Video: Wiccan Blessing of Wine by Priest & Priestess (Cup & Wand Ceremony)

In Wicca & Witchcraft rituals – both public or private ones in Covens, during the `Cakes & Wine’ part of the ceremony, a magical couple bless the Wine. This is usually done during the `Cakes & Wine’ section that follows the main ceremony.

During the Blessing of the Wine, the Priest kneels and holds the Chalice of Wine (female symbol), while the Priestess stands holding the Athame or wand (male symbol). The Priestess then speaks the words, and gently plunges the wand into the chalice – symbolic of a union of male and female energies. The blessed wine is then offered to the Priestess first, then the Priest partakes of it. Then if there is a circle or congregation, the Chalice of wine is shared with all.

Bright Blessings.

-Mani & Louisa.

Wicca Full Moon Ceremonies – by river Thames, London (Oct-Dec 2019)

On this night, we gather for our monthly `Tamesa Full Moon Ritual’ (Tamesa London Circle started in 2006), to Call upon the Triple Moon Goddess, Honour Father Thames & attune to Tamesa serpent energies, and do magic at the heart of London. These rituals are based on Wicca & Witchcraft format.. Hindu & Shamanic ceremonial elements may also be adapted/ included in these rituals. No prior knowledge or experiences is necessary for you to attend this. Just come with an open mind and join in the ceremony.

TLC full moon 2019 Autumn

Wicca Training & Coven:
If you are interested in Wicca Training / coven work with Mani (Initiated Gardnerian High Priest with 23 years Craft & Coven experience), please speak to him after ceremony or via a private message. (see below for links to Wicca & Spellcraft courses that Mani runs)

When: (links to meetup event)

Friday 11th October 2019  – 7.30pm

Tuesday 12th November 2019 – 7.30pm

Thursday 12th December 2019 – 7.30pm

Outline of Ceremony (varies) :

-Opening pathworking for personal attunement.
-Sacred space: Consecrations & Circle.
-Calling of Elemental quarters & their qualities
-Chants, drums & energy raising
-Goddess / deity invocations
-Group magic & spells – using healing chant/ runes.
-Blessing of food & drinks and sharing
-Closing of circle
-Social

Healing & spellcraft:

We tend to do group magical work / energy raising for general purposes such as Health, wealth, love, work and some basic psychic protection. In addition, time permitting, we may also group interested recipients at centre and do healing / rune chants around them.
**(Please note: serious work on psychic protection/ cord cutting are NOT done at these general circles, as it can affect other innocent attendees. That service is only done by Mani on a private basis for a professional fees. Ask Mani about these)**

Fee:

£5 (£3 concessions for students/ unemployed/ disabled).
Please have correct amount as we don’t always have change for £10/£20 notes! Please also don’t put in foreign coins or other items. We accept only British coins/ currency. Thanks.

Meeting point:

Gather by Seats near main door of Tate Modern Gallery (facing river) from 7.30pm. We walk down down to river bank, set up altar and start ceremony. If you arrive after 8pm, come down to river bank and find us (take care on slippery steps). Join the circle without interrupting ceremony. 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. River bank full of gravel & sharp objects. Take extreme care with your own health & safety. You are responsible for your safety.
**No children allowed**
** location is not suitable for anyone with walking disabilities**

What to bring:

• Please dress appropriate for weather!
• Please bring food & drinks to share ( bread & cheese / humus/ soft drinks).
• a torchlight & Ground sheet (optional).

After the ritual circle on the river bank is completed, some people leave for home. Others stay behind to socialise.

Bright Blessings
-Mani Navasothy
Organiser/ Wiccan High Priest
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Useful wicca Resources:

1. e-witch Apprentice (home study) course.
£13 per module. Study at own pace.
http://mani.org.uk/e-witch-apprentice-course

2. e-book: Coven Guide: How to become an Initiated Witch.
http://mani.org.uk/coven-guide-become-an-initiated-witch

3. Spellcraft workshop (for Beginners) – Sunday 29th sept’19
£15. 12.30pm to 5.30pm.
https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/events/264312697/

4. Wicca for Beginners: 1-day course (Outdoors, London)
Saturday 19th Oct’19. (10.30am to 6pm); £20.
https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/events/264312468/

Wicca for Beginners: 1-day course (Outdoors, London) 19th Oct’19

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…!

Wicca course Beginners-Autumn 2019- v2 by Mani Navasothy

Fee : Early Witch Fee £20. Standard cash £30 (cash payment at 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.

Venue:——-
This course takes place in a secluded place in Queen’s Woods, High Gate. But we initially meet at The Woodman’s Pub, Archway Road.

meeting point / time:———
Gather in patio area of The Woodman’s Pub, Archway Road, High Gate from 10.00am. We’ll be going to the woods at 10.30am to start course..

What to bring:——-

-Bring your own snack/ drink / packed lunch.
-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 / pay fee——–
Early Witch Fee £20. Standard cash £30 (cash payment at Course).
Pay £20 now via meetup event rsvp https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/events/264312468/

OR secure paypal at  tutor’s website ..
–> http://mani.org.uk/wicca-1-day-course

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

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

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.

Tarot workshop by Mani - v4

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

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

 

Death of Democracy in UK??

Death of Democracy in UK??
 
The Parliament stands to work and represents the CURRENT WILL of the People at **any present time* Full stop!! MPs are connected to people on everyday basis through their consultations ..and are the CURRENT Representatives of the WILL of the People.
Prime Minister (Boris) should be asking the MPs what their people are asking for TODAY and acting on that. THAT is Democracy !!
Instead, a Prime Minister who slipped in through a narrow constipated back-alley politics is now trying to shut down the very heart of the Democratic process of the British People.
Well done UK!! You really are a shining example to the rest of the world..not!!!
 
-Mani Navasothy

Astro-climate: Next 3 weeks of thrills, spills and Towers falling!

Astro-climate: Next 3 weeks of thrills, spills and Towers falling!

We are currently under a few powerful astrological transits involving the shocks & surprises planet Uranus…who is retrograding..! On Monday Venus trine Uranus. Today Mars-trine-Uranus. On Friday few hours before new moon in Virgo, Sun trines Uranus. Then on sunday Mercury trines Uranus (while Venus trines Saturn).

Next 2 week there’s a mixture of trines, oppositions and squares.. So these coming 3 weeks is going to rattle us all over the place.. This weeks’ Uranus aspects are all trines..positive..but Uranus is going retrograde. So I get the feeling of Towers falling.. !!

In the immediate moment, what surfaces might feel shocking and painful…but because the aspects are trines, I do believe that it’s all going to be necessary evil/ good..for a better future. Lance to boil sort of thing..

I started to feel tremors in my own life some week back..and certainly…in last few days.. (aspects seem to hit me a few days in advance…probably cos I try to get ahead as an astrologer but they get me anyway…or maybe it’s their way of alerting me.. by putting me through the ringer first.. And what happens is I slowly `stabilise’ and can then hold the fort..for all around me..or write stuff like this..).

I’ll try and give it time to write about each of those aspects coming up over next few weeks..  (come back to this same blog post- I’ll edit it with more specific details soon).

Stellar Blessings
-Mani Navasothy

Author Teacher Wiccan High Priest

Shadows shitting & maladjusted Magicians dancing !!

Shadows shitting & maladjusted Magicians dancing !!
(aka. get your head sorted before you do magic and hurt anyone).

Divorce, splits or separations are hard and emotionally chaotic for anyone. In my experience ..anything that ends badly has a fall out on friends and families connected to the people. More so for magical people connected to magical groups or communities. I’ve seen elders who have been together for decades and then split and one party gets all crazy and abusive….leaving the rest of us utterly shocked..!!

One such person was even heard to have said he suspected me as some opposing force and hell-bent on cursing me.. He possibly did.. There also followed (independently..or perhaps connected) some other nasty online bullying by other magical / pagan people I had known. It was not a happy time in my life.. Many things fell apart.. I almost lost my credibility…many communities…and much more. All I could do was appeal to my Gods for Justice.

Years later..I have heard that justice has been served.. All those who had bullied me at that phase of my life have had their lives unravelled.. Some fled the country on other issues. Some lost their acquired riches…some suffered splits…Some turned in on themselves and became shambolic.

They may have cursed me hastily..without knowing all the facts…that does not make them innocent! It makes them magically irresponsible and emotionally stupid. I on the other hand was the innocent who suffered,.and wisely I only appealed to my Gods.. I did no sit down and curse anyone in return. I would never risk that.. without knowing all the facts.

Before anyone gets all hot-up, let me say again.. that I did not do any magic. I live by magic.. and truly by my gods. I don’t pretend values and ideals like some do and get hypocritical behind the scenes ( like those people did). I merely spoke to my gods and called for Justice. Gods took their time..but justice was served.

I’ve learnt much since those days.. My own magical knowledge and skills has grown since my nappy-naive days of 2012. These days, anyone accusing me of anything should be very careful of what they are saying. Be sure of your facts.. Be equally sure of your own sanity.. Don’t go chasing shadows and project them on to me.. or anyone else.  I do not take kindly to that kind of shit anymore. I follow my own ideals, heed my own gods, and warrior-priest codes. Am a Priest if you want my spiritual help. Am a warrior if you try to claw me down! Simple! (It took me decades to work this truth out..that I can be a Priest and a Warrior).

Another word of wisdom:

Too much magic without Earthly practical grounding can imbalance the mind. Your own Shadows will run amuck and grow and take you prisoner. You will loose your judgement. you will accuse others  of taking sides ..rather than seeing others as trying to help a vulnerable 3rd party/ persons. You’ll see everyone who does not agree with you ..as `friend of your enemy’ … and if you are a (maladjusted) magician / witch/ wizard, you may even do some unkind / dangerous magic to attack someone else.. where by you are attacking an innocent individual…!

I say one thing for anyone falling down this kind of shadowy path – “Frack-off off and get your heads & hearts sorted.. ! And until you do, please take your selves off any public positions of authority you hold…”

-Mani Navasothy

Author Teacher Wicca-Priest

ps. recently an old Witch friend who is going through a messy split tried to draw me into their issues. It prompted me to write this. But the matter can also apply to other people in power / authoritative positions who are using their community platforms as personal propaganda platforms. Not cool!

Woodland Witches Moot (Pagan social)

Welcome to London Woodland Witches’ very own Pagan pub moot – a monthly social! Pagans of any path – wicca, witches, Druids, Heathens, Shamans- all are welcome.

London Woodland witches moot sept2019.jpg

Our meetup is growing..and is popular… and before major rituals and afterwards… we end up at the Woodmans pub..socialsing . We don’t get enough time to converse.. chat ..lounge about.. get to know one another more.. and form more friendships. And especially for some attendees, our rituals might not give enough of a moment to talk to us and others.

Then there’s the case of Wicca..and all the questions you ask me.. just before a ritual.. or during setting up altars.. or just when am packing up.. or just when am ..exhausted and have to run and get my last train!!
And I really love to be in a better position to answer your questions..!

After considering all this.. we are starting our very own Pub moot.. to give all of us and new comers plenty of time..to chat, socialise and even get some crazy magical plans and projects going..

we are currently not hiring the room..so it’s an open pub environment..
If it gets popular..we’ll think about that sort of thing.. It also means there’s no fee. We just gotta turn up.. grab a large table and seats and ait for more of you to arrive.. 🙂
And you have between 7pm to about 11pm to arrive and socialise…(and beyond..but organisers will leave around 11pm).

So just come along… bring some money for your own drinks.. (wine, beer, tea/ coffee, snacks, soft drinks, dinner, crisps – whatever you fancy buying at the pub for your self).

Meeting point (Woodman’s Pub) —-
address: 414 Archway Rd, Highgate, London N6 5UA*
Meet in the heated patio area of the Pub. Usually by table 505 or 500.

Date : Thursday 5th September 2019

Duration: 7pm to 11pm

We look forward to seeing you
Love & Bright Blessings
-Mani & Louisa

Link to our meetup event for this London Woodland witches Moot – sept 2019

Mani Navasothy : Author, Teacher, Ritual Magician

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