Shopluk feat Santigold

Shopi is a regional term for the South Slavic people, self-identifying as Bulgarians, Macedonians and Serbs. The areas traditionally inhabited by the Shopi is called Shopluk (Шоплук, Shopluk, srb. Šopluk), a mesoregion, roughly where Bulgaria, Serbia and Macedonia countries meet.   The Shopluk is a mountainous area on the borders of Serbia, Bulgaria and Macedonia, of…

Legend of the Miskhorskaya Rusalka

In the Crimea there is a legend about this mermaid, in the vicinity of the Village of Miskhor. In one of the small houses there lived a young maiden of Arz. For many years she was in love with the shepherd Abiy-aka, who was also in love with her. Sometimes they met at the spring,…

Dziewanna (Mullein) – The Slavic Spring and Summer Goddess and her sister of Autumn and Winter Marzanna

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Dziewanna (Mullein) – The Slavic Spring and Summer Goddess – Mother Earth herself, in relations to the Slavic traditions of Marzanna and Dziewanna (pronounced gee-vanna), also called Marowit & Dziewanna who (Devana) are very archaic goddesses.  There are many Slavic fertility goddesses of spring and summer, and they generally represent the…

Spring’s Rebirth – Slavic and Balkan Pysanky

Compilation by Phoenix of Elder Mountain – The Rites of Spring is about honoring our rebirth and the earth’s rebirth, this has specific rituals that are ancient and help us stay connected to our moon nature, our soul and our emotional nature in a positive way. Here at Elder Mountain we do the ritual of building the…

Slavic Goddesses

When web pages were new in the early 90s and 00s – you could find any goddess name on the web and there were tens of thousands of them. But now, everything that was, is practically gone, people move on, or they close down their websites etc and things tend to be more gentrified on…

Latvia Symbolism – Latviesu Simboli

Latvia Symbols of Nature’s Seasons Spring Equinox – Dawn The sign of Dawn or the rising sun sign symbolizes relationship to the top, to the heavenly world, it is the knowledge of humankind and the ideal picture of aggregation model. This sign, symbol language is sunrise and sunset graphical representation. Associated with the constant rhythm of…

Romanian Folk Magic at Midnight

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Magical practice at the stroke of Midnight are symbolic practices and are the gifts of our ancient ancestors of the distant worlds and Romanian women have always kept these traditions alive. The older pagan cultures of the Slavic peoples celebrate the New Year on the Spring Equinox (and Ukraine…

Shoymanas, Rusallias and Sfinte Soimane

On Friday, February 3rd, 2012 Neptune moved into Pisces and will be in its own sign until the beginning of 2026 and will close the door it had opened 2,200 years before in the great circle, which started around 220 bce. What does the weaving of the “Order of the Sphinx”, a bunch of “Balkan…

Karelian Magic

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – The Republic of Karelia is a region in northwest Russia, bordering Finland. Beside Lake Onega, capital city Petrozavodsk is home to cultural artifacts at the National Museum. On an island northeast, Kizhi Museum is an open-air complex of traditional wood buildings. Northwest, Kivach Nature Reserve has pine woods and…

White Eagle Legend of Poland

The White Eagle is the oldest symbol of Poland, but there was always another half to this story that was missing, pushed aside and then totally forgotten, because it was only kept in the hearts of Polish women. Until finally no one carried the part of the legend anymore. It was an ancient Grandmother’s legend that…

Cosmic Egg and the Cult of the Bird Women

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – The cult of the bird women goes back 300,000 years at the beginning of this largest age, and within that cycle, there are four very ancient symbols that are in almost every culture: The Bird (representing our feminine nature, the Soul); The Serpent (representing the healing of our Soul); The…

Stone Alatyr – Russian Magical Legend

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – The Russian Alatyr Stone, sometimes called the World Mother (Алатырь каменьям – мире мати) is a search for purity and truth and as a legend lost long ago on earth. The Russian myth explains it as a Mystical Stone of folktale and epic proportions, as the Russians prefer to…

Traditional Marzanna, Maslenitsa, Morena, Mara, Marmora

By Phoenix at Elder Mountain Dreaming – I first give caution so you can be aware that all Dark Goddess work is challenging when one’s heart has pure intention, rather than seeking to get what you desire. Night medicines are to releases karmic toxins in a timely and slow manner, and for the person who builds…

The Pagans of Belarus – Andrei Liankevich

Андрей Ленкевич. Язычество – Belarus people have an original culture rooted back in the pre-religious times. The Belarusian culture has benefited from the fact that when the Slavic tribes came to settle in nowadays Belarus lands, they accept the achievements of the Baltic and Finno-Ugric tribes. This form of religious perception existed for about 15-20…

Shamanic Dances of Romania

Romanian ancient traditions of Dances of Goat, Bear and Creatures called Capra of the Winter Solstice and New Years and are done to clear out shadows and dark spirits. Suceava, Romania, and Bucovina and Moldova. What is really beautiful about this (these) traditions, was when Christian men came into Slavic and Balkan lands and they…

Artist and Graphic Designer Maria Menshikova

Keenahnay

Article by Joshua J. Mark (partial) ~ Cynane (c. 357- 323 BCE, pronounced `Keenahnay’) was the daughter of the Illyrian Princess Audata and King Philip II of Macedon, making her the half-sister of Alexander the Great. Following the Illyrian tradition of women warriors, her mother raised her in the martial arts traditions of the Amazones…

Daemon vs Demon, Boskie vs Antiboskie, Slavic Folklore

What is demonology and daemonology Originally, languages went from only gesturing with 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 nature in the form of spirit,…

Carpathian Shaman; Ukraine Mofarka, Molfar; Polish Szeptucha (Whisperer); Belarus Whisperers and Hungarian Lidercz, Táltos

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain (eldermountaindreaming@gmail.com) –  I am a Molfarka and Szeptucha (pronounced: Shep-too-hah), a Wind Whisperer and Dreamer (Shaman). These all mean the same thing to varying degrees, so it gives me great pleasure to share and gather other wonderful information of the traditional Whispering and Shamanic Folk Healing rites from various sources and…