Slavic Faceless Doll Talisman and its Magical Powers

Elder Mountain Dreaming

In ancient times, the Slavs took making doll talisman quite seriously. Dolls were the main charms, as each carried out their “duties”. Most identified with the image of female deities and goddesses, dolls like Zernushka was “responsible” for a good harvest. But to grow and harvest food is only half the battle. The harvest should provide a comfortable life and prosperity in the home and to do this without the doll Bogatka (Great Tit song bird)does not work, our ancestors believed this.

At its base, the doll had a wand also called a column, for which it was also called Stolbushka (same as Motanka Doll). For full prosperity in the house it was necessary to ensure that the doll was not bothered to fulfill its “duties”, it was hidden from prying eyes and could even be kept on an altar.

Slavic doll talisman not only decorates the interior or played with by children, they have always…

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Seed Libraries where library members can “borrow” fruit and veg seeds for free

Life & Soul Magazine

Public libraries across the US are offering library members free fruit and vegetable seeds to promote sustainability.

Known as seed libraries, these collections of complimentary seed packets are being made available in hundreds of libraries across the country. While some institutions simply give the packets away to library card holders, others allow them to be “checked out” with the understanding that the seeds of any future plants will be returned to the library.

A seed library is a place where community members can get seeds for free or for a nominal fee and is run for the public benefit. Many seed libraries are open in public libraries and community centres, and are run by nonprofits, clubs, or school groups.

The Seed Library Social Network, an online resource for anyone wanting to set up their own seed library, said: “For some communities, getting folks to garden and grow some of their own food…

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Third Full Moon of Winter

Elder Mountain Dreaming

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain –This is our last Full Moon of Winter of the seasonal year, which begins on Feb. 19th at 0 degrees Virgo, joined by the Royal fixed star Regulus at 0 degrees Virgo. Degrees at the zero points are a signature of new beginnings and with Spring now on its way, our new beginning (rebirth) and mother earth’s rebirth at the equinox is right on time. Set your one full moon “release” intention wisely based on what no longer serves your highest good within you.
 
My intention this moon cycle on the New Moon was I Am Magical and I changed it later that day to I Am Magical in a safe and healthy way. A few days after the New Moon, because I added the “safe and healthy” way to my intention, I took an energetic hit to my right rib cage area…

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Astrorisa Moon Virgo Full Moon and Aspects Video 2/19/2019

 Happy Pisces Month! 
Full moon themes: Fears, hang ups, gullibleness, true happiness, oppressive commitments, perversion, the lymphatic system, work ethics, separation, correct knowledge, wasting time, new beginnings, repairing, improvements, and new open roads.
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Home Made Hair Treatment Oil

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Having my second baby was hard. I had him in 2016, 2 years after undertaking open heart surgery, and I worked right up until the day before he was born (he came early – I did mean to have a break). I love every inch of him, and never regret my decision, but it has been hard on my all round health, and particularly my body.

Did you know when you are pregnant, you don’t shed hair like normal? The problem is you loose all the hair you should have throughout the 9 months pretty rapidly after the baby is born. I breastfed for a year after my Son was born, and I found as soon as I stopped, then my hair was literally falling out in clumps. It has never really recovered, and although I try not to worry too much about my appearance, the condition of my hair…

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Mercury & L’anima Mercurii

Elder Mountain Dreaming

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – My progressed moon is now in Gemini for the next two years and this is the second time in my life, because progressed Moons and Saturn returns follow the same timed cycle. Its progressing through my 8th house, where all the Gemini fixed stars sit in my chart,  and its been a wonderful opportunity for first hand experience to see how this complicated sign and its ruler Mercury works in both this world, in my dreaming and inbetween both. For perspective and preface, the first time my Moon progressed into Gemini was on Christmas Day 1990, about a year after my first Saturn return.

At that time the beginnings of Uranus concatenate Neptune, and they were on my natal Mercury (11 Cap). Needless to say I was feeling quite lucid and because I had already started having out of bodies and astral travel…

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Do You Recognize This Poisonous Plant?

Greetings!

Before I share this week’s video with you, I wanted to provide a quick update regarding the online mushroom foraging video course.  If you’re unaware, I’ve been very busy creating an extensive course designed to teach the necessary skills involved in confidently and successfully foraging wild mushrooms through every season.  The entire course will be available online, and it will feature over 60 brand new instructional videos with guided lessons on:

  • Mushroom ecology
  • Mushroom biology
  • Fungal taxonomy
  • Edible mushrooms
  • Poisonous mushrooms
  • Medicinal mushrooms and extraction techniques
  • Cooking wild mushrooms
  • Mushroom hunting resources

… and lots more.

This project has been a labor of intense love for the past two years and I’m really excited to share it with you!  Registration is set to be open early May, and the best way to stay up-to-date with the release of this course is to continue checking these emails.  Updates will also be posted to the Learn Your Land website shortly.

And now on to this week’s video!

During a recent walk through the woods, I was happy to unexpectedly see a particular medicinal plant whose winter buds and twigs I enjoy.  Upon closer inspection, I realized that not all the buds and twigs in front of me belonged to this medicinal species.

Instead, many shoots around my desired plant actually belonged to a poisonous species.

Luckily, I left the woods unscathed, though I thought I’d film the situation for anyone interested in safely foraging wild medicinal plants.

Do you recognize this poisonous plant?  Check out the brand new video to learn more!

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Sam Sycamore from the Good Life Revival Podcast.  In this interview, we talk about the intersection of health and nature connection, the benefits of knowing how to read the land, and lots more!  You can listen and download the interview here.

Thanks for reading, watching, and/or listening… and as always, thank you for your support!

-Adam Haritan

See more of Adam’s videos at: Learn You Land

Are You Strong Enough for the Goddess?

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This week I have had several people come to me asking questions about religion.   They heard that I was the ‘expert’ on the subject and wanted to talk to me.  I asked, “What do you want to know?”  To which they replied, “Everything!”   What they don’t understand and what a lot of readers that come across this site don’t under stand is, ‘You must make sure you are ready!’

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Full Moon in Virgo ~ Crafting Herbal Anointing Oil & A Candle Ritual

Spirit de la Lune Full Moon Ritual

 This Full Moon takes place on the 19th of February and is also a Supermoon!

This is the second Supermoon in a series of three, (we will have another supermoon in March!) but this Supermoon is also the biggest Supermoon of the year!

Pretty cool compared to February of 2018 having no full moon at all!

A Supermoon is when the moon orbits closest to the Earth, making the moon appear larger in the sky, thus amplifying the lunar energies and our emotions.

The moon is symbolic of our inner world, our intuition and our emotions, and this one is the Planting Moon according to the Spirit de la Lune deck. It’s important to take note of what you are “planting” right now!

This Supermoon in Virgo represents a very potent time for manifestation and achieving our goals… Especially with it taking place in 0º which holds total raw potential for new beginnings.

This Full Moon is adventurous and exciting holding lots of opportunities for change. Be on the lookout for good news and a sense of things coming together.

Our last New Moon post talked about answers coming and things finally falling into place… to help make that happen, we’ve put together a special ritual for this Full Moon!

We will be combining several earth elements into an intention oil and then using it to anoint an intention infused candle!

You can do this ritual on the days preparing for the full moon, or on the full moon! Preparing the oil a day ahead can be helpful, but it’s not needed!

Read the full article at: Spirit de la Lune – Full Moon in Virgo-Crafting Herbal Anointing Oil & A Candle Ritual