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My thoughts on Doreen Virtue denouncing New Age path and becoming a Christian

My thoughts on Doreen Virtue Denouncing New Age/magical path and becoming a Christian.
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Am actually fine with this.. just proves my belief that none of us stand still.. and our spirituality must and often evolves.. We know many Christians who become pagan/ wiccan/ witches…so why not other way… where a pagan/ New age person becomes a Christian?
Back in my younger days in Sri Lanka, while being brought up as a Hindu, I was aware that many members of my family would go to Shiva & Kali temples..and also pop down to the local St.Anthony’s church nearby.
Zip forward 40 years later to my life in UK..as an initiated Witch/ Wiccan/ shamanic practitioner.. and I have openly stated many times.. that once in a while when the mood takes me..I do go to churches…not as spectator but actually to be there in a spiritual context..
Why?
The divine is always within us.. Gods & Goddesses.. all of them, in any shape or form. They are both within and without.. I grew up believing this.. after learning about the Hindu 10 incarnations/ Avatars of Lord Vishnu.
When the demon-king aggressively asks his religious son Prahalathan to show where his God Vishnu is..and asks if he’s in a pillar…Prahalad says yes. And when the demon strikes the pillar down, Lord Vishnu appears in the form of Narashimar – half man-half lion..and kills the Demon-king and frees the kingdom from his evil rulership.
Further more, as a Pagan, I believes that there are many shapes, forms and pathways to the divine.. and that divine can be reached by worshipping it in any God or Goddess form we feel we can connect with.
By this token, I readily accept that Christianity is a path to the divine too.. and Jesus is a god-form.
I have no conflict of spirituality here at all.
Getting back to Doreen Virtue becoming Christian-
The biggest issue is that when a public figure goes through a religious shift…everyone notices.. and the person will face a lot of pressure.. as expectations of others built on them crumble and projections people have on that person breaks.. It happens in relationships.. when one partner grows and changes.. and the other has difficulty accepting that change which can change the relationship or end it :-/
Many thousands of people are going to feel this projection-breaking regarding Doreen Virtue. As evident already, pagans and new agers will be upset…and some Christians will use this as proof and propaganda for the ways of Jesus and Christianity.
And then will come the greatest service Doreen Virtue will have done for them.. that those who followed her New Age teachings and ways will all question their own paths & beliefs on their own merits..rather than on the words of someone else.. And then the people will go forward with their own divine beliefs..
My only concern with the Doreen Virtue matter is that it was wrong of her to suggest that people should not use her new age books/ angel cards etc. She must trust (or rather we must trust) that at that time..she was a divine channel.. and those creations came through her to help others.. Now she’s a channel for another energy.. and others will benefit from her.. when the dust has settled on the sensationalism of this story.
A final thought ? Nothing remains the same..even remains change. Everything is cyclic. That’s why we pagans honour and celebrate the wheel of the year. And as some elders & teachers pass away (from our world) others will be growing in wisdom & divinity and become Teachers to fill those gaps. When one mighty Oak tree falls.. in its place a new sapling will grow to become another big Oak!
In the past year or so I have become aware of many of my spiritual friends having connections with Angels..  My sister’s own channelling abilities are growing.. and I myself have become drawn into work with Archangels..
In short -and in a tongue in cheek way, I’d say the angels are now talking to us now.. instead of with Doreen Virtue!
Bright Stellar Blessings
-Mani Navasothy
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Woodland Wicca Full Moon Rituals (monthly) in London-2016

Our Wicca Full moon Rituals  are ideal for people interested in Wicca & Witchcraft.  They provide an Introduction to Wicca, Witchcraft & Ritual Magic – for all new comers and beginners, and Seekers of The Craft.  Consisting of friendly and informal introductions, they then move on to a formal Wiccan Ritual – facilitated by me – Mani Navasothy (Initiated Wiccan of 20 years, Gardnerian  High Priest).

Note- Our Wicca Full moon Ritual gatherings are returning after a month gap, by popular request.   Those interested in joining our closed training coven should first attend  these wicca full moon rituals and gain some practical experience.

Full moon- Woodland Witches London March 2016

Wiccan Ritual Outline:

-Preparing space & setting up Altar. (done by Ritual Team separately)
-Run-through-  Lead facilitator Mani (High Priest) will explain outline of Ritual, delegate any roles.  Brief Q&A.
-Enter Ritual space with reverence.
-Sweeping
-Opening prayers and /or Meditation (chakra or other)
-Consecrations with salt & water, incense, candles
-Casting magic Circle
-Calling elemental quarters
-Energy raising
-Invocations / prayers to Moon Goddess & Horned God
-Magical work
-Cakes & Wine blessing
-Closing & Grounding work
– Feasting, Socialising…

————**Admission fee:   £3  (new from May’16) **—————

What to  bring: 

***Please dress appropriate for weather! ***  We are tired of seeing people who attend with thin / minimum clothing, and then become cold quickly.  (a)  If you are cold, you can not focus on the ritual / magic , and (b), Seeing someone else being cold  severely distracts the others from focusing on their own magical work.

**Please DO bring some food (sensible snacks..  bread & cheese / humus are a good start)  and any soft drink/wine that you like to share with others in circle.   Social element/ feasting together is an important aspect of Wiccan rituals.

** Our rituals may start in twilight, but often end when it’s already nightfall..   So a torchlight is a great tool to have as `standard’ in your travel bag for woodland rituals, as well as a blanket / small ground sheet to sit on.

What ritual tools / items to bring

– A wand a or athame – if you have one. Please make sure you observer the law on carrying knives (any such item must be packed during transport, so that it can not be quickly `pulled out’ and used.

-your own magical items – crystals, tarot etc.

-A robe/ cloak to wear

What NOT To BRING

– please DO NOT bring used candles, or candles that already have magical work done on them.

-do not bring pre-made charms/ talismans for the purpose of `charging them up’ ..

Training & Personal Magical development:

These are training circles.  Introduction & explanations of many aspects of the ritual are given through out, and you’ll be given opportunities to take certain minor or major roles in the ritual. Major roles will need preparation and learning beforehand, so will be offered to those attending regularly and training with this group.

If you attend these regularly, you can build up a sound practical experience of all aspects of Wicca & Witchcraft.  Remember it is traditional for new Seekers to be trained for a year and a day in Wicca – before undergoing any Coven initiations.  On a personal level, You may use that as a sensible yard stick, and aim for a year worth of ritual attendance, study and exploration – to become a self-sufficient Wiccan. Along the way, you will either develop your own magical / psychic skills, or fine tune any existing abilities.

Outdoor working with primal forces:

These ritual circles take place in public Woodlands or parks.   As they are outdoors, at the mercy of elements (sunshine, storms, snow, fog etc)..  it can be hard at times to gather motivation to attend, or while attending, keep focus (if you are cold and getting soaked).  But remember..  we `real’ wiccans & Witches do have to work hard .. (but take no foolish risks), push our own personal / Psychological boundaries..  in order to gain Mastery of the Self.. and towards a respectful relationship with elements, entities and world around us!

By being outdoors in nature regularly in a ritual setting,  you’ll develop a real magical / psychic attunement & healthy respect to nature’s wild energies, as well as an inner confidence, outdoor ritual experience and dare I say..  empowerment and magical competence… on top of learning/ practising Witchcraft & wicca in the natural wild way it is intended.

Future dates of our Wicca Full moon rituals (in 2016) – tbc

Please always check relevant `events’ near the time in case of changes.

  • Friday 20th May
  • Monday 18th July
  • Wednesday 17th Aug
  • Fri 16th Sept
  • Sat 15th Oct
  • Monday 14th Nov
  • Tues 13th Dec

Note: I  also organise  Wiccan Sabbats  – Imbolc, Beltane,  Lammas & Samhain,  and Shamanic Solstices & Equinoxes.   Join the meetup to stay updated.

Bright Blessings

-Mani Navasothy (Gardnerian High Priest)

Link:

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Angelic Magic: Creating Archangel names in sigil form for Raphael, Michael, Gabriel & Uriel

If you do an internet search for the Archangel names, firstly many variations come up, and second, you’ll see a whole lot of shops selling talismans & pendants with all sorts of symbols and sigils, with a mixture of Hebrew writing included and all sorts of squiggles.

The question is, how far do you trust them? How accurate do you think those sigils are – and how do you even test to ensure they are accurate? (unless you are already an expert at those matters).

Am not saying anyone out there is deliberately trying to mislead anyone.  But my own extensive internet (and hard printed books) searches have shown me that there’s a lot of smudging and confusion in this matter… People are sometimes just copying one another’s websites/ blogs or info..and  the mistakes/ misinformation is either spreading or getting amplified (like Chinese whispers).

There are worlds, realms and beings out there – magical, etherial and the supernatural – that are best left alone.  Because once you disturb them, or open a door to their realms, or if they happen to disturb you..  life is *never* going to be the same.

Years ago, I had dabbled…all so briefly..with some sigils..   just playful..  for a day or so..  and the psychic reaction I got from that was so shocking and intense, that it scared me.  I erased all traces of that experiment..and put it away for years!  Until last year!  When I had cause to open it up again..  But this time it’s different.  I’m being extremely careful..  and double..triple checking every detail..

It started as a personal need to know what I can trust ..and then it became an interest…and then it became a promise.. that what I know I must share with others.. Because there are those amongst you.. who are seeking..  out of curiosity, interest or worse…desperation..!

That’s why this is being written..  To help those who are seeking.

Is it my place to help?  Do I know enough to help?   Possibly No..for both questions.   But I have a new philosophy that I have been living by now..for almost half a year..   If you are working with Angels, how ever small or large an involvement, you have to live by some high ideals and standards..  There is no faking it…or suppressing it or denying it..  They will know.  So you have to simply start being it…your best self..  your noble self..  your angelic self!

So with those disclaimers / warnings in mind, let’s begin.

1. The Rose Wheel

I won’t go into the full history or detail of it.. You can look it up on wikipedia .. or the `Golden Dawn’ (for first hand knowledge/ reading).  I will say this..   if you don’t know it,, and you were looking for it …it will have been one hard journey.   Information online is fragmented..and bits seem to be kept apart.

I eventually found it…and suddenly it all made sense..  So am writing about it first..(so that it saves you the trouble).  It’s a key that practitioners of `Golden Dawn’ western magical tradition used in their ceremonies, rituals and magical work.

The Rose Cross with English & Hebrew letters (c) Mani Navasothy 2015
The Rose Cross with English & Hebrew letters (c) Mani Navasothy 2015. Esoteric blogs at http://www.QuantumPhoenix.net

I have re-created only the central section here.  Not only that,  I have also combined the Hebrew letters/ sounds that  match the english letters/ sounds as near as possible..

2. Arch Angel names

Am only referring to the four Archangels used in the `Ritual of the lesser banishing of the Pentagram’  – mainly, Raphael, Michael, Gabriel and Uriel…  for East, South, West and North directions respectively.

These names were originally said in Hebrew, and were written in that langage. So their pronounciations are slightly different.I have gone back to the Hebrew  forms (given in example)..

3. How to write Archangelnames in sigil form

  • Start by writing the specific name in Hebrew (or find a hebrew version online!).  Remember Hebrew is written from right to left..
  • Then Take out a pre-drawn Rose Wheel.  Yes, you’ll need one.   And above I ave provided one version.  Just print it off, orr copy it using geometric accuracy..or view it enlarged, stick a paper on your screen, and trace over it carefully (don’t press too hard and end up damaging the screen..  so be very careful)
  • Mark out the letters of the name on the Rose Wheel.
  • Now in sequence, trace over the letters, thereby drawing the sigil of the Archangel name.

Here are fully illustrated examples I have created.

Writing ArchAngel Raphael in sigil form (c) Mani Navasothy 2015.   www.QuantumPhoenix.net
Writing ArchAngel Raphael in sigil form (c) Mani Navasothy 2015. Esoteric blogs at http://www.QuantumPhoenix.net
Writing ArchAngel Michael in sigil form (c) Mani Navasothy 2015
Writing ArchAngel Michael in sigil form (c) Mani Navasothy 2015. Esoteric blogs at  www.QuantumPhoenix.net
Writing ArchAngel Gabriel in sigil form (c) Mani Navasothy 2015.  www.QuantumPhoenix.net
Writing ArchAngel Gabriel in sigil form (c) Mani Navasothy 2015. Esoteric blogs at http://www.QuantumPhoenix.net
Writing ArchAngel Auriel in sigil form (c) Mani Navasothy 2015. www.QuantumPhoenix.net
Writing ArchAngel Auriel in sigil form (c) Mani Navasothy 2015. Esoteric blogs at http://www.QuantumPhoenix.net

With these 4 examples, and the Rose Wheel diagram above, you now have the tools and techniques to start creating sigils of other Arch Angel and Angel names in sigil forms..

As to how you use them..  I shall be writing several new blogs on these topics.. over the coming moths.

I have quite a bit to share.

Bright Blessings

-Mani Navasothy

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