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Quests of Isis: A Thames-Isis Ritual in Richmond, London (16Nov13)

In January 2013, we began exploring the `Thames-Isis’ energies in a series of magical rituals/ Ceremonies in London.  The Isium Navigatum,  Birthday of Isis, Submerging Sekhmet are complete and we head towards the last and most important one of all..  Quests of Isis !

I feel that in many ways this is the  Egyptian equivalent of Samhain..  and quite obviously the mythological origin of the mummification rituals.. It is where Isis `mourns, longs for …searches and finds’  her dead husband Osiris  (who was murdered by his evil brother Set).

Isis-Magic is at it’s most potent, as she combines the 13 pieces of the dead body parts of Osiris, and adding an artificial Phalus, she brings him to completion- where upon he descends to the Underworld to rule there as King.

All are welcome to this ceremony…being held on the banks of river Thames…in Richmond area (SW London)..on the even of the  taurean Full moon in November.

Here are the details..  and the mythology




Saturday 16th November 2013.


This ritual will take place in Richmond, where the river Tames is much `clearer’ and affords water-side green spaces to do the ritual and socialise.


Please meet us at the `Richmond Railway station’ man entrance (Coffee shop in the foyer). We will gather all people and wlak 10-15 minutes to the spot by the river already chosen by us.


Please be at the meeting point (station) by 1.30pm latest. **( We are sorry but we can not wait for late comers. We can not spend time giving instructions on phone on how to get to the spot. We will be busy preparing for ceremony!)**

End time: Sunset is at about 4.09 pm. And we aim to end by 4.30pm. But can not rush a magical ceremony!

What to bring:

-Open mind
-Magical or peaceful emotions 🙂
-Some food & drinks (wine) to share .
– wear weather-proof clothing & shoes. Weather changes. We dress up wisely always..and we carry on the rituals in whatever weather. So come truly prepared!!

Myth of Osiris & Quest of Isis

When Osiris came to power on the Throne of Egypt, he found the people to be savage and brutish, fighting and killing one another.

While Isis, wife of Osiris, discovered the grain of wheat and barley, Osiris taught the people how to plant the seeds after the Nile had risen and sunk again, leaving fresh fertile soil. Osiris taught the people how to tend the crops and water them; how to cut the corn, how to thrash the grain, dry it, grind it to make flour and make bread. H showed them the way to plant vine and make wine out of grapes, as they had already known how to brew beer our of barley.

Osiris went on to teach the people law and to live peacefully and happily, enjoying music and poetry. Thus Egypt was filled with peace and plenty. And Osiris set off to bring the same blessings to other nations. His wife Isis ruled Egypt while he was away.

But Seth, their brother, envied Osiris and hated Isis. He planned to kill his brother and rule in his place. And when Osiris returned from his travels Seth held a large festive celebrations, and tricked Osiris into entering a beautifully crafted Chest decorated with cedar, ebony and ivory. Seth sealed the chest with molten lead and threw it in the river Nile, and Osiris the man died within it.

The chest was carried out to the Sea, and came to the shore of Phoenicia near the city of Byblos. Here it lodged into a tamarisk tree that grew around it completely. King Malcander heard of the beautiful tree, and made orders to cut it down and fashion a great pillar for his palace. No one knew that it held the body of Osiris.

Later, Isis searched and found the Pillar, and after time in the palace looking after the King’s children, procured the Pillar and took it on a barge back to Egypt. She had left it in the marshes, in order to go and check on her young son Horus, when Seth found the pillar and the Chest within it.. tore the body of Osiris into 14 pieces, and scattered them all over the banks of the Nil, hoping those pieces will be eaten by various crocodiles and other animals.

On her return, Isis discovered what had happened, and with the help of her sister Nephthys and Anubis, she found all but one piece of Osiris. His penis was missing. Isis rejoined the pieces of Osiris and also made a Penis – with the use of magic, and completed Osiris. She caused the body to be embalmed and hid it in a place only she knew. Now with the body whole, and rites completed, the spirit of Osiris passed into Amenti to rule over the dead. He stays there until the last great battle between his Son Horus and Seth, and it is said he will return to Earth once Seth has been defeated once and for all.

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Thames-Isis Rituals in London (2013)

Thames-Isis rituals will be held  in central London this year (2013).  Here are some preliminary info art works created for them.

Thames-Isis (Tamesis) Rituals in London

We are planning to explore the mysteries and magic of the Goddess Isis in a series of rituals to be held by the banks of river Thames in London. (Tamesis is an old name of river Thames, and supposedly  means `Thames-Isis’).

Thames Isis Rituals 2013 www.PaganFrontiersofLondon.com
Thames Isis Rituals 2013 http://www.PaganFrontiersofLondon.com

Dates & Rituals:

Saturday 3rd March : Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony (Isidias Navigatum).  Ritual outline (tbc): A statue of the Goddess will be carried to the water, where flowers-wreathed women may offer mirrors so that she may see her beauty. Priests will pour milk on the sands from a pitcher shaped like Isis’s breast, then  sprinkle the statue with precious perfumes. As the final part of the ritual, a small replica boat will be filled with spices and sent (out to sea) as an offering to the Goddess Isis.

NEW date added:    7 th July’13.     Submerging Sekhmet : a 7-7 London protection ceremony (waterloo bridge area.    Meet by Cleopatra’s needle, Embankment, at 7pm. )

Wednesday 17th July: Birthday of Isis (Night of the Cradle). Sky Goddess Nut gives birth to Isis.-– (update)  This ritual will be a scaled down event on that evening by Thames.  And we’ll be providing additional resources for everyone to mark and celebrate it everywhere!  (or by your local river-sides!). 

Saturday 16th November: (Full moon)  Quests of Isis: searching, mourning and the finding of Osiris.  (This is the `Samhain equivalent).

All Welcome to attend, to contact us and contribute with your creativity, knowledge & magic for these new explorations..

Tamesa London Circle presents `Thames-Isis' rituals.    Isis & Osiris (c) Mani Navasothy2013
Tamesa London Circle presents `Thames-Isis’ rituals. Isis & Osiris (c) Mani Navasothy2013

About this art/ photo

The above is a statue that the late Maureen Brown (Psychologist, Professional Counsellor, High Priestess of Wicca) gave me as a gift many years ago. It depicts a form of Osiris and his wife Isis.  I have used a backdrop of a view of the river Thames (looking to the west from the Millennium Bridge) for this graphics. The moon is a photo that I had taken and was added to this graphics – but here’s the thing .. there really was a full moon in this river view photo in that exact spot (but it was not detailed and rather small).  The statue was kept literally on the key boards of my laptop (with backdrop photo on screen) and lit by a table-lamp in just the right way to create the `moon light’.   The whole thing was then obviously photographed and re-worked digitally to create this finished art.  🙂

ps. The blue `space’ background in the top photo is also an art work I created (last year)..every pixel of it drawn by me!

Feel free to copy / share the art works – as long as you give due credit. Ta 🙂

-Mani Navasothy



Submerging Sekhmet – a London protection ceremony for 7th July’13 <– (new link)

Tamesa London Circle – Read about history of TLC and its purpose since 2006

Witchcraft and Magic in London  – our site for exploring Witchcraft and Wicca in London

Pagan Frontiers of London   – gateway site for all the news, info & details of open rituals, courses, communities, groups & moots

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