Behind the Traditional Cloth

By Phoenix – I ran across some Kursk Embroidery from Russia and these particular designs are called “Months”. Kursk is South of Moscow in Russia near the Ukraine border.  There is a not a definite oral tradition explanation for these but they seem to represent growth of cycles. In nature, there is no seed that grow…

Marzanna 2019 / 2020 Winter Slavic Ritual

By Phoenix – Its almost that time of year again to honor the Goddess of Winter, the Slavic Marzanna, an archaic night goddess and primal 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 you join us…

Ziva, Siwa – Slavic Goddess Waters

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming (compilation) – I searched and did a compilation on the Goddess Siwa or Ziva as she is known. Because I work with Slavic Fire and Water Rituals, both in my folk healing and collective work, the Living Waters of Siva | Ziva is one of my favorites including Marzanna. Both of…

Marzanna 2018 – Goddess of Winter

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Its that time of year again to honor the Goddess of Winter – Marzanna, an archaic night goddess and primal 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 you join us…

The Night Bridge of Birds & The Summer Triangle

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Water Charming does have its original roots in the Night Medicines, which are now called Star Lore, the Space Program and Star Wars, as we can barely see the night stars anymore from earth from light pollution. In night medicines, the light that shines in the darkness, especially the moon,…

Slavic Spring & Summer Goddess Dziewanna and her Sister of Autumn & 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), are also called Marowit & Dziewanna who (Devana) are very archaic goddesses.  Devana is the Slavic Goddess of Forests and Wildlife ,much like the Huntress Artemis….

Slavic Moon Wards and Wardcraft for the Dreamers

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Slavic amulets are as old as woman herself and they have the power for both the good and selfish means. Our artist/shaman ancestors valued symbolism from neolithic times and shared their sacred creativity on rocks and caves, the same as modern sacred artists, peasants, wizards, witches, embroiderers and weavers, and…

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

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…

Lightning Goddess Perunika & Thunder God’s Daughter – Lepa Mara

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – Uranus is the planet that rules chaos, which includes Thunder and Lightning and thus the Goddess and God of thunder and lightning bring chaos into our lives and that birthing is called Lepa Mara. Her name means beautiful woman as she wakes up in Spring with the forces of…