Slavic and German Domovois

A Domovoi Story by Phoenix the Elder – In today’s world, books and stories, legends, movies to watch and folktales have pretty much replaced real experience. I thought I would share a real domovoi experience. I have had a ten year journey with a particular Domovoi (2009-2019). He actually belongs to one of my longer […]

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Slavic Color Symbolism

The Pan-Slavic colors red, blue, and white were defined by the Prague Slavic Congress, 1848. In traditional Slavic traditional art, outfits, embroidery, and decorations, the colors are mainly red, black, white (blue, green, and yellow) depending upon the Slavic country. Here is an outline of what colors symbolically represent:Black colorThe moistness of the earth, the […]

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Behind the Traditional Cloth

By Phoenix the Elder – 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 […]

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Marzanna 2021

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 […]

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Dreams of Ancient Artists

By Phoenix the Elder – My Sacred Archaic Orison today…  “I give great reverence, great respect and praise to all our ancestral and ancient women artists whose names were never known, nor ever kept sacred by scribes in any sacred texts of earth the last few thousand years. I light a candle and whisper to the […]

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Slavic Day and Night Goddesses in Folk Art

Lepa Vida: Light and Darkness – Lepa Veda occupied an important place in Slovene folk traditions. Evident proof of this is found not only in numerous folk songs, but also in the vernacular name for the artemisian and metaphoric connotations connected to the character of Fair Vida (Lepa Vida) in Slovene, and it has become a veritable […]

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