Waxing Like the Moon: Women Folk Healers in Rural Western Ukraine

By Sarah D. Phillips, University of Indiana – Once a woman came to see me… she says to me, “I can’t sleep, and I’m so weak.” I asked her, “Did something frighten you?” “No,” she didn’t want to tell me. I began to pour the wax, I said, “Something has frightened you—either a man, or […]

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The Watery Soulful Flight of Siren and Mermaid People

By Phoenix the Elder and contributions – Throughout the long journey of written and image arts mythology, the mermaid and siren have gotten confused sometimes and mixed up with each other and have often criss-crossed through times and eras. There is a reason for this when it comes to women’s history and its recording… bascially […]

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Water and Science

By Phoenix the Elder – Water 101 – Dr. Masaru Emoto in late 1990s wrote a book from his experiments of attaching different messages (words) and taped these words to the bottles filled with with water samples to see what crystals formed. He tested under a microscope how the crystals would appear negative or positive depending […]

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Slavic Goddesses of Water: Ziva and Siwa

By Phoenix the Elder (compilation) – I searched and did a compilation on the Goddess Siwa or Ziva as she is known. Because I work with Slavic Fire and Water Rituals, both in my folk healing and collective work, the Living Waters of Siva | Ziva is one of my favorites including Marzanna. Both of these goddesses […]

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The Spiritual Realms of Water

Study of Slavic Mythology, Università Degli Studi Di Udine Dipartimento Di Lingue e letterature straniere, Udine, Italia & Znanstvenoraziskovalni Center Slovenske Akadue Znanosti in Umetnosti Inštitut za Slovensko Narodopisje, Ljubljana, Slovenia Ovenija. In Memoriam of Milko Matičetov… The area of Pomerania, the north-western part of modern Poland, is symbolically surrounded by three major rivers: the Vistula from the east, the Oder […]

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Melusine and the Water Beings

Compilation & additions by Phoenix the Elder – A Melusine is a twin-tailed siren and mermaid, associated with numerous stories and legends, and is imbued with symbolic meaning in alchemy. The most common iteration of the Siren is Melusine from medieval legend. Melusine (sometimes, Melusina) was, according to legend, beautiful woman with a disturbing tendency […]

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Water Goddesses – The Waters of Life and of Death

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain –  Our life giving waters on earth have the most primordial roots because water is a spirit element. Elements have the most ancient guardians from the water Dragons to the newer Ravens, who fetch both the “Water of Life” and the “Water of Death”. The lame crow obtains cures from […]

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Arethusa : Nature Diety of Springs, Rivers and Oceans

Phoenix the Elder – Each new and full moon, I receive my signs and synchronicity just like you, and those of us who must take them very seriously, as a cyclical guide in our moon and dreaming path, it becomes a life long practice to sharpen our focus and our intuitive nature along with pure sobriety […]

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Goddesses of the Ocean Waters

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Doris of Greek mythology is an Oceanid, her name represents the bounty of the sea as she is a daughter of Oceanus and Tethys. Doris was mother to the fifty ‘Nereids’ including Thetis, who is was mother of Achilles and Amphitrite. The ‘Sea Nymphs’ are the three thousand daughters […]

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