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Candles, Cords & Rune Magic – woodland Spellcraft workshop (London, April 2017)

Dear all, this half a day experiential session is part of our  Woodland Wicca workshops.  New comers to Wicca and those interested in joining our private wicca Ritual group will benefit from these short but informative introduction workshops – that brings you on to the `same page’ as everyone else.

This is an experiential session, covering the following:

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).

——Other Wicca Training workshops coming soon)—

(*) We will be running a wand-making workshop & pentacle making workshop in this series  in Spring/ summer, covering details, symbology, uses etc for each one.

(**) We will be covering Book of Shadows  &  creating/Writing Rituals, deity/elemental invocations / devocations and carrying those energies within –  in Spring/Summer.

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Attendance: Limited to 13 people –   Attendance must be finalised by all 2 day prior so that workshop materials can be bought.

meeting point/ Time/ Travel Details: 

We meet by the cafe / tea room at `Wimbledon Tea rooms’   and will go into nearby woodland area for workshop. If it’s wet/ raining, I will put up a Tarp cover, as we have done in previous outdoor workshops.

  • *revised* Date: Saturday 8th April 2017
  • *revised* Time: Please be at Tearooms by 11.30am  latest..so we can go into the woods and begin at 12pm.   Workshop ends at 4pm.
  • Address: Windmill Rd, Wimbledon, London SW19 5NQ

This place has free car park / toilet facilities.  Carpark fills up fats..so get there early and park.

What to wear / bring:

***Please dress really appropriate for weather! ***  Good water-proof coats, proper boots/ shoes / trainers..that are not going to get soaked in mud/ rain.   Gloves, scarf. hats; possibly a bag/ ruck sack to put all your belonging and set aside (on the ground, when doing ritual).

Bright Blessings

-Mani Navasothy

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Psychic Development: 3rd eye charging & protection

Knowledge is to be shared – that is the way of the wise and the experienced.   No arguments there.  However, in the realm of psychic development, it’s not so simple – proper guided teaching in person is absolutely fine, as the teacher/ mentor can assess the situation and answer any queries by the learner.  But online teaching is prone to certain problems ..not to mention misunderstandings or even misuse of that knowledge.  With that light awareness raising, I shall go into this particular exercise.

In recent months and weeks, I have come across a number of people who have had difficulties with energies around them, as well as even mild / intense forms of psychic interferences and attacks. There are certain things I do to keep myself protected – (and revealing all of them can be counter-productive to my own safety 🙂 as those opposing me might learn of it and do counter -attacks 🙂  It all gets rather tit for tat..

But some magical works can not be tampered with…and this is one of them..

Although easy to do, this might not be a `walk in the park’ in so far as the actual energy is concerned.  I will explain later.

This exercise gives practitioner an opportunity to develop some psychic protection measures..  especially using his/her 3rd eye chakra (Chakras are 7 energy centres of the body…as developed/ taught by Hindu . vedic people of the East It is a system that is now known world-wise and used by almost any new age/ pagan/ psychic person tp develop their skills or spirituality).

3rd Eye is a chakra that is located just on the forehead…above the eye brows.. It is often seen or visualised as a spinning ball of light in purple colour.   In Hindu myth & religious beliefs, the God Shiva has a 3rd eye..which he keeps closed.  It is said that at times he opens it and sparks/ flames project out and those can destroy demons and evil spirits.

It is in that context that this following psychic work is developed / done (by me).

First you are advised to do regular meditation (for several days…weeks) to  practise opening and closing (visualise) your chakras..especially your 3rd eye.  Imagine that an eye exists on your forehead (vertically, as show in graphics here).. The development of this 3rd eye gives better clarity, intuition and even clairvoyance.

Psychic development -3rd Eye charging & protection (c) Mani Navasothy 2014
Psychic development -3rd Eye charging & protection (c) Mani Navasothy 2014

In this exercise,  

1. light a plain consecrated candle and place it in a secure holder.

2. Be seated in front of the cande..and first do a mediation to ground and centre your self. (see links below).

3. Now open your eyes (and also imagine you are opening your 3rd eye) and gaze at the candle flame.

4. Initially, keep the candle at least a yard/ metre away.

5. Now visualise the light from the candle flame entering your 3rd eye..and making your 3rd eye brighter and brighter.

6. Advanced:   begin to use breath control to move energy.   As you breath in, imagine that you are `breathing in’ the flame into your 3rd eye..    Imagine that the flame is charging your 3rd eye…and accumulating energy just behind the eyes..   Once the `breathing in’ phase (1-5 minutes..or whatever you feel comfortable) is done, you may stand. up..and project energy  outwards from your 3rd eye as a sharp beam.   This can be used to project energy and eliminate negativity.

7. Warning:  Inexperienced students may feel headache or a burning sensation.   This advanced work is not advisable in sch a case…Cease the activity. Ground & centre your self.  Go and wash your face in cold  water (possibly salt water).

8. Those with plenty of practise may also scribe sacred symbols on the candle..whose flame you can use to charge your 3rd eye.   Note: I have not explored all the symbols for this work, and so can not give you a full explanation / list of what each one may achieve. This is truly a personal exploration for you if you have the discipline and commitment to it.

9. Always build in safety for when ding any kind of magical / psychic work.  ie …put in a contingency formula by which you can ease/ reduce / even reverse the work you are exploring.  Such approach is what makes one a wise practitioner of psychic arts !

Very best of luck & magic to you.

I welcome comments (will be moderated) or questions..

Bright Blessings

-Mani Navasothy

Links to more psychic works (blogs by Mani)

Personal psychic cleansing using candle magic

Mirror meditation (traspersonal)

Love & Light- Sending healing

Pleasures & pains of Kundalini rising

Astrology 2015: Saturn transits through Sagittarius (Dec2014 to Dec 2017)

 

Time for Magic – as Venus goes Direct, and Goddess returns at Imbolc

This particular Imbolc is extra special.. because the currently retrograding planet Venus – symbol of the Goddess – has become stationary..and is about to go direct..  on the eve of Imbolc! It’s a case of ..(for once) the Heavenly objects following the earthly festivals that humans have created..! It is perfect for doing a spot of magic!!

Time for Magic- Venus goes direct on day of Imbolc - 31Jan'14
Time for Magic- Venus goes direct on day of Imbolc – 31Jan’14

31st of January has always been special – it’s Imbolc – one of the 8 pagan festivals !   Pagans consider it a time when the Goddess – who has been withdrawn and in magical dreaming time during winter.. in some deep caverns under ground..returns to the surface..  The sprouting of Snowdrops ..first plant to do so after snow..symbolises the first sign of life returning to the land.

Spring & Autumn equinoxes, and Summer/ Winter Solstices are celebrated on fixed points.. when the Sun reaches certain points..  So those 4 festivals are governed by the stellar objects..  but Imbolc, Beltane, Lammas & Samhain are thus far arbitrarily celebrated..on a human based calendar dates..(31st January, 1st May, 31st July & 31st October)..   except..this time, Venus direct date happens to coincide with Imbolc..which has to do with the Goddess returning.. (well, a planet going direct..is astrologically akin to energies of that planet positively enhancing all of us!)

Bit on the astrology – Venus rules Libra & Taurus…so these sun-signs are going to feel a big difference in the coming weeks..(if they have been feeling hard done by for the past month or so).   And as Venus goes direct in Capricorn, that sihn also stands to feel a positive shift..!

But it bodes well for all of us!!  (Or I will not be writing this good news!) 🙂

So .. what can you do…spiritually ..and magically at Imbolc?

What you have always done at Imbolc..  celebrate the return of the Goddess..  for this time..it really is!

And if you have been having a tough time of life lately..  you are now best placed to do some highly positive sympathetic magic..  !

Traditionally, at Imbolc, the virgin Goddess Bride (Bridget) brings with her 3 gifts of the flame.,  spark of inspiration, spark of healing and spark of smithcraft.!  Knot magic is often used..

Here’s what I suggest..   do some magic..  for any or all of those areas in your life..   creativity, romance, healing..  Do magic for wealth, if that’s what you seek, for beauty to enter your life, for love that makes your soul sing to come in.. The energies are perfect for it..   Do magic with candles..  or knots!  Or even images!!

I warn you though..  the time leading upto it may be overshadowed by that other stressful aspect – intense – obsessive- the pluto-opposition to Jupiter . That may make your heart and mind wander astray ..and push you into focusing on other primal  or animalistic quests of power and such.. (sex even!)   Battle those urges.. for if you give into those, you miss a golden opportunity..to seek the blessings of Bride..the Goddess with the Golden hair!

Bright Blessings of Imbolc

-Mani Navasothy

(Wiccan High Priest, London)

my links

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