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Visionary Artist, published Author, Astrologer, Pagan Teacher, Wiccan High Priest & Ritual magician, Photographer/ Digital Film Maker; Sci-fi/ Doctor Who fan!

Wicca Full Moon Ceremonies 2019 Monthly – (river Thames, Central London)

We gather for our monthly `TLC: Wicca Full Moon Ritual’ (Tamesa London Circle started in 2006), to honour the Triple Moon Goddess, Horned God, Father Thames, Tamesa serpent and do *magic at the heart of London.   No prior knowledge or experiences of wicca or ritual magic is necessary for you to attend this. Just come with an open mind. Be friendly and non-intrusive. Connect with others, and join in the ceremony.

TLC full moon 2019 spring
Join our meetup for more of these rituals at London Woodland Witches & outdoor Pagans meetup

Fee: £3.

Outline:
-Opening pathworking for personal energy
-Consecrations & purifications and Magic Circle
-Group calling of Element quarters & their qualities
-Chants, spiral dance & energy raising
-Deity work : Moon Goddess & Horned God
– *Group magic
-Blessing of food & drinks and sharing
-Closing of circle
-Social

Healing/ protection/ spellcraft:

-Please note we do not generally have time to do individual healing, magic and protection work as these happen on a weekday evening. Our magic/spellcraft is more group-focused (ie everyone led into magic work at the same time). Individual healing, protection & spells work will be done in our quarterly Healing & Protection circle (half a day on a saturday..quarterly).

Dates of upcoming Thames Full moon Circles

  • 20th March 2019
  • 18th April 2019
  • 17th May 2019
  • 17th June 2019
  • 16th July 2019 – incorporates `Night of Cradle- Birth of Isis ritual’

Meeting Time/ point / duration:

From 7.30pm, gather outside the Green area of Tate Modern Gallery (main doors). We’ll walk down to the banks of Thames..once majority have gathered, and do this ceremony. If you are late, just find the steps, walk down to river bank, and join us. We’re usually under the concrete over-hang/ sheltered space.

What happens:

During set-up, attendees tend to talk to one another and socialise. Some help the facilitator with set up of altar and allocating rital roles.    Mani then has a run-through. explaining the key features of what happens, and starts ritual.    Ritual usually  last about 60 mins to 90 mins.  Afterwards, people take photos of altar and themselves with altar etc. Some people leave for home. Others stay behind to socialise. We tend to go back up to street level, to the grassy green area outside Tate Modern Gallery and socialise/ share food & drinks.. If it’s raining, we just go to the nearby Pub within sight.  The whole event wraps up around 10.30pm.
Thames & Tides:

Our rituals tale place on the actual river bank…just few meters away from the water. We organise these Thames-rituals after checking Port of London authority Thames Tide time tables.. to take place at low tide.. (At high tide the entire river bank is under many meters of water!!).

Safety:
The steps are slippery. bank of Thames after previous tide will be full of new things and sharp objects. Take extreme care with your own health & safety. You are responsible for your safety.
**No children allowed**
**Unfortunately the location is not suitable for anyone with walking disabilities**

What to bring:

• Please dress appropriate for weather! (we carry on Rituals regardless of weather).
• Please bring food & drinks to share ( bread & cheese / humus are a good start) and any soft drink/wine that you like to share with others in circle.
• a torchlight is a good idea. Feasting/ sharing food & Drinks:

Bright Blessings
-Mani Navasothy

Useful links for seekers of Wicca & Witchcraft:

Wicca 1-day Course in woodland   (6th April 2019)

Wicca course - april2019

book: Coven Guide: How to become an initiated Witch

Coven Guide to becoming an initiated Witch (c) MN2014Blog : So you want to become initiated?

Wicca Initiations

 

 

 

 

Isidias Navigatum 2019: Goddess Isis Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony (Richmond, London)

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.

Isias Navigatum - march 2019

This is a family friendly day-time ceremony by riverside. 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).

Fee: £5 (£3 concessions). Children under 16 – FREE.

Ritual outline :

A statue of the Goddess will be carried to the water side. 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 placed in the river as an offering to the Goddess Isis. Smaller paper boats may also be placed in the river and let go off..

Bring your own small boats! Be it paper boats or small scale models – to either sail them on the river Thames afterwards, or to symbolically place them on our altar during ritual, to gain the blessings of Isis for your own ventures ahead in 2019.

meeting point:

Please gather by the Hollyhock Cafe , between 2.00pm to 2.20pm. (address: Hollyhock Cafe, Terrace Gardens, Petersham Road, TW10 6UX. )

We will cross the road to the riverside for ceremony, set up Altar on the model boat (group effort) and begin ceremony.

At the end of the ceremony our `ships’ will be set sail followed by Feasting. We expect to be back at station by 5pm .. and visit a cafe or pub to socialise (in warmth).

**Please wear absolutely sensible shoes, warm & water poof cloths** .. Our rituals go ahead whatever the weather..

All are Welcome to attend these .

Please bring Food & drinks to share. It can be a bottle of wine, soft drinks, hot drinks (in a flask), short eats, snacks, bread, butter, cheese, humus, cakes, salads, pasta and so on.

Bright Blessings
Mani Navasothy

link to meetup event

Isidias Navigatum 2019: Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony for Wealth (Richmond)

Sunday, Mar 10, 2019, 2:00 PM

Hollyhock Cafe, Terrace gardens, Petersham Road, TW10 6UX
Richmond London , GB

22 Woodland Witches Attending

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. This is a family friendly day-time ceremony by riverside. We will bless the `fleet’ and place our hopes and wish…

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Hindu Magic: Shiva Yantra and Mantra

Shiva yantra FB Mani Navasothy 2019-v2

This graphics I created combines the most auspicious and powerful Markandeya mantra (also called Mrityunjaya mantra) and the Shiva Yantra. generally Yantras should not be shown to others …and just kept on sacred altar..  But this is a graphics I grabbed from internet…not an actual metal Yantra…so using it here for educational purposes..Interesting that it actually has a pentagram at the centre..

Yantras are Hindu versions of sacred Geometry …with God names and mantras written on them in Sanskrit and follow certain rules of how to create them.. when to create them..and how to work with them in Poojas and prayers / meditations etc.. In short they take several days or weeks of preparation to `install’ on an altar and thereafter treated as `God’ or `Goddess’.. and never to be handled disrespectfully.. (they are way more serious than just a statue or picture of a Deity.. They *are* Deity..once properly consecrated and installed.

No one should work with them or touch them if they have had meat of any kind.. They should not touch the ground.. They should on;y be handled after a shower.. etc (many such rules).

I have some yantras I obtained years ago..and they are still covered up and awaiting work.. as I am not yet of a certain high spiritual pure state to work with them.. That should tell you how serious this work is..

I’ll be running some key Hindu Magic ceremonies and workshops in late Spring 2019 onwards.. So keep your eyes peeled on this matter.

-Mani Navasothy
WIccan High Priest and Hindu & Shamanic practitioner

other posts in Hindu magic

On Pradosham, Mrityunjaya mantra and Rudraksha mala chanting

Maha Shiva rathri and the worship of Lord Shiva

Shiva rathri and suggested magical works

 

Wicca: 1-day experiential course (Outdoors, London)

Are you a natural Witch? Into magic & spellcraft? Or do you want to be a One? See if the impulses you feel inside you are more than just curiosity.. that it’s instincts.. a magical release.. an awakening? And do you want to become an initiated Wiccan & a Witch ? Be in a coven of Witches? Form your own coven perhaps? Is that even possible? Are you tired of reading books, trawling websites and social media – looking for connections, knowledge? Worried about whats the `norm’ these days? What’s right? What’s wrong? What’s safe.. and what’s magically dangerous?
So many thoughts and not enough starts?!!

Wicca course - april2019

This 1-day introduction course on Wicca is for New comers, Beginners & seekers – all those interested or curious about Wicca & Witchcraft, and like to learn it all in a down to earth, friendly, experiential manner…!

This course held in the natural habitat of a real Witch – the woods! After all nature is where their power comes from- Light of the Stars, Flames of the Sun, Power of the Moon, Flow of rivers, strength and deep treasures of the Trees and Earth!

We go into the woods to be away from the machinations of urban society, and to attune to the rhythms and energies of nature. Try to relax, ground, centre, earth and be open for the duration of the course. Allow a bit of time-buffer towards end for questions/ answers & conversations. Afterwards, we’ll go to the Woodman’s pub (indoors) and continue with some socials and carry on conversing about wicca and related matters.F

VENUE: Course will be held in outdoor woodland setting – Queen’s Woods, where usually hold our outdoor Wicca rituals).

Nearest Tube: HighGate (northern line) –

Meeting point & Time:
We meet at in the patio/ garden area of Woodman’s Pub, Archway Road (1 min from Highgate tube). Meet from 10am to 10.30am. This is the time get a cup of tea/ coffee ..say Hi ..meet n greet fellow students and get warmed up! At 10.30am we all walk to woods for course.

Fee: £20 Early bird rate ( £30 after Spring Equinox 21st March’19)

Course Contents-—————-

This is a basic introduction course. Brief explanations will be given as well as demonstrations, use of pathworking, meditation, energy work, some practice;

  • Intro: Origins of Modern Wicca; Wiccan Law & principles;
  • Energy: Connecting to nature; Chakra & Tree meditation;
  • Altar & Ritual tools – athame, wands, sword, scourge, pentacle etc
  • Sweeping/ purifications; Consecrations with salt & water/ incense; casting magic circle (words/ demo);
  • Elements & Quarters; Symbols & qualities of Air/fire/Water/Earth in wicca; pentagrams/ triangles; invocation words (demo); Transpersonal work (4 functions).
  • God & Goddess in wicca: Horned Gods; Moon Goddesses ; what are invocations & charges? who can use the energies? Empowerment; Importance of devocations;
  • Magic & Spellcraft in Wicca;
  • Esbats & Sabbats- Wheel of the year – related seasonal myths.
  • Initiations & Coven life.

Breaks:
We’ll have short organic breaks.. There will also be a 1 hour lunch break.
Queens woods has a cafe/ toilet (10min walk from our course area).

NO Recording / photography———–
Tutor may take some photos with permission for publicity purpose.

Weather————
• Please wear plenty of warm clothing (it actually gets cold when you sit down on the ground for long). If it’s raining much, tutor will bring a tarpaulin sheet cover.. so we don’t get wet (too much)

What to bring
• For your own comfort, please bring any food/drinks lunch (Please avoid eating during course delivery!). Bring flask of hot drinks. Bring comfortable cushion/ mat to sit on, as well as a blanket / throw to wrap up .. (or if it’s just cold). Please wear warm coats, socks scarf..

• We’ll have some wine for ceremonial parts of the course.

Bright Blessings
-Mani Navasothy
Wiccan High Priest / Author / Teacher

Astrology forecast for tomorrow (18feb19)

Astrology tomorrow (18th feb 2019):

Sun sextiles Uranus at 7.55am.
Venus conjuncts Saturn at 10.52am.
get to it people…It’s both good.. !! Don’t bother even asking to which signs are these good.. Stars and planets are for everyone.. in some shape or form..

But if you must know..

Sun in Aquarius.. links with Uranus ..ruler of Aquarius..and currently in Aries.
Venus ruler of Taurus & Libra is in Capricorn, linking to Saturn ruler of Capricorn who is currently in Capricorn.

So those are the signs who are going to the bank to cash in on this free lottery wins.. but rest of us can get 2nd or 3rd or the 300th prize wins too..

Some pointers for magical work:

venus – love, art, beauty (obvious really)
Sun – energy, vitality, health, power
Uranus – rebellion, freedom, innovation, tech, humanity
Saturn – structure, stability, lessons, authority

so now you know…mix it up and magic the shit out of your crazy life for some great positive energies..

ps. Don’t bother reading some extended astro forecasts elsewhere; This is the essentials as it is.. everything else is dressing up …and you don’t need that.. Makem up your own minds.. That after all is the freedom of Uranus coming at you..

Mani Navasothy – Astromage!

Ganapathy temple Homam – fire ceremony (pics)

Lunar Phenomena in 2019 – (Blue moon, Indigo Moon & Lunar Eclipses)

Here’s a quick infographics on the major Lunar Phenomena coming up in 2019.  It includes  *Astrological Blue moon (2 consecutive full moons in same sign), Traditional *Indigo moon (2 new moons in same month), and of course the eclipses.  I’ll say more on these later. Book mark and come back to this blog again.

-Mani Navasothy

Lunar Phenomena in 2019 by Mani Navasothy.jpg

Solar & Lunar Eclipses data for 2019 (Astronomy)

In 2019 there will be 5 Eclipses!   Here are the dates for each, Orthographic maps, and animated diagrams.

  • 6th January 2019 – Partial Solar Eclipse
  • 21st January 2019 – Total Lunar Eclipse
  • 2nd July- 2019 – Total Solar Eclipse
  • 16th July 2019 – Partial Lunar Eclipse
  • 26th December 2019 – Annular Solar Eclipse

 

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animated solar eclipse 2019jan06p


total lunar eclipse - jan2019

 


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animated solar eclipse 2019jul02t


Partial Lunar Eclipse - July 2019.jpg


 

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animated solar eclipse 2019dec26a


All data (c) Fred Espenak.    Diagrams taken from NASA Eclipse website. https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/resource.html  and http://www.mrEclipse.com website

-Mani Navasothy

ps. I will be providing another blog for Eclipses…but astrologically based.

Meanwhile you can learn about Eclipse Magical working (esoterica & ceremonial), you can check my Eclipse Magic Book here on my blog

Eclipse Magic Book (click this link to read more).

Eclipse Magic Workbook by Mani Navasothy
Eclipse Magic Workbook by Mani Navasothy (pdf version)

LBRP – Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram (extended notes & graphics by Mani )

The LBRP  – Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram – is a ceremonial piece of magic performed at the start of any major magical work. It’s aim is to clear / banish *all* energies from a particular working space – so that the magician can then  create sacred space, consecrations, and fill the space with energy of their own – for invoking Deities or angels or other works.

Notes & Art works (c) Mani Navasothy  2018. No part of this notes maye be copied, shared, reproduced or published in any medium – without written permission from Mani Navasothy.

The following extensive notes with stage-by-stage graphics showing what happens and what to visualise – was provided by me to my Students, after running this as part of a Woodland High Magic workshop in May/June of 2018.   I am now making this available freely to all in my blog http://www.QuantumPhoenix.net.

LBRP takes place in 5 stages

1. Grounding & Reaching to Deity –
2. Kabbalistic Cross –
3. Banishing Pentagrams & Circle–
4. Calling 4 Archangels at Quarters for Protection.
5. Kabbalistic Cross (again).

1. Grounding & Reaching to Deity

this involves visualisation that your feet is firmly grounded on Earth.  You draw on Earth energy to `grow’ and become larger than known Universe, until you can see the Divine light in distance in the void beyond all universe.

1 begin - standing on ground
Standing grounded
2 growing taller
Visualise Growing Taller and bigger
3 growing to city size
Growing bigger than a City you are in.
4 on earth in space
Growing bigger than planet Earth..
5 sizef galaxy
Growing to the size of Galaxy
6 bigger than universe
Growing bigger the galaxy ..and Universe!

 

2. Kabbalistic Cross

  • This is where you praise and honour the supreme Deity (God) and draw the divine light into your self.. Imagine a brilliant white light descending.  ..first down into your forehead  (saying ATEH meaning `thou art’.
  • Visualise this light now flowing down through your body and all the way to Infinity ..below you!. Saying the words MALKUTH – meaning `the Kingdom’).
  • You then draw energy from the centre and project it through you all the way to the right, saying the words VE-GEBURAG, meaning `and the Power’;
  • You do the same for the left, saying VE-GEDULAH, meaning, `and the Glory’. This forms a beam of divine light going from the central bean to infinity in both right and left directions.
  • Finally, saying, LE-OLAM meaning `forever’   you project a beam of divine light from all the way to infinity in front of you, and also project a beam all the way to infinity behind you.
  • You bring hands into praying posture saying `AMEN’ meaning `So be it’.
  • Thus you are standing in the centre with 6 beams of divine light.
7 light above
Seeing Infinite Divine Light far above.
8a raise hand to draw
Drawing Divine light in to Self.
8b to forehead
Drawing light into body via  head/ forehead.
8c malkuth to earth
Drawing light down through body to feet and beyond.
8d right shoulder
Beaming light from centre to right (and to infinity) 
8f left shoulder
Beaming light from centre to left (and to infinity) 
8g arms out
Arms out..  with beams flowing up-down, and across
9 praying
Praying position..  beaming light forward & backwards

3. Banishing Pentagrams & Circle:

You then drawn energy from the light beams within, and conjure flaming blue pentagrams in 4 Directions..

  • You begin in the East, and vibrating a God name YOD HE VAU HE to charge the pentagram.  This is an Earth-banishing pentagram.   This is pushed out in the East …as it clears all energies in that direction.
  • You then draw a quarter of a circle, from East to South.
  • Facing South, you conjure 2nd flaming pentagram, and energise it with another God Name   This pentagram is then pushed out to infinity in the Southern direction, clearing all energies.
  • You now draw another quarter-circle, from South to West.
  • Facing West, you conjure 3rd flaming pentagram, and energise it with another God Name EHEIEH.  This pentagram is then pushed out to infinity in the Western  direction, clearing all energies.
  • You now draw another quarter-circle, from West to North.
  • Facing North , you conjure 4th flaming pentagram, and energise it with another God Name AGLA.  This pentagram is then pushed out to infinity in the Northern   direction, clearing all energies.
  • Finally, You complete another quarter-circle, from North to East.

 

10 How to draw Earth banishing pentagram (c) Mani Navasothy
How to draw an Earth-Banishing Pentagram.
a projecting energy
Projecting energy to the East..
b draw pentagram
Drawing Earth Banishing pentagram in the East
c pentagram glows
Visualise blue flaming pentagram in East
c2 pentagram pushes out to infinity
Powering Pentagram in East with God-name, and pushing it out to infinity (and banishing all energies away in that sector).  
d draw quarter circle east to south
Drawing a quarter-circle from East to South
e draw 2nd pentagram in south
In the South, drawing a flaming Earth-Banishing pentagram.. 
f draw 3rd pentagram in west
Continue Quarter circle from South to West and drawing Earth Banishing pentagram in West.
g1 draw 4th pentagram in North
Continue Quarter circle from West to North, and drawing Earth Banishing pentagram in North.
g2 complete circle
Complete Circle by drawing quarter-circle from North to East.

4. Calling 4 Archangels at Quarters for Protection:

 As you have completed the circle, along with 4 banishing pentagrams, you will now be standing in the centre – facing East.   Calling all angels takes place while you still face East..

  • You visualise the Archangel Raphael in the East in front of you.
  • Say, `Before me, Raphael’, then call out his name
  • Now feel the presence of Gabriel behind you (in the West).. Remember you are still facing forward to East.
  • Say `Behind me, Gabriel and call out the name Gabriel.
  • Now just turn only your head towards your right ..which is the direction South. Visualise Michael.  Call out his name
  • Last but not least, turn your head to your left (the direction of North) and visualise Uriel. Call out the name

Take a moment to visualise clearly the 4 Archangels in the 4 directions.. guarding those directions in the circle.  Make sure to honour and welcome them.

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Calling 4 Archangels in the order- Infront/ East (Raphael),  Behind/West (Gabriel),  To right/South (Michael) and to left/west (Uriel) . 
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LBRP: Final visualising of personal Kabbalistic cross, flaming pentagrams, magic Circle, and archangels   .  image(c) Mani Navasothy  http://www.QuantumPhoenix.net

 

5. Full Circle & Kabbalistic Cross repeated: 

  • You now acknowledge the whole magical working as a reminder, by saying,

“Around me flames the pentagrams.  And within me /  behind shines the six-rayed star”

  • You now perform the Kabbalistic Cross again – as you are now in a purified and protected space. Begin with divine light above, drawing in down into body, projecting it to right and left and beams, and projecting it forward and back.
Notes & Art works (c) Mani Navasothy  2018. No part of this notes maye be copied, shared, reproduced or published in any medium – without express written permission from Mani Navasothy.

 

Other useful High Magic blogs by Mani :

— Angelic Magic: Creating Archangel names in sigil forms for Raphael, Michael, Gabriel and Uriel.

Archangel sigils (c) mani navasothy
Archangel sigils (c) mani navasothy

— Elements Invocation Pentagrams in Wicca explained with detailed astrology graphics.

Earth Invocation Pentagram explained (c)Mani Navasothy 2015