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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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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Summer Solstice Slavic Healing Rites – Water Rites & Magical Flower Crowns

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – This weekend we did ceremony of our ancestral Polish Midsummer (Ivana Kupala) and made our flower “Crowns” and did our “Water Rites.” We started off by gathering local wildflowers on our hike and bringing them to life with a sacred ritual. I have a great love for water & […]

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