London is Defended!   (my reaction to terror attack on Parliament, London 22March 2017)

London is Defended! (my reaction to terror attack on Parliament, London 22March 2017)


I have loved this country!  The refuge, the safety, the shelter and belonging –  it has afforded me and my family all that for the past 30+ years! And I love London, and all the glorious and wonderful treasures it has and continues to offer!!  And on a pagan- spiritual- new agey sort of way, I worship and honour this land.  People who know me well..know this already.

Imagine my shock – when this evening (last night, as I’ve not been to sleep yet) – when my sister barged into my room and told me about a terror attack on the British Parliament (I was putting the finishing touches to a community website that I’de been neglecting but finally updating..  and it actually has on the banner a picture of me wearing a mask and posing right outside the Parliament!)

My initial thoughts were sheer shock – thinking this is going to unravel London, and the terror-threats that have shown their ugly hands in other countries (USA, France, Germany) have touched us too here in London..   I immediately checked astrology transits – a few stressful ones for friday.. (mercury opposing Pluto is the worst I could find) followed by few great transits on saturday and sunday.   Nothing catastrophic like Mars-Uranus agitations..  but still it can plant shadowy seeds (park that for now).

I checked on the internet for quick news update – and sadly learnt that few people (including a Police man who was defending the Parliament) had died.  These deaths will have ripples..  That is for sure. (My father dying caused decades of ripples in our family..  so I don’t ever underestimate a husband/father’s death on his kids & family).

But a part of me was unperturbed and I even smirked  at the sheer stupidity of the attacker!!

What was he thinking – that a car and a knife was going to get him into Parliament? Our Parliament?!

I am the kind of guy who worries that if I walk slightly awkward, the police & cameras by Parliament might take me away  – My paranoia aside ( childhood fears from Sri Lanka..story for another blog)..  I have a huge amount of faith and trust in the Police, the security services and intelligence people who protect this country ( that’s England am talking about).

So I did smirk at the idiocy of some man who tried this attack.  Surely he must have known he’s bound to fail..  and even at the cost of his life? Perhaps, alarmingly worrying, is the thought that maybe he did know..  but causing an even symbolic  disturbance – albeit a failed attack – still show cases a point – that an attack is possible…and it can disrupt and spread fear and doubts amongst our people..

But London is strong..  as a place, as a collection of people, as a multicultural community, a sparkling city of dark and light, steel and glass and water (Thames), and as an old land itself.

There are Gods & Goddesses watching over our city – they have and they continue to do so.  I know, because I am one of those Pagan / Hippie / New Age/ spiritual type who worships London and invokes ancient deities to watch over it.

My magical friends & I have done many rituals in the past…for that safety purpose – The Thames-Isis rituals by the banks of river Thames and Cleopatra’s needle (Embankment), the Sekhmet ritual by Waterloo bridge/banks, the Hern rituals in Windsor Great Park, Croydon, Queen’s Woods, and dare I say ..even the submerging of Hindu Ganesh sculptures into the Thames!

For years, nay, decades now, I have personally been attuning to the energies of London – the city and the woods and the Palace of Westminster.   River Thames and Big ben are in the background of very much all the logos of all the pagan websites I have created and maintain since about 2006..  Every time I go past it, I take photos of the Parliament – be it a casual trip, a Doctor Who fan filming / photo shoot, or intentional visit to go see the statue of Boudicca – ancient Warrior queen of this land!

Perhaps, the attunement is too much..  because I did wake up today at 12noon with such bad headache that could not be shifted by breathing, massaging neck or coffee…that I had to take nurofen painkillers..  I now wonder if that was a sort of psychic alarm bell ringing on my clairsentient mind.. (because around 2.45pm the attack took place).  This might sound crazy..but I’ve been sleeping in a tent in garden for many months..  and sometimes when am in the house..I get a certain feeling..and later when i get to my tent for sleeping, i had found that fox has been in my tent..(front store area) peeing and marking territory.  Somehow that act of invasion rings my psychic alarms.  So  an attack on London was bound to have had some pre-effect on me.  (After all I have walked and marked London as `my realm’ for years!)

Whatever it is..  I am heading into London tomorrow..  for a leisurely wander – to visit the old favourite places.. river Thames, Trafalgar square, Millennium Bridge..and if the police open it up..  Parliament square  itself!  And I’ll be sure to spit, scratch and stomp out any traces of terror.

London is my City..it’s my realm..  my friends and families and communities live here..  and  I’ll defend  it with all my might and magic!!

-Mani Navasothy

Birthday of Goddess Isis – Night of the Cradle-17th July – all over the Universe!

Wishing a very special Lady many happy returns.

Yes, It’s the day when Sky Goddess Nut gave birth to Goddess Isis.  (also known as The Night of the Cradle)

Birthday of Goddess Isis - 17th July - everywhere!

Birthday of Goddess Isis – 17th July – everywhere!

I will be leading a special (2nd annual) Ceremony and social gathering to mark this event on this coming saturday (19th July) at Richmond..

Do join us. . Meet at Richmond Station by 4.30pm.. and we’ll be walking up to the ritual spot later. (it’s a 15 min walk.. so we may `process’ in a nice line, carrying ritual items, a banner and a 1 metre Isis Barge that will be sailed symbolically on the waters later..).

Outline of Event 

Our Gatherings normally take the following form

a) Meeting at the Richmond Station, at appointed place, and then walking together to the selected Ritual area.

b) Pre-Ritual Social & setting up altar / getting into ritual cloths and explanation of ritual (delegating some ritual roles to people who are interested).

c) Ritual

d) Feasting & Social

e) Taking down altar, packing & tidy-up, and departures (Individuals make their own way back).

*Some people leave as soon as Ritual is complete. Others stay longer to enjoy socials & bonding with our friends.

**Venue**: Richmond Upon Thames- by River side.

This is normally finalised on the day by the Organiser, by judging the various factors. So please don’t ask for text/phone instructions .. We meet and go together and do the ritual. That’s the easiest way.
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A decorative altar with Sky Goddess Nut and a concealed statue of Isis will be set up.

Element consecrations (incense, lantern, salt/water).

Isis called by her many names! This will be a chant led by Mani and all repeat.

Isis is revealed.

Milk & flower Ceremony – all bath statue in milk), followed by offering of flowers.

Food & drinks blessed and shared.

Collected Milk & flowers offered to river Thames in a small boat!

Sailing of the Isis Barge

Feasting
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What to bring:
Food & drinks to share.

Privacy/Photos :
As it is a public place, passers-by may take photos or watch. That is accepted by the organisers, in the spirit of celebrating the Birthday of Isis 🙂

Conduct:
We ask all to be in good public behaviour.

Bright Blessings.

-Mani Navasothy

mob: 077689-41373

www.PaganFrontiers.com
facebook event page:  Birthday ceremony of Goddess Isis

 

 

 

Pagan Midsummer Camp London – June 2014

Join us to mark the Sun at it’s height of Power!    We are organising a Pagan Midsummer Camp at the great venue – Epping Forest (Debden) Camp site. (it has fire fields, cafe, showers, washing facilities and more).

Pagan Midsummer Camp in London (June 2014)  by Hern's Tribe & Pagan Frontiers of London

Pagan Midsummer Camp in London (June 2014) by Hern’s Tribe & Pagan Frontiers of London


Normal fee: £8 per person per night (tbc)
(we may ask for an additional donation to cover running costs)

Bring your own tents/ sleeping equipment and food – to cook on the communal fire.

There will be a small Midsummer woodland Ceremony* (Epping Forest is just a few yards behind the Campsite!)

All are welcome.. pagans, non-pagans, friends.. to participate in the Camp.. .

Remember to bring a bottle of wine, mead and some food to share at the Feast.

Date:
Main camp: Saturday 14th  – Sunday 15th June l 2014.
(you may join us a night early from Friday 13th June…and settle in ).


Event Page- facebook (Pagan Midsummer Camp 2014)

All enquiries via our Pagan Frontiers Contact Form.


Outdoor preparations:

Please see our website www.Hern-Tribe.org for guidelines on what to bring, how to be prepared for outdoor rituals in woodlands, and some health & safety instructions.

Cloths:
Please wear sensible outdoor cloths…waterproof is better..and good shoes to walk in slippery or muddy surface.

Smoke smell:
We will have a ritual fire…and if you stay near it…your cloths will smell of smoke. So don’t wear anything that’s going to be ruined by smoke..!!

-Mani Navasothy
(Founder of Hern’s Tribe  & Events Manager at Pagan Frontiers of London)

 

Links:

our website- Pagan Frontiers of London 

facebook page:  Pagan Frontiers of London

Pan chant for Beltane (with video)

Website- Hern’s Tribe (celebrating 10 years of outdoor seasonal gatherings in London woodands)

 

Other events in summer 2014 (London)

Pan’s Picnic   2014 – London 

Pagan Pride Parade London 2014 

 

 

NEW Year’s Eve Pagan Social in London (31-Dec-13)

New Year's Eve 31Dec2013

New Year’s Eve 31Dec2013

New Year’s Day.. is also a New Moon! If you fancy having a central london social (public place) with fellow pagans & friends, watch the midnight fireworks..and start the new year ..in a truly magical way… come join us!

This is an informal social in a public place..!
There are no agendas, schedules, event managers.. It’s all free-flow!!

We are getting to our spot early (9pm) and `secure’ a bit of space.. so we can hang out.. Come find us (if you are late you may have trouble getting to us through crowds)!

We plan to do a spot of moon magic, some spontaneous singing & chants, light drumming & music perhaps, bless a chalice of wine or two, have cakes..and begin the new year ..with magic woven into all that fireworks!

Where to meet/ tube:

Please get off at Temple (circle / district line) , and walk up to Cleopatra’s Needle (just 5-10 minutes). **Don’t try to get out at Embankment..(tube) it’ll be very busy.. and there;ll be fences and crowd..**

What to bring:

Wear flower crowns, and other nice pagan magical things.. 🙂
NO sharp objects!
Your own snacks & drinks
Wear warm & water proof clothing
Be prepared to stand around and have fun for 3+ hrs .. and be prepared to face lots of crowd ..and then travel home in night buses and late trains..

Good News? We’ve been to central London for New Year fire works.. Nearly all the people in the streets are in a jovial, fun social mood..
THAT is magic!!
And we’ll be part of that..and add to it!!

-Mani

facebook event page

 

Join PAGAN PRIDE PARADE London (2nd June 2013)

Pagan Pride Parade - London 2013 (2nde June 2013) Gather at 12pm at Red Lion Square

Pagan Pride Parade – London 2013 (2nde June 2013) Gather at 12pm at Red Lion Square

Pagan Pride Parade – is a free street-based public event.. where all the pagans, witches, wizards, druids, new agers and ordinary pagan folks come together …to celebrate their path…with a flamboyant parade. Previously organised by Jeanette Ellis for 13 years as part of Beltane Bash.

Now being organised by The Atlantis Bookshop for the 3rd year. *Police escort provided*

All welcome to the annual `Pagan Pride Parade’ in London.
Sunday 2nd June 2013. Gather outside the entrance of Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn, London (nearest tube: Holborn – Piccadilly Line). Meet-up 12 noon.

Wear pagan costumes, masks, bring drums & portable musical instruments, bring banners to carry …either about Pagnism or about your own pagan groups..

Procession ends at Russell Square Park..

-Mani

New journey for Pagan Frontiers of London

Here’s the screen shot of the `new look’ of the Pagan Frontiers of London.  This website has been active since October 2006, and currently serves over 42,000 visitors now!

Pagan Frontiers of London  – is the community gateway for all Pagans, Magicians, Wiccans & Witches, new comers, students & media people. It is here  to provide networking platform, as well as Information, Advise & Guidance on Pagan events & activities in London. Open rituals, Courses, Ritual groups, social moots & talks, Conferences, conventions, Eco-magical activities, festivals, pagan community organisations, eBooks, pagan products & holistic professional services …are all FREELY publicised in this gateway site.

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Pagan Frontiers of London -site 22Jan2013

Past Prologue:

Between 2006-2012, it held the `official site’ position for the London District of The Pagan Federation. Created, registered and maintained pretty much every week by myself, the site became disassociated with any one pagan organisation and global in October 2012 – following my own stepping down from the Pagan Federation’s London District Council. Since then I had been quite busy with finishing several of my book writing, and finally had a few days to re-design the site, as I had wanted to for many months.  Am confident that the look and feel is settling – as I’ve started to build in flexibility for many new features (oh, it’s all technical behind the scene stuff – though on the surface that’s not quite evident yet. As each new feature is brought online over the coming weeks and months, the site will expand to include them easily!)

Previous facebook page – created entirely by me on my own initiative, and supported by The Pagan Federation –  had been growing over the last 4 years (since 2008) to fan numbers of about 1,800+. But unfortunately, that old page had to be taken off-line in October’12, due to some online bullying and harrasing that I myself was subject to within that Page.

Future Personal

So….a brand new facebook page  has also been created! It is accessible here   Visit face bookpage  www.facebook.com/PaganFrontiersOfLondon

Facebook PagePagan Frontiers of London

Facebook Page
Pagan Frontiers of London

In my life, lightening does strike the same place many times..  Sometimes it causes `Towers’ to  fall.. and other times, ideas are energised and come alive..  But my past achievements and developments were not just fluke, but result of sustained hard work over many years – to have the farsight, ideas, create, collaborate & network with others,  develop and nurture systems, groups, events, communities and online platforms.

It is sometimes emotionally hard — when outsiders (and even close friends who turn out to stick a knife in one’s back) sabotage, try to squash or destroy works that some of us have spent years nurturing and creating. At times doubt creeps in, as to could such things be re-created or developed again.  And in the Winter months, as I stayed focused writing those esoteric books – on magic and spirituality- I pondered these during a social hibernation period.  And now, as the snow has come and started to melt, the Wheel turns, and as we pagans say, `All the dies shall be reborn..  All the falls shall rise again..!”

So here we are…with new ventures and launches ..light and dark horses controlled expertly.. and `Chariots’ steered masterfully, with the wisdom of the `Hermit’  within me offering guidance, after the solitary works of the winter months.

I would like to make a special thanks to close family, friends and certain experienced Wicca Elders & Pagan people in the Pagan Community (they will be wonderfully acknowledged when the Time & Tides are right) – who have not only given me moral support through my `hermit’  months, but made me realise that I have my place in the scheme of things, even if I had felt like a `Hanged-Man’!

2012 – though not the end of the world, has been a major end to parts of my life.  And with ends come new beginnings.   That after all is the way of the Phoenix.  🙂

-Mani Navasothy.

Link

Pagan Frontiers of London. – Gateway site for Pagan Activities, Events, rituals and more ..in and around London

Treadwells – Esoteric & Occult Books, Talks & Events in Central London

 Esoteric Expert – my professional Esoteric Website (with links to all my ventures & explorations)

Wiccan Full Moon Rituals in London – Visit Witchcraft & Magic website

eBook:  Coven Guide – Become an Initiated Witch