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Candles, Cords & Rune Magic – woodland Spellcraft workshop (London, April 2017)

Dear all, this half a day experiential session is part of our  Woodland Wicca workshops.  New comers to Wicca and those interested in joining our private wicca Ritual group will benefit from these short but informative introduction workshops – that brings you on to the `same page’ as everyone else.

This is an experiential session, covering the following:

Introduction to spellcraft & Magic in Wicca –  how we do magic; within-without principle; Basic requirements; safety & warning in spellcraft; Laws of return;

• Cord Magic – Using Cords, how you can do magic; demonstration & practice with a cord (you can actually use the opportunity to do a bit of magic) .  ( 1 metre cords will be provided)

Rune Magic – Basic introduction to Runes – symbols & meanings;  How to do Rune magic; Bind Runes;

Candle Magic – Preparing the candle- anointing/ consecrating;  Intention setting;  Using one of the Runes learnt (in same workshop), you’ll all do one candle -magic. (stick candles – white – will be provided).

——Other Wicca Training workshops coming soon)—

(*) We will be running a wand-making workshop & pentacle making workshop in this series  in Spring/ summer, covering details, symbology, uses etc for each one.

(**) We will be covering Book of Shadows  &  creating/Writing Rituals, deity/elemental invocations / devocations and carrying those energies within –  in Spring/Summer.

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Attendance: Limited to 13 people –   Attendance must be finalised by all 2 day prior so that workshop materials can be bought.

meeting point/ Time/ Travel Details: 

We meet by the cafe / tea room at `Wimbledon Tea rooms’   and will go into nearby woodland area for workshop. If it’s wet/ raining, I will put up a Tarp cover, as we have done in previous outdoor workshops.

  • *revised* Date: Saturday 8th April 2017
  • *revised* Time: Please be at Tearooms by 11.30am  latest..so we can go into the woods and begin at 12pm.   Workshop ends at 4pm.
  • Address: Windmill Rd, Wimbledon, London SW19 5NQ

This place has free car park / toilet facilities.  Carpark fills up fats..so get there early and park.

What to wear / bring:

***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

Eclipse Magic: Full moon/Lunar Eclipse ritual 7th August 2017 (London)

Alert (16Aug17):   Total Solar Eclipse on 21st August 2017 – full details & chart on a new blog here https://quantumphoenix.net/2017/08/16/solar-eclipse-august-2017-data-charts-eclipse-magic-book-offer/

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This is a special Full moon Ritual, scheduled to tap into the energy of partial Lunar Eclipse of 7th August 2017.

(please note: previously there was a workshop scheduled but it has been now changed to a ritual).

No previous experience of Eclipse magical working necessary. Eclipse Magic rituals are quite unique and separate ..and use practical tools (some modern ones such as a plasma-wand), astrological symbols/ names, some transpersonal work and magical visualisations.  These are all uniquely explored by Mani for many years (almost 20 years).

• Date:  Monday 7th August 2017

fee: £2.  

* this is the evening of the Full Moon/ partial Lunar Eclipse.  We will be setting some specific intentions to work the energies of the coming partial lunar Eclipse (in Aquarius).

useful astronomical data (from NASA):

• Penumbral Eclipse duration : from 16:50hrs to 21:50hrs (BST).  Umbral eclipse duration: 18:22hrs to 20:18hrs (BST). Greatest Eclipse is at 19:20hrs BST.    Ecliptic conjunction : 19:11hrs BST.

• Lowest tide: 21:20hrs (0.7m). [from Port of London site].

TLC Full Moon Ritual by Thames - summer 2017- lunar eclipse 7aug

 

Plan/ Times:

Your personal work  (suggested  7pm – 7.20pm)—————- :

Those interested in catching/attuning to the moment of `greatest Eclipse’  may wish to arrive early..find a quiet spot and do your own personal meditative work.  You may also be able to find a quiet spot by river..  though if it’ a very sunny warm day..  other Londoners will be out and about by Thames…!   As long as you personally are able to sit and ignore outside noise/  distractions..you can attune within.     I suggest you aim for personal meditative work between 7.00pm – 7:20pm.

Our group work  (scheduled   7.30pm to 10pm) ——————-

• 7.30pm- 7.45pm  :  Meeting outside main entrance (seats) by Tate Modern Gallery

• 7.45pm- 8.15pm :  Go down to Thames &  help set up altar area.

• 8.15pm – 9.50pm  : Main ceremony (leading into feasting/ social). – This will be the formal wicca circle set up and held on the river banks.  It will still be taking place within the penumbral duration of the Eclipse.

• 10pm- 10.30pm  : Socialising back at top – the Green grass area at front of Tate Modern Gallery.  

About Eclipse-Magic

The stellar forces of Eclipses are comparable to chaotic stormy seas – and knowing when Eclipses take place and what types of personal magic you can do, enables you to tap into those powers to accelerate, course-correct, enhance and empower your life!

Every Year there are at least 2 pairs of Eclipses (Solar & Lunar) – which means you can do Eclipse Magical works 4 or more times in a year! Some works can be done with only 5 minutes of effort, and others take a few weeks or even a few months of preparation. But all create intense changes over longer periods of time in your life.
This innovative, easy to use e-book gives full introductions to the Science, Astronomy, Astrology, Esoterica & Magical core concepts useful to all who like to experiment with Eclipse Magical Techniques. Mani Navasothy has been personally exploring these for over 15 years, and is now sharing his own secret techniques of using Stellar energies for Balancing, Cleansing, Powering Up, as well as the highly specialist methods of using Dragon Magic & Portals and Cosmic Gateways.

Eclipse Magic Workbook – by Mani Navasothy 

If you are interested in reading about ritual magical work you can do at Eclipse-times.. to tap into those hidden powers and potentials (more so than just a new moon or full moon)…then take a look at my book `Eclipse Magic workbook’  (it’s the world’s first book exclusively written on eclipse Magic!)

First few chapters give easy introduction for beginners to try eclipse magical work.  Later chapters give much more involved work..  that requires days of pre-planning.. (If you start now..  you’ll be ready to do the advanced work for the next set of eclipses!  There are at least 4 Eclipses (2 sets) every year!!

You can purchase the full `Eclipse Magic Workbook’   here for £18.00, and /or the Introduction books on Amazon  (search Amazon books for Eclipse magic!)

see you there.

Bright Stellar Blessings

-Mani Navasothy

Intro workshop : Healing & Transformation with Serpent power (19Oct at Atlantis Bookshop, London)

Serpents & Dragons have always symbolised Hidden Wisdom, personal energy (Kundalini rising), sexuality, protection, fertility, Healing and transformation.

From Python the Dragon who guards Gaia the Earth Goddess, NagaPooshani the Hindu Snake Goddess who removes Dhoshas & curses, to Wadjet the Egyptian snake goddess who adorns the crowns of Pharos & deities, Minoan Snake Goddess of Knossos, Cernunnos Lord of the Beasts, Myths and religious stories are full of deities who wield serpent power!

 

This is a first in a series of workshops that introduce working with the new energies of 2016 and onwards, embracing change and facilitating self-transformation.

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Topics covered / explored (tbc):

  • Snake Goddesses
  • Wisdom
  • Kundalini energy
  • Fertility & Sexuality
  •  Sacred Dance
  • Healing
  • Personal Transformation

There will be an opportunity to have contact with a real Colombian Rainbow Boa (snake) during this Introductory Workshop, as well as witness an example Fusion/ belly dance with snake (performed by Melanie).  Workshop will culminate with a ritual invocation of serpent Goddess, brief oracular reading  (akin to Priestess of Pythia), and a small snake-skin gift for your own personal work.

Book NOW  £18 (booking now closed 19/10/16) 

Venue.  The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a, Museum Street, London.

Time  Please arrive by 6.30pm for 7pm start.

** warning** Real snake in workshop

There will be a real live snake in this workshop. It will be in a secure container in the room, during workshop, and will be brought out for parts of the workshop.
Those who have severe fears / phobias may wish to discuss their attendance with Melanie first before deciding.. 1-2-1 phobia dealing sessions / consultations are offered privately.Profile 2 Pythian Temple London.jpg

Further workshops will be aimed at exploring, healing,empowering and initiating transformations – in the realms of personal energies, Kundalini & sexuality. These will involve working with real snakes in rituals & ceremonies, sacred dance, meditation & pathworking and transpersonal explorations. In Spring 2017, there will be exclusive workshops to be held at a private venue for small-groups and 1-2-1 consultations that will include extended contact with one or more snakes.

 

Facilitators 

** Melanie Philippides – Life Coach, Fusion Belly Dancer & Snake Charmer.

**Mani Navasothy – Wiccan High Priest, Hindu-Magician, Esoteric Author & Astrologer.

Links:

Facebook page:   Pythian Temple London

website – Pythian Temple London

Introduction to Wicca- One day Course for Beginners in London (woodland based)

Join me in this one-day outdoor course, suitable for beginners & seekers of Wicca!

As a nature-based religion, the best way to explore Wicca is in a natural setting! So I have run these since 2006 in various woods & pars of London. Yes at times it’s cold or it rains… but we prepare (that too is part of being a Nature-Witch!)

Who is this course for?

This course is  to introduce Wicca & Witchcraft to beginners & seekers!  I often see so many people stumbling or making some mistakes or are nervous at rituals- so here it is – a full introduction.  This is for any and all those interested or curious about Wicca & Witchcraft and like  a simple, down to earth, friendly introduction…the whole lot in one half a day..!

Who is this course NOT for?  If you are already initiated or fully aware of wicca and been in other training groups for many years / months, then this is NOT for you.   Those interested in Advanced Wicca can join me for other courses in summer!

Course contents:

• Origins of Modern Wicca  (notes given.  Brief verbal outline)

• Wiccan Law & principles (notes given.  Brief verbal outline)

• Altar setup & Wiccan Ritual tools

• Consecrations, sacred space & magic circle

• Working with Elements & Quarters

• Horned God & Moon Goddess

•  Magic & Spellcraft in Wicca

• Wheel of the year – related seasonal myths & rituals explained

• Initiations & Coven life – brief outline

Fee:  £27 (per person).   

To book for this please visit the meetup event    Meetup event- Complete Wicca : A One day woodland course in London

**Concessions available. Please message me for detail.   

**You must pay in advance to confirm a space.  

**Cancellations must be done 24 hrs prior or no refunds will be given**.   

What to bring

• For your own comfort, please bring any food/drinks lunch (Please avoid eating during course delivery!);

• bring flask of hot drinks.

• ***Bring comfortable cushion/ mat to sit on, as well as a blanket / throw to wrap up ..during meditative work (or if it’s just cold).

• Please wear warm coats, socks (those ankle socks are pointless!), scarf..  ***(I say this every time, and 1-2 people still attend with unprepared attire and shiver at our events,.  It is uncomfortable to look at and distracts others.  So please heed this advise.  Thanks. )**

• We’ll have some wine for ceremonial parts of the course & for a bit of social after/

• Strictly no exotic substance/ drugs etc!

• Note books/ pen   (printed notes will be provided).

Recording / photography policy

No private recording by phones/ dictaphones.

No photography during course delivery & practise. .

Practical Details for the Day (venue/transport).

Course space will be set-up in advance by Organiser

You may bring packed lunch or buy at nearby Cafe (affordable cakes/food & coffee etc ).

You can arrive by public transport (train to Wimbledon, then a quick bus trip of 10 mins..and a gentle walk of 10 mins to the meeting spot)..or drive in and park your cars for free.

Once all are gathered, we’ll all walk up into the space set up for the course (close to where we held the course in February 16).

Please gather from 11.00am by the outside seats at Windmill Tea room.   we’ll get walking into the woods.

We will break for lunch and short tea/coffee breaks. And we shall aim to finish by 6pm..

To book for this and/ or keep up to date with info, please visit the meetup event page for this.    Meetup event- Complete Wicca : A One day woodland course in London

Bright Blessings
-Mani Navasothy
(Gardnerian Wiccan High  Priest)

 

*NEW* Wiccan Apprentice Course in London -Starts soon!

*NEW* Wiccan Apprentice Course in London – 3 month outdoor Training with 6 sessions – Starts on 27th April 2014!

Wicca & Witchcraft Apprentice Training Courses - Outdoors- London.  (April to June 2014)
Wicca & Witchcraft Apprentice Training Courses – Outdoors- London. (April to June 2014)

One of the challenges newcomers, Seekers & Explorers of Wicca & Witchcraft traditions face is – they can’t either find or pin down an experienced Wiccan Coven Leader(s) – and learn The Craft in the traditional apprentice manner!    People just about find `Intro Courses’ that are 4-5 hours long in an indoor hired venue – where a Tutor gives explanations and a few meditations.

This one is different. Why?  Because it’s facilitated by a Wiccan High Priest (Mani) with nearly 2 decades of Craft & Coven experience. (There – no hiding!)  And it’s facilitated by someone who has actually been not just running rituals (10 yrs), but outdoor Courses & Workshops regularly.  What’s more, this is not just a sit-down-listen to explanations & go home course.

This takes place outdoors – out in the elements and whatever weather that nature may come up with on a day.  (Been there many times!)  It immerses the Student-Seeker in nature. Well – isn’t that what being a true Wiccan / Witch is all about?

This also is fully experiential, and spread over 5-6 sessions (session 6 is private and covers Covens & Initiations).  You get to listen, learn, and practise – there and then!  And this includes 2 full workshops – on making essential tools (Wands & Pentacles) and learning key magical techniques (Rune magic & Cord / Witches Ladder magic).

All this in a natural vast woodland in London- with plenty of other facilities (Car park, toilets, Cafe, 5 minute walk from a Tube station). So all that you are learning – Apprentice-style- is imbued with the energy of nature!   You can’t escape it – even if you try!!

*For more informationand to Book your course, visit our website  Witchcraft and Wicca.org.UK*

And – there’s a bonus!   You get real Ritual experience.  Some of the sessions take place on the same day as our `Woodland Monthly Wicca Esbat Ritual Circle’ – so Students can take a break after the afternoon session (1-2 hrs) and join the evening Ritual – and watch or get even more experience ( Well, isn’t that what Apprentices should do?!! 🙂 )

What Wicca essentials are  covered:

You will learn the foundations of Wicca, Principles & laws, practise setting up Altars & Consecrate space,  do Circle casting, invoke Elemental Quarters & raise energy in the group / Circle with Witches Rune/ Chants, learn Invoking the Horned God & Triple Moon Goddess. You will also learn about doing Magic and create essential Wiccan tools (wand, Pentacle, Rune Magic & Cord Magic).

Attendance Options  (we offer various discounted fees for these)

  • Attend all *5 sessions   (includes 3 core & 2 workshops)    [*Session 6 is free and by invitation]
  • Attend just the 3 Core sessions
  • Attend just the 2 workshops
  • Attend any 1 Session or 1 workshop.

That’s quite a lot – for 5 sessions (each will be about 4 hrs)!  *There is a 6th session, FREE but that’s by invite only, and to those who will have attended 3 or more sessions, or those who are doing our home study e-Witch Apprentice course by e-mails, or those who have purchased our `Cven Guide: Become an initiated Witch’ [well, we like to reward the Seekers & Students who are learning with us in other ways too ].

For more information, fees and for Booking, visit our website  Witchcraft and Wicca.org.UK

As a Wiccan High Priest, I look forward to serving you – as you explore your wiccan path.

Bright Blessings

-Mani Navasothy

Cosmic Fool – Art work

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 ) 🙂

You can see more of my art works either on my art website Art of Mani ..or my facebook art page  Centaur Rising: Visionary art of Mani Navasothy

So what do you think of the art work?     I love to know your comments…  (and I take commissions…to do your own graphics in similar astro-art too..  So get in touch with me…to discuss 🙂

-Mani

ps, More of my art work in my Visionary Art Page (blog)

Cosmic Fool  (c) Mani Navasothy 2013
Cosmic Fool (c) Mani Navasothy 2013