Hi all.. Am organizing the following seasonal festivities in the woods as usual. Just click the links/ pictures to visit the relevant events under my `London woodland witches’ meetup events. Bright Blessings. -Mani
This is the 20th Anniversary of the Pagan Pride Parade London!
Sunday, 13th May 2018.
12 midday – 6pm
Russell Square, London, WC1B 5, United Kingdom
Nearest Tube: Russell Square (Piccadilly Line)
This event is FREE
Join us to celebrate Paganism in all its forms, by marching in the oldest Pagan Pride Parade in the UK.
We will all gather in Russell Square from 12pm, where our team of organisers will be located by the central water fountain. Then, at 1pm we will begin the march of our parade.
With giants, dragons, drummers and dancers, we’ll take over the streets of London and let our Pagan banner fly high. Get dressed up in your finest Pagan attire, perhaps don a mask, bring a drum or another instrument. Whatever you want to show your Pagan spirit.
At the end of the parade, we will all return to Russell Square, where we will continue to make merry, with Morris Dancers, stalls and a picnic.
Please bring your own food for the picnic, or alternatively, you can get lunch in the Russell Square café, located in the park, right next to where we’ll be.
This event is completely free, family friendly and a great day out where you can meet like minded people from all across London and further afield. So, be sure to join us for the 20th Anniversary of the Pagan Pride Parade London.
Join our group/ community to stay connected at
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/104953780319859/
-Mani, Hildegard, Luth, Phil, Geoff, Rebekah
Earth Hour 2018 – saturday 24th March 2018. Your local time 8.30pm to 9.30pm.
Do something good to help Gaia!
Switch off unwanted lights.
get out to nature.. have a picnic / ceremony in candle light.
do Eco-magic and pour positive energy into the Earth.
If you are experiencing tremors in your life these past few days.. well..it’s just early warning signs of this to come! After all, the deepest sign is getting stirred up by the biggest planet…so to speak..
Planet Jupiter begins it’s annual retrograde motion now (4.45am gmt – 9th march’18 to be exact) and ends retrograde on 10th July’18 (17:02 hrs gmt). This is taking place in the sign of Scorpio.. so expect deeper stuff to be stirred up.. if only for progress and expansion to take place later. Signs directly affected will be Scorpio & Sagittarius. Others will be influenced too (no one escapes the stars!).. especially when the retrograde Jupiter makes aspects with other planets. That I’ll come back to..another time.. -Mani
Spring equinox is a time of new beginning and initiating enterprises. A time of reaching balance between Dark & Light.. day & night. It is a time of noticeable lengthening of daylight hours and quickening. Flowers blooming, trees sprouting buds and leaves. Astrologically, the Sun enters the firey sign of Aries. We work actively to balance the opposing forces in our lives, and a bit of personal `spring-cleaning’ internally, then explore the mystery of Spring, through the God-Goddess cycle. Mating and fertility rites are obviously being played out by all wildlife in nature at this moment.
-Creating sacred space with Consecrations, Circle casting & calling quarters.
-Energy raising – with chants & spiral dance.
-Invocations of Spring God & Spring Goddess.
-Seasonal magic & Blessing of Cakes & Wine.
-Close circle, Feasting & Socials.
Fee: £5 / £3 (concessions). Please behave sensibly during this gathering as we’re in a public woods; No photography/recording during set-up or ritual; After ritual you may take photos for personal use.
No use of photos or any recordings for any journalistic / student/media projects.
meeting point/ Time:
New date: sunday 25th March 2018 (moved from last week due to snow).
Gather in the garden-patio area of Woodman’s pub (Archway Road) from 2pm. we’ll be walking together to the woods for ceremony.
• What to bring
Please bring FOOD & DRINKS TO SHARE:
Here are some suggestions– Home made bread/cakes; salad; wine/ mead; soft drinks; vegan food; water; vegetarian food. You only need bring a small amount that can be added to our feasting and shared with all.
• Important to know
Please gather in Pub garden from 1pm. We will walk together to ritual spot (new location in park). While altar is set up, attendees will be guided through spring magical work in another part of the woods, then led into Ritual circle.
link to meetup event
31st of January/ 1st of February is when Pagans celebrate Imbolc – and honour the virgin Goddess Bride (Bridgett/ Breed). And London History tells us that the St.Bride’s church used to have a sacred well, and was a place of Bride worship (before Saint Bride’s work and it becoming a church). On this night we have a river-thames based full moon ritual ..and thought a candle-lit walk from St.Bride’s church doors along to Tate Modern Gallery area will be magical. So that we may take some of that healing energies and share it along the streets and bring it to river Thames.
(River Thames full moon ritual gathering is from 7,30pm – optional and set up as a separate event in our meetup. you may go home after candle-lit walk or stay for Tamesis full moon ritual).
The St.Bride’s church closes at 6pm. However, you can arrive at 5pm to have some quiet contemplation inside – if you personally choose to do so. You may visit the `Journalist/ media’ Altar, or stay in the main church area, look around, or even visit the crypt area and look at the exhibits & oldest part of the church. (They do 90min tours every tuesday. It costs £6 and is highly worth it – we’ll be doing an event for that another time..)
For our event, we gather at 6pm by the main gates of St.Brides church (enter from Fleet Street). Once we have everyone, we’ll be walking along the small alleyway to the left, go around the church clockwise, and find the open space behind the church – where you’ll find seats, as well as a circle of lights on the ground, around a pentagram drawn on concrete.
This is where we’ll begin our short ceremonial work..
Some poetry, blessing, and starting our candlelit walk.
We’ll complete the circle around the Church, back to main door..then to Fleet Street..and walk across Blackfriars bridge, turn left, and walk to arrive outside Tate Modern entrance facing river Thames.
Those interested may stay for our Tamesis Full moon ceremony (fee £3/£2).
The Path of Bride event is free.
Organiser/ Wiccan High Priest.
ps. In Spring, we’ll be organising a Diana ceremony in the area of St,Paul’s Cathedral – as history again tells us it used to be a place of worship for Diana the Greek Huntress- Goddess.
• What to bring
Please wrap up warm, and bring a jam jar/ lantern for candle-lit walk.. or battery operated lights are fine too. (I’ll have tea lights for lanterns).
• Important to know
Free event. This walk then links to our `Tamesis Full moon ceremony by river Thames at 7.30pm.