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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Knowledge of Sorcery of the Eastern Slavs

Prepared by Olga Stanton and additions by Phoenix the Elder – Tales of the Sorcery in Eastern Slavic lands are mostly in oral traditions and small talk of whisperers and healers but much of it no one remembers anymore, people still believed in magic and the supernatural but not everyone experiences it. Many believed that […]

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Amazon Warriors of Persia

There are two ancient lineages that defined Slavic and Baltic people, be they indigenous or not. Half are from the Celtic and later Viking migrations and half are from the Iranian migrations of very ancient times. Its easy to see in Slavic and Baltic culture, the influences through some primitive art, musical influences and even […]

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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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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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Ziva, Zhiva, Zywie and Siwa: Slavic Goddess of the Waters

By Phoenix the Elder (compilation) – I searched and did a collection on the Goddess Zhiva, Siwa or Ziva as she is known. I work with Slavic Fire and Water Rituals in both my folk healing work, my apprentice work and my greater collective work. The Living Waters of Zhiva, Siva, Ziva is one of […]

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The Snake and the Dream

Old Russian Folktale – In a certain land there was a King who had a dream and as he slept, he saw a fox hanging by the tail of the roof of the palace. When he awoke he remembered his dream and couldn’t get it out of his mind. At last he called his counselors […]

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