• *online event* Autumn Ceremony 2020 & shamanic working

    Online event

    Update on 22nd sept'20 : We will now be facilitating this as an online zoom event. We'll be creating sacred space, with consecrations & circle casting - that you can follow by observing or doing it at your own space along the same time.. We'll be calling on energies of the 4 elements and mystical spirit beings, and leading you all in a drummed shamanic pathworking/ meditation. There will then be time to focus on balance of dark & light, and the unfolding autumn/ winter half of the year.. Watch this space in few days ..for a checklist of items to prepare.. (if you want to do the ritual circle in your own homes -its okay to simply watch and participate in your minds / astrally too). More details soon. Bright Blessings - Mani Organiser

  • Aries Full Moon ceremony by Thames (Oct 2020) - TBC

    Millennium Bridge

    This is our monthly a lunar ceremony by the banks of river Thames in Central London! Beginners of Wicca & Paganism welcome. No prior knowledge or experiences is necessary for you to attend this. Come with an open mind and join in the ceremony. . Those serious about Wicca training should contact Mani separately by private message. **We are planning to hold this event (religious worship) under the new government guidelines of safety and group size restrictions. RSVP will open 3 days before before the event. Please check near the time for updates** --------- Outline of Ceremony (varies) : -Opening pathworking for personal attunement. -Sacred space: Consecrations & Circle. -Calling of Elemental quarters & their qualities - energy raising with chants & circle movement. -Honouring Deities & river spirit -Group magic (varies) - using healing chant/ runes. -*Blessing of food & drinks -Closing of circle Fee: £5 / £3 (concessions) - cash collected at start. Meeting point-------- Please gather on the area by the Millennium Bridge base, South Bank. This is very close to Tate Community Gardens . If you missed us, come join us under the concrete over-hang (under the Thames path) by the rivershore where we do rituals. Thames & Tides--------- Our rituals tale place on the actual river bank...just few meters away from the water. We organise these Thames-rituals after checking Port of London authority Thames Tide time tables.. to take place at low tide.. (At high tide the entire river bank is under many meters of water!!). What to bring: ------ -- You can Wear Ritual masks & cloaks. Bring Drums & songs to sing. **Compulsory**Bring your own food / drink / drinking cups/vessel (due to social distancing, we will NOT share chalice etc around circle). General Safety----- The steps are slippery. River bank full of gravel & sharp objects. Take extreme care with your own health & safety. You are responsible for your safety. **No children allowed** ** location is not suitable for anyone with walking disabilities** Covid-19 Safety------ Due to Safety concerns, we will observe firm Social distancing protocols. Attendees are advised to limit contact with only their household people/partners. Please refrain from hugging, sharing cups/chalice/ plates/food. Please bring own food/picnic/ drinks, and any ground sheets to sit on. **Organisers take NO responsibility for Health & safety of anyone attending, and are facilitating this on the proviso that ALL attendees take 100% responsibility for their own Health & Safety...and refrain from endangering themselves or others! If you feel unwell for ANY reasons, DO NOT ATTEND** Bright Blessings - Mani Author, Teacher, Wiccan High Priest General Guidelines------- 1. No photography/ video/ recording allowed during set up or during ritual. During social afterwards it is fine with permission, and for personal keepsake only. No interviews! 2. We operate a strict NO DRUGS policy at any time in our events. 3. You are responsible for your own Health & safety. 4. No children under 18 yrs allowed at this event. 5. We are a small team of volunteers. We are NOT equipped to give special support for anyone with health problems/ walking disabilities.

  • 1-Day Wicca Course for Beginners (Woodland based, North London)

    Queen's Wood

    £30.00

    This 1-day introduction course on Wicca is for all who like to learn the full foundations of Wicca in a down to earth, friendly, experiential manner...! This woodland-based practical course is aimed at Beginners or those who have read much about Wicca on their own but would now like to learn from an experienced practicing Wiccan. Once you have completed this day-course, you'll be fully familiar with all aspects of a wiccan Ritual and be able to practise wicca at full moon/ new moon and all 8 sabbats (seasonal rituals). You'll be confident enough to work as solitary witch, or in wiccan groups. Due to strict government guidelines, we are keeping numbers of attendees to 5 (+1 tutor). Note on Training Coven & Initiations: After this course, those of you who seek more in Wicca can then attend our monthly Full moon Circles by river Thames, and/or join our upcoming `New Moon & Wicca Training Circles' for 3 months. Those suitable are eligible to join our Training coven that leads to Initiation. (Contact Mani for info). What is covered in this course-------- Brief explanations, demonstrations, use of pathworking, meditation, energy work, some practice; The following will be covered. • Intro: Origins of Modern Wicca; Wiccan Law & principles; • Energy: Connecting to nature; Chakra & Tree meditation; • Altar & Ritual tools - athame, wands, sword, scourge, pentacle etc • Sweeping/ purifications; Consecrations with salt & water/ incense; casting magic circle (words/ demo); • Elements & Quarters; Symbols & qualities of Air/fire/Water/Earth in wicca; pentagrams/ triangles; invocation words (demo); Transpersonal work (4 functions). • God & Goddess in wicca: Horned Gods; Moon Goddesses ; what are invocations & charges? Empowerment; Importance of devocations; • Magic & Spellcraft in Wicca; • Esbats & Sabbats- Wheel of the year - related seasonal myths. • Initiations & Coven life. Facilitator-------- Mani Navasothy - Wiccan High Priest, published author & ritual magician, has over 24+ years of Wicca experience, training initiates & running covens. Venue:---- A secluded place in Queen's Woods, High Gate, North London.. meeting point / time:--- Meeting point is at a public venue near the woods . Those who book the course with fee will be informed about full meeting details a week before the course. Please ensure Tutor has your correct contact detail/ e-mail (or that you check your private messages on meetup). We will be meeting at 10.30am for a quick coffee/ greeting, then walk to woods and run the course. Please don't be late. We can not accommodate last minute notices/ texts and requests for directions in the woods. Covid-safety-- This is a paid educational Course, being held in an open woodland setting. We will adhere to strict social-distance guides. Please bring own masks, food/ drinks, and keep 2m apart from others during course. What to bring:------ -Bring your own snack/ drink / packed lunch. - bring cushions/ blankets for your own comfortable seating. -RAIN: If it rains, we'll have a tarpaulin cover put up over the course area. -wear warm / water proof clothing/ coats and suitable shoes/ trainers/ boots. -Bring note book/ pens to take notes. (some typed notes will be e-mailed to you after you attend the course). Fee ---- £30 (non-refundable if you cancel within 5 days of the course). If courses is rescheduled or cancelled, those who paid will be offered a full refund. Admin / communication: Once you have paid/ booked, Tutor (Mani) will privately message you with a greeting and exchange e-mail contacts for communication (updates, advance notes/ worksheets / preparations etc). Please check messages, especially 1 week before course starts. Bright Blessings -Mani Navasothy Wiccan High Priest Training circle 1 (19th Oct)- https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/events/273291888/

  • New Moon & Wicca Training Circle (#1 of 3)

    Queen's Woods

    £7.00

    Welcome to our Wicca New moon circle. New comers , Seekers & Beginners to Wicca welcome. These are Wicca training Circles for those who have done our 1-day Wicca course, and wish to develop more towards their own Wiccan Initiations and joining a coven. Each Circle (set of 3 for October, November & December) will cover basic practise of Circle Craft & energy work, elemental exploring and honouring deities (Horned God & Moon Goddess), and spell-craft / magic. **See below for covid-safety guides/ government exemption etc.** There will be a set of 3 training circles this Autumn 2020. -19th October, 16th November, 14th December (tbc) (see bottom for links to others) General outline ----- some sections may be adapted on the night. You'll be guided to set up altar and sacred space. Bring own magical tools for altar. You'll also be expected to participate in elemental work, energy raising, and other meditation/pathworkings, and deity calling. These are training circles. So expect to be fully involved. 1. Preparation: Involves Altar set up, centering Meditation, Tree/ Chakra energy working, Wiccan Opening prayer. 2. Scared space: Wiccan salt/water/incense Consecrations (help appreciated), Magic Circle cast & elements called at quarters. 3. Power raising: spiral dance, chants/ deity work. 4. Magic: 5. Food Blessings/ closing circle (bring yong own cups)! Facilitator---- Mani Navasothy - an initiated Wiccan High Priest, with over 24 years of Craft & Coven experiences in London, UK. Mani has published several books on Wicca, runs training courses, provides an e-Witch Apprentice course online, and writes blogs on Astrology & magical topics at www.QuantumPhoenix.net Fee: £7 (pay online in advance to book a space). If event is cancelled or postpone,d full refund offered. Meeting point- We meet near a public spot, at 7pm, then walk together to nearby wood. Exact meeting plans will be messaged to you privately near the time. Ritual venue (Queens woods)---- This has been used by witches, covens, shamans, eco-groups & ritual magicians for many decades. Covid-safety: These are paid educational events, as well as religious worship. Event is in an outdoor setting, and we will observe full social distancing rules. And as such, as per government guides, we may have more than 6-people. However we limit numbers for additional safety to 15 people only. Please observe 2m distance. wear masks if needed. No food/ drinks will be shared. Bring own chalice/cup and any snack. If Health & Safety rules or circumstances change, event will be cancelled or postponed. (full refund offered in such a case). PSYCHIC SAFETY--- Please do not come late to woods and enter circle once it's cast - it breaches magic protection inside, leaks energy, allows negative entities to enter our protected space!! In the same way, please do not just `leave' the circle in the middle of a ritual in progress. Essentials - Food/ drinks/ weather------ - bring some food & drinks to share. (bread/ cheese/ wine/soft drinks). - be prepared for different types of Weather. - bring a small ground sheet/ cushion/ mat to sit on. - Torch light .. essential for walking about the woods in the dark. Feasting & Magical thoughts ---- Circle will close after passing blessed Cakes & drink from the Altar. Then depending on time, we can be open for magical chats.. where you may share your experiences of what the ceremony has brought. Love & Bright Blessings -Mani Navasothy Training circle 1 (19th Oct)- https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/events/273291888/ Training Circle 2 (16th November) https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/events/273291895/ Training Circle 3 (14th december) https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/events/273291913/

  • Woodland Samhain Ceremony 2020 (TBC)

    Queen's Woods

    Join us for an outdoor Ceremony & Gathering to celebrate SAMHAIN 2020. This year the world has been under a huge threat of Death, and many souls have passed into the Underworld. So we gather on the night before (BlueMoon) Samhain to honour the dead and our ancestors. This is an open ritual held in an outdoor park/woods with easy public access.. ------ **Update on 10th Sept'20** - From 14th sept, government is bringing in new law that only 6 people can meet in public. This seriously affects how we can run outdoor open rituals. Am working to find solutions. Meanwhile we'll do very small group rituals on a regular basis so everyone can take turns to attend and benefit from community / group contact, and we can keep up the magic for a better future. watch this space for updates. Blessings. Mani xx --------- About samhain: "Samhain is a festival for the dead and ancestors. Death is seen as a transition from one phase of life to another (The Death Card in Tarot has similar meaning), or from one incarnation to the next. The Dark Lord opens the gateway between our world and the underworld and invites all to feast (commune) with the dead. At Samhain the veil between world is thin, and so it is perfect time for the art of divination and mediumship." ***This event is expected to last 90 minutes including meditative & stillness, Ceremony involving Dark Lord & Hecate, and Samhain magic (communing with Ancestral spirits & rebirth work) . Ritual includes some slow chanting, drumming & a small ritual flame in a cauldron - for burning away regrets & sorrows ** fee: £5 - collected at start. Date------ FRIDAY 30th October 2020. Duration------- 7pm to 10pm. please be on time at meeting point where we collect attendees. Do not just come late and break the ritual circle. Venue / access------ Queen's Wood, High Gate. These events are held in a public Open woods, with rough terrain, and in natural weather conditions (cold/ wet/ sunny/snow). It is NOT always suitable for anyone with health/ physical disability conditions. We apologise for this natural restriction. Meeting point------- Be at Entrance to Queen's woods by 7pm. Queenswood Rd, Highgate, London N6 5UU. Google map ref:[masked], [masked]. From corner of Archway Road & Muswell Hill, get to `Wood Lane'. Walk down this road. After 5 minutes this changes to QueensWood Road. On your left is a formal sign/ entrance to Queens woods. Please wait here to be collected. We use different spots in wood. (Please don't go into find us). What to bring: ------ -- You can Wear Ritual masks & cloaks. Bring Drums & songs to sing. **Compulsory**Bring your own food / drink / drinking cups/vessel (due to social distancing, we will NOT share chalice etc around circle). Health & Safety----- we will observe Social distancing rules. Please refrain from hugging, sharing cups/chalice/ plates/food. Please bring own food/picnic/ drinks, and any ground sheets to sit on. **Organisers take NO responsibility for Health & safety of anyone attending, and are facilitating this on the proviso that ALL attendees take 100% responsibility for their own Health & Safety...and refrain from endangering themselves or others! If you feel unwell for ANY reasons, DO NOT ATTEND** Bright Blessings - Mani General Guidelines------- No photography/ video/ recording allowed during set up or during ritual. Strictly NO DRUGS any time in our events. You are responsible for your own Health & safety. No children under 18. We are NOT equipped to give special support for anyone with health problems/ walking disabilities. Our Policy statements----> https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/pages/21600513/Our_Media_Policy_-_filming_recording_sharing/ Full safety/disability/drugs policy--> https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/pages/25196101/Safety:_Disability,_Harassments,_Drugs Full Eco-statement--> https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/pages/25196640/Our_Eco_statement/

  • New Moon & Wicca Training Circle (#2 of 3)

    Queen's Woods

    £7.00

    Welcome to our Wicca New moon circle. New comers , Seekers & Beginners to Wicca welcome. These are Wicca training Circles for those who have done our 1-day Wicca course, and wish to develop more towards their own Wiccan Initiations and joining a coven. Each Circle (set of 3 for October, November & December) will cover basic practise of Circle Craft & energy work, elemental exploring and honouring deities (Horned God & Moon Goddess), and spell-craft / magic. **See below for covid-safety guides/ government exemption etc.** There will be a set of 3 training circles this Autumn 2020. -19th October, 16th November, 14th December (tbc) (see bottom for links to others) General outline ----- some sections may be adapted on the night. You'll be guided to set up altar and sacred space. Bring own magical tools for altar. You'll also be expected to participate in elemental work, energy raising, and other meditation/pathworkings, and deity calling. These are training circles. So expect to be fully involved. 1. Preparation: Involves Altar set up, centering Meditation, Tree/ Chakra energy working, Wiccan Opening prayer. 2. Scared space: Wiccan salt/water/incense Consecrations (help appreciated), Magic Circle cast & elements called at quarters. 3. Power raising: spiral dance, chants/ deity work. 4. Magic: 5. Food Blessings/ closing circle (bring yong own cups)! Facilitator---- Mani Navasothy - an initiated Wiccan High Priest, with over 24 years of Craft & Coven experiences in London, UK. Mani has published several books on Wicca, runs training courses, provides an e-Witch Apprentice course online, and writes blogs on Astrology & magical topics at www.QuantumPhoenix.net Fee: £7 (pay online in advance to book a space). If event is cancelled or postpone,d full refund offered. Meeting point- We meet near a public spot, at 7pm, then walk together to nearby wood. Exact meeting plans will be messaged to you privately near the time. Ritual venue (Queens woods)---- This has been used by witches, covens, shamans, eco-groups & ritual magicians for many decades. Covid-safety: These are paid educational events, as well as religious worship. Event is in an outdoor setting, and we will observe full social distancing rules. And as such, as per government guides, we may have more than 6-people. However we limit numbers for additional safety to 15 people only. Please observe 2m distance. wear masks if needed. No food/ drinks will be shared. Bring own chalice/cup and any snack. If Health & Safety rules or circumstances change, event will be cancelled or postponed. (full refund offered in such a case). PSYCHIC SAFETY--- Please do not come late to woods and enter circle once it's cast - it breaches magic protection inside, leaks energy, allows negative entities to enter our protected space!! In the same way, please do not just `leave' the circle in the middle of a ritual in progress. Essentials - Food/ drinks/ weather------ - bring some food & drinks to share. (bread/ cheese/ wine/soft drinks). - be prepared for different types of Weather. - bring a small ground sheet/ cushion/ mat to sit on. - Torch light .. essential for walking about the woods in the dark. Feasting & Magical thoughts ---- Circle will close after passing blessed Cakes & drink from the Altar. Then depending on time, we can be open for magical chats.. where you may share your experiences of what the ceremony has brought. Love & Bright Blessings -Mani Navasothy Training circle 1 (19th Oct)- https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/events/273291888/ Training Circle 2 (16th November) https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/events/273291895/ Training Circle 3 (14th december) https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/events/273291913/

  • New Moon & Wicca Training Circle (#3 of 3)

    Queen's Woods

    £7.00

    Welcome to our Wicca New moon circle. New comers , Seekers & Beginners to Wicca welcome. These are Wicca training Circles for those who have done our 1-day Wicca course, and wish to develop more towards their own Wiccan Initiations and joining a coven. Each Circle (set of 3 for October, November & December) will cover basic practise of Circle Craft & energy work, elemental exploring and honouring deities (Horned God & Moon Goddess), and spell-craft / magic. **See below for covid-safety guides/ government exemption etc.** There will be a set of 3 training circles this Autumn 2020. -19th October, 16th November, 14th December (tbc) (see bottom for links to others) General outline ----- some sections may be adapted on the night. You'll be guided to set up altar and sacred space. Bring own magical tools for altar. You'll also be expected to participate in elemental work, energy raising, and other meditation/pathworkings, and deity calling. These are training circles. So expect to be fully involved. 1. Preparation: Involves Altar set up, centering Meditation, Tree/ Chakra energy working, Wiccan Opening prayer. 2. Scared space: Wiccan salt/water/incense Consecrations (help appreciated), Magic Circle cast & elements called at quarters. 3. Power raising: spiral dance, chants/ deity work. 4. Magic: 5. Food Blessings/ closing circle (bring yong own cups)! Facilitator---- Mani Navasothy - an initiated Wiccan High Priest, with over 24 years of Craft & Coven experiences in London, UK. Mani has published several books on Wicca, runs training courses, provides an e-Witch Apprentice course online, and writes blogs on Astrology & magical topics at www.QuantumPhoenix.net Fee: £7 (pay online in advance to book a space). If event is cancelled or postpone,d full refund offered. Meeting point- We meet near a public spot, at 7pm, then walk together to nearby wood. Exact meeting plans will be messaged to you privately near the time. Ritual venue (Queens woods)---- This has been used by witches, covens, shamans, eco-groups & ritual magicians for many decades. Covid-safety: These are paid educational events, as well as religious worship. Event is in an outdoor setting, and we will observe full social distancing rules. And as such, as per government guides, we may have more than 6-people. However we limit numbers for additional safety to 15 people only. Please observe 2m distance. wear masks if needed. No food/ drinks will be shared. Bring own chalice/cup and any snack. If Health & Safety rules or circumstances change, event will be cancelled or postponed. (full refund offered in such a case). PSYCHIC SAFETY--- Please do not come late to woods and enter circle once it's cast - it breaches magic protection inside, leaks energy, allows negative entities to enter our protected space!! In the same way, please do not just `leave' the circle in the middle of a ritual in progress. Essentials - Food/ drinks/ weather------ - bring some food & drinks to share. (bread/ cheese/ wine/soft drinks). - be prepared for different types of Weather. - bring a small ground sheet/ cushion/ mat to sit on. - Torch light .. essential for walking about the woods in the dark. Feasting & Magical thoughts ---- Circle will close after passing blessed Cakes & drink from the Altar. Then depending on time, we can be open for magical chats.. where you may share your experiences of what the ceremony has brought. Love & Bright Blessings -Mani Navasothy Training circle 1 (19th Oct)- https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/events/273291888/ Training Circle 2 (16th November) https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/events/273291895/ Training Circle 3 (14th december) https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/events/273291913/

  • Woodland Yule 2020 Ceremony & Gathering

    Queen's Woods

    As Winter approaches, nights are long. Day light is short. We look for light & hope.. both within and outside! And in the deep caverns below the Earth, the great Goddess gives birth to the Sun-Child! Join us for an outdoor Ceremony & Gathering to celebrate YULE / Winter solstice 2020. Out ritual Team will conduct key aspects of the ceremony, with plenty of opportunities for everyone to get involved in the actual ritual. **Our outdoor rituals are subject to ongoing review and keeping to social distancing guides. Please check any updates on the day before travelling to our .** fee: £5 - collected at start. Date------ Sunday 20th December 2020. Duration------- 2pm gathering for 2.30pm start. Gathering ends by 5/6pm. . Venue / access------ Queen's Wood, High Gate. These events are held in a public Open woods, with rough terrain, and in natural weather conditions (cold/ wet/ sunny/snow). It is NOT always suitable for anyone with health/ physical disability conditions. We apologise for this natural restriction. Meeting point------- Be at Entrance to Queen's woods by 2pm (Do NOT got to the pub. We no longer meet there).. Queenswood Rd, Highgate, London N6 5UU. Google map ref:[masked], [masked]. From corner of Archway Road & Muswell Hill, get to `Wood Lane'. Walk down this road. After 5 minutes this changes to QueensWood Road. On your left is a formal sign/ entrance to Queens woods. Please wait here to be collected. We use different spots in wood. (Please don't go into find us). What to bring: ------ -- You can Wear Ritual masks & cloaks. Bring Drums & songs to sing. **Compulsory**Bring your own food / drink / drinking cups/vessel (due to social distancing, we will NOT share chalice etc around circle). Health & Safety----- Due to Safety concerns, we will observe firm Social distancing protocols. Attendees are advised to limit contact with only their household people/partners. Please refrain from hugging, sharing cups/chalice/ plates/food. Please bring own food/picnic/ drinks, and any ground sheets to sit on. **Organisers take NO responsibility for Health & safety of anyone attending, and are facilitating this on the proviso that ALL attendees take 100% responsibility for their own Health & Safety...and refrain from endangering themselves or others! If you feel unwell for ANY reasons, DO NOT ATTEND** Bright Blessings - Mani & Ritual Team General Guidelines------- 1. No photography/ video/ recording allowed during set up or during ritual. During social afterwards it is fine with permission, and for personal keepsake only. No interviews! 2. We operate a strict NO DRUGS policy at any time in our events. 3. You are responsible for your own Health & safety. 4. No children under 18 yrs allowed at this event. 5. We are a small team of volunteers. We are NOT equipped to give special support for anyone with health problems/ walking disabilities. Our Policy statements----> https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/pages/21600513/Our_Media_Policy_-_filming_recording_sharing/ Full safety/disability/drugs policy--> https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/pages/25196101/Safety:_Disability,_Harassments,_Drugs Full Eco-statement--> https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/pages/25196640/Our_Eco_statement/