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About our Meetup
"London Woodland Witches Wiccans Ritual Magicians & Pagans":

Welcome to `London Woodland Witches, Wiccans Magicians & Pagans'. We are very much down to earth, sociable, friendly! We organise Open Rituals & Pagan Social gatherings in London. Our focus is Wicca, Witchcraft and Paganism, via Full moon & New moon rituals, Wicca training, Seasonal Pagan Ceremonial Gatherings, socials and Eco-Magical workings! As our community grows, we are carefully adding a variety of rituals by our close & trusted magical friends, pub moots, selected indoor pagan rituals and events (Noval Stella Talks, Pagan Federation London rituals, Druid rituals by Loose Association of Druids etc).

WE are very much interested in MAGICAL EMPOWERMENT using a blend of ritual magic, spell-craft, ceremony and transpersonal psychology. This is a gentler, relaxed, friendly and more balanced `love & light' way.

[****Important note: NO Journalist-media photography/ video/ audio recording. NO Research interviews /journalist intrusions .****


Our events are a friendly mixture of formal ceremonies & informal socials. These events take place in various public Woodlands, parks and outdoor settings in London. We also add indoor socials/ pagan moots. All of these are great for Beginner wanting a friendly introduction to Wicca & witchcraft, Pagan ceremonies, ritual magic, and for meeting like-minded people.

We set this group up to run real magical events- be it ceremonies or socials...for people in London who are **actively** interested in attending and practising Wicca & Witchcraft, Ritual magic & paganism with like-minded people. WE are into EMPOWERMENT using a blend of ritual magic, spell-craft, ceremony and transpersonal psychology. This is a gentler, relaxed, friendly and more balanced `love & light' way.

Come and Enjoy feasting & socialising with us after the ritual. (Bringing food, drinks & wine to share - We love the social as much as the rituals!)

***This meetup is NOT for you - if you are into nudism, sex cults, Satanism, Dark Magic, Luciferians, Left hand path (we don't do any of it!)**

Health & personal Safety:
In a large public group such as this, it's difficult to screen or know how serious & sincere new members are. But we also have to be open. **So we ask that at all times, you take personal responsibility for your own safety (online & in person).. and take time to get to know others and earn the trust. We we are in raw nature ..woodlands.. Our altar has candles, incense, some sharp tools.. Our feasting includes food that everyone brings (variety of vegan, vegetarian & meat products)..and may contain items that are allergic to some people. So take care with all these.

** We do not use drugs in any of our events. Any attendees arriving with observable evidence of drug-use / or very drunk will be asked to leave our events **

** Any Trouble-makers will be reported to the Police immediately !*

History: Although this `meetup' was formed only in 2014, we have been running outdoor/ woodland rituals in London since 2004 under our `Hern' Tribe' and also `Tamesa London Circle' (since 2006), and Wicca courses (for WSG in 2001, and independently since 2008- from which several people have gone on to be Initiated Wiccans)

Organiser has long served the Pagan Federation (England & Wales), so is well known to them and to many of the Elders of Wiccan lineages in UK (Gardnerian & Alexandrian). Pagan communities & organisations keep a supportive eye on our activities. We are open and transparent in our ways (feel free to google the Organiser's name `Mani Navasothy' :-)

Our `usual' venues in London:

• Croydon woods
• Wimbledon Common
• Queen's Woods
• Richmond (Park & riverside)
• central London (river banks)
• Hyde Park & St.James Park
• Epping Forest (and Debden Camp site)
• Trent Park

Why Woods & Outdoors? On Weather & Power of Nature:

If you are looking for the real energies and powers of nature - for personal empowerment, then being regularly outdoors, experiencing nature.. (no matter how challenging it gets at times!) is the best way. For our events, you can attend in ordinary outdoor cloths.. (warm and water-proof) and/or put on cloaks & robes or other tribal cloths once you arrive at the ritual area..!. At times, it will be sunny and warm. Or wet, wild and stormy. And attuning to those energies, energises you, liberates you, empowers you! That is magic...and that is what it means to know real untamed awesome power of nature!.

Our Events : a variety of Rituals & Socials

Wicca Full moon Rituals Our Wicca Full moon Rituals are ideal for people interested in Wicca & Witchcraft. They provide an Introduction to Wicca, Witchcraft & Ritual Magic - for all new comers and beginners, and Seekers of The Craft. Consisting of friendly and informal introductions, they then move on to a formal Wiccan Ritual - facilitated by Mani (experienced Wiccan High Priest).

Wicca Training Circles - From Spring 2016, Wicca training Circles will become closed group rituals by invitation only, as we commence our training Coven. Interested people should attend our Wicca woodland seasonal rituals a few times and get to know us. Those committing to this training group must be willing to attend a minimum of 12 closed rituals per year without fail, and must *not* belong to *any* other Wicca/druid/training groups for the duration of at least 2 full years.

Seasonal Wiccan Sabbats /Shamanic Rituals - 8 times a year, on a saturday/ sunday close to the Sabbat - Imbolc, Spring, Beltane, Midsummer, Lammas, Autumn, Samhain, Yule. We have been holding Eclectic/ shamanic rituals in woods for 12+ years (under `Hern's Tribe') . From Spring 2016, Hern's Tribe rituals become private, and are by invitation only. We'll publicise / set up events for our friends' `Druid rituals'.

River Thames-based Isis rituals - started in 2006, we ran 8-10 rituals a year, but now focus on special 2-3 Thames-Isis rituals or other special ones .. Some take place in central London, others near Richmond - but always by the river Thames, and often at low tides, so we can work on the banks of the river Thames..

Eco-magical explorations - We believe in using magic & ceremony for the benefit & healing of not just us humans, but also the Earth, Environment & animals. Eco-Magic is a ceremony or even a small part of another ritual that focuses on this kind of work. We meet for special days such as Earth Hour, Earth Day, Peace Day. We now plan to meet more often just for these events - Walking & exploring woodlands; Meditation & Nature-spirituality; Eco-art; Nature photography

Social Events, Pagan Moots, Camping, Day Trips out of London - We are also very sociable. Some of us attend Pagan moots (pub socials) that our friends organise; In the Summer, we organize a Pagan Camp in the Epping Camp site; And at various other times, we gather up our pagan friends and go for trips in or out of London - to festivals (Edinburgh Beltane, Hasting Jack O Green, Eastbourne Lammas, Carshalton Jack, October Plenty, Notting Hill Carnival..and so on).

About Magic & Rituals - what we do in our events

Being a Witch, Druid or Shaman is not about power and control - but gaining mastery of inner forces, clarity and empowerment - while working with external forces. It is about sharing that knowledge and wisdom with others (being a Wise-Man or Wise-woman), changing the world for better with your own magical skills - bit by bit!

Consecrations, Magic Circle & 4 Elements - We consecrate people and the space using candles, incense, bells, rattle; We cast a protective magic circle/ sacred space using a wand, staff or athame (witch's knife), and open gateways to elements (Air, fire, water, Earth) in 4 directions - east, south, west, north.

Chants, drums, dance - we use chanting, drumming and circle / spiral dance at ceremonies to raise energy and to shift our focus before or during rituals;

Spells & ritual Magic - Paganism & Witchcraft involve doing magic spells.. using symbols drawn on objects, visualising, lighting candles, tying knots on cords/strings, planting seeds, cooking food mindfully, and so on.

Masks, Ritual & Enactment - Wearing masks, robes & cloaks allows ritualists to shift perception - their own and others in the ritual; We also write a ritual (scripted like a play), allocate parts/ roles to volunteers, prepare/ memorise some of that in advance, and enact those rituals; Themes can be seasonal (harvest, birth of Sun child, marriage of God & Goddess), or mythological (Hero's quest, Fool's Journey, blessing of boats, birthday of Isis and so on).

Gods & Goddesses and Magic: We work with Pan (Fertility, lust), Aphrodite (Love & sensuality), Cernunnos (Lord of the animals), Hern the Hunter-god, Diana the Virgin-Huntress who can not be owned my any man, Gaia the mother goddess.. and other deities. We always aim to do some personal magical work (in the group), spells, chants, a bit of spiral dance.. and also put energy towards eco-magic to help protect environment & endangered wildlife in the world.

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If all this sounds too much - don't panic! We give you plenty of explanation and notes at the start, in an informal sociable way.. Our websites are full of information articles, videos and blog links to give you plenty of background. And you can always contact the Organiser/ facilitator and chat about any of these.

-Mani Navasothy
(Initiated Wiccan & Gardnerian High Priest)

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Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
So you want a Wiccan Initiation? May 18, 2018 12:50 PM Mani M.
Our Eco statement January 3, 2018 6:17 PM Mani M.
Safety: Disability, Harassments, Drugs January 3, 2018 4:27 PM Mani M.
Our Media Policy - filming recording sharing March 1, 2017 2:11 PM Mani M.
Important things about Wicca May 19, 2016 12:08 PM Mani M.
About ☆London Woodland Witches, Wiccans & Pagans ☆ January 3, 2018 5:39 PM Mani M.

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