Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony (Isidias Navigatum)
- Sunday 2nd March 2014
- Richmond (by the river Thames)
- 1pm to 4.30pm
This annual ceremony was held at the start of the Spring time in Ancient Egypt, to gain the blessings of Goddess Isis upon the ships and boats (Fleet) – so that they may go forth, find commerce, resources and wealth and bring them back. You will have heard the saying, `waiting for my ship to come in’ – a saying that indicates a person waiting for his /her good fortunes to arrive. Well, in order for ships to come in they must first be sent out – and with blessings and good plans. We are adapting the old ceremony to suit the times and place we now live it! In this ceremony, we will bless the `fleet’ and place our hopes and wishes of good fortune and success in the ventures we are starting as Spring approaches. We then set the ships to sail (some will be sent.. other larger models will be pulled back, so as not to litter river Thames).
Ritual outline (tbc): A statue of the Goddess will be carried to the water. Women may offer mirrors so that Goddess Isis may see her beauty. We will pour milk on the banks then sprinkle the statue with precious perfumes & flowers. As the final part of the ritual, a small replica boat(s) will be filled with spices and other magical items, and sent (out to sea) as an offering to the Goddess Isis.
New: We are also adding small images / models of wild life & animal in danger, as a way of seeking the protection of Goddess Isis for these endangered species!
Meet us at Richmond Train station (just by coffee shop!). Meetng 1pm.. We’ll walk together to the ritual spot by the river..for ceremony & feasting. We expect to be back by station at 4.30pm.. and visit a cafe or pub to socialise (in warmth).
Please wear absolutely sensible, warm, water poof cloths.. Our rituals go ahead whatever the weather.. So no need to double check ..if its snowing or blowing storms! Just turn up and take a chance.. Magic is supposed to be wild and tied with nature!!
All are Welcome to attend these . Do contact us and contribute with your creativity, knowledge & magic for these new explorations..
Past Thames-Isis Rituals
- Read about Isidias Navigatum: Blessing of the Fleet Ritual(held in London on 3rd March 2013)
- Read about Submerging Sekhmet- Protection ritual for London – held on 7th July 2013
- Read about Birthday of Isis – held in Central London on 17th July 2013
- Read about Quests of Isis – mourning, longing and finding of Osiris – held on 16th November 2013 in London
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