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 […]

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Slavic Goddesses

Phoenix of Elder Mountain – When personal web pages were new in the early 90s, you could find any goddess you wished, or many of their names on the web, and there were tens of thousands, Now, everything that was, is practically gone, people moved on, or web servers close down or women’s websites were […]

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Latvia Symbolism – Latviesu Simboli

Latvian Feminine Symbols: Woman, Goddess, Nature 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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Breksta, Night Dream Goddess of Twilight, Dusk, Dawn and the Veil Rider.

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Ancient Night (sky) Goddesses hold women’s memories and remembrances of a time when her root cultures were in the dreaming, the ancient cave dreaming, astral flight and dream walking that were all our gifts and the way we old souls moved about the earth before the coming of the patriarch. Brėkšta, the […]

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