~Virtual Polish Slavic Magic Classes 2024~
The Earth Awakens – Spring Equinox in Polish Slavic Magic and Traditions
Observing the Spring Equinox in Poland like in many other Slavic countries is rooted in celebrating the awakening of the sleeping earth. During this class we will explore the customs, practices and celebrations that have survived for hundreds of years and are still present in Polish culture. We will talk about decorated eggs called Pisanki and their symbolism and deep connection to fertility, divination and protection. We will look at the elements of fire and water and their magical significance during this time. Most importantly, we will spend some time talking about Mother Earth – Matka Ziemia and the two Goddesses who represent her – Marzanna and Dziewanna, and their seasons of Winter and Spring.
Class will be taking place on Wednesday, March 6th, 2024 from 4-6 pm pst via Zoom. Cost $40.
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Animism and the Spirit World
The world we live in is the sacred world of Spirits. The belief that all living things are connected to Spirit is deeply rooted in various animistic, shamanic and magical traditions from around the world. One of the most important aspects of these traditions is based on developing and nurturing a connection with the earth, the ancestors, spirits of the land and other beings who inhabit the visible and invisible realms of our world.
Oracles, Shamans, Witches and Medicine Keepers have always held a specific role throughout history in all cultures. Depending on the culture, they were referred to by different names, but their core roles were very similar. They traveled between the worlds and brought back information that was needed for their community and maintained the connections between the visible and invisible realms of Spirit. In earlier times, this connection was crucial to the health and survival of individuals and communities.
Even though survival is much easier in today’s world, people still seek to remember that deep connection to the earth, to all living things and ultimately to themselves. We are surrounded by compassionate beings who offer support and guidance on the path of mystery and transformation. Remembering and connecting to the Spirit World is our birthright and also one of the strongest anchors in this often complicated and beautiful existence. This connection is also an opening into the heart which is the most important gate which holds our greatest gifts and highest truths.