Category Archives: London

Rutting Stag Video (Richmond Park, London) by Mani

Have you heard the Hern-call?   Here it is – Stag Lord (Deer) rutting..  gruntin, scratching the ground, squirting his semen to mark his territory ..herding the female deers together (he can never have enough of them in his harem!)..and occasionally locking horns (antlers) with intruders (other Stags) and chasing them out  (that’s in my next video).

Enjoy this one..  no gimmicks..  no flashy edits…The idea was to quietly capture the moment…  so you can watch and experience it.  as if you were there.

I am planning to have a few `Stag watch’ events in Richmond Park over the next coming weeks.. (did that few years ago).  So if you are interested, watch this blog..  Or subscribe / follow mt tweets @ManiQuantum  so you’ll know when I announce those dates/ times..  (It will be short notice ..with just few days notice ..or even 1).

You can also join my `London Woodland Pagans Meet-up group’ and keep an eye on my `spontaneous’ events..  🙂

(Am sort of stepping away from doing long term planned events now..  10 yrs of it is enough..  I seek more spontaneity and freedom.. to have quick plans, change plans..  So yeap..  follow my tweets…:-)

-Mani Navasothy

Meetup Group : London Woodland Wiccans & Outdoor Pagans

Mani’s Twitter @ManiQuantum

Global March for Elephants & Rhinos (London) 4th October 2014

Elephants and rhinos are being poached to extinction. Join the march in London on Oct 4th along with 120 cities around the world to demand an end to the slaughter and the trade in ivory and rhino horn – FOREVER. Without our help elephants and rhinos will not survive – the countdown to their extinction has begun. It’s up to all of us to ensure this tragic scenario NEVER HAPPENS and they are given their last fighting chance to survive and recover their numbers. Please march to save them!

Globall March for Elephants & Rhinos - London 4Oct2014

★★ DETAILS ABOUT THE MARCH in London:★★

Location: from Cavendish Square W1 to Parliament Square SW1P

Length of route: 1.7 miles

Meet at Cavendish Square at 1pm. The closest tube is Oxford Circus (Bakerloo, Central and Victoria lines). There are several exits on Oxford Circus – you want to be on the north side of Oxford St, on the corner of John Lewis and Holles St; walk down Holles St and you’ll be in Cavendish Square (we’re meeting in the central area).
We will hear our first speaker, environmentalist (and Boris’s dad) Stanley Johnson, and then set off from Cavendish Square at 1.30.

The route is 1.7 miles and will take around 45-60 minutes to walk. For those who would rather not walk the whole route, or have small children, you can meet us in Trafalgar Square to walk the last bit, or join us at the end n Parliament Square (Westminster Tube – Circle, District, Jubilee lines).

At Parliament Square we’ll be hearing from our four speakers – Dominic Dyer from Care for the Wild, Simon Jones of Helping Rhinos, conservationist Ian Redmond, and journalist Nicky Campbell. We also expect some celebrities to attend, including John (‘Boycie’) Challis and Rula Lenska. .. and other surprise guests!

This route will take us through the heart of London and its main shopping and tourist streets on a busy Saturday. This means the march will have maximum visibility and be seen (and heard!) by huge numbers of people, which is fantastic. But it also means we‘ll be negotiating some narrow streets as well as very big and crowded ones, as well as busy traffic and many street crossings. So please take care as you march!

Facebook event page for March in London

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I took part in the `Global march for Elephants (2013, London) last year – dressed in my `Elephantom Eco-Hero’ costumes. This year, I plan to do something that looks like a Rhino.

-Mani Navasothy

Blog:  Elephantom Eco-Hero & March for Elephants  2013 in London

Earth Web- A Warrior Call to Action against Fracking (4th Oct2014)

What is Earth Web?

Earth Web is an international ceremony to protect the land from fracking. All are invited to create their own ceremonies – whether in a group or as a solo activity – to help build this third TWC global day of ritual action into the biggest event yet!

(There is an Event in South London on Saturday, being organised by friends of mine.  See bottom of this blog for details – mani)

About Fracking

So many of humanity’s ills are inflamed by the fossil fuel industry’s greed. Wall Street has turned the fracking industry into an investment bubble big enough to plunge the world into another global recession. The recent atrocities in Gaza are undoubtedly affected by a wider plan to bring Palestinian gas-reserves under Israeli dominion. Peak oil has been and gone – Industrial Civilisation is now trapped within a downward and seemingly unstoppable spiral of decline. And, on top of all this, anthropogenic climate change is growing further and further out of control.

Fracking’s cancer has spread to the four corners of the globe. Even if you are not living in an area effected, taking part in this event will help those who are – its been fed back to us that, simply knowing people all around the world care enough to gather in this way, lights a beacon of hope in the hearts of those whose lives and health have been destroyed by these practices.

‘The Warrior’s Call’ is a global pagan movement against hydraulic fracturing and other forms of extreme gas extraction. We work to prevent sacred sites such as Chalice Well in Glastonbury from being made toxic through fracking. This is the third such global event organized by The Warrior’s Call.

What about other religions?

This is an event spearheaded by the pagan community, but all creeds are invited to participate in their own special way. Everyone is welcome to help create this global act of spiritual solidarity. So join this international wave of activity, and let’s make this – TWC’s third world ritual – the biggest event yet!

What’s Spirituality got to do with this?

In a world that has fallen into crisis, it is vitally important for spiritual communities to unite and stand together as one. Therefore, all people of good intent are called to create ceremonies for ‘Earth Web’, an international day of spiritual healing, that will protecting the Land from the blight of fracking and other forms of extreme energy.

Earth Web event in South London (near Sutton & Croydon)

Date : 4th October 2014

Venue: Beddington Park, Hackbridge, Surrey (close to Mitcham, Sutton and Croydon)

Time: 1pm gathering…for 3pm globally coordinated ceremony.

Meeting place:   Pavilion Cafe at Beddington Park, Hackbridge  (nearest Train station `Hackbridge’ – served by trains from London Victoria every 30 mins..  Then 10 min walk to park.)

Who is organising this one?    Hannah, April & friends.

Here is a home-made map I put together with key land marks in the Beddington park

Map link to Beddington Park

-Mani Navasothy

beddington park

 

Songs to be sung at this event:

1. MOTHER I FEEL YOU

Mother I feel you under my feet:
Mother I hear your heart beat (5x)
Hey ya hey ya, hey ya
hey ya, hey ya hey ho!
Hey ya hey ya, hey ya
hey ya, hey ya hey hoooo… (2x)
Mother I hear you in the river’s song:
Eternal waters flowing on and on (2x)

 

2.  THE EARTH IS OUR MOTHER

The earth is our mother,
We must take care of her.
The earth is our mother,
We must take care of her.

Hey yanna, ho yanna, hey yan yan.
Hey yanna, ho yanna, hey yan yan.

Her sacred ground we walk upon
With every step we take.
Her sacred ground we walk upon
With every step we take.

Hey yanna, ho yanna, hey yan yan.
Hey yanna, ho yanna, hey yan yan.

The earth is our mother,
She will take care of us.
The earth is our mother,
She will take care of us.

Hey yanna, ho yanna, hey yan yan.
Hey yanna, ho yanna, hey yan yan.

 

3.  BORN OF WATER

Born of water
Cleansing, powerful
Healing, changing
I am

Born of water
Cleansing, powerful
Healing, changing
I am
We all come from the goddess
And to her we shall return
Like a drop of rain
Flowing to the ocean….

 

4. FRACKING CHANT

FRACKING IS STOPABLE.

ANOTHER WAY IS POSSIBLE,

FRACKING IS STOPABLE.

ANOTHER WAY IS POSSIBLE

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Please do, if you feel you can bring a contribution of a poem or just your heartfelt thoughts. … we would love you to add your part too
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Links

For more information about fracking and The Warrior’s Call, please go here:www.warriorscall.org/

The Warrior’s Call will be holding a large-scale public ritual at Avebury stone circle in Britain. For more information about this event, please go here:www.facebook.com/events/1543073425916337/

More details of how to get to Avebury & updates at  Earth Web facebook page

Staring today: Nova Stellar Wicca Meet-up Group in London

Happy to announce  – a fellow Wiccan friend and Craft sister of mine is organising a special monthly Wiccan meetup event. here are the details..

Nova Stellar Wicca Meet-up Group (London)
Nova Stellar Wicca Meet-up Group (London)

Nova Stellar Wicca Meetup Group (london)

The aim of the Group is to provide an opportunity for genuine seekers to find out more about Wicca, meeting up with Initiates from a number of different covens based in London.

The meet-up will allow individuals to ask questions about the Wiccan tradition, inform expectations and help seekers ascertain if this is an appropriate path for them. It will help consolidate ideas and beliefs and (hopefully!) encourage further development in this beautiful Pagan Tradition.

We welcome those who have a genuine interest in Initiatory Wicca, who may wish to consider joining a formal group/coven in the future. If you have been working on a solitary basis and having trouble meeting established groups in the London area, this could be the Group for you!

If you wish to attend, please confirm on Facebook .  so we can gauge numbers. The Castle is opposite Farringdon Tube Station which links to the Northern Line, making it reasonably easy to travel to from all other major tube lines. We hope to reserve an area in the upstairs Lounge Bar.

The Group will meet on the second Tuesday of each month in the future.

First meeting is on the Full Moon!   Tuesday 9th Sept 2014

Time:  18:30–22:00

Venue: The Castle  (Pub),  Farringdon, 34-35 Cowcross Street,, EC1M 6DB London, United Kingdom

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And don’t forget the monthly `Woodland Wicca Circle’ that I facilitate monthly ..  is starting up after summer breaks…soon.

-Mani Navasothy

Birthday of Isis Ceremony (video of 2013 event)

In honour of the Birthday of Goddess Isis (which was historically celebrated on 17th July), we did river Thames based a ceremony last year (2013).  Here is a short video of that event which took place by Embankment, Central London (at the base of Cleopatra’s Needle!).

This year (2014) we are doing this ceremony & social by the river Thames in the Richmond area..  on saturday 19th July’14, for ease of every one to make it.

The Isis-Boat that was begun and briefly used in the Isis-Navigatum (Blessing of the Fleet) ceremony in March’14, has been developed further. It will be briefly floated in the river Thames at the end of the Ceremony.

Here’s the event blog.

Hail Thames-Isis (Tamesis!)

-Mani Navasothy

Pagan Pride Parade 2014 – London *All Welcome* (22 June’14)

Pagan Pride Parade – is a free street-based public event.. where all the pagans, witches, wizards, druids, new agers and ordinary pagan folks come together …to celebrate their path…with a flamboyant parade. Previously organised by Jeanette Ellis for 13 years as part of Beltane Bash.

Pagan Pride Parade 2014 - 22nd June 2014
Pagan Pride Parade 2014 – 22nd June 2014

Now being organised by The Atlantis Bookshop for the 3rd year running.

 *Police escort provided*

  • Bring Drums & acoustic instruments to walk with
  • Wear masks & pagan/ new age /esoteric costumes..  (or just come in normal cloths)
  • Carry your positive Banners & flags
  • Build a Giant and carry him/ her 🙂

This is a celebration..   NOT a protest..  So make sure you put out a happy positive image of paganism to all  of London and the World!!

This year, it is taking place on Sunday 22nd June 2014.

Details to be confirmed..  but most likely, it will start at the usual spot – outside Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn, London and gathering time will be from 11am and starting at 12noon..

Afterwards, we will be having a picnic & social at the park where the Parade will conclude.  There Hern’s Tribe will be facilitating their own Midsummer ritual (all welcome to join).

**This blog page & our website entry & facebook group will all be kept updated.

**So check nearer the time.. 🙂 I will also send out update via the Pagan Frontiers mailing list…(pls visit website and join mailing list).

 

Bright Blessings

-Mani Navasothy

Promoter / web Developer / Event Coordinator at Pagan Frontiers of London

 

Links

Pagan Frontiers of London – website feature on Pagan Pride Parade  & mailing list

Atlantis Bookshop

Pagan Pride Parade London – facebook group

Giants Return – Pagan Pride Parade London 2013

 

Other summer events in London

Midsummer Pagan Camp in London – June 2014

Pan’s Picnic 2014 – London – August 2014

Pan’s Picnic 2014 – London (All welcome)

Pan – the woodland God of Fertility- returns after a gap of 3 years, to grace us with his energy of fun & frolics!
Pan's Picnic 2014 - London by www.PaganFrontiers.com
Pan’s Picnic 2014 – London by http://www.PaganFrontiers.com    Photos (c) Mani Navasothy

Our last Pan’s Picnic took place in 2011 (ran for 3 years) but took a break, only to appear in pagan Pride Parade in 2011, and briefly in 2013 as part of the Hern’s Tribe Swearing n the Horns Ceremony. 


But finally it is time.. This event will take place at Queen’s Woods – birth place of Pan’s Picnic, within the space of 13 Oaks known as The Witche’s Coven..
It’s an afternoon affair – So bring your drums, your dreams, fun & frolics, food & drinks, and those you fancy.. Come to dance, to sing, to chant, to charm .. Bring masks, banners, picnic blankets & seats, sets, props, flowers & feasts..Come..rain or shine.. with love in your hearts, and laughter on your lips..
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Details:
Date: Saturday 9th August 2014
Time:  Afternoon to Evening
Venue (tbc) : Queen’s Woods, North London (nearest tube: High Gate on Northern Line)
Fees: Totally FREE
More details here soon.. (but what more do you need?   Pack a picnic..  invite your friends…turn up and and join the festivities..)
-Mani Navasothy
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Links:
facebook page:  Pagan Frontiers of London
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Introducing- GAIA*GUARDIANS: Eco-Magicians & Earth Healers (new Meetup group)

Gaia Guardians- New Meetup group at www.meetup.com/GaiaGuardians
Gaia Guardians- New Meetup group at http://www.meetup.com/GaiaGuardians

Gaia is the Earth Goddess. The woodlands and green spaces, rivers, streams and oceans, Forests & Caves are her temples. We meet in natural woods and parks in and around London – to enjoy these wonders with a light spiritual touch, to socialise with like-minded people, and to do eco-magical work – for the protection and well-being of Mother Earth.. and all living creatures.

If you enjoy or like to enjoy woodland walks & explorations, do a bit of meditative work, the stillness, take nature photos, create eco-art (using twigs, barks, fallen branches to create non-intrusive ground sculptures..as magical talismans!).. this is the place.

We have been organising nature-related events, eco-ceremonies and candle-lit walks under the `Gaian Times Magazine’ name in London for 3 years. But we are setting this activity-based social group now to reach out to more like-minded spiritual people in London..

We are not limited to just woodlands or parks. There is also the river Thames.. with all the Thames-paths.. other streams, water-sides..!

Parks on our list to explore & enjoy

  • Richmond Park (South-West London)
  • Greenwich Park (South-East London)
  • Oxleas Woods (East London)
  • Trent Park (North London)
  • Queen’s Woods & High Gate Woods (north london)
  • Epping Forest (North London)
  • Hyde Park (central London)
  • Wimbledon Common (south London)

Activities

  • Walking & exploring woodlands
  • Meditation
  • Nature-spirituality
  • Creating eco-art
  • Socialising & Picnics
  • Nature photography

Gaia-goddess
Come join us..and add your own suggestions and activities..

Bright Earthy Blessings & Warmest regards

-Mani Navasothy

Link

Gaia Guardians – New Meetup group for Eco Magicians & Earth Healers of London

On Earth Day 2014, an Eco-Magical appeal to magical people everywhere!

Earth Hour 2014 (29March’14)- We are a small group of Pagans & magical people stand at the heart of London, on the banks of river Thames, between St.Pauls Cathedral & Tate Modern Gallery. You might say, we stand between the world of religion and art! And that is where I finally made my heart-felt  (long-term) appeal known to all.

I make a big request to all magical practitioners, Pagans, witches, Wizards, Shamans and all-

“Please make Eco-Magic part of your rituals, Ceremonies, festivals and magical events! We have the power and the energy ..and we can change the World.. by making this conscious decision to give a tiny part of our magical practices towards Eco-Magic!”

This year (2014) as we were gathering for our annual Earth-Hour social walk and eco-ceremony by the river Thames, we actually witnessed the fact that St.Paul’s Cathedral outside lights were all switched off at 8.30pm and switched back on again at 9.30pm. This is the Earth Hour, when in every country (local time) we are encouraged to turn lights and all electrical (non-essential) equipment off..to save a bit of the energy-drain we put on the planet! And we’re glad to see a big Christina establishment like St.Pauls Cathedral following it. So there’s no excuse for any one else…is there?!

Best wishes

Mani Navasothy

Director of Gaian Times eco-spiritual Magazine / not-for-profit company (http://www.GaianTimes.com) –

Noise Pollution: Looking for Peace and Quiet in the Woods (and failing!)

Mani Navasothy present a brief rambling in the woods – about Pollution and state of the World!

I went looking for some peace & quiet in the woods near my home- to do some training videos…and was so perturbed by the constant noise ..even in the woods…that I started recording my frustrations in a video!

I talk about noise pollution, light pollution, Electro-magnetic pollution and more (like all those thousands of pieces of machine/rocket debris that mankind left to orbit the Earth.. !). I also wonder about the state of the Earth, why not many of us are looking into the way spirituality might evolve..

And I invite you to write thought-provoking feature articles, essays, news items, eco-campaigns,or submit visionary art, poetry and more.. to GAIAN  TIMES eco-spiritual Magazine (free online).. As you know I started it 3 years ago (and registered as not-for-profit company)..

Gaian Times is about educating the people of today..for tomorrow’s worlds!
So be part of creating and sharing that Education!

http://www.GaianTimes.com
http://www.ManiNavasothy.com

Best Wishes
-Mani Navasothy

 

**Mani Navasothy is a published Esoteric Author, Astrologer, Artist and Online Business-person in the Esoteric & Holistic industry