Thanks for the input everyone!
tea_and_pigeons wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:50 pm
I've been very interested in this lately as well. I'm Russian and never really knew anything about Russian paganism, so I'm reading up on it to see if I feel any connection to specific deities. I just started reading this Russian book on the mythology (It's really meant to be a storybook for kids, but it is very thorough). It tells the basic mythological stories, and I am making a pantheon family tree to better understand it myself.
Russian mythology is difficult, since there was barely any literacy in pre-Kievan Rus' and all of these stories were passed down by word of mouth. The author of the book I'm reading has done her best to compile all the mythology from available sources. I'd love to discuss this in more detail!
That's really interesting! In my research for my dad's family from Poland, I eventually came across a couple things. One is a general resurgance in pre-Christian Slavic practices, and the other was actually the "Native Polish Church", which has a very complex and curious web about it. (meant that in a mostly positive way lol) I did end up getting the "Slavic Witchcraft" book from Amazon, which is basically just a very lengthy spell list, rather than offering much in the way of in depth information, but it's still a very solid list.
I also got "Seasons of the Slavic Soul", which I haven't started yet, but it covers all manner of religion and spirituality, their ties, and more. All from a Polish perspective, though I'm sure anyone of Slavic origin or preference culturally/spiritually would find it intriguing! I'm eager to get started on it.
I've been really hoping specifically to connect with people who actually practice and have direct knowledge from passed on tradition. Ideally overseas. But it seems to be a very difficult thing to accomplish. :\