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

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Peace Pagoda. Battersea Park

Battersea Park · London

How to find us

Directions / map soon. Gather from 6pm. Peace ceremony at 7pm.

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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 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).

I am keen that we DO NOT create the usual IND symbol used by many as `peace' it in fact represents an upside `protection rune / Algiz'. So we shall create a free-flow eco-art / mandala of our own design that is different.

Travel directions/ map - soon.

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


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..)

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