Happy New Year, dear friends & followers of my blog! 🙂
It’s been such a busy start and..I feel it’s going to become an energetic and explosive year. I haven’t checked the transits/ astrology yet (other than knowing that Mercury just started retrograding 2 days ago, and Jupiter starts retrograde tomorrow and will do so till early May’16).
Will do a proper few blogs on astrology / analysis..but here’s to you all feeling bright, and going out into the world and shining like the Stars ..whose dusts we are made of!
ArchAngel Cometh! Here’s a rather quick bit of graphics I did recently.. (bridge, clouds, Temple Pillars).. I decided to add an old art work I did (The Angel). So.. how many of you believe in Archangels? Do you work magically with them.. such as Raphael, Gabriel, Michael or Uriel? They are called upon to protect the elemental quarters in the `Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram (LBRP). Feel free to share…. Bright Blessings – Mani#
Many Congratulations! Your request has been processed. Life Upgrade from 2014 to 2015 has been authorised by the Fates of the Universe, in co-operation with Gods & Goddesses United. technical support provided by the Cosmic association of Guardian Angels. The upgrade is scheduled for 23:59:59 on 31st December 2014. `2015 (version 1.0)’ will automatically install itself, and remove all previous versions. However, to avoid Operating system incompatibility, I suggest you shut down all gloomy thoughts immediately. Please uninstall all stresses & strain cycles, to optimise this upgrade. Best wishes 🙂 -Mani Navasothy
Time Travellers are often seen meddling with every other religious or historical events.. The most famous of all – The Doctor (Doctor Who) has been seen going in and out of so many events.. Not just historical ones..but many world religious myths and related ideas or names have been used in Dictor Who.. and over the years, I have enjoyed spotting them.. But suddenly.. one day.. it’s all too much!
Deva Loka is not a planet where the snake beast Mara lives.. but it is the `heavenly’ place for Hindus, where Devas live. Christmas is not a backwater planet.. but an actual festive event. Barcelona …well, that’s a place in Europe..
Ashta Varada.. well, that sounds awfully like a name from a Hindu myth.. and the first name `Ashta’ actually means the number 8.. (as in `Ashta Luxmi’ refers to 8 Goddess Luxmi’s just as Dasa means number 10..!
And Incarnations..(Avatars).. Shall we look to the oldest pagan religion of the East.. Hinduism.. and to the forms Lord Vishnu (protector) has taken ..anything from a giant Fish, Turtle, Wild Boar, Human-Lion hybrid Narasimar, Rama, Krishna and Kalki, Mohin (female) and more..? or the 64 incarnations that Lord Shiva took to appear on Earth to test and greet his devotees? No one ever went 2000 years back..to the small Crypt where a dead man’s body vanished.. through a stone door seal.. He was seen later ..not the same..but his friends recognised him. Sounds familiar? Am talking about the Jesus Incident!
So..I got to thinking.. about using some of the Christian mythologies (the don’t have mythologies as such do they? They call it Bible Stories.. written records of what really happened.. not myths!)
I got to thinking ..what of the time travelling Doctor Who was there…2,000 years ago.. when all that crucifixion was taking place..? It just lends itself so easily.. more so than any other myths …a dead boy.. a closed crypt sealed by a stone door.. dead-man coming back to life.. Won;t it make a classic Doctor Who story?
Why have they not written one..then?
Oh wait.. They don’t want to offend the Christians.. Right…I forgot about that.
That’s okay,,,keep plundering other religious stories, names and concepts.. Those people won;t mind.. Go on.. talk about the trans-dimensional mountain that’s lighter than it looks..and floats down to Mohammed.. show the Bodhi tree ..and the transcendental Light Creatures that merged with Buddha.. Why stop at the savages of Mayas and Aztecs, Marco Polo.. Take a pot shot at Mythras while ya at it too.. Roman Cult meetings with blood of freshly killed Bull pouring down the new initiate in an underground chamber.. That’s got high ratings written all over it..
Have I made my point ? More importantly.. before you send me fan mail ( or hate mail) have you understood the point I am making? 🙂
ps. This story starts with The Meddling Monk.. a renegade Time Lord.. And on the planet Jehruz-al-om, 2,000 yrs ago.., a fixed point in time was tampereded with! And the Universe has been suffering the consequences ever since.. ! Thankfully, another Time Lord (or Lady) is about to visit that planet.. and that will lead to one thing.. the thing that you and I and the rest of history had thought happened in the first place!! Do you want to know more..? :-p
If all goes well, a portal will open up at 7.50pm (gmt) and swallow the entire.. No..just kidding. Am going to try something a bit clever.. set up a blog and let it be published at a pre-set time..(cos I;ll be in a Cinema watching the big show tonight!!) So.. this blog should be coming out…at 7.50pm…gmt..when the `Doctor Who: Day of the Doctor’ premiers all over the world..in many countries…in many cinemas..as well as on their television screens (of course!)
Most of this art works are very old..and faded.. I suppose I could enhance it graphically…Maybe another time..But here are the scans of the original..
These were copied covers off those Target Novelisations.. going back to mid-1980’s when I had arrived in UK..
And here are some slightly better quality pencil art.. portraits of the older Doctors..
And Finally, here’s a concept illustration (A3) called `The Forfeit’ that shows the 6th Doctor with Valyard.. Notice the Hanged-Man tarot card, the fallen chess piece, the 13 on dice and so on.. 🙂
ps. Am starting a few new full scale craft projects (Doctor Who) with `making of.. ‘ videos to boot.. Just for fun.. So look out for updates in a few weeks.. 😉 After all, we still have the big Regeneration from Matt smith to Peter Capaldi’s 12th / 13th Doctor at Christmas to get very excited about..!!
*all art works shown here (c) Mani Navasothy. If sharing, please give credit to the artist 🙂 Thanks.*
Hey all..TODAY is supposedly `Harmonic Convergence’.
I know the Mars-opposition-Pluto and Venus-opposition-Neptune is stirring us, and making us perplexed about our social & personal ideals.. but Shall we have a day of peaceful and lovey thoughts…to put into the Collective?
Om Shanthi..Shanthi Shanthi (means `peace’ in Tamil).
Earlier in the day, I was thinking about Clowns.. and the phrase that manifested in my mind was, “Every Clown has a silver eyeliner..It helps to hide the tears..”
So I started playing with an old photo of me, wearing a `rising sign’ mask I had made when I attended an astrology weekend residential course (many years ago.. it was run by my teacher Cornelius Pascheur ).
And here is the result of the graphics.. (I could not help add the `earth-balls’ being juggled.. Am an environmentalist after all..and had to put those symbols in it ) 🙂
Sanctuary of the Goddess… What and where is the Sanctuary of the Goddess? It’s global and yet within us. A true belief..and an ideal.. for each and every pagan, magician, spiritualist.. seeking the comfort, solace, beauty and nurturing arms of the Great Mother Goddess…who is known by many names..Gaia, Isis, Aphrodite, Artemis, Shakthi, Freya, Tara.. and more..
I was inspired to spontaneously create this open facebook group a month ago.. I guess I am just following an idea, an ideal..? a thought..or even a feeling .That’s all I know… The name has come to be, so now…where it may go is up to all those who join and contribute..
The art work for it began with the `Arc of Isis../ Dark Isis ‘ (link is here if you want to see that). . But now I’ve had some more inspiration to do more art.. and what I have used are photos I had personally taken..of places in London, Croydon (Coombe woods), Hasting, Avebury, Scotland, and of course the cave from Cornwall. .
Feel free to praise, promote and honor the Goddess in any of her forms.. Art, creative expressions, poetry are welcome.. as are open honest deep explorations and discussions. Conflicts are okay as long as those involved are brave enough to stay and go deep.. rather than mud-sling and run. Provocations and antagonism are discouraged..if it is aimed at people. Harmony is much valued.
Imagine your place of tranquility.. Express your creativity.. and share your beauty within.
And here is the second art work.. which is a variation on the theme.. Enjoy.. and let your mind wander to these peaceful realms.. It’s out there in the astral already..
ps. Am happy for these art works to be shared…(but it will be nice if I am credited for it). 🙂