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Jupiter-Pluto Conjunctions of 2020

 

The Jupiter-conjunction-Pluto in Capricorn is happening  three (3) times in this year 2020!    Anyone who knows evening the slightest bit of astrology knows that (a) Conjunctions are really powerful and (b) when something involves Pluto, it’s going to be deep, intense.. and ultimately transformative.   And there is a (c) too..  that when Jupiter is involved, there are beneficial forces at work!  Let’s look at some details:

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Astrology Forecast: Triple Jupiter-Pluto Conjunctions in 2020  (c) http://www.QuantumPhoenix.net   Esoteric blogs by Mani Navasothy

When? 

The Jupiter-Pluto-conjunction occurs  on 5th April 2020,  then the planets go retrograde.  During this phase, they conjunct again, on 30th June.   The planets slip far back in the sign of Capricorn… (Jupiter goes backwards to 17 degrees Capricorn, and Pluto back to 22 degrees).   They slow and stop..and start to go direct.  Pluto first then Jupiter. As Jupiter is a further back but a faster moving planet than Pluto, it eventually catches up to Pluto and conjuncts on 12th November for the 3rd time..

(note: Jupiter leaves Capricorn and enters Aquarius on 19th December.. where it then conjuncts Saturn in Aquarius on 21st December..  but that’s a stellar story for another blog).

The graphics shows exact dates when Jupiter & Pluto make certain `events’

Where?   All of this is occuring in the sign of  Capricorn the mystical sea-goat (ruled by Saturn).  Capricorn is an Earth sign..  Jupiter is fiery and Pluto.. well, Pluto rules the deep, the unconscious, the underworld!

Who? 

So who will these transits affect or influence?  Short answer is…*everyone*   Long answer..   Well, As all this is happening in Capricorn, that sign is the meeting-ground.  Jupiter rules Sagittarius, and Pluto rules Scorpios.  So those signs will be strongly affected too.  But then,   the position of Capricorn will be a particular house’ position for each individual.  For some it will be their birth sign, for others it’s their 2nd house (wealth, values),  7th (relationships, partnerships), 10th house (Career, fame) and so on..  Capricorn will be one of the 12 houses for any one of you.  So that particular sector of your life will be the one most transformed by these 3 repeated aspects.

Not only that – but on your own natal chart, look to see what house encloses the signs of Sagittarius & Scorpio.  Those houses will be affected for you personally.

How? 

A conjunction blends and combines the energies of both planets involved.   As Capricorn plays host to this conjunction,  the energy of Capricorn will be added to the mix of Jupiter & Pluto..   Expansion, farsight, distant travel, higher learning, religion, law, Justice, gambling, impulsivity,  risk taking, flirting & romance are some qualities to bear in mind for Jupiter.    Intensity, secrets, probing, manipulation power, control, sexuality, others’ money, death and rebirth and ultimately transformations are the energies that Pluto brings to this conjunction.   And as you can see…the  combinations and permutations of these energies are very many indeed.

It all depends on what you are open to, how far you are willing to work with some of the energies, influences and issues that are surfacing..

You won’t just get one chance but three!   The weeks and days leading upto the first occurence of this conjunction will raise up deeper issues.  Rather than fearing them, start to acknowledge hem to your self..and work through them…resolve them..  integrate them.

By the time the conjunction has occurred a 2nd  time (especially as both planets are retrograding),   you may feel your best laid plans of dealing with these issues are all gone awry..   That may result in frustration, more fears, avoidance, obsessions, escapism, addictions, harming others or self-harming, destructive habits, manipulative habits and more. Or you may simply feel like or actually cut and run away..  avoid issues, take more risks,  loose your temper.

Dabbling in the occult or dark magic may take you in unsafe directions..  and endanger self or others.   Guard against falling prey to outside cult or occult influences.

Small things may trigger you into acting disproportionately, or exaggerate reactions, blow things out of proportions.  The negative traits of Jupiter & Pluto may take hold.   Usually during a triple-repeated conjunctions, the mid-point is very trying..  where nothing makes sense, and control and plans are gone..  and you may feel compelled to act in nonproductive ways..

That will be the time to work very hard at staying calm.. to stay grounded and centred..  to do more personal work of spirituality or psychology.  Also a time to keep safe with tried and tested methods, people or places..  Stay safe..  but let go of expectations.

When such powerful planetary energies are at play, trying to become clever, trying to manage it, employing short cuts rather than working carefully and sincerely through the issues raised to surface is not going to work in the long term.

Between the 2nd and 3rd occurance of the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction..ie between 30th June and 12th November  – Do The Work!!    Be genuine..  and hold faith the fact that this is ultimately beneficial aspect and the transformation – once slowly and deeply achieved – will benefit you for decades to come..  for we will not live to see this similar aspect again in our lifetimes.

It may interest you to know, I myself will be strongly affected by these aspects..  (one of those planets rules my birth sign!).  And there is one thing I have learnt about the influence of stars in my life.  I can not cheat it by knowing about it in advance..  (I’ve tried in the distant past). So I myself will be trying to take some of this advise for me… And as more insights and far-sights surface, I’ll be sure to blog them/ add them here.

Magic & Spirituality

Of course there is one matter I have not mentioned so far..  Well I have in an indirect way.   The cheating!

Many believe all of our lives  and all that we do are `fated’ – that is to say predetermined by Fate or God or Goddess or universe, and we do not know but our futures are all set in stone.    BUT an equal number of people believe that we humans have Free Will..  and that we are the Masters of our own destiny & futures.   And certainly,  those who practise Magic believe that we have the ability to influence and choose our future in a direct and esoteric way..  !

So I like to add a few suggestions..in the way of tackling the conjunctions coming, (well by the time you read this, the first of the conjunction will be happening..  I am writing this `under their influences already’ and that was intentional.  I could have written this 2 months ago when i first mentioned it..but I wanted to get a better handle on the energies brewing..so I could write it better..  and I am.   I trust that as the aspect brews, it’s inspiring me to write the most relevant words and thoughts..   The fact that I have never taken this style of writing an astrological blog is evidence of its influence..  as I didn not even think to add magic & spirituality to this blog.

To those suggestions then..

Work with some God forms and archetypes..   Learn about the gods and myths of Zeus and Jupiter..  and even a little of Thor and Vishnu (all are connected to Jupiter!)   Learn and work with Pluto / Hades Lord of the Underworld..  Work with Shiva the dancing form (destroyer).   And work with Saturn.   Those are the energies at work here.  and tuning into them more will help.

Though trying to control the outcomes of these aspects is likely to backfire..  doing some constructive planetary magical works can be productive.

It is a powerful time of transformation and expansion – though it may not seem that way.   dig deep, or pierce the wounds ..  clear the hole of clutter, and dross, and drain puss from old wounds..  Let it all heal..  and ready the ground and plant new seeds and dreams.  These will grow into glorious new tall trees… Their roots will go deep..as their branches will spread far and wide..  beyond th small horizons you were ever used to before.

Bright Stellar Blessings

-Mani Navasothy

Author, Teacher, AstroMage.

ps.   I will shortly begin to offer my support & services for High Magical talismans/ charms, as well as personalised astrological forecasts (3, 6, 9 or 12 months). Please keep an eye on my blog or my official website http://www.Mani.org.uk.  Thanks.

 

Share strength..! Share Positivity..!! Share Hope..!!!

Share strength..! Share Positivity..!! Share Hope..!!!

I know some people have a fascination or obsession with death.. BUT Can people STOP sharing death tolls ..minute by minute  on social media?! It’s not helpful to anyone who has anxiety, panic attacks, mental health issues etc. Keep your selves, your loved ones and friends safe & sane.. Social isolation does not mean you can spread fear and panic by calls texts and social media.. especially to people who are already in isolation & delicate mind-states or unwell!!

If any of you are suffering these, then please call the NHS help line.. Don’t infect your friends with your own panic!

Don’t share fear, panic or despair.

If you are a magical person, you know that planting these in your mind or other people’s minds is only going to manifest these realities even more.. That is if you *really* believe in magic, and not take it up as a social fad.

So do the magical community..and indeed the human race a big favour. Save the human race by giving it positive seeds to manifest in its subconscious Collective.

Put your belief and magic into strengthening your mind powers, your cell-immunity, and personal healing powers (while still following National medical health & safety guidelines !)

Share Strength & Smiles..!
Share Positivity & Empowerment..!!
Share Hope & Faith ..!!!

Spring Blessings
-Mani

Belief in the face of fear! (Corona-Virus reactions)

Belief in the face of fear!

I run a number of outdoor events event month.. and am also part of teams that run bigger events. In recent days there’s been an escalated numbers of  cancelling  or postponing of events coming up in next few months.. !   There’s great uncertainty..  Fear of catching the virus/ infection ..and indeed an unspoken but most certain fear of death looms everywhere.  All very understandable..

Yes absolutely ..we must be responsible.. follow advice by experts, authorities and government (though they did take a very idiotic approach early on …one that is now shifting ).

But I also believe that as `magical practitioners’ some of us are in community care  (priest/ priestess) roles and have to become beacons of hope and faith…(mind you, not blind faith!).

Cancelling events is necessary!  But so many things are disappearing fast –  things that people depended on as ladders and constructs to get through days and weeks in the past..   like looking forward to events, socials, shopping, just meeting a friend or even a loved one across town.. !   In addition to the obvious but perhaps unspoken fear of personal death or loosing a loved ones, there’s also now  perhaps an unsaid deeper feeling of defeat.. despair and desolation!

On a magical level, this is a disaster for the  human collective.

Our fears and emotions sink in to the collective, and start to take root like dark seeds..  and they *will* manifest more of that darkness and despair..  if this negative cycle is not arrested.

From an events point of view, short of government law passing on militant curfews, there has to be – not large scale- but small events running here and there .. with plenty of safeguards put in ..  so that they can act as the right kind of light & magic into the heart of the human / esoteric collective.. !

If a little creature like Virus can bring us to our fearful knees… let us  learn to respect Gaia… but we can also turn to our great `mind and magic over body’ powers ….really start to believe it and practise it.. I propose we keep doing magical work on our bodies.. send the magic inwards..to every cell.. and keep them healthy and strong..

It’s time to believe that true magic is within. The upcoming triple Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions in 2020 show us how the wider horizon and the microcosm are connected..

Bright Blessings

-Mani Navasothy

Experiential Tarot 1-day Course – (outdoors/ London)

This is a 1-day experiential Introduction Course in Tarot – intended for anyone with some or no experience of reading tarot. Learn preparations, attunement, meaning of major & minor carcan cards; basic spreads- divination readings; safety and etiquettes and of course ritual magical use of tarot.

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Course Content ——-

-Introductions: Tutor Intro & personal intro by all students… to become familiar with one another.
-Consecration and energy work to begin the sacred space were we will be running this course.
-Introductory Pathworking taking you into the realm of Tarot.
Tarot has vivid images of towns, country side, castles, Kings, Queens, magicians, Knights and Pages. we enter this realm at the start of the course.
-Introduction to the form of Tarot – major arcanas; minor arcanas; court cards;
-Elements and symbols in Tarot- The 4 suits have 4 elements (Pentacles, Cups, swords, wands). we connect to Elements and their symbolism; we also look at some other key symbols in magic that weave through the imagery of Tarot.
– Major Arcana – one by one we’ll look at all of the 22 cards – these are the major life processes and shifts.
-Minor arcana – 40 suit cards and their meanings in a reading. everything from beginning a process, to struggles, apprenticeship, heart aches, arguments, rest, rejoice, relationship…all are there!
-16 Court cards – who they represent.
-How to connect and care for your cards : Selecting / buying, cleansing, tuning in, storing storing
-Exploration of popular Tarot Spread.- How to do simple readings; How to have personal dialogues with your cards.
-Magical & ritualistic use of Tarot cards
-Reader / Querent etiquettes and ethics- when reading for other people.

Fee : £30.00.
You *must* pay in advance to attend this fully practical 1-day course.

Date:   Saturday 28th Sept’2019

VENUE:
Course will be held in outdoor woodland setting – Wimbledon Woods.

Course duration:
10.30am to 6.00pm (In the past we have had delays in starting or after breaks.. so covering the full course has been a challenge. so please arrive promptly at start and after breaks. The course will aim to finish by 5.30pm but we are leaving 30mins extra as a buffer). Please be at gathering point at 10.30am so that we can be all acquainted and walk to the course area, set up and start on time.

Nearest Train:
Wimbledon (District Line & railway) – then take bus and walk to Wimbledon Windmills Cafe.

meeting point/ Time/ Travel Details:
We meet At Windmill Tea room (outside seating area) by 11.00am. Then we will go to the woods to do the workshop. Workshop will end by approx 4.00pm. If it’s wet/ raining, I will put up a Tarp cover, as we have done in previous outdoor workshops.
From Wimbledon or Putney, take the bus No 93. Alight at bus stop `Parkside Hospital’. Go into `Windmill Road’ and walk about 5-10mins. Turn right towards car park and Cafe/ Tea rooms.
This place has free car park / toilet facilities. Car park fills up so get there early to park.

Cafe spending (windmill cafe):
It has most types of food/ breakfast / coffees etc. If using card payment, there is a minimum spend of £10 (I know!) BUT if paying for smaller amount, they will put a fee of 50p.

What to bring——–
-Bring your own snack/ drink / packed lunch (no eating during actual course delivery please. Eat only at break time. thanks)..
-There’ll be logs to sit on. But bring cushions/ blankets for your own comfortable seating.
-RAIN: If it rains, we’ll have a tarpaulin cover put up over the course area.
-wear warm / water proof clothing/ coats and suitable shoes/ trainers/ boots.
-Bring note book/ pens to take notes. (some typed notes will be e-mailed to you after you attend the course).

How to Register:
You must pay fee in advance to attend this course.

Join the meetup event for this ..pay fee £30 to rsvp https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/events/264312823/

OR

Pay via paypal at Mani’s website ..
–> http://mani.org.uk/beginners-tarot-course-london

Bright Blessings
Mani Navasothy

How to Shield yourself from 5G wifi

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shield yourself from wifi 5G – art & re-blog by Mani Navasothy. http://www.QuantumPhoenix.net

I myself used to carry a mobile in my front trouser pocket or belt clip for over 10-12 years… and about 5-6 years ago went through the painful period of having cysts in my testicle.  Sitting was painful, so was sexlife with my then partner. After much scan, vitamin C, some other herbal remedies, wearing loose comfortable trousers, and stop carrying mobile in my pockets (still do occasionally out of habit!), the cyst went away…(Thank heavens).  But it was a wake up call.  As a guy with a physics degree, I don’t need any more telling to know that anything that’s emitting any sort of Electromagnetic waves (EMF) that’s constantly bombarding my groin, belly and testicles is no good ..especially if i want to father children in the future.

I also realise ladies carry mobiles in bras. Men carry them in coat/ breast pockets.   Those are close to heart, breasts..   The heart works on the control of our natural pacemaker..which sends short regular electric pulses to contract the heart.  Do you really want to be bombarding it with additional EM radio waves that can interfere> And do you really want to cause cells in breasts to warp and cause mutations/ overgrowth…what we call Breast cancer?

So here we are… some simple safety precautions..  And for those who are a bit more esoteric, this blog pieces also has additional ideas..  like Crystals and Earthing works.   But you don’t have to take all that..  Just do the simple obvious thing first..  keep mobiles many inches away from the body!

-Mani Navasothy

How To Shield Yourself From 5g

Since there’s little chance of a significant shift in how these types of technologies are tested and approved, the only thing we can do is prepare for the onslaught of radioactive frequencies. If we research like scientists and establish protective plans, we can mitigate EMFs and their effects on our health.

Here is a comprehensive list of how you can protect yourself:

PURCHASE EMF SHIELDS: Purchase an EMF shield, and continue to measure the levels of radiation within 100 feet of your home. Research all the consumer products in this category so that you can protect yourself as much as possible.

STAY EDUCATED: Continually educate yourself about the wireless industry and the global, governmental support of this insane endeavor.

TECH TIME-OUT: Refrain from using your cell phone for long periods of time, including never keeping your cell phone in your bedroom. If possible, keep your mobile devices five to ten feet away from you. When traveling with your cell phone, store it in an EMF protective bag.

BE PROACTIVE & STAY OUT OF FEAR: Remain positive and strong, and continue to improve your vibration through positive thinking, forgiveness, and with increased attention toward mental, emotional, and physical health.

LEARN TO GROW YOUR FOOD: Food born from our soil can improve our vibrations. Our vibrations are akin to electromagnetic fields because they birth fields of energy and light that inhabit and surround our bodies, which can protect us. Many enlightened masters have said that it is time for the pendulum to swing the other way, in that, we must learn to break our dependencies on manufactured food. We must learn to grow lettuce, potatoes, carrots, fruit, and more. Amma, The Hugging Saint, once said to me, “To start, learn to grow enough food for one day per week. Over time, you can learn to do more.”

LOVE: Focus on loving yourself and your family. Love has a profound effect on our health. It also can shield us from darkness, negative energy, and quite possibly, EMFs. Spiritual masters have been embodying love for centuries. A few examples include Jesus, Mother Mary, Buddha, Guanyin, Krishna, Amma (there have been many), Lau Tzu, Guru Nanak, Paramahansa Yogananda, and many more.

EAT SUNLIGHT: We often forget how powerful sunlight is for our health. In addition to Vitamin D, super powders and supergrasses can drastically improve our energy, immune systems, emotions, and overall health. They’re infused with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Try some of these and monitor how your physical and emotional bodies improve: Barley grass, Chlorella, Alfalfa herb, Wheatgrass, Moringa (drumstick/horseradish tree) and Spirulina. The nutrients found in these powerful foods can quickly improve our health and vibrations.

SUPERFOODS: Superfoods can quicken your healing and improve your body’s ability to protect itself. Here are some of the most nutrient-filled vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds on planet earth: kale, Swiss chard, collard greens, turnip greens, spinach, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, green tea, eggs, turmeric, garlic, ginger, lentils, peas, peanuts, alfalfa, pecans, pistachios, walnuts, cashews, Brazil nuts, macadamia nuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, flaxseeds, hemp seeds, kefir, yogurt, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, and seaweed.

EARTHING: Spend at least two hours in the forest every week. Trees absorb our negative energies, improve our immune systems, and nourish our hearts and souls. Hugging a tree and walking barefoot in the woods can change your health, mind, attitude, thoughts, and intentions, and therefore, your current life-trajectory. Connecting with the earth in this way feeds our meridians and electromagnetic systems, which in turn can protect and empower us.

CRYSTALS: Consider purchasing Orgonite, which reportedly scatters electromagnetic fields and turns them into beneficial ones. Dr. Wilhelm Reich developed this unique composite. Elite Shungite is an equally powerful, EMF resistant stone. Crystals, gems, and stones are living beings. Talk to them, love them, infuse them with light – and they will do the same for you.

CHOOSE YOUR HOME WISELY: If possible, do not live near a cell tower or mini-station. Also, get involved in local politics so that you can learn about all of the potentially dangerous plans your city council has in store for you.


 The above extract is from a blogpost I came across online.

Full link to this original article by Paul Wagner is here.  https://www.gaia.com/article/how-to-protect-yourself-from-5g-and-emf-radiation

 

Why do you come? To Kill the King?! – Lammas Magic in a world of powermad Politicians & Villains!

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Sacrifice of the King / John Barleycorn

“Here we stand at the edges of Lammas – time of Harvest of the corn. Time of enjoying the rewards of all our hard works so far. Time of celebration, and rejoicing for all the good that we already have.

It is also the time of the Harvest God. The seeds of the sacrificial Corn King must fall to the ground so that the land can be fertile again next year.. In farmlands, the first ear of corn from the first harvest is symbolically kept at this time, and ploughed into the land after winter.. the following year!

Why do you come? We ask the people gathering at Lammas.
`To Kill the King,’ people usually answer,

Why the Kill? The Harvest Queen will ask. `To feed the land..,’ the people will say.

`What feeds the land?’ Harvest Queen asks.   King’s party answer: `The blood and Honour of the King’.

“Is the King pure of heart? Does the fire of courage run through his veins? And does he love the land?”

“Yes, yes, yes..!” King will reply.
And the Harvest Queen will say `Then the King is welcome!’

What then ensues is a ceremony, and at the end of which..the `King’ or rather John Barleycorn will kneel at the sacred altar, offering his energy to the land, and the Harvest  Queen/ Goddess *symbolically* cuts him down!!!    John Barleycorn’s body is covered up.  Everyone praised his deeds and mourns his passing. Then he is resurrected.  All then feast and celebrate the Harvest festival.

That’s the old fashioned traditional ceremony.

BUT….!

In these modern times, those old ways, custom and traditions..don’t quite work.. mainly because it’s very hard to find a true responsible, honourable King or Queen. Sad but it’s rare! And we are tired of making painful sacrifices.. again and again.. for the good of the people we love, while outsiders and power-mad villains and politicians benefit from our sacrifices!

For our Lammas ceremony, we have begun to make adaptations!

Sacrificial Kings (c) Mani Navasothy 2015

Do we have to be Jesus..or Odin.. over and over again?

Gone are the symbolic sacrifice of one Volunteer ritualist dressed up in corn and wheat and hay and looking like John Barlycorn.  It’s not his responsibility to accept the projections of all of us..and be the symbolic sacrifice.  Because we all do offer so many of our own sacrifices…day in day out.

What we want is release from all that… It’s all rather very `christian’ and we have to move on from that mindset …that we have to keep suffering in order for other people we love..to live happily..or even ourselves to live well in the future.

(I really don’t see millionaire bankers and corrupt politicians doing all that..do you?!)

So..what we do in our ritual is the following..

corn-king2Magic-1: Personal sacrifice

In this first magic, You will acknowledge all your own painful personal sacrifices of the past – and let them go.   Close your eyes…and be still.

In myth & legends, the concept of personal sacrifice occurs again and again. It is often coupled with some quest and a reward to gain something important.

-The Sacrifice of Odin / the God who hung upon the World Tree – was to gain the secrets and mysteries of the Runes.

-The sacrifice of the Corn King / Barley Corn is for harvest and to renew the energies of the land.

-And on the darker side, Hern sacrificed himself on a Windsor Oak tree, for vengeance and Justice.

Now think about your own lives. Think about your own struggles and challenges and quests, and the sacrifices you keep making..over and over.. again and again.. day after day… months..and months..year after year.

-Take a moment to think about these personal sacrifices..
-Have they produced the rewards?
-Have you got the results you were seeking? If not, why not?

Sometimes, more often, in order for magic to happen, you must let go..
For some new good to come in, the old must be sacrificed.
It must be a willing sacrifice.. You must willingly let go.

  • Take a stone..any stone (that you are willing to loose or let go off).   Hold it in your hands.
  •  Put the energies and memories of all your past  personal sacrifices into this stone. Take your time.  Remember all the key moments..  moments where you gave up something for the well-being or trade-off for something else…(and worse..found it didn’t happen anyway).
  •  Now go to some natural place- a woodland, a flowing stream, sea side, a deep lake..  And throw away this stone..

Magic-2:  Power to Mankind  (Mannaz rune)mannaz rune

Lammas  is a time when the person in power for too long realises their time on the Throne must come to a natural end.  They must step down and let the next good Ruler take that responsibility.   In return the previous ruler can now enjoy personal time – and reel in the service he has given..

BUT there are those who would hold on to power longer for selfish reasons – the Dictators, Conspirators, Manipulators, selfish Kings, Queens, Rulers & corrupt Politicians.

When that happens, it’s the time for people to rise up and depose of those.

So this magic is about us empowering  the people..  here and every where in all the lands.. all over the world!!

This work is simple-  chant the rune that symbolises Mankind –  `Mannaz’.

  • Think of the power of ancient witches and wizards flowing to all the people in difficult circumstances..
  • Let that power permeate all the people.
  • Let the people of the world be strong and empowered, as you chant the Mannaz rune.

Note:   The above are extracts from a community Lammas ritual that my ritual team and community have performed several times in past years, and will be doing so again in a few days at time of Lammas.   Yesterday I was writing it all up (updated) yesterday, writing invocations to Harvest Goddess, and Harvest God. This morning I had a private Hindu ceremony of fire and purification.  And then i thought…why not share this with everyone? So here I am..

Bright Blessings

-Mani Navasothy

Links

Lammas- Hanged man meditation

 

Spellcraft workshop: Doing magic with Candles, Cords & Runes (Wimbledon woods)- June 2019

This experiential session is part of our Woodland Wicca workshops. New comers to Wicca and those interested in Spellcraft / Ritual magic will benefit from this workshop.

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This session covers the following:

  • Introduction to spellcraft & Magic (in Wicc – how we do magic; within-without principle; Basic requirements; safety & warning in spellcraft; Laws of return;
  • Cord Magic – Using Cords, how you can do magic; demonstration & practice with a cord (you can actually use the opportunity to do a bit of magic) . ( 1 metre cords will be provided)
  • Rune Magic – Basic introduction to Runes – symbols & meanings; How to do Rune magic; Bind Runes;
  • Candle Magic – Preparing the candle- anointing/ consecrating; Intention setting; Using one of the Runes learnt (in same workshop), you’ll all do one candle -magic. (stick candles – white – will be provided).

All materials & printed notes will be provided.

Date : Saturday 8th June 2019

Duration:  11.00am to 4.30pm inclusive of breaks.

Venue: Wimbledon woods  (but initial meeting point is Wimbledon windmill cafe)

Fee: £15.   You can pay by cash on the day.

meeting point/ Time/ Travel Details:

We meet At Windmill Tea room (outside seating area) by 11.00am. Then we will go to the woods to do the workshop. Workshop will end by approx 4.00pm. If it’s wet/ raining, I will put up a Tarp cover, as we have done in previous outdoor workshops.

From Wimbledon or Putney, take the bus No 93. Alight at bus stop `Parkside Hospital’. Go into `Windmill Road’ and walk about 5-10mins. Turn right towards car park and Cafe/ Tea rooms.

This place has free car park / toilet facilities. Car park fills up so get there early to park.

Cafe spending: It has most types of food/ breakfast / coffees etc. If using card payment, there is a minimum spend of £10 (I know!) BUT if paying for smaller amount, they will put a fee of 50p.

What to wear / bring:

  • ***Please dress really appropriate for weather! *** Good water-proof coats, proper boots/ shoes / trainers..that are not going to get soaked in mud/ rain. Gloves, scarf. hats; possibly a bag/ ruck sack to put all your belonging and set aside (on the ground, when doing ritual).
  • Bring a soft cushion to sit on (as we’ll be seated on logs or the ground).
  • Bring a blanket to wrap up for your comfort.
  • Bring a hot flask of drink for your self and any snacks for breaktime.

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

You can join the meetup event for this and interact with others who are planning to attend, or simply arrive on the day at meeting point.

Spellcraft workshop: Doing magic with Candles, Cords & Runes (Wimbledon woods)

Saturday, Jun 8, 2019, 11:00 AM

Wimbledon Woods (meet outside Windmill Tea Room)
Windmill Road, London, SW19 5NQ Wimbledon, GB

3 Woodland Witches Attending

This experiential session is part of our Woodland Wicca workshops. New comers to Wicca and those interested in Spellcraft / Ritual magic will benefit from this workshop. This session covers the following: Introduction to spellcraft & Magic (in Wicc – how we do magic; within-without principle; Basic requirements; safety & warning in spellcraft; Laws…

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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

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

 

 

 

 

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

Date : saturday 11th May 2019

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)

Join meetup event to pay £30 and confirm your space (see link below)

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

Join meetup (free) and pay fees £30 to book this course

Wicca: 1-day experiential course, Outdoors.

Saturday, May 11, 2019, 10:30 AM

Queen’s Woods
Near Highgate Station London, GB

2 Woodland Witches Attending

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 t…

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