Rusalki and the Summer Solstice – Slavic Summer Rituals

By Phoenix the Elder – Learning to live by the Moon cycles, all thirteen of them, we embrace that the year is divided into four seasonal moons and each of the four seasons have rituals that are attached to them. In Slavic traditions there are the remains of pagan traditions that are celebrated and carry […]

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Marzanna 2020

By Phoenix the Elder – Its that time of year again to honor the Goddess of Winter, the Slavic Marzanna, Morena, Maslenitsa. The archaic night goddess and primal grandmother connection to her shamanistic and animistic mysteries of the past, present and future. These pre-religious rites are still done in very simple ways today and I hope […]

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The Golden Flower

Master Lu-tsu said there are many kinds of confirmation experiences and one must not content oneself with small demands, but must rise to the acceptance that all living creatures have to be redeemed. One must not be trivial and irresponsible in the heart, but must try to strive to make deeds prove your own words. […]

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Goddess of Winter

By Phoenix the Elder – Its that time of year again to honor the Goddess of Winter – Marzanna, an archaic night goddess and primal connection to her shamanistic and animistic mysteries of the past, present and future. These pre-religious rites are still done in very simple ways today and I hope you join us again […]

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Archaic Pre-Pagan Goddesses: Dziewanna and Marzanna

By Phoenix the Elder – Dziewanna is the Slavic Summer Solstice Goddess and Mother Earth herself. She is closely related to Virgo and Demeter.  Dziewanna (pronounced gee-vanna), has filled many roles in our rich culture and in later pagan times she is the daughter of Perun (the lightning God) and Dodola (a fertile Moist Goddess […]

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Empaths “Hug Free” Spiritual Diet in a Pandemic Society

By Phoenix the Elder – Everyone one likes a hug, it comforts us when we are children and when we are adults. A hug or a pat on the shoulders or back is a sign of affection and shows us that we care for others and other care about us. Some hugs are unwelcomed when […]

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First New Moon of Winter 2017

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Holiday Blessings dreamers, soul swimmers and artists, welcome to the First New Moon of Winter, on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 @ 10:30 pm PDT, followed by the Winter Solstice, Thursday, Dec. 21st. The moon work that I share is based on living and walking the 13 Moons (no time) of the seasonal year with nature’s cycles, just […]

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The Harmonic Convergence 1987 – 2027

By Phoenix the Elder – In the middle of August 1987, something amazing happened and a few thousand people in the world felt it and experienced it. It was the first globally synchronized meditation and conscious efforts of a spiritual kind of people around the world. It was  commonly known as the “Harmonic Convergence”, the […]

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Ritualistic Fire

A picture expresses a thousand words and a spiritual image expresses ten-thousand. The composition of this beautiful image depicts a Slavic Pagan Ritual, the day after Hallows Eve (all Souls day). Included are rectangles in the foreground with bowls of water and lighted candles as part of the ritual of calling the souls (ancestors) and […]

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Alatyr – Slavic Magical Legends

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – The Russian Alatyr Stone, sometimes called the World Mother (Алатырь каменьям – мире мати) is a search for purity and truth and as a legend lost long ago on earth. The Russian myth explains it as a Mystical Stone of folktale and epic proportions, as the Russians prefer […]

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