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Birth of Goddess Isis & Full moon/Lunar Eclipse Ceremony (London) -16th July2019

Our 7th annual Celebration of `Night of the Cradle- Birth of Goddess Isis’ – where Sky Goddess Nut gives birth to the Egyptian Goddess Isis, falls on the night of a Full moon/ partial Lunar Eclipse!! A magical night of deep Transformation awaits us all!! This event will take place on the river banks of the Thames in Central London (near Tate Modern Gallery & Millennium Bridge).

The ceremony will use a blend of Wiccan & adapted Egyptian ritual outlines. (Note: My research indicates Birth of Isis was traditionally celebrated on 17th July.. so we are a day early this time).

** Fee £5 (Concessions £3). Children under 16 **FREE *****

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——– Ceremony outline —–

• A decorative altar with Sky Goddess Nut and a concealed statue of Isis will be set up.
• Opening prayers and /or Meditation (chakra or other)
• Consecrations with salt & water, incense, candles
• Casting magic Circle
• Calling elemental quarters
• Energy raising
• Invocation : Isis called by her many names! Printed sheets provided. Each attendee may utter 10-20 names.
• Goddess Isis (statue) is revealed.
• Milk & flower Ceremony – all bath statue in milk, followed by offering of flowers. These are then offered to the river Thames.
• Magical work (optional)
• Cakes & Wine blessing
• Closing & Grounding work
• Feasting, Socialising… Food & drinks blessed and shared.
• Birthday Party !! (Birthday of Isis).

-Duration

–7.30pm to 10.30pm

What to bring——–

— Please Wear ceremonial robes / masks (Egyptian style if possible).
— Musical instruments (drums, systrum, bells)
— Food & drinks to share.
— Poetry / your own Invocations to honour Goddess Isis

Meeting point———-

Gather outside the Green area of Tate Modern Gallery (main doors). We’ll walk down to the banks of Thames and do this ceremony. If you are late, just find the steps, walk down to river bank, and join us. 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. bank of Thames after previous tide will be full of new things and sharp objects. Take extreme care with your own health & safety. You are responsible for your safety.
**No children allowed**
**Unfortunately the location is not suitable for anyone with walking disabilities**

What to bring——:

• Please dress appropriate for weather! (we carry on Rituals regardless of weather).
• Please bring food & drinks to share ( bread & cheese / humus are a good start) and any soft drink/wine that you like to share with others in circle.
• a torchlight is a good idea. Feasting/ sharing food & Drinks

Safety of Thames water—————
Though the water is cleaner to paddle, it is NOT suitable for drinking!! Avoid handling the Thames water.. and if you do by chance, then please use anti-bacterial hand-wash/ wipes to sterilise your hands before handling any food!

Bright Blessings
-Mani Navasothy

link to meetup event.  https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/events/258872651/

 

 

 

Birthday of Isis Ceremony (video of 2013 event)

In honour of the Birthday of Goddess Isis (which was historically celebrated on 17th July), we did river Thames based a ceremony last year (2013).  Here is a short video of that event which took place by Embankment, Central London (at the base of Cleopatra’s Needle!).

This year (2014) we are doing this ceremony & social by the river Thames in the Richmond area..  on saturday 19th July’14, for ease of every one to make it.

The Isis-Boat that was begun and briefly used in the Isis-Navigatum (Blessing of the Fleet) ceremony in March’14, has been developed further. It will be briefly floated in the river Thames at the end of the Ceremony.

Here’s the event blog.

Hail Thames-Isis (Tamesis!)

-Mani Navasothy

Quests of Isis: A Thames-Isis Ritual in Richmond, London (16Nov13)

In January 2013, we began exploring the `Thames-Isis’ energies in a series of magical rituals/ Ceremonies in London.  The Isium Navigatum,  Birthday of Isis, Submerging Sekhmet are complete and we head towards the last and most important one of all..  Quests of Isis !

I feel that in many ways this is the  Egyptian equivalent of Samhain..  and quite obviously the mythological origin of the mummification rituals.. It is where Isis `mourns, longs for …searches and finds’  her dead husband Osiris  (who was murdered by his evil brother Set).

Isis-Magic is at it’s most potent, as she combines the 13 pieces of the dead body parts of Osiris, and adding an artificial Phalus, she brings him to completion- where upon he descends to the Underworld to rule there as King.

All are welcome to this ceremony…being held on the banks of river Thames…in Richmond area (SW London)..on the even of the  taurean Full moon in November.

Here are the details..  and the mythology

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Date:

Saturday 16th November 2013.

Venue:

This ritual will take place in Richmond, where the river Tames is much `clearer’ and affords water-side green spaces to do the ritual and socialise.

Meet-up:

Please meet us at the `Richmond Railway station’ man entrance (Coffee shop in the foyer). We will gather all people and wlak 10-15 minutes to the spot by the river already chosen by us.

Time:

Please be at the meeting point (station) by 1.30pm latest. **( We are sorry but we can not wait for late comers. We can not spend time giving instructions on phone on how to get to the spot. We will be busy preparing for ceremony!)**

End time: Sunset is at about 4.09 pm. And we aim to end by 4.30pm. But can not rush a magical ceremony!

What to bring:

-Open mind
-Magical or peaceful emotions 🙂
-Some food & drinks (wine) to share .
– wear weather-proof clothing & shoes. Weather changes. We dress up wisely always..and we carry on the rituals in whatever weather. So come truly prepared!!

Myth of Osiris & Quest of Isis

When Osiris came to power on the Throne of Egypt, he found the people to be savage and brutish, fighting and killing one another.

While Isis, wife of Osiris, discovered the grain of wheat and barley, Osiris taught the people how to plant the seeds after the Nile had risen and sunk again, leaving fresh fertile soil. Osiris taught the people how to tend the crops and water them; how to cut the corn, how to thrash the grain, dry it, grind it to make flour and make bread. H showed them the way to plant vine and make wine out of grapes, as they had already known how to brew beer our of barley.

Osiris went on to teach the people law and to live peacefully and happily, enjoying music and poetry. Thus Egypt was filled with peace and plenty. And Osiris set off to bring the same blessings to other nations. His wife Isis ruled Egypt while he was away.

But Seth, their brother, envied Osiris and hated Isis. He planned to kill his brother and rule in his place. And when Osiris returned from his travels Seth held a large festive celebrations, and tricked Osiris into entering a beautifully crafted Chest decorated with cedar, ebony and ivory. Seth sealed the chest with molten lead and threw it in the river Nile, and Osiris the man died within it.

The chest was carried out to the Sea, and came to the shore of Phoenicia near the city of Byblos. Here it lodged into a tamarisk tree that grew around it completely. King Malcander heard of the beautiful tree, and made orders to cut it down and fashion a great pillar for his palace. No one knew that it held the body of Osiris.

Later, Isis searched and found the Pillar, and after time in the palace looking after the King’s children, procured the Pillar and took it on a barge back to Egypt. She had left it in the marshes, in order to go and check on her young son Horus, when Seth found the pillar and the Chest within it.. tore the body of Osiris into 14 pieces, and scattered them all over the banks of the Nil, hoping those pieces will be eaten by various crocodiles and other animals.

On her return, Isis discovered what had happened, and with the help of her sister Nephthys and Anubis, she found all but one piece of Osiris. His penis was missing. Isis rejoined the pieces of Osiris and also made a Penis – with the use of magic, and completed Osiris. She caused the body to be embalmed and hid it in a place only she knew. Now with the body whole, and rites completed, the spirit of Osiris passed into Amenti to rule over the dead. He stays there until the last great battle between his Son Horus and Seth, and it is said he will return to Earth once Seth has been defeated once and for all.

**FULL RITUAL will be published on our website as a FREE download document about 1 week before the Ritual. *

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