White Eagle Legend of Poland

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

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Alatyr – Slavic Magical Legends

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – 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 […]

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Traditional Marzanna, Maslenitsa, Morena, Mara, Mora and Marmora

By Phoenix the Elder – On the Winter Solstice Day, we begin to honor and build our Marzanna Effigy. The newer pagan traditions build it and burn it on the same day (the Spring Equinox), but the Shamanic cultures are much older so we begin to build her on the Winter Solstice and for those doing […]

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Shamanochki Horned Kichka – The Evolution from Grandmother Shaman reduced to Maiden Bride

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – I am particularly interested as a shaman, in my ancestral grandmothers and their ancient prehistoric rituals which were dominant before the 5th through 8th centuries. Before writing, we had art and oral traditions that carried our stories during the long winter moons and the celebrations of life. Much can be seen […]

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The Midnight Sun – A Generous Invitation to the Marriage of the Spirit and the North Winds. Slavic & Balkan Traditions of Kolyadky & Auseklis

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain and other contributors, edited by Sarah Burnt Stone – The Midnight Sun in the pre-pagan traditions of the Moon Cultures which includes the pre-shamanism cultures of the Dreamers. The Moon lights our way through the Winter which is all year long… The Languages of  symbolism is very deep, rich and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Artist and Graphic Designer Maria Menshikova

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