Roman Goddesses of Health, Hope, Faith and Luck

Compilation and contributions by Phoenix the Elder – Who doesn’t need a little hope, luck, or faith? Everyone does and always has since we materialized on this physical plane from the non-physical planes of Earth. I am not a follower of hope very much, and actually, let that go when I was very young, I […]

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The Water Mother: Drinking from her long forgotten Sacred Springs

By Liz Greene and her book Neptune – The Water-Mother in Mesopotamian Myth since prehistoric times has symbolized the ultimate source of life and fertility, both for human beings and life everywhere. Thus the presence of water, whether it’s a spring, sea, lake, river, or stream, marks the materialization of the primal. Every Neolithic and […]

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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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Slavic Summer Rituals – A Rusalki Summer Solstice

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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Clearing and Protecting your Energetic Spaces

By Phoenix the Elder – This is a clearing of spaces and land that I do as a shaman. I offer it to my students and apprentices so they can cleanse and then seal their home, their yard and home and their land, yard and home. I always do a thorough job when I clear […]

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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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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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