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Daemon vs Demon, Boskie vs Antiboskie, Slavic Folklore

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – What is demonology and daemonology? Originally, languages went from only gesturing with the verbal spoken, until the first written languages were created later. Thus the origin of “daemon” in the older context when humans had less karma, meant a higher, supernatural, impersonal force, a power that is usually identified with […]

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Walpurgis Night

The Springtime Halloween of Germany – 30th April is the Eve of St. Walpurgis or as it is known traditionally in Germany Walpurgisnacht. ‘Walpurgis Night is when, according to the belief of millions of people, the devil was abroad – when the graves were opened and the dead come forth and walked. When all evil […]

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The Gate of Hell called Byzantine

The Holy Right-Believing Emperor Justinian and Empress Theodora: Saint Justinian, a major figure in the history of the Byzantine state, was also a great champion of Orthodoxy, which meant that under this thousand year rule, women would fall. Forced with violence, into exclusion from all civil and spiritual leadership, as Justinian, builder of men’s churches and a church writer himself, sealing […]

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Lithuanian Egle – Queen of the Grass Snakes

A Lithuanian Folktale – Egle means “Spruce” and at one time the Slavs and Balts had the Cult of the Evergreen…  – Once upon a time there lived an older couple who had twelve sons and three daughters, the youngest of whom was called Egle. One summer evening the sisters went for a swim and they swam and splashed […]

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Lithuanian Folk Song – Kaledy Rytu Roze Inzydo

The Journey of the Rose Lyrics Christmas’ morning a rose has bloomed, lylio kalėda kalėda, Sunday morning a miracle has happened, lylio kalėda kalėda A Miracle happened as the lake is frozen, lylio kalėda kalėda The Young boy was smashing the ice, lylio kalėda kalėda, Was s Smashing the ice, to give the horse a drink, lylio kalėda […]

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Russian & Bulgarian Pagan Monk Magicians

Great Schema (From Wiki) (Greek: μεγαλόσχημος, megaloschemos; Church Slavonic: Схима, Schima)—Monks whose abbots feel they have reached a high level of spiritual excellence reach the final stage, called the Great Schema. The tonsure of a Schemamonk or Schemanun follows the same format as the Stavrophore, and he makes the same vows and is tonsured in […]

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Magical Flight of the Fox

Last night I had a Dream on the land where I live and a pretty Fox came to visit me, she was flying all over the land and it was a joy to see, her coat was very bright and shiny in the classic orange-red and white colors! So I was searching for flying Foxes in Ancient Folklore and found a few […]

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The Soul Rites of the Wandering Womb

I first ran across the “Wandering Womb” when I was in my thirties, and it touched me deeply and was important for the path I was on, helping my own souls as a woman, along with being a healer, working with other women to ground their wandering womb through the very important support of emotional healing. Cultural transitions from […]

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The Owl in Early Chinese Art

By Wang Tao for Sothebys.comRepresentation can simply mean the act of employing images. But in artistic production, imagery is never a simple matter. How a particular image is created, how it is constituted, how it is transmitted and understood, are all crucial to the interpretations of the image.  In early Chinese art, animal motifs may […]

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Nina is a Dreamer

Names do carry archetypes, and today I ran across a newer video of the German singer Nena, who I liked when I was young (in 1982), she is 55 and a peer, and since I appreciate healthy women who have strong creative drivers, I took a look at her video is Das ist nicht alles […]

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