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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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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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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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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Slavic Folk Healing: Flower Washing & Moon-Water Charming

By Phoenix the Elder –  I work with a few different Water Healing and Traditional Slavic Water Ceremonies to support releases with not only myself but with my clients, students and apprentices. Water Charming rituals are very ancient, combined with healing flowers, helps us with the continual flow. Most people know about Flower Remedies and […]

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Water as a Healing Element

The Healing Waters and it’s uses for Self, Spaces, Cleansing and Intentions by Phoenix of Elder Mountain –  As artists, healers, dreamers, magicians, pagans, witches, druids and moon children, we deserve a spiritually clear and clean space. In our busy lives, many do mind-body practices like yoga or meditation to balance, but there is something […]

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