Past Meetup

Night of the Cradle- Birth of Goddess Isis Ceremony & Picnic (Richmond, London)

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Hollyhock Cafe, Terrace gardens, Petersham Road, TW10 6UX

Richmond · London

How to find us

New meeting point- Meet us at the Hollyhock Cafe, Terrace Gardens, Richmond at 3.00pm. (Bus 65 from Richmond goes close to it). At 3.30pm we will walk across road to river bank..for set up & ceremony.

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Details

Our 6th 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 Richmond (by river Thames).

meeting point- Meet us at the Hollyhock Cafe, Terrace Gardens, Richmond at 3.00pm. At 3.30pm we will go across 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 a little early).

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

** Fee £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… Food & drinks blessed and shared.
• Birthday Party !! (Birthday of Isis).

--------------- What to bring------------------------

-- Please 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 :-) 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