12 Basic Folk Smudge and Slavic Water Cleansing Herbs and Flowers

By Phoenix – My tradition is Slavic and we take a bowl of herbs and flowers and make a “Water Smudge Bath” to cleanse the physical body in a ritual. Many people like the “Folk Smudge” smoke and that is fine too, but the bath is very feminine in the purification rites of cleansing the…

Protection of houses against evil in the region of Mazovia, Poland

Article by Llamus Dworski – ‘Lamus Dworski’ is dedicated to Poland – Polish history, archaeology, arts, culture, folklore, curiosities, and more. Visit her site @ https://lamusdworski.files.wordpress.com People in the old Polish countryside were very particular about maintaining certain rites and preparing protective accessories in their household and the whole farm enclosure. These customs stemmed from pre-Christian Slavic…

Juniper Myth and Medicine

Phoenix – I collected some Juniper and have been stringing Juniper beads the last few days, and usually the seeds are hard and you can’t get a needle through it but I thought I would try again. Its time consuming but this time I found a batch of junipers trees next to Pluto’s Cave (a…