Rusalki and the Summer Solstice – Slavic Summer Rituals

By Phoenix the Elder – Learning to live by the Moon cycles, all thirteen of them, we embrace that the year is divided into four seasonal moons and each of the four seasons have rituals that are attached to them. In Slavic traditions there are the remains of pagan traditions that are celebrated and carry […]

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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 2020

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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Groundhog Woodchuck Marmot Totem

By Phoenix the Elder – All Animals, Birds, Insects and Oceanids do not come randomly as totems to us. To be a birth totem, you would have to see them every year, month or week the rest of your life and that can only be determined by hindsight. Totems come to us with a purpose, to […]

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Clearing and protecting your energetic spaces

By Phoenix the Elder – This is how I clear my space and spaces for those who hired me as an exorcist. I always do a thorough job and this process takes around 4-hours to do. Its not for light clearings. Don’t bother wasting your time with this ritual for fast or half clearings, its an […]

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Cult of the Bird Women

By Phoenix the Elder – Moon Birds – Song of Slavic Bird Tribe Shaman Women, their Culture, Art and Soul – The cult of the bird women go back to the very beginning of the largest cycle of Soul people on earth, which I estimate at least in this largest cycle (era) to be about […]

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The Ural Chudi 

Numerous legends about the “Chud,” about the “Chud people, ” have a peculiar fate. Having arisen on the basis of real facts and events in the period of the formation of Old Russian statehood and the first campaigns of Novgorod to the northeast, these legends then gained an independent life , being brightly colored by […]

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Goddess of Winter

By Phoenix the Elder – 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 again […]

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Death and the Mysterious Shamans

Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming (compilations and additions) – I have always known that powerful shamans, if interrupted by death in our collective work to eradicate darkness on this planet before their real time to leave, could find restitution and keep their work going even after death without black magic but of the light. Mystical […]

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Archaic Pre-Pagan Goddesses: Dziewanna and Marzanna

By Phoenix the Elder – Dziewanna is the Slavic Summer Solstice Goddess and Mother Earth herself. She is closely related to Virgo and Demeter.  Dziewanna (pronounced gee-vanna), has filled many roles in our rich culture and in later pagan times she is the daughter of Perun (the lightning God) and Dodola (a fertile Moist Goddess […]

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