Slavic Zloty Zmienia Sacred Rattle

By Phoenix the Elder – The first time I made my first rattle was with a local healer who was Native American and she invited me to her rattle-making circle. We spent the day cutting, sewing, singing, setting our intentions, and the doing ceremony. We were to leave all the rattles to dry, filled with […]

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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 experiences in the realms of the supernatural and nature’s folk. I thought I would share a real domovoi experience. Domovois, Nesse’s, Leprechauns, Dwarves are all the same, they are little […]

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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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The Mysterious Ceres – A Virgo Constellation

Compilation by Phoenix the Elder – I find Virgo, the Archetype, her Myths and the association with healing, animals, and the earth very fascinating and of course, very deep in her mystery. She has fascinated me for a long time it seems the more I find about her depth, her associations with late summer and […]

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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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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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Slavic Summer Rituals – A Rusalki Summer Solstice

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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When Fairy Tales, Wonder Tales and Magic Tales become real

By Phoenix – I like it when full circles return of any kind, even my own. This is no different for grandmother, who was demoted over three millenniums. By the 12th century her leadership of the world and shamanism cultures were invisible and completely forgotten except for a few old souls that remained. Same is […]

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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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