Black, White and Red Eyed Children, Adults & Elders

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By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – I want to share my experiences (not knowledge) over the last 35 years for the general public, to help those interested in understanding the whole “black eyed and red eyed” reality going on in the world. The secrets of our soul and how it works have been totally corrupted, first by the mind cults and their philosophers when the Greeks started writing, and then all 4 major religions over the last 1,800 years and their powerful mark in the Middle Ages. Now with videos catching images of eyes shape-shifting, people time jumping, changing of eyes of entertainers and  those who fear the devils of religious judgments and insinuations and even the paranormal people who haven’t a clue…  its time for me to share now.

Yes shadows are shadows and light is light and they are all real, from their over glorified sci-fi twisting out of shape, to the fairy tale monsters, all across the fields are shadow or light 1% to 100% saturation. This energy is real and penetrating and for those born as seers who actually “see” and don’t use the mind or eyes to do so, you know what I am speaking of.  And the dream walking shamans who are rare and can see a thousand times deeper (without the distortions of alcohol, pot or shamanic plant-drugs) we have a responsibility to help others understand and lessen the fears.

Neptune, the planet who rules energy, dissolve, mysticism, self undoing and the military will all be revealed as it gets deeper into its own sign of Pisces in the next ten years. There is nothing new in the world over the last 10,000 years, everything has always been here, but most of the light got corrupted by religion and most of the shadow got elevated and glorified by power hungry seekers like vampires or reptilian people. But its just a matter of time, that all humanity as it wakes up will begin to see and without good solid spiritual disciplines for groundedness, do not expect fear to over rule you.

Everything now is being flexed and in states of flexibility in the world of our souls, our soul’s fragments that roam (light or dark) and its energy body, but ghost hunters or paranormal people still, after 40 years have no idea or clue that living humans have roaming soul fragments called demons and shadows and paranormal people have no idea that UFO’s are U.S, and Russian advanced military.  In other words, they are still totally asleep regardless of their popularity and mantras, and refuse to change their schtick for ratings on their video shows.

Heriberto CogolloAs the veils slowly drops, more and more are going to start seeing eyes shift to black, and its wise to keep things in perspective for the future. Not everyone will see of course, but those who do must remember that the greedy and selfish or empathic emotional soul body has a life of its own, and not always controlled by our mind-body.

Its said: “The Eyes are the windows to the Soul” and this is extremely correct in the relations between the life of our physical (body & mind) and our non-physical reality of our soul and emotional body’s (energetic reality) of shadow. These are all the multiple and subtle realities of a human and an animist. Animism is most popular in Transylvanian or French Vampires and especially the corruption of writers of the Middle Ages, those people lived in a time of great unconsciousness but when the veils were thin. Veils cycle from thin to thick and we are coming up to an age of thinness again but in the energy of consciousness. Makes all the difference in the world of the invisible realities made visible.

The illustrations and photos that I use here are solid black eyes, but in real life, our normal eye or eyes when they begin to shift into black (clair-vision) are not so solid, they can be dark to mid gray-black or black. The more black the eye is and less of the regular eye showing through, the more severe the shadow body issues of our astral body that the person has. In terms of our living soul which has both a human light (astral body) and all of us which have a karmic human shadow (astral body)… these are starting to bleed through the veil of self, which is an energetic wall that hides the shadow and the black eyes in nature or our normal mundane life.

Every single human being alive has this black eyed issue and I can see the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to such reality. Because you don’t see it, doesn’t mean its not present before some of us. Or those who have witnessed it, doesn’t mean your an exorcist who deals with it weekly… so listen and learn to keep your self from over-judgment and to keep yourself safe.

When we throw in our animism astral bodies that we possess, knowingly which is very rare (and our healing relationship to it) or unknowingly (non-experienced) and unknown about such things, there are going to be some rude awakenings in the future.  Even the most knowledgeable and experienced spiritual or faithful person most likely doesn’t have the “whole” understanding only pieces and bits and bits of experience.

I am sharing because I have thirty years of experiencing and its been my work to learn about it, learn how it works, to clear it and what is dangerous. It is good to know the fact because awakenings are hard enough, and soul awakenings are much harder because  not since the middle ages has there been the freedom of shadow and karmic awakenings happening on earth.

f75ca263b6f5df893856f28dbef38e99Over the last 8 years, the artists have been drawing, painting and animating red eyed humans, black eyed humans and white eyed humans. There is a reason for this, it is because the artists are picking up what we Dreamers (shamans) like myself have been seeing and living with in  the waking world, and the dreaming worlds for the last twenty years since the veils have been opening.

The waking world is much more frightening when experiencing first hand (more than a few times) but daily of watching peoples eyes turn black when you speak with them, be they stranger or family. It took me years to understand with hard dedicated work and real shamanic slayings of the non-physical and energetic realities that humans possess as part of their souls and to do it with compassion. First one must slay, then the human will listen and not in reverse.

The veils are getting thin now and I am writing this article so you can be prepared for your future, and try to learn something new about how it works. Remember “we all have this” all 8 billion of us on earth have real karma and the gates of this type of pain and torture has not opened. Many think their saturn return is this type of pain, no, that is just ordinary life progression from youth to adult (27-32 years of age). Many even think they are shamans because of the struggle of that “human” gate or the midlife transformation crisis gate (37-43 years old). Discernment must play an important role with real black eyes, red eyes and white eyed humans, be it the self, loved ones or strangers.

We have been veiled since the 12th century and the 3rd century before that, veiled from this type of activity in a larger collective sense. Now that the shift is heating up, more and more will begin to see the eyes of karma overlaying the physical layer in others and even the self. This is the energetic reality of our soul, of our non-ordinary reality (our waking dream and night dreaming reality of our energetic soul, emotional body and energetic mental body which I call our “astral bodies.”

imagesPart of my gift as an Empath is the more advanced Seer gifts. Even within the seer gifts there are layers of beginner, to more advanced to extreme seeing. I am in that last category and not a day goes by where I do not see a black eye or eyed person who is a good person, just walking to work or shopping or doing anything. With the combination of seeing and walking in between the veils and dreaming (as a shaman) this has led to doors opening in sight that has changed my life.

In the last fifteen years, I have seen in my normal waking life, those who have black eyes and on the rare occasion, those with red eyes. The most difficult part for me was when I first started seeing others black eyes, it was scary but since I already had a lot of extremely frightening experiences in my shamanic life, I knew I could just practice grounding myself and work with this.

One person would have a left eye black or a right eye would be black, and sometimes a person had both eyes black. I eventually grounded myself enough with strong boundaries to suspend judging a person, but that took practice, especially with strangers because its shadow I am dealing with on some level and the person is unconscious of this.  As a healer (shaman), slayer and a medicine person it was and still is my responsibility to work with it in a state of grounded compassion with razor sharp boundaries that can strike.

There is not much I don’t see about the soul of a human being coming through the flesh of the energetic reality superimposed over the physical layers. and when you can see black eyes of people or children or even elders, they absolutely don’t know their eyes are black, so I would just have to observe until I learned which eye meant what and whether it was external issues or internal (soul) issues or both causing the black eyes. Many young people can’t help see, especially the group of young adults with the Neptune/Uranus conjunctions. Just like late 40s to early 50s people who have the 1966-69 Pluto/Uranus conjunctions.

It took me about five years of hard work in my shamanic life, to know the hows, whats and whys and to be at peace with it and gain my own perception so I could judge exactly what was occurring with a person, my self, my family and basically everyone I met. I could see the superimposed layers of their energetic soul. With fifteen years of experience now as a demon slayer and huntress who trains apprentices, I know it like my own souls that were purified in my own painful journey.

Sometimes i would just be very direct if they were aggressive or arrogant and come right out and say it to them… they would shut down because when one is intimate with a stranger on that level, they generally run away. I did notice what also was happening, was when I had ordinary people were my clients (because I can see everyone’s black eyes), if they worked out their issues with me during their session or I did shamanic work with them or folk healing, energy work etc, their eyes would clear during the session.

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LEFT EYE BLACK
Left eye rules right side symbolically and this is our “giving” side. If we are selfish and not giving regardless of what we think of our self this has effects on our overall  balance as a human beings. In terms of shadow, the left eye rules over the “External” and this is effected by our “behavior.”

There are a variety of external things in life that can effect our left eye, from anything to bloodshot eyes of no sleep, too much hard liquor, irritations, and many normal physical issues. But when speaking of shadow, the Illusion causing substances are the most common for the energetic layer of the black left eye. This can be caused from daily use or every other day of smoking pot, drinking alcohol, substances, pharmaceuticals, psyche meds, shamanic drugs etc in its more extreme levels. For the harder substances it could be once a month or once a week that turns the left eye black.

Remember only the rare of us can see this in-between the physical and energetic (mind/emotional body astral) world everyday, some get a glimpse once in awhile and some see it a few times a year. Its the ones who can see, that must understand how this works. Those who feel deeply whats been written here also may have awakening sight in the future so its recommended to remember the facts I post here.

Left black eye can be sometimes seen by a partner or the parent of a child who has a shadow issues or addictions, or the child can see an alcoholics eyes turn black and too frightened to mention or not understand.  In more severe cases, those who are abusive to a partner or child will definitely have a black left eye or both eyes black, especially if the brunt of their abuses and more severe projections, emotionally, physically or mentally abuse happens. Its not only the abuser in the intimate circle that can have a left black eye, but the fearful one also who is abused.

The clearing of the left black eye is therapy and healing therapies of the behavior and behavior modifications or ego modifications that can help. Its not wrong to call the police on a loved one whose behavior is abusive of course, but many do not in intimate circles. For those who are abused or their children by a partner or bully, its wise today to step up and protect the best that you can. Because even if you cannot see the black eyes, these are their behaviors and they can be modified with help.

Good advice from a sister or friend is not strong enough, but real professional help be it therapist or healer etc or even spiritual purity and disciplines help greatly. If the person refuses help for their issue or in great denial (and denial is extremely normal), then the black stays permanent until they get some kind of help like a cop arresting them, a behavior found out rather than secret, or an involuntarily bad car accident. Sometimes life takes over when humans cannot. I have been to nursing homes and generally in a room of 20 there will be about 5 elders who have black eyes, except they are old and cannot do any purification anymore nor hurt anyone anymore.

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RIGHT EYE BLACK
This is an “Internal” issue and generally is only from and about the person, or what has come into the person from the non-physical reality, such as dreams at night or in-between the worlds of physical and energetic. Its not really any external sources of physical reality, since its their soul, emotional or astral body or someone else who is effecting the right eye.

The mirrors of such shadows can appear though, as a mirrored reflection in the waking life such as shadows and shadow roamers (dark karmic astral bodies) of living human beings. That can be one of the external-internal realities happening to the person whose right eye keeps going black. Substances of any kind, also effects the weakness of boundaries of the (right) black eye person also but its not the source.

Many young people in psyche wards do need to be under some restraint just like adults in regard to their demonic past life fragmented demonic shadow (astral body), but as a shaman I also know that medicating them only makes it worse and lets their past life astral body come up from the underworld and possess them, which then requires more meds.

Shadow roamers effect black right eye issues – this is a lot more complex and has levels from light to severe. It can be the person and their own shadow that is near, roaming around them (they probably do not know), it can be coming from their dreams at night and what is happening over there that is effecting their astral emotional body and a few other things. There are levels of shadow (astral body fragments) that are also an issue. When I work with others, I work with the whole story of that person, this lifetime, their personal issues, their abuses from their childhood etc. The karmic layers are revealed to me in dreaming, hence why I am a dreamer (shaman) and generally I can take care of their demon and separate it from the living mundane part of the person.

Because our souls (emotional body and astral body and even the animism body) is like a watery sponge, we can also absorb negative, demonic and dark energy from others in our family, especially if they smoke pot everyday as a potaholic or alcoholic (drinking even one drink everyday). This can as well turn our eyes a lighter shade of black also. When I see anyone with black eyes, there are levels, it can be lighter dark to intense black like the movies where it covers the entire eye… and that is when its more serious.

I see them in everyone, I can tell the light issues all the way to those who have more demonic issues and its because the VEILS are getting thin on earth that eventually many and maybe even all will see. In the last four or five years, black eyes and red eyes has been showing up in art work by artists who are not seeing it as real, but perceiving what is to come, as all artists do. Eventually many will see the soul eyes and its shadow or its void.

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BOTH EYES BLACK
When both eyes are black, its a more severe issue of both outer behaviors including drugs wine pot and inner soul issues of the dark astral shadow body that belongs to that person. Many people think they are able to hide their issues, but not to everyone, especially real shamans and we shamans call them out when we run across them out in the world. This pulls their demon back and gives the human more of a chance to become free from their shadow.

Both eyes black, combines both perpetrator and victim and abuses of substances as a lifestyle be that willing or unwilling. I have seen many young homeless people with both eyes black, at least the ones who have had sexual and physical abuses as children and smoke pot or drink at their current stage of life. The longer they don’t get help, the more the demonic possession happens gradually until balance must be restored by nature or natural ways.  Its wise not to judge if its strangers because one eye black or both, happens to everyone, it just can’t be seen by the majority. Be the person in prison or at the grocery store and a what you would term a good person, a normal person or even you.

This reality is only because the veils are getting thin and one would have to remain grounded before casting strong judgment against someone. If you do come across a family member or friend, I would highly suggest getting help from me, or another ‘real’ shaman who has experience. When both eyes are black, your dealing with a demonic astral shadow body that is near and close.

VOID BLACK EYES
Void black eyes are the one exception and I only work with others in personal consultation so they are not confused and have more clarity with their particular issue of these types of matters. When dealing with spiritual and soul realms of illusion, its a huge world to deal with and much work must be done in order to find clarity of the correct path to both what things are and how to resolves them.

Now for the more extreme and cautionary
understandings of the Red Eyed
and the White Eyed:

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WHITE EYES
Most people think colors in these arenas of life is dark is bad and white light is good. Not necessarily when it comes to White eyes. This area falls specifically under possession and possession of djinns (or mental bodied living humans or dead human (aliens). This astral body showing through the person who is possessed, strictly falls under the “metal body shadow (astral body)”. When a foreign “dark” mental body possesses another, it mixes with the person emotional astral body and their physical eyes, with the possessors mental astral body’s eyes.

Example: You see the BBC or CNBC media personality whose eyes shape shift from normal to a glazed over duller white super imposed… That is when an outside mental astral body that is evil or dark, takes over the mental body of a normal human being. White eyes are one of the most complex and it took me years of seeing and experiencing to finally understand the puzzle pieces of the two astral bodies.

A demonic mental body that does not belong to the person, which can be an incarnated human or an ancient human who can no longer reincarnate (because they lost their soul emotional body a long long time ago), can take over and mentally possesses a person. Normally its a person of power, so don’t judge so hard, those who have been possessed in this way. But also make sure you stay clear of them, but most celebrities or power hungry  corporate people are protected in their small circles in life and your never going to enter that anyway unless you sell your soul to be in their spaces. Many mathematics and science students, especially prodigies are selling their souls right and left today.

Those are the main two, pure light or demonic dark of the mental body of humans dead or alive. It takes both a soul, emotional body and a mental astral body to reincarnate and those who can no longer incarnate, roam with only their mental body. These humans are what paranormal people call “ancient aliens”… yes they were once fully human, now have no soul, only a very powerful mental body. They are not from another planet, they are human and from earth, anything on earth is from earth. A whole cult reality has developed since the fifties, but that is when the CIA got involved in hiding facts that they are soulless humans and they have known back then and still known. Most heads of CIA and FBI are possessed and stay out of the view of cameras of mental astral body possessors. Sounds like sci-fi doesn’t it… yes it does and the artists in the 50s and early 60s were showing you exactly what was real and making it entertainment. 

We also have an issue with the shadow sides of science doing demonic things such as experimentation of peoples energy bodies, cross hybridizing animal and human genetics. Its gotten out of hand in some of these military-science cooperatives as they are by passing natural laws of incarnation with test tube babies etc. And what they do on the dream planes would really frighten you. Just scale it by the billions of dollars given to science and the military since the 1980s yet the war budgets do not match, a lot of this money goes into doing genetic manipulation experiments mixing human’s emotional energy soul body. And we the soul people have to deal with this when we can see.

White eyes do not belong to the Djinn because djinns are clear astral bodies through and through. I describe it as the “clear heat” on a desert road that you can see. A Djinn can be living humans or ancient humans (which uneducated and inexperienced people call Aliens). These are non-incarnating ancient humans who only have a mental body (clear astral body) left. They are extremely telepathic beyond what one can imagine, and can possess a persons mind. I have first hand experience in this and fought it by mastering Zen for five years every single day. That worked for me, but it was a matter of survival.

Unlike the Muslim superstitious versions of Djinn, as I stated the Djinn is just the clear astral body of the mental body of any human or a non-incarnated human who can possess others but only for a short amount of time if the person does not fight it. Some entertainers even say they sold their soul to the devil, well if its the soul its a red eyed demonic possession and if their eyes are white, they sold it to a Djinn.

Like the red eyed demons, these white eyed demons (djinns who possess the persons white astral body), are non living ancient humans who lost their soul a long time ago and are more collective human demonic forms and can not incarnate anymore. They lost their soul.

In the real terms I call them ancient Djinns who are not living nor can they incarnated. In the terms of more normal Djinns with shadow, these are living and incarnating humans but I have never seen yet an incarnated white eyed or red eyed human. They are either angelic white or demonic possession white (eyes).

The Djinn human’s mental body, has no color at all, its just clear energy and will not show up as dark in the persons eyes. The white eyes requires great discernment. As I stated, Illusion is the most difficult of all teachings at the highest levels of the mystery and karmic teachings and enters the death realms of such mystery. Discerning white eyes can be both shadowy evil or pure and good angelic types, depending which body its coming from.

Djinns mental astral bodies are where all ‘demonic’ voices are heard from and these are living human beings who are out of body roaming in their mental body or a persons own past life demonic djinn shadow body speaking to them. The energy is clear energy and will not show any color in the eyes at all.  This is why people do not understand and think only the emotional soul body is demonic… actually the mental body demonic body is more prevalent in modern times because of technology.

A human (djinn) mental body can also try to possesses another’s body or control their mind. This happens and confuses shamans and doctors who believe in the supernatural of human beings souls and mental bodies astral bodies. When those eyes turn pure white there are two reasons:

“Dark Side” of the Light
Living people who I call Djinn (mental bodied human who is living). Those who are dead (are the ancient aliens and roaming around) but there are not many of them. Shadows of Emotional Bodied Souled Living Humans (demons, vampires, reptilians, werewolf, skin-walkers etc). Example: A Christian preacher, judging prostitutes and then sleeps with them in secret. In other words, the judgmental happy hypocrites who have dirty little secrets. 

“Light Side” of the Dark
This is a pure dharma (no karma) Soul of a souled emotional body human (who is living). These are the demon slayers and vampire huntresses of the world etc. Those souled ones who are dead, you call them Angels but when they are Angels on the light side of the dark they are “warrior angels” which means they slay demons and vampires etc also. Those who are living incarnated humans are angelic, meaning no karma (dharma) and they too are demon slayers, vampire slayers etc. To know the difference is the most difficult part.

RED EYES
Red eyes fall into the “emotional soul body astral body of permanent karma) there is no healing that can occur. Eventually the red eyed soul will get weaker and weaker through their incarnations and eventually fall to the lower and lower levels of the underworld until they are absorbed by mother earth herself.

They are a whole other reality and league and are demonic shape shifters who i never let get 20 feet into my space. I never break that rule, ever and I am a long time huntress and slayer with decades of experience. There are only both eyes red, not one unless an innocent is in the process of being fully possessed by their own demonic past life astral body or by another person in their intimate circle.

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The movies like New Moon and Anime have tried to convince you this is harmless or heal-able like black eyed souls, not so and not truth, those who produce these types of movies with the wrong information makes people have their guards down. Well don’t. With black eyed humans, one or two eyes, that is true, you can relax a bit more, but not red eyed demonic ones, the undead, and not only the undead but demonic undead. The series Supernatural is probably the closest thing to the truth, but there are many parts of it, that I could adjust and bring to a more correct level, but most of it is pretty good and on target, except: guns don’t kill demons, energy does and if your not carrying pure energy and dharma energy, then you are over powered easily.

A severe black eyed person can start to get hints of red but it doesn’t mean their soul is gone yet, its just in the process. Red Eyed humans are pure demonic, they are not living and they are the simplest to understand of them all. They are the pure demonic humans, and there is no healing nor negotiation with them. And its wise to walk away.

These pure demon humans from the underworld and they are “not living” human beings, they have “no right” to be here. A vampire human is simple and weak compared to a red eyed demon. They are rare because the balance of light will always be near them because they are pure evil.

If you encounter a stranger or a person in any situation, walk away. There is nothing you can do, they are the most demonic of all things on earth and I heavily advise if they have come into your personal circle to call a real demon slaying shaman like myself to do our work.

ANIMAL OR SHAPE SHIFTING ANIMAL, BIRD WITH RED EYES
In Animism (shamanic reality), the same applies as the Red Eyed humans (dead or living), it means the demonic dead human has gotten into a persons soul who and has stolen their dormant animal or avian shape shifting ability. To shape shift (in real terms, not sorcery puff and smoke terms of projection reality), the red eyed humans can steal ones dormant animal or avian soul and turn into and animal or bird.

Mostly you will see this reality in the darkest demonic humans of the drug shamanism circles, and it will be hidden very well by one who serves up the shamanic drugs to innocent people all over the world. As I said, its rare, the red eyed demonic dead humans but they are real, and its rare in the drug shamanic circles as well, but its out there.

There was one case in Peru, where 28 demonic shamans died in the forest, they were eradicated by the more angelic humans and completely destroyed. No physical evidence was there in the investigation but the darkness they carried effected so many humans who went there for their ayahuasca trips. The red eyed demons can manifest into the physical form in human terms, but in animism terms, this is in dreams and dreaming (energetic reality). Consult me in a session if this is occurring or has happened because its very dangerous.

HEALING OF RED EYED PEOPLE
There is none, These people have been dark for many millenniums and never chose to heal and have to steal your soul energy to stay alive. Sound like a book? Yes it does. There are no levels of shadow to lighter shadow, they are the most evil of all humans walking on the planet. Stay away from them if you can “see” or develop seeing in your future.

HEALING OF EVERYONE ELSE (Black, Shades of Black and Gray)
All healers who have woke up from the late 80s are now seasoned healers now, and can deal with these issue, even if they cannot “see” the black eyes of people. Energy healers help the best and strongest in shifting the persons yuck (shadow energy). A yoga or massage person is not going to see in general because the body is their jurisdiction, they can see the effects though and they are very positive to lighten up your issues your struggling with. The seers and more advanced empaths will generally see on a wider scale and field, but no where near real shamans. The fastest healing to clear black eyes is energy healing (pranic, reiki or cranio-sacral or their renamed things like quantum energy healing etc).

Spiritual disciplines such as yoga or meditation and especially sobriety (no pot, drugs, shamanic plants etc) are very transforming to clear our astral bodies out.0

INFORMATION
Modern Christian, Muslim, Jewish Religions, Gnostic, Paganism, Druidism, Sorcery, Shamanic, Magician, Voodoo, Hoodoo, even some Native Indigenous traditions all have people with red, black eyes to some varying degree. Philosophy & even main stream Theology over the past 2000 years have distorted or corrupted the origin teachings before the patriarch.

If you need a session if something is out of hand i work with sliding scale clients as my full time work and write me to schedule a session: ElderMountainRetreats@gmail.com.

Photo: Moon Witch by Psychara at DeviantArt; Heriberto Cogollo

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Stone Alatyr – Russian Magical Legend

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By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – The Russian Alatyr Stone, sometimes called the World Mother (Алатырь каменьям – мире мати) is a search for purity and truth as a legend lost so long ago on earth. As a keeper of dreams, I have many secrets of the pre-pagan eras and share them when my work is completed and not in danger of having an interruptions from shadow forces. I do have a second love besides the appreciation for legends and real folklore, and that  is the love of stones… creek, river and ocean stones which have shown me how magical they are in their own unique ways.

The Stone Alatyr is a Russian myth of a Mystical Stone of folktale and epic proportions, as the Russians prefer to call their legends. It is a wisdom stone of earth and states that it is one which holds the great power of Russia. Alatyr sits upon the living waters, the eternal waters of purity that replenishes the earth. I wrote my other story here around the winter solstice, about the Kalada, a slavic symbol that was carried by the Slavic Christmas caroler traditions, which is also the symbol known as Alatyr (its shape). The Alatyr symbol in its Slavic pagan uses, is one of the most powerful and most common, it protects its owner from diseases and brings well-being (balance) to their personal space.

The symbolic and real legend of the Alatyr, says that a long time ago it was given to travelers for a long journey to bless their way. As a sacred amulet, its used to preserve the family hearth and the hearth fires (creation). Since Alatyr already bears all amulet characteristics, all the other charms are just small manifestations of Alatyr. This amulet can be worn under clothing, close to the chest, sewn onto clothing like most traditional Slavic, Nordic and Balkan folk clothing, or it can be combined with other pendants and necklaces for different uses.

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Dreagon by Franciszek Walczowski, Polish Artist 1902-1983.

But the Alatyr I am speaking of today, even though they are all connected in the bigger collective of the ancient Slavic and Balkan symbolism, is the ancient Midnight Sun symbol in its Slavic and Russian form which says:

The search for the meaning of life (of our soul) and how both spiritual pagan men and women searched by connecting with the greater soul of the earth mother. Under this hidden Stone Alatyr it is said: “powerful forces which offers the treasures of wisdom and keeps the dreaming alive.”

Some stories say that the Stone is located near a portal (entrance) to the underworld, for the dark and light are of equal strength and always exist right next to one another. In folklore there are a few places that have been mentioned about its location: The most mysterious is somewhere out in the ocean, which in fact, I have dreamed where it is. Legends have also said it was on the banks of the river Currant and a third version sats its hidden in a sacred mountain in Rhipaean Mountains (The Urals).

Eastern and Southern Slavs say the stone is within Irie (the Slavic Paradise) where thunder and lightning rests in the winter. The legend says that Alatyr is the mother of all our stones because of its healing powers, containing great wisdom and all life-giving love. Seekers keep searching but it is never found and that we cannot enter such legends until we are pure (have no more karma).

“The Magical Stone of Alatyr” … magic stone 1

White combustible Stone Alatyr
The all stone in the world mother
from under the pebble from Alatyr
Beget pure winds. From under the
pebble from Alatyr, t
he waters
flow fast, 
around the world for
food, 
the whole world of healing.

According to another legend, there are nine Alatyr stones (one stone that was fragmented) and buried in the walls of nine cities. Others believe its a large piece of mystical amber, for this is the only stone that is cold, but can also be ignited (combustible) but it’s not a white. There is speculation that the island Buyan – Ruyan or Rügen in the Baltic Sea (Alatyrsky Sea), is where this stone may sit but those are the later versions and I highly doubt that one. Alatyr is often described as a mountain, while amber is found only in small formations near the ocean, but oceans also have ‘older’ mountains under water.

Some Russian epics say that the Alatyr Stone appears like a stone lying on the crossroads (meaning that it only exists in-between the veils, (energetic worlds) of earth and that it awaits for the right traveler. If he or she went on the given road, they would find it, this legend I agree with because at certain higher levels of earth, one cannot enter if they must not have karma, so a soldier is ruled out as some legends said the military can find it. So this way, mother earth protects her secrets from those who have not bowed to her sacredness by suffering off their past life karma which is the worst kind of suffering there is.

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It is mystical stone for a good reason, so its safe and protected from those who would do harm unknowingly without the great insights of a shaman sage.

“On the Sea on Okiyane                                   “На море на Окияне есть
we have the white-combustible                    бел-горюч камень 
stone Alatyr, unknown                                     Алатырь, никем
by anyone.”                                                          неведомый.”

According to a number of German and Eastern (Arabic and Persian) sources and Slavic negotiators who called themselves “Rus” a report that the Persian geographer Abu al-Qasim ibn Khordadbeh, writer of the “Book of Ways and Countries” which was written between 846 – 847 ce and he had his clues. Russ is one of the tribes of the Slavs who say only a Slav will be able to go back into time far enough to communicate with mother earth and only she will know where it is.

In some sources they speak of “the Island of the Russ or Rus’ which clearly shows the peninsula Ruyan (Rügen), one of the most important sacred centers of the Slavs — the Temple City of Arkona. The word Buyan is clearly of Russian origin and the root, means to blow (wind or whispering) and as applied to a forest’s movement, signifying a vigorous spirit of the forest.  The connection is clearly “wind-swept.” In the early Russian ballads the invariable formula is Na ostrove na Buydne (on the island of Buyan) is highly probable that Buyan became a substantive only later, and at first was adjectival and meant “windy island.”

Legend says the healing waters flow from beneath the Alatyr Stone and on it stands the Dreaming Tree and that this stone is still guarded by two mythical celestials, a Gagana Bird and the Garefena Serpent.  Only the mysterious bird called Strafil (the firebird) the Mother of all birds can enter the Paradise Island and on whom the whole of the moist earth is founded; and that if the fish shall drown, all the moist earth will fall to pieces.

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In the texts of the Golubinoy books, which was published by Kirshey Danilov, legends say that the Stone, the Firebird and Magpie are connected and when I was translating this from Russian – I liked the way this translation turned out syncronistically all on its own…

Nagai Island (Alaska) – all birds of prey
and she lives on the Ocean-Sea
near the national nest on Obama’s White,
the stone w
elled up Visitors korabelschiki
on the nest of
Nagai Island (Alaska) – birds

and on his detushek of small.

Nagai Island (Alaska) – bird vostrepenetsya,
Ocean-Sea vosklolybletsya, it replenishes
rivers razlivalisya, Alexander many quick ships,
Alexander many chervlenye ships.

For those of you who made it to the end of this article…

The Russian Alatyr Stone was never a stone,
he
is one of the Four Great Celestial Dragons

of Mother Earth and much larger than the other three.

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The “windy island” was the ocean floor and the “white combustible stone” meant that the dragon had to free itself through some sort of combustion (breaking free).  Men fell asleep and their own legends were corrupted by the battles in their heart, and Christian Religion which killed the dreaming of the Dragons corrupted the legend even more. All Dragon’s retreated just as the Russian Dragon had done. Dragons of course, belong to Mother Earth and not to men. Only the Religious’ ego told false fairytales about overpowering them, which is nonsense. The Ideology of Saint George made it even worse over the last millennium, that they were dead. Same too with the Giants, the giants are alive and well, we know them as Archangels.

The Goddess was protected by the “old dream”  and the real Dragons where to help prevent the destruction of the Souls of the souled human beings. Men know nothing of woman and her story before history which began around 2100 bce and the Magical Stone itself was only “frozen” in time, not dead nor lost. Prophecy was never stated anywhere in any this legends – the Russian Dragon, this Stone of Alatyr.  The dragon is now free and free from Russia’s own past oppression.

Sources: Saint Juraj (George) and the Dragon, Zagreb, Croatia; Wiki Europe, Various Russian Pagan sites, Encyclopedia Mythica, Song of the Alatyr by Maestro Vladimir Sidorov’s  Youtube page.

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Mirror Mirror in my Soul

This is an ancient Etruscan Mirror with a Goddess Figure and engraved scene, bronze, 3rd century BCE. When I teach Symbolism, Dream Symbolism and Mirror work with those who seek me, I teach that our prehistory soul and emotional body must be integrated with personal work in our everyday life. Because when the two our separated, the mind and the soul (emotional body and animism soul) never progresses. That is why today, the knowledge path, without the personal healing path carries no power.

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The art of vibratory energy by working with the mind or emotional shadow self, the karmic relationships given in this life and the suffering of real detoxes, creates an emptiness that is not only necessary, but also purifying. The emotional body and soul work is the last frontier on earth for old souls. I encourage people to do various healing traditions and make sure they take their path slowly so one can process the releases. One can study knowledge as much as they want, for it only is detrimental when the soul calls us to come find her in her entrapment far, far away in the underworld of our past lives.

The Generous Invitation to the Marriage of the Spirit of the North’s Wisdom: “The Midnight Sun”

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain, Edited by Sarah Burnt Stone – The Languages of Symbolism is very deep, rich and very ancient. It is the root language of dreamers and has existed long before the creation of any rune, alphabet or written language or even paganism. This is the communications of our “subtle bodies” (our souls) which has its own language expressed through the language of image, dreams and art, symbolism, imagination (manifestation of image). It is our original language of the pre-ancients and the old ones before the new ‘gods’ came around 2000 bce and then again in the 11th-13th century, what I call a shadow invasion of those who should have remained in the underworld. But grandfather in every place set them free in both indigenous and non-indigenous peoples, half from the needs of control and power, half from being totally unconscious.Kolyadki sun and mKolyadki Winter Midnight Sun with moon and Goddess
Most people today do not concern themselves with any pre-religious or pre-pagan traditions, and why should they, these are grandmother and women’s traditions and for 7,000 years its been a teaching to corrupt and fear them inter-weaved together. But now that the next two ages come for the next 7,000 year cycle (Age of Aquarius and Age of Capricorn), women are no longer by the shift of consciousness of mother earth are bound to such laws and rules anymore.

But dreamers need to understand our empathic and old soul natures of prehistory for their own future. This is a path of a full spiritual journey (not just mind-body) and the thirst this lifetime starts from birth and lasts our whole entire life. In the beginning ages of the last 7,000 years it was body & soul (sun & moon), in the last 2,500 years it was body & mind (sun). Now we enter Soul & Nature again (Earth & Moon) and it is self understanding and reclaiming, first our human and its karma and then our nature (animism, celestial and elemental). For most old souls it will just be a flexing of such reality, taking back what fairytales and legends stole from us. Believing but not really believing (experiences) and to understan prehistory rites and movements with nature of symbolism, dreaming symbolism (not dream symbolism and there is a huge difference). And the subtle ritualistic art of dreamtime as a real language. 

One of the symbols of my ancestors is the “Star” or what was in prehistory the “midnight sun” that has to do with the consciousness (mysticism) of nature herself, connected to the equinoxes, the winter solstice traditions before paganism was based on nature’s teachings, not human. The Night (season) is Autumn and Winter and Fire (season) is Spring and Summer and I not only live within that principle in my shaman’s life and healing work and dreams of both night and walking but also with each moon cycle and how it effects dreams, dreaming and dreamtime.

AuseklisOne of the symbols sacred to the Latvian Balkan, is the Auseklis – The Midnight Sun, Goddess of the Dawn (now called a Star). In Ukraine tradition, its the Mysteries of Kolyadky. The Aurora (Auseklis) is the Midnight Sun, Goddess of the Dawn is the oldest of all Slavic and Balkan countries symbols and its meaning, even older than all the pagan gods. It has magical meanings in Latvian folklore of the ancient understanding of the secrets of magical nature, the magical self in relationship to nature. If your bed sheets are covered with this symbols then bed sheet protect though the symbol the dreamer from any shadow or evil wandering souls in the vicinity. The symbol is also associated with ancient medicine, the straight or turned cross style. Auseklis is used commonly in folk and peasant usage of the Latvian culture. This is the most important ancient symbol to them, which is with the references of the night. In Latvia, its the Night Sun or Midnight Star as it is associated with Winter, the Winter Solstice and the protection from evil and shadows of the underworld.

From Dawn Maid and Sun Maid: Celestial Goddesses among the Proto Indo Europeans by Miriam Robbins Dexter Antioch University, she writes: “The Indo-European Dawn Goddess appears in Northern Indo-European, particularly in Baltic folk songs. Proto-Indo-European Aus-tero gave rise to several cognate dawn goddesses, including Lithuanian AuSra, Latvian Auseklis, Old Prussian Ausca, and Roman Aurora. Throughout these folklore and mythology, the Goddess of the Dawn is often perceived as a woman and the Latvian daiqas, or folk songs, excuses are made for the late arrival of the dawn goddess.

Latvian folk songs are very creative in their excuses for the goddess of the dawn: Where is the Auseklis of the Morning, Whom I did not see rising? Auseklis [is] in Germany; She is sewing velvet skirts. The Lithuanian dawn goddess AuSra is often called AuSrelt (dear dawn), employing the very common Lithuanian diminutive of endearment. She is also called AuSrint a form which utilizes the adjectival suffix; AuSrinis means ‘morning’ and AuSrint Zvaigzdt is the ‘morning star. The Latvian Goddess of Dawn in Baltic myth, was the Mother of Mēness The Moon God.

The moon was either married to Saule, the Sun Goddess, or her daughter, Saules Meita. In another folk song, Saule has given her daughter to Ausekis’ son. The Slavic Goddess of the Dawn, Zarya is not linguistically cognate with her Baltic sisters. The moon god, according to Gimbutas, was unstable; not only did he fall in love with the daughters of the sun, in Latvian myth, he also married Saule herself and fell in love with Ausrine as well.”

We find a similar motif of Aurora in the primitive Sardinia, Italian language that Aurora, which is equivalent to Greek Ἕως, the rosy-fingered goddess, is no coincidence the Romans made it the hypostasis of gold (aurum > Aurora) for the splendor with which it appears. But aurum > Aurora was only a paronomasia, as the Latins had lost its oldest meaning, which turns out even in the Sumerian language, from a’u ‘one who drags ships, boats’ + ru ‘structure ‘+ ra ‘sun, splendor of the sun’: A’u-ru-ra which means: ‘She who pulls the boat of the Sun’ or life giving sun of the waking human life. Ἕως has the same origin, by Sumerian e ‘take out’ + u ‘sleep’, meaning ‘(the one who) brings out of sleep (the Sun)’.

Aurora is the Sun Goddess, but when the patriarch began to change all mythology into their new mythology she became the wife or consort and the male ended up in a higher status as the all life giving Sun God and from him all the gods rose, like Helios, Apollo, Mars, etc. The Aurora or Auseklis – The Midnight Sun, Goddess of the Dawn has magical meaning in Latvian folklore and it means you understand the secrets of magical nature, the magical self in relationship to nature. If your bed sheets are covered with this symbols then bed sheet protect though the symbol the dreamer from any shadow or evil wandering souls in the vicinity. The symbol is also associated with ancient medicine, the straight or turned cross style.

Latvian Auseklis at her root, is a Celestial Goddess, collective rather than personal goddess or woman self-hood, and she and her symbol has much power, but like any ancient symbol, you do not get its power, you must match its power within your life and that is a long and painful journey. No symbol is power given, it must be completely earned and most times its given power by peoples shadow (their need for attention, jester or magic tricks for attention, the ego, false strength of the warrior etc). These are all superficial and not in harmony with the feminine and goddess from which they were birthed. The symbol represents the complex eight-sided star, which must be drawn in one continuous line without lifting your hand to receive the benefit of his blessings.

Simplest form of star is simple cross which symbolizes as elements, the Fire and the Light which are basically the same thing, called Spirit. Pagan Latvians believes that magical rituals can be performed with this symbol and it often has a great meaning to those who use it in a sacred way

During late paganism eras (after the 8th-10th century), with the influences of Christian and Catholic Religions, the Midnight Star has been called Koliada in Ukraine and other Slavic and Balkan pagan winter traditions, which is most important as ancient winter ceremonies and celebrations and then later into Christmas and Christian Religions. The Midnight Sun (star) as a simple art image today, in the basic Christmas ritual.

Shaman Women, Ukraine, by Illustrator Vera Pavlova

Восьмикутна хірка, як головний атрибут різдвяно-колядницьких містерій
Здавна, саме язичницька восьмикутна зірка, звана предками як Алатир (від  al-atar “біл-горюч”), була головним символом різдвяно-колядницьких містерій в Україні. Зірка-Алатир являє собою український колорік у вигляді восьми головних циклів. Він же, восьмикутник, є характерним і для народної орнаментики, особливо гуцульської. Загалом, цей символ зустрічається у кожному напрямку народного мистецтва – в українських писанках, українській вишивці, народному різьбленні, витинанці тощо. Езотерично, Алатир являє собою октаграму: проекцію ромба (небесний світ) на квадрат (матеріальний світ), та їх взаємне пересікання. Він зв’язує усі сторони світу і позначає абсолютний баланс, гармонію і рівновагу, здійснюючи потужну цілющу дію.
 
The main attribute of Christmas and the Mysteries of Kolyadky is since ancient times, as it was pagan octagonal star, called by the ancestors as Sura (from al-atar “white or heat-combustible”) in Ukraine. Star-Sura is a Ukrainian eight pointed star which represents the eight major cycles of nature within the four seasons. Its characteristics are within folk ornamentation, especially the Hutsul. Overall, this symbol is found in every area of folk art in Ukrainian pysanky, Ukrainian embroidery, folk carving, etc. Esoteric, Sura is oktahramu: projection diamond (heavenly light) to the square (the material world) and their mutual peresikannya. It connects all corners of the world and marks the absolute balance, harmony and balance, making a powerful healing effect.

Сама зірка кріпилася на високій жердині непорушно, а промені крутилися довкола осі за допомогою блока та протягненого від нього шнурка. На одному боці зірки зображали людське обличчя або Сонце, на другому – колядницькі сцени. Усередину іноді вставляли свічку, утворюючи щось на зразок “чарівного ліхтаря”. На виготовлення такої звізди йшло від тижня часу, тому їх виробляли заздалегідь.

The very high star attached to a pole firmly and rays swirled around the axis using the power and extended in lace from him. On one side of the star depicting the human face or the sun, the second – kolyadky scene. Inside sometimes inserted a candle, creating a sort of “magic lantern”. In making this week the stars came from the time because their produce in advance.

Belarusian  Каляда, Kalada, Kalyada
Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene koledsa
Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian Коледа, Коледе
Kashubian kòlãda
Latvian an older ancient symbol Auseklis
Lithuanian Kalėdos, Kalėda
Polish Kolęda
Old Polish Kolenda
Old Church Slavonic Колѧда
Romanian Kolinda
Russian  Коляда, Kolyada
Ukraine  Коляда, Kolyadá

23To understand any spiritual teaching of earth at its root, one must walk backwards into the past and prehistory of self, not the present or knowledge and definitely not forward or the future. To understand ancient cultures rituals before 3,000 bce (grandfather’s patriarch), information can be found only in three ways: 1. Visions and Out of Bodies, 2. Peasant folktales, folk songs and 3. Ancient art and pieces of remaining Folk art. One question is: “Were the origins of the Winter Solstice Ceremonies Dances or Songs or both” ?Koleda is always celebrated with Carolers, but the root of the term “Carol” actually refers to “dancing” rather than its common connotation regarding song or singing. In Old French, “carole” is translated to “dance.” Similarly, in both Latin (choraula) and Greek (choraules) the root of the term means “to dance with the accompaniment of flute”. Thus caroling can actually be traced to more archaic traditions of solstice ritual dance much like kukeri, the bear dances or mummer’s purification dances (in some purer villages) in its shamanic roots.

In Pre-Christian eras, Northern Europeans and Eastern Europeans would travel in order to join together to sing and dance in honor of the sacredness of the Winter Solstice. Although after the 13th century most carols centered around religion or pagan celebrations. These dances were directly birthed from the sacred shamanic dances of women that occurred during the winter moons of the time of peace when the oceans became calm and they were joined in dreaming by all their shaman and sacred sisters around the earth, called dream incubation of the cave eras. Before wars descended upon the earth, men also had their essential roles and parts in the great rituals of the tribe and clans. Their rites (like most cultures) are historically viewed as war dances, but in actuality there was no war-based intentions in their origins, that was propaganda, a myth projected as real when they were just dances.Kolyadki Winter Midnight Sun Goddess Kievskaya Vasilisa Kolyadki akvarely cvetnye karandashiThe ancient tradition of creating art is also an important path, as both talisman (to be worn) and amulet (to be placed or hung) has also been carried on in Slavic traditions of Christmas. As the Christian stories of the “Son of God” gained cultural momentum, the symbols often found on these amulets and talismans lost their reference to the fertility of both the Fire Goddess (of the summer solstice) and her twin mirror the Night Goddess (of the winter solstice) and her heavenly fertility.

Although the original meaning of the Midnight Sun was displaced, the symbol remains present in Slavic celebrations due to tendency of Slavs and Balkans to bring their own traditions into Christianity rather than lose them. As religion became the leading influence of commerce for artisans, traditional craftsmen and women were given work to change these ancient symbols and adapt them to support both the new power of religion and male power in general. The work of these artisans combined with the domination of written pagan-god culture is what ultimately transformed the meaning of these shamanic symbols.

Północ Gwiazda (101)The verb ‘koliadovat’ means to go from door to door, singing ritual songs, asking for sweets and the pagan aspects of wearing animal masks. Koliada is the time between Korochun (the Winter Solstice) and the first week of January. Lighted fires and candles are to light the darkest time of the year which was to echo the ancient pagan custom of banging the sparks from the burning Budnik ritual log, that is lit up at Koliada, much like the English Yule log. Sviatky in Russia is equivalent to yuletide and is celebrated in January where all the young girls and women in the family would practice folk divination, which is mostly melted wax into a water bowl.

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Koliada in its older traditions is the name of a cycle of winter rituals that aligns with the new moon stemming from the ancient Calendae. The modern term of children and caroler’s singing is called kolyadovannya in Ukrainian and is now applied to similar Old East Slavic celebrations. In Bulgarian and Macedonian traditions of koleduvane (коледуване) or koledarenje (коледарење) which are also around Christmas and the Kolyadka (songs) are sung as well.

Koleda is also celebrated across northern Greece by the Slavs of Macedonia in Florina to Thessaloniki which is called Koleda (Κόλιντα, Κόλιαντα) and Koleda Babo (Κόλιντα Μπάμπω) which means “Koleda Grandmother” in Slavic and this directly ties Koleda (Winter Solstice) to the Winter Goddess Marzana making it the most archaic Koleda. This is a ritual of gathering in the village square and lighting a bonfire, followed by local Macedonian dancing. There is also a dance from Dubrovnik called “The Dubrovnik Koleda.”

Północ Gwiazda (92)Wigilia is the traditional Polish Christmas eve celebrations and sometimes called “gwiazdory” which is reference to the “Star” carriers. Before the 11th century they were all pagan celebrations and rituals and the oral traditions which were passed down for millenniums for generation to generation were lost and all we have left is a very small narrow culture of religious songs that lack the mystery. Poland’s Koledy, like other Slavic countries still bright Star along with the singers and folk musician spreading seasonal good wishes.

Hieroglyphs, Petroglyphs, Cave Drawings, Ancient and Contemporary Art, Esoteric, Divination and even major business logo’s all draw from nature-based symbols (images of artists and dreamers) and contain a root language of our past and our souls journey. Traditional oral stories can be traced to these sources of images throughout history and prehistory and their original meanings can be understood when one recognizes symbolic language as their “first language.” Symbolism as a tool, has been birthed forth from sacred dreamers, shamans and artists since the dreamers societies and this continues today in a less elaborate and less powerful and less meaningful shamanic ceremony. But at least fragments still exist and can be built upon for the future.

villagers from zakalnoe, sing kolyadki of the winter-midnight-sun-goddess

The Sun Goddess (in both Balkan and Slavic cultures) has a far more ancient symbolic meaning, than what is used in today’s rituals of the recent pagan past. In the past several thousand years her symbol evolved to be regarded as a “star” and this is a relatively recent concept. Prior to the evolution of astronomy, astrology, science and religion, the eight pointed star (associated with the Sun Goddess and Goddesses like Ishtar, Tanit and some older archaic goddesses) it represented the Midnight Sun of the Winter Solstice here on earth, not in the sky and that is the most important of all.

bronze_slavic_early_medieval_female_jewel_pendant VESNA, Slavic pendant, Moravia Magna Empire, bronzeThis star can be seen in the symbolism of folk ritual, folk art, rich textiles, pysanky eggs and sacred art of both the Slavs and the Balkan people. One later example is the early Medieval Slavic Moravia Magna (Moravian Empire) and it’s 8 pointed Vesna symbol which looks like a “flower”. Vesna is the Goddess of life, beauty, love and the spring and asscociated with the Goddess Lada.

Because the earth was woman’s only focus prior to men’s teachings (paganism and religion) the symbols and images belonging to woman’s prehistory were actually quite different and in many ways an opposition of what we have today in the meanings of symbols. If we release the associations created through these dominant teachings of the Sun Cults (which began to around 2,200 bce) we can begin to see the symbols come alive and express a more healing and magical meaning, which came forth from women weaving connectedness to the immediate surroundings and to accepting the dark winters without rushing to bring any light forth ahead of spring. In these ways we were accepting of the dark night and the time of silence. We were accepting to go inward and enter the night forest of mother earth and to heal the deepest during this time.

postIf we look at the Rozhy as a sacred symbol, which emerged from ancient earth-focused artists (who were generally the healers and enactors of rituals and leadership)  we can see that the eight-pointed Ruzha (ружа) is not a “star” but a “flower”. The Rozhy (mallow flowers) are so often similar to the eight-pointed star motif that during the shift from feminine to masculine-dominated teachings to see everything linear, the flower took on the connotation of the solar god and began to be regarded as a representation of the sun itself. Today this symbol still represents the feminine, and woman’s sensitivities of the beauty of nurturing, and symbolizes love and caring for others. The Sun Goddess’s symbol, which retains both the meaning of the “Sun” and “Flower” allows us to trace its origin to the archaic symbol of the “Fire Flower.”

One of the most beautiful symbols of the Winter Solstice (which remains passed down from a direct lineages of the Matriarchal structures) is the 8 pointed Midnight Sun (or Fire Flower) that is carried atop a ritual staff by Ukrainian carolers at Christmas. Long ago shamanic ritual and Fire Dances would have accompanied these singers in their solstice celebration. The names of the Mallow flower (which is representative of the Fire Flower) in various Slavic and Balkan countries are:

Bulgarian: Горски слез (Gorski slez)
Czech: Sléz lesní
Croatian: Sljez crni, Sljez divlji
Estonian: Mets-kassinaeris
Georgian: ბალბა (Balba)
Macedonian: црн слез
Polish: Ślaz dziki
Romanian: Nalba de culturä, nalba de padure
Serbian: Crni slez
Slovak: Slez lesný
Slovene: Gozdni slezenovec
Ukrainian: Мальва лісова

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In China, the mallow flower is called the “power of magic” for its abilities to ward off shadows and shadow-natured humans who walk between the worlds. A similar reference is found in Polish mythology which mentions Fire Flowers in much of their folklore. The ritual of the Vesta is a distinct Fire Flower rite and is a shamanic ritual in origin. The rite of the Fire Flower wasn’t a game or a celebration, but a real shamanic initiation which could last five to twenty years.

In today’s pagan ritual its said that to find the Fire Flower the seeker must enter a forest before midnight on the Eve of Kupala of the Summer Solstice. Blooming precisely at midnight, the brightness of the flower is so brilliant that no person can look at it directly. The reference of both “Flower” and “Midnight” in these stories also connect to the observance of the solstices.

For this powerful flower to be harvested, a circle had to be drawn around it. The seeker would encounter demons who would try to distract or prevent him/her from completing this task. It was said that if you answered the voices, or faltered during the task the cost would be your life. Anyone who succeeded in possessing this flower gained the ability to repel all evils. Thus, within the folklore of this Fire Flower lies the symbolism of the spiritual tests of the Shamans from these regions.

 

Midnight Sun symbolism of the Winter Dark Goddess

The ancients like myself as a shaman recognize two seasons: Summer and Winter and when one tries to relearn alignment with the celebration of these two seasons of earth, rather than the four we have come to regard as wholeness, one begins to be in rhythm with the rhythms of their emotional body as the earth herself does. These two-halves of the (whole) year are divided into two :

FIRE (spring-summer / solstice) Light half of the year from Spring to Autumn

NIGHT (autumn-winter / solstice) Night half of the year from Autumn to Spring

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These two halves of the year are marked by the solstices and correlate with the north and south axis of Earth. These axis are the gates where dreamers, dream walkers, and soul bodied astral traveling shamans and humans exited and entered the mystical veils of earth (not off earth, like the new 4,000 year teachings of star lore wishes you to believe). Once the pyramids were built on earth, these were to disrupt magnetic energy and  slowly eradicate your dreaming and this ability through the magnetics of your emotional body and soul.

The demarcation of two halves of the year is one of the main differences between prehistory dreaming rituals and tribes and the rituals that have taken their place in the the past 4,000 years. This resulted in the loss of our connection to our dreamer and night dreams as real and powerful  which our astral body crosses back and forth. Woman’s prehistory rites and rituals, link directly to the power of dreaming itself and these celebrations involving the Spring and Autumn Equinox seasons are actually intended for our ordinary and mundane life of the waking world and not for the in-between worlds of the shaman, dreamers or mystics.

Many pagans who observe Halloween and Samhain celebrations would find this odd because (due to the rising power of the men of both Paganism and the Religious Sun cults) much significance has been placed on observing the Equinox and Religions over-took the Solstices and changed them to the mundane world. Nonetheless, the Spring and Autumn Equinox celebrations are important and mark significant turning points in the year, but not the spiritual in-between the worlds’ year.

Kolyadki Winter Midnight Sun Goddess 1903 Kolyadki Festive table in Podolsk villages

Another important facet of the Midnight Sun (or reverse sun sometimes called the second sun (core magma of the earth’s center) is its role as symbol of the feminine power of the internal fire and nature’s core of fire. Connected with the archaic Goddess figures of Marzanna and even how she rolled into the Black Madonna, this symbol can be traced back to the lineages of the shaman or cave grandmothers era’s of earth.

The Midnight Sun or Central Sun as some new age groups call it, it is the fire in the belly of the Mother Earth (which is fire). One of the ways to reconnect to the root of Woman’s prehistoric teachings (which have been both lost, destroyed and corrupted) is to reclaim a path of the Powerful Self which is our inner Fire. To do this requires both a healing journey, and a purification process involving working towards the unification of both perception (emotion / souls) and perspective (mind / beliefs) when living our mundane and creative life.

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fire-%d0%bf%d0%be%d1%82%d0%b5%d1%80%d1%87%d0%b0%d1%82%d0%b0-1963Like most cultures, celebrations which contain vestiges of the original Solstice rituals have changed. Many of the Singing Carolers of Ukraine carry images and amulets of the Svarha (сварга) or Swastika during the Winter Solstice. But before pagan eras, this symbol denoted the movement of Ursa Major across the heavens and the four seasons in symbol form were the four spinning arms of transformation. As Pagan and then the Sun Cults (religions) came into power the symbol began to represent the Sun’s travel across the sky. In Slavic culture this symbol represented the Midnight Sun of the Dark Goddess (like Marzanna) of the winter and would then in later eras symbolized Dazhboh, a benevolent Sun God, in the Summer.

When i look at modern pagans today of both Slavic and Balkan countries, I see a lot of war loving viking imagery and associations and male dominance in the leadership, I see the same in men’s religions. If women are to heal themselves and work with their soul, they must begin to find a way to incorporate the more personal meanings of the moon, the sun, nature and personal ritual that weaves them together, both with intentions of health and letting go of what no longer serves their spiritual paths.

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Kolyadki Winter Midnight Sun Goddess Matonka

When the complex multi-spoke designs of the “Star” of Christmas became popularized, the rites of the women and grandmothers were eventually conferred to rituals enacted by children. By the 17th century the star lost most of its reference to its previous symbolic meaning and women were no longer allowed to participate in many of the solstice traditions.

The creation of amulets or star symbols, once used in the shamanic rites of women to protect their villages from shadows, were ultimately demoted to a child’s craft activity of Christmas folk art at local museums or schools. But this will change as more and more Slavic pagans return to their origins peacefully again.

So what is the Midnight Sun?

It is the path of the dreamers, when night is all the time and the Sun goes dormant and regenerates and all the planets go dormant (winter cycle). Or what spiritual people and science calls, the Pole Shift. Science still thinks a star dies in the universe… couldn’t be more far from the truth, for nature is perfect, not humans and everything has its life cycle and rebirth… the other thing science was wrong about is that energy can be destroyed… it can.

Sources: Fire Потерчата, 1963, Polish traditional stars, The coloring in Ukrainian by Puzyrna Galyna; Ukraine Illustrator Vera Pavlova; Illustration by Nadia Starovoitova; Verteps parade in Lviv, Ukraine; https://sasartiglia.com, . All photos and images belong to their rightful owners and shared for women’s dreaming educational purposes only. 

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Soul Bearer

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain ~

SOUL – The Water Bearers… There are a few symbols in almost all traditions today, both ancient and archaic times, which represents our feminine sides, called the Soul.

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Bird symbolism is the oldest on earth and it represents not only our beginner relationship to first soul, the emotional body, which is what I term the song birds but our “spiritual journey” of our lifetime; birds symbolize the more advanced animist souls and the visions contained here within our personal spiritual “healing” journey, represented by the Raptor Birds (boundaries/nourishment); and lastly, the “collective souls” who are the celestials, the birds of thunder, the firebird, phoenix, sun bird, which represent deaths and rebirths of our collective soul and the wisdom and karma present within them of all of our own personal reincarnations. One may have only 8 past lives and one may have 1000 past lives until they get the lessons. More is not better.

Serpent which are the second oldest symbolism of earth, represents symbolically the “healing” of our soul in many forms and ways;

Fire and Water are the two oldest aspects of the medicine wheel, representing the “purification” of our watery Soul(s)  and fiery Spirit.

Water is the emotional body karmic purification, where we misused our emotions and created wars, killed others, abused self or others, addictions etc. (all ten of them loose power if one does not change and heal each lifetime). But if on overcomes all fears on the spiritual journey and masters all of the human selves (3) and becomes a Buddha or Christ (enlightened) and completed, then we begin the second half of the animist soul purification.

Midway completed we then enter the Fire purification and it begins, but no one tells me they are a dragon and when i ask tell me the story when you met your demonic or djinn shadow lifetime and how did you burn that off, they cannot share with the real story of the human or animist karmic purification. Rare are the celestial being souls here on the planet, these aspects of them are dormant and sometimes eradicated. Only about 15% of the earth’s souls can even take this journey. These Spirit (or Fire realities) are only legend now on earth, but in prehistory and the future to come,  attainment will be mandatory for some but not for the majority of humanity. Most of humanity cannot master the human self and make great sacrifices unless its forced upon them to make small karmic changes.

In other words, the journey has no words.

Water symbolism has 3 levels, first is the Lake which represents our contained emotional life in our personal intimate relationships; the second level is the symbolism of the Creek, Stream and River representing the motions of one direction, a forward path in which emotions must open up the emotional pain with much work and preparation, then go through the emotional pain again to heal it, this lifetime or other lifetimes, in order to regain some balance; and lastly is the symbolism of the great Ocean which represents the emotional and animism lives of our past lives as a collective representation. Be kind to yourself emotionally, it all counts.

In symbolism wherever you see aggression and wings in ancient art, this is where the new clans of the War Kingdoms began to take over and the Soul was beginning to be raped. Baghdad in ancient Iraq was one and there are many more. Wings are the soul and aggression was the destruction of the old souls and power stolen.

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Fire is the last, it is what true Spirit is – an element. It has nothing to do with anything human, but pure elements of nature in which humans of the grandmother cave cultures still retained, and represented symbolically unification or reunification with mother earth (nature itself in an elemental form), in human terms spirit would be considered the pure light which is golden illumination. It cannot be attained until both the complete unity of the karmic purified two mental bodies and its karma, the pure purity of the physical body and all past life physical karma like war etc, and the 8 souls that are dharma and animist dharma… in fact its almost impossible to attain in any temple, mosque or church or even spiritual temples or other people because its not human its pure nature. The second half of the second level of the healing journey of the 6 souls is to be alone. and it is death and mastering death.

One must remember all teaching on earth are from written languages and all are taught by grandfather, which is only our masculine side. The feminine side is extremely painful and dangerous in the healing journey because it has been repressed for four thousand years. The karmic cleansing is deadly. But never give up, keep going as long as you are pure, grounded and able to take the next step. Never skip one step if your fate demands of you suffering in your spiritual journey.

Images: First photo wasn’t listing an artist. Scythian golden pectoral from the royal grave at Tolstaja Mogila kurgan, 4th C BCE. It shows the three tiers of Scythian mythology of the Inner Earth, the Astral, and innermost the inhabited world which were taken over by war clans and the military (religious). Museum of Historic Treasures of Ukraine, Kiev.

 

Daemon vs Demon, Boskie vs Antiboskie, Slavic Folklore

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What is demonology and daemonology
Originally, languages went from only gesturing with verbal spoken, until the first written languages were created later, thus the origin of “daemon” in the older context when humans had less karma, meant a higher, supernatural, impersonal force, a power that is usually identified with nature in the form of spirit, not soul. Today people in the world, use the word spirit as if they could tell the difference between the spirit and the ten human souls we are all given, they cannot. Because of this, teachings, occultists, esoteric, astrologers, and even the ufo (alien) groups who have been very distorted in their understandings, and not grounded in the full picture of the human soul (and the human soul-less ones). All of our many fragments as humans, roams our planet in a ‘living’ or alive and semi-dead state, but the true dead are not here according to rules of nature and energy.

In prehistoric times, “spirit”is, was and always will be an “element”, earth, air, fire, water, stone etc, try to imagine “spirit” as elements, not as human. Try to detach from doctrine and knowledge which has fallen asleep or forgotten their prehistory remembrances. If he or she reaches a celestial levels of their tenth soul, and paid much karma in the forms of a devout path for lifetimes, then mastered the human, then moved into animist, then we can begin to speak of ‘spirit’ in a non analogy ways. In the Polish tradition and few other prehistory understandings, the spirit connected with human is called Poludnica. And even though religion had demonized poludnica lineages, it was to get humans to disengage from their goddess cultures of full self empowerment and no male figure needed for enlightenment. What we have left today are occultists merged equally with religion, still battling the evil vs good. When we step away from this mental knowledge path, we enter ‘experience’ and that changes everything. Dangerous but illuminating.

So, spirit in this context of the way its been presented since written language has existed, is not from human experience at all, or the accomplishment of merging, purifying and unifying all ten animist & human souls of the self, healed and returned into one brilliant pure astral body. The same is true for our own personal demon (shadow astral body), the demonology of us, the self of our own past lives. This is where texts of religions through the ages, or even for the last three millenniums, have been trying to figure out the missing parts, with just knowledge. That is impossible of a non-physical reality.

Spirit is wind, storms, rain and lightening spirits, or water and oceanic typhoon spirits etc. Its hard for human beings in their ordinary life (mundane) to imagine celestial and legendary as something real. So when that was lost, we have doctrine left, which is about 100 percent correct of the descriptions, but 5% correct in the actual context, since its missing the true experiences of non-physical reality, and in reality, context is everything.

There are no spirit teachings after the 10th century in its original form anymore, and most shamanic teachings were by then, only folklore after the 13th century, even in indigenous communities. We all fell asleep like hobbits as the demons of war began to cause more and more fragmentation, and all of us were involved in this…  our own souls karma. The more you can understand demonology is an image of what our “souls” in a shadow state looks like – the  more you will understand daemonology is a healing path to correcting and reunifying your own soul fragments, the more understanding, the more freedom you will experience and the more you will understand the knowledge aspects. Everything else of the SOUL is classified as ghost, names of these ghosts in demonology, haunting, esoteric and occult shadows.

a soul human with karmaIn basic Demonology 101, it can be described as demonic beliefs and related practices of magic (pagan) mixed with (god) religious since the 12th century and prior to that is belonged to the shamans realm of protection of living humans shadows that roam while the are alive. The previous two beliefs are an important component of religious doctrines and occupy a certain place in the recent and current magical and mythological archetype of humanity, on natural and social reality. This particular set of views explaining the origins, nature and functions of demons and ways and means to use or avoid their power.

Remember, demons are human beings who are having an out of body, or have been freed from the underworld, of your own karmic past life, its very rare that one has come up from the underworld, but with science and drug industries now interfering so heavily, I am afraid this is happening more and more each year. The red eyed humans, the real demons from the underworld, what religion calls hell, are walking among us, mostly in the pot industry, poppy industries, pharmaceutical corporate drugs in general, to make sure that souled people stay sick and cloudy headed and weak souled (no boundaries again the shadow soul energy that roams) just by the uses of pot, medicines, alcohol etc.

The force exerted influence, usually negative, on women and her fate. With time, this term has come to signify the deity of lower rank than the then pagan gods, then this term came to be the essence intermediate between goddesses, gods and humans. The ancient pagans distinguish between good (daemons) and evil (demons), after the Christianization of the Slavs and Balkans, all the demons (and pagan deities) came to be called bad and this must be returned to the original teachings of the Slavic grandmothers and grandmother shamans, not pagan men because they are missing to much of the whole picture and have only focused on men’s issues and men’s teachings. It was in the course of the process of Christianization was formed at the phenomenon. dwuwiary – that perfectly illustrates the idea demonology, which are a kind of combination of Christian and pagan themes. Today the remains beliefs are therefore the result of culture f the former, to whom we owe, among others, popular figures of the devil and the witch.
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Night was once our friend, it was a time of quiet and peace, and dreaming dreams, but after three-thousand years of men’s war and bloodshed, night is not sacred anymore, nor peaceful, but once long ago it was peaceful and most human beings cannot even fathom when dreams were our culture of spirituality, before paganism and before religions, that is all gone, humans had let the dreaming die, and the sacred dreaming tree was cut down.  In Slavic folklore “Night the Goddess” says – “I make people happy, sleep gives them rest and dreams, but war and machines have destroyed peace, and created women who are widows and children who are orphans. Day awakens to only concerns and hardships. Maybe if someone had asked people what they wanted, they would prefer the eternal and peaceful night.”

But how? Long thought Night and decided to weave a thick black veil, strong. As soon as the sun appeared in the sky, night envelops his blanket, and binds it tight and throw it somewhere behind the mountains, across the sea. She immediately sat down to work, and soon-the impenetrable black veil was woven. As soon began to fade in the sky the first stars, night is not removed, as usual, with the Earth, and rushed toward the sun. Shining so surprised, seeing her, even confused, and the night was able to pounce on his shining forehead covered and quickly tighten the veil. Then she pulled the sun into the dense forest. Breathing, looking around … What beauty reigned on earth! What silence! Stars are back in the sky and shining brighter than ever. Night white flowers emit a sweet fragrance, and Night smiled happily.

But what is it? The plaintive cry suddenly broke her bliss. Then another, and another … Night peered into the darkness, and her wonderful eyes, which could penetrate through the walls of the houses, I saw crying children. Encouraged by the fact that the morning does not come in due time. Overnight I saw the graves open, and out of these ghouls and upyritsy from the underworld. They lick, sucked the blood of those who were dreaming and sleeping, helpless people who do not awaken b any rooster or the rays of the morning sun. Sprites huddled on the edge of the forest and lustfully looked at the sleeping village.

Soon we will have some fun in plenty! – I heard their voices. – When people are asleep, soon all of them will come to desolation farm fields overgrown with grass and trees. Then will comes the kingdom of Military devils! – Go and away! – Cried the Queen of the Night, but the dark forces have not heard it and all the men have destroyed the women who honored her peace. She flew to the dense forest, as the sun began to unravel quickly. The sun burst into the sky, their radiance expelling all the evils that had time to multiply on the earth now on earth, now that the people no longer respected the night and the moon.

A Night with bowed head, humbly retired to her sky, taking with her pieces of sacred weaved blankets of the dreamers who were now interrupted in their sleep by roaming souls, which eked out on the ground and clung to trees and bushes, like a thick fog.

The four planes understanding of demonology
Currently, there are four basic levels of understanding demonology – 1 the most advanced which is whisperer or shaman ( women’s teachings), 2 colloquial (ordinary or familiar conversation both men and women), 3 scientific (men’s teachings) and 4 theological (men’s teachings including exorcist priests).

Baba Jaga bird shaman www dot zvonecek dot infoShaman – Animist
Shaman cultures are far older than pagan eras and hold the mystery of the purity of the reality of our ten souls as humans, this is at the root of all shamanic cultures, but only a few shamans understand the entire process. Before paganism or religions, the shamans held the culture’s shadows at bay, each individual was responsible for their own shadows and fragmented shadows and not seen separate from the incarnated human. All has been lost of this ancient knowing of the ten souls, two mental bodies, one physical body and the mysteries of the spirit divine of human as wind, storm, etc, which were just turned into god names of the pagans. All philosophy, occult, theology, religious and pagan has distorted the one fact, that all shadow are us in a energetic astral body form.

Colloquial
Demonology is understood here as a sphere of belief in various spiritual beings, often non-individualized, sometimes amorphous. They are present in human surrounding natural and social reality. These creatures are devoid of divine attributes, but may have a negative or positive effect on the course of human life. This sphere certain magical-religious views existing in the sphere of social consciousness.

Scientific Recognition
This way of understanding and comprehension demonology can be presented in two aspects – religious studies and ethnography. When it comes to concepts religioznawczą, we are dealing here with a field of study on the theories of ideas or antyboskich bogopodobnych beings, shaped in various religious doctrines. Here are the topics studied the genesis of these notions, their place and role in the religious system and the social conditions of their development, operation and death. In the case of ethnographic concept, we are dealing with the field of research on the realm of folk beliefs, perceptions regarding demonic creatures, characters półdemonicznych, as well as parademonicznych and phenomena associated with these beliefs, practices and magical-religious activities.

Goddess Stone Idol with Child, LithuaniaThe origins of Polish Folk demonology
Poland was once a pagan country and a pre-pagan country before war spread like fire around the earth, long before men led paganism and even before that, shaman grandmothers ruled in all things spiritual, there were ranks of Grandmothers within the Slavic nations, of leadership, spiritual leadership, sexual and sensual teachings by the Mothers, many things the pagans have no idea existed in these shamanic pre-pagan cultures. Today we have a more traditional folk culture archetype, a very strong tendency to mythological and symbolic personification of phenomena and processes occurring in the reality around us in nature behind the man veils here on earth, the natural humans, and the social humans like religious. The cognitive processes of the world around us, can not be given to rationally explanation because its energy, its in-between the veils of physical and energetic (dream gates), so one must not feel that they must attempt explaining it to non-believers and those who have no experiences because to them, folklore is real, but not “really” real, its just an art process, a writing of a book story, a sharing in a circle. When i have shared real experiences, even the strongest believer gets fearful, so I stopped sharing my teachings about ten years ago and now only work with gifted dreamers who can withstand the karmic purifications, as I am one of the pre-pagan shaman grandmothers (wind whisperer) and Polish.

A reflection of this fact in the sphere of folk consciousness has become a broad spectrum of fantastic shape demonic imagery. A feature of Polish folk demonology is also its relation to the acquired with the Roman Catholic religion topics belief in devils and witches. In the course of the centuries-old activities chrystianizacyjnych imagine these characters have penetrated into the realm of folk beliefs, they have followed the processes of assimilation and Polonization. Then came the formation of a specifically Polish folk devils perceptions, nobility and urban areas. They accounted for as a merger of former forest demons, wild or mud with the vision of the Christian devil. The situation is similar the shaping of a folk-Christian image of the witch.

Despite the passage of time, changes of civilization, social and mental demonic beliefs remain an integral component of folk culture, but along with these changes they undergo significant impoverishment and deformation, which will soon probably to their disappearance in a form which they have lived for centuries among the people. These beliefs include in its content, various aspects impersonation of individual phenomena and processes occurring in the natural world and in society. In his mythological interpretation also contain certain indications practical man refers to them when modeling, classification, interpretation of nature or society. Currently, the Polish people have lost almost irretrievably huge portion of their ancient beliefs and customs, dying in the social consciousness of rural residents. The relic form we find them even in verbal folklore – tales, legends, stories, proverbs and folk art.

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In Polish Folkology (daemons), there are anonymous sermons dating back to 15th century revealing the forbidden culture of “Uboże” Kronika Polska, Litewska, Żmudzka” the Chronicle of Poland, Lithuania and Samogitia) by Maciej Stryjowski, Publisher in 1582: “In Pomerania, next to Chojnice and Toruń, local people say that creatures live under the birch trees. These creatures are believed to be ghosts, phantasms, and other creatures and are called the lovely red people. People say they are no more than a cubit long. The “Officina Ferraria” by Walenty Roździeński from 1612, the fragment is entitled “Uboża albo duchowie kuźniczni”  (Uboża or blacksmith’s ghosts) above-cited fragment tells the story of some ubozeta help the blacksmith, like domovois help artists and shamans….

There were some ghosts in forges long time ago, they used to come on Saturdays, at night, after workers already left to houses. Blacksmiths usually called them uboże, and they consider them sacred and holy, they were so small like children. They used to work at night but when the Rooster crowed, they were immediately gone. Blacksmiths were leaving them food in forges and the ghosts were bringing them luck in ironwork as well as in other matters. Once a blacksmith, called Cat, saw that uboże worked barefoot, in shirts only and he felt pity for him He left all of them some clothes in the kitchen. The ghosts uboz had left him immediately because they felt offended by the host.

“Wesele krasnoludków” which means, Wedding of the Dwarfs in Pamiętniki” (Diaries) by Jan Chryzostom Pasek from 1659 says: “These are mischievous creatures, made servants everywhere in Swedish and Danish forests as well as in Turkey, where they are forced to do all kinds of work they are told to and they are called house spirits or spiritus familiars.

“While Rej was traveling to Sweden as a member of parliament, his most loved coachmen got ill and Rej had to leave him at a familiar nobleman. He intended to pick the coachmen up on the way home. The ill coachmen was lying in the empty room. When the fever left his body, he started hearing beautiful sounds of music. He wasn’t surprised because he thought that the music comes from some other parts of the house.

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Suddenly, a tiny creature dressed from head to toe jumped out from a mice hole and the second and third one jumped after him, not to mention the following ladies. The music got louder and tiny creatures started to dance in the room. The coachman was completely terrified. After that the creatures started to leave the room in pairs. As the music started to follow them, the young bride followed them as well. They went out through the door not even noticing him. The man was almost dead from fear.

After a while a small creature came back and said to the man: ‘Don’t feel disturbed by what you see here. You are completely safe. We are the guardian home spirits. Today we have a wedding: a brother of ours is getting married so we are heading there but we will be coming back the same track so we will eagerly celebrate with you as well – be our guest.’ The man didn’t want to watch the spectacular, so he stood up and locked up the door hoping that they won’t enter the room on the way back. However, the spirits came back after the wedding and were surprised to find the door locked. The music was getting louder and louder. Suddenly, a small creature found his way under the door and came in. He looked at the man angrily and turned into a tall man. He unlocked the door and let the group in. The wedding participants crossed the room and disappeared in the mice hole again. After an hour a small creature came out of the mice hole to bring the ill man a sweet pie with raisins5 and said:

‘The groom sends you this so you could also have some fun’. The coachman took the pie and put it next to his bed but he was totally scared. The doctor and others who came to look after the coachman were very surprised when they saw the meal. ‘Who did it give you?’, they asked. The coachman told them the whole story and they replied: ‘Don’t you dare showing such ignorance! Don’t be afraid, this is tasty food and the creatures are our small friends. Eat the meal, don’t be scared!’. But the man didn’t want to taste the sweets. So they took the sweet pie and started eating it. They said: ‘We often eat their food and we don’t get sick’. Those people, there, use help of  the small creatures in housework and other services.

Home Spirits
This Ślężański sculpture of the ancient bear, was from the sixth century BCE when the Mountain regions were inhabited by the tribes of the Lusatian culture. The origin of the statues is not fully known but Ślęza then became aholy mountain” for the Slezan Slavic people around the IX-XI century. Familiars also, are the “kind-hearted” and “domestic” souls, who and falls under the category of daemons, according to Rosznecki, where he says that the Scandinavia people still believe in guardian spirits, like the Nisser, the kind-hearted and helpful ghosts (souls), formal and nicely dressed, and participants in your lives – who show up and love delicious food given at the end of the celebration (in Polish “wety”).  “Wykład katechizmu Kościoła krześcijańskiego” (The lecture of Christian Church’s catechism) by Gilowski from 1579: “People have experienced a lot as there exist skryatkowie and ubożęta spirits as well as forest satyrs”

Forks – Spinners
In daemonology,  (self-forks, sea Pani, self-diva lihoplesi) – one of the nicknames cloud nine;
Vila (the name from the word “twist”) spins the cloud and pulls tow of them gold thread lightning. Forks are displayed and prophetic spinners, spinning the thread of life. They are also called lihoplesi (ie trudging valiantly, life troubles and death).
Sagittarian Woman with Serpent
The superstitious reverence of fork mentioned them in ancient manuscripts: “Believe in Perun and Horsa and the Forks, and their number is far away sestrenits glagolyut nevglasi mnyat and goddesses.” They are bright spirits because her name is accompanied by constant epithet “white”. Forks are represented by young, beautiful women in white robes and thin with long flowing tresses; these braids – their strength and even life itself; their bodies are light, transparent, light as a bird and eyes that shine like lightning, and the voice – a pleasant sound.

Along with mermaids, forks live on mountain tops, forests and water, and therefore differ on the mountain, forest and water. Vila with native swan maidens, who are constantly bathed in lakes and springs. Forks, wandering through the forests and groves, say that they have goat legs and hooves. Forks sometimes are the fastest reindeer zauzdannyh and drove the the white snakes (lightning). Vilva – (akin to Pitch fork) spirits that inhabit the world of the Clouds, wearing the air in the form of Winged Serpents *dragons, and sends rain showers to the earth and fertility. One of the Goddesses that is still prayed to is Dodole and her slavic women still perform their rites and songs. Each country has its own Vilva-protector. Protecting their land Vilva often fighting among themselves in the air and on the outcome of the battle – in the countries subject to them set a good or bad weather.

They like to settle societies and mainly in desert areas – into the pool, and hollows under the rapids, there arranging the nest of straw and feathers collected in the villages during Green Week. According to other legends, they have underwater crystal palaces, shining inside (like the magical Dragon Palace), silver, gold, precious stones, colorful shells and coral. Czechs water panna – tall, handsome, but pale-faced. She lives under the water in the palace of pure silver and gold. Character WATER FLOW similar to mermaids.
Ancient cultures of the goddess cultures (pre-pagan) already knew the mysteries, it was only after Religion came, that they were forced out, and thus the birth of phenomena was ordained.

dark goddessIn demonology, an extremely important component of the worldview has become so of natural causes beliefs that today can be equated with the concept of demonology. The idea of ​​individual demonic beings were the personification of natural phenomena, which were often inexplicable, difficult to understand, aroused fear and terror. As particularly dangerous and mysterious considered atmospheric phenomena – lightning, whirlwinds, hailstorms, snowstorms snow like. However, in the created concepts of doctrinal emerging religious systems, as demons define began being bogopodobne, often fulfilling the role of intermediaries between the world of the divine and the human, or being antyboskie acting to the detriment of human.

The largest group were the demons natural belief constitution, which luxuriant imagination Slavic populated woods and forests, fields, rivers, lakes, caves, dark ravines, treacherous swamps, ruins of old buildings.
This demonic fantasies were given in various forms – from enticing girls, after a hideous monsters. Probably the most popular form of demonological derived from pagan times, the culture of ancient Slavs. However, in modern times in the beliefs of the people survived only a small part as a present in the culture of the former.

The divisions and classifications within demonology
Classification and division figures from the circle of demonology it is not easy because of the specificity of the test subject.
Among several proposals for classification will refer to the division proposed by Leonard Pełka, who in an accessible, readable and logical way to put the question. Characters specific to the category that survived in the memory of the villagers will be presented later in the study.

I. The Religious demons vs daemons of weather
Although not totally corrupted, much had transferred from real teachings of mastery, into stories of folklore, and It was widely believed that supernatural forces that operate in the skies (but still not the evolution of it being god).
These forces have become phenomena such as rainbows, clouds, winds, lightning, blizzards etc. With all this in mind, the people corresponded to specific demons.  The demons swirling were violent storms whirlpools and air of the rural population impersonation processes demonology. The phenomenon of a whirlwind had fascinated people and affect their imagination after goddess and pagan teachings were lost.

Swirling vortex, which is its “dance” was associated with weddings but after the Christian fathers shadows of total control over community, especially ancient women’s rituals, they forced upon women’s celebrations calling them devil’s weddings to make sure fearful women would be devoted only to men and their god. There was broad consensus that the vortexes are the domain of devils and evil spirits that create them to harm the man. In the Lublin region it was believed that whirling wind is a dance of the devil, not allowed to go near it because I could kidnap the man, lift up into the air and squeezing the ground. From the area Bełżyce comes a story about an incident from 1824. When the tornado broke a large part of the forest for Bełżycami – he said then that the devil to take root there. Seen the large size of the pear trees uprooted and transferred several hundred meters into the field – no one dared to touch her ax and the farmer in whose field lay beside tillage and seeding avoided me from afar.
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Sometimes eddies took on concrete form, most often a man in an elegant suit with a hat or dressed in black or white. Wind also be able to “inspire” or “smack” a woman or man, causing illness and even death. In the area Bychawa its superstitious believed that when someone was mowing in the field of forbidden time, then appeared vortex and scattered bundles. To get rid of him was to throw at him with a sharp tool, eg. A knife – if it was possible to find traces of blood. In the area of ​​Chelm they believed that there are four secret spiritual beings under the authority Wiatroduja and send sowim blowing winds in the four corners of the world.

In pre-pagan times it was widely understood than shaman women’s spirit were the supernatural forces and were influenced by women who were sacred, in many cultures this was called cave culture and led by shaman grandmothers. The ability to become lightening, storms, rain, wind was the highest level past the ten souls. Every teaching today from the corruption calls many things spirit, but they are not, even weather, they are broken and fragmented souls of human beings for lifetimes. But once when peace reined on earth, humans were shape shifters within the context of souls, they were also able, from (no karma) able to reach spirit levels. With the return of some very ancient reincarnated females on the planet now, its in small circles teaching the steps to reclaim all dark karma and heal the ten soul’s fragments.

Weather spirits took care of the darkest and most evil of humans incarnated, but once the shaman women were destroyed by Christian, Islam and Judaic men, the teachings were lost as sacred and holy and turn into, and what remains today as …

soul childKites – Celestial Events
In some regions kites are also called bad air demons derived from the souls of porońców. They were associated with the phenomenon of falling stars. They were to take the form of enticing girls and seduce men and then take them to the soul.
There was also a belief that kites are the souls of children who died without baptism flying with the wind and the storm. Often, they imagined themselves in the form of birds, which sometimes can harass people demanding their baptism. Their favorite habitat were statues of saints and crosses standing at a crossroads.

In the pagan daemon or pre-pagan shamanism ancient cultures, bird cultures represents our soul, serpent cultures and their ancient symbols represents healing, combining the two in goddess shamanic cultures is the healing of our souls.  Kites were both warnings and blessings, a shooting star is considered good medicine and power in your dreams as you enter the dream worlds, and a falling star is and was considered problems in your dreams, where you will and would have be attacked by other dreamers.

In the eastern pagan regions of the country in the nineteenth century it was a fairly common view that wearing garlic can protect yourself from the kite like it is in many cultures. A person enslaved by a kite can liberate themselves from its activities through appropriate treatments of magic by drinking brew from a mixture of three herbs: wonieja, Štulík and lastowicznika, they also must fumigate (saged) the whole body, as well as incense with smoke of animal dung, which is also fuel of purification in other cultures.

Demons vs Daemon storm clouds and hail stones
It was thought that since these creatures to a large extent depend on the crop harvesting and security buildings. To ward off storm clouds initially served the church bells, then used for this purpose were also small bells called loretańskimi. In the Lublin region during the upcoming storm the call was a bell and run around the yard and the house, the storm was about to burst, spread out and not harm. At the beginning of the twentieth century. Church authorities issued a firm ban on the use of church bells to ward off the clouds.  One of the most famous characters from this circle is płanetnik.

russian orthodox monkDemons vs Daemon Forest

The demons inhabiting the once extensive forests, forests and forests took various shapes – human, animal, Teratology (człeko-animal creature) or were amorphous. The presence of demons in this category can be attributed to the Slavic beliefs, according to which area of ​​forests were staying souls of dead people – a pagan afterlife. Again Christianity had corrupted the original shamanic teachings that the dead do not remain here, and that any roaming souls are the dead aspects of living humans. Christianity made sure it destroyed these ancient teachings, and thus the spirit was created on the basis of men and their creation of a devil figure in mother earth’s forest, which resulted in a process of gradual disappearance of thread wierzeniowego in the forest demons. Forest Demons were generally power over the wild forest management and conduction of people in the woods.

Demons vs Daemon Field
A separate category of beings were demons living in the field. Female demons living in the balks were characterized by long breasts. They were moving field of standing grain, tickled and worried reapers, plagued them as children left in like sheets on balks, hałasowały in the fields. Demons wild men took on the character of an old grandfather landed on his chest resting reapers and suffocated them. They could also take the form of a dog, a whirlwind, or can be invisible.

Water Demons vs Water Daemons
In daemonology, the White Snake is the personification of summer, the white, ie, illuminated by sunlight, clouds, and therefore traditions which are connected with the embodiment of the rain cloud – The white wife: and she and the others guard the living waters; White and her husband often take on the image of the snakes. And the folklore is that water of wisdom is to drink and listen to the prophetic words of  the storm birds and animals.

Snake in many goddess, pagan and pre-pagan traditions mean healing and the White snakes were women and maidens (beautiful water nymphs) who were out in the summer in the light, white cloud fabrics lit up with bright sunshine in the winter months, and they are dressed in black veils in winter’s charm. They are  enchanted and can live in underground castles where the waters and springs were taken over by the Churches, and they can also be found in the bowels of the mountains and deeper water sources, protecting hidden treasures there – untold wealth in gold and precious stones.

At certain times of the year his wife and a virgin they appear far from their homes and have the eyes of mortals, they are usually out in the spring when blooming flowers of May, at a time, which is connected to the idea of ​​an impending or already coming awakening of nature from the winter
Sleep.

 

slavic mistDemons vs Daemon Holy Mountain
Characters so. demonology mountain almost wholly belong to the circle of ideas already discussed demonology atmospheric, water, dirt, forestry, as well as to the order of folk-Christian devilish beings and souls lingering. For this circle form is characteristic for example. Karkonowskiego idea Liczyrzepka mountain spirit, whose headquarters lie was inside the mountain Sněžka, of which the summit was watching his kingdom. His powers were subject to forest nymphs and fairies, taking care of mountain vegetation, as well as dwarfs supply of raw materials to the mine and help good people.

III. Social Demons
In the popular social demonology emerged two opposing circles demonic imagery – care of the demons of human fate, homes and workarounds and harmful demons misery, disease and death. The inability to find a rational interpretation of the conditions of human existence was the cause of demonic personification of social life, and thus creating a two-tier image of life. Trancendental beings in this way from the natural world have also been introduced in the human world as the embodiment of the aspirations and hopes, the fate of the existence of individuals and society.

Demonology caring home – common among people is the belief in elves ubożęta and very helpful for good and respectful of their hosts. It is known there were also forms of hell-kite, domowoja and the devil-familiar, which protected property and welfare on the farm. These creatures could take the form zomorficzną – eg., Rats, hamsters, snakes; anthropomorphic figure – little men with big feet, little black people with horns on their heads and hooves like. They could also remain invisible. It was believed that devils to help the economy passed from person to person – at the moment of death dying by giving a hand to communicate his devil’s successor. Devil assistant have had a generally wealthy, which fared well, often beekeepers and millers.

According to applications it was also possible to breed their own hell – had to take an egg from the black hens and wear for a week under his arm. After this time, the eggs will turn out to be a chicken, and it will be the little devil.

The host had to take care of him celebrating the demon welfare, among others, food and drink. The most common host for the devil himself home cooked millet, often with milk and not solił her, then he carried him to the attic. In the case of ill-treatment of these creatures can leave the farm and move to another, allow to act evil forces and bring misfortune, could also scare people.

In the Lublin region to determine the demons of care used names such as .: dieduszki, domowyje, household member domowoje, szporuchy. The Catholic clergy also progressed popularyzowało and worship angelic beings, especially imaginations guardian angels that had the human guard and guard his house. Demonology negative – in the operation of demons also were seen all sorts of miseries, sufferings, disasters and plagues. Demons hostile to man are: the demons detrimental to maternal and thrilling babies, demons, suffocating people and sucking out their blood, demons plaguing farm animals.

The demons of disease and death vs the slayers of demons 
The demonic personification of diseases (especially epidemic) is deeply rooted in the traditions of many peoples and cultures. It was believed that the appearance of such. Epidemic was caused by the arrival of a specific demonic creatures, often called “mighty virgins” – as imagined by invisible spirits, young and slim woman dressed in white robes or old ugly baby. There was also a view that the disease could bring witches – allegedly after the onset of the disease persistently persecuted. Also, any day now well established and is currently being treated disease activity were formerly attributed to evil demons diseases, it was believed then, among others, the demons fever, flu or ulcers. (For more on treating pronounced. In folk magic).

Demonic personification has been the phenomenon of death. It usually took on the form of bony woman with pale face in white clothing, and the figure of a skeleton with a scythe in hand – they are personifications of newer origin and derived from the circle of the Christian religion. It is not known exactly how the death of the ancient Slavs imagined.

slavic holy womanIV. Phenomena parademoniczne
Parademoniczne phenomenon goes beyond the traditional understanding of demonic creatures, but not the way they are ignored in the context of this issue and gathered relationship. Parademonicznych representations to include:

1. Fears amorphous, often referred to as “something”. They worried person’s arouses a sense of anxiety and fear. These fears are revealed through various noises like. Popping, creaking, footsteps, sounds like. Often these noises are regarded as signals having come woes and warnings.

2. Apparitions – receiving the most anthropomorphic figure of a divine woman (in shamanic times it was our own higher feminine self, the karmaless soul), religion destroyed that and made it a mother of god. In the more shamanic traditions, apparitions also takes animistic (human animal) figures. They are not dangerous for human beings, but arouse anxiety and fear.

In the culture of the Slav peoples parademoniczne phenomenon they were firmly rooted and correct their development involves the infiltration of pagan beliefs to Christian notions of wandering and repentant souls. On this basis amounted to folk-Christian beliefs about the scare, ghosts, spectra and phantoms. Still works a lot of stories about straszącym “something”, which usually scares in some particularly predisposed to this place -opuszczonych homes, cemeteries, crossroads, lone trees, places of suicides etc. For the phenomenon is very characteristic and a separable group are ghosts and spectrum scaring castles. Often, these spirits were identified with specific historical figures.

In the context of the parademonicznych most frequently invoked is the character of the spirit – the spirit of religious concepts, is a supernatural being, disembodied, amorphous, dimensionless, endowed with reason. Spirit is often regarded as a synonym for the human soul appearing after the death of a man in places that had for a special affection for life. Often appearance in a certain place was a kind of penance, or was dictated by the need to complete the issues and responsibilities unfinished in his lifetime. In colloquial terms, the folk souls and spirits scaring people is being półdemoniczne derived from the souls of the dead. They can hurt people living and harass them.

soul dreamer

Spirit of Women
It mówiu as where starszało, where śtukało were fears, dad opowiedał. On Korytkowie Una somewhere they did, there was an old building, it’s always something pounding. He says przenocujta, but says no bujta out here says yes cus break. Well, there was something, well and so nieroz as the so-pounding, because there one … and then sent messengers to the cottage and tem such as if it was wypolune, kind of like something like this. A tem was a cubit or less what she spun, because downo it submitted, there kumuś to submit, ordered someone out there, do not know if there seen as a front, like those młutki this is … Ji glow spun and always ukradała that some flax se for him, because it was not, it ŁO łukradła se, it later for yourself skein se se uprzedła and sold. And after his death it had to doprzudać. [Janina Oleszek, Kocudza III, 2011]

Ponds
Well, I did it I have not seen, only heard it on the pond here at the palace … there was a pond there often, with four people probably drowned and there have said that haunted some potopielec, but I saw him there. This, it is said that if someone passed it and the light was gone, and it’s a dog that and there … this … […] once said that as a black dog. [Czeslaw Mitrus, Kozlowka, 2011]

Characters demonology vs daemonology
Stored in the memory of the oldest inhabitants of the village contemporary image of demonology is just a relic of the ancient beliefs, and the lost shamanic experience, and a small part of the lost cultural wealth of female shamans.
Characters from the circle of Polish folk demonology belong to a large family of Slavic demonic imagery, which original form have only fragmentary knowledge. Originally between the characters there were significant differences in terms attributed to their pedigree, appearance, scope of action and relationship to man.

Over time, the influence of social and religious differences had become blurred. Polish folk demonology is mainly the effect of Slavic-Christian syncretism. The individual topics have different belief constitution further transformation and re-evaluation.
The void was filled with an unknown creations of the human imagination. Initially, the idea of ​​data demonic beings were the personification of the mysterious phenomena of nature, often incomprehensible to man, feared and terror, such as. Dangerous weather phenomena. However, in the doctrines of the emerging concepts of religious systems as demons came to be the essence of bogopodobne, often when acting as intermediaries between the world of the divine and the human beings antyboskie or detrimental to man. It seems that in folk beliefs have survived mainly these creatures transcendental world whose inclusion in the new system wierzeniowego (Christianity) been easier with modifications to their origin and change of human behavior magic to magical-religious.

The study will be presented figures which ideas survive longest in folk culture, which still can be heard stories – full of faith and authentic experiences, subjectively true, but rational assessment may prompt them something else – is still ongoing.

Slavic Deamonology

Witch
Popularity (mainly Christian) but also Pagan, vision witch was mainly due to the period of revival and the Counter-Reformation, then that clearly outlines its character and associations with the devil, also burned piles for burning women suspected of witchcraft. Poland quite a long time remained a country without stakes, and the first alleged witches were burned at the stake in 1511r. in Waliszewo near Poznan. This vision witch (derived from western Europe) encountered on the ground Polish folk demonology with functioning here already related her characters – witches, jędzami, zielarkami, znachorkami, grandmothers (which have the force of undoing charms, treatment of diseases, receive deliveries, etc.). On this medium has made the process of contamination of the two related topics of belief, and consequently formed a folk-Christian form of witch-hag.
poludnica by Чайковская (Wroclaw)
It was widely believed in the so-called. Sabbaths, or nightly rallies on the so-called witches. bald mountains, where copulate had with the devil. These rallies were to take place during the new moon, on the first Thursday after the new moon, the nights of May, during the full moon, or on the contrary – in the dark, moonless nights and on the eve of various religious holidays. In and around the home magicians constantly fidget had a black cat, raven, tame mouse (drinking milk from a bowl with a cat), snake, toad or owl.

The Day Cross
They talked about such cases that Cross Days, witches sat naked under bridges, or on cross crawled naked, but upside down, somehow. 

According to folk beliefs Midsummer Night witches roam the meadows and balks, dragging the dew ropes, bridles horse or Powazki for straining milk. You can meet them on the paths, which usually makes up the cows at pasture and recognize the fact that they make moves mock seizure of something in ligated apron, speak at the same time spell. After such practices can throughout the year, without any effort and attempt to milk the milk of the strings, squeeze them out of the horse’s bridle, cloth, straps of the apron, etc .; eat butter and fat cheeses, while cows farm milking the blood, they die, they lose their milk. In some villages of Lublin was believed that a witch can pick up milk the cows through a magical treatment – takes an old weapons from wooden pegs, poses at his barn on the east side, she sits with her as with the cow, and the disc is treated as udder – milked with wooden teeth milk skopka. Thanks witch can not be perceived in the theft of milk. They can also surreptitiously put the horse from the stables, embroil him and ruffle mane and tail, and even overdrive to death during the night skirmishing.

The witch took milk
Well, here is telling my neighbor was dead, that as I used to go there, cast out cows so early in the morning and went to the mushrooms later went to it, it flew one woman near the cows and so rose rose so collected and so I hid in her apron. “I say or what flowers might una tore, or what is it?” Tam says, “Cows cut, milk gave nothing afterwards, milk cows yielded nothing. It just somehow had a grandmother and an older were again these drugs there, burnt incense there, it is these cows and it restored again, but that it was, a woman was usually out of the village and, and it is doing at cows and says, “I stood on the edge of the forest and watched what she was doing. It’s something so swept away and near the cows and plucked, and plucked “. Later he walked, arguing that there was. He saw what he was doing and what she did and asked himself: “Something I did, and cows do not give milk. Something you did and what you took? “And it was looking for the keys, and it lost the keys. “And what have you on my meadow with the keys did that circle the cows were looking for keys?” That was it, was it was then. Later in the letter that came this neighbor every evening, it was there telling. Among the many harmful human activities witch that casts charms and cause mourners.

soul childThe witch brought mourners
The witches said the child was bewitched charm, because witch brought on mourners placed against the window. The apartment, as there was somewhere a little child, a witch brought the mourners, the child was crying, could not fall asleep there, this, and whether it might tummy hurt, I do not know, but the witch.[…] No such has caused such with gałguna such dolls, six of these tiny, such as a finger, put, because it used as examples. [Karzimierz Błaszczak, Zabłocie 2011]

Some people know the habits of witches and their power: On the meadow dance witches “Look – he says – you know what? Here in the meadow – he says – there near me – he says – is dancing witches “. He says: “I saw them – he says – six”. He says, “I still like someone her there – he says – go out at midnight and they prevent it – he says – they do harm.” He says, “But you know what else? So you knew that. As you do not want your children give birth to children, it konopnymi threads navel tie, it’s child will not have. I have tied my guys. ” I still had no children. “Only one can – he says – to have children. And for what all those three will have children? “- He says. Well, he says, and there it began. She WOGL I was scared, because it was so terrible. She looked like a witch. [Mary Glen, Zakręcie, 2011] It was believed that witches had poppy seeds, which they could put to sleep people. To move through the air used were: brooms, shovels, stick, ożogu (phallic symbols) could also move on animals – a black cat, a huge black rooster, goat.

Her mother was a witch. And użenił August Wrębiak. How did you find łużenił and womb for you mietle at night. This is the twelfth hour is dangerous. And the womb on this mietle through the window. Chałupka was still, as ever, old. But I still remember those cottages. So this window, you Noji on a broomstick. Her daughter saw it and become brutish. [Maria Galczynska., Körchow, 2006 TL]

Carpathian Shamans (Hustul) Magical RitesFormerly in Lublin was said “Do not get into an argument with the woman because she has a goat in the eyes” – referred to the popular witch – imagined that her eyes on top, looked scary, heavy and lazy gait, gravelly voice almost never be happy, no sneer, is mischievous and ungrateful. At midnight wakes up and talks with the devil. The witch may also take many forms – thunderbird, wolf, owls, frogs, and many shamanic animist teachings of ancient shaman women, but demonized.

The beautiful bride of a charming look and the most old not very comely woman. It was believed that in order to detect witches should take a pot of water , put him nails or pins and boil. Then the woman – alleged witch should come to the cottage and ask for forgiveness. Spoil her this milk and someone advised her and so I did: milked the cow, przecedziłam by the cloth, but with the milk of all. I stuffed these needles there, what was there and Sundays at noon, the same sum was told to cook. And so far cook, until he comes, he comes. Stare, reptile, it goes this. He says: – “Kumo, pożyczylibyście my bread.” I have nerves – not borrowed. Three times come. The third time is the housekeeper’s son said: – “Janek, reptile, take this baniaczek, dropped from the sheet. Because jo terrible colic draw blood “.

It was widely believed that witches unmask priests who are evil, during the blessing of the Blessed Sacrament in Corpus Christi look at the crowd through the monstrance – witches had on their heads skopki for milk, which no one not seen, moreover, in the church witches bidding farewell to the left hand standing backwards to the altar, they were able to during the procession of Easter work around the church three times. You also could see witches by the sleeve of his jacket. Ji was carownice can zobacyć, only as interior was without a jacket and without the sleeve look. But every August bojał that it zacaruje. No one tried. Oh, no rus, because zacaruje of and zobacys later! Bojały people. But without a sleeve that can already be zobacyć. [Janina Bakal, Żyrzyn, 1993, the TL]

rod slavic

Devil
In addition, Christianity has demonized everything of the sacred path of woman, he and his men strengthened the position of the devil in the folk beliefs, imposing his ideas, scale of operations, sustaining faith in him alone, the priest alone, the church alone. One way to do this was to curse women, yes church men used black magic within their words and their “devil powers”.

There went again with ten other art, it says: “These are all for nothing.” Does he become so familiar, is not it show – is not known. And then it was birch sleigh hitched, blurred track, because in the winter, and in the morning already, hives, there are two beehives, or how much, has already been done. Piszkla was that such a knife what dłubało. And these hives were standing. And just then, there was the fact that – and this Matela was terribly stingy and gave nothing to anyone. The poor are driven out, he did not give anything. I got sick. But … the son went into the forest after a tree, there is no one, this grandfather fell ill. – “What are you doing?” But, no, they say: “Nothing will only die.” It’s been so for almost skonaniu was, but they say: ‘interiors bring these thick candles from the church, which the priest saints with holy water – the candle “. And because it was a habit. They brought the paschal candle … touched to – and died. Well, before her death, he says, he called you, that son of his, has already returned from the forest and says: “I already freeze, but remember that he is there in the attic. And you’re millet cook without salt and sugar. And once a week shalt carry – he says – and behind the chimney attitudes in a pot “.

slavic harvestAnd the boy: “And what, to whom, what, who will be there?” He wanted to say old yet and already died. Then he remembered for a week after, after the funeral. And so it was, that he ordered to cook the porridge. It amounted to the attic behind the chimney set and descends the ladder. And here there and I threw a pot of something – almost did not ubiło. And there came a shepherd, to Motycz walked, as long the courts, it served such Owcarz and knew each other for such a variety of tricks. I told him that I did. He would say: “You’re lucky you were not slaughtered, because it does not salt the porridge, but you have forgotten and little osoliłeś. A salt was coming. This evil does not like it. ” And from time to time short, there about two years, he says the apiary extinct. The worm itself threw some, there was no rescue. […] Well, it came out that it was some kind of devil. [Czeslaw May, Motycz, 2011]

Lady midday

Poludnica
When the shift came in religion, the old religions suffered so much from Christian persecution, all of these demon folklore are the tragic stories of women who suffered the matriarchal traditions of the goddess and traumatized by the military’s wars, bloodshed and killing to establish the new Christian religions. They are less demons, but the severe stress of the soul and its astral bodies, when death struck the villages in a crisis and crisis death always leaves the soul, when it walks out of the dead body, in a confused state. This is the basis of daemonology in realistic shaman terms.

The standard post-pagan and post-Christian frenzy form of demonology is conceived as a demon of the field which embodies the forces of nature. Poludnica in the Lublin region was also called żytnicami, rusalki. This figure is derived from the Slavic beliefs, where he was regarded as the guardian spirit of the growing of cereals and other crops. He took on the most anthropomorphic different shapes: a small woman hiding in the wild holes, tall and thin, old woman, a woman dressed in brightly; rarely zoomorphic and Teratology. She could also be invisible.

slavic lady middayTheir existence among wywodzono the souls of women who died after the engagement, but before marriage, during marriage or shortly after the wedding. Attributed to the ruthlessness and harassing people in different ways: they can tickle men to death, they asked riddles from the unraveling of which depended the fate of those questioned, they dictated to dance until the seasoning of disability, suffocating sleeping on the reapers, kidnap children left on balks. Typically, they appeared at midday on hot days in the fields, dirt roads and balks – naked or wrapped in coarse linen, dressed in gauzy white robes, long dresses. Poludnica went dressed in white Poludnica? Well, it straszały our grandmother always that Poludnica at noon comes on and children dressed in white paw. But I have not seen. [Czeslaw Mitrus, Kozlowka, 2011] They wore scarves or hats, sometimes with plants;

They were long and loose disheveled hair, konopiaste and zwichrzone. Their attributes were bags or linen cloth, worn on the back, which were used to transfer the kidnapped children. In the hands of stick they had two poles, broom or sickle which tormented victim. Usually during the day had been hidden among the tall grain, przesiadywały also on cops mowed cereals. People can reduce fainting, headaches, cross. The greatest activity have had at noon, because at that time had to stop work and to leave the field. Poludnica appears at noon and you can not be at harvest time to put on between because it can invade Poludnica miedzo. I remember paśliśmy cows, it was said that in the morning we bring the cows home because Poludnica will walk. He collects herbs. Not allowed to speak anything to Poludnica and close approach. [Czeslaw May, Motycz, 1992, TL]

But just told that Poludnica. Oh, what else, as there at noon did, and the women went to milk cows are: – “Run away, because you Poludnica carried away, run away”. One to the other said yes – “Poludnica you will attract.” Poludnica imagined also in the form of soft blue-gray mist floating in the air and then washes up on the stands of cereals causing their mild, light wave. We meet them only during the growing cereals after the harvest would disappear with half and appeared before the next planting season. It seems that the cyclical appearance of nymphalidae the fields and periodic just being there is an echo of ancient Slavic cult of birth and death in the natural world.

slavic rulsakaRusalka

Rusalka were seen as being dangerous to humans – harm and persecuted, they could even deprive of life. Folk Beliefs distinguished two main groups of fairies: Water and Earth, living outside bodies of water – they had to share on the mermaid forest and field. Rusalka forest could be derived from the souls of girls who hanged himself in the woods. They asked people to puzzles. As a means of protection against the effects of wormwood used. Usually they took the form of beautiful naked or dressed in flowing robes of women with long hair loose and wreaths of flowers on her head. They like music, songs and dances in the moonlight. They misled the people in the woods, they can also tickle to death. The Podlasie also believed that there are old and ugly mermaid called there kozytkami or water babami.

They came from the old souls of women who are still alive and shamans, and can shape shift in the whisperer tradition before Religion shut the grandmothers down, now its just tragic death or zapiły vodka. Also in the Podlasie nymph it was also determined as bogunki – water nymphs, which was derived from the Bug River.

Formerly at source, under the trees and boulders crowd consisted of food offerings to them. People drowned by the crowd of nymphs increase water demons. It is traditionally believed that in places where water nymphs foot touched the ground the grass is always moist, lush and green.

Rusalka No, with us południcach was not. Only Rusalka believed about, Rusalka believed it. That rusalka chodit after Zyta and rye are not allowed to enter because they catch it and zalaskocze child, tickle will, right? Ukrainian luskotaty, and child with lus, from laughter to die. But it said threatened the children to rye no, no zmięcić. It’s Rusalka believed, but now I do not believe.

Drowned / Floater
Drowned was seen as półdemon water, usually identified with the soul of a drowned man without a confession. These creatures bully people are responsible for drowning. They took on a misty figure, experienced pale blue. There were often in places where someone drowned, accepted, his own life by drowning or was drowned. Lures its victims into the water and drown. It was believed drowned also because its existence is derived from a pregnant woman who drowned but most likely they could not deal with pregnancy outside the rules of the Christian Father. Now believed that in water is potoplawnik and can not … drip for yourself, because potoplawnik caught, or potoplawni, I do not know how to translate into Polish, drowned can such a drowning man who drowned in the spirit of the drowned man can catch and drown a child. Also they threatened not to bathe yourself in water. Because potoplawnik zlapaju, zlapaju is caught.

The floater was considered a kind of poor water sprites, nymphs water with long gold, sometimes black hair. Floater We here at Wieprzem znowuż said that as it went to bathe a young girl alone there or with a friend, a floater drew. She was a floater so that the Hog drew that was such, she looked like a woman, she had long hair, but always accused his face. It’s such a fairy tale with us każden went and told the men even said even young boys with us here sucked, yes. They said that he was, he says, as if it vortex was and there in the place that to this day no one there, I mean now that hardly anyone bathes in Wieprzu there from the shore, but once it floated, there kilometer sailed, or five kilometers Wieprzem , not now. And this, he said that this corner, on that corner to leave and go to another only continue to flow, because there was such a whirl and that there floater lives. Also, no differently people said. [Mary Glen, Zakręcie, 2011]

Demons water from this group most often took on the form: naked lean man of high growth with long legs and green oślizłym body with a large head, with long dark hair, a young boy or a young child as well as human rather short increase in red clothes and red cap, scantily clad women, could also take forms zoomorphic, eg. sheep, shaggy dog, frogs, etc. With the Lublin comes a story about the capture of a drowned man – who after pulling ashore dissolved in tar . It was said also that Wieprzu was an island to which forever at noon and midnight leaving you in a hat. He got even once in fishing nets, but quickly freed himself and ran into the water.

Individuālo masku šovsPhantom
Demon that was originally present in the form of demonic bird with a long sharp beak feeding on blood. Phantom attacked at night and sucking the blood of the people to keep their own vitality. Persons attacked by the ghost of themselves before they face. Sometimes it happened that the deceased during his lifetime suspected of being after death could become a wraith. In the Lublin region it was believed that such a man has wild eyes, always a red face, smile and mischievous szyderski, a huge figure.

After the death of his members have not stiffen up and his eyes look like in life, his face still red. It is also characterized large head, strong hairy body, joined brows. In the event of such a recognition of the deceased tied to the back of the hand or the two middle fingers of dedicated herb and turns it face down. If these treatments have not helped undertaken drastic measures are generally kept secret – was about midnight on the third night after his death to extract the dead from the grave, cut off his head with a shovel and put between your legs. In addition, the dead were placed into the mouth piece of iron, money under the tongue, drilled a hole in the grave and poured into the coffin with holy water, the heart and the head pierces osinowym pin or nail.

Also trimmed lived under his knees, kaleczono heels, put on your neck or chest sickle or scythe. To keep him in the grave were placed in the coffin objects whose conversion (eg. Sypano poppy), unraveling or the treatment occupied a lot of time. In addition, a sprinkling of poppy seeds also on the path leading from the tomb to the cemetery gates, in the hope that the ghost coming out of the grave will take on the road counting beans scattered, making it completes this operation dawn finds him. Poppy seeds sown well as house and path leading to it, and on windowsills and the thresholds laid garlic. Napotkanemu upiorowi had to throw in the face of a handful of poppy to flavor it with somnolence and deprive of power. Ghosts can not stand the light of day, acting only under cover of night. They have superhuman strength, and after leaving the tomb direct gaze to the east. Most often their existence wywodzono the souls of men: dead tragically, scarce and poor, niebierzmowanych who died without confession or believers, with two hearts, two souls, suicide, shepherds, sorcerers like. Once, it was not biżmowania and such were born, they had two syrca, such a godały like ghosts. With uno Late concerned, tułało so. [Janina Oleszek, Kocudza III, 2011]

There was also a belief that ghosts do not harm people they visited, and sometimes even helped – eg. The mother ghost came and fed the child, the husband specter helped his wife on the farm . mother after the death of a child nursed This good was the mother of the latter to the orphans, which was after the [late mother]. And this blanket, pillow lay on a blanket. And so was crying [child orphan] terrible – says, “I’ll go to give guinea, just go to you soon, have a fun, toys still remain”. She comes into the apartment and this babe like laughing, as if someone spoke.

She opens flat, and this child is not at the end but it is in the cradle, the new diapers obwinięte, washed. “Terrified – he says – I did not know what I’m doing.” A mother [after death] came, because at night a rocking cradle. You did not have to watch this dzieciunia. Only he swayed. Beyond the grave. Well, it took until the child was not. While it was not wise. It lasted a long time. This is a day not only at night. The baby was asleep, because cradle to rocking herself. “See – he says – have not seen her, but I felt the presence because – he says – the cradle. And this child – he says – like legs disguised as it pleases, as Glowko was spinning like a top looked “- because his mother had seen. [Janina Woch, Wolka Kątna, 2011]

Frequently, however, the specter accused were harmful effect – harassed and haunted people causes misery, destroys appliances, derived from cattle barns. Housing could get through the chimney or penetrate through walls and closed doors. With the first crowing of the cock, before the advent of dawn ghosts return took to their graves. Over time, the character ghost has been replaced (in the realm of naming and mainly in the minds of younger generations) zyskującymi increasing prominence in popular culture figures vampires.

magik handsNymph / Mamun
Nymph is an archaic term that originally defined the female demons – goddesses. They are also commonly called mamunami. They inhabit were close to water, in the swamps and forests. Demons coastal waters, which include nymphs, in the opinion of the people were less dangerous than water. Its existence wywodzono from the soul of a woman who died during childbirth or in the postpartum period, and the woman who slew born baby, committed suicide, or in life, she was sentenced to infamy ancestral or exile.

They imagined myself as an old woman with a hideous appearance – big head, pendulous breasts, bloated belly, crooked legs, black teeth like. Sometimes it is imagined by even differently – as a young pale girls, alluring and tempting. They could also take animist shamanic figures – wolves, owls, large predator birds, black chickens or to appear or remained invisible. Again, religion demonized pagans and pre-pagan traditions making them all demonic when they were not.  They are magikal and mystical women who shape shift and have shamanic abilities.

The variety of performances as a goddess appears to be the result of a combination of several different forms of female demons of nature in one little coherent idea of demonic. Nymph particularly dangerous were supposed to be at noon, evening and moonlit summer nights. It was widely believed that are responsible for shuttling of babies (kidnapped girls were brought to the goddess, and boys different kinds of demons), harassment of pregnant women and young bachelors who zwabiały singing. They were also attributed to care for wild animals and ensure good fishing. In anger, however, they could destroy the network and drive away the fish and frighten cattle and horses. Hałasowały the night by washing in rivers underwear.

In the vicinity of Kraśnika they maintained that they are hostile towards humans and harm him but men fear emotional women and now they have tales and folklore about what they fear in women, especially men who are cowards. Widely called the goddess and was also called mamunami – it was believed that they visit humans settlements and are divine in the old ways. In the Lublin region the mamuny also called noculami, odmienicami and sidulami. In order to protect against mamunami, the Christians used a variety of protective measures  such as herbs święconych: placing the next head of a woman in labor in the door frame clogging wormwood Moreover, women should pray regularly.

There was also a series of measures to protect the child from abduction and transformed. The person responsible for protection was the mother should: postpartum pin safety pin itself to a shirt, he carries until the baptism of the child; during sleep should be constantly returned to the child’s head; should not stray from home without the rosary; after sunset not leave the room where the child is; can not leave a child alone, not after sunset washable nappies. It was also necessary to stock a child in apotropeiony: the child must be suspended around the neck devoted medal or crucifix on the handle should have tied a red ribbon, it can also have it on the head; the child assumes a red cap and his face should be protected from the light of the moon; at the cradle of the child should hang dedicated to the rosary. If, despite best efforts the child was swapped there was a way to get it back – had to reach a changeling on dung and beat him with the rod of birch. Attracted by the screaming baby Mamun come to rescue them and give abducted child.

owl spriteNightmares
Often nightmares were too amorphous and the person felt only suffocation and the burden of not seeing the persecutor. About being the bane of suspected typically six, eight, and mostly the seventh daughter in the family, again, blaming women for everything rather than men’s wars and killing and religious suffering of peasants: Well that these nightmares, it’s still there bothered by people bothered by people bothered to animals, no that these nightmares, it was, but I think that these nightmares, I guess they were witches, just as they were with us called these the nightmares and how was the seventh daughter in the family she was born, that’s for sure she was such a nightmare. [Elizabeth Wojtowicz, Wolka Kątna, 2009]

This again said that as seven daughters was the seventh nightmare was.And not like where there were seven children is mostly as it was the girls, but the seventh baby, it’s been a nightmare.

A nightmares, nightmares, say it is the soul of nightmares, I do not know, I have not had, but they say that the bane, they were nightmares that suffocated so humans. Ło so and I do not know this, because I have not had such a case. I do not know how to say, but I said yes, I heard my mother even told that as a seven daughters, one is a nightmare, such a thing.

The seventh, this is a nightmare. And if this nightmare went or what she did, I do not know, just so I could hear. Just do something like that it called that the seventh is a nightmare, but it was not enough so their way to make it seven girls.  [Karzimiera Gawron, Wolka Kątna, 2011]

Six sisters, one turns to, so people there plaited, but it it did not believe it.
How would she turn?  [Janina Woch, Wolka Kątna, 2011] Moreover pedigree nightmares wywodzono of certain human souls – who died a violent death, evil in life, victims of death, the dead without confession, not baptized or bad baptized children, the damned. Animal Nightmares Nightmares tiresome animals, as the goal of his nightly attacks especially liked horses. Common practice nightmares and at the same time remain- by her braided pigtails footsteps were on the horses’ manes and tails. Zmory plotły braids Nightmares is there said that seven daughters was always like this one was a nightmare, listen, horses mane weaved on these braids. Well, it was so. And with my dad so it was that he mane plaited braids. And if this was indeed a nightmare or not it do not know.

Nightmare techniques defense:
1. Measures the most magical and practical nature and to some extent relics referring to the traditional beliefs of pagan times, for example, second night after the attackm, nightmares sleeping place must be changed, must burn straw, which was choking the bane of a shadow man, beware of sleeping on barley straw , you should sleep with his leg crossed over the other leg, beware of sleeping on his back, should fall asleep while lying on his stomach.

2. The actions of a magical and devotional in which you can clearly see the influence of the Christian tradition: you must sprinkle holy water (in pagan and pre-pagan eras it was spring water blessed by the shaman), carry in a flat dish and mark chalk outline with three crosses at the door handle, the attack should pray, falling asleep. Every evening to recite prayers, to be held confirmation or just hire yourself a shaman whisperer to rid the shadow soul of the human who is a live and reincarnated, generally a family member or intimate partner

Werewolf
Werewolf character is distant origins in Slavic folk culture. This thread beliefs, especially characteristic of the cultures of the peoples of hunting but really in the old shamanic cultures it was the wolf clans of women and men and they represent family, the wolf clan family are strongest of the dog family. In later times, when men created karma and would not humble themselves to women, or war created the shadow of a man, the animal soul got sick, this is a real werewolf. It is the evil shadow of past lives of pagans who did not use truth and humbleness, but we have all created karma, so thats not unusual.

Chlorosis
This is a daemon that can torment and harass livestock. It scared the horses and moved his so that they could not get to their farms. Also treated as a demon forest, which could lead people through the forest, leaving them confused.
Perceived was also a demon in the form of vicious swamp Ognik introducing zbłądzonych people in deep water. Folk Beliefs supported the belief that the vicious fires are the spirits of people lingering after death. Most often equated flames of spirits surveyors who cheat during the life of ordinary people to monitor and allocation of land.

Wisps
These are also shamanic cultures of pre-pagan shamans, and are associated with the souls of the wicked landowners and the people who died without the sacraments (more magic) in post-pagan times.

Sources

Carolina Bazan – KB born. in 1930. Recording – Zawadka, 2006. The relationship published in the “People’s Creativity”, TL 2008, no 3-4.
Janina Bakal – JB, born. in 1909., he is residing in Żyrzynie, the municipality Żyrzyn. Record – 1993. The relationship published in the “People’s Creativity”, TL 2009, no 1-2.
Kazimierz Błaszczak – KB born. in 1931. in Zabłocie, village Markuszow, where he lived all his life. Recording – Magdalena Wojtowicz, 2011.
Boguslaw Dziachan – BD born. in 1945. Recording – Garbów, 2002. The relationship published in the “People’s Creativity”, TL 2008, no 3-4.
Maria Gałczyńska – MG, born in 1939. Majdan Stary. Recording – Körchow, 2006. Commentary published in the “People’s Creativity”, TL 2009, no 1-2.
Kazimiera Gawron – KG, b. in 1934 in Wolka diagonal, village Markuszow, where he lived all his life. Recording – Magdalena Wojtowicz, 2011.
Maria Gleń – MG, born. in 1933, in the village Zakręcie, village Krasnystaw, where he lived all his life. Recording – Piotr Lasota, 2011.
John Ignaciuk – JI born. in 1928 in Dańcach, the municipality Hanna. Recording – Piotr Lasota, 2011.
Janusz Władysław – WJ born. in 1937. Recording – Kryłów, 2008. The relationship published in the “People’s Creativity”, TL 2008, no 3-4.
Sophia Kowalczyk – born. 1930. In Rokitno, village Rokitno. Recording – Magdalena Wojtowicz, 2011.
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Czeslaw Mitrus – CM born. in 1928. Kozłówka, village Stoneware, where he still lives. Recording – Magdalena Pietrzak, 2011.
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Janina Oleszek – JO, born. 4 June 1934 r. In Kocudzy III, the municipality Dzwola. Recording – Piotr Lasota, 2011.
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Henry Pacek – HP, b. in 1945 Zabłocie, village Markuszow, where he still lives. Recording – Magdalena Wojtowicz, 2011.
Stanislaw Tymoshchuk – ST born. in 1926. in Sawin, the municipality Sawin. Recording – Magdalena Wojtowicz, 2011.
Janina Woch – JW, born. in 1925 in Abram., lived after marriage in Wolka diagonal, the municipality Markuszow. Recording – Piotr Lasota, 2011.
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Bozet  – Ewa Nowacka, Warsaw, 1995, Illustrations Thomas Wirchanowski
A collection of tales about the forms of Polish folklore, with all their real and alleged creatures, mythical or family connections, curriculum vitae, and the following over the years changes. The author discusses them in groups, sharing deamons (familiars) of heaven, earth and water (płanetnik, Utopiec), forestry (devils, water sprites), home (ubożęta, poverty) … Some are serious, some friendly, some only partially demonized (witched);  a tradition which allow a better understanding of Polish creature history, art and culture; and certainly they are a necessary complement of children’s folktales.

Jan Chryzostom Pasek, Pamiętniki, tom 1, Ossolineum, DeAgostini, Wrocław 2003, pages 85–87, Source: A. Bruckner, Mitologia polska, Warszawa 1924, p. 114 – “Spitamegeranomachia” by Jan Achacy Kita from 1595“

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