Courses & Workshops

Mani creates & facilitates experiential courses and workshops  that centre around Wicca, Witchcraft & magic, General Paganism, Practical magic, Divination & Healing. These have been taking place in London – both in indoor and outdoor venues-  since 2001.

Courses & Workshops (coming in 2017-2018): 

  • Introduction to Paganism & Magic.
  • Introduction to Wicca & Witchcraft. (1-day courses, 3-week courses, indoors, outdoors)
  • Introduction to Divination & Healing (Tarot, Runes, Astrology, Crystals).
  • Practical magic Workshops (Pentacles, Wands, Abundance magic, Creativity).
  • Wiccan Altars, tools & Broom making
  • Shamanic working with Masks & Tribal rituals.
  • Book of Shadows & Writing Magical Rituals
  • Introduction to Paganism & Magic.
  • Introduction to Wicca & Witchcraft.
  • Introduction to Divination & Healing (Tarot, Runes, Astrology, Crystals).
  • Practical magic Workshops (Pentacles, Wands, Abundance magic, Creativity).
  • Making tools.
  • Shamanic working with Masks & Tribal rituals.
  • Writing Magical Rituals
  • Eclipse Magical working

Some of these are `seasonal’ and take place at certain times of the year (due to the venue being outdoors in woods!).

You can invite/ hire Mani to run one or more of these courses & workshops, or ask to create other courses of your interests,  at your own venue/town/ pagan moot/ conference / magic circles & groups.

  • Please contact Mani to discuss your ideas without any obligation.

 

—————————- Courses in the next few weeks/ months —————————

Wicca Course in London- (in 3 sessions) Outdoors in Woods (September & October 2017)

This is an outdoor experiential course (in 3 parts), covering all the basic principles, practices & ritual magic within Wicca – as it has been generally practised in the UK for the past 20 years (based on the form of Wicca founded/ propagated by Gerald Gardner, Doreen Valiente and many other elders of The Craft.

It is suitable for all beginners, but each subject is covered in greater depths,  and includes meditations, pathworking, and magical / ritual work – to embed what you are learning!

PFL Wicca course PR 1 of 3

Part 1:   Sacred Space & Energy (10th Sept’17)-  

You’ll experientially learn about the following :

  • Chakra system of personal energy centres will be explained, with a practical meditation to experience this;
  • An energy attuning pathworking will be led by tutor (using 4 element imagery, as well as growing horns & branches, and connecting to the Earth centres using imagery of growing roots.
  • Consecrations – you’ll first see a demonstration of  purifying and blessing, using Salt & Water,  incense and Candle / lantern,  the tools to use, and the usual wiccan words; Then each student will get a chance to practise the consecrations;
  • Circle casting:   Using your own wand, athame or the tutor’s wand,  you will learn the visualisation, energy work and practise casting a magic circle.
  • Elements & Quarters:     The reasons and methods of calling/ invoking the elementals at the quarters inside a magic circle will be explained and demonstrated with words and symbols (invoking pentagrams, and element triangles) to be drawn;  You will then practise this;
  • Transpersonal qualities:   There will be further explanations of the qualities invoked with elements, colour and symbolic correspondences.  An exercise will also be  undertaken by us – for internal elemental exploration and transpersonal balance.
  • Witches Rune:   Often used in Circles for energy raising (creative poetry written by Doreen Valiente – mother of modern Witchcraft).   We will allocate some time to exploring the Witch’s Rune, the symbolism inherent in it, and have several practice chants of it.

PFL Wicca course PR 2 of 3

Part 2:   Working with God & Goddess in Wicca (24th Sep’17):  

You’ll experientially learn about the following :

  • God forms in Wicca:   This includes Cernunnos, Hern, Pan, Green Man, Dark Lord (Death), Sun God, Odin, Osiris …amongst others.   The symbology of Horns, hooves, antlers are explained, as well as some discussion on the demonising (Pagan god seen as satan/ devil) of the god by non-pagans. We’ll deal with any hidden fears, old conditionings and prejudices, and work transpersonally to reconnect with the Horned God of Wicca and his empowering wildwood energies. Chants will be taught and used.
  • Goddess form in Wicca:   We’ll explore the Triple-Goddess imagery used in Wicca- maiden, mother and crone, as well as the various examples – Dianna the Huntress, Isis , Cailleach, Hecate, Gaia and more…
  • The God & Goddess cycle in Wicca explained with diagrams and notes- ie the maiden Persephone’s abduction at Autumn,  motherhood, rejuvenated Bride arriving back to land at Imbolc;  Marriage of God & Goddess at Beltane;  the sacrifice of the God at Lammas; coming of Dark Lord at Samhain; Birth of Sun-child at Yule and more.
  • Invocations, evocations and Charges of God & Goddess :  What happens after circle is cast and energy raised in a coven?   How are the god & Goddess brought into the Circle?  Who carries those energie?  What is the Drawing down of the Moon?   And Sun?  How does working with God & Goddess empower Witches?   All will be explained with brief demonstration of postures.
  • We’ll go through some invocations and learn to use them.  (which you can use in your own or group rituals).
  •  Charge of the Goddess – the poetry work created by Doreen Valiente – mother of modern witchcraft will be looked.
  • Cup and sword pathworking – to meet the God and Goddess

PFL Wicca course PR 3 of 3

Part 3:   Ritual Magic, Wheel of the year, Covens & Initiations in Wicca (15th Oct’17)  

You’ll experientially learn about the following :

  • Principles of Magic & Divination explained using the hexagram;
  • Main forms of ritual magic practised in coven-wicca explained and demonstrated.
  • Use of magical tools –  brief explanation of main tools & their uses in a circle will be covered ;
  • Wheel of the Year – 8 main seasonal festivals (Imbolc to Yule) explained with their themes and main magic.
  • Coven structures,  initiation degree systems; some preparations and quests that seekers of initiation must undergo (no oathbound coven secrets will be divulged! But published materials will be talked about, and any misconceptions/ fears you have will be addressed as long as it does not breach wiccan secrecy oaths.
  • All about your Witch-Name :  What is it? Why?  How do you go about choosing one?  When is it used? and more.

To book for this please visit the full blogpost Wicca Course in 3 parts – Autumn 2017

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Mani Navasothy : Hindu-Wiccan, Author, Teacher, Astrologer & Holistic Consultant

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