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The Multifaceted Role of Knives in Slavic Native Faith and Cultural Practices.

The Slavic realm, rich in traditions and spiritual practices, has long revered the knife as a powerful talisman, integral to the Slavic native faith. This tool transcends its physical utility to become a symbol of protection and spiritual defense, playing a crucial role in key life events and everyday rituals.   For expectant mothers, the knife was more than a mere object; it served as a guardian against malevolent spirits. During childbirth, its presence was …

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Holistic Well-Being in Slavic Native Faith

In the primordial depths of Slavic Native Faith, a profound communion with the natural world and a relentless pursuit of holistic well-being unfolded. While the modern reawakening of these ancient beliefs, encapsulated in Rodnovery, may lack direct evidence of physical fitness, the cultural and spiritual underpinnings of this tradition reveal a deeper connection between the corporeal and the metaphysical. Harmony with Nature: The Slavic people of yore were agrarian souls, their lives inextricably intertwined with the …

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Rodnovery: Bridging Ancestral Times with the Modern World

In an era characterized by rapid technological advancements and globalization, there is a growing yearning for connection with our roots and a desire to find meaning in the traditions of our ancestors. Rodnovery, often referred to as Slavic Native Faith or Rodnovery Paganism, is a spiritual movement that encapsulates this very essence. While some may perceive it as a mere attempt to revive long-forgotten practices, Rodnovery is, in fact, a dynamic practice that seamlessly blends …

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Resources and Reading Material.

Early Slavic History, Religion, Art, and Writings have suffered a significant loss in modern knowledge. Many valuable resources that documented these traditions were written by outsiders who often lacked a deep understanding of their true meaning. Consequently, their perspectives may have distorted or misrepresented the Slavic cultural heritage. Sourcing information about these topics is a challenge, urging us to approach any available material with a critical mindset. The following resources are recommended as some of …

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Slavic Native Faith – Ritual In Practice. (How to)

The Slavic ritual, with its inherent profundity, unfolds itself through a sequence of four distinct steps. Firstly, the devout individual undertakes the solemn task of consecrating a sanctified space. This hallowed act encompasses the utilization of fire, an element that symbolizes purification and transformation, and the recitation of fervent prayers directed towards the celestial entities known as  Rod, Dazhbog or Perun. Through this initial step, the stage is meticulously set, laying the foundation upon which …

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Rituals Part 3: Our Gifts To The Gods.

In the sacred realm of Slavic religion, the invocation of divine beings within a consecrated space is followed by a reciprocal exchange of gifts. This ancient practice, rooted in the depths of Indo-European spirituality, embodies the principle of “do ut des” or “I give, so that you may give,” where offerings are made by the worshiper to the gods with the expectation of receiving blessings in return. Ahmad ibn Fadlan’s account of the Rus idol …

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Rituals Part 2: Our Sacred Spaces.

In the realm of Slavic rituals, the consecration of a sacred space stands as the initial step, for it is within the places of worship associated with Slavic folk practices and pre-Christian beliefs that we can truly comprehend the essence of the Slavic sacred space. According to Helmold’s accounts, he vividly describes a sacred grove in Oldenburg, stressing that entrance into this hallowed courtyard was strictly prohibited for all, except for the priest and those …

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Rituals Part 1 : Intro

In the realm of Slavic Native Faith, the discussion surrounding rituals is often shrouded in fragments of knowledge, leaving many seekers yearning for a complete understanding. Rather than delving into the heart of the matter, attention tends to be diverted to peripheral concerns. Queries such as “what should be done with offerings after a ritual?” or “how does one fashion an altar?” serve as graceful yet hesitant dances around a profound void—a void that yearns …

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Slavic Native Faith Pantheon (Gods)

In the elucidation of historical accounts, a profusion of deities, encompassing a vast expanse of the Slavic domain, ranging from the Baltic shores to the Black Sea, emerges. Spanning a formidable duration of over six centuries, the Slavic tribes paid homage to an extensive array of divinities, each tribe fostering its unique assemblage of gods, thereby engendering its own distinctive pantheon. Predominantly, the ancient Slavic faith appears localised and imbued with cultist tendencies, wherein gods …

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Temples Of Slavic Native Faith.

In the realm of Slavic Native Faith, the sacred places of worship held a profound significance in the hearts of the faithful. While the Russian chronicles depict the idols of this ancient faith erected amidst the vastness of nature, within the depths of forests and open-air Sanctuaries, it is the meticulous accounts of the German chronicles that grant us detailed insights into the enclosed temples of the Baltic Slavs. These sacred enclosures, akin to fortifications …

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