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Experiential Tarot workshop – (outdoors/ London) -9th Sept’2018

We invite you to take a journey in to the world of practical application of tarot for self and others, in a natural woodland setting to expand your deeper connections to messages from this popular divination tool, that traces back to it’s medieval roots!

Tarot workshop by vathani & Mani 9sept2018-9sept18

Intended for anyone with some or no experience of reading tarot, for self or others confidently.

Come, ready to sample the life altering events of the 22 Major Arcanas, to the vivid clarity of the Celtic Cross, all the way to the connected intuitive voice of your magical being that you can tap in to on the day.

Your workshop facilitators, Vathani and Mani – will walk you through the exploration of the symbols, meanings and applications of the Rider Waite pack in variety of spreads for various purposes – for life and in your magical empowerment. They believe tarot can be our gateway to the realms of personal and spiritual awakening! It can be a powerfully accurate tool in the hands of someone who is centred and channelled, if you are ready to learn How To!

Here are some of the things you will learn on this workshop——-

-Explorative Pathworking, in to the tarot realm
-Origins & use of tarot
-Mystical, Kabbalistic and order of the Golden Dawn influences
-Practical journey through the meanings of 22 Major Arcanas, 16 Court cards and 40 Suit cards
-How to work with your cards : Selecting, cleansing, tuning in, aligning , intension-setting , cleansing & storing
-Elemental consecration and connection exercise
-Exploration of popular Tarot Spread exploration
-Magical & ritualistic use of Tarot cards
-Reader / Querent etiquettes and ethics
-Practical work on reading for Self
-Practical work on reading for Others
-Questions & Answers

The workshop includes student handouts – given on the day for quick references for our practical and experiential work.

*All workshop students are entitled to Tarot reading with V, at half price. (Normal fee: £45/40mins)* Please arrange session date and time with V, directly.

We will break for lunch at 1pm , and commence afternoon session promptly at 2pm. There will be a short 15 minute Comfort break in the afternoon.

Kindly contact us directly, if you have any additional needs prior to booking. Thank you

What to bring with you——-

-Rider Waite Tarot Pack (only if you own one!)
-Note book & pen
-Lunch by own arrangement
-Cushion to sit on (optional)

We very much look forward to having you with us on this explorative tarot reading course!

FEE:

Fixed Fee: £35 (must book in advance). .
Use this secure paypal link below to pay £35.
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=WZBYFE3GVR4TJ

Schedule/ meeting point——

Please meet at Woodman’s pub garden area between 10.15am to 10.30am. We’ll be leaving at 10.30am promptly to go to woods and start the workshop. There will be a 1 hr lunch break & a 15min Tea-break in the course. Course ends at 5.30pm. Afterwards we’ll be in the pub for any additional queries/ questions.

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.

NO Recording / photography—– .
Tutor may take some photos with permission for publicity purpose.

Weather———–
We can not predict weather ..but we can be prepared.
• Please wear plenty of warm clothing . If it’s raining much, tutor will bring a tarpaulin sheet cover.. so we don’t get wet (too much)

If you have any questions/concerns, please do contact us via private message on meetup. Thanks.

Bright Blessings
-Vathani Navasothy & Mani Navasothy

This is an experiential workshop, taught by Vathani Navasothy (Tarot Reader/ medium & Reiki Practitioner) & co-hosted by Mani Navasothy (Astrologer, Wiccan High Priest & Ritual Magician).

Link to our meetup event: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Pagans-Magicians/events/254098932/

 

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Sacred Journey -PF London Conference 2015 & Hindu-Magic Talk

Dear all, this year’s PF-London conference has the theme of `Sacred Journey’..  and is taking place tomorrow (27th June 2015) from 10am till 10pm in London (Leystonstone area).  There are many and varied talks, workshops, festivities and such scheduled for this.  I will be attending, and hope to post a review/ photos afterwards.

I’ll also be giving a talk. Here’s the blurb/ info 🙂

Hindu-Magic. Mani Navasothy – Hindu & Wiccan High Priest – briefly talks about how both religions have woven together in his life, touch on the mysteries of Shivarathree & Navarathree, and shares his blend of Hindu-magical practises that you can use.

Some older attendees may remember, that I used to hold the position of `Events Organiser’ for PF London for some 7+ years and ran open rituals, annual Gaia Conventions  (see link below)) and Masked Balls etc..  I stepped down back in May 2012,  to pursue my own esoteric ventures (Publishing books, Gaian Times e-Magazine, Wicca & Witchcraft events etc).

Bright Blessings

-Mani Navasothy

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Here’s the official Flyer for the event & Schedules of talks etc

Pagan Federation London- Sacred Journey Conference flyer June 2015
Pagan Federation London- Sacred Journey Conference flyer June 2015

 

PF London Sacred Journey conference schedule
PF London Sacred Journey conference schedule

 

The conference will be held on Saturday, June 27th at The Leytonstone Business & Enterprise Specialist School

Doors open at 10.00 am.

An all day conference hosted by The Pagan Federation London, featuring talks and workshops from 16 renowned speakers, live music, esoteric market, The Goddess Temple of London, food & bar, prizes to be won, and much more!

Featuring talks and workshops on Wicca, Tarot, Paganism & Hinduism, Pagan history, Magic, Sacred Places, Hoodoo, Storytelling, Deities, Pagan Britain, Scrying, ReWilding and a selection of talks exploring this year’s conference theme of “sacred journey”.

Speakers include:
Philip Carr-Gomm, Ashley Mortimer, Geraldine Beskin, Peter Knight,
King Arthur Pendragon, Caroline Wise, Mani Navasothy, Jacqueline Woodward-Smith, Richard Levy, Jamie Alexxander, John Callow, Michelle Hawcroft, Abbie Palache, Jason Drew and more!

Our keynote speaker will be Mike Stygal, president of The Pagan Federation.

The Goddess Temple of London will be at the conference. They will be erecting a temple space for people to use through out the day, for private meditation, contemplation and honoring.

Visit the Family Corner – step outside away from the hubbub to meet other pagan families, and try your hand at some Summer Solstice crafts 10am-1pm.

Standard Tickets: £10 PF Members, £12 General Public

Tickets on the Door: £12 PF Members, £14 General Public

*Under 16’s get in free*

 

Related Link

Pagan Federation London Website

Blog post  -Looking back at Gaia Conventions 2007-2009 

Gaian Times Magazine

Esoteric Expert – eBooks by Mani Navasothy

Website for Wicca & Witchcraft UK

 

Phoenix Magic – dreams, thoughts and warnings!

Phoenix from the Flame - graphics (c) Mani Navasothy
Phoenix from the Flame – graphics (c) Mani Navasothy

Few weeks ago, I had a dream.. of an ordinary bird in a cage.. that was stuck in a stuffy room… and dying!  I took the cage (and bird) and left it out in the sun. But later when I checked, the bird looked dead.. and feared it was over exposed to the heat of the Sun! I brought it indoors, and tried reviving the bird by carefully blowing small bursts of air into it’s open beak! And it recovered and stood up..   Now the Dream analysts amongst you will no doubt easily work out much about the mind-set I was in 3 weeks ago by working out aspects of this dream.  (It was few weeks ago.. I’ve moved on now 🙂

Apart from the symbolisms of being stuck by life’s confinements, there is another message here.. that of the bird needing air, getting it..but over exposure to life giving energies of the Sun..and almost dying..and being revived. And of course me and the bird are one.. (or so Psychologists will say, when pulling apart such dreams). It took me a few hours after waking, to suddenly get the insight..  It was the Phoenix of course.   And I have only been using that as a username or online identity for a decade or so..  So in a round about way, the bird and it’s journey and revival is also about me.. which ever way you look at it.

So that brings me to Phoenix magic!

mani- phoenix magic with candle & breath
mani- phoenix magic with candle & breath

I have been doing various forms of dragon-magic for nearly 16-17 years, but started Phoenix magical work about 10 years ago..  as part of some angelic magical work (Arch angels) in a then-coven environment.  At the time, my magic involved invoking the phoenix energy for financial security. But looking back on it, it’s clear..   The few years that followed saw me first loosing the job I was in..  (earning less that £12,000 per year), doing all sorts of voluntary work (Events Organising for Pagan Federation’s London District)..  and eventually getting a Project Manager job in a Charity that gave me almost £25,000 per year!

This sort of thing has happened again..  whenever I have done any sort of Phoenix magic..  Things that are targeted for magical work (areas of life) initially crumble almost all the way to the ground level..  life seems bleak..   and then out of that emerges a newer stronger way of life!

And I seem to be in one of those regeneration phases currently.. and the dream merely confirmed it few weeks ago.

Warning:

So my advise for anyone wanting to dabble in any kind of Phoenix magic – really, truly, beware of where your life is at…and that things will get drastically bleak.. first ..before improvements can be seen. It won;t just happen over night either. It may take anything from 3-4 months to even 2-3 years!!   I can not stress these points hard enough.

Astrology

By the way, in astrology, this death & rebirth / transformation is governed by the planet Pluto (and major transits to the sign Scorpio). We currently are in the middle of a 4 year period where the harsh aspect of Pluto-square-Uranus is taking place …in total 7 times, between 2012 to 2015. (link to that blog here).  So whether we like it or not..  the whole world is under that transformative influence..  (we’ve had that aspect twice last year.. and it will happen twice this year in 2013..  in May and in early November…so be warned).

Tarot

In tarot, the death and rebirth transformation is symbolised by the Tower card – where the divine light(ening) strikes the top, and Tower falls..  so that using its components, a newer better one may be built.

photo of ritual fire
Fleshed out `Phoenix’

I’ll close this with some of the Phoenix images I had created…from photos of real fires…and such.  The one on the left is a real photo… (no graphics or editing) and the one on the right is the slightly fleshed out graphics version ..

-Mani Navasothy

ps. This blog `QuantumPhoenix’ has been online for about a year and a half now, and strange that only now I have had the idea to talk about the Phoenix itself.  I suppose  better also start writing about Quantum Magic too  🙂