Slavic Winter Divination

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – I have been a huge practitioner of divination for myself and for clients and apprentices, so much so, that I have them as part of my folk healing medicine bag. I continued to work with divination because my path required so much support, assistance and healing this lifetime. I have…

Marzanna – 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 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…

Zwezda Dnierca, Zwezda Wieczorniaia, and Zwezda Polnoca

The Zorya are the three Slavic Mythological Guardian (warrior) Goddesses, known as the Auroras. They guard and watch over the doomsday hounds (shadow people) who threatens to eat the constellations of the Great Bear and the Little Bear (Ursa Major & Minor).  If the chain breaks loose, the earth’s time is said to end and…

Peasant Pagan

Slavic Peasants are Natural Pagans – Man in traditional folk or peasant dress in the town of Hriňová, Podpoľanie region, Central Slovakia.

Ukraine’s Night on Bare Mountain

Lysa Hora was the Legend of darkness of the rising powers of men, both pagan and christian, both politician and military at Bare (Bald) Mountain in Kyiv, Ukraine. People tend to think one is good and the other evil, but when you look at the destruction of white, red, black, yellow and brown indigenous cultures,…

Ritualistic Fire

A picture expresses a thousand words and a spiritual image expresses ten-thousand. The composition of this beautiful image depicts a Slavic Pagan Ritual, the day after Hallows Eve (all Souls day). Included are rectangles in the foreground with bowls of water and lighted candles as part of the ritual of calling the souls (ancestors) and…

Alatyr – Slavic Magical Legends

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – The Russian Alatyr Stone, sometimes called the World Mother (Алатырь каменьям – мире мати) is a search for purity and truth and as a legend lost long ago on earth. The Russian myth explains it as a Mystical Stone of folktale and epic proportions, as the Russians prefer…

Traditional Marzanna, Maslenitsa, Morena, Mara, Marmora

By Phoenix at Elder Mountain Dreaming – I first give caution so you can be aware that all Dark Goddess work is challenging when one’s heart has pure intention, rather than seeking to get what you desire. Night medicines are to releases karmic toxins in a timely and slow manner, and for the person who builds…

Charms and Magic in Slovenia

Charms in the context of Magic Practices, the case of Slovenia by Monika Kropej In Slovenia, charms or invocations are one or two strophe formulas that the medicine woman or man used at addressing the powers beyond to procure healing or to influence certain natural processes. They are as if a bridge between this world…

The Pagans of Belarus – Andrei Liankevich

Андрей Ленкевич. Язычество – Belarus people have an original culture rooted back in the pre-religious times. The Belarusian culture has benefited from the fact that when the Slavic tribes came to settle in nowadays Belarus lands, they accept the achievements of the Baltic and Finno-Ugric tribes. This form of religious perception existed for about 15-20…

Daemon vs Demon, Boskie vs Antiboskie, Slavic Folklore

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – What is demonology and daemonology? Originally, languages went from only gesturing with the verbal spoken, until the first written languages were created later. Thus the origin of “daemon” in the older context when humans had less karma, meant a higher, supernatural, impersonal force, a power that is usually identified with…

Russian & Bulgarian Pagan Monk Magicians

Great Schema (From Wiki) (Greek: μεγαλόσχημος, megaloschemos; Church Slavonic: Схима, Schima)—Monks whose abbots feel they have reached a high level of spiritual excellence reach the final stage, called the Great Schema. The tonsure of a Schemamonk or Schemanun follows the same format as the Stavrophore, and he makes the same vows and is tonsured in…

Mongolian & Slavic Domovois

Autumn has come, which means the return of our Domovoi who told us his name was Tutak, which is an Indian name, he has returned, about a week ago, by banging on the glass window really loud. So we opened the window, spoke out loud thanking him for returning and helping, and set out his…