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/6wUq2
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.
link to meetup http://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/events/218699585/
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Hi Mani. Just to say have downloaded the info re Night of the Cradle Ritual on Thursday 16th July that you mentioned. Will come to Richmond Station for 6.30 to meet up as suggested. Good to see you and everyone else again – did’nt say goodbye after the Pagan Parade as you were tied up, told one of the others to tell you. . Love and Light. Eileen