Lagina is the cult city of the goddess Hecate.

There are more questions and secrets here than answers. Hecate – the goddess of the moon, night, magic, spells has ambiguous characteristics. She is called the dark goddess. They are afraid of her. She roams the earth with a pack of hellish red-eyed dogs and a retinue of souls of the dead. Only dogs can see her. If the dogs howl, then Hecate is near. I imagine the full moon and the howling of dogs, it makes my heart stop and goosebumps run.

From historical data it is known that already 3000 years ago she was extremely popular in Asia Minor and Greece, as the goddess of the family, travelers, love, as a female goddess with all the functions inherent in a female goddess. In the “Theogony” of Hesiod, Hecate is the daughter of the titans Persus and Asteria, a good goddess endowed with many functions:

… her in front of everyone
Zeus distinguished the Thunderer and bestowed a glorious lot on her:
To rule the fate of the land and the barren desert sea.
She was given an honorable destiny by stellar Uranus,
The immortal gods worship her most of all.
For even now, when one of the earthly people,
Bringing his sacrifices according to the law, prays for mercy,
Then he calls on Hecate: he receives a great honor
It is very easy, since his prayer was received favorably.
The goddess also sends wealth to him: her strength is great.
Hecate has a share in every honorable destiny
Those who were born from Gaia-Earth and from Heaven-Uranus,
Kronides did not abuse her and did not take her back,
What the goddess received from the Titans, from the former gods.
Everything was preserved for her, that at the first partition to share
It fell to her from gifts on earth, and in heaven, and in the sea.
She receives no less honor, as a single daughter, –
Even more: she is deeply honored by Kronid.
The goddess brings great benefits to whom she wishes.
If he wants, in the assembly of the people he will magnify anyone among all.
If people are equipped for a destructive battle,
Stands next to those Hecate, whom he wishes
Give a favorable victory and adorn the name with glory.
A goddess sits near worthy kings at the trial.
She is very useful, and when people compete:
The goddess stands next to them and gives them help.
Whoever wins with power and strength receives a reward,
Rejoicing in his heart, he brings glory to his parents.
She also gives the horsemen help when she wishes,
Also to those who, among the blue, destructive waves, trade,
He will pray to Hecate and the noisy Ennosigeus.
She gives a lot of prey on the hunt very easily,
Very easily, if he wants to, he will show it and take it away.
Together with Hermes, she multiplies cattle in the barnyards;
A herd of grazing goats or steep-horned cows,
A flock of lush-fleece sheep, desiring a soul, she can
Make the smallest great, the great – small.
So, – although the mother’s only daughter – still
Among the immortal gods she is honored with every honor.
Zeus entrusted her with the care of children who will see
After the goddess Hecate, the rising of the many-seeing Eos.
From time immemorial she has kept her youth. These are all the destinies of the goddess.

In these verses Hecate is praised. There is not even a hint of her dark side, of her frightening qualities. Hecate was a goddess in all periods of the existence of Ancient Greece, was a goddess among the Romans and Byzantium. Hecate has a lot in common with the goddesses Ishtar and Cybele. In Lagin there are images of Hecate with lions. Ishtar and Cybele also have lions as invariable attributes. With the arrival of a new generation of Olympian gods, she was left with night, magic, spells. As, almost always happens, with the change of the highest gods and beliefs, negative qualities are given to the previous generation of gods. From the myth of the “Journey of the Argonauts for the Golden Fleece” it is known that Hecate helped Medea in love to brew a love potion. In one of the myths, she turns into a bear, kills her son, then revives him. Very similar to the main legend of the constellation Ursa Major: Callisto, turned into a bear, was almost killed by her son Arcturus. Zeus lifted mother and son to heaven, preventing murder. And now two of the brightest and most important constellations are shining in our sky – Ursa Major and Bootes. In my opinion, for the main constellations of the sky that define our upper world, it is a rather terrible and somewhat incomplete legend. The goddess Artemis is also associated with a bear.

So, we are going according to the plan to the city of Lagina – the sanctuary of Hecate. Found its location near the Turkish city of Yatagan.

We are going from Marmaris. I feel like a flying rocket, a train moving towards my intended target. I am overwhelmed with the energy of movement. I am stretched from the present to the past in time and space. And then, the first surprise. Our taxi is being slowed down by the traffic police.

Moreover, the rest of the cars go as if nothing had happened. I go back to the present moment and do not understand what is going on. We’re flying! A few minutes later the car is released and we move on.

After another ten minutes at the next road post, our taxi is stopped again. The driver was fined for putting on a seat belt somehow wrong. And I get information that he was punished because he was greedy with us, went without preparing for the route, which I translated into Turkish in advance and showed him. After that, we just flew to Lagina. When approaching Lagin, the mountains changed. The peaks of mountains of light yellow, whitish color appeared. They look very unusual. This is not snow, but the rock of which the mountains are composed. Color determines the frequency of the area. I immediately realized that we were approaching the goal – the cities of Laginé and Stratonikey.

I did not expect such a large area of ​​the city. From Stratonikea to Lagina, the temple complex of Hecate, there was a sacred road. The distance between Lagina and Stratonikea is 8.5 kilometers. Scientists estimate that the road is at least 3000 years old. The inhabitants of Stratonikeia, during the ceremonial processions, left and moved along the sacred path to Lagina. A girl with a key took part in the cult processions along with the priests. Musicians and singers walked in front and behind the priests. The key was considered an attribute of Hecate. The goddess Hecate was portrayed with a key, torch and sword. The key may have symbolized the passage to the higher worlds, to the transcendental paradise, to the world of the dead. One of the names of Hecate “Clydophora” – the keeper of the gates, another “Propylaea” – the gatekeeper with the keys. In the Orphic hymn, Hecate is called “Keeper of the Universe”. Small sanctuaries of Hecate were built for protection. They were called “hecateion”. The road went through the gate to the temple of Hecate. There were household and commercial buildings around the temple. The lagina is surrounded by a stone wall, the remains of which are still visible here and there. The semicircular entrance to Propylon was on the west side. To the east of the entrance was a section with a triangular pediment.

There were many temples, religious buildings, buildings.

At the entrance there is a house with a guard. The entrance is free. There are no visitors and it seems they rarely come here.

A small group of archaeologists in the center of the settlement are excavating, drinking tea under a canopy from the sun.

Temperature 35 degrees.

Under the scorching sun, we walk through the ancient city.

Here I finally understood and felt what I have been looking for in my travels for many years.

In Lagin was what I felt in three more ancient cities. It is inexpressible in words, it is a special higher energy.

We go into round temples with columns

we go past the ruins

and a huge amount of marble, slabs with inscriptions, with bas-reliefs. In Lagin, sarcophagi were found, which are carefully preserved.

I feel the same feminine energy here as in the temples of Aphrodite and Artemis. The understanding of Hecate comes as the female goddess of fertility, love, matter, well-being. Special rituals were performed in this city. There is an altar. The city was not built just like that, but according to a previously thought out scheme. On the poster, I see an image of Hecate, consisting of three faces, looking in three directions.

Hecate is called the three-faced goddess of the crossroads. In India, gods and goddesses are depicted with many heads, arms and legs. The three faces of Hecate are her divinity, truth, self-discipline in the upper world. The absence of visitors and the “unpatched” nature of the city make our trip rich in impressions. Nobody bothers us. Once a security guard came on a moped and looked at what we were doing. There are many marked sites for excavation. All of this remains to be discovered. Nothing goes unnoticed.

Stratonikeia is an ancient city in Turkey.

The city of Stratonikeia is many thousands of years old. The city lived and flourished in Caria.

From him there was a sacred road to Lagina to the temple of Hecate. Its first names are Idrias and Krisaoris. Around the 3rd century BC. the Syrian king Seleucus I gave his wife Stratonikos to his son Antiochus. Later, Antiochus I named the city after his wife Stratonica. This is one of the most unusual and beautiful love stories. The love of Antiochus and Stratonica and the paternal love of Seleucus has inspired artists to paintings and books for many centuries.

The heyday of Stratonikea came during the reign of the Seleucids and the Roman Empire. The city minted their own coins. The city lived during the Ottoman Empire. Seljuk baths remind of this.

and the Shaban Agha mosque.

Before her, there was a Water Mosque in this place.

Time swallowed up the city under the layer of earth. On its stones and foundations stands the Turkish village of Eskihisar. Now the residents have been relocated to another place. There are only a few residents left. People lived and died here during the times of Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, in the Ottoman period. How many destinies, passions, lives sounded on this earth!

The history of the opening of the city is amazing – the earthquake of 1957 opened the ancient ruins. Later in 2008, archaeologists joined the excavations of the city.
What is left for us?
The scale of the restoration of the city is striking. Parking lots, trade booths, toilets, good roads have been built. Everything is designed for a large tourist flow from resort towns.
There are sarcophagi to the right of the road leading to the city.

Maybe these are echoes of cults when the dead guarded the living.

We follow the road paved in the Ottoman period, which leads us to the baths

There is a small house with a cafe behind the mosque.

Hospitable owners treat them to flatbreads with herbs, cheese, potatoes

and ayran.

When I inquired about the jam for sale,

then they immediately brought us saucers with various delicious jams.
A huge Gymnasium opens behind the cafe-house – a place where people studied art and played sports.

The gymnasium has a rectangular shape, marble parts and impressive dimensions, which in no way match with local buildings.

Returning to the cafe-house, we go further. We find ourselves in front of what remains of the early Christian church.

We pass by the Roman baths.

Going around the church on the right and turning left along the street, it turns out to be in front of the imposing walls of Buleuteria – the house of the city council.

If you go straight from the church, the road leads to the theater.

Its steps are badly damaged in places.

I didn’t want to go up. We go to the theater past fig trees with ripe figs lying on the road.
Groups of workers are visible everywhere, rebuilding the city. It is very good that there is an opportunity to see the history of mankind, to see ancient cities.

Bald Mountain in Lysogorka – a place of strength of the Dnieper.

We sail on a yacht from Zaporozhye to the south, towards the Kakhovka reservoir. Already opposite the village of Kanevskoye, a view opens over a high sandy promontory protruding into the river. This is Bald Mountain on the right bank of the Dnieper. The mountain gave its name to the village of Lysogorka.

The next village of Belenkoye also has a connection with Lysa Gora, because in ancient times it was called Belaya.
Unusual places associated with mysticism, with anomalies, with witches, with everything that people could not explain were called bald mountains. The protruding sandy cape from the Dnieper is a place of concentration of energy in its geographical location.

According to eyewitnesses, the mountain used to be much higher. Its top was torn off 30 years! They took sand for construction. In ancient times, there was a source of water on the mountain and a well from which any traveler could drink clean water. Well and source destroyed. One can only imagine how the high yellow mountain looked like a cape in the Dnieper River!

We go to the bright yellow shore at the foot of the mountain.

On steep sandy paths we rise to the top of the mountain. At the top there is a water tower, apparently not used for its intended purpose. A sandy peak with rare bushes of grass and a tower darkened by time create a unique landscape resembling a tower of retribution in the desert.

I tune in to the mountain, as to a place of power and the world around is changing. It seemed to me that I was standing at the top of a pyramid in an area somewhat reminiscent of the Giza plateau. The island in front looked like a sphinx, the mountain – a pyramid.

The tower gives a shift to the past, time dilation, viscosity. Bushes of grass grow on the tower, like hair on their heads. The door of the tower was invitingly open. I saw only one place on Bald Mountain, where witches can gather – the very top of the tower.

Here, in a magic circle, they dance on dark nights, arriving on Bald Mountain, magical guests sparkling with shadows.

There is a descent from the mountain through the village on a good road.
Bald Mountain in Lysogorka is one of the three famous Bald Mountains in the area. It can be seen from afar. A breathtaking view of the Dnieper River opens from the top of the mountain.

Karlovy Vary. Czech.

I have long wanted to visit Karlovy Vary,

a city that gives people mineral water.

Hundreds of years in Karlovy Vary

noble and wealthy people came to the waters,

aristocratic families.

Now Karlovy Vary is available to everyone.

Here everything works for healing: water, air, mountains and a centuries-old healing program.

Water sources are numbered. It’s interesting to try water: in one source, the water is tasty and cool,

in another 65 degrees with a smack of minerals.

Karlovy Vary is surrounded by low mountains and a forest along which hiking paths are laid. A 20-day walk through the coniferous forest in the mountains can improve the respiratory system. As for the long-standing healing traditions, here they are at every turn. In the gallery under the rock on one side is an image of the goddess Ishtar on lionesses,

on the other hand, the goddess Artemis with children.

A little further inside the building there is a statue of the goddess Hygiene.

Another gallery with mineral water is decorated with 12 zodiac signs with 6 figures on each side.

Walking around the city, we come to the cafe “Elephant”, in which a film about Stirlitz was shot.

From far away you can see the great palace of Princess Sisi. On the opposite side of the gallery you can see the house of Peter I. In the place where Peter visited, a new house was built, which has already become history.

Through the entire city flows the Tepla River with bridges and embankments. Karlovy Vary belongs to the Sudetenland.

During the Second World War, Hitler evicted all residents. The Germans settled. After the war, the Germans were evicted. After settled all comers. It turned out that there are no indigenous people. But there are many palaces, beautiful hotels, parks, medical complexes. There is a beautiful theater. Church of Peter and Paul, built by the Russian royal family.

Busts of Karl Marx

and Goethe

remind us that these great people have been here. Each house in the center of Karlovy Vary is a part of the world history of mankind.

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Castle Loket. Czech.

Not far from Karlovy Vary is the town of Loket with an old castle on top of a large rock above the river.

The castle dates from the 12th century.

The name Loket comes from the bend of a river in this place, resembling an elbow.In one of the dungeons of the castle, the future king Charles 4 and his mother were imprisoned for 3 months.

The town adjoins the castle,

looking like a multi-colored toy from houses.

There’s a lot of symbolism on the houses,

including related to Freemasonry.

There is a museum of Freemasonry. The future king considered Loket his home.

From the castle and now it blows warmth and protection from the home. It’s nice to walk along the streets of the town.

At present, the town of Loket has received a rebirth – old houses are being restored, on weekends many people come here for picnics by the river.

Czech August 24, 2019

Alchemical Prague

Prague is full of surprises. For me, the discovery was the alchemical tower.

The turret is next to the museum and is open,

but not for tourists

and for people practicing in the occult sciences.

In Prague, magic is in agreement.

Maybe it came from the time of Emperor Rudolph ll, who invited the astronomer and astrologer John Dee. He worked with angels and mirrors. John Dee studied the world with Edward Kelly. Kelly got rich in Prague, bought a village, married a noblewoman. Three years later, John Dee left for England, and Kelly stayed to live in Prague. Kelly was jailed due to debt. In prison, he did not want to sit, he ran, broke his leg and died. They were both outstanding personalities. Edward Kelly was engaged in alchemy and according to contemporary reviews, he managed to get gold. At the place where Kelly lived and worked, they made a museum and a cafe.

It turned out an atmospheric place.

Another place in Prague related to alchemy is the house of Faust.

Faust House is one of the most mystical places in Prague.

It seems to be a house, like a house. Previously, an alchemist lived in him, who served as a prototype of Goethe’s Faust.
Faust House is located on a strong spot on which Charles 4 built temples and monasteries.

In the 14th century, the Olavsky house stood in this place, in which Prince Wenceslas was fond of alchemy.

In the 16th century, the famous English alchemist Edward Kelly worked in the house. In the 18th century, Ferdinand Antonin Mladota settled in the house of Faust with alchemical experiments. Now there is a blood transfusion hospital.

     I went into the arch of the house, stood for a while,

I tuned in and I felt bad.

So bad that I realized that I was about to faint. I recalled my half-fainting state, similar to this when I was in the tombs in the city of the dead in Luxor. Maybe it came from the strong smell of medicines standing here, or maybe the energy of the place, the smell, all together create a difficult atmosphere in the house. I quickly left the house.
    Then we went down Charles Square down to the Emmaussa Monastery, then returned across the square past the Faust House to a stop, went to a cafe to drink coffee, and everywhere on Charles Square, in the visibility area of ​​the Faust House, I periodically smelled like smoke something else from this house. An unforgettable experience.

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Vysehrad in Prague.

Visegrad in Prague always gives me a double feeling – there is a story, there is energy, there are secrets and at the same time, there is something unpleasant, absorbing, affecting a person.
We pass through the arch.

and we get to the medieval pavement.

A cobblestone road leads past the rotunda of St. Martin with the Templar crosses,

then past the chapel of Ave Maria.

The chapel was very tiny inside.

We turn right and go past the stone bas-relief with which the legend of Bishop Prokop, who defeated demons, is associated. Demons plowed a field for him.

Then I remembered Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol and his “Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka”. We greet with a big and smart raven living in a big cage with the entrance to a big house.

We walk through the park past the three pillars with which such a legend is associated.

Once a priest and a demon argued. The latter lost the argument. The demon dragged the pillar down and broke it into three parts. Before us is a view of the 19th-century Gothic cathedral of Peter and Paul.

In front of the cathedral is a cemetery of the most famous people of the Czech Republic. How many times I pass by, so many and feel very unpleasant sensations in this place. Legends about the spear of Longin are associated with the cathedral.

The sarcophagus, in which the relics of St. Longinus used to be, is located inside the cathedral. On the observation deck, on a high river bank, Princess Libushe made her predictions. On the territory of Vysehrad, long before Libushe there were sanctuaries of the Slavs and possibly the Celts.

Vysehrad is fully consistent with Scorpio in mystical qualities,

an abundance of secrets, the energy of life and death, holiness and power.
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Strahov lion. Prague.

We are looking for the basics of the Leo sign in Prague in the Strahov Monastery on the top of Petrin Hill. The monastic order of the Premonstrats settled in the monastery.

The Order was founded in 1120 by St. Norbert, as an independent part of the Catholic Church. The monks wear white clothes and are engaged in the storage and study of books. Strahov Monastery occupies a large territory and includes an area surrounded by the buildings of the monastery, a bell tower.

On the inner square in the monastery stands a majestic stone lion.

A stone lion indicates a place of power. The lion is a royal symbol that is often found on the arms and buildings of the royal families. And Leo serves us as an indication that we have come to a place associated with the lion sign of the zodiac.

On the other hand, the basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary adjoins the monastery.

Near the basilica is the entrance to the theological hall, the room of curiosities and the philosophical hall. The library needs a special entrance. From the museum you can see high walls with bookcases to the ceiling. From a huge number of books breathes knowledge.

Strahov Monastery offers views of the whole of Prague.

Petrin hill is known since ancient times. In pagan times there was a sanctuary of Perun. Charles 4 erected on the hill, on its circumference, the Hungry Wall. Its remains can be found walking along the paths of the hill. Now Petrshinsky hill is a three hundred meter green mountain on which there are 8 parks with ponds and rose gardens, different types of plants, and museums at the foot of the hill.

august 2019

Starting point. Prague. Czech

In any case, whether it is the birth of a person or an idea, there is a starting point. In Prague, it’s Orloj’s clock on Old Town Square.

On the watch, in addition to time, there is the position of the Sun and the Moon among the zodiac constellations, phases of the moon, sunrise and sunset. At the center of the watch is a dial showing Old Czech, Babylonian, modern and stellar time. Below is the dial with the day and month of the year.

     I look at the clock and don’t understand how in the distant 14th century they could create such a clock mechanism? It turns out that this watch is the oldest working watch in the world.

The watch contains the exact cycle of the moon’s revolution around the earth, the annual cycle of rotation of the earth around the sun and the daily cycle of rotation of the earth.

I, as an astrologer, work with these cycles and I know that there are errors due to the fact that the orbits are not round, due to the liberation of the planet and other factors. Maybe periodically adjust the clock manually?
    It’s not easy to stand under the clock, and not only because many people want to get to this place. Here the axis of time is activated, here the personal and social past gain density. Here the value of every minute of life is enhanced. From here a vector is built from the past through the present to the future. Next to the clock, the concept of karma takes on real forms, which are clearly reminded by the figures on the clock. The skeleton pulls the rope and 12 apostles come out, after which the cockerel begins to sing. Is not this what happens in human life. “Memento mori” – remember death, as the ancients said. Death is the best incentive to awakening, to the joy of life, the urge to action. Rooster cry – symbolizes the beginning of a new day. Since ancient times, the cock has been a symbol of courage, and with its first cry, evil spirits disappear. The cockerel is calling for the beginning of a new stage in life. Before the cry of a rooster, figures of 12 apostles leave. All the same system of 12 months, 12 signs of the zodiac, 12 qualities coming from space to planet earth.
  In the center of the Prague Chimes there is a stone angel – a fighter with dark forces.
    There are 4 figures on the sides of the astronomical dial. One of them is a vanity figure with a mirror, similar to a modern selfie. Another wallet figurine symbolizes greed. The figure of the Turk symbolizes, apparently, an external enemy.
  There are 4 figures on the sides of the lower calendar dial – a philosopher, Archangel Michael, an astronomer and a chronicler.
  The basilisks on the sides, the cock and the angel perform a protective function against supernatural forces.

When I stand under the watch, I remember that under my feet is an underground city. Now there is a museum with partially open premises. In the Middle Ages, these cellars were used as a prison. And even earlier, there was a city with houses. For millennia, everything has gone deep underground. The clock tower itself resembles a large music box with toys from which something wonderful is about to jump out.

And with the last stroke of the clock, a new cycle in life will begin.
Prague. august 19

Scythian chronicles. Ukraine

For me, the Scythians began with a golden ridge from Solokh barrow. In 2013, I visited the exhibition “Gold of Scythian barrows” at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. Under the fine work, the signature was a golden crest – the village of Velikaya Znamenka of the Zaporozhye region was found in the Solokha burial mound. Ukraine.

– Wow, I thought. – This is not far from Zaporozhye.
The next summer, together with a group of students in a car, we drove to the Great Znamenka.

Mound of Solokha

   Now, I understand how lucky we are. When we climbed to the top of Solokh mound, a view of the remaining mounds opened from it. What did we see from above?

   A large field overgrown with green grass, and purple circles with a yellow middle follow it. Beautiful and amazing! Around Solokha and all the other mounds, purple and yellow flowers grew. Plants themselves indicated the location of the mounds. If it weren’t for flower circles, then we wouldn’t have seen many mounds, they are almost equal to the level of the earth.

According to archaeologists, there were 75 mounds. The tallest, and therefore royal – the mound of Solokha.

We counted other mounds only 7. And where are the others? The Solokha field, for the most part, has already been plowed. Apparently, we already ate most of the mounds with bread grown on the field.

   This place may well claim the Scythian Gerra – the sacred land of the ancestors for the Scythians – “The seventh river – Herr flows from Borisfen in that place to which the Borisfen flow is known. It branches in this place, and its name, common with the locality, is Herr. This river flows to the sea, forming the border between the lands of the nomadic and royal Scythians, and then flows into Gipakiris ”(Herodotus).

In front of the entrance to Solokh barrow there is a stone sign with the inscription – Monument of national importance of Ukraine.

Who are the Scythians? The mysterious people who did not leave written sources, conquered Asia Minor, the Caucasus, Palestine, and conquered lands from the Volga to the Danube. We know about the Scythians from Herodotus and research in the mounds.

By the things that they find there, by the skeletons of people and animals, household items, clothes, jewelry, dishes, we have an idea about the life of the Scythians.

Scythians came to the lands of Ukraine as winners. Scientists call them the Scythian horde (Murzin V. Yu. “Scythian problem”). They lived on the lands of present-day Ukraine from the 7th to the 4th century BC. Not so little. Recall that this was the heyday of the ancient Greek city-policies, the states of Asia Minor and Europe. On the lands of the Sea of ​​Azov tribes of the royal Scythians lived. Of the entire Scythian society, Scythian warriors accounted for 15-20%, the rest – women, children, old people. Scythians warriors did not work. They were miners, warriors. What did the Scythians have from wars?

The slaves they blinded, slaves, gold. They killed every hundredth prisoner. They were paid tribute to neighboring states for not disturbing them.

 Gold of Scythian barrows is looted gold or tribute to other peoples.

We do not know the details about the life of the Scythians, but they wore the scalps of defeated enemies in the form of key chains. A warrior who did not kill the enemy was not allowed to the feast. It was a society with a cult of warriors. “Among all the peoples known to us, only Scythians possess one, but the most important art for human life. It consists in the fact that they do not allow any enemy who attacked their country to be saved; and no one can overtake them, unless they themselves allow it. After all, the Scythians have neither cities, nor fortifications, and they carry their dwellings with them. They are all horse archers and hunt not with agriculture, but with cattle breeding; their homes are in wagons. How can such a people not be irresistible and impregnable? ”(Herodotus).

    Scythians were squeezed out by the Sarmatians in the 4th century BC on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria and Romania. Part of the Scythian tribes remained and mixed with the Sarmatians.

  The Scythians did not build stone houses, did not use writing. It was a nomadic people. They lived and moved in wagons, bred horses and livestock. Their life depended on pastures, lands, nature. If the Scythians remained to live as a single people, now they would have no chance to survive. The Scythian way of life required large free territories for pastures.

  Scythians left behind only mounds. At the time when the Scythians built mounds, everywhere on the planet was a cult of the dead. In Egypt and Greece, the cities of the dead were built, the worlds of the dead were created. Since birth, people have been preparing for the afterlife. This was the most important thing for people of that era. Scythians apparently did the same. They built the Scythian Gerra – the sacred city of their ancestors, which they guarded “The tombs of the kings are in Gerra (before this, Borisfen is still navigable.” (Herodotus). And as King Idanfirs told Darius: “We don’t have any cities or cultivated land. We don’t we’re afraid of their ruin and devastation and therefore didn’t engage in battle with you immediately. If you want to fight with us no matter what, then we have fatherly graves. Find them and try to destroy them, and then you will find out if we will whether we fight for these graves or not, but until we forget judged, we will not engage in battle with you … ”(Herodotus)

On the very first visit to Solokha we were met by a pair of eagles. They accompanied the car until we stopped and went out in front of the sign of Solokha. Then, when they were leaving the mounds, eagles appeared again and we left with honorary escort of birds.

    This time we were again met by an eagle. He flew around the field with mounds in a businesslike way. On this trip to the Scythian mounds, we always came across animals and birds. Scythians were natural people, they loved nature and depended on it. And since we went to them, we got into the Scythian world, filled with animals, birds and fish.

    When we entered the field with mounds, the world immediately changed, as if we had crossed an invisible elastic boundary.

In terms of energy, the Solokha field is different from the usual field. Here time moves in a different way and there is a space with unusual qualities. This Scythian barrow field cannot be called empty. The Scythian spirit has been preserved here.

Sitting in silence at the top of the mound, it seems that time has turned back, and somewhere in the distance Scythians on horseback are jumping.

On the way to Solokha we visited the museum in Kamenka

The most mystical exhibit in the museum is a stone anthropomorphic pillar, which is called the “Scythian boy”. The pillar lies on the floor in the Scythian hall.

 This stone pillar was brought into the museum’s storeroom. And miracles began. For unknown reasons, the alarm turned on at night. When employees ran to the museum at night on a signal, they sometimes saw a blue ball above a stone Scythian boy. They summoned the priest. Did not help. Invited psychics. They talked with the spirit of stone and ordered the Scythian boy to be brought to the museum. After that, the alarm stopped working. But, still in the stone pillar there is a presence of spirit.

    But the question remains for us, how could the Scythians associate spirit with stone for millennia? Apparently, they had knowledge of how to handle perfumes, how to build mounds. They had their own rites for burial.

They possessed military magic.

“The Scythian warrior brings the heads of all those killed by him in battle to the king. After all, only those who bring the head of the enemy receive their share of the spoils, otherwise they will not. The skin from the head is stripped as follows: a cut is made around the head around the ears, then they grab onto the hair and shake the head out of the skin. Then the skin is cleaned of meat with a bull rib and wrinkled with her hands. The Scythian warrior uses the made-up leather as a towel for his hands, attaches his horse to the bridle and proudly flaunts it. Who has the most of these leather towels is considered the most valiant husband. Others even make raincoats from stripped skin, stitching them like goat skins. Others from the skin of the enemy corpses, torn along with the nails on the right hand, make covers for their quivers. Human skin is indeed thick and shiny and shines brighter than almost any other. Many Scythians finally rip off all the skin from the enemy corpse, pull it on the boards and then carry it with them on horses. ”

    Wearing scalps and body parts of enemies is part of many military traditions of the world. Rites with the drinking of wine from skulls, with swords and scalps increase military and magical power. Burials of ancestors were carried out using rituals, in certain places and according to the rules.

“When the king dies at the Scythians, a large quadrangular pit is pulled out there. Having prepared the pit, the body is lifted onto a cart, covered with wax; then cut the stomach of the deceased; then they clean it and fill it with crushed keeper, incense and seeds of celery and anise. Then the stomach is again sutured and taken on a cart to another tribe … ”

    The Scythians knew the nature of life and death, military magic, and therefore Scythian mounds still preserve the Scythian world and are places of power.
Mounds inherited from the Scythians. Our task is to preserve them for future generations. After all, this is the story of our land.