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Flames of Shiva: Mantra, Yantra & Candle magic in woods for Shivarathri 2022

We are gathering in the woods to do Magic to tune into Maha Shivarathri – Night of Shiva (Hindu God, Cosmic dancer & Lord of Karmic cleansing). Mani- Hindu & Wiccan, will explain the myth of quest for Shiva’s infinite flame. We will be setting up an altar and sacred fire in a cauldron for this event. We will be creating a sacred Mandala on the ground. Yantra (sacred geometry) will be used, along with Mantra chanting and flower pooja to charge up your candles. A special mantra will be played via small speakers, for meditation.

Background on Shivarathri—-

Annual most Hindu supsicious night – Shivarahri – night of Shiva- is upon us soon.. It is when Hindus engage in special prayers, meditations, poojahs, and staying awake all night with worship – for many spiritual benefits.. one of which is karmic release. There is no need for complicated ceremonies. The chanting of Shiva mantra with pure intentions (108 times, or 1008, times or 10,008 times are best). This is what the prayer beads – the Rudhraksha beads- are meant for, if there is ever an occasion (to count the number of mantra-chants).

What we are doing?——

There will be an altar built, with Shiva images and flowers, candles, incense. We hope to create a Mandala on the ground with twigs, leaves and floor (traditional).. A small ongoing flame or candle will be consecrated and lit in the middle to represent the eternal infinite flame of Shiva.. The we will engage in purification and mantra work with meditation. Towards the end , we will be charging personal candles with the raised energy – so that participants may take it home and light it on the night of Shivarathri and continue the magical benefits.

Fee —-
there is no set fee, but any donations welcome from those who can afford – but not compulsory.

What to bring—-

-Vegetarian food / snacks welcome (no meat or alcohol).
-Flowers & lanterns welcome.
-Wrap up **really warm*
-Cushion/ yoga mat to sit on will be useful.

I facilitated a Shivarathri poojah in woods (in 2016), and online last year (2021). This event builds on those experiences and deepens the magical work for all.

No prior knowledge or experience needed. All people of all experiences welcome to participate and benefit from this.

—-Chants / Mantras to be used ——-

Chant 1: (we will be chanting slowly 108 times).
“Om Nama Shivaya “

Chant 2 (complex) : (we will listen to audio and meditate/ internally chant along)

“Om Tryambakam Yajamahe
Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam
Urvarukamiva Bandhanan
Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat “

(We worship the three-eyed One, who is fragrant and who nourishes all.
Like the fruit falls off from the bondage of the stem, may we be liberated from death, from mortality)

practical details———

date: Sunday 27th February 2022.
duration: 4.30pm to 7pm (approx).

meeting point:
Please be on time! We gather just outside/ back of `Woodmans Pub’ (414 Archway Road, Highgate N6 5UA) at 4.30pm and walk together (10minute walk) to woods. Once in woods, we set up communal altar and do this ceremony.

Weather:
If weather is extremely difficult (storms & heavy rain) this event will be held online on zoom. Any changes will be posted by 1pm on the day, with any zoom link here on my meetup event page. (link below)

-Mani Navasothy
(Wiccan High Priest, Shamanic & Hindu Practitioner)

Link for meetup event:

https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/events/284176677/

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