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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

 

 

 

 

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

This annual ceremony was held at the start of the Spring time in Ancient Egypt, to gain the blessings of Goddess Isis upon the ships and boats (Fleet) – so that they may go forth, find commerce, resources and wealth and bring them back.

Isias Navigatum - march 2019

This is a family friendly day-time ceremony by riverside. We will bless the `fleet’ and place our hopes and wishes of good fortune and success in the ventures we are starting as Spring approaches. We then set the ships to sail (some will be sent.. other larger models will be pulled back, so as not to litter river Thames).

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

Ritual outline :

A statue of the Goddess will be carried to the water side. Women may offer mirrors so that Goddess Isis may see her beauty. We will pour milk on the banks then sprinkle the statue with precious perfumes & flowers. As the final part of the ritual, a small replica boat(s) will be filled with spices and other magical items, and placed in the river as an offering to the Goddess Isis. Smaller paper boats may also be placed in the river and let go off..

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

meeting point:

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

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

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

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

All are Welcome to attend these .

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

Bright Blessings
Mani Navasothy

link to meetup event

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

Sunday, Mar 10, 2019, 2:00 PM

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

22 Woodland Witches Attending

This annual ceremony was held at the start of the Spring time in Ancient Egypt, to gain the blessings of Goddess Isis upon the ships and boats (Fleet) – so that they may go forth, find commerce, resources and wealth and bring them back. This is a family friendly day-time ceremony by riverside. We will bless the `fleet’ and place our hopes and wish…

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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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High Magic: LBRP – Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram (Detailed notes & graphics by Mani )

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

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

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

LBRP takes place in 5 stages

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

1. Grounding & Reaching to Deity

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

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

 

2. Kabbalistic Cross

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

3. Banishing Pentagrams & Circle:

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

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

 

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

4. Calling 4 Archangels at Quarters for Protection:

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

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

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

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

 

5. Full Circle & Kabbalistic Cross repeated: 

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

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

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

 

Other useful High Magic blogs by Mani :

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

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

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

Earth Invocation Pentagram explained (c)Mani Navasothy 2015

LBRP – Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram – detailed notes with over 25 illustrations.

Blog feature LBRP by Mani Navasothy 2Jan2019

TLC: Full Moon Ceremony by river Thames (23rd Nov’18, London)

On the eve of the Full moon in the air sign of Gemini, we gather for our monthly `Tamesa London Circle’ (established in 2006), to honour the Moon Goddess.. Horned God, Tamesa the Serpent of London.. 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.

Note: This will be the last Full moon ceremony by Thames in 2018…as the one in December falls on same day as our Winter/Yule gathering in Queen’s woods. 

TLC full moon 2018-autumn bg2

Fee: £3 .

Meeting point:

Gather outside the Green area of Tate Modern Gallery (main doors). We’ll walk down to the banks of Thames 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.

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:

After the ritual circle on the river bank is completed, 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.

Bright Blessings
-Mani Navasothy

Organiser/ Wiccan High Priest

Go to our meetup event to rsvp and begin your magical preparations.

TLC: Full Moon Ceremony by river Thames (Nov’18, London)

Friday, Nov 23, 2018, 7:30 PM

Seats outside Tate Modern gallery (grass area opposite main door)
Bankside, London SE1 9TG London, GB

24 Witches Wiccans & Pagans Attending

On the eve of the Full moon in the air sign of Gemini, we gather for our monthly `Tamesa London Circle’ (established in 2006), to honour the Moon Goddess.. Horned God, Tamesa the Serpent of London.. 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 a…

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Introduction to Spellcraft, Psychic Safety & Protection. (half day course 17Nov’18)

This is half a day experiential Introductory Course on Spellcraft & Psychic protection.. New comers to Wicca and those interested in learning basics of Spellcraft / Ritual magic / Psychic safety and protection will benefit from this course.

spellcraft psychic safety course 17nov2018

This covers the following:

1. Introduction to spellcraft & Magic – Basic requirements; safety & warning in spellcraft; Laws of return;

2. Cord Magic – Using Cords, how you can do magic; Teaching chant used in wicca for cord magic. Quick demonstration

3. Rune Magic – How we use runes in spellcraft (we had a full day Rune magic workshop in September, so this one is brief intro only).

4. Candle Magic – Preparing the candle, Intention setting; you’ll all do one candle -magic. (stick candles – white – will be provided).

5. Psychic Protection: Entities, Spirits, Angels & Demons! Why ? where? how? Basics of Psychic hygiene, relevant tools, LBRP & Archangel work will be covered briefly. Note: Curses/ hex-breaking is not our expertise. For those we can only offer general advise.

Fee : £15 payable by paypal/ meetup to confirm a space.

Spaces limited to 12 people (now only 10 spaces available).

For more details and to book , visit meetup event page for this course.

-Mani Navasothy   (Wiccan High Priest/ Course Tutor)

Link:

Introduction to Spellcraft, Psychic Safety & Protection. (half day course)

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018, 11:45 AM

Queen’s Woods
Near Highgate Station London, GB

3 Witches Wiccans & Pagans Attending

This is half a day experiential Introductory Course on Spellcraft & Psychic protection.. New comers to Wicca and those interested in learning basics of Spellcraft / Ritual magic / Psychic safety and protection will benefit from this course. This covers the following: 1. Introduction to spellcraft & Magic – Basic requirements; safety & warning in sp…

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A Wiccan question: Why keep the Old ways secret?

This came up in one of my facebook community pages…so here’s the question and my answer.

Question:
With regard to Wicca, why keep the old ways a secret? Why keep the sacred truth to yourselves when it should be shared with the world?

keep wicca secrets

Our Answer:

To be honest.. so much of Wicca has now been talked about, blogged about, and more importantly written about extensively in thousands of published books..! So the World knows all about it…the initiation rituals, the seasonal ones, the tools, the oaths …all of it. There are no wiccan secrets as such now in the present day.

BUT..and it’s a big but.. the mystery of wicca remains..! It can only be experienced in an actual closed group ritual.. no matter how much of it has been written or talked about.

Why is it that way? Talking and reading is the equivalent of a pregnant lady watching a documentary on TV about giving birth, or a young man/woman watching a romantic film… However, the actual experience of giving birth to a new life (all that birth pain for mother, and risk of her own death!) … or falling in love with another person (the thrill, the chase, the apprehensions, the insecurities, the actual Union/ making love) …….those things can only ever be `known’ by actually experiencing it. The real mystery remains.. no matter how many books One reads or how many movies one sees!!

So yeah…no secrets in Wicca now.. but magical Mystery remains!!

Bright Blessings.
Mani

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Meeting Shani Oates : Matriarch of Cochrane Witchcraft Tradition (Nova Stellar Talks, London)

Last night, I had to pleasure and privilege to be there for a talk by Shani Oates at Nova Stellar!  `Nova Stellar presents..’  is a monthly gathering where newcomers to Paganism & Wicca can attend, gather, socialise and listen to Intro talks/ Life journeys by now famous and well known Pagan authors, speakers, ritualists, magicians and public figures.

nova stellar presentsShani Oates 11sept18

The event blurb gives the following info about her:

 “Shani is an occultist, mystic, Luciferian Pilgrim of the Forbidden Arts, Traditional Craft practitioner, researcher, historian and writer of the Craft, magic, ancestral tradition – particularly the Robert Cochrane Tradition – and the cultural folklore and folk-magicks of the UK and its Northern Heritage.

She is Spae-wife and Matriarch of The People of Goda, The Clan of Tubal Cain and a student of anthropology, Tantra, philosophy and the arcane ‘Other.’

She is also the author of several books that write informatively on the myths, gods and archetypes that imbue and inform the Cults and Crafts of Witchcraft and Folk-Traditions, shifting through the arcane to modern times.

Her written works include: ‘Tubelo’s Green Fire’, ‘The Arcane Veil’, ‘Star-Crossed Serpent’ (Volumes I-IV), ‘The People of Goda’, ‘The Robert Cochrane Tradition: CTC: Tubal’s Mill’ (revised edition – 2018), ‘A Paean for Hekate’ , ‘Crafting the Arte of Tradition’ and ‘The Devil’s Supper’ .

Her numerous articles in other Craft anthologies, periodicals and magazines over the last two decades include: ‘Pillars II: The Ebon Kteis’, ‘Scalding of Sapientia’, ‘Heritage’ A Clan of Tubal Cain Anthology’, ‘Genuine Witchcraft is explained: Secret Tradition of the Royal Windsor Coven and The Regency’, ‘Serpent Songs’, ‘The Wanton Green’, ‘The Silver Wheel’ and ‘Ancestors of the Craft’

I realised that Shani Oates holds the official position of Matriarch (Maid) in the Cochrane Tradition of (traditional) Wicca/ Witchcraft – and was the one to pass the responsibilities/ energies from the previous Magister  to the present one.. So this talk by Shani was very informative …not lest because she is closer to the source but is one of the source!  and on some levels, some of what she spoke about (re: Robert Cochrane and some practises of the Cochrane Craft) was quite earth shattering for me on a personal level!

Until now I had only had hearsay and scraps of info about the late Robert Cochrane and Cochrane witchcraft. Shani talked in good details about much of it. And I asked several questions that had puzzled me for ages, such as the position of the Magister (and learnt that at any time..there is only one for the entire Clan.   ( he was also at the talk, but kept humbly quiet as it was not his talk..  But I spoke to him briefly afterwards, especially on  some awkward political matters that I had heard about in the London Cochrane craft community’ – which turns out to be  not connected to the legitimate members of the Clan after all..  (straight from the mouth of the current real Magister of the Cochrane Craft clan!!)

In the talk’s Question time, I posed some questions to Shani..  on any possible old magical working connections between Gardnerians (my lineage) and Robert Cochrane/line.  It was useful to learn that Doreen Valiente – mother of modern Wicca (Gardner’s HPS) had been invited by Cochrane to go and work with him/ them at some point… but no other official or formal workings/ partnerships or any initiatory connections exist.  These put to rest many gaps and concerns I have had in my mind for many years…  and I am relieved, to say the least, and excited by some similarities I have with my own evolving organic practise of Open rituals I facilitate at Queen’s Woods. .   (For my personal record I took a photo with Shani – private for now – and perhaps one for my Biography).

There were references to the Regency group that spun out from some members who had worked with Cochrane.  I was interested in the Queen’s Woods connection, where I have been holding my own `London Woodland Witches Pagans & Ritual Magicians’  meetup events for over 4 years (and other open rituals there for even longer).

Always grateful to learn new things of the Craft and this has given me much to mull over..

-Mani Navasothy
Gardnerian Wiccan High Priest

ps.  Shani was kind enough to correct some errors in some of the matters I had written (I’ve deleted 2 sentences).   She provided the following via facebook message:

“There have been four Magisters of the Clan of Tubal Cain, but several others of the actual Tradition itself prior to Robert Cochrane. The image depicts Robert Cochrane, Evan John Jones, Robin-the-Dart and Ulric Goding., three I have known personally, and one to whom I was linked to through Evan John Jones. Two of later leaders of the Regency circa 1969 had once been in Cochrane’s Clan, but left just before his death in 1966. After 1969, those two were responsible for the outdoor rituals that many associate with the Regency – these were held in Queenswood. Cochrane, the Clan and the early Regency never worked there. ” – Shani Oates (via FB) 

Please note- all photos presented below ..taken at  the event (c) Copyright to Mani Navasothy.  Usual legal rules apply.

 

Wiccan Path for Beginners: 1-day course (Outdoors/London/Autumn 2018).

Wicca is a Pagan religious Path that includes honouring the divine, as well as the use of ritual magic for empowerment and bettering of our lives. This 1-day intensive course is for beginners & seekers – to all those interested or curious about Wicca & Witchcraft and like a simple, down to earth, friendly introduction…the whole lot in one day..!

Please attend with an open mind, and flexibility of time. 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.

1 day wicca course April 2018

FEE:

Early bird fee: £15 (advance, by paypal)
Use this secure paypal link below to pay £15.
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=S4C3DV5L6X6Q4

Standard Fee: £20 (cash on the day). .

VENUE: Course will be held in outdoor woodland setting (Queen’s Woods, where usually hold our outdoor Wicca rituals). we’ll meet at nearby Pub (Woodman’s) and walk together.

Nearest Tube: HighGate (northern line) – then 1 min walk to the pub.

Contents—————–

This is a basic introduction course. Brief explanations will be given as well as demonstration on consecrations, circle casting, calling elements; You’ll learn how to properly say/ pronounce wiccan words/items, as well as some work on invocations & God/Goddess charges;

• 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- Hern, Pan, Cernunnos; Moon Goddesses – Maiden/ mother/ Crone; what are God/Goddess invocations & charges? who can use the energies? Empowerment; Importance of devocations;
• Magic & Spellcraft in Wicca- healing spell; cord & candle magic;
• Esbats & Sabats- Wheel of the year – related seasonal myths & rituals explained (Imbolc, Spring, Beltane, MidSummer, Lammas, Autumn, Samhain, Yule); Full moon/ new moon rituals;
• Initiations & Coven life – brief outline of degrees, how to approach covens, hierarchy; who is suitable; rejections; non-initiatory covens; Projections & attractions to god/goddess energies; abuse of power (warnings);

NO Recording / photography—————— .
Tutor may take some photos with permission for publicity purpose. Your faces can be blurred on any photos to be used. Let Mani (Tutor) know)

Weather———————-
We can not predict weather ..but we can be prepared.
• 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 & for a bit of social after.

If you have any questions/concerns, please do contact me via private message on meetup. Thanks.

Bright Blessings
-Mani Navasothy
Gardnerian Wiccan High Priest / Author

Link to my meetup event: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Pagans-Magicians/events/254038294/

Introduction to Runes- experiential workshop (outdoors/ London) -30sept18

Runes are used by many modern magical people for both divination/ fortune telling, as well as for ritual magical purposes. Runes come from the Norse (Viking) path, and were the alphabets for Norse-people. Our own English Alphabets come from derivations of Runes.. The one bit of rune magic people still do, without even realising is the `xxx’ we put as `kisses’ on cards and letters (and emails & texts now!). The `X’ is a rune (Gefu) that represents mutual support & gift!!

Intro to Runes by Aaron & Mani 30sept2018

At this workshop:

• You’ll be provided with a set of 25 blank rune-discs (wooden, hand cut by us) – to make your own Runes! (no extra fee. This is included in course fee.. a bargain!!)
• Full introduction to Runes – we’ll go through each Rune (24 of the Elder Futhark, as they are called), and show you the symbol, how to draw them, and how to pronounce each one correctly. (Runes are `sung in’ for magic)
• Introduction to Norse/ Viking Gods & Goddesses, and some of their mythology – This gives you important context and background upon which to base your own practise of Rune-craft.
• You’ll have time to carve/ colour in the Runes on the blank discs provided.
• Basics of Rune Divination – how to use some basic layout for reading/ fortune telling.
• Basics of how to do Rune magic with symbols. In previous years this was taught as a small sub-section in our `spellcraft workshop’ but here we go into details.

This is an experiential workshop, taught by Aaron Oxford ( Norse path/ Ritualist – recently led our Woodland Norse Lammas ceremony), and co-hosted by Mani (Wiccan High Priest & Ritual Magician).

FEE:

Fee: £25 (paypal or cash on the day). .
Use this secure paypal link below to pay £25.
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=N9ARJTD3637NY

VENUE: Course will be held in outdoor woodland setting (Queen’s Woods, where usually hold our outdoor Wicca rituals). we’ll meet at nearby Pub (Woodman’s) and walk together.

Nearest Tube: HighGate (northern line) – then 1 min walk to the pub.

NO Recording / photography—————— .
Tutor may take some photos with permission for publicity purpose. Your faces can be blurred on any photos to be used. Let Mani (Tutor) know)

Weather———————-
We can not predict weather ..but we can be prepared.
• 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 & for a bit of social after.

If you have any questions/concerns, please do contact me via private message on meetup. Thanks.

Skol/ Bright Blessings
-Aaron Oxford (Norse) & Mani Navasothy (Wiccan)

Link to meetup event:  https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Pagans-Magicians/events/254094003/