24 episodes

Ancient Slavic Witchcraft for Modern Witches - Come into the hut on chicken feet and take a seat by the fire. Ukrainian diaspora witch, Madame Pamita, takes you on a journey to discover the old magic of Central, South-Eastern and Eastern Europe. Uncover the magical traditions, learn the spells, and meet the spirits of the Slavic lands.

Baba Yaga's Magic Madame Pamita

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 43 Ratings

Ancient Slavic Witchcraft for Modern Witches - Come into the hut on chicken feet and take a seat by the fire. Ukrainian diaspora witch, Madame Pamita, takes you on a journey to discover the old magic of Central, South-Eastern and Eastern Europe. Uncover the magical traditions, learn the spells, and meet the spirits of the Slavic lands.

    BYM023 - Molfars: Shamanic Practitioners of the Carpathians

    BYM023 - Molfars: Shamanic Practitioners of the Carpathians

    The Molfar or Molfarka is a special magical practitioner of the Carpathian Mountains. It is said that they shape-shift, communicate with animals, create charms, cure diseases or even control the elements. There are good molfars and some not-so-good molfars - while some can get rid of curses or remove negative spells, others can inflict disaster on people, their livestock or their property. Who are these mysterious molfars and molfarkas? In this episode we’ll explore the stories of the molfars and molfarkas, I’ll teach you about the most famous molfar of recent times, and we’ll learn about some of the magical talismans of the molfars and how they are used in magic.

    • 25 min
    BYM022 - The Poludnytsia

    BYM022 - The Poludnytsia

    Imagine walking through the fields at high noon during the heat of late summer. You might feel exhausted by temperature and the sun beating down on you, but, if you are in Slavic lands, the heat might be the least of your problems if you encounter the Poludnytsia. The Poludnytsia is the guardian of the fields and crops - a young woman with golden hair dressed in white clothing, wandering the fields at the noon hour during the late summer harvest time. It is said that if you meet her, she will ask you confusing questions and if you can’t answer them, she will kill you. But is she really a murderous monster or is she something more? In this episode, Madame Pamita tells you all about the Poludnytsia and the magic that she makes in the fields, how to avoid her wrath and even give you a guided visualization at the end where you can meet her safely in your mind’s eye.

    • 20 min
    BYM021 - The Magic of the Bread and Salt

    BYM021 - The Magic of the Bread and Salt

    There’s an old Ukrainian saying, “Where there is bread-salt-porridge, there is our home.” In Ukrainian culture, khlib-sil’, bread and salt, are not just food, they are powerful items filled with rich symbolism, deep history and potent positive magic. Bread is the sacred gift of grain from our Mother Earth, our Maty Zemlya, and salt is that once-rare seasoning that gives flavor to life.  Bread and salt are honored in song and sworn upon when making agreements. They are included in rituals for the construction of a new home, for marriage, for welcoming newborns, and for seeing loved ones off to the afterlife. And for Ukrainians, who are famous for their hospitality, bread and salt are the stars of the show when it comes to welcoming guests. In this episode, Madame Pamita discusses the presentation of bread and salt and some of the many magical rituals that include this dynamic duo.

    • 19 min
    BYM020 - The Magic of the Rushnyk

    BYM020 - The Magic of the Rushnyk

    The word rushnyk translates as “towel” but a rushnyk is not a mere rag to dry our hands – a rushnyk is an embroidered talismanic cloth used for empowering us throughout our lives. These intricately woven or embroidered cloths protect and bless us from birth to death and every major life event in between. They are used to bless the bread and salt that we offer honored guests, they are used in ritual and they hang above the sacred icons in the holy corner of our homes. In this episode, Madame Pamita will take you on a journey to discover the magic of these beautiful talismans, tell you how the rushnyk was used in ceremonies of the past, and teach you how you can use one in your own magic today.

    • 29 min
    BYM019 - The Magic of Kupala

    BYM019 - The Magic of Kupala

    Summer’s here and the time is right... for getting up before dawn to pick herbs, making flower crowns and floating them on the water to see how your love life will go, jumping over bonfires with your sweetie, and midnight searches for the elusive Fern Flower... yes, we are talking about the slavic midsummer holiday of Kupala! Kupala, or Ivana Kupala, is an ancient pagan holiday of the marriage of fire and water that has existed for hundreds and hundreds of years in many Slavic countries, including Ukraine. In this special episode, Ukrainian healer Tania Andreshko, the author of the Flower of the Magic Fern Ukrainian tarot, will be joining Madame Pamita for a very special episode where we will discuss this magical holiday. So join them to celebrate the sun, the water, the fire and magic on this special day.

    • 50 min
    BYM018 - The Magic of Green Week

    BYM018 - The Magic of Green Week

    When most English speakers think of a green holiday, St. Patrick Day comes to mind. But for Slavic people Zelenyy Tyzhdenʹ, or Green Week, is a special holiday celebrating the end of spring, and the beginning of summer. During this special week, we honor our ancestors, celebrate sacred trees and plants, hang out with the rusalky, and perform special rituals designed to ensure a good harvest. Join Madame Pamita in this episode, where she teaches you all about the mystery and magic of this very special ancient holiday.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

BabaYagaCreations ,

Ukrainian

I appreciate the information about my heritage that is easy to understand and to put to practical use. I appreciate the Ukrainian terms. Slava Ukraine!!!!!

MichiganGal1027 ,

So much fun!

I love listening to Madam Pamita talk about Baba Yaga and Ukrainian magick. She’s so knowledgeable and makes it easy to understand. Learning about the magickal practices of other cultures is fascinating. And Madame Pamita is so warm and fun.

Naya888 ,

The gift of the ancient forest mother

What a gift to discover this podcast! Tears and chills as Madame Pamita intones the many names of Baba Yaga, ancient forest mother. I’ve already learned so much from listening & I’m hearing my ancestors whispering from just beyond to go to the forest and leave an offering, speak to the trees and burn juniper for these ways remembered.

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