Winter Solstice 2019 – Marzanna 2020

By Phoenix the Elder – Its that time of year again to honor the Goddess of Winter, the Slavic Marzanna, Morena, Maslenitsa. The archaic night goddess and primal grandmother connection to her shamanistic and animistic mysteries of the past, present and future. These pre-religious rites are still done in very simple ways today and I hope…

Burning of Marzanna – Spring 2019

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming (and compilations of information) – We are at the Spring Equinox and its time to burn our Marzanna. Each year in the tradition the rite involves the preparing of an effigy in female clothing and then her completion. The tradition of burning or drowning (Jare Święto) the effigy of Marzanna…