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London Halloween walk & Thames river of Souls Ritual – 31Oct2018

Join us on Halloween Night in Central London on Monday …31st October 2018.. We gather for a fun-filled Halloween walk ..with costumes * lanterns, then stop near Oxo tower (green area) for our annual `Thames: River of Souls Ceremony’ to honour the Spirit of Thames & Ancestors.

Woodland witches London Halloween walk & tamesa river of souls 2018

As for last year, We begin with a procession along river Thames (from outside the Globe Theatre, and walk along bankside, past Tate Modern, Blackfriars Bridge, Oxo Tower, Gabriel’s Wharf, and end at Royal Festival Hall… for a break and social (free to get inside and use their cafe/ seating areas).

Bring snacks & drinks to share.
Bring pumpkins. Lanterns (no naked flames please for safety). Bring battery operated lights.. costumes.. masks etc.

Our ceremonies are open to everyone, of all paths and religions.

Stay as long as you like.. and leave when you want to.

Fees: suggested donation ¬£3 to the `Ferryman’ (for your underworld journey)

Meeting point/ time:
Please get to outside steps of Shakespear’s Globe Theatre / Bankside pier by 7.30pm. We’ll get organised and begin walk. We hope the 1000m walk will only take us about 1 hour at an extremely leisurely procession/ festive walking speed. ūüôā

Cloths/what to bring:

-Wear warm/ waterproof comfortable cloths… Please check weather for London for friday evening and dress appropriate. Wear good footwear..as standing/ walking for longer duration can get hard on the feet.

Food/drinks:
-Please bring small picnic-style food and drinks to share.
-Bring things for self.. and if feeling generous, something to share with others..

Safety notes: Everyone is asked to take extra care with their own personal safety as we’ll be in a busy public place. Keep valuables with you at all times.. or with a trusted friend who is not playing a big role in ritual. beware of thieves/ pickpockets, any silly protesters (who don’t like pagans) and may try to cause a wrangle. If this happens..just step away from it.. do not be baited.. and just get out asap…and get far away to a safer place.

No swords…no athames..or other `real’ weapons – or anything that might alarm the general public /police. We play safe and nice.. And you are responsible for your own good behaviour and health & safety!!

With bright blessings
– Mani Navasothy

 

Link to our meetup event:

London Halloween walk & Thames river of Souls Ritual 2018

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018, 7:30 PM

Bankside Pier (end of New Globe Walk)
Bankside, SE1 9DT London, GB

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Join us on Halloween Night in Central London on Monday …31st October 2018.. We gather for a fun-filled Halloween walk ..with costumes * lanterns, then stop near Oxo tower (green area) for our annual `Thames: River of Souls Ceremony’ to honour the Spirit of Thames & Ancestors. As for last year, We begin with a procession along river Thames (from o…

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Night of the Cradle – Birth of Goddess Isis Ritual (Richmond, London) 16July17

Our 5th annual Celebration of Birthday ¬†of Goddess Isis’ – to mark the Night of the Cradle’ where Sky Goddess Nut gave birth to the Egyptian Goddess Isis. ¬†It¬†will take place as before, on the river banks of the Thames in Central London!

  • Date: ¬†Sunday 16th July 2017
  • Duration: ¬†1.30pm to 5pm (approx)
  • Meeting point– Meet us at the Hollyhock Cafe, Terrace Gardens, Richmond at 1.30pm. ¬†At 2pm we will ceremonially process and go down to river bank..for ceremony.

The ceremony will use a blend of Wiccan & adapted Egyptian ritual outlines.   (Note: My research indicates Birth of Isis was celebrated on 17th July..  but our ritual this year takes place on sunday 16th July).

Night of the cradle Birth of Isis 2017-v1

The ceremony ¬†is expected to be 45mins ..and then we’ll continue socials/ feasting.. ¬†(It’s a birthday party, after all). ¬† ūüôā ¬†So be sure to bring plenty of Wine & cakes.

** Donation (suggested) £3 *****

——– Ceremony¬†outline ¬†—–

  • A decorative altar with Sky Goddess Nut and a concealed statue of Isis will be set up.
  • Opening prayers and /or Meditation (chakra or other)
  • Consecrations with salt & water, incense, candles
  • Casting magic Circle
  • Calling elemental quarters
  • Energy raising
  • Invocation : ¬†Isis called by her many names! Printed sheets provided. Each attendee may utter 10-20 names.
  • Goddess Isis (statue) is revealed.
  • Milk & flower Ceremony – all bath statue in milk, followed by offering of flowers. These are then offered to the river Thames.
  • Magical work ¬†(optional)
  • Cakes & Wine blessing
  • Closing & Grounding work
  • Feasting, Socialising‚Ķ¬†Food & drinks blessed and shared.
  • Birthday Party !! ¬† (Birthday of Isis).

————— What to bring————————¬†

— Wear ceremonial robes / masks (Egyptian style if possible).

— Musical instruments (drums, systrum, bells)

— Food & drinks to share.

— Poetry / your own Invocations to honour Goddess Isis

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 ūüôā

However intrusive photography by professionals for purpose of outside publishing is prohibited.

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

Safety of Thames water

Though the water is cleaner to paddle,  it is NOT suitable for drinking!!    Avoid handling the Thames water..  and if you do by chance, then please use  anti-bacterial hand-wash/ wipes  to sterilise your hands before handling any food!

***Please dress really appropriate for weather! ***  Good water-proof coats, proper boots/ shoes / trainers..that are not going to get soaked in mud/ rain.   Gloves, scarf. hats; possibly a bag/ ruck sack to put all your belonging and set aside (on the ground, when doing ritual).

Bright Blessings

-Mani Navasothy

Link to other rituals 

London Woodland Witches & Outdoor Pagans Meetup group

Photos- Thames Blessing Ceremony of 3rd Jan 2016

Hi all.. ¬† here are some of the photos of our ceremony earlier today..doing a river Blessing! ¬†We’ll be doing more river-thames rituals this year (in addition to the Thames-Isis rituals that we’ve been doing for past 3 years!) ¬†Bright Blessings. ¬†-Mani

Birth of Goddess Isis: Night of the Cradle Ritual in London (July 2015)

It pleases me to announce our 3rd annual Celebration of The Night of the Cradle. ¬† The `Birth of Goddess Isis’ ceremony ¬†will take place on the New Moon (in watery sign of Cancer) on Thursday 16thJuly 2015. We gather by the banks of river Thames ¬†for a special Ceremony in the evening…to mark the Night of the Cradle’ where Sky Goddess Nut gave birth to the Egyptian Goddess Isis.

Birthday of Goddess Isis - July 2015 ritual in London
Birthday of Goddess Isis – July 2015 ritual in London

-Meeting Details——————-

Date: Thursday 16th July 2015 .
Venue & time: Richmond (riverside) by the riverside passage/gate to Terrace Gardens (looks like a cave!).

Meet at Richmond station by 6.30pm and walk with me to the ritual spot (20 mins). ¬†I will be prompt, and this `walking together’ is a symbolic and informal `procession’ part of the ceremony!

Or follow the google map and arrive at the ritual spot (Terrace Gardens area..but by the river) at 7pm onwards.

Google map link to ritual spot:    https://goo.gl/maps/6wUq2

As this is a `Night of the Cradle- Birth of Isis’ , we are starting this ceremony later in the evening, so that we may perform the rite after sunset..(night). We’ll be using the `cave-like’ space by the riverside.. and will fix `stars’ on the ceilings .. to recreate a `body of the Sky Goddess Nuit’ (mother of Isis).

The ceremony itself is expected to be 30mins ..and then we’ll continue socials/ feasting.. (It’s a birthday party, after all). ūüôā So be sure to bring plenty of Wine & cakes.

Ceremony outline (subject to ¬†changes) —————–

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 Organisers.

Goddess Isis (statue) is revealed.

Milk & flower Ceremony – all bath statue in milk, followed by offering of flowers. These are then offered to the river Thames.

Food & drinks blessed and shared.

Birthday Party !! (Birthday of Isis).

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 ūüôā

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

link to  meetup  http://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/events/218699585/

London: Halloween social & Samhain Ceremony along Thames (31st Oct’31)

Thames Halloween Walk -31Oct2013We are having a pagan party /walk along the river Thames…for Halloween!!! ¬†¬†Wear Fancy dress…Masks.. Witchy Cloaks.. Wizard attire.. Ghostly look…werewolves & Vampires welcome! Bring your carved Pumpkins… Lanterns with light or candle in it..!

Join us on Halloween Night in Central London on…31st October 2013.. by Millennium Bridge (Tate Galley side) to start a fun social Walk..along river Thames…! ¬†Every year, we’ve organised `Tamesa: River of Souls’ Samhain ritual on the banks of river Thames. This time, because of high tide, we can’t get down to the water. But we certainly can have a fun Halloween social!

Date:   Thursday 31st October 2013

Time: Meet-up by 7.00pm

Meeting point: ¬† ¬†Millennium Bridge – ¬†the `Tate Modern’ side

Bring some easy snacks & drinks to share on the way too..

  • We will do a short Samhain Ceremony to honour the Spirit of Thames & Ancestors first.. on the green outside Tate Modern Gallery. Then begin our social walk.
  • We’ll be heading towards London Bridge …past Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.. and Borough Market.. (“When shall we Witches meet again..?” !!)

No end time.. Stay as long as you like.. and leave when you want. o this is a fun & serious event.. Just come join us..

Safety note:

No swords…no athames..and you are responsible for your own good behaviour and health & safety!!)

links:
http://www.PaganFrontiers.com

facebook event  https://www.facebook.com/events/354642141332960