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Wicca & Spellcraft Courses -feb/March 2021 (London Woodland Witches)

This 2-evening *online* on Wicca is for all who like to learn the full foundations of Wicca in a down to earth, friendly manner…! It is aimed at Beginners or those who have read much about Wicca on their own but would now like to learn more . Once you have completed this course, you’ll be fully familiar with all aspects of a wiccan Ritual and be able to practise wicca at full moon/ new moon and all 8 sabbats (seasonal rituals). You’ll be confident enough to work as solitary witch, or in wiccan groups.

*This is an online live-video course. Tuotor will give live explanations, demonstrations, use slides & pre-recorded video to enhance your learning experience. You’ll be provided with some notes by e-mail few days after the course. (No video replay available so be sure to take notes). You’ll also participate in group pathworking, element calling, and Cakes & Wine blessing.**

Course link (takes you to meetup): https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/events/276085708/

What is covered in this course—————–

The following will be covered (but not necessarily in the same order).

• Intro: Origins of Modern Wicca; Wiccan Law & principles;
• Opening: 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).
• Energy raising chants
• Deities: Horned Gods; Moon Goddesses ; what are invocations & charges? Empowerment; Devocations;
• Ethics , Magic & Spellcraft in Wicca;
• Esbats & Sabbats- Wheel of the year – related seasonal myths.
• Initiations & Coven life.

Tutor——–
Mani Navasothy – Wiccan High Priest, published author & ritual magician. Has 25 years of Craft & Coven experiences in London,UK.

Course date/ times:
-Session 1: Monday 22nd February 2021 (7.30pm to 9.30pm )
-Session 2: Tuesday 23rd February 2021 (7.30pm to 9.30pm)

Please log in 5 minutes early so we can start on time.
Also please allow an extra 30 minutes at the end in case we over run and need to complete the topics.

Fee: £27
You pay a fixed fee in advance by secure paypal to book for this course.
Full refund given if course is cancelled or postponed.

Zoom / video call —-
– All who rsvp/ pay will be sent a private zoom link for this event by private message 2 days before the Course. Please do not share the link with anyone. It is only for the paid students.
-We will have `waiting room’ open at start, and to monitor anyone who has to temporarily leave session and re-enter. Please log in with your proper name. We will not allow any `unknown’ users/names to enter this course as they could be spammers.

Notes will be send as 10-15 pages pdf document to the e-mail you use to pay (paypal). Please provide a reliable e-mail address. Your email will NOT be passed on to anyone!

If you have any other concerns.. please contact me via *private message only* and I will attend to your query.

Spellcraft for Beginners – an online 90min course! We ran this in November and was extremely popular and over booked, so here we are again in early Spring 2021! This is a live online course, with full introductions, demonstrations and video clips we have prepared ourselves. Mani & Freya – initiated Wiccans will facilitate this course.

Link to Spellcraft course (meetup): https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/events/276088748/

Contents (approx time/ order):

– 8.30pm – Mani will give a brief Introduction on the many forms of spellcraft (Sex magic, Poppets, blood magic, Planetary magic, Sigil magic and more). Then he will take you through the basics of candle-magic, colour correspondences, preparations, and some tips.

– 9.00pm – Freya will introduce you to working with herbs & oils, give explanations, and then talk you through 2 actual spells that combine easy to obtain herbs & oils – and show you how to do a protection spell, and Banishing spell.

– 9.30pm – Mani will then demonstrate how to do a simple cord/ knot magic. And conclude the course with a quick talk through of some of the sigils and symbols you can use in candle magic.

Date:
Thursday 4th March 2021.

Duration:
8.30pm to 10.00pm.

Fee: £20.

Please note- No video replay. Please take notes.

We will send zoom video link to all who pay/ book, 2 days before the actual course, with additional instructions/ what preparations you can have. (Candles, cords to have for practice).

Related websites—–:

www.mani.org.uk
www.FreyaTheVillageWitch.com

Wicca book by Mani ——–

Coven Guide: Become an initiated Witch £13
https://mani.org.uk/coven-guide-become-an-initiated-witch

Training videos by Mani :——-

Choosing & using your Witch name (Video)
https://youtu.be/Jcp-mtZyv1k

Why do you want a Wiccan Initiation? (video)
https://youtu.be/TkkzURxs5kE

Coven Loyalties – How many covens can you join/ be in?
https://youtu.be/SWYZb1U1qh4

Love & Monsters? here comes help from Venus & Jupiter!

Love & Monsters? here comes help from Venus & Jupiter!

Hello everyone.. With so much stresses going on, lockdown restrictions, and some intense aspects…it’s not been an easy time of late. I myself have had so many challenges and struggles. But have had to keep the faith and trust ..and at times…take one breath at a time – so to speak. (Saturday/sunday was particularly difficult.. what with the sharp Venus-square-Uranus). Close friends and loved ones have been telling me about their nights of difficulty.. and internal struggles.

Well.. energies are shifting.
On this thursday there’s a new moon in Aquarius.. AND the 2 most beneficial planets Venus & Jupiter conjunct (join energies) in Aquarius. That leads into the Valentine weekend.

I’ll be doing a series of magical workings/ online events to help with shifting energies, enhancing positivity (free events!)

So keep an eye on my page, blog, youtube channel and meetup.
But first why not check Frey the Village Witch’s blog on Self-Love in preparation ? http://freyathevillagewitch.com/spell-for-self-love

Stellar Blessings.
-Mani

Woodland Witches in January 2020

Hey all..   here’s a snap shot of some key Open rituals, festive events and magical courses happening in january for my `London Woodland witches & Pagans’ meetup group.  These events are open to all..regardless of membership of meetup.  Just make a note of the event you like, and simply turn up and join in  Only exception is the course..for which you need to pay fee in advance to book a space..)

Full Moon Ceremony & Magical working  (central London by River Thames). Friday 10th January 2020.    (7.30pm to 10pm).    Fee : £5/  £3 concessions. Pay at event.

Spellcraft for Beginners– evening course at The Atlantis Bookshop, Holborn.  Wednesday 22nd January 2020.    (6.45pm to 9.30pm).  Fee: £20 early bird. (£25). Pay in advance to book.  spaces limited to 13 people.

Woodland Imbolc – Festival gathering  & Ceremony at Queen’s Woods, High Gate.   Saturday 1st February  2020.   (4pm to approx 7.30pm) .  Fee :£5.   Pay at event.

Please click on the links above, or the posters below,  to be taken to relevant event on my meetup where you can read full details for each.  (I’ll set up blog posts for each in january 2020).   Bright Blessings.   Mani

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Full Moon Ceremony & Magical working  (central London by River Thames).

spellcraft workshop at Atlantis - Jan2020 candles cords rune magic by Mani Navasothy
Spellcraft for Beginners- evening course at The Atlantis Bookshop, Holborn.

Woodland witches Imbolc 2020
Woodland Imbolc – Festival gathering  & Ceremony at Queen’s Woods, High Gate

 

 

Spellcraft workshop for Beginners- 5th Oct’19 (Queens Woods, London)

This is an experiential workshop where you’ll learn and do 3 different techniques of doing ritual magic for your self. Using candles for magic, using Cords & knots for magic and using Runes for creating sigils and magic. Other magical tools such as image magic, poppets, blood magic, sex magic will be briefly explained by tutor. New comers to Wicca and those interested in Spellcraft / Ritual magic will benefit from this workshop.

spellcraft workshop 1 candle cords rune magic by Mani Navasothy

Fee : £15.00.  You can  rsvp on meetup event (pay £15 at the same time) https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/events/264312697/

OR pay on the day at the course.

Revised date (due to rain forecast):
Saturday 5th October  2019.

Course duration:————–
12.30pm gathering at Woodman’s pub, Archway Road, High Gate. Course begins at 1.00pm in the Woods, and expected to end by 5.30pm. There will be a short 20 min tea/coffee break in the middle around 3pm.

Meeting point & Time:————
We meet in a nearby Woodman’s pub, Archway Road, High Gate. Meet from 12.30pm to 1.00pm.

Course contents——–

— Introduction to spellcraft & Magic (in Wicca – 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).

— Additional- Mani is give a brief overview of some other magical tools & techniques (poppets, blood magic, sex magic, sigils /planetary squares, and some modern alternatives such as image/video magic from his own explorations).

What to bring—–

-Bring your own snack/ drink (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).

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

Full Moon & New Moon Dates in 2020

Here are Full moon & New / Dark moon dates for 2020.   All times are local British Times.  (ie all are  Winter/ summer time adjusted).  There is a Blue moon on 31st October 2020 (Samhain/ Halloween night!!!  yikes ).  I’ll be adding astrology details of signs/ degrees for each of these soon.  Book mark and check back..  Thanks.   Blessings. – Mani

Moon dates 2020 - Quantumphoenix blog blog by Mani Navasothy

ALL Times are LOCAL British Times

Full moon -10 January 2020 19:21 hrs  (20′ Cancer 00″)

New moon -24 January 2020 21:42  ( 4′   22″Aquarius)

Full moon -9 February 2020 07:33 hrs  ( 20′  00″ Leo)

New moon -23 February 2020 15:32 hrs (4′  29″ Pisces

Full moon -(Supermoon) 9 March 2020 17:48 hrs  ( 19′ 37″ Virgo)

New moon -24 March 2020 09:28 hrs ( 4′ 12″ Aries )

Full moon -(Supermoon) 8 April 2020 03:35 hrs BST  – (18’44” Libra)

New moon -23 April 2020 03:26 hrs BST – ( 3’24” Taurus)

Full moon -7 May 2020 11:45 hrs BST  – ( 17’20” Scorpio  )

New moon -22 May 2020 18:39 hrs BST – ( 2’05” Gemini)

Full moon -5 June 2020 20:12 hrs BST – ( 15’34” Sagittarius)

New moon -21 June 2020 07:41 hrs BST – ( 0’21” Cancer)

Full moon -5 July 2020 05:44 hrs BST  – ( 13’38” Capricorn)

Indigo Moon New moon- 20 July 2020 18:33 hrs BST – (28’27” Cancer)

Full moon- 3 August 2020 16:59 hrs BST – (11’46” Aquarius)

New moon -19 August 2020 03:42 hrs BST – (26’35” Leo)

Full moon- 2 September 2020 06:22 hrs BSt – ( 10’12” Pisces)

New moon- 17 September 2020 12:00 hrs BST – (25’01” Virgo )

Full moon -1 October 2020 22:05 hrs BST – (9’09” Aries)

New moon- 16 October 2020 20:31 hrs BST – (23’53” Libra)

Full (Blue) moon -31 October 2020 14:49 hrs – ( 8’38” Taurus)

New moon- 15 November 2020 05:07 hrs – ( 23’18” Scorpio )

Full moon -30 November 2020 09:30 hrs  – (8’38” Gemini )

New moon- 14 December 2020 16:187 hrs – (23’08” Sagittarius )

Full moon- 30 December 2020 03:28 hrs – (8’53” Cancer)

 


Useful related astrology blogs

Lunar & Solar Eclipses of 2020

 

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

Lammas Sacrifices 2019 v1

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.

spellcraft workshop 23feb19

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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