Spirit of the Slavic Water Goddess

By Phoenix the Elder – I am not a fan of religious writing, pagan writing, or even modern writing where everything about the goddess is compared only with her consort, her father, or a demoted aspect of her element of the spirit of nature. One of the greatest is the element of water, once great […]

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Neptunia and her Dreamers

By Phoenix the Elder –  Neptune is the most elusive, foreboding, and dreamy planet we have, and the deliverer of natural illusionary soul effects that we can experience. For a long time after my T-Square (six planets) underwent a transformation with Uranus, and then Neptune in the late 90s and early 00s…  I had learned […]

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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 Divine Feminine Celestial Horses

By Phoenix the Elder, Edited by Sarah Burnstein – This article is a compilation of writings which piece together the tales of both the Horse Cloud Women and Celestial Wind Horse Women. The stories of these women were lost from our consciousness and what remains can be found scattered in folk stories and myths from a […]

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The Watery Soulful Flight of Siren and Mermaid People

By Phoenix the Elder and many 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 crisscrossed through times and eras. There is a reason for this when it comes to women’s history and its recording… […]

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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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Ziva, Zhiva, Zywie and Siwa: Slavic Goddess of the Waters

By Phoenix the Elder (compilation) – I searched and did a collection on the Goddess Zhiva, Siwa or Ziva as she is known. I work with Slavic Fire and Water Rituals in both my folk healing work, my apprentice work and my greater collective work. The Living Waters of Zhiva, Siva, Ziva is one of […]

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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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