and how you treat them if they fail to fulfil your expectations of it.. !

We should all be willing to make sacrifices…but never because it’s expected!

We do so because it puts our valuable energy or possession irreversibly, without return, into a worthy cause or a person! We do so because we love and care..unconditionally!

Likewise, do you DEMAND some sort of Humility and Humbleness from other people?

Why?

Because that’s how the world is?

Or is it because that’s what’s expected of a person in a certain position? What about false humility? We can all do that ..if we really put our cunningness to it..

So how do you know, that the absence of Humility in a person (that you see) is an indication of the absence of humbleness within them?

It’s not for show..

It is..or it isn’t.

And it’s never `done’ to gain approval…as that will be just hypocrisy!

Humbleness comes from within.. and it’s connected to Gratefulness..

So just be GRATEFUL to all the good things in your life.. and let other people take care of their own humility.

Because, while you are criticising someone, someone else is watching you.. and passing judgement ..on your Humility!!

 

All the best.

Mani Navasothy.

QP thoughts: Ambitions vs Greed, and Confidence vs Ego

Ambition Confidence & -silence - QuantumPhoenix thoughts

Ambition Confidence & -silence – QuantumPhoenix thoughts

People make judgements about others..and in doing so they may be harming others..adding undue stress to them!!

For example, many people mistake other people’s ambition for a better life or success..to be Greed (financial).

Many also mistake others’ Self-Confidence to be a sign of their Ego. And worst of all, people take others’ silence as a sign of either admission of their `supposed’ guilt, or weakness!!

These are manners in which we see others..and they only indicate our own projections..

So next time you do this, be aware of what you might be `leaking’ about your self..!

And more importantly.. HAVE Ambition for your self.. TAKE pride in your achievements..and politely but firmly.. SPEAK-OUT – if you are being accused of these things yourself!!

-Mani Navasothy.

Video

VIDEO – Introducing The Wiccan Apprentice – Training Course!

Wiccan Apprentice Training – is a hands on, outdoor experiential Wicca Course -created by Mani Navasothy (http://www.WitchcraftandMagic.org). It comprises of 5 individual sessions, with 3 core Wicca modules & 2 Practical Magic workshops. Next course starts on 27th April 2014 in London.

Visit the website http://www.WitchcraftAndMagic.org to learn about special discounted fees and to book your place – on one or more of the sessions, or the full course. This course takes place on Sundays..

1 wat outdoors 5 sessions

If you are interested in learning all aspects of Wicca in an experiential way over a period of 3 months, in a woodland setting, under the expertise & guidance of a Wiccan High Priest with almost 2 decades of Craft & Coven experience – this is the training for you!

You will learn

the foundations of Wicca, Principles & laws, Altars & Consecrations, Circle casting, Elemental Quarters & Energy Raising in a Circle, Invoking the Horned God & Triple Moon Goddess. You will also learn about doing Magic & crafting essential Wiccan tools (wand, Pentacle, Rune Magic & Cord Magic).

Workshop#1
Wand-Making & Rune magic. You will learn about and make a spiral wand, then do a formal consecration of tool ritual for it. This is followed by learning about Runes, and carving bind-runes on your wand to energise it. The workshop concludes with a Wiccan ritual, where you will use your new wand to either cast a magic circle, or invoke one of the elemental quarters.

Workshop#2
Wax pentacle making & Cord Magic. You will learn about the symbols Wiccans use on a pentacle, then create a Wax pentacle using a special technique devised by Mani for outdoors. Herbs & Crystals will be embedded into the Pentacle. You then do a tool consecration for the pentacle. This is followed by learning to do a Wiccan Cord Magic. Finally, you will use your pentacle in a consecration ceremony of salt & water, as practiced in covens.

Tutor info:
Mani Navasothy, brought up as a Hindu in Sri Lanka, is an initiated Wiccan High Priest of many years, and has nearly 2 decades of The Craft & Coven experience in London, UK. Over the years, Mani has built up extensive experience running magical Training groups, running rituals & conventions for The Pagan Federation, , as well as promoting pagan spirituality in TV, Radio & news paper interviews. Mani Navasothy is the founder of Hern’s Tribe, co-founder of Tamesa London Circle, and Director/Chief Editor of Gaian Times eco-spiritual magazine.

Mani’s professional website

http://www.ManiNavasothy.com

How to Do Eclipse Magic : Beginners Guide (Free download offer- limited time)

There’s a Lunar Eclipse ..taking place today on 15th April’14..and it seems like the perfect moment to announce the publishing of  the eBook `How to do Eclipse Magic: Beginners Guide’. :-)

FREE DOWNLOAD - How to do Eclipse Magic- Beginners Guide (c) Mani Navasothy 2014The previously published book `Eclipse Magic Workbook’ is rather extensive (okay ..very extensive)..and possibly makes many people who are only partially into magic or astrology a little apprehensive..   So I edited together this Beginners Guide on the same subject..

Not only that, I’ve recorded a brand new Video tutorial (few days ago)… lasting about 13 minutes…where I explain the natures of Eclipse Magic, how they accelerate events, and can be used to course-correct life processes.   Not only that ..in that video I explain how you can use the Lunar orbital energies for doing a grand `cosmic cleansing’ of your self, how you can use the Solar & Lunar energies at Lunar Eclipses…to balance your own energies and line them up..  and (as if all that;s not enough)..  I explain the concepts of how Eclipses can be used to send healing energies…to your past!!

All that’s in a 13 minute video..  and

You get a free DOWNLOAD of the Beginners Guide too..  (Oh did I forget to mention?) :-)

What do you have to do?   Simple..

Just visit my Eclipse Magic website..and grab it all..

(there’s a little thing you have to do first.. join my mailing list!!  Then..  you’ll get a warm up video.. and a day later..   you get this main video and the FREE download – followed by some Eclipse Magic webinar replays!!)

Don’t miss the chance to Stellar Engineer Your Life..

Use the Powers of Lunar & Solar Eclipses..!

Bright Stellar Wishes

-Mani Navasothy

 

Sun opposes Mars today (8th April’14)

A warning to all Aries, Leos, and Librans in particular…but not exclusive just to them..!

An opposition between Warrior-planet Mars and the all Mighty Sun culminates today by 21:03 hrs gmt  (that’s 22:03hrs British Summer Time).   Mars is in the airy and balance-seeking sign of Libra..and guess where the Sun is?  In Aries..the actual fiery home of Mars!

Sun opposes Mars 8april14 - graphics (c) www.ManiNavasothy.com

Sun opposes Mars 8april14 – graphics (c) http://www.ManiNavasothy.com

Immediately you can see what’s going on..   lots of tension, and aggression..  ! It’s a battle between 2 of the most fiery stellar objects for us Earthlings! And the Sun’s in the home of Mars and Mars is literally on the opposite side of it..  It’s as if while you are on the other side of the road visiting a friend, another person got into your home and started shouting aggressive remarks at you..! And you can’t get home immediately to  face-off!!  But you are in the company of a friend who’s trying to bring you a bit of harmony and balance.   Just how much of it you’ll heed is up to you!!  It may even be a case that this influence where you are at is actually fanning your flames..than soothing you!

The Sun rules Leo..  so Leos are going to be affected by this too..  And as there is a this strong tussle between 2 of the firey planets, and both Aries and Leo are affected, it’s inevitable that by resonance, the other member of the triplet- Sagittarius will also be feeling the heat!

Sagittarians will come under fire in about a week’s time ..facing their own heavy battles! Perhaps this is the fuse being lit!

Fuses often lead to explosions..  and explosions can either be used to open up blocked paths and caves…or destroy homes and palaces.

The only way to handle an opposition is to reach some level of compromise..  Don’t give in..and don’t take it all…

Good luck..   !

-Mani Navasothy

 

ps. Have you thought about the upcoming Full Moon Eclipse on 15th and Annular Solar Eclipse on 29th? Have you thought about the huge potentials they represent for Stellar Engineering your personal or professional life?   Visit my Eclipse Magic site to get insights, free training & even a Book on Beginners Guide to Eclipse Magic NOW. Limited time Free offer!!

What are transits- squares, oppositions & Trines (in astrology)?

Aspects explained (c) Mani Navasothy 2014

Aspects explained (c) http://www.ManiNavasothy.com  2014

I often mention these astrology terms..  and always give an explanation of what it’s going to do..how those squares, trines etc are going to influence s people..

But it occurs to me, some people may be puzzled, put off by me using such terms..   So here’s a quick one to de-mystify you. It all makes sense if you think of the Earth as being at the centre and all planets around it..  And the aspects are just what angular relationship forms between those planets.. (they are moving all the time..so will form different angles).

It’s just angles..  (and don’t freak out. if you hated maths in school!)

Just look at the colour coded graphics..   It shows it as if we are `above’ Earth, and can see other planets.. :-)

Best wishes

-Mani

ps.   Visit my Eclipse Magic site to get insights, free training & even a Book on Beginners Guide to Eclipse Magic NOW. Limited time Free offer!!

 

Astrology Charts & data for Lunar Eclipse (15April’14) & Solar Eclipse (29April’14)

Here are the Astrological Charts  for the upcoming FULL Lunar Eclipse  and ANNULAR  Solar Eclipse – on 15th April  & 29th April respectively. The Lunar Eclipse takes place in the zodiac sign of Libra. The annular Solar Eclipse occurs in Taurus.

Lunar Eclipse chart (15 April 2014)

Chart - Lunar Eclipse 15April2014-Libra    (c) www.ManiNavasothy.com

Chart – Lunar Eclipse 15April2014-Libra (c) http://www.ManiNavasothy.com

 Total Lunar Eclipse 15th Aprl 2014

Total Eclipse Begins: 07:06:47 UT
Greatest Eclipse: 07:45:40 UT
Total Eclipse Ends: 08:24:35 UT

Annular Solar Eclipse (29th April 2014)

Chart - Annular Solar Eclipse 29April2014- Taurus  (c) www.ManiNavasothy.com

Chart – Annular Solar Eclipse 29April2014- Taurus (c) http://www.ManiNavasothy.com

 Annular Solar Eclipse 29th April 2014
U1 = 05:57:35.1 UT
U4 = 06:09:36.2 UT
Greatest Eclipse: 06:03:25.0 UT

I will post analysis for these soon. heck back on THIS post (it will be edited with updates, rather than a new blog post).

-Mani Navasothy

 

For FREE Eclipse-Magic Training content videos & webinars, visit Eclipse Magic website by Mani

FREE DOWNLOAD - How to do Eclipse Magic- Beginners Guide (c) Mani Navasothy 2014

Egos, Expertise & Enterprises – issues faced by an Esoteric Entrepreneur

Issues faced by an esoteric Entrepreneur within magical communities 

Esoteric Enterprises - Issues faced by the Entrepreneur.  visit www.ManiNavasothy.com

Esoteric Enterprises – Issues faced by the Entrepreneur. visit http://www.ManiNavasothy.com

One of the ongoing strands of myths and misunderstandings, difficulties and despairs, appreciations and accusations – that I observe in the lives of any Spiritual, magical or Esoteric Enterprising person is this very matter!

In the Esoteric world, many are `taught’ or pressured into being `humble’ and there is also a big push towards being seen as non-materialistic. Too much Charisma can be interpreted as sleeziness. Self-Importance can be mistaken for Ego. Ambition is mistaken (often) for Greed!!

Where as in the enterprising & business realms, one has to show confidence, self-assurance, charisma, ambition. This is especially true to stand-alone self-employed Entrepreneurs. They have no one to stand on but their own tools, experiences and expertise. After all that is what they `sell’ – as a product or as a service to others.

The Esoteric Entrepreneur does not talk about other people, products or services (unless that is what he/she is selling).
The Esoteric Entrepreneur simply comes at it from a confident, self-assured, personal experience point of view.. he or she lives by example. He or she has to live by example, using the very products and services s/he is promoting and selling.

And as I said, this often mistakenly comes across as `Egotistical, Self-obsessed’.

It is not the Esoteric Entrepreneur – the one selling a crystal wand, a new age shop, a tarot reading, a self-help magic book or other such things – who needs to change. S/he already has. – in taking that brave step to make a living out of these subjects.

It is the Esoteric, pagan, holistic & magical communities that need to change – and start differentiating between these issues.

-Mani Navasothy  (Esoteric Entrepreneur)

 

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