Last year as winter moved into spring, I disturbed a local shaman mid practice just around the corner from where I live under the castle in Brno. I followed his activities capturing photographs of his intricate designs on full display to anyone who might stop for a moment and notice them. I really wanted to meet this man and ask him a bit about what he was doing but the activities ceased suddenly in late spring. The encounter with this shaman, resulted in the book – Chasing the Shaman and its follow up Chasing Dragon’s in Moravia.
Since then, I have kept my eyes open for any further sign of his activities. March 1st is traditionally the day that Vesna, the goddess of Spring, is first welcomed. At the Spring Equinox, her arrival is complete and Morana, goddess of winter, is defeated. So, on March 2nd, in the same spot, I came across a number of things that I think may be down to the shaman celebrating the arrival of Vesna.