Past Meetup

London Halloween walk & Thames river of Souls Ritual 2018

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Bankside Pier (end of New Globe Walk)

Bankside, SE1 9DT · London

How to find us

Suggested donations: £3. Gather by the Bankside Pier (next to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre). We'll be walking along riverside towards Southbank / RFH.

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Details

Join us on Halloween Night in Central London on Monday ...31st October 2018.. We gather for a fun-filled Halloween walk ..with costumes * lanterns, then stop near Oxo tower (green area) for our annual `Thames: River of Souls Ceremony' to honour the Spirit of Thames & Ancestors.

As for last year, We begin with a procession along river Thames (from outside the Globe Theatre, and walk along bankside, past Tate Modern, Blackfriars Bridge, Oxo Tower, Gabriel's Wharf, and end at Royal Festival Hall... for a break and social (free to get inside and use their cafe/ seating areas).

Bring snacks & drinks to share.
Bring pumpkins. Lanterns (no naked flames please for safety). Bring battery operated lights.. costumes.. masks etc.

Our ceremonies are open to everyone, of all paths and religions.

Stay as long as you like.. and leave when you want to.

Fees: suggested donation £3 to the `Ferryman' (for your underworld journey)

Meeting point/ time:
Please get to outside steps of Shakespear's Globe Theatre / Bankside pier by 7.30pm. We'll get organised and begin walk. We hope the 1000m walk will only take us about 1 hour at an extremely leisurely procession/ festive walking speed. :-)

Cloths/what to bring:

-Wear warm/ waterproof comfortable cloths... Please check weather for London for friday evening and dress appropriate. Wear good footwear..as standing/ walking for longer duration can get hard on the feet.

Food/drinks:
-Please bring small picnic-style food and drinks to share.
-Bring things for self.. and if feeling generous, something to share with others..

Safety notes: Everyone is asked to take extra care with their own personal safety as we'll be in a busy public place. Keep valuables with you at all times.. or with a trusted friend who is not playing a big role in ritual. beware of thieves/ pickpockets, any silly protesters (who don't like pagans) and may try to cause a wrangle. If this happens..just step away from it.. do not be baited.. and just get out asap...and get far away to a safer place.

No swords...no athames..or other `real' weapons - or anything that might alarm the general public /police. We play safe and nice.. And you are responsible for your own good behaviour and health & safety!!

With bright blessings
- Mani Navasothy

note/ other events:
- Our Thames Full moon ritual - Wednesday 24th Oct'18.
- Our woodland Samhain ritual - saturday 27th Oct'18

See our events for details. (links soon).