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Last March of the Elephantom

Elephantom Yesterday at The March for Elephants & Rhinos (London). This is the 4th annual March I have been to … (since the very first one in 2013). And it’s the 3rd one my sister Vathani Navasothy has actively been involved.. alongside `Action for Elephants Uk’ group that was set up (by Maria Mossman, Denise Dresner & friends) after the first March was so successful. My sister has consistently involved in it…promotions, publicity, sales, and every year doing the sponsored 10K run ..raising literally several thousands of pounds. I should know..I’ve video’ed it. 🙂 This year she took up the role of marshalling the March.

It has been an absolute thrill, privilege and an honour to have stood shoulder to shoulder with my fellow eco-activists (saving Elephants, Rhinos, Whales, Dolphins).. 🙂 Nothing will take away that…or the camaraderie & friendships I have formed with fellow activists.

Elephantom & Vathani at march for Elephants & Rhinos 2016 London.jpg

And.. each year, my old creation Elephantom the Eco-hero has been involved in `his’ many guises.. at these marches 🙂 ( I wrote a children’s graphic novel of that character originally created by me in 1994. It’s published in Amazon as ebook & print book).

But ..sometimes all good things must end.. and this will be the `final’ appearance for me & Elephantom at these great `March for Elephants & Rhinos’.

Why? Well.. as the war-Doctor would say, `It is the privilege of lesser men to light the flame.. and others to carry that on..’ .

Many of us have lent our passions and energies to bringing these to public awareness…turning up, doing huge amounts of blogging, videos (filming/ editing), promoting..etc.. I see now..that the Marches are huge…thousands are turning up.. Signatures are being taken and delivered into 10, Downing Street.. It’s going to be okay.. 🙂

And so.. (me and my sister) will be peeling off… to get on with other causes that are dear to our hearts..other matters that deeply need our energies and attentions..

I often say… nothing matters more than solving the heart-wrenching (for me) tragedy of 25,000 children dying *every day*. If humans can’t even save their own future..their own off-springs…then what good is saving the world or wild life?

The earth will carry on…none of us are in any doubt.. but it just won’t be habitable for us humans..and that’s fine.. Earth has done that many times over the Aeons.. Dinosaurs have come and sadly gone.. and I just hope humans who have come don’t go like the dinos! So.. there has to be a balance of causes.. for both humans, animals and the natural world.. !

As for me.. I have `Gaian Times’ to re-focus on.. A non-profit eco-company & magazine I started legally 5 years ago.. I will carry on working physically, spiritually and eco-magically in all my pagan / witchy rituals with people…to keep putting the energy of protection & peace for all living thing. (In fact, our Hern’s Tribe were out in woods last night doing just that eco-magic for peace & empowerment last night) 🙂

I also have my own ventures and earnings and life to worry about.. (and one of them is settling down in life..and having Children of my own.. though when finances are secure..I am more likely to adopt.. IfI can save just one of those 25,000 children dying every day in the world.. my life would have been fulfilled..

Best wishes
-Mani Navasothy

http://www.elephantom.co.uk/
https://quantumphoenix.net/
http://www.maninavasothy.com/

International Peace Day : Ceremony & candle-lit picnic in London (at Peace Pagoda, Battersea Park) 21sept16

For the past 3-4 years, we have been gathering on 21st September- International Peace Day – to mark this day, do a small ceremony, and have a social/ picnic.  This time we are meeting by the `Peace Pagoda’ in Battersea Park, London.

As it’s a weekday, we’ll gather from 6pm onwards.

After initial meet & greets, and settling,  we’ll set up sacred space with consecrations, purification, calling elemental quarters – then – do a 10 minutes of `Om’ chanting  for World Peace.    Our magical work will culminate with a combined effort to create a piece of  eco-art or mandala, with whatever objects/ sacred items we  can individually bring…lit by a circle of candles in lanterns / jam jars (no naked candles please…for safety reasons).

Please note:   So we shall create a free-flow eco-art / mandala of our own design .

Details:    wednesday 21st September 2016.     Gather from 6pm…for ceremony/ Om chat at 7pm.  Socials & candle-lit picnic afterwards.   venue:   Meet by the Peace Pagoda, Battersea park, south london.    We’ll be on the grass area besides it..

What to bring: 

  • -Food and drinks to share.
  • -Ground sheets / cushions
  • -Candles in Lanterns only please
  • -Magical items / crystals/ talismans to add to a peace mandala (you can take your magical items back).

** Note:  we are NOT playing any drums/ musical instruments**

More details of this event nearer the time.

Bright Blessings

-Mani  Navasothy

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 Peace Day background: 

Few years ago I met Jeremy Gilley at a London Entrepreneur Meeting (He had just 5 minutes to tell everyone all about it. It turns out, he founded a non-profit organisation `Peace One Day’ in 1999, and campaigned for just 1 day of peace in war zones. In 2001, United Nations formally adopted the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence. So inspired by this – and having never heard of it till that moment, I decided to hold `Peace Day Picnics’ in London.. and have been doing son for few years now..)

Peace day info: http://www.peaceoneday.org/welcome


Link to meetup event 

International Peace Day : Ceremony & candle-lit picnic – Peace Pagoda, Battersea

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016, 6:00 PM

Peace Pagoda. Battersea Park
Battersea Park London, GB

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For the past 3-4 years, we have been gathering on 21st September- International Peace Day – to mark this day, do a small ceremony, and have a social/ picnic.  This time we are meeting by the `Peace Pagoda’ in Battersea Park, London.As it’s a weekday, we’ll gather from 6pm onwards.After initial meet & greets, and settling,  we’ll set up sacred spa…

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