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The 5th Global March for Elephants and Rhinos – Saturday 13th April’19 (London)

Join me and thousands of other supporters in a Global March for saving Elephants & Rhinos!  This is taking place on saturday 13th April’19 – all over the world…and there is one in London.  here are the details taken from their facebook page (link below).  -Mani


GMFER March for Elephants 13april2019

The 5th Global March for Elephants and Rhinos will take place on April 13th with cities around the world joining in a huge day of action for endangered wildlife.

You can join the facebook event for this (organised by group `Action for Elephants UK events’) using this link
https://www.facebook.com/events/626994967732777/

date: Saturday 13th April 2019
meeting point:
Cavendish Square, 4 Cavendish Square, London, United Kingdom
Meeting time: 11am.

Following blurb taken from facebook event organised by `Action for Elephants UK’
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“GMFER2019 is timed to take place shortly before CITES Conference of the Parties (CoP18) in Sri Lanka on 23 May to 3 June. We will be calling for support for the CoP proposal to uplist elephants to Appendix I, the highest level of protection, and for the rejection of proposals to allow ivory trade and trade of the Southern White Rhino.

Our key domestic action will be to call for the government to ban the import of hunting trophies of endangered species to the UK. Around 2,500 gruesome trophies have been brought home by British hunters over the past decade – heads and other body parts of endangered wild animals including elephants, lions, zebras, hippos, giraffes, leopards – all killed for ‘sport’. Thousands of lions are raised on farms in South Africa for the brutal ‘canned hunting’ industry, where they are kept caged from birth and finally shot by trophy hunters. These cruel and barbaric practices continue to decimate already endangered species and drive them closer to extinction.

Trophy hunting is cruel and indefensible – it has no place in this day and age, when the ongoing ‘sixth extinction’ has already claimed 60% of the Earth’s fauna since 1970. We call on the government to take an unequivocal stand and permanently ban the import of hunting trophies from all endangered species.

The broader theme of the event is Save Our Wild World. Wild animals and their habitats are everywhere under threat. Without maximum protections by the global community and CITES, elephants, rhinos, lions, giraffes and other endangered megafauna will face certain extinction in the wild. Those protections include giving them Appendix I or II status, rejecting all proposals to downlist endangered species and reopen trade in ivory and other body parts, and getting countries to unite on banning hunting trophy imports.”
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note from Mani (Organiser of London Woodland Witches meetup):

There are global marches taking place on this date all over the world. The London march is organised by `Action for Elephants UK events’ – who are known well to myself and my sister, as we have been supporters and participants at these GMFER marches since 2013. Poster shows 5 photos taken at the Marches in 2013 and 2016.

Earth Hour London 2019 – Candle-lit Walk & Eco-ceremony

Our annual eco-event in London to observe Earth Hour!The idea is to switch off all non-essential electric appliances, lights.. So what better than to get to the park…some green space..and be in candle-light…with like-minded friends? !!

Earth Hour walk 2019

In the past we have facilitated a Candle-lit walk along the river Thames. But since 2015, we have been in local woods for this. But nwo for Earth Hour 2019, we are back to candle-lit walk along river Thames! .

• Date: Saturday 30th March 2019
meeting point: at 7pm, Meet outside the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. We will be walking towards OXO Tower and Gabriel’s Wharf, where we’ll have a small Earth Hour Ceremony at 8.30pm.

*BRING LANTERNS & candles in jam-jars.
*Bring food & drinks to share for a night-picnic by Thames
*Bring sheets to sit on (we’ll be sitting on the ground/ grass).
*Be Ready to sing Earth Songs

Earth Song video:

-Mani Navasothy

Isidias Navigatum 2019: Goddess Isis Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony (Richmond, London)

This annual ceremony was held at the start of the Spring time in Ancient Egypt, to gain the blessings of Goddess Isis upon the ships and boats (Fleet) – so that they may go forth, find commerce, resources and wealth and bring them back.

Isias Navigatum - march 2019

This is a family friendly day-time ceremony by riverside. We will bless the `fleet’ and place our hopes and wishes of good fortune and success in the ventures we are starting as Spring approaches. We then set the ships to sail (some will be sent.. other larger models will be pulled back, so as not to litter river Thames).

Fee: £5 (£3 concessions). Children under 16 – FREE.

Ritual outline :

A statue of the Goddess will be carried to the water side. Women may offer mirrors so that Goddess Isis may see her beauty. We will pour milk on the banks then sprinkle the statue with precious perfumes & flowers. As the final part of the ritual, a small replica boat(s) will be filled with spices and other magical items, and placed in the river as an offering to the Goddess Isis. Smaller paper boats may also be placed in the river and let go off..

Bring your own small boats! Be it paper boats or small scale models – to either sail them on the river Thames afterwards, or to symbolically place them on our altar during ritual, to gain the blessings of Isis for your own ventures ahead in 2019.

meeting point:

Please gather by the Hollyhock Cafe , between 2.00pm to 2.20pm. (address: Hollyhock Cafe, Terrace Gardens, Petersham Road, TW10 6UX. )

We will cross the road to the riverside for ceremony, set up Altar on the model boat (group effort) and begin ceremony.

At the end of the ceremony our `ships’ will be set sail followed by Feasting. We expect to be back at station by 5pm .. and visit a cafe or pub to socialise (in warmth).

**Please wear absolutely sensible shoes, warm & water poof cloths** .. Our rituals go ahead whatever the weather..

All are Welcome to attend these .

Please bring Food & drinks to share. It can be a bottle of wine, soft drinks, hot drinks (in a flask), short eats, snacks, bread, butter, cheese, humus, cakes, salads, pasta and so on.

Bright Blessings
Mani Navasothy

link to meetup event

Isidias Navigatum 2019: Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony for Wealth (Richmond)

Sunday, Mar 10, 2019, 2:00 PM

Hollyhock Cafe, Terrace gardens, Petersham Road, TW10 6UX
Richmond London , GB

22 Woodland Witches Attending

This annual ceremony was held at the start of the Spring time in Ancient Egypt, to gain the blessings of Goddess Isis upon the ships and boats (Fleet) – so that they may go forth, find commerce, resources and wealth and bring them back. This is a family friendly day-time ceremony by riverside. We will bless the `fleet’ and place our hopes and wish…

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Ganapathy temple Homam – fire ceremony (pics)

1st Anniversary of my `Knighthood’ by King Arthur Uther Pendragon (Druid)

“To speak the Truth, to honour our spoken word, and to be Just & Fair in all our dealings..!”

mani navasothy knighted by King Arthur Pendragon 2017
Mani Navasothy being knighted by King Arthur Pendragon (Druid Leader) on 7th November 2017 at The Temple Church grounds, London.

I’ve followed (King) Arthur Uther Pendragon for a long time now.. and admired what he (sometimes single handedly) stands up for and injustices he stands up to! Had the privilege of inviting him to facilitate one of the rituals at PF London in 2005-6 when i was Events Organiser for PFL. Some years ago when he said to a group.. hold everywhere sacred..(not just Stonehenge) I took it to heart and have been keeping London as my sacred focus..instead of always running out of london to other spiritual places all the time.. And appreciate his sentiment that if we pagans want to keep Stonehenge sacred in the eyes of tourists etc at festive times, we should `robe up’ and be seen in our magical/ priest/ priestly appearance..

So it is finally my honour to be Knighted by Arthur at the Templar Church yard – this time last year (2017) in London… at the culminating ceremony of a day of rituals around London. (there were others.. warrior Priestesses & priests who were knighted at same event..and we stand together in fellowship). Sir John Crow was the first, followed by Jenny, Debbie, Donna and a number of us. Their photos are in my other album for this Sacred day of rituals’ 🙂

To the `uninitiated’ it may be seen as a curiosity, a gimmick.. but for some of us, this – done in a magic circle, on sacred grounds (Templar Church in London, on the spot where the old Lamb building stood before it was wiped by WW bombing in 1942).. this act matters.. and takes on deeply significant proportions.

“To speak the Truth, to honour our spoken word, and to be Just & Fair in all our dealings..!”
I’ve always done this.. so it isn’t so much a beginning of the journey but a recognition of what i have been doing for a decade and a half.. and I will continue to do so..

-Mani Navasothy

Druid prayer:
`We swear by peace and love to stand,
Heart to heart, and hand to hand,
mark O spirit and hear us now..
Confirming this our sacred vow!’

arthur pendragon LAW

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London Halloween walk & Thames river of Souls Ritual – 31Oct2018

Join us on Halloween Night in Central London on Monday …31st October 2018.. We gather for a fun-filled Halloween walk ..with costumes * lanterns, then stop near Oxo tower (green area) for our annual `Thames: River of Souls Ceremony’ to honour the Spirit of Thames & Ancestors.

Woodland witches London Halloween walk & tamesa river of souls 2018

As for last year, We begin with a procession along river Thames (from outside the Globe Theatre, and walk along bankside, past Tate Modern, Blackfriars Bridge, Oxo Tower, Gabriel’s Wharf, and end at Royal Festival Hall… for a break and social (free to get inside and use their cafe/ seating areas).

Bring snacks & drinks to share.
Bring pumpkins. Lanterns (no naked flames please for safety). Bring battery operated lights.. costumes.. masks etc.

Our ceremonies are open to everyone, of all paths and religions.

Stay as long as you like.. and leave when you want to.

Fees: suggested donation £3 to the `Ferryman’ (for your underworld journey)

Meeting point/ time:
Please get to outside steps of Shakespear’s Globe Theatre / Bankside pier by 7.30pm. We’ll get organised and begin walk. We hope the 1000m walk will only take us about 1 hour at an extremely leisurely procession/ festive walking speed. 🙂

Cloths/what to bring:

-Wear warm/ waterproof comfortable cloths… Please check weather for London for friday evening and dress appropriate. Wear good footwear..as standing/ walking for longer duration can get hard on the feet.

Food/drinks:
-Please bring small picnic-style food and drinks to share.
-Bring things for self.. and if feeling generous, something to share with others..

Safety notes: Everyone is asked to take extra care with their own personal safety as we’ll be in a busy public place. Keep valuables with you at all times.. or with a trusted friend who is not playing a big role in ritual. beware of thieves/ pickpockets, any silly protesters (who don’t like pagans) and may try to cause a wrangle. If this happens..just step away from it.. do not be baited.. and just get out asap…and get far away to a safer place.

No swords…no athames..or other `real’ weapons – or anything that might alarm the general public /police. We play safe and nice.. And you are responsible for your own good behaviour and health & safety!!

With bright blessings
– Mani Navasothy

 

Link to our meetup event:

London Halloween walk & Thames river of Souls Ritual 2018

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018, 7:30 PM

Bankside Pier (end of New Globe Walk)
Bankside, SE1 9DT London, GB

28 Witches Wiccans & Pagans Attending

Join us on Halloween Night in Central London on Monday …31st October 2018.. We gather for a fun-filled Halloween walk ..with costumes * lanterns, then stop near Oxo tower (green area) for our annual `Thames: River of Souls Ceremony’ to honour the Spirit of Thames & Ancestors. As for last year, We begin with a procession along river Thames (from o…

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Autumn/ Samhain/ Winter 2018 Seasonal rituals coming up

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

 

Autumn Equinox: Ritual & Seasonal Gathering 2018  (saturday 22nd September 2018)

Woodland witches Autumn eqx 2018

 

Samhain 2018 – Woodland Witches Ritual & Halloween Gathering (Sunday 28th October 2018)

Woodland witches Samhain 2018- sunday28th

 

Woodland Mid-Winter Ritual & Yule Celebrations – (Saturday 22nd December 2018)

Woodland witches Yule 2018

 

Experiential Tarot workshop – (outdoors/ London) -9th Sept’2018

We invite you to take a journey in to the world of practical application of tarot for self and others, in a natural woodland setting to expand your deeper connections to messages from this popular divination tool, that traces back to it’s medieval roots!

Tarot workshop by vathani & Mani 9sept2018-9sept18

Intended for anyone with some or no experience of reading tarot, for self or others confidently.

Come, ready to sample the life altering events of the 22 Major Arcanas, to the vivid clarity of the Celtic Cross, all the way to the connected intuitive voice of your magical being that you can tap in to on the day.

Your workshop facilitators, Vathani and Mani – will walk you through the exploration of the symbols, meanings and applications of the Rider Waite pack in variety of spreads for various purposes – for life and in your magical empowerment. They believe tarot can be our gateway to the realms of personal and spiritual awakening! It can be a powerfully accurate tool in the hands of someone who is centred and channelled, if you are ready to learn How To!

Here are some of the things you will learn on this workshop——-

-Explorative Pathworking, in to the tarot realm
-Origins & use of tarot
-Mystical, Kabbalistic and order of the Golden Dawn influences
-Practical journey through the meanings of 22 Major Arcanas, 16 Court cards and 40 Suit cards
-How to work with your cards : Selecting, cleansing, tuning in, aligning , intension-setting , cleansing & storing
-Elemental consecration and connection exercise
-Exploration of popular Tarot Spread exploration
-Magical & ritualistic use of Tarot cards
-Reader / Querent etiquettes and ethics
-Practical work on reading for Self
-Practical work on reading for Others
-Questions & Answers

The workshop includes student handouts – given on the day for quick references for our practical and experiential work.

*All workshop students are entitled to Tarot reading with V, at half price. (Normal fee: £45/40mins)* Please arrange session date and time with V, directly.

We will break for lunch at 1pm , and commence afternoon session promptly at 2pm. There will be a short 15 minute Comfort break in the afternoon.

Kindly contact us directly, if you have any additional needs prior to booking. Thank you

What to bring with you——-

-Rider Waite Tarot Pack (only if you own one!)
-Note book & pen
-Lunch by own arrangement
-Cushion to sit on (optional)

We very much look forward to having you with us on this explorative tarot reading course!

FEE:

Fixed Fee: £35 (must book in advance). .
Use this secure paypal link below to pay £35.
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=WZBYFE3GVR4TJ

Schedule/ meeting point——

Please meet at Woodman’s pub garden area between 10.15am to 10.30am. We’ll be leaving at 10.30am promptly to go to woods and start the workshop. There will be a 1 hr lunch break & a 15min Tea-break in the course. Course ends at 5.30pm. Afterwards we’ll be in the pub for any additional queries/ questions.

VENUE: ——–
Course will be held in outdoor woodland setting (Queen’s Woods, where usually hold our outdoor Wicca rituals). we’ll meet at nearby Pub (Woodman’s) and walk together.

Nearest Tube: HighGate (northern line) – then 1 min walk to the pub.

NO Recording / photography—– .
Tutor may take some photos with permission for publicity purpose.

Weather———–
We can not predict weather ..but we can be prepared.
• Please wear plenty of warm clothing . If it’s raining much, tutor will bring a tarpaulin sheet cover.. so we don’t get wet (too much)

If you have any questions/concerns, please do contact us via private message on meetup. Thanks.

Bright Blessings
-Vathani Navasothy & Mani Navasothy

This is an experiential workshop, taught by Vathani Navasothy (Tarot Reader/ medium & Reiki Practitioner) & co-hosted by Mani Navasothy (Astrologer, Wiccan High Priest & Ritual Magician).

Link to our meetup event: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Pagans-Magicians/events/254098932/

 

Total Lunar Eclipse & Dragon Magic: Full moon Ceremony by river Thames (27July18 London)

This is the night of a TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE in the sign of Aquarius – realm of the mystical water bearer. Let us come together at the heart of London for our monthly `Tamesa London Circle’ (established in 2006), to honor the Triple Goddess of the Moon and do Dragon Magic for our own primal Serpent power of transformation, Healing and Empowerment!
full moon lunar eclipse ritual 27july2018
No prior knowledge or experiences of wicca or ritual magic is necessary for you to attend this. Just come with an open mind. Be friendly and non-intrusive. Connect with others, and join in the ceremony.

Facilitator: Mani Navasothy – Wiccan High Priest, AstroMage, Ritual Magician and author of `Eclipse Magic Workbook’ (published 2012).

Fixed fee : £3.
(collected at start).

Meeting point:
Gather outside the Green area of Tate Modern Gallery (main doors) by 7.30pm. We’ll walk down to the banks of Thames and do this ceremony.

Late entry/ safety note:
No entry into our ritual circle after circle is cast – for magical safety. So please attend on time to participate. Thank you.

Our rituals tale place on the actual river bank…just few meters away from the water, but in a secluded spot..where there is usually some sand. 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:

After the ritual circle on the river bank is completed, some people leave for home. Others stay behind to socialise. We tend to go back up to street level, to the grassy green area outside Tate Modern Gallery and socialise/ share food & drinks.. If it’s raining, we just go to the nearby Pub within sight.

Bright Blessings
-Mani Navasothy

Organiser/ Wiccan High Priest

link to my meetup event: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Pagans-Magicians/events/253030905/

 

 

 

Alex Sanders & Maxine Sanders events in London (May & June 2018)

Dear all..  we wait for one of these and suddenly two come along!!     We have 2 very special events..   Alex Sanders & Maxine Sanders are the Witches who founded one of the two main wiccan lineages (the Alex Sandrian wicca, and Gardnerian wicca being the other line).  Anyone interested in or following the Wicca & Witchcraft magical paths will find these events highly important.. So don’t miss it and miss out!!

here are the links to their respective facebook events.

evening with maxine sanders 25th may18

 

An Evening with Maxine Sanders – to celebrate the publication of the `Alex Sanders notebook’   ..taking place on this friday 25th May’18 (free event) at The Atlantis Bookshop in London.

The ‘Alex Sanders Notebook’ is a remarkable survival of the career of the famed King of the Witches, Alex Sanders. The notebook was kept by him over a number of years and contains both traditional witch lore and a fusion of arcane and modern occult teachings. Alex Sanders tore up the notebook (as he often did with his private writings) but the pages were taped together by a student and preserved by Maxine for over thirty years (info taken from facebook event page).


 

evening with alex sanders 9june18

Then on 9th June’18, Evening with Alex Sanders & friends- A Celebration of the Life of the King of the Witches (6 June 1926 – 30 April 1988). being held at Mary Ward House, London…an event led by Maxine Sanders, and organised by Geraldine Beskin of The Atlantis Bookshop, Darren V Strongman & Sharon Day. .  (tickets £17.50.  ust be purchased in advance).

The Evening will start with a very special Alexandrian Rite ‘led by Maxine Sanders. It is extremely rare for Maxine to be doing any kind of public working – which makes this even extra special and not something you would want to miss out on. This may be the only chance many Alexandrians will have. During the 1960s Alex met Maxine, whom he initiated into the Craft and made his high priestess. In 1965 they handfasted, and lived in a basement flat near Notting Hill Gate in London, where they ran their coven and taught classes on Witchcraft.

event will include speakers, a film, and filming of the event itself..  (info / extracts taken from facebook event).

facebook event: Evening with Alex Sanders & friends  9th June 2018

Bright Blessings

-Mani Navasothy  (Wiccan High Priest).


Interested in wicca & Witchcraft?   

I run regular woodland based Ceremonies, workshops and courses in Wicca, Paganism and more recent additions of High Magic.   My events can be directly found in my meetup group London woodland Witches Pagans & Ritual Magicians. 

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