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For Sale – Witchy Domains `Charge of the Goddess’ and `Witchcraft and Wicca’

Charge of the Goddess - domain for sale - feature QPCharge of the Goddess- domain names (6 different extensions such as .com, .eu, .info, .co.uk and more) are for sale. Am also putting up some other wichy domains…some well sought after – such as the new .London domain (WitchcraftandWicca.London). You can purchase one or more of these directly from me, and only me!

Current Domains for sale from me:

www.  ChargeoftheGoddess  .com

www.  ChargeoftheGoddess  .co.uk

www.  ChargeoftheGoddess  .org

www.  ChargeoftheGoddess  .net

www.  ChargeoftheGoddess  .info

www. WitchcraftandWicca ..org

www. WitchcraftandWicca  .org.uk

www. WitchcraftandWicca  .London

www. HolisticEntrepreneur  .co.uk

I `created’ and registered these web-domain names a few years ago, to develop some new magical community projects. And as we all know, the biggest obstacle for any  creative person..is having too many ideas.  So, as the Sun enters Taurus (Earthy), time to cut loose and consolidate my projects.  So I went through the 40-50 websites/ domains I own, and have deleted some and am selling some.

If anyone knows anything about domains, you’ll know that they can either be created & registered,  or purchased from someone else who already has them.  To this date, (and I have been doing it for 10+ years now..) I have never `bought’ a domain name from anyone.  I have always tried name/word combinations, and if it did not exist before, I have created- and thus- registered those domains to my name, through the Hosting company I deal with.

 Anyway,  if you do like any of the domains advertised, well, get in touch with me via the  Contact Form  (am only taking written communication on this matter, for legal reasons.). I am fully aware of the value of these domain names, so make me a decent offer or two, and we’ll negotiate. 🙂

  You can purchase one or more.  Here’s how it works..

  1. You  Contact Me to make an offer for one or more domains
  2. I accept or we negotiate.
  3. We reach an agreement.
  4. You make a successful payment to my Paypal account.. (you can pay using your debit/credit cards).
  5. You also provide (privately) the host company where you want  the domain you purchased to be transfered to. You give me a few days.
  6. I sort it with my Hosting i provider, and authorise transfer.

Important Notes:  

`Charge of the Goddess’ is a work of poetry written by the late Doreen Valiente (Mother of Modern Witchcraft), based on other works (eg : Aradia Gospel of the Witches, etc).  It has been informally passed on in `Book of Shadows’ to Initiated Witches of Doreen’s lineage for many decades. It is used by Witches to invoke the Goddess in rituals, and during Wiccan Initiations.  The copyright for the poem `Charge of the Goddess’ was passed on by Doreen Valiente, to John Belham-Payne and the Centre for Pagan Studies. International copyright rules apply for use of the poem. However, no copyright or trademark ownership exists for the domains or the words `Charge of the Goddess’ respectfully.  So as long as you are not unlawfully publishing said poem in said domain in a website, you can do pretty much anything with the domain names.  (look up the internet legal stuff on `passing off’).

Deadline:  Initially this sale offer is being made directly from me, as I like them to be bought by a magical person who will develop a good online project or two.   However, after mid-June, I will put these up on competitive Domain sale sites (eg. Sedo) where anyone out there may purchase it.

Sale is non-refundable.  You are buying the domain name..  What you do with it afterwards is your choice.  I may have several negotiations going on with others.

** Warning**  It has been known for Fundamentalist Christians to buy Pagan/ witchy domains and tie it up or attach their own anti-pagan propaganda to it.   (I’ve seen it before, and pointed it out before). 

Bright Blessings 🙂

-Mani Navasothy

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Esoteric Enterprises Network for Business people in Holistic & Spiritual Communities

The experiences, knowledge, services and products YOU possess are exactly what so many other people are seeking – for their own use, their own well-being and their growth – be it spiritual, emotional or physical.

Esoteric Enterprise Network  - on facebook
Esoteric Enterprise Network – on facebook

Offer them genuine quality and value to their life, and they will return the favour – either as a reasonable fee or reciprocal product or service. That is just human nature! It is the `Law of return’ in just another form. Energy is given in one form and is received in another form for universal balance.

`Esoteric Enterprises Network’ – is for Holistic & Spiritual People who are developing their own home-based or startup businesses. So, if you have a business in the following areas, this is the group for you-

  • Holistic Therapies,
  • Healing arts,
  • Tarot /Astrology/ Psychic readings,
  • Writing Books & guides,
  • creating/selling Art & Crafts,
  • Event organising,
  • Community building,
  • online Promotions & Marketing,
  • and other products & services connected with Esoteric, Holistic & spiritual industries.

Aim of this group is to….

  • share personal tips, tools & techniques.
  • learn about e-Commerce & enterprises.
  • offer encouragement & moral support.
  • promote / publicise one another’s products & holistic services.
  • start joint ventures, partnerships & projects.

Come Join in and network on matters of wealth creation, publicity for launches of businesses, brands, shops, sales etc.
Remember – earning a living & creating personal financial wealth – is as much a part of life, as is spirituality and holistic well-being.

We started this facebook group on 8th January 2013 (Esoteric Enterprises was launched in October 2012)- to be a Network for either Esoteric & Holistic people..or people who provide products and services to the Esoteric, Holistic & Spiritual Communities.  It’s now time to shift the group towards more growth .. internally.. so that some of that sharing & support can take place.  If you have esoteric Business ventures…  take the time to tell the rest of us what it’s about, and where you are heading with it..and what are your hopes for it. Think of it like the `Elevator pitch’.. If you have made sales / promotional videos, slides etc.. do share them within the network / group (facebook).

And for my part, Over the coming weeks, I will also be sharing a number of business strategies, tools, techniques I have learnt and practise in my own ventures.. (all freely).

Why? Because my personal aim has always been to promote Esoteric Enterprises… so that we can all be proud and be successful in what we do.. !

 

Come join the Esoteric Enterprises Network

Best wishes.

-Mani

 

Egos, Expertise & Enterprises – issues faced by an Esoteric Entrepreneur

Issues faced by an esoteric Entrepreneur within magical communities 

Esoteric Enterprises - Issues faced by the Entrepreneur.  visit www.ManiNavasothy.com
Esoteric Enterprises – Issues faced by the Entrepreneur. visit http://www.ManiNavasothy.com

One of the ongoing strands of myths and misunderstandings, difficulties and despairs, appreciations and accusations – that I observe in the lives of any Spiritual, magical or Esoteric Enterprising person is this very matter!

In the Esoteric world, many are `taught’ or pressured into being `humble’ and there is also a big push towards being seen as non-materialistic. Too much Charisma can be interpreted as sleeziness. Self-Importance can be mistaken for Ego. Ambition is mistaken (often) for Greed!!

Where as in the enterprising & business realms, one has to show confidence, self-assurance, charisma, ambition. This is especially true to stand-alone self-employed Entrepreneurs. They have no one to stand on but their own tools, experiences and expertise. After all that is what they `sell’ – as a product or as a service to others.

The Esoteric Entrepreneur does not talk about other people, products or services (unless that is what he/she is selling).
The Esoteric Entrepreneur simply comes at it from a confident, self-assured, personal experience point of view.. he or she lives by example. He or she has to live by example, using the very products and services s/he is promoting and selling.

And as I said, this often mistakenly comes across as `Egotistical, Self-obsessed’.

It is not the Esoteric Entrepreneur – the one selling a crystal wand, a new age shop, a tarot reading, a self-help magic book or other such things – who needs to change. S/he already has. – in taking that brave step to make a living out of these subjects.

It is the Esoteric, pagan, holistic & magical communities that need to change – and start differentiating between these issues.

-Mani Navasothy  (Esoteric Entrepreneur)

 

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Happy 3rd Birthday to Gaian Times!

Well, that sneaked up on me …the 3rd birthday of Gaian Times!

The idea of a free magazine..  exploring Sciences & spiritualities, Ecology & technology, psychology & logic..  had been in my mind for a few years..and I finally took a leap and made an application to Companies House..back in 2011, to make it a formal Company..

And my application got rejected!    Because I had not filled in the proper clauses for the Articles of Association (the legal document that must be submitted with the application form..).    The problem was in trying to get it right for `not for profit’  …They don’t give you templates for that… ! I had to look into other companies’ documents, adapt those, and also look into Charity Commission’s guidelines (why? because I wanted the aims and objectives to be clear and valid enough that …in years to come..  GT can qualify to be a charity..with the same existing aims/ objects.. rather than start thinking about adapting it all again..!  This is a long term plan..  not just a whim..)

Gaian Times 3rd Birthday - Feb2014
Gaian Times 3rd Birthday – Feb2014

So I looked around, did research..and sent it again..   and it was rejected again…this time because of some minor discrepancies ..between certain words in the application and the Articles of Association..

So finally..Gaian Times got luck..3rd time..  and on 3rd February 2011, it was formally registered with Companies House – the UK government office that deals with all company registrations in England & Wales.

And since then..  well..so many challenges…so many stories..   but also so many achievements..  where one man’s hopes and ideals start to be acknowledged as good enough that others join in to support and strengthen..

I can go on..and on..  I’ve hardly scratched the surface on the last 3-5 years of work that has gone into this..

BUT..   this is about Wishing Gaian Times…a Happy Birthday…So I’ll close this blog..with just the birth story! 🙂

-Mani Navasothy

(Founder/ Director of Gaian Times)

ps. In case some people are unaware..  `Gaia’ is the name of the Greek Earth Goddess.  So Gaian is another way of saying `Person of Gaia’ or `Earth Dweller’ 🙂   and that includes all living things..  not just the humans!!

links

Gaian Times Magazine/ website (free online)

Gaian Times facebook page community

Gaian2012 Youtube channel

 

Gaian Times: Eco-Spiritual Magazine #9 out now!

You know what..in all the excitement of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary event, I totally forgot to blog the fact that last week, the issue#9 of the Gaian Times e-Magazine was published online 🙂

Cover- Gaian Times #9 Nov2013
Cover- Gaian Times #9 Nov2013

Editor’s Letter

“…Gaian Times Magazine just keeps getting better – as more and more professionally published authors, experts and beginner-writers join our ever growing team of contributes!

In this issue, we are joined by Kenny Klein, who writes about a very Wiccan Samhain, Amber Agha sharing her shamanic perspectives on Releasing the past held by the land, Julie Dollman writes about Re-Engaging with Living Energy, and Christ Street focuses on the mystical nature of London – be it a city of revelations, planetary chakra or a Stargate!

That’s not all! John Dray, Andrew Durling & Maria Mossman contribute eco-themed reports on the Declining Bee population, the Fracking issues & movie, and the March for Elephants, UK – a new group set up to campaign for saving Elephants!

Something I had always wanted to know- and as if my magic- Bruce Nixon’s feature on how money is made by banks and the impact of monetary reform – covers my curiosity!

Gordina Steckert from Germany writes about spiritual concepts to keep us emotionally stable; Vathani Navasothy not only writes about Herbs fo ruse at Halloween, but gives us photo-blogs about the Dartmoor Stones – which rather nicely resonate with our mini-author profile on Rebecca Beatie who has written books on those very west country landscape-inspired fiction.. !

Wendy Stokes has once more contributed with a Book Review, and also written about the troubles caused by those `Teenage Exorcists from USA’.

My own interview / video follows up the matter, by giving an opportunity to Maria Savva -owner of Spirit of Isis. Interestingly, Maria’s son George Eralclides – whom I met during that event turned out to be a fashion blogger, and has contributed GT’s first fashion column!

And that’s not all.. By now you’ve seen the titillating images of that `Angel’ on the cover..and will know that we are starting some new features.. into the many worlds of alternative cultures. We start with a report on Erotica 2013!

Well, things are certainly going to warm up, as we head towards winter in western hemisphere, and summer in the southern hemisphere.

Earlier in 2013, GT took a few extra months to surface (April’13). But we are going to make up for it… with a special edition next month! (Oh yes, more work for me..I’ve only just finished with this issue!)

As it’s coming up closer to Christmas / Yule, and New Year, we’ll go with those themes..as well as our usual columns. Am already looking forward to `The Muse that got away’ (ahem, that will be a Burlesque feature on a good friend of mine who is very successful now in Canada!). We hope to have features from the alternative/ goth scene in Brighton; A persona profile of a Glastonbury Priestess of Avalon.. Astrology, and more!

So hurry up and finish reading this issue…before the next one gets here quickly!!

Best Wishes

-Mani Navasothy (Editor / Director – Gaian Times)

November 2013, London, UK…”

Contents : 

Feature articles

  • A very Wiccan Samhain
  • Death by Words
  • Releasing the past, held by the land- a Shamanic Perspective
  • Re-Engaging with Living Energy
  • Five spiritual concepts to keep you emotionally stable.
  • Samhain Herbs: Insights into Seasonal Herbs
  • London city of Revelations, Chakra or Stargate?
  • Making Money – A word on monetary reform

Ecology & Campaigns

  • Honey Bees Decline;
  • Gasland pt2: A Fracking Film Event & Review
  • March for Elephants – Reviews & New Initiatives in UK
  • International Peace Day- Family Picnic in London

Esoterica:

  • Storm Magic & Psychic Techniques
  • Wicca Full Moon Rituals in London

 Events & Reviews

  • The Country Writer’s Craft: Writing for Country;
  • The Warrior’s Call to Glastonbury
  • International Peace Day
  • Quests of Isis (Thames Ritual)
  • Woodland Autumn with Romuva & Hern’s Tribe

People & Community:

  • Author feature: Rebecca Beattie –
  • Right of Reply: Spirit of Isis speaks to Teenage Exorcists

 Photo & Video blogs:

  • Ancient Stones of Dartmoor
  • Notting Hill Carnival
  • Closing Down Kew Gardens!
  • Thames Halloween Ritual

Culture, Fashion & Entertainment:

  • Travelling Talesman;
  • A Rosey Winter; Halloween fashion;
  • All Acts of Love & Pleasure: A Day at Erotica 2013

Magical Bookshops & Sites

  • Atlantis spiritual Centre (Enfield)-
  • Atlantis Bookshop – oldest occult shop in London
  • Treadwells-London
  • Clearly Destiny – based near Euston, London
  • Crystal Delights Emporium (website created under Gaian Times Social Enterprise Initiative!)
  • Pagan Frontiers of London – established in 2005, this Community platform now serves over 50,000 visitors a year!

Enjoy..  Just click the picture…visit the website…opt-in to become FREE subscribers..and we’ll send all the links to you to star reading..  BUT hurry..  next issue#10 comes out in m id-December..

Best wishes

-Mani

Gaian Times facebook page

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Video: Spirit of Isis Healing Centre’s Right of Reply (to Teenage Exorcists!)

Spirit of Isis Healing Centre (Waltham Abbey, London) gives their Right of Reply to the `Teenage Exorcists’ and `BBC3′ who filmed outside the Spirit of Isis, declaring it and the Goddess Isis to be demonic!

The Centre offers Spiritual Guidance, Healing, Holistic Therapies, Counselling Services and various Psychic services to anyone of any religious or spiritual belief, and so takes the accusations of the `Teenage Exorcists’ very seriously – as not just offensive and ignorant but also as one that can ruin the good name and reputation of a legitimate tax & bill paying shop/business in the UK.

video - RoR from Spirt of Isis
video – RoR from Spirt of Isis

Maria Savva, owner of the Spirit of Isis Healing Centre, and her teenage son George have kindly taken the time to be interviewed by Mani Navasothy (Director of Gaian Times Eco-Spiritual e-Magazine).

This video is filmed & produced by Mani Navasothy as a special feature for Gaian Times eco-spiritual Magazine (free online) at Gaian Times

-Mani Navasothy

Would you like a promotional video created for you?

If you would like promotional websites or videos made for your new age, spiritual or holistic ventures/ businesses, contact me.- Mani

5-FREE websites (Gaian Times Social Enterprise Promotion)

Gaian Times Magazine- Free website offer -Sept 2013
Gaian Times Magazine- Free website offer -Sept 2013

Are you in need of a FREE website..to get your community or personal venture started?

Well.. Gaian Times  e-Magazine (registered not-for-profit) is providing FREE brochure websites..  to / group venture..or to show case their art & Craft/ product/ services..

But Hurry ..and get in touch..as we start work on this in a few weeks..and all must be ready by end of October..    Deadline for  applying to this free Offer: 21st September 2013..    But it’s bound to be popular…so get in touch soon.    (Normal professional website costs lots fo create and host..    and registering your domain name has other costs..   If you take up this GT offer, it costs you NOTHING..   for a whole year!!)

Here’s more info.. Don’t Delay,.just get in touch ..via the contact form in  here..–>   http://gaiantimes.com/html/gt_social_enterprises.html   (also more details, T & C).

(Gaian Times will choose the 5 projects/ ventures that are most akin to the nature of Gaian Times itself…ie  Eco-spirituality, Earth, environment, kinship, personal enterprise, art, community support and so on.    If in doubt, just contact GT anyway…you never know if your venture qualifies !)

-Mani Navasothy

 

Alien Gods & Paganism in the 25th Century (GT#8 Out NOW)

“The telephone, invented in 1870, has evolved into a global wireless network communication array of mobile phones..that are already on its way to sub-dermal implanted chips!  The Car invented in 1672 has evolved too to become engines & rockets that have already taken a man-made object outside the Solar system!! And computers – originating as concepts only in 1822 – now rule almost every aspect of our lives on Earth and continue to evolve in the direction  of Artificial Intelligence!!

What about Pagan spirituality – that of nature worship, and of Gods & Goddess entities?..”

To read more..  You’ll have to visit GAIAN TIMES – Eco-spiritual e-Magazine (FREE to read if you join the mailing list!!)

Issue #8 has just been uploaded and ready..  for your explorations 🙂

-Mani Navasothy

(Director/ Chief Editor of Gaian Times)

Alien gods -banner (c) Gaian Times & Mani Navasothy 2013
Alien gods -banner (c) Gaian Times & Mani Navasothy 2013

Introducing ECO-WEAVER!

EcoWeaver online services- websites graphics illustrations & internet promotions
EcoWeaver online services- websites graphics illustrations & internet promotions

An internet presence is essential – for any business, organisation, venture, club, society, group or other entity! In the modern era, websites & Social Media pages are your piece of `virtual land’.  Registering, owning and regularly managing these `online properties’ is an absolute `must’ for anyone and everyone establishing a small or large business venture, or creating an online platform for a Community!

`EcoWeaver’  aims to help and support small pagan & esoteric related businesses, and have kept our fees quite affordable for those starting up.

EcoWeaver has 3 major areas of provisions..

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Art & Graphics Services

  • Book Covers – for eBooks & books
  • Logos & Banners – for all your online branding
  • Art & Illustrations – for  eBooks, Event posters  and presentations

 EcoWeaver- Video creation & youtube set-up

Promotion & online Marketting

  • Video creation (profiles, publicity, launches)
  • Setting-up  WordPress blogs (websites)
  • Setting up facebook Pages & groups
  • Set-up Your YouTube Channel, Your Twitter & Flikr platforms

EcoWeaver- Webmastering services

Webmastering Service

  • Registering a domain name
  • Providing webspace
  • Creating a basic  `*Brochure’ web site (1-5 pages)
  • Provide banner art
  • Add social media links

 

Our Affordable Fees start from £5 (for creating quick Logos & banners, using photos you provide).   Website packages start from £89 for a 5-page site (creation and one-time upload to your site).

Check out our extensive galleries, website examples, and web pacakge details.. at EcoWeaver

NEWS:   As part of our launch, we’ll be offering our `brochure website’ services FREE  to 3  lucky  Clients..     Look out for more news soon!   (Subscribe to this blog to keep updated!)

-Mani Navasothy

(Esoteric Entrepreneur!)

 

 

Wanted: Reporters & Feature Writers- for Gaian Times eco-spiritual Magazine

Gaian Times Magazine - 2nd anniversary - issue 8 - Contribute!
Gaian Times Magazine – 2nd anniversary – issue 8 – Contribute!

Are you a feature writer? An Artist? Aspiring author? One who likes to write about what’s going on (news) in your groups & communities?  Well, if you are looking for an outlet  to show your creative and writing skills.. why not contribute to Gaian Times Magazine?

Gaia is an Earth Goddess, and in this modern age of eco and environmental concerns, we thought our magazine should be named after Gaia. So Gaian Times was born.. It was registered in February 20111 as a not-for-profit company in England & Wales (yes, with the Government, and GT is bound by legal Objectives.

The first FREE online magazine was published on 21st June 2011.  So this June, we are marking GT’s 2nd anniversary!    The next issue (#8 is due in July’13) will celebrate the 2nd anniversary.

The e-magazine is actually just  one of the `products’ of Gaian Times! And it is also time for Gaian Times to step up it’s delivery of objectives.  We’ve had 2 years to establish a presence…and now we’ll start doing more!  (more of that another time!)

We’re now inviting YOU.. the readers and supporters.. and interested people..   to contribute various features for the Magazine.

Here are the things you can aim to contribute:

** NEWS write-ups (100 words upwards) – These can be published every 3 months. But you can also `like’ the GT facebook page, and then contribute NEWS items  every few days..!

** Feature articles – 500 words  to 1500 words.   Write about any esoteric, ecological,sciences,  social or spiritual topics of your choosing. (might be best to check with Editor first though).    Gaian Times is about exploring the present and looking forward to the future of our world.. or even building the future we want it to be..   So pioneering, thought-provoking feature articles are always welcome!

** Art works & Photos – of an eco-spiritual nature.   (Send these by e-mail as jpeg / gif/png format please and ensure file size is no bigger than 200 MB   (most internet e-mail providers will block larger file transmission anyway..and it will clog up your e-mail first).

** Poetry – fitting in with GT themes !

** Start a Column– we already have many regular columns..  astrology, esoterica, psychology & Counselling.. (staring a few news ones in #8)  If you can provide regular write-ups, why not propose a new column of your own.. at Gaian Times Magazine?  (we can also put it in our facebook page).

Well, those are just some ideas..  Best thing is to visit the Magazine site..and explore the latest magazine, look at past ones, and their themes / topics…to get a feel of it.

We look forward to hearing from you …soon!   (work for next issue is already underway!!)

-Mani Navasothy

(Founder/ Chief Editor of Gaian Times)