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Birth of Goddess Isis: Night of the Cradle Ritual in London (July 2015)

It pleases me to announce our 3rd annual Celebration of The Night of the Cradle.   The `Birth of Goddess Isis’ ceremony  will take place on the New Moon (in watery sign of Cancer) on Thursday 16thJuly 2015. We gather by the banks of river Thames  for a special Ceremony in the evening…to mark the Night of the Cradle’ where Sky Goddess Nut gave birth to the Egyptian Goddess Isis.

Birthday of Goddess Isis - July 2015 ritual in London
Birthday of Goddess Isis – July 2015 ritual in London

-Meeting Details——————-

Date: Thursday 16th July 2015 .
Venue & time: Richmond (riverside) by the riverside passage/gate to Terrace Gardens (looks like a cave!).

Meet at Richmond station by 6.30pm and walk with me to the ritual spot (20 mins).  I will be prompt, and this `walking together’ is a symbolic and informal `procession’ part of the ceremony!

Or follow the google map and arrive at the ritual spot (Terrace Gardens area..but by the river) at 7pm onwards.

Google map link to ritual spot:    https://goo.gl/maps/6wUq2

As this is a `Night of the Cradle- Birth of Isis’ , we are starting this ceremony later in the evening, so that we may perform the rite after sunset..(night). We’ll be using the `cave-like’ space by the riverside.. and will fix `stars’ on the ceilings .. to recreate a `body of the Sky Goddess Nuit’ (mother of Isis).

The ceremony itself is expected to be 30mins ..and then we’ll continue socials/ feasting.. (It’s a birthday party, after all). 🙂 So be sure to bring plenty of Wine & cakes.

Ceremony outline (subject to  changes) —————–

A decorative altar with Sky Goddess Nut and a concealed statue of Isis will be set up.

Element consecrations (incense, lantern, salt/water).

Isis called by her many names! This will be a chant led by Organisers.

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.

Food & drinks blessed and shared.

Birthday Party !! (Birthday of Isis).

What to bring:
Food & drinks to share.

Privacy/Photos :
As it is a public place, passers-by may take photos or watch. That is accepted by the organisers, in the spirit of celebrating the Birthday of Isis 🙂

Conduct:
We ask all to be in good public behaviour.

link to  meetup  http://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/events/218699585/

Happy 3rd Birthday to Gaian Times!

Well, that sneaked up on me …the 3rd birthday of Gaian Times!

The idea of a free magazine..  exploring Sciences & spiritualities, Ecology & technology, psychology & logic..  had been in my mind for a few years..and I finally took a leap and made an application to Companies House..back in 2011, to make it a formal Company..

And my application got rejected!    Because I had not filled in the proper clauses for the Articles of Association (the legal document that must be submitted with the application form..).    The problem was in trying to get it right for `not for profit’  …They don’t give you templates for that… ! I had to look into other companies’ documents, adapt those, and also look into Charity Commission’s guidelines (why? because I wanted the aims and objectives to be clear and valid enough that …in years to come..  GT can qualify to be a charity..with the same existing aims/ objects.. rather than start thinking about adapting it all again..!  This is a long term plan..  not just a whim..)

Gaian Times 3rd Birthday - Feb2014
Gaian Times 3rd Birthday – Feb2014

So I looked around, did research..and sent it again..   and it was rejected again…this time because of some minor discrepancies ..between certain words in the application and the Articles of Association..

So finally..Gaian Times got luck..3rd time..  and on 3rd February 2011, it was formally registered with Companies House – the UK government office that deals with all company registrations in England & Wales.

And since then..  well..so many challenges…so many stories..   but also so many achievements..  where one man’s hopes and ideals start to be acknowledged as good enough that others join in to support and strengthen..

I can go on..and on..  I’ve hardly scratched the surface on the last 3-5 years of work that has gone into this..

BUT..   this is about Wishing Gaian Times…a Happy Birthday…So I’ll close this blog..with just the birth story! 🙂

-Mani Navasothy

(Founder/ Director of Gaian Times)

ps. In case some people are unaware..  `Gaia’ is the name of the Greek Earth Goddess.  So Gaian is another way of saying `Person of Gaia’ or `Earth Dweller’ 🙂   and that includes all living things..  not just the humans!!

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