Regional traditional folk symbolism of Lublin, Poland

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Some of my ancestors are from Lublin, Poland and when I ran across this article (source at the bottom) of Traditional art of the rural community, I thought I would share. Its motifs, patterns and ornaments in folk tradition, folk dress, folk objects and talisman of Lublin shows many of the symbols that a lot of Slavic countries applied long ago and still today. ~Phoenix

Traditional folk art of Lublin had a different function than the art of the educated social classes. It predominantly served as a uniting and integrating factor. It forged identity, emphasized distinctive features, informed, offered a link to the past and memory. Crafted items were not only aesthetic, but functional.

Folk art is inextricably linked with the traditional character of culture – it emerged from the combination of “the head and the hand,” of imagination and creation. Skills and patterns were passed down from one generation to the next. However, items created…

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Pretenders

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This world has a lot of what I call Pretenders.  A Pretender imitates the beliefs, behaviors and values of what is considered socially acceptable.  They know they don’t belong in this world, but they have to pretend to be like everyone else.  To not pretend is a lonely existence.  This is the number one reason people turn away from Magic after they start, they don’t want to be lonely.  Better to be a Pretender than be lonely.  I don’t think I belong on this planet of madness either, but every one of us has a purpose and as long as you are pretending, you will never reach what you truly love.  

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Astrorisa Moon Message: Passions are ignited July 19, 2018

HELLO MOON FOLLOWERS & SUBSCRIBERS!
Blood Moon ~ Lunar Eclipse – Full Moon -Time!

Transit explanation in video
Astrorisamoon Forecaster:July 27, 2018 Aquarius Full Moon
Astrorisa Moon Forecaster:
July 27, 2018 Aquarius Full Moon
This blood lunar eclipse moon time will last 1 hour, 43 minutes, and 16 minutes.  This indicates its effects will last for a few years to come. We and the world will be in a sort of fix it, or clean up mode for awhile. This is another reason why we must not add to the junk pile, by giving into the aggressive warrior energies that ride into this eclipsed moon season. Remain calm, my people. 
 
From the Astrorisa Moon Forecast Reading…”How can we work through this moon time to maximize our ire (blessings)?
During these 27 days, some will try to force their movement forward, not adhering to patience or understanding. Prepare, plan, and practice instead of giving into frustration or making self-sabotaging moves. In planning, and practicing for success, when opportunities come, and it’ll likely come swiftly during this lunar time, we can be ready and more successful in our pursuits…”
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Perform “cooling and cutting the heat energy” work for yourself and family. Keep the home cool by burning sage, palo santo, and lavender herbs. Avoid reacting and responding to aggressive and antagonistic people. Avoid places where these energies and individuals are likely to assemble. Avoid wearing red, or eating spicy foods during this blood moon season. Connect with these energies not to ignite aggression but to ignite a passion to get something completed, to look Truth in its face, to invigorate your being, to dive into Joy.
(Okana Etawa)
See you all again when the moon is full!

MINI MOON Astrorisa Moon Blast – July 27, 2018 Aquarius Full Moon

 
Astrorisa Moon Forecaster
Date: July 27, 2018
TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE
 
Friday, July 27 2018, 04:20 PM EDT
Moon 4° Aquarius, in House 2
Sun 4° Leo, in House 8
 
  
Lunar Transits
 
Ascendant 8° Sagittarius
Mercury 23° Я Leo, in House 9
Mars 3° Я Aquarius, in House 2
Pluto 19° Я Capricorn, in House 2
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Sango ~ Aquarius Full Moon
 
This MINI moon forecast reading is for 27 days
 
Friday, July 27 2018 until Thursday, August 23 2018
 
This is a heated moon time, much passion, and irrational behavior is in the air. This is a time to be cool natured in thoughts and actions to subdue the heat that comes with this lunar time frame. Many people can feel unfairly treated by others actions and words, deep contemplation before addressing a situation will be of a great benefit to us all. We will not do a specific moon ceremony for this date, too much heat with cancellation energy. Instead let us join together to participate in the gratitude ceremony  which we’ve previously performed, and include in our ceremony the thanking of our own Ori, inner head for working so hard to keep us on our personal destiny and on track.
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TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE (video)
 

With Mercury retrograde and  Mars retrograde during a total lunar eclipse, we are directed to deal more with our own issues, and concerns than getting too involved with others.
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During this moon time
A key factor for many people at this time will be family issues and or concerns, and the ability to navigate around and through those issues without being sucked into nonsense. An issue, as well as a disappointment or a challenging outbreak with people’s health, i.e. health scare, or health care can come up during this moon time…
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Aquarius Full Moon Time Transits
 
Moon conjunct Mars Я~ encourages bravery, passion, and a fighting spirit. Emotions can be out of control, and for some emotional rage can peak.
Sun opposite Mars Я ~ encourages an attitude of self-righteousness and events that require one to take a defensive stance.
Moon square Uranus~ we find erratic, impulsive, thoughts and behaviors with little patience, not included. This is not a good transit to commit to a new relationship, due to rapid, irrational changes occurring in the person’s environment and attitude.
Mars Я square Uranus ~ encourages the invention and creation of something, and off the cuff love affairs, eloping, and thoughtless contractual agreements. This transit also brings a cunningness of nature to the forefront, as well as a unique worldview. On the deep mysterious side of this transit, all types of dishonorable acts, even theft and corruption can occur.
Mercury Я in Leo ~ represents one who has the ability to be a fiery communicator, to speak their mind, and not hold back. With Mercury Я in Leo, one can become irritable, and stressed out, and will have a hard time escaping situations that bring out misunderstandings or disharmony. Yet it can also bring about a lucky streak of events.

Venus trine Pluto ~ deep erotic passion, obsession, lust, and desire are intensified under this transit. Whatever one is interested in which brings them joy, they’ll find themselves giving their all to it with great satisfaction.

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Includes:

 
1. During this moon time in depth information.
2. Important Moon Dates.
3. How to better maneuver through this moon time information
 
 
Have a calm, prosperous, and opened road Full Moon time!

Written by Iya Olusoga – Bisi Ade

For Astrorisa Moon Forecaster
July 27, 2018

The Darkest Astrology Asteroids – Power and Struggle, Sorrow and Misery and our Karmic Purification through Pain

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By Phoenix of Elder Mountain –Doing consultations in Astrology along side Asteroids work for the last thirty years, has shown me many karmic life stories and how they play out. Where our weaknesses are and how we begin to rebuild strength and learn to let go in order to heal our issues and destruction. I have found Asteroids very accurate as they add layers and depth of people, their story and the subtle struggles that we all have to go through.

ELEMENTS
When we work with any ancient esoteric, mythological, oracular, shamanic, folk lore or Jungian teachings, we break down the self and the world into our elemental self: Earth, Air, Water, Fire (and the 5th element metal in Chinese tradition, which is ether). The four essential ingredients are the four different states of matter and energy: 

Earth as solid and our physical life; Water as liquid and…

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Crystals for Dealing with Negative People

by Ashley Leavy
Love and Light School of Crystal Therapy

When you’re feeling like there’s some negative energy in your space or you’re surrounded by negative people, your instinct may be to immediately reach for your protective crystals, but this may not be the best remedy.

Energy is just energy. We classify it as “positive” or “negative” but in actuality, there is just energy. There is energy that serves our highest good (positive) and energy that doesn’t (negative).

So how do you deal with “negative” energy in a space? The first step to take is to clear the space of any energy that’s not serving your highest good.  When dealing with a person who leaves you feeling stressed out or drained, protective crystals can help shield you from absorbing the chaotic energy they imprint upon a space. However, using those crystals is only half of the solution.  You need to remedy the root cause of the situation by clearing that energy from your space.

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Grounding Essentials

Though some people are too grounded (raises hand), there seems to be more that need all the reminders they can get, so … Here’s one.

by Kat Michaels CCT,ACM
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Grounding is a foundational yet often overlooked area of spiritual and psychic development. Those who are ungrounded can appear spacy or disconnected from their environments. They may experience dizziness, confusion, and memory trouble. By not taking the appropriate measures to stay connected to the Earth and to reality, ungrounded individuals lose touch with their physical senses and allow their spiritual senses to take over. This becomes a huge issue once leaving meditation or a healing session to return to the physical world. It’s important to remain grounded during meditation and other spiritual work, too, so that one can properly absorb and integrate spiritual information.

Easy ways to ground oneself include drinking water, eating root vegetables, or hugging a tree. Exploring nature, walking barefoot outside, and gardening are other great options. Archangels Michael and Metatron are able to help ground and/or keep one grounded (just remember that one must request their help to receive it!). Visualization and certain crystals also work extremely well for grounding. Whatever grounding method is chosen, it’s best to employ it as a daily practice.

For a grounding visualization, imagine that your feet are connected to the Earth with roots. The roots can be made of any natural material that resonates – they can be cords of light, actual tree roots, or lines of metal or stone. You may wish to do a short meditation to determine the best intuitive “grounding roots” for yourself. Set the intention that all is done in your highest and best interest and in the highest and best interest of all.

Most brown, black, and red stones will ground and will provide a feeling of physical stability and safety. Specific crystals and stones for grounding include the following:

Agate (all types), Black TourmalineBrown Tourmaline (dravite), CopperHematiteJasper (all types), Petrified WoodPyriteRed Tiger EyeShungite and Smokey Quartz.

To work with any of these, place the crystal or stone in your pocket during the day, or hold it in your receptive hand during meditation. Your receptive hand is generally your non-dominant hand, but check, as it varies by individual. You may also choose to wear the stones in jewelry or sleep with one underneath your pillow.

A Druid’s Guide to Connecting with Nature, Part I: A Framework

A Druid’s guide to connecting with Nature – Part I:  A Framework

The Druid's Garden

A lot of people find druidry because they want to “connect” with nature.  They want to attune to nature, feel part of it, gain knowledge and wisdom about it. But what does “connecting” to nature look like in practice?  Going out in the woods and feeling good?  Knowing the name of trees?  Walking with sacred intent in a natural place?  Spending time in nature?  All above the above? And so, over the next few posts, I want to spend more time with the concept of “connecting to nature” and share some strategies for what people can do to connect with nature in a multitude of ways.

As I’ve written about earlier, part of what I see as the core of druidry as a spiritual tradition is the work of “connection.” In that post, I talked about connecting to nature, connecting to the spirit, and connecting to the creative practices as…

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Fat Goddess

Fat Goddess …

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There have been figurines or statues of Goddesses found that are plump or fat like the Venus of Willendorf.  All over the world they are finding  statues like these and no one seems to know what they are or what they represent.  The the free-standing sculptures or drawings of the Goddess is represented as an imposing, and hugely fat woman with dangling breasts, egg-shaped buttocks and bulging calves and forearms.  Some are standing, some are sitting and some are lying down.  They are various sizes from miniature to grand scale carving and drawings.  With the patriarchal mind of today, no one knows what they mean.  Time to illuminate.  

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Elder Mountain’s Folk Smudge – Autumn 2018

Elder Mountain’s Folk Smudge …

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Our Seasonal Autumn Smudge will be available mid-September through December (because it sells fast). Our formula here at Elder Mountain is locally hand collected and dried seasonally all summer in small batches. Each bag of nature’s natural herbs and wild flowers have been hand picked in the mountains, on our land and on hikes, cured and dried to enrich your prayer rites, altar work, clearing negativity in spaces, dreaming purification smudges or your magical soul. Each one is Water and Moon Charmed in the Slavic Tradition on the full moon for a little extra energy.

Each year we have different offerings,
depending upon the season of collecting:

1 Folk Smudge
2 Smudge Sticks
3 Raspberry and Blackberry Smudge Sticks.

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AVAILABLE while the batches lasts and you can pre-order early if you wish.

1. LOOSE LEAF Folk Smudge $10 each (7×7 ziplock bag) + shipping.
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