Fates & Lessons (Motivational thoughts)

The only time fate allows us the luxury of learning lessons at our beck n call is when we are in our school years.. After that, lessons come whether we are ready or not..- not because we want them – but because Fate decrees that we need them …. to grow! It’s never punishment..even though it often feels that way. It’s mother nature trying to ready us and steady us for future journeys to come..

Fates & Lessons (c) Mani N 2014

 

We are heading towards an intense astrological aspect involving Uranus & Pluto.

Be open to sudden changes…and transformation…  

Bright Blessings.

-Mani Navasothy

 

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Light Relief: The Blog-Attack from last year (response to `Cybergod Cometh’)

Last year (March 2013) I wrote a blog post called  `Cybergod Cometh- What lurks within the World Wide Web’ .    It was an amusing conjecture mixed with a sort of humour that I posses which few seem to get (unless people are used to the kind of dialoguing that the late Issac Asimov- father of Robotic Laws, and Russell T Davies – previous show runner of the `new’ Doctor Who – cos my style somewhat started similar to theirs).

Cybergod Cometh (c) Mani Navasothy 2013

Cybergod Cometh (c) Mani Navasothy 2013

Imagine when I got this very abusive, highly patronising response from some random person out there in the internet!!   Well,  the point of a blog IS to touch those random people out there …But his post was just plain ridiculous.  I sat on it for ages..  It was so clear that he was so full of his own self-importance, that he failed to grasp the finer points of blog posting..  that we can express our thoughts, ideas, facts, figures or just anything.   What he also seem to have not paid attention to ..was my credentials – I have a Physics Degree, I am a Pagan Priest with quite a bit of spiritual depth, I do science-fiction fantasy  both fiction and artworks!!

So anyway, as I am declutetring, deleting old drafts and such..  I thought I;d actually share that lunatic’s abusive post – with its infinite number of spelling mistakes and drivel..   I have no doubt he was actually projecting his own ego-wanking onto me, rather than make a sensible response to my amused blog post.   (Oh..did I just insult him?  How unprofessional of me :-)

So, here’s the precious contribution from him..  (an exact `cut n paste’ copy)  so you can enjoy his woks and have a light relief.

-Mani Navasothy

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“…….Are you aware of what some of us actually talks about at all, and beside, this childish rubbings of idiotic notions on issues you aparently dont know mutch about.

This article and you comment just underlines the lack of anything basicly, atleats the ability to think, outside the box, can you handle it.

This is what I putt inot the coscious equation against probbalilitys/posibillity.
The zero feild theory, and this site complelty parks the old dogmans and belife in the utterly simple Einstins mechanical world, where a bullet is all you have.
The old theory dont even come clse to this, witch I faind fare more accurate and describse the issue beyound what I have read for Years.

And beside, this drivel may impress yyour mother, but not me.

Do you know why I fand the shitt showelling is hillarious, and whats even wurse, the crittics are based on and comming from people not even knowing what the f… some of us are talking about, you have no f… clue.

Do you.

I was intending to be polite, but I forgott it, sorry but when new ideas are introduced, be shure that you actually know what you know your self, then talk.
To me qurious is good, this is just premature ejaqulation of oral smapms.

peace    “

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Links

Blog: `CyberGod Cometh – what lurks within the World Wide Web’ .

Blog: Making of a CyberSun mask (Doctor Who)

Blog:   Meditating Cyberman (Art – Doctor Who) 

Blog: Cyberhead, Colin Baker & Me (Convention)

Path for the Inner-child (..as we head into Darkness)

Forget the planet for a minute!

Some of us..yes the real people..you and me.. we face our own darkness, shadows and demons..every single day.

InnerChild

InnerChild

Echoes of the dead, fears of the future, burdens of the past, failed promises, lost hopes, unfulfilled dreams and desires. Yes, those shadows.!

Anger, pain, despair and depressions – that darkness!!

Battles between wants for justice & vengeance, needs of the self and the selfless – those Demons!!!

And we get bombarded with gimmicks and promises, demands and commands..

Autumn and Winter are coming. I say..slow it all down.. forget a little of the atrocities out there .. draw apart a bit into your selves.. and evoke your own Spirit ..and the inner-child.. the silent one that’s suffering in the dark.. and take him or her for a happy walk.

Protect him /her from all the adult problems and projections of the outside world.

Because, no one in this entire universe can do this for your inner-child..what only you the grown-up adult can do..

So, as we go into darkness, forget Gods and Angels, Spirits of whatever that is wherever, and just.. light a guiding path for the child within!

-Mani Navasothy

Yesterday’s Heavens (and Personal fears of a blogger)

Well, hello there! :-)

Yes, it’s been a month since my last blog post..   much has been happening in my life, that somehow, writing regular blogs seem to have fallen off the agenda.

My sincere apologies..   I write astrology forecasts…not to make a name for myself..  not to earn   ..but to spread a kind of general esoteric hope ..for anyone who is having a difficult time..  or is in need of looking forward to things in life..  so it’s something I really should carry on..  But sadly, at times, I myself lack that very hope.. and end up in the pits of darkness and despair – and have to find my own way back to light again..   And during those phases, I am not in a place to help others..

The last few months have been that way- if you had not already noticed the erratic blogging. Infact the last year has been that way..perhaps longer.

In some forthcoming blogs, I will be ..not just sharing some of my `real’ personal plights and resulting insights, but I promise to `get real’ – and start tackling all the things I have meant to write about..but never could..   – why?

Fear!

Fear of being misunderstood. Fear of revealing too much personal things.  Fear of being rejected.  Fear of not being accepted.  Fear of exposing other people’s  woes and worries…their privacies..secrets and all that.

But without risk, there is no progress..  So I will be breaking my own rules…and talk about some things..  in the hope that it gives anyone reading these…hope!  Insight..   Faith..    well, not about my life..  (that too)..but about their own lives.

Okay..  so yesterday’s astrology  -

Yesterday 1) Mercury sextiled Mars

2) Mercury sextiled Saturn

3) Venus trined Uranus

4) Mars conjunct Saturn..

Now all those aspects are what we call `good, positive’.. Interestingly.. Mars & Saturn are in the powerful, probing, deeply intense sign of Scorpio (death and rebirth, transformation)..

Mars provides the sharp tools, Saturn is highlighting stability & structures… old forms even.. and lessons..

Mercury is in the earthy sign of Virgo now..and Venus in the firey sign of Leo. Uranus in Aries..

If I stop to think, I could analyse this and write a 10 page essay..That’s how much was going on.. Let’s not forget the New moon in Virgo too.

Intuition tells me..it was an important few days..! Crazily, no one is immune from the influence of stars and planets..not even astrologers..

It seems the advanced knowledge of it is kept away from those for whom the process needs to happen..

That’s not much of a forecast (well, it’s not..as it;s already happened).  And its not much of an analysis either..is it?

I am sorry ..  

But know that it’s stirred up energies and forces that are going to make things better..

I shall write again..soon.

Love n hugs to all..

-Mani Navasothy

Gaian Times eco-spiritual e-Magazine #10 out now

 GT getting better..   It’s continuing to gain international readership and contributions and  I am proud of that!

And this issue – with its gold cover title marks the 3rd Birthday of Gaian Times as a Registered not-for-profit Company. Yes we got it started back in February 2011!  The actual first GT magazine was published online in June 2011. So we’ll have a big Celebration then – in London – if you can make it!!

Gaian Times e-magazine issue#10. 10 Feb2014 www.GaianTimes.com

Gaian Times e-magazine issue#10. 10 Feb2014   http://www.GaianTimes.com

As this GT#10 issue comes to you, there is a Conference taking place in London, hosted by Prince Charles and the Prime Minister of United Kingdom, bringing together 50 of the world leaders – for the purpose of taking serious action to stop illegal Wildlife trading!   We are hoping it’s going to be more than just talk! 

Am thrilled to have contributions from Aurelia Anyika (Keyan origins), whom I met at the last `Peaceful protest outside Chinese Embassy in London (to urge China to stop Ivory trade!).  Aurelia is a fellow activist and Eco-Campaigner, passionate and serious- and I look forward to reading more of her work!

We also have Lisa Du Fresne starting a new column in Gaian Times, called Animal Communications (she’s writing from Canada)!  And Renard (Richard) Fox writes from America, about the Druid Path, and shares a poem too!

In case you are wondering, Gaian Times is not all about animals. It’s about people too.  And following on from my report of the London’s Erotica festival (GT issue#9), am very glad to be covering SAFE – the Safety network for people who work in the sex industry (Standards Against Female Exploitation). Angela Belassie has been kind enough to provide the feature with various facts and even a case study.

There is also a feature on the Psychology & Counselling Support being provided for people in cardiff, and Bristol, in our `Talk of the Bay’ feature.

Of course we’ve just had Valentine’s day..  So we have not just the photo of `Canada’s Sweetheart’ Angela La Muse, but she has so kindly answered some of my questions, and provided professionally taken photos of her – just for GT.  (yes, me going to Canada to do a photo shoot with her just was taking too long!)

Vathani Navasothy writes about giving an MOT for your love relationships (she’s a Professional qualified Counselor of almost 24 years, and one of the founding members of Gaian Times!)

Next issue is out just before Earth Day – by mid-April!  It’ll also cover all the esoteric excitements of the Beltane festivities, and more chit-chats on Love, marriages and relationships!

Here’s a list on contents..to tempt you further..

People:

  • The Muse that got away from London- An interview with Miss Angela La Muse- Canada’s Burlesque Artist
  • An Ode to Rinpoche. The Buddhist Lama who started the first centre in UK.

Counseling & Community Features

  • MOT for your Romantic Relationships – Counselling Column by Vathani Navasothy
  • SAFE: Standards Against Female Exploitation. Info, Case Study & Sex Industry / users Survey results
  • Talk in the Bay – How Cardiff is leading the way in offering Counselling for people with Depression.

Eco (good) NEWS Corner

  • US bans Ivory Trade in ts borders
  • India declares Dolphins as `non-human person’
  • Shell scraps 2014 Arctic drilling Plans
  • London Hosts Anti-Wildlife Trading Conference

Protests & Campaigns

  • Kill the Ivory Trade – Action for Elephants Uk protestors outside Chinese Embassy in London
  • Stopping illegal Wildlife Trading & African local realities – Aurelia on the demo outside conference in London

Esoteric Events (Feb-April)

  • Isis Navigatum ritual;
  • Spring Equinox- Hern’s Tribe;
  • One Spirit- Drum, Dance & Full moon Ecstatic Dancing Events (monthly)
  • Pagan Federation Spring Equinox
  • Druid spring Equinox
  • Earth Hour;
  • Meteor Watch 2014- dates for 2014 and event details; Tips on Observing meteors; Tips on Photographing shooting stars!

Esoterica:

  • To be a Druid – An American Fire Druid’s thoughts
  • The Return of the Dawn- Druidic poetry
  • Wiccan Full moon rituals in London
  • Animal Communications – new GT column by Lisa Du Fresne (from Canada)
  • Spells for protection of all Wildlife – Ivoking Cernunnos Lord of the Beasts.
  • Equation of Reality – Is this where Magic & Science meet? Mani Navasothy – Physics Graduate & WIccan High Priest bemuses.

Video blogs:

  • Elephantom Origins- Mani speaks about the cartoon cause!
  • Fan reaction to Doctor Who 50th anniversary Movie
  • Speeches at Protest outside Chinese Embassy

 Fashion & Entertainment:

  • Time Lord turns 50! Doctor Who celebration in over 80 countries;
  • DrWho Imaginarium- Flming our own fan series in London (get involved)

Magical  Bookshops & Sites

  • Atlantis spiritual Centre (Enfield)-
  • Atlantis Bookshop – oldest occult shop in London
  • Spirit of Isis – Healing Centre in Waltham
  • Treadwells-London
  • Clearly Destiny -
  • Spirit of Isis – Healing centre,
  • Pagan Frontiers of London -

Go enjoy this GT#10 issue.

Best Wishes

-Mani Navasothy  (Editor / Director – Gaian Times)

February 2014, London, UK

go to magazine:   Gaian Times..

My take on Eating Disorders (Eating Disorder Awareness Week – 23rd Feb ~ 1st March 2014)

Eating Disorders!!  What do you know about them?   Are you a secret sufferer?  Do you know anyone who is?  What if someone you know is suffering but you don’t know?

Now..it might seem a bit odd me promoting this stuff..  How exactly is it pagan, magical or esoteric?  Well, food is something that `affects’ everyone..   including esoteric people..   For ages (years) in our esoteric ritual gatherings, I try to encourage people to bring home cooked food, or even seasonal food..  Many say what you put in your body is what affects your heath – spiritually, energetically..

I know people who only just eat fruit!!   (you can see their article in Gaian Times!)..  I know people who have had to surgically have parts of their intestine removed..  and have to `eject’ their waste via a small tube..!

So..it’s all relevant.. !

Some years ago, I was helping to type up the notes of a book my sister (Specialist in this field) was writing.. and as a result I had read hundreds of pages of info on it (well, the draft book)..I even illustrated all the graphics and art work for it..  !

So when I see malnourished people, I quietly but unobtrusively do a double take..and wonder..

I myself have some pretty bad eating habits..   I don’t eat my meals on time..  I eat very late at night..   have way too much coffee..I eat junk food..   and suffer from time to time with IBS  (That’s Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Constipations, Indigestions, heartburns..   bloated stomachs…and now with increasing food allergies – I can’t even eat some of the fruits I used to enjoy..  like peaches, pears, and few others..

These are all mild..  compared to the serious problems other Sufferers face.

We are talking about anorexia, Bulimia, obesity, food phobias and more!

With all that in mind..  I like to promote this invaluable help.  Here are the details.

Best wishes

- Mani Navasothy

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In aid of the Eating Disorder Awareness Week 23rd February – 1st March 2014, two free Webinars , Twitter Chat, LIVE Google Hangouts & free 1-2-1 /family Consultations are being offered.

g Dosrder Awareness week 2014- Vathani Navasothy qualified professional offers help

Open to friends, family and sufferers of eating disorders .

For more details  visit

www.AwakeningDawn.com

www.BulimiaHope.com

Shadows & Thorns – what’s making you aggressive?

Are you getting aggressive in relationships? Social situations…in the company of certain people? Here are some thoughts..  that might help you.. (cos we all like someone else to say, `it’s okay’ to us sometimes) :-)

Passion is one thing.. but when some people are eliciting certain aggressions in you ..more often than not.. there are possibly two and only two things at play -

Shadow projections

Shadow projections

 

a) it’s stirring your shadows..

b) they are neither like-minded nor compatible with you.

So what’s this stirring shadow business?   Well,  the actions or statements those people make are making you angry, because it’s a suppressed part of you..  and rather than accept that `dark’ area in you, it’s easier to get angry at or even hate that other person!

One way forward is to look deeper at your self..   privately…just you, yourself and you!   And admit (at the very least) those issues and suppressions you have…and figure out a way to deal with it..    either let loose (if it’s not harming anyone), integrate into conscious mind, seek external support/ therapy etc.

Now if you are not ready to work on your Shadows, that’s your prerogative.. Dealing with it in your own time is fine and don’t let others force you into a schedule or an agenda!  (That’s just bound to get you worked up even more ..right? )

But ask the question, if it is more about the not being like-minded or incompatibility, and you are always having to compromise or worse sacrifice your own needs/wants, (which would just create inner resentment and builds up aggression)..  why put up with a thorn in your paw..?  (ie why keep that person(s) in your life?  That is just masochism..!  It’s even possibly linked to all sorts of low-self-worth issues, self-esteem, lack of confidence, disempowered states, co-dependency and such..  (all very deep and complex areas…and deserve more exploration than a few lines here..!)

Just take  out the thorn from your paw, and get on with a peaceful life!!

There are far more and better things to do.. !!

Best wishes on this friday!  :-)

-Mani Navasothy

The mourning of Mr Navasothy’s Death..!

Am very much alive..and kicking..  and probably will for another 20 yrs or so..but I am not the first Mr.Navasothy!  That name belongs to my late father Kanapathipillai Navasothy!! And this was the morning of his unexpected and accidental demise..  way back on 3rd January 1990.

A day after New Year 1990, he returned to work..  to the Government Office in Elephant & Castle, London.   And by late afternoon, he was crossing the main road, to get the bus..and never made it to the other side of the road!

I didn’t hear about it till much later in the evening.. almost night…as I was with relatives in Cambridge..  The Call came..  an uncle drove me to London..  to Guy’s Hospital..  and by the time I had arrived, my father was dying.. serious head injuries…still in Coma.. slipping to another reality.

And what I did next shocked and surprised my family members in the hospital..  mother, 2 younger sisters, uncles, and cousin from Canada!

I took the camera out of my bag and started taking photos of my father.. !

Mr Navasothy

Mr Navasothy

He had always liked being photographed, and I took it upon myself..to catalogue his entire final journey..from the minute of his death to the moment his body turned to ashes few weeks later in the local Crematorium!   Those photos are still here somewhere..  I used to look at them once a year ..on this night..  But I stopped doing that about 10 yrs after the event..  on a day I decided to truly let go.. It was also when I let go of a tiny bit of his blood…taken from the shirt he had worn at the time..!  And the minute hairs on his shaving blade..!!

What remains is his Wrist-Watch! It stopped then..I have tried winding it.. It moves for a few seconds..  and it stops..!

So it was at 1.35am, on 3rd January 1990, I became the New Mr.Navasothy..  and took my father’s first name as my last!   Navasothy died.

At the inquest..months and 2 postmortem later.. they declared it as High velocity accidental death, because the Bus Driver, the Car Driver and the Motocyclist..all gave conflicting accounts. People don’t have that level of head-injury..  enough to kill a man..if they were just running for a bus and fell to the road!!   Athletes running at 30-40mph perhaps..but not a middle-aged man!  The truth was never uncovered. Who ever hit him got away..! Yeah, a road-kill – my father!!

What followed were years of torments, loss of faith in Gods and religions, lawless lonely years. And out of that darkness and soul searching, the new Mr.Navasothy rose.. !

Death always creates Birth..!   But not the way most imagine..  Personalities of the living shift..  they take on new strands.. and new subpersonalities emerge..!

A broken Watch, a tiny stone and a small twig – bear witness to that moment of one life passing..!  They’ve shaped the last 24 years of my life.. the quest for that forbidden knowledge!!  What lies beyond death? Where are Gods? What are spirits and souls?  Why do ghost and ghouls walk the earth? And what monsters lie within??

Maybe one day, when I am  ready, I’ll hold the 3 items… and I will know who killed my father!  The Watch, the stick and the stone..will tell me!! And then with all my might and magic… I will deliver my Justice!!

Why? Because..I never let go of injustices..  Not a single one..!   And no one forgets the first one!! It sets all the other ones in motion..

An Elephant has a long memory..  and so do I..!   My grandmother said so.. !!

-Manivannan Navasothy

Related Personal links

Ghosts of the past – aiding the dead

Ashes to ashes…Dust to Dust..  Light after Death 

Navasothy- our father who art in Heaven..

The Womb-world goeth! (part1)

Will you take the Red Pill or the Blue Pill?  Yes there are other pills too ..but these matter!!  What am I talking about?   If you remember the film The Matrix, you’ll know what I am talking about!  In the early moments of their encounter, Morpheus was saying to Neo in The Matrix.. take one of them and forget the truth..and go back to the false dream-like reality.. Take the other, and you wake up to reality.. and can never go back! He takes the right pill.. (never mind the colour)..accepts reality..  his body is unplugged..and rejected..ejected.. from the Matrix of fantasies..   and his real life begins (in a mixture of suffocation, loss, pain, slime, and struggles!)

Birth is hard!!

Happy option - infinity (c) Mani navasothy 2013

Happy option – infinity (c) Mani navasothy 2013

Though we are all born, and have been living in the World, so many are stuck in many `womb-worlds’ – clogged and cluttered by needs, dependencies, having signed away their freedom in order to loyally support an ideal, a country, allegiance to a flag, a football team, a tribe, an organisation, a group, a relationships, and so many other things..  !

Within the womb, the unborn child is in a state of total safety and security, but also dependency.  It has it’s every need taken care of..  warmth, food..and even a playmate!  Yes, that placenta ..the twin ..the Soul-mate of the unborn.. ! (And don’t we then spend the rest of our lives searching for that lost soul-mate..  the `someone’ who is missing!!)

But the moment the baby is born..  through the pain and pressure of birth canal..  from dark..through tunnel to a world of  sudden blinding light.  the the safe womb-world is lost!  Soul-mate is gone..  It has to go from being a quasi-reptilian, amphibian to an air-breathing being.. and wait to be fed.  No tubes..no more.. No food and oxygen on tap.. through the umbilical cord. No ready-made warmth of the womb. ..and no mother’s heart-beat ..that steady drum that has been in your ear..and permeating trough your whole body non-stop for a whole 9 months…gone!   (that’s why drum beats always affect us!!)

And the tunnel of pain and birth..  ah..you look for that too!   The passage of rejection from womb-world..  You search for it.. and hope you find it at the end of your days… at death..  the tunnell..leading to light!   Your memories got screwed up..  you equate the moment of birth into world of light..  through the mother’s vulva, as life after death..

womb-world-goeth (c) Mani Navasothy 2014

womb-world-goeth (c) Mani Navasothy 2014

Having been thrown out of Eden (womb), the inner child…is always looking for the pearly gates of vulva..to heaven…back to the sacred womb…!

To be born is hard..  It means you have to be 100% self-sufficient..  No twin. No food in tubes.  You have to breath! You have to open your eyes now..and look at a world of Light and dark..not just the dark of the womb!  You can not float anymore in that secure slosh of amniotic fluid!  You have to stand up..and walk!  Let your spin and muscles support..  !!

It also means you are free..  to make your choices..  to walk your path…choose the roads you can travel..  choose your destinations!

Take the Option now..  to be born!

No one likes a cry-baby (except mothering types).  No one likes a winge-bag (except the gossip-mongers and rumour-millers).

Stop looking for death..your body is dying since the moment of your birth..  but new cells are always growing to replace the dead ones..   At some point, that balance will shift.. But long before that, Live!!

Well.. I still haven’t talked about Infinity, and the quantum realities that you can manipulate..

That’s for another blog post :-)

Happy New You!

-Mani Navasothy

ps. Thanks to the late Maureen Brown, Wiccan High Priestess, Psychologist, Professional Counsellor, mother of 3, and grandmother, friend to hundreds, and rebel to many….for introducing me to Womb-world.

related blogs

Equation of Reality- basis of Magic

2014 Year of ImPossible Dreams

2014 : Year of I’mPossible Dreams!

Impossible Dreams? what’s the point, you ask?   Read on then!!

A recent conversation I had with a magical person from Germany went along the lines of the so many `rules’ and `laws’ that modern people who practise ritual magic seem to have accumulated. Dear God, think of all that dross, all that clutter, all those `can’t do’s’!

My thoughts are far more sharper on this..  perhaps more black and white…than all the grey!

If anything has human-made rules, and restraints, and laws..  it’s either Science, Religion or politics.

Magic – by its very virtue makes all things possible!   We believe the not-possible. That’s why it’s called Magic!!   And mine has no rules!  It never did!!   And short of God or Goddess, or an angel or a Dragon or Fairy or some elemental or all the creatures of the mind and magic pop-visibly-in front of me, and say anything otherwise, I am going to operate on the same proviso I have always operated on.. (when people are not brain-washing me with conditioning that is!).

That there are no limits or laws to Magic! Anything is possible!!

Have a Magical 2014 – Year of Impossible Dreams..  that is to, `I’m Possible’ :-)

2014- Year of Impossible Dreams & Infinite possibilities (c) Mani Navasothy

2014- Year of Impossible Dreams & Infinite possibilities (c) Mani Navasothy

Happy New Year!!

-Mani Navasothy