Slavic Polytheism, Part 1: The Kiev Pantheon

Originally posted on Jack of Wands Tarot:
In a recent post, I wrote about some of the challenges I as a Westerner have faced in building a relationship with the Slavic pantheon. One of the biggest challenges for me when I was first starting out was a simple lack of information. What did Rodnovery (Slavic…

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Forsaken by the Gods?

I ran across an interesting discussion in the online world today. Specifically on what the gods might or should owe to us humans. Which is…well, quite fascinating a thought for me, given how I work with my gods. I’m not sure how I feel about the whole idea that gods “owe” humans anything…but that’s what […]

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Winter Gods

I know that technically it is spring, but the weather has been bordering on bitter cold–more like winter than spring. The cold is not my favorite thing, but at least wintertime makes for a good opportunity for me to wear multiple layers. So I can stay warm during the bitter cold that winter brings. This […]

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Leap of Faith

Welcome to Post 501 on the blog! Sometimes you just take a “leap of faith” and go ahead and do something. That’s something I usually struggle with, because I’m overly cautious to a fault. Like, severely cautious. Which means that I’m quite often thinking things over far more than actually acting on them. It’s kind […]

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No Love for Mokosh

Alright, so the title is a weird one. I admittedly wasn’t quite sure how to title this. But, it’s also pretty accurate. At least in my personal practice. I’ve mentioned before how I am not really connected to the “female” aspect of deities out there. I mean, it’s not intentional, but it just kind of […]

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Old “Friends” Now Blogging

In the past, I’ve had run ins with other Slavic pagans or Rodnovers. Most of it on Facebook or Tumblr. That’s pretty much par for the course. And I’ve done some extensive chronicling on it, so there’s lots related to read up on. I won’t rehash it all. Besides, that would make boring reading, when […]

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Slavic Devotion (Part III)

How does one begin to build up a devotional practice with limited sources & options? That’s the million dollar question, really. I’m not going to say I’m any kind of expert, because that would be a lie. But, I guess from a certain perspective I’ve got some real insight into it (which is weird, but […]

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Logistics of Devotion (Part II)

What are the logistics that go into devotional practice and work? (Continuing from Part I here) Obviously that’s going to change depending on which person you’re asking. For me, it’s a matter of delving in and really thinking about my own practice. These are Jack of Wand’s questions to me: How often do I pray? […]

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