Slavic rituals

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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