Mărţişor, Year’s Rope in Daco-Romanian Folklore


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Mărţişor is a talisman (amulet) made of knitted threads (wool, cotton or silk). Nowadays, the most popular version of it is made of red and white threads. Mărţişor tradition is very old, and, according to the archaeological research, it is traced more than 8 000 years ago.

Initially, the Mărţişor string used to be called year’s rope (‘’funia anului’’ in Daco-Romanian), made by black and white wool threads, representing the 365 days of the year.
‘’The Year’s Rope’’ was the link between the winter and the summer, black and white representing the opposition and also the unity of the contraries: dark & light, cold & warmth, death & life.
‘’Mărţişor’’ is the thread of the days of the year, spinned up by Baba Dochia (baba = old lady), likewise the thread of man’s life, which is spinned up at birth by the Fates (Ursitoare).

White is the symbol of purity…

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Comoara din Pietriceaua: Maria Dilimoț și visul împlinit


Source: Comoara din Pietriceaua: Maria Dilimoț și visul împlinit

Organic Joy



Remember the Forgotten Remedy

The science of healing Dacian tribe enjoyed so much fame in antiquity that their remedies were recommended by the great doctors of that time, in their writings. Miraculously saved from the fury of time, some of them have survived until today, giving us excellent information about magical plants mix prepared by Dacian’s priests.
In our ancient history, two were the authors who teach medicine plants of the Dacian tribe: Dioscorides and Pseudo-Apuleius. Many of the actual known medicinal indicators and recommendations are in a perfect harmony with the plants knowledge that we inherited from them. All what we know today about the chemical composition of plants and their uses in folk medicine or science, demonstrates a deep knowledge of the Dacian healing effects of these plants. Today is the time, more than ever, to turn the science and wisdom on, and to open our eyes to our great Mother Nature’s power.
Dacian plant names are one of the primary sources left to us for studying the Dacian language. This list also includes a Bessian plant name and a Moesian plant name, neighboring Daco-Thracian tribes.
“See with great pleasure, some humans too brave to take care of philosophical doctrines when there was so little free time after the battles. We can see one researching for the sky position, other for the properties of herbs and fruits, this one researching for the moon decreasing and increasing fazes other observing eclipses of the sun, and how the rotation of the sky (stars) is in a hurry to reach the eastern region after a pressed rule. ” Jordanes about Dacian people

Reinforcement for Body and Spirit

Another medicinal use of the plants, excluding infusions, cataplasms, potions and lotions, is for external treatments, as medicinal baths. In Romania is used the word „fitobalneologie” (organic mix bays) and is based on the direct action of various active substances from plants for skin benefits such as sedative, tonic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, etc. The skin is the largest human organ and has the amazing capacity of absorbing a quantity of almost 2l of liquid in a relative short time, through its pores.
The healing plants power is activated by certain substances, that can reach being carried by the bloodstream throughout the body. This herbal baths are recommended in a series of problems such as stress, anxiety, gynecological diseases, skin diseases, rheumatic diseases, circulatory disorders, respiratory disorders, neuro-vegetative dystonia, menopausal disorders, etc…
Partial source of information’s for which we are grateful: Medicinal and aromatic plants from A to Z 1984, by Dr. farm.Ovidiu Bojor and biologist Alexandru Mircea, Wikipedia, Organic Joy page on facebook, Dr. Johann Martin Honigberger page on facebook.

Organic Joy Vibrates for a Healthy Spirit
Not a long time ago, we had the beautiful surprise to discover that the organic mix of plants is produced with a great positive energy in Romania. Because we test it and their benefits are above all the expectations, we decided to share with you and write for you this article. That kind of products you cannot find on shelf in malls or in stores. The organic plants, carefully selected, are mixed by a man after an ancient method used by the dacian tribes, in a cold wood press. Every organic result is individual, prepared by your wish. It takes many hours to press the plants and to obtain the precious oil, many days to select them from different wild areas, part of them imported from different corners of the world. That’s why is so special and rare, its immediate benefits cannot be compared with any other „miracle” of the modern medicine or cosmetics. It takes time and dedication, love for the nature and joy, to obtain good results, and a healthy spirit. There is no industry, just the nature, the press and the creator.

Opening Chakras with the Power of Plants

Dacian organic plants mix are in a great help in awakening chakras. All you have to do is give yourself a chance to enjoy the communication with your energy centers, and an hour of silence. Learn to listen to your thoughts and enjoy the beauty that you wear and carry, open your mind and heart for a beautiful natural evolution that you deserve.
The fundamental energy (or the energy center) of the body is located at the base of the spine, it is said that “sleeps” like a coiled serpent because of its form. It is also called Kundalini force. Activation of this force makes the energy to climb in a spiral, stimulating all the seven energy centers. Enabling the last chakra, the seventh, self becomes conscious, rational joining the subconscious, forming aura around the body, also called the enlightenment. These seven energies are activated only when you are ready, when you’re just enough detached from the negative thoughts. Full activation of chakras is not obtained immediately, and take some time until you become aware of it.
Dacian organic mix empowers the plants to stimulate activation of chakras: intensify the senses, cleanse your body, restore balance and self-confidence, and offers you the joy you felt as a child because it brings you close to the roots. The creative process begins with careful selection of plants, seeds, and processing is completed by using a cold pressing method, after Dacian technique. The organic mix obtained provides happiness! Because it shows our respect for nature, the raw food for our immortal souls.
“Zamolxis which is our king, proves that is a God as just as it is, not appropriate to try to cure the eyes without the head healed or heal his head without taking into account the body, more so, we should not try to heal the body without trying to heal the soul. The reason that most diseases are not subject for Helladic art doctors is that they ignore the whole you should care for, and if the whole is not doing well, cannot go well in any other side. So said my Thracian, from soul starts the bad and the good health of your body, as for the whole human; from there they begin, as from the head proceed all those regarding the sight.” Plato

 

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Mărţişor, Year’s Rope in Daco-Romanian Folklore


Mărţişor is a talisman (amulet) made of knitted threads (wool, cotton or silk). Nowadays, the most popular version of it is made of red and white threads. Mărţişor tradition is very old, and, according to the archaeological research, it is traced more than 8 000 years ago.

Initially, the Mărţişor string used to be called year’s rope (‘’funia anului’’ in Daco-Romanian), made by black and white wool threads, representing the 365 days of the year.
‘’The Year’s Rope’’ was the link between the winter and the summer, black and white representing the opposition and also the unity of the contraries: dark & light, cold & warmth, death & life.
‘’Mărţişor’’ is the thread of the days of the year, spinned up by Baba Dochia (baba = old lady), likewise the thread of man’s life, which is spinned up at birth by the Fates (Ursitoare).

White is the symbol of purity, the sum of all the colours, the light, while Black is the colour of origins, of distinction, of fecundation and fertility, a colour of the fruitful soil. White is the sky, the Allfather, while Black is the mother of all, Mother Earth.
Red and white are also the complementary colours present in all the key traditions of the Daco-Romanian folklore.

Mărţişor, marţ and mărţiguş are all names for the red and white (or black and white, also blue and white) string, from which usually a small decoration is tied, and which is offered by people on the 1st day of March. Giving this talisman to other people is an old custom, and it is believed that the one who wears the red and white string will be powerful and healthy for the year to come. It is also a symbol of the coming spring. Usually, women wear it pinned to their blouses for the first 12 days of this month, until other certain spring celebrations, or until the bloom of certain fruit-trees. In some regions, a gold or silver coin is hanged from the string, which they wear it around the neck. After wearing it for a certain period of time, they buy red wine and sweet cheese with the coin, according to the belief that their faces would remain beautiful and white as cheese, and rubicund as the red wine, for the entire year.

George Coşbuc stated, in a research over the Mărţişor tradition, that it is a symbol of fire and light, a symbol of the Sun. Not only the colours, but also the traditional silver coin hanged up from the thread is associated to the Sun. White, the colour of the silver, is also a symbol of power, force. This is only one of the reasons why the Mărţişor is a sacred amulet. The round form of the coin is associated with the round form of the Sun, while the material of it, silver, is associated with the Moon. This is, again, the unity of the masculine and feminine principles, and the eternal movement of the matter.

In the Daco-Romanian folklore, the seasons are attributed symbolic colours: spring is red, summer is green or yellow, autumn is black, and winter is white.
This is why one can also say that the Mărţişor thread, knitted in white and red, is a symbol of passing, from the white winter, to the lively spring, associated with fire and blood.

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In modern times, the Mărţişor lost most of its talisman properties and became more of a symbol of friendship and love, appreciation and respect. The black threads were replaced with red, but the delicate wool ropes are still a ‘cottage industry’ among the country-side people. They still comb out the wool, dye the floss, and twist it into thousands of tassels. In certain areas the amulets are still made with black and white ropes, forwarding off the evil!

It is a tradition in Romania, Moldova, and all territories inhabited by Romanians, or Daco-Romanians, and also Aromanians. Similar customs are found in Bulgaria (Martenitsa), Macedonia, Albania, Italy.

The Thracians also used to celebrate the New Year’s Eve on the first day of March, month which took the name of the god Marsyas Silen, the inventor of the pipe (fluier, traditional musical instrument), whose cult was related to the land and vegetation. The spring celebrations, of flowers and nature fertility, were consecrated to him. So, the New Year celebrated on the first day of March is the rebirth of nature.

In the time of the Dacians, the spring symbols were confectioned during the winter and worn only after 1st of March. At that time, Mărţişoarele were made of small river pebbles, coloured in white and red, stringed on a thread and worn around the neck. According to other sources, the Mărţişors were made of coins hanged on thin wool threads, coloured in black and white. The type of the coin (gold, silver, or bronze) used to indicate the social statute.
Mărţişor was worn to bring good luck and also good weather. The amulets were considered to bring fertility, beauty and to protect against sunburn. They were worn until the trees started to bloom, ad then they were hanged on their branches.

Agrarian New Year

In some territories, Daco-Romanians still celebrate the Agrarian New Year in spring, but also the amulet was a gift offered by the womens to mans. The days at the beginning of March (Martie, in Romanian) are considered days of a new beginning. So, before the 1st of March, especially women use to chose one day from the first 9; judging by how the weather is on the chosen day, they know how the new year will be for them. In some places, young men find out, in a similar way, how their wives are going to be. The days at the beginning of March are called Baba Dochia’s Days, Baba Dochia being an image of the Great Earth Goddess.

Happy New Year!
Thraciana

Simp Atica Vibe


 

Long gone, so alone, words are used to travel back home,

To stay here alive, when all bad it’s done

Come along, follow signs, come along.

 

Step two, dance on tradition, and remember the colors of rain,

Accepting vibrations that change inner feelings,

All the same, we are, all the same.

 

Fly deep, breath high, dare to explore the unconscious of mind,

Deep-dark is the ocean when we have it all without knowing,

We can rise, we can learn, we can fly.

 

Design happiness, it shines from the nature, we are all here to enjoy.

Let go all the feelings that moves so fast, keep your love

Anytime, anywhere, everlast.

Time to be


 

I choose to be that minority, which uses its own brain in quietly, no time to waste and watch TV

No show to choose, no war to ignore, time it’s on me.

 

Go back to my roots, so patiently, to open my eyes and see You and Me, to save my life

From the human I’ll be, in this world of illusions where time it’s free.

 

Keep the distance from You I’ve become lately, have no longer same paths

Have just one for me and I follow the dream of an old tree.

 

I walk alone. From this moment it’s Me. Have no longer home with no bricks on the wall

Inside of my soul I’ll stay with Me forever, accepting my destiny.

 

The truth is so deep that my eyes can bleed, the brighter the colors more dazzling I walk

Ahead to the white light that I was and see no more You, no more colors, but soon I’ll be free.

 

 

On the mysteries of life and universe


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On the mysteries of life and universe

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by PROF. SCARLAT DEMETRESCU
(1939)

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“Do not think we know everything that surrounds us. Even in the physical – tangible, visible and researched with our senses – to spend a lot of phenomena to which we remain ignorant, because Our senses are bounded, not known to us. For example, is a statue before us. Shed light waves reflected on this form and come to our eyes, where are submitted the center of sight on the cortex, hence the heart and soul through our consciousness, spirit, translate these vibrations into color and form.

But did we know everything about this light? No, and here’s why.
It is known that the light that washes with vibration the surface of the earth, comes from the sun. If we pass through a prism a ray of light, we see that it is decomposed into several colored strips, which were a screen, we give the solar spectrum, composed of seven colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue,indigo and violet. That’s all we can see with our both eyes. However, the truth is that strip of light give rise, passing through a prism, and other colors, some before red – infrared, and others beyond violet – ultraviolet. Indeed, if we put a lens in the cavity right before the red and sit in the focus of this lens a piece of phosphorus, we see that the phosphorus ignites because obscure rays, invisible to our eyes, passing through the lens, focused, have come under as heat, sparking phosphorus. Therefore, before producing the red, the heat-wave vibrations existed.
If we end spectrum and a mask with him a plate greased with a cyanide solution potassium, we see how this board will light under the action of ultraviolet rays.
Therefore, there is color infrared and ultraviolet sun rays, invisible to our eyes, but discernible by their effects.

As our eye sees only within certain limits, our ears hear not only sounds produced in air with a frequency between 32-36.000 vibration per second. However the physical nature surrounding producing high frequency vibration of 36,000 Hz and lower than 32 Hz, but our ears do not perceive them, not hear, like did not exist.
Hence we conclude that we are washed from all the vibrations – some submitted by air, others sent by air – but we know that because we do not have organs suitable to receive them.
So for example electricity – of which which is transmitted through the ether – is from 1,046,000 to to 35,000 million vibrations per second. Electric fluid which runs on electrical wires is not seen of our eye, because its vibrations have a frequency very high. But once electricity encounter resistance in its path – a light bulb filament – the number of vibrations through the ether falls between 350 million and 760 million of vibrations per second, the filament is bright and our eyes see the light.

Until now, 63 types of vibration are known, which include radio waves, waves nancy, where x, y, etc.. Of these, we do not perceive than eight categories, therefore we know too little.
Suppose that the optic nerve sensitivity would have gained so far, of course I have no knowledge of sunlight, the atmosphere around us is dark. To suppose now that the eye nerve should be impressed by electric waves, in which case we see all around us through light emitted by electrons that surround us on all sides. Thus it would be for us, no night or day, but still light, so long as the electrons will always be driven in the vortex motion infinitely fast to their rotation and revolution. …”

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Presented by Thraciana
Original post @ http://www.myspace.com/thraciana

Aqua for Life. Photos.


Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter. ~Ansel Adams

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Celebrating the most meaningful language in our existence. Româna.


 

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Since August 31, 1989, when the Latin graphic writing was (re)adopted, Basarabia (Moldova) celebrates every year the Romanian Language Day, as a national holiday, through a number of cultural events. In Romania the event was manifested in 2006 and 2007, than the project was reloaded in 2011 in 31st of August with great success. The proclamation of the Romanian Language Day, in Romania, still waiting to receive Senate votes in order to become ‘official’.  

The Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR), through the Romanians Abroad Directorate, in partnership with the Action 2012 Civic Platform, made possible the organization of a number of events meant to celebrate the Romanian Language Day on both Prut River banks. Romanian books where donated during this memorable day to our basarabian brothers and sisters.

Performing pro-bono in University Square and celebrating Romanian Language, in downtown Bucharest at 0 KM, on August 31st2011: Grigore Leşe, Iris, Maria Răducanu, Alexandrina Hristov, Raku, El Negro, Trei Parale, Subcarpati, Nimeni Altu’, Morometzii, Butch&Keri, Bitză, Norzeatic and Eugen Simion.

This double-event went from Chisinau to Bucharest and vice versa with the live transmission sponsored and transmitted by the website www.privesc.eu. Photos made by the author in Bucharest, on 31st of August 2011.

Ballad of a Tree


Just give me fresh water to feed my roots

It’s that enough to have some fruits

And let the birds singing in my hands

I’ll sleep during winters to understand

Why humans are treating me so bad,

When I cannot walk and touch other’s hand.

 

Just let me live, to give you fresh air,

I don’t ask for nothing, just leave me here.

My leafs are swinging, than fall, every year,

I’ll give you great colors, you’ll never dream

I’m spreading the story with my brother – wind

Don’t cut me please, just because I breathe and I live.

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