The Celebration of Winter’s Death

By Phoenix the Elder – The three moons of Winter each year, has many meanings in its cultural celebrations, in food traditions and gatherings. It also has its songs, poetry and folklore equally to the harshness of winter and the symbol of death. Winter is no stranger to death, as a complex myth and symbol, […]

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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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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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Protection of houses against evil in the region of Mazovia, Poland

Article by Llamus Dworski – People in the old Polish countryside were very particular about maintaining certain rites and preparing protective accessories in their household and the whole farm enclosure. These customs stemmed from pre-Christian Slavic protective rituals, and – despite the centuries of influence of the Christian church – they survived in continuity for […]

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Carpathian Healers – Ukraine Mol’farka, Polish Whisperer (Szeptucha); Belarus Whisperer and Hungarian Lidercz, Táltos

By Phoenix the Elder –  I am by birth, from my own lineage, a full-time working Whisperer, Wind Whisperer (exorcist) Mol’farka (Folk Healer), and Szeptucha (pronounced: Shep-too-hah). Those who are initiated by life and are moved to help others, go through various initiations in life and have a fated calling. During one’s forties to fifties, […]

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