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Esoteric Enterprises Network for Business people in Holistic & Spiritual Communities

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

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

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

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

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

Aim of this group is to….

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

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

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

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

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

 

Come join the Esoteric Enterprises Network

Best wishes.

-Mani

 

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

Issues faced by an esoteric Entrepreneur within magical communities 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-Mani Navasothy  (Esoteric Entrepreneur)

 

my Links

Esoteric Enterprises – Tips, Tools & Techniques for Esoteric / Holistic business people

Esoteric Expert -e-Publishing your magical books & guides

Eco-Weaver – Websites & video promotions for Holistic ventures

Mani Navasothy – Esoteric Business Support & Holistic Services

 

 

Wanna keep your friend on social network? Follow these etiquettes!!

Don’t you just get tired..  of accepting a `friend’ request..and within a minute (or a day, if you are lucky) you get a post or ten..from your `new’ friend..  a 3rd party link, a funny picture, a video, a joke, a poke, a product promotion, a `like my page’ request, an invite to play  a game..  buy a `really cool..must have App’ and so on?

Well, will you or them do that ..if they just met you in a party? in the streets? In a relative’s home? In a wedding?

Only Salesmen and saleswomen pull out their tricks of promotions and rewards…within 30 seconds of saying that first hello to you..  Time is money..and they work the averages..It’s a number game!

How friendships should work on facebook & social network (c) Mani Navasothy 2014
How friendships should work on facebook & social network (c) Mani Navasothy 2014

Well..what are YOU trying to achieve?   Build up an army of `friends’?    and when you do…who will you actually phone ..when say..you just had a car accident, or your heart just broke..or you just lost your pet tropical fish..or ..you just saw the girl/ guy  in the street and fell in love and must have friend support?

Social networking may have started in someone’s dorm.. a down to earth, human place..  of fun, flirts and study! But it’s now pushed and managed by marketing gurus and media moguls..

The more you like, share, post…more you are helping them to grow their empire..and bank balance!

And if you are trying to have a similar piece of the action..good luck..  it’s possible..  but that takes time.. and you ain’t gonna get `your empire’ up and growing..by spamming your new found friend..!!

So do the world a big nice thing..    follow these simple real life friendship building ways..  yes, on social networking too..  Behind those pixels, pictures, links, posts and pages..  there are real human people..  and some of them would like real friends…:-)

Well, I don;t know about you..but I do!   🙂

-Mani Navasothy

My blogs on related topics 

Internet safety tips to avoid spam

Cookies, an important notice about internet privacy

Syware & Adware…how to avoid falling to their traps

 

DrWho: CyberGenesis (new fan video production, London)

CyberGenesis - Broken Horn (c) Mani Navasothy 2013
CyberGenesis – Broken Horn (c) Mani Navasothy 2013
“Halloween! Windsor Great Park!! A shamanic group is performing a ritual to honour the Dead. A freak lightening has brought back something dead and forgotten..and it’s looking for the forbidden upgrade! The old myth of Hern the Hunter and his Wild Hunt is about to take a new twist..! ” (story by Mani Navasothy)

So are you a Doctor Who fan?    Have you watched all those fan videos on youtube?   Have you made any yourself?   so you make or wear your own costumes and run around with a SOnic screwdriver fighting doors..and the occasional Dalek or a shadow..or some memory being?   Do you walk past a statue of an angel and shiver ..just for fun?

Well, this news is just for you..!

This is one of the Doctor Who fan productions I’ve started work on..  and I’d love to meet up with fellow fans..who might like to get involved..

Big Question: Will I be in it?  Yes, probably..  Will I be playing the `Doctor’?   Big..No!  (May be the Valeyard or The Master..and no doubt a few monsters).

Thing is I will be writing., directing and producing …so better am behind the camera..or at home making props.  I’ve done video plays before…decades ago..with my cousins (they were more Blakes-7 style, and some thrillers). I’ve done audio plays with friends at school..  and for the past 7-8 yrs I’ve done numerous `public’ rituals..where I write lines and make masks..and people do them in festivals and pagan events.. I’ve also written many novels, short stories, sci-fi and all that..

But it’s time..to put all that creativity where it’s really supposed to be..  in making videos and films!  That’s been the secret passion for decades…

So here we are..!

3-4 stories are planned, and will be filmed and released in 2014..  as and when production completes! (It’s for fun, and depends on how many others get involved…acting, filming, editing, special effects, props, sets, transport to locations outside london, editing, music and so on..  !!)

Working titles are as follows  (not in any order)

  • Wounded Healer / Fractured Soul
  • Glastonbury Mystery
  • CyberGenesis
  • Dragons of London
  • Equinox / DarkLight

There is a story arc..but am not telling.. 🙂

So if interested in getting involved..  please contact me using the form below..   (Ig you have a video camera and can do second unit filming even better.. as it’ll save time..!)

Best Wishes

-Mani Navasothy

Website:  Doctor Who Imaginarium

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

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

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

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

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

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

-Mani Navasothy

Would you like a promotional video created for you?

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

Introducing ECO-WEAVER!

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

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

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

EcoWeaver has 3 major areas of provisions..

Ecoweaver -art & illustrations1

Art & Graphics Services

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

 EcoWeaver- Video creation & youtube set-up

Promotion & online Marketting

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

EcoWeaver- Webmastering services

Webmastering Service

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

 

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

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

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

-Mani Navasothy

(Esoteric Entrepreneur!)

 

 

You are a Celebrity on Social Media – Please do not swear! (aka Be mindful of what you say)

swearing on Social Network
swearing on Social Network

Remember what the Presenter says to the `housemates’ (contestants) in a popular reality TV show ..`You are live on TV..Please do not swear!”   Well, the same goes for Social Media Network sites..

Take facebook for instance. Last time I checked it had about 1 billion members (assuming people don’t have multiple accounts..which they do…about a Million of them, according to previous news reports).  Now the World population is about 8 billion people.   So In this network alone, there’s about one eighth of the World population.

Now most people have their accounts as `public’ …(let’s discuss privacy issues in another post). So effectively, anyone of those 1 billion people on that site could take a look at anyone’s profile and status posts!

Everyday people who post ordinary stuff..   what they eat, where they went, who they met, their thoughts and feelings..and reactions..  what their pet is doing.. etc etc..  And they forget as they immerse themselves in this everyday sharing..(which is exactly what the site wants you to do) – that others are watching.

No problem..  if you are one of those people who don’t care about what others may think of you.   But if you are one of the people who’s public credibility and reputation matters …in your social or community standing, or more alarmingly, in your career…  then you really don’t want to be leaving a trail of self- incriminating  evidence…on your own personal profile or status updates!

The problem is..  personal profile and personal status updates are exactly that – personal. So it makes sense to write what you are thinking and feeling – without censoring it. Isn’t that what sharing sis?    Well, yes,  with your trusted inner sanctum of family and/or friends…in a private post or message..  or even in a private group.

But not in public.. or somewhere where potentially one of the or all of the other 1 billion people could look!

They don;t know you – and most likely, they won’t care.. other than take it as that moment’s entertainment. (After all, people do watch Soaps and dramas on TV…and enjoy the troubles and tribulations of `soap characters’  lives’  …Don’t they?  So why wouldn’t  some people   also behaving in enjoy reading about the trials, tribulations, tempers and tantrums ..of another stranger? ie you!)

Unless you’ve got your online privacy set sky-high – better than Fort Knox – and only your friends can see every word you type in your status updates- you really should not behaving in a manner that can come back and bite your reputation and credibility.

This is particularly important – I mean your online credibility – if you are a person who is a `public personality’ (known by many and is a wheeling n dealing life n soul of the party person), is providing a community or public product or service.

Words spread fast in the winds..  and faster in internet streams..pixel to pixel ..r and screen to screen..  and a personal disclosure or an emotional outburst of today..could topple the entire Empire tomorrow..! Smallest slips…and people will jump on you and tear your credibility apart..!!

We live in a Social media world, where even a genuine mistake or misunderstanding, or a technical (website) glitch… can be taken by some blinkered people (friends even) and escalated into a storm…that tears through one’s social, emotional or personal life.  So if you are intentionally slipping up and leaving trails of self-incriminating evidence.. not even Google can help you wipe it out!

Even if you delete your posts, no telling if an e-mail notification of it went into the inbox of all your contacts.. and here’s the thing… today’s `friends’ (one of 200 or one of 2,000!)  can turn our and become tomorrow’s foes…and then they’ll have the perfect tool to bring you down..  your own words!!

-Mani Navasothy