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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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TLC: Full moon Ceremonies by river Thames, central London (April, May, June 2018)

We’ve been holding Full moon ceremonies & other rituals by the banks of river Thames – in central London, Hammersmith, Putney & Richmond – since 2006! (Under the group name `Tamesa London Circle’).  Five years ago these evolved into Thames-Isis rituals (Isidias Navigatum in March, Birthday of Goddess Isis in July, Quests of Isis in October, Submerging Sekhmet and so on).

We continue to hold monthly full moon ceremonies by the river banks in central London, as it seems easily accessible to many and popular.  The dates for TLC full moon rituals are now set for April, May & June 2018 (In July, it is an eclipse, so the ceremony will be different).  Events are already set up for my meetup group `London Woodland Witches Pagans & Ritual Magicians’ (link at the bottom).


TLC: Scorpio / Beltane Full Moon Ceremony by river Thames (29Apr18, London)

TLC full moon 2018

Ginger up some love spells before Beltane!! This is the eve of a Scorpio full moon (known as Beltane moon, Honey moon) and we’ll be gathering literally in the potent 7 hours prior to the Full moon! (Full moon is this night at 00:58hrs). The Thames tide is lowest at 9.15pm. So Let us come together and honour the Lady of the Moon, Father Thames, and Tamesa the Serpent of London.. and blend it all and do magic at the Heart of London.

Link to meetup event TLC Scorpio Full moon April 2018


 

TLC: Sagittarius Full Moon Ceremony by river Thames (29may18, London)

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Farsight! Aim your sights to distant Horizons This is the night of Full moon in the firey sign of Sagittarius – half man half horse, the archer, warrior!
Let us come together for our monthly `Tamesa London Circle’ (established in 2006), and honour the Lady of the Moon, Father Thames, Tamesa the Serpent of London.. and blend it all and do magic at the Heart of London. and do magic within for setting intentions of expanding our personal horizons with farsights.

Link TLC Sagittarius Full moon May 2018


 

TLC: Capricorn Full Moon Ceremony by river Thames (28June18, London)

TLC full moon - 28June2018

This is the night of Full moon in the Earthy sign of Capricorn – realm of the mystical Sea-Goat!! Let us come together for our monthly `Tamesa London Circle’ (established in 2006), and honour the Lady of the Moon, Father Thames, Tamesa the Serpent of London.. and blend it all and do magic at the Heart of London. and do magic within for setting intentions of expanding our personal horizons with farsights.

Link TLC Capricorn Full Moon – June 2018


 

Basic details

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.

Outline: 

Creating sacred space with consecrations, circle, calling of elemental quarters, energy raising with chant & circle dance, invocations of deity & tamesa serent, full moon magical work, blessing of food & drinks, feasting/ social, tidy-up, visit to local pu if time permits.

Fee: Suggested donation : £3 appreciated. Thank you.

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, 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

 

 

 

 

 

Wicca Course: Working with Horned God & Moon Goddess for Magical Empowerment (London, outdoors)

An outdoor experiential course suitable for all beginners, and those following the Pagan or Wiccan path, with an interest in ceremonial / ritual working with Horned God forms and Moon Goddess forms. Such work is transformative and deeply empowering.

Horned Gods, Moon Goddess, wicca, empowerment, ritual magic, invocations
1 day course -Ceremonial work with Horned God & Moon Goddess for magical empowerment – 2nd June 2018 – by Mani Navasothy

 

New date:  Saturday 2nd June 2018

Course Contents

• God forms in Wicca: Cernunnos, Hern, Pan, Green Man, Dark Lord (Death), Sun God, Odin, Osiris …amongst others. The symbology of Horns, hooves, antlers are explained, as well as some discussion on the demonising (Pagan god seen as satan/ devil) of the god by non-pagans. We’ll deal with any hidden fears, old conditionings and prejudices, and work transpersonally to reconnect with the Horned God of Wicca and his empowering wildwood energies. Chants will be taught and used.

• Moon Goddess in Wicca: We’ll explore the Triple-Goddess imagery used in Wicca- maiden, mother and crone, as well as the various other significant examples used in wiccan wheel of the Year.

• Wheel & The God-Goddess cycle of the Year : explained with diagrams and notes- ie the maiden Persephone’s abduction at Autumn, motherhood, rejuvenated Bride arriving back to land at Imbolc; Marriage of God & Goddess at Beltane; the sacrifice of the God at Lammas; coming of Dark Lord at Samhain; Birth of Sun-child at Yule and more.

• Invocations, evocations and Charges of God & Goddess : What happens after circle is cast and energy raised in a coven? How are the god & Goddess brought into the Circle? Who carries those energie? What is the Drawing down of the Moon? And Sun? How does working with God & Goddess empower Witches? All will be explained.

• Examples of invocations (use on your own at home or group rituals).

• Use of masks/ crowns/ horns & props – for working with wildwood God & Goddess energies.

• Divine Masculine & Feminine pathworking with various symbolisms (transpersonal created to work with intuition & subconscious mind for empowerment) – to meet the God and Goddess.


Respect & Confidentiality:

During the course, Please refrain from chit-chats or constant interruptions. All personal matters shared in our sacred space must be kept confidential. please avoid using mobile phones during course delivery.

Fee:
Use these secure paypal links to pay for your confirmed spot:

wicca God & Goddess 12may18- Standard fee £18 per person.

wicca God & Goddess 12may18- Concession fee: £13 per person.

Alternatively you may RSVP now ..send a message to tutor to reserve a space…and pay fee by cash at the course at start.

 

**new** Date :   Saturday 2nd June 2018

venue:  Queen’s Woods   (Tube: High Gate – northern line)

Meeting point:  Woodman’s Pub patio/ garden. ( Archway Road).

meeting Time:  11.00 am meeting at Woodman ‘s pub garden. Please arrive early for coffee/ snack and some meet and greet with fellow students. Course begins at 11.30am in woods..

Lunch:
Please bring packed lunch. Or you can walk to `Queen’s Woods cafe’ (this is about 5 mins walk from our course-spot in woods). Lunch break is 45 mins. There will be 2 other short breaks. **Please arrive quickly after breaks so we can re-commence the course**

Rain/ weather:
Course will run with tarpaulin cover over our seating area. Come dressed appropriately for (insects abound in summer time).
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What to bring (optional)

• Please bring food/drinks/ lunch (Pls avoid eating during course delivery);
• Bring comfortable cushion/ blanket / throw to wrap up ..during meditative work (or if it’s just cold).
• Please wear outdoor appropriate clothing/ shoes.
• Strictly no drugs any time!
• Note books/ pen .

Recording / photography policy :
-Not allowed during course delivery & practise.

Course notes :
-Do take notes!! Some printed notes will be provided. e-mail additional notes sent afterwards.

Attending the course indicates you will abide by all guidelines set here in.

Bright Blessings
-Mani Navasothy
(Gardnerian Wiccan High Priest)

——  Links to meetup events for my  Courses / workshops ———-

 

 

Revelations of a Refugee: Wisdom from faraway lands

It sometimes puzzles me.. that holistic and spiritual people go out to visit other lands..away from UK, and post revelations, discovery of magic, beauty, art and deep wisdom! Puzzled is a generous word. Irked is the word I would have used. Why do people do that..? Go away to find deeper truths? Isn’t it already here? It could be that when people go away from the norm, they shift internally and become open to both inner and external wisdom. Or that they are reaching that state of inner-shifts, and that is what precipitates their journey to other lands and other places…and their transitions show up more.
One key factor for me is that I’ve always thought and felt how wonderful and deep this land (UK) is..how magical London is.. and how much I gain from it and how my own pagan spirituality has grown and thrives here in UK.

Racial violence in Sri Lanka – forced my family to flee our homeland in 1985 (art work i did for a news paper )
Then it struck me.. that I am not native to this land.. Not only was I a visitor but a refugee arriving in UK some 33+ years ago.. and I am still finding so much magic here. So like my friends who have to leave their homes in UK and go out to far away lands to find wisdom, I have been doing the same.. Just that I never got back `home’… where as those friends will be coming back to UK (well, I hope.. as otherwise I’ll miss them much).
Okay so that’s a bit tongue in cheek of me to say that.. I started by wanting to make fun of the whole situation..but along the way stopped to think..and that in itself has given me a new truth.
That truth is this is my home.. and all I need and want to learn is here.
33 years of exploring and living here is not nearly enough ..so I guess I’ll stay a bit longer..few more decades won’t kill me.. but death will, and like my father and grandparents and a few uncles.. who all came here and died and became part of this land, so will I. That’s not me being morbid or anything. Rather, am just marvelling at how fate has engineered all this.. I was not a seed who fell on the soil of this land and put roots and grew. I was a transplanted little twig.. who put new roots down here and grew into a big old tree (well.. 48 isn’t exactly `young’) .
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So here I am today..making a resolve.. embarking on a quest to show more of the spiritual mystery and magical beauty of London and Uk… But Wait..wait wait..! This is no new quest.. it’s been already my journey for decades.
-Mani Navasothy
London, UK. 2018

Wiccan Path for Beginners: 1-day Course (London, outdoors) Fee £13

Wicca is a Pagan religious Path that includes honouring the divine, as well as the use of ritual magic for empowerment and bettering of our lives. This 1-day course is for beginners & seekers – to all those interested or curious about Wicca & Witchcraft and like a simple, down to earth, friendly introduction…the whole lot in one day..!

1 day wicca course feb2018

Please attend with an open mind, and flexibility of time. We go into the woods to be away from the machinations of urban society, and to attune to the rhythms and energies of nature. Try to relax, ground, centre, earth and be open for the duration of the course. Allow a bit of time-buffer towards end for questions/ answers & conversations. Afterwards, we’ll go to the Woodman’s pub (indoors) and continue with some socials and carry on conversing about wicca and related matters.

Fee: £13 payable via paypal or cash on the day.
You can pay using this link   (when using paypal to book with this link, please put a note stating `wicca 1-day course’ )
1-day wicca course 25th Feb2018
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.

Contents—————–

This is a basic introduction course. Brief explanations will be given as well as demonstration on consecrations, circle casting, calling elements; You’ll learn how to properly say/ pronounce wiccan words/items, as well as some work on invocations & God/Goddess charges;

• Intro: Origins of Modern Wicca; Wiccan Law & principles;
• Energy: Connecting to nature; Chakra & Tree meditation;
• Altar & Ritual tools – athame, wands, sword, scourge, pentacle etc
• Sweeping/ purifications; Consecrations with salt & water/ incense; casting magic circle (words/ demo);
• Elements & Quarters; Symbols & qualities of Air/fire/Water/Earth in wicca; pentagrams/ triangles; invocation words (demo); Transpersonal work (4 functions).
• God & Goddess in wicca: Horned Gods- Hern, Pan, Cernunnos; Moon Goddesses – Maiden/ mother/ Crone; what are God/Goddess invocations & charges? who can use the energies? Empowerment; Importance of devocations;
• Magic & Spellcraft in Wicca- healing spell; cord & candle magic;
• Esbats & Sabats- Wheel of the year – related seasonal myths & rituals explained (Imbolc, Spring, Beltane, MidSummer, Lammas, Autumn, Samhain, Yule); Full moon/ new moon rituals;
• Initiations & Coven life – brief outline of degrees, how to approach covens, hierarchy; who is suitable; rejections; non-initiatory covens; Projections & attractions to god/goddess energies; abuse of power (warnings);

NO Recording / photography—————— .
Tutor may take some photos with permission for publicity purpose. Your faces can be blurred on any photos to be used. Let Mani (Tutor) know)

Weather———————-
We can not predict weather ..but we can be prepared.
• Please wear plenty of warm clothing (it actually gets cold when you sit down on the ground for long). If it’s raining much, tutor will bring a tarpaulin sheet cover.. so we don’t get wet (too much)

• What to bring
• For your own comfort, please bring any food/drinks lunch (Please avoid eating during course delivery!). Bring flask of hot drinks. Bring comfortable cushion/ mat to sit on, as well as a blanket / throw to wrap up .. (or if it’s just cold). Please wear warm coats, socks scarf..

Bright Blessings

-Mani Navasothy  (Wiccan High Priest/  Facilitator)

Link to meetup event

Wiccan Path for Beginners: 1-day Course (London, outdoors) Fee £13

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018, 10:30 AM

Queen’s Woods
Near Highgate Station London, GB

18 Witches Wiccans & Pagans Attending

• What we’ll do Wicca is a Pagan religious Path that includes honouring the divine, as well as the use of ritual magic for empowerment and bettering of our lives. This 1-day course is for beginners & seekers – to all those interested or curious about Wicca & Witchcraft and like a simple, down to earth, friendly introduction…the whole lot in one d…

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Tamesis Full Moon Ceremony – London- river Thames (31st Jan’18)

Let us come together and honour the Lady of the Moon, Goddess Isis – mother of Mystery & Magic, and Father Thames, and Tamesa the Serpent of London.. and blend it all and do magic at the Heart of London.

We are beginning a new cycle of Thames-based rituals in 2018, following their popularity. This time, we’ll be adding more magical aspects to these easy-going rituals – bringing Goddess Isis as a focus (Thames-Isis) and Father Thames, as well as exploring some Serpent/ Dragon magic (Thames is often seen as a giant water-serpent snaking through heart of London), and we’ll be adding eco-magic for well-being of London. All these are elements we have explored before, but now as a regular component of these Thames-based rituals.

TLC full moon 2018

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.

Outline:

-Preparing space & setting up Altar.
-Run-through- delegate any roles. Brief Q&A.
-Enter Ritual space with reverence.
-Opening prayers and /or Meditation
-Consecrations
-Casting magic Circle
-Calling elemental quarters
-Energy raising
-Invocations / prayers to Deities (Thames-Isis & Father Thames)
-Magical work (Serpents/ Dragons/ Eco-magic / personal)
-Cakes & Wine blessing
-Closing & Grounding work
– Feasting, Socialising…

Suggested donation : £2 / £3 appreciated. Thank you.

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, 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!!).
On this evening, low tide is at 8.30pm. It takes several hours for tide to come in.. so after ritual.. if we notice the tide turning ..we still have plenty of time to pack up and go up the steps to street level.

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 meetup event:

Tamesis Full Moon Ceremony – London- river Thames (Jan’18)

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018, 7:30 PM

Seats outside Tate Modern gallery (grass area opposite main door)
Bankside, London SE1 9TG London, GB

9 Witches Wiccans & Pagans Attending

Let us come together and honour the Lady of the Moon, Goddess Isis – mother of Mystery & Magic, and Father Thames, and Tamesa the Serpent of London.. and blend it all and do magic at the Heart of London.We are beginning a new cycle of Thames-based rituals in 2018, following their popularity. This time, we’ll be adding more magical aspects to these…

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Path of Bride (Candle-lit walk from St.Brides church to river Thames) 31st Jan’18

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).

St Bride candle blessing

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.

Bright BrideBlessings
-Mani Navasothy

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.

Link to meetup:

Path of Bride : Candle-lit walk – StBride Church to river Thames

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018, 6:00 PM

St Brides Church,
Fleet Street London EC4Y 8AU, GB

10 Witches Wiccans & Pagans Attending

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 ritua…

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Woodland Imbolc Ritual – 3rd February 2018

Join us on 3rd Feb’18, early evening to mark IMBOLC ceremony in the woods. “Imbolc is said to be the time when the Winter Goddess who has kept her grip on the land loosens her hold, so that the ice melts and waters break and flow again. It is when the Goddess Bride (Brigid) `returns’ to the land. Her path is lit by candles, symbolising the return of light and warmth which is imminent. Bride is a Goddess of poetry, inspiration, healing, knot-magic and weaving. With her, she brings the gifts of 3 flames!”

*** Fee: £5 (concession £4) – collected before ritual. **
Woodland Imbolc 2018

Meeting point:

From 3.30pm, gather in the back garden/ patio area of The Woodman’s pub..(corner of Archway Road) ..few minutes s from HighGate tube (north london). We’ll leave at 4pm in a candle lite procession to woods.. for ceremony.

RITUAL :
This is an open ritual held in an outdoor park/woods with easy public access..
Out ritual *Team will conduct key aspects of the ceremony, with plenty of opportunities for everyone to get involved in the actual ritual – ie with elements calling, chants, magical work and so on.

Outline:

• Wiccan Opening Prayer, sweeping & Consecrations
• Circle casting & Element quarters called
• Farewell to Winter Goddess
• Invocation of Virgin Goddess Bride / Bridget
• Bride arrives via a path lit by candles ..and blesses all with her 3 gifts of flames
• Cakes & Wine blessed & shared
• Close circle
• Feasting

Invocations;

Example: Plea to Winter Goddess to leave.
https://youtu.be/OODAXMvB1uI

Invocation to Bride – Virgin Goddess
https://youtu.be/jyxS8AZiOdk

RITUAL items to bring:

– Food & drinks to share at woodland feasting
– Your ritual cloths/ robes/ cloaks
– Staff / wands / antlers / tribal masks
– Drums & musical instruments
– Lanterns / candles / lighter
– Crystals / runes / divination tools
– Poetry / invocations (learnt or to read)

We’ll return to the Pub after ceremony in woods, to carry on socials as usual till late.

-Mani Navasothy
Author/ Pagan Teacher/ Wiccan High Priest

Link to our meetup event:

Imbolc Ceremony – Woodland Wicca 2017

Saturday, Feb 3, 2018, 3:30 PM

Queen’s Woods
Near Highgate Station London, GB

21 Witches Wiccans & Pagans Attending

Join us on 3rd Feb’18, early evening to mark IMBOLC ceremony in the woods.”Imbolc is said to be the time when the Winter Goddess who has kept her grip on the land loosens her hold, so that the ice melts and waters break and flow again. It is when the Goddess Bride (Brigid) `returns’ to the land. Her path is lit by candles, symbolising the return …

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Halloween 2017 – Lantern-lit walk & Tamesa river of Souls Ritual by Thames (London 31Oct17)

Join us on Halloween Night in Central London on  Monday …31st October 2017..  We will be facilitating our annual `Thames: River of Souls / Samhain’ Ceremony to honour the Spirit of Thames & Ancestors. This time we will begin with a ceremonial 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 just outside National Theatre (the circular concrete `performance’ area along the riverside).  We hope to do our ceremony in this space – subject to local circumstances / crowd etc.    (or do ceremony nearby).

This is the actual Halloween night.. In the midst of fun-people in London will be in fancy dress…So Wear Fancy dress…Masks.. Witchy Cloaks.. Wizard attire.. Ghostly look…Werewolves & Vampires welcome! Bring your carved Pumpkins… Lanterns with light or candle in it..!

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

Bring some easy snacks & drinks to share..for the `Feasting with Death’ (tradition at Samhain).

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

Fees:   suggested donation £2 to the `Ferryman’ (for your underworld journey)

Details (tbc) ————

Meeting point 

We will be gathering outside the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre (riverside gate) / Bankside Pier area at 7.30pm.   After designating ritual roles, getting our lanterns & costumes setup, we’ll begin a slow and social walk along bankside..

We’ll be walking along south bank riverside walk… from Globe Theatre, past Millennium bridge (south side), Tate Modern Gallery,  Blackfriars overground station / bridge,  Oxo Tower, Gabriel’s Wharf, and finally end just outside National Theatre.  Our Halloween ceremony is expected to be held in the open public circular concrete `performance’ area along the riverside (see photo attached)- this is subject to local circumstances, other crowd etc.If it’s not possible there, we’ll be nearby so keep an eye out.

Meeting time/ shedule: 
Please get to outside steps of Shakespear’s Globe Theatre / Bankside pier by 7.30pm. We’ll get organised and begin walk at 8pm.   We hope the 1000m walk will only take us about 1 hour at an extremely leisurely procession/ festive walking speed. 🙂  So we’ll be gathering outside the National Theatre area (end of walk) by 9pm..and do a short Samhain ritual by about 9.15pm.   Then we’ll continue socialising.

Ritual:

Due to the public space, the ritual team will be organised in advance ..so we can arrive at end point and perform the ritual without much fuss.   There is bound to be general public watching..  so we’ll be asking experienced ritualists to help in advance ( 1 week before) to volunteer for parts and get ritual prepared.. and be in costume../  masks.

**More details of actual ritual near the time** (come back and check here near the time or join our meetup event Tamesa Halloween 2017

How to find us:   There’ll be a number of us ..gathering by the Globe Theatre area by river. We’ll already be in ceremonial clothing (robes, cloaks), wearing Samhain ritual masks, carrying lanterns, staff etc..  (strictly no swords…no knife!!)

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

Join our Meetup for this event – Tamesa Halloween 2017

 

Woodland Wicca – Autumn Equinox Seasonal Ritual 2017 (17sept17)

Join us in the Woods  for magically marking the start of the dark half of the year, to walk the journey (spiral) of Persephone, and a celebration of AUTUMN Equinox.

“This is the time when the wheel turns once more, from summer to winter.  A time when the dark equals the light, and the night times begin to increase.  Trees begin to shed their leaves in preparation of the coming winter, wildlife collects seeds and stocks up for winter and animal migrations begin.  We celebrate the second harvest of the year- the harvest of the fruits.  We also mark the balance of dark and light.  In Wicca we re-enact the mythology of Hades and Persephone – her abduction, entry to the underworld, Demeter’s anguish and the withdrawal from the land, eating of pomegranate seeds by Persephone and her stay in the underworld.  We use a spiral path-working to enter the inner-world, and plant seeds of our future ventures, so that we may nurture them during the winter months. In this ritual, coven members take on the symbolic journey of Persephone.”  (taken from www.WitchcraftandMagic.uk )

Date: Sunday 17th September 2017

Venue:   Queen’s Woods .

Fee: £3

**Please note – we will collect fee at start of ritual ** 

Meeting point:   Garden area of `Woodman’s Pub’  (Archway Road) at 3.30pm.

Schedule:   At 4.20pm you’ll be led by one of our ritual team members to the woods ( 10min brisk walk).  There you’ll be greeted by the facilitators and consecrated, and welcomed into ritual space.

Arrival & Spiral walking: 

This Seasonal ritual will follow Wiccan format and include Witchcraft & Wicca mythology as often practised by covens.  This is an open ritual held in an outdoor park/woods with easy public access..

Once you enter the woods, you will be given magical instructions on what is to follow.   Then there will be a 10min walk through woods to the ritual space – where you’ll be greeted, consecrated, and invited to walk the spiral of Persephone. At the centre, you may have a moment to contemplate the coming of dark half of the year, eat a few seeds of the  Pomegranate (as Persephone did in the myths).  Then you will can carry on and join the magic circle for other part of the ritual.

Ritual :

Details near the time.

Out ritual Team  will conduct key aspects of the ceremony, with plenty of opportunities for everyone to get  involved in the actual ritual   – ie with elements calling, chants, magical work and so on.

Magical behaviour:

**From the moment you arrive at sacred space in woods, you are kindly asked to observe stillness and reverence throughout the ceremony. All willing are expected to participate – during which moments, you are asked to be calm and not disruptive of their inner-work. **

Magical Safety:

** Once Circle is cast, we do not allow anyone to enter the sacred space..or leave without an appointed Priest/Priestess opening a doorway in the circle. If you arrive late or must leave at any point, please seek the appointed Priest/Priestess for this. Please do not Crash the circle – as it can cause magical weakness for the whole ritual and let outside energies enter or leak our own built up energy**

RITUAL items to bring: 


– Your ritual cloths/ robes/ cloaks
– Staff / wands / antlers / tribal masks
– Drums & musical instruments
– Lanterns / candles / lighter
– Crystals / runes / divination tools
-Poetry / invocations (learnt or to read)

ALL WELCOME:
-All Pagans of any spiritual are welcome..
** This event is NOT suitable for children.**

FOOD & DRINKS TO SHARE:
Here are some suggestions–

-Home made/ baked items are exceptionally welcome (Bread, cakes, buns, salads, soup, pre-cooked potatoes).
-Wine & Mead are popular for the pre-ritual social and for feasting & socials afterwards!
– shop-bought items (sausage rolls, short-eats).
-Cheese / ham/ butter/ crisps/ dips
-Chicken (cooked pieces)
– Water / soft drinks/ tea & coffee in flasks
-vegetarian food/ vegan food
(Basically any items that add towards a sensible feast/ meal).

-Mani Navasothy  (Wiccan High Priest & Holistic Coach/ Consultant)

—————–Wicca study resources by Mani Navasothy ———-

If you are interested in Wicca & Witchcraft, formal coven work, initiation and training, personal study, then the following will be useful for you:

• Our website: http://www.WitchcraftAndMagic.Uk – check it out for extensive articles & videos on wicca & Witchcraft;

• eBook `Coven Guide: Become an initiated Witch (http://witchcraftandmagic.uk/book-coven-guide-become-an-initiated-witch)’ – written by Mani (Wiccan High Priest with 20+ yrs of experience in craft, coven & initiation).

• eCourse – e-Witch Apprentice study course (http://witchcraftandmagic.uk/e-witch-apprentice-course) . (home study course in 9 modules. study at your own pace. Contact with Tutor for e-mail support. Includes ritual work, transpersonal psychology, all wicca subjects, tool making).