Odds & Ends, Paula Cas

The Living Waters of the Slavic Goddess Ziva, Zhiva, Siwa, Zywie

Elder Mountain Dreaming

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming (compilation) – I searched and did a complilation 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 as a shaman who whispers, the Living Waters of Siva Ziva is one of my favorites, besides the dark goddess Marzanna. Both of these goddess know as the waters of life.

With the demotion and demolishing of the Goddess over the last 2400 years, her rebirth in the last fifty years has brought both women scholars, writers and pagan writers to the forefront of all that was lost and returned (rebirthed). She is the embodiment of prehistory, before grandfathers cultures and kingdoms and even paganism existed, and she is here to stay.

I have honored the goddess all of my life in her nature, mother earth, animals, birds and…

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Individual, Spiritual Toolbox

Love Thy Enemy

secretsoftheserpent

We have a gross misconception of what ‘love thy enemy’ actually means.  It is very humorous as what this phrase refers to after seeing how the world translates it.  This phrase has to do with duality.  You can not escape duality in this world.  No matter how hard you try duality is at the core of existence.  The biblical Jesus was a Magician and Philosopher and he was speaking in allegory.  He even starts with “But to who are listening I say”.  In other words, it is for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.  The truth of this phrase is that we need enemies.  

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Crystals & Stones

March Birthstones – Zodiac Gemstones: Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Topaz, & more!

Good Witches Homestead

There are two gemstones on the modern birthstone list which connect with March and they are Aquamarine and Bloodstone. Aquamarine is a beautiful gemstone with rich color – it is known to be a symbol of youth, health, and hope. Aquamarine’s color ranges from stunning blues that can have a touch of green to intense shades that display depth in tone and color. It is a lovely stone that makes beautiful jewelry and gives a wonderful accent to spring and summer wardrobes.

Bloodstone is characterized by its dark green color and the presence of red, blood-like inclusions, which is how it earned its descriptive gemstone name. Bloodstone was once the original birthstone for March, but it was later replaced by aquamarine. Today, bloodstone is still an alternative birthstone for March and it is the zodiacal stone for Aries. Bloodstone is said to be a healing stone. Bloodstone works well in…

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