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Rise of Sekhmet – A Solar Eclipse-magical Day (11th August 2018)

The partial Solar Eclipse of 11th August falls at 10.59am in the firey sign of Leo the Lion! And back in 2013, we created a Sekhmet statue from Thames clay and after ceremony, submerged her in the river. Finally we are keeping our promise..and on this Solar Eclipse Day in Leo, the submerged Sekhmet will rise!!!

Poster- Rise of Sekhment - solar Eclipse 11august2018

Join us for a variety of magical working & socials through out this day. It’s going to be tricky trying to run this ..as we travel around London from place to place.. so please `rsvp’ to this event (even if you have a mild interest in one of more of the activities).. and stay updated – as we lead up to this event, and also on the day, as we travel from place to place.. so you can figure out where to meet/ join us. (you can just join us for the man morning work during actual Eclipse, or the evening ritual by Thames at low tide!).

Schedules:

1. Morning Solar Eclipse meditation with Yantra & Chant – for personal internal shift. > 9am meeting at Richmond station.

This takes place (tbc) at Richmond Park.
We’ll be meeting at Richmond Train station ..ticket foyer at 9am-9.15am (no later) and take bus to Richmond Park.. for the actual meditative/ magical working in a quiet open-spot (regardless of weather!! As energies is what we are working at exact moment of Eclipse). We’ll enter meditative work at 10.45am and be immersed in it during Eclipse at 10.59am. Work will conclude around 11.15am (includes star meditation and opening of cosmic portal). After this, we’ll have a short picnic/ lunch.. either in park or in Richmond town.

Some of us will then be travelling to British Museum.. via tube to Earl’s court, then piccadilly line to Holborn and walk from there to British Museum.

2. Visit to Sekhmet Statues at British Museum. > 2.30pm.

We’ll be meeting by the road-entrance/ gates to the British Museum at 2.30pm. Gather anyone else ..and go in for a short visit directly to the ground floor (entry then turn left) Egyptian section, where the triple Sekhmet statues from Egypt are displayed. There we’ll have a silent personal few moments..(as there will be public visitors too). We can take photos with the Lady herself.. to mark the visit.

After this, those carrying on, will walk to Tottenham Court Road tube station. We may stop for a coffee break. also may stop for snacks. From there, taking Northern line to Embankment.

3. Visit to Cleopatra’s Needle (Embankment)> 6pm.

We’ll arrive at Cleopatra’s needle at approx 6pm. (check meetup for updates/ delays). Here we’ll just spend a short while, marking the moment with photos .. with Cleopatra’s Needle & the 2 Sphinxes. It’s purely a social visit.

Then some of us will continue – back to tube, travel to Blackfriars. There we’ll probably stop at nearby supermarkets (tesco / sainsbury) for provisions (food & drinks for evening ceremony). And continue walking to Millenium Bridge and Tate Modern Gallery area.

4. Rise of Sekhmet- Ceremony by river bank (Tate Modern area) > 8pm onwards. Donations (£3) welcome.

We’ll be gathering by the river-side seats outside Tate Modern Gallery from 8pm. When all are gathered, we’ll be walking down the steps to river bank, under the usual ritual spot/ concrete walkway.. set up altar, and do our main Sekhmet Ceremony.
(details of this ceremony will be updated here in due course).
Low tide is at approx 21:39hrs BST. so we’re safe..and will finish up by 10pm. A larger hand-made sculpture of Sekhmet will be `raised from the river’ and processed to the Altar space, where ceremony will take place.
Note: Sekhment is Lion-headed warrior Goddess, as well as a Solar deity. So she is perfect for this day of Solar Eclipse in Leo.

Please rsvp to stay updated on this major full day of activities. Update will be in comment sections.    Link to my meetup Rise of Sekhmet – Day of Eclipse-magical working 

Bright Stellar & Solar Blessings.
-Mani Navasothy
Author (Eclipse Magic 2012), Astrologer, Wiccan High Priest.

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Introducing- GAIA*GUARDIANS: Eco-Magicians & Earth Healers (new Meetup group)

Gaia Guardians- New Meetup group at www.meetup.com/GaiaGuardians
Gaia Guardians- New Meetup group at http://www.meetup.com/GaiaGuardians

Gaia is the Earth Goddess. The woodlands and green spaces, rivers, streams and oceans, Forests & Caves are her temples. We meet in natural woods and parks in and around London – to enjoy these wonders with a light spiritual touch, to socialise with like-minded people, and to do eco-magical work – for the protection and well-being of Mother Earth.. and all living creatures.

If you enjoy or like to enjoy woodland walks & explorations, do a bit of meditative work, the stillness, take nature photos, create eco-art (using twigs, barks, fallen branches to create non-intrusive ground sculptures..as magical talismans!).. this is the place.

We have been organising nature-related events, eco-ceremonies and candle-lit walks under the `Gaian Times Magazine’ name in London for 3 years. But we are setting this activity-based social group now to reach out to more like-minded spiritual people in London..

We are not limited to just woodlands or parks. There is also the river Thames.. with all the Thames-paths.. other streams, water-sides..!

Parks on our list to explore & enjoy

  • Richmond Park (South-West London)
  • Greenwich Park (South-East London)
  • Oxleas Woods (East London)
  • Trent Park (North London)
  • Queen’s Woods & High Gate Woods (north london)
  • Epping Forest (North London)
  • Hyde Park (central London)
  • Wimbledon Common (south London)

Activities

  • Walking & exploring woodlands
  • Meditation
  • Nature-spirituality
  • Creating eco-art
  • Socialising & Picnics
  • Nature photography

Gaia-goddess
Come join us..and add your own suggestions and activities..

Bright Earthy Blessings & Warmest regards

-Mani Navasothy

Link

Gaia Guardians – New Meetup group for Eco Magicians & Earth Healers of London

Day for Silence..in a noisy World!

“Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision’s softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains..
Within the sound of silence..”

Have you heard that song?  Sound of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel..

Well, we live in a 24 hr society now…more and more…as some sleep others are awake in the same town.. having fun or working hard to make a living..   And even if people are not out there, they are awake in their heads…seated glued to a TV screen or a computer screen..  and their minds are elsewhere… in the fantasy realms of the television..  or right up and close to someone else on the internet! (Isn’t that where our minds go..when we are reading someone else’s words and their thoughts?

If I just type the `storms of Africa’ …are you sitting in your room..or did your mind just travel to some crazy storms in Africa..   even if you’ve never been to Africa?  What if I typed Solar Winds..   where did you mind go..? to the black space between Earth and the Sun..  to imagine some Solar winds..   Do you even know what it is..or might feel like… is it turbulent..  dust and massive asteroids hurling, spinning outwards?   Huge flames spreading out…?   No that;s not Solar Winds at all..   but your mind went there…because you read my words!)

The point I was about to make..is that we are bombarded by noise..  within and without our heads..   and we need Silence … to recover, recuperate, balance..and process!

Just like we need sleep so that our minds can mull over the day’s events..and thread it all together in some topsy-turvy dreams and process all the intricate pieces..  and flush out what it doesn’t need..   we need Silence..   we need to stop talking…and perhaps…even stop listening to any kind of external noise..   Then comes the harder work ..the unavoidable deafening sounds of our own minds..and thoughts..   After all, as long as you are hearing all the noise outside, you are running away from the sounds within..

Here’s the thing..  I like silence…lots of it.   When am in trains, or buses…or in parks..   or even in my own garden..  I like silence..   not that I get much of it.. Aeroplanes, road works, noise from nearby person’s stereo-headphones or blasting songs from a mobile phone, loud talking, munching, screaming, shouting…arguments…people broadcasting they are having fun by shouting every word.. all of it..  on top of the babies that are crying, winds that are gently blowing through trees, bees that are buzzing..  lorries that are breaking and screeching..  doors that are banging..  pings of microwaves, droning sounds of refrigerators..  and so on!   (exhausting..just thinking about it!)

So many of us crave to return to nature…but what we really are craving for …is silence..  Once there is silence…like now, when I am typing this at midnight… you can hear the bees, the wind in the Willow, the tiny rain drops, the light barks of distant fox cubs, even some night bird..!

So, after a day of silence…when I neither took any calls, nor spoke a single word..  I suddenly miss it even more!

And I’ve decided..   never mind the retreats and yogas..and meditations..   Just one day a month..of Silence…where I don’t talk..  and I don;t want anyone talking to me..  will be the Gold that I am looking for..   Try it…and it will give you..  time.. with yourself.

At first, every stress and nightmare you face or have been avoiding will come dancing like demons..  but do something…tidy up..  do gardening..  go for a walk..  draw..paint..   (but don’t text..   don’t go on the internet…no e-mails.   no writing status updates..   cos that’s cheating…that’s still noise !)

Give it time…and peace descends…or ascends..  from deep within …it surfaces.. and then..like me, you’ll be waiting for the next time..

Best wishes

-Mani Navasothy

ps.  Here’s the rest of that song.. 🙂

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“..In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
‘Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence

“Fools”, said I, “You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you”
But my words, like silent raindrops fell
And echoed
In the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said, “The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls”
And whispered in the sounds of silence..”

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Magic & Meditation to stop the killing of Dolphins in Taiji Cove, japan

Dear all,

With permission I am reproducing the following (long) text -from an `Event listing’ in facebook set up by Oephebia  (https://www.facebook.com/events/435542036496842/  )

A number of people (1455+) are doing regular magical visualisation every day (if possible) to help the Dolphins frm afar, as well as all the other means.

-Mani

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As the killing season has started in the Cove of Taiji (Japan) we need to warn the dolphins, pilot whales and other cetaceans of the grave danger lurking in Taiji.

Some of us have been visualising every night around 8.00 pm (GMT) since 7th September when this event was initially created.
Since the clock went back, we are doing the visualisation at 7.00 pm (GMT).

People from all walks of life, from professional animal communicators, healers, magical people, to people with love in their hearts have sent positive vibes to the dolphins, telling them to swim away from the Japanese coasts, telling them to swim for their lives soon as they heard the fishing boats.

We will continue to do so for the duration of the hunting season.

Also we are sending positive vibes to the fishermen for them to find compassion in their hearts and for them to think about eco-tourism as opposed as killing and slaughter.

This is the written general guide to the visualisation.
https://www.facebook.com/notes/oephebia-animal-healer/a-general-guide-to-the-dolphin-visualisation/10151141515278614

I would suggest that you print it out.
There are photos too to help visualise some of the points raised.

Some of us will do a special visualisation (which uses graphic pictures). Obviously one need to be very strong and able to put their own emotions aside in order to do so. It is not for beginners at all.
If you would like to try the special visualisation, please send me (Oephebia) a private message.

As we have people from all over the world, it is not always easy to connect at 8.00 pm UK Time.

Wherever you are, if you could follow the points in the visualisation that we try to convey to the dolphins, it would be superb!

Sending positive thoughts, prayers or burning candles are also welcome, anything positive going to the dolphins in Taiji will add to the pool of energies we are building up in Taiji.

The power of intention is a great force, and if we are all united it may help to save many cetaceans.

Worth trying no?

Oephebia
Animals Can Talk 2 Me

PS: Please feel free to share with your friends, the more people are involved the more powerful the vibes will be.

We need people who can actively try to visualise to help the dolphins. All are welcome from total beginners to “old” hands:-)

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This is a link to find out your local time to do the collective visualisation at 7.00 pm GMT (UK time).
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

This page is to help the cetaceans the best we can. Racist talk against the Japanese people will not be tolerated and will result to a block and report.

Remember we will do a visualisation every night during the hunting season which will end in February/March. Unless we heard news from the Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians page https://www.facebook.com/SeaShepherdCoveGuardiansOfficialPage that the murdering has stopped.

This is a link to SeaShepher on twitter for the latest info
https://twitter.com/seashepherd

Melissa Sehgal on twitter https://twitter.com/Melissa_Sehgal

Save the dolphins official monitor page : https://www.facebook.com/SaveJapanDolphinsTaijiCoveMonitorsPage

Tweets from Save Japan Dolphins: https://twitter.com/SJDolphins

Save Misty the dolphin’s page : https://www.facebook.com/Savemistythedolphin?ref=ts&fref=ts

This page is full of interesting info about Taiji and what is been done to implement change: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Peacebuilding-at-Taijis-dolphin/205426449570105?ref=ts

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