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Woodland Imbolc Open ritual (London) 31Jan16

Dear all.. It’s Imbolc now.. time for the virgin Goddess Bride to appear again in our lives..bringing with her the 3 flames…gifts of purification, creativity & Healing.. (that’s been going on already in my life.. thanks to not one but a few lovely Goddesses .

Wicca Imbolc 2016.jpg

Anyway…I will be with my woodland ritual friends tomorrow at Queen’s woods (High gate) for our open Wiccan Imbolc ritual.. So if you are that way inclined ..do come join us.. All are welcome.. Below is the link to my meetup event for it..

Bright Blessings.

-Mani Navasothy

Imbolc 2016 – Woodland Wicca Seasonal Ritual

Sunday, Jan 31, 2016, 3:00 PM

Queen’s Woods
Near Highgate Station London, GB

33 Woodland Witches & Pagans Went

Join us for the afternoon/ early evening to mark IMBOLC (Candlemass).”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 lig…

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Woodland Autumn Equinox 2015- Seasonal Ritual in London (Wiccan format)

Join me and my Tribal & wiccan friends in the Woods  for a Wiccan based 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 )

Outdoor Autumn Equinox ritual in London woods - sept 2015
Outdoor Autumn Equinox ritual in London woods – sept 2015

As we are very close to International Peace Day, we shall also be doing eco-magical work towards World Peace.

Date: Saturday 19th September 2015

Venue:   Queen’s Woods (nearest Tube: High Gate on Northern Line)

Meeting arrangements:  Please meet at The Woodman’s Pub (on Archway Road, just 2 mins from High Gate station).. from 4.00pm for meet & greet, and ritual talk-through. We’ll start walking to the woods around 5pm, set up altar and begin ceremony.

Weather / what to wear:   Please remember this is England :-p   Weather changes fast..  We always carry on the ritual..so come fully prepared with warm clothing (rain proof).  It may seem warm..but when standing in a woods  for more than 10-15min, you get cold very quickly.. (take my advise..I’ve been organising woodland rituals doing it for 12+ years !!)

RITUAL : 

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..

Out ritual Team (those studying/ part of Wicca Training Circle & experienced friends) 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.

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)

More details in my meetup event  at London Woodland Witches Autumn Eqx 2015

Bright Blessings

-Mani Navasothy

(Initiated Wiccan High Priest)

ETC: Enfield Town Circle – Pagan Moot in North London

Enfield Town Circle- Pagan Moot.    This is Pagan pub moot (monthly social) that takes place in Enfield, North London (well, almost north London).  Established by April..way back in 2006, it’s a good social opportunity for new people to come meet & socialise indoors.

Enfield Town Circle - pagan moot-
Enfield Town Circle – pagan moot-

Originally held in another pub, ETC is now at Crown & Horseshoes- a lovely waterside pub. We often sit by the sofas near the large fire place (front, right) or by the cosy round tables in the rear dinning area). We tend to have debates & discussions on current pagan matters or topics of interest to members…and mostly socialise.

Here’s a video where April talks about the Moot

When: 2nd Thursday of every month

Upcoming dates 2014:  13th November’14,   11th December 2014

Dates for 2015:  8th January,  12th Feb,  12th March,   9th April,   14th May,   11th June,   9th July,   13th Aug,   10th Sept,   8th Oct,   12th Nov,  10th Dec (tbc)

Time: 7.30pm till about 11pm

Where: Crown & Horseshoes pub.15 Horseshoe Lane, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 6PZ.

facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/EnfieldTownCircle/

 I’ve just done a quick plan view of the pub.. We are usually in the back area..(go straight in…past the bar..then turn right at the back section.. We’ll be at the large round sofa seated area..

Enfield Town Circle- plan view of pub

Earth Day Picnic & Earth Healing Eco-Ceremony – 21st April’14- London

Join us on bank-holiday Monday 21st April 2014, in Trent Park – one of London’s biggest woodland areas open to all.. for our annual `Earth Day Family Picnic event – with an Earth Healing Eco-Ceremony!!

Earth Day Picnic 21april2014 at Trent park- north London, with Earth Healing Ritual
Earth Day Picnic 21april2014 at Trent park- north London, with Earth Healing Ritual

Date: Bank Holiday Monday 21st April 2014 (Easter weekend)

Time: 1pm onwards (acr park gate shuts at 5pm..but people can stay much later).

Venue: Trent Park, Cockfosters (Piccadilly line, north London)

Facilities: There is a proper toilet & cafe and car parks. Children can play in play area.

Location: From Cockfosters tube, the `Cocfosters Gate’ of Trent park is only 5 minutes walk. We will be in the field immediately to the right..when you enter the park.. Cafe etc is further ahead.
Event details

There’ll be the following Activities :

*Drumming, Chanting & dancing
*Family Picnic (bring own food…or bring some to share)
*Egg hunt (for the kids!)
*Face painting (for kids and adults !) – need reliable volunteer !!
*Earth-Healing Ritual – (details soon)

Please Bring:

-Drums & Musical instruments
-Bring family & friends (all religions welcome. This is about Earth).
-Bring eco-magical banners & posters to showcase and charge up with energy for your campaigns
-Bring crystals & ritual items for altar
-Bring plenty of Food & Drinks to share
Bring ground sheet / blanket or folding stool (for yourself)

What you can do:
-Please share this event and promote Earth day & Eco-Activities.

Weather:

We can’t predict the weather – but we’ve always carried an event, no matter what nature decides to do on that day. We will have some cover 🙂

History:
Earth Day – 22nd April- has been celebrated and marked by people of the world for over 40 years (since 1971). It provides a focus for hundreds of initiatives and activities.. from Eco-based fundraising, environmental campaigns, creating educational activities for those unaware of Earth’s ecological & environmental problems.. to magical or spiritual ceremonies to connect with Gaia – the earth goddess/ spirit!

– Mani Navasothy
(Director/Chief Editor- Gaian Times Eco-Spiritual Magazine)
www.GaianTimes.com