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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The Mysterious 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. She has fascinated me for a long time and it seems the more I find about her the deeper her associations with Autumn is just the surface. I wanted to share some […]

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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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Nightingale Folklore and Totem

By Phoenix the Elder – A friend of mine shared with me the lore of the Ukrainian Nightingale which I am very grateful. I have smaller birds such as the Mourning Dove and the Nightingales as a totem, and on occasion the Mockingbird on and off through my life. These birds after working with them as […]

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Elements of Myth – Lunar Flares entering Luminous Phenomena

The Fable and the Myth. Careful discrimination must be made between fable and myth. A fable is a story like the Fox and the Grapes, in which characters and plot, neither pretending to reality nor demanding credence, are fabricated confessedly as the vehicle of moral or didactic instruction. Dr. Johnson narrows still further the scope of the […]

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