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Born Ilya Cherkasov
(1973-10-08) 8 October 1973 (age 40)
Moscow, Russia
Nationality Russian
Education Moscow State University
Occupation Volhv, author, artist, poet, teacher, lecturer, philosopher
Years active 1996–present
Home town Moscow
Religion Rodnovery
Spouse(s) Lada (1998-present)

Volhv Veleslav (Cryllic: Волхв Велеслав, [often shortened to Влх. Велеслав (Vlh. Veleslav)], real name Ilya Cherkasov (Cryllic: Илья Черкасов), also commonly known as V.L.S.L.V. and born October 8, 1973, is one of Russian Rodnover priest. Author, artist, poet, teacher, lecturer, philosopher, and founder of Rodolubie (Rodoljub) and the Veles Circle,[1] his early works form the basis of Slavic neopaganism and its reconstruction.

He is the author of many books on Russian and Slavic traditions, such as The Doctrine/Teachings of the Magi: The White Book (2007, 2nd ed. 2010), The Black Book of Mary (2008), Living Vedas of Russ: Revelations Native Gods (2008), and the Book of Veles's Tales, amongst many others.

He is featured performing a speech on Noch Velesova, a 2009 DVD by the band Arkona.

His artwork is featured in the 2012 book Родные Боги в творчестве славянских художников by Dr. Pavel Tulaev.[2]


[3][4] Since childhood, he was fond of history and enthusiastically read Russian folk tales and epics. In school, he attended the "School of the young historian" at the Moscow State University. And leaving for the summer holidays to the village of Semenovskoe near Tver), he listen with great stories of old "former life", gathered local folklore - songs, stories, plots, bylichki and legends. In seeking an answer to the question about the meaning of life, sooner gone into independent spiritual quest.

In 1990 he graduated from high school, but instead to go to MSU for historical or philosophical faculty was expected his family and friends, has announced that he is not interested in a career scientist, historian or philosopher, as they "speak of truth, not knowing her, "with his own hands sewed herself Russian burlap shirt, stopped eating meat and cut their hair, do yoga and other spiritual practices. At that time in Russia there are many different sects and spiritual teachings, began to gain momentum ROC. Veleslav communicate with their followers, was interested in the essence of their teachings, but not joined to any of them, considering that the "Truth is realized in the heart, and not to follow any doctrine, church dogma or partial view of a religious leader."

In 1992, in "samizdat" his first book - "The Doctrine of the Heart." Soon Veleslava gathered around a small group of like-minded people united by a spiritual quest.

February 24, 1998 together with like-minded Veleslav announced the creation of the Russian-Slavic Rodnovercheskoy Communities "Rodoljub"[5] and a spiritual and educational society "Satya Veda" (Sanskrit, "True Knowledge"), during the first year of operating as a single unit .

According to Veleslav,

the official date of our community - February 24, 1998. This followed a period of relatively short duration (one year), but very significant for results. It was at this time laid the foundation for future community: develop and maintain a ritual practice, formed worldview ... May 12, 1998 was made the first public ceremony of the reconstructed houses of the near Teply Stan. The ritual began with the worship of Veles - Slavic God of Wisdom, Spiritual Patron of the community, and was aimed at the reunification of the participating forces with Native Gods (a year pagan temple was desecrated by Christians: ritual statue of Veles was overthrown in running near a stream, stone Alatyrny svorochen and launched from the mountain , the remaining logs are cut "Orthodox" crosses, etc., which caused us to equip a new temple in the more distant from the beaten track where it still stands today).[6]

In 1999 Veleslav together with a group of Commonwealth Communities creates "Veles Circle"[1] exists today, the objectives of which are:

  1. Restoration, conservation and enhancement of the spiritual heritage of their ancestors;
  2. Practical development and implementation of the Volkhov Knowledge (Vedaniya);
  3. Research and spiritual outreach.

Written works[edit]

Under the name Veleslav[edit]

  • «Доктрина Сердца» (1992) - The Doctrine of the Heart
  • «Зов Гипербореи» (1998); - Call of Hyperborea
  • «Се Русь — Сурья» (1998); - Behold Russia - Surya
  • «Традиция» (1999); - Tradition
  • «Родолюбие» (1999); - Rodoljub
  • «Противостояние», изд. под псевдонимом Евпатий Коловрат (1999); - Confrontation, ed. pseudonymous Yevpaty Kolovrat
  • «Средь лесов Славянских» (1999); - Slavonic among forests
  • «Роса на мече» (1999); - Rosa on the sword
  • «Книга Травы. Стезя» (1999); - The Book of Herbs. Path
  • «Коло славим!» (1999); - Kolo glory!
  • «Песни Светославия» (2000); - Svetoslav Songs
  • «Пить из Реки Жизни. Книга Родосвета» (2000); - Drinking from the River of Life. Rodosveta book
  • «Книга Пустоты» (2000); - The Book of the Void
  • «Искон Веры-Веды. Книга Родосвета. Книга Святогора» (2001); - ancestral faith-Veda. Rodosveta book. Svyatogora book
  • «Родные Боги» (2001); - Native Gods
  • «Родноверческий Искон» (2002); - Rodnoverchesky primordial
  • «В защиту Древней Веры...» (2002); - In defense of the ancient faith ...
  • «Тризна по Б.А. Рыбакову» (2002); - Trizna by BA Rybakov
  • «Обрядник» (2003); - Obryadnik
  • «Велес» (2003); - Velez
  • «Перун» (2004); - Perun
  • «Ярило» (2004); - Yarylo
  • «Мара» (2004); - Mara
  • «Книга Велесовых Сказов. Русские Веды: Голубиная Книга» (2005, 2 nd ed. 2009); - The Book of Veles's Story/Tales. Russian Vedas Dove Book
  • «Вещий Словник» (2005); - Prophetic Slovnyk
  • «Русское Родноверие. Родные Боги, Мудрословие, Обряды», совместно со Ставром (2005); - Russian Rodnoverie. Native Gods Mudroslovie, Rites ", together with Stavrou
  • «Малый Велесов Сонник. Короб Снов», совместно с влх. Богумилом (2005); - Small Veles dream interpretation. Box of Dreams, "with vlh. Bogumilom
  • «"Велесова Книга": Боги и Предки», совместно с влх. Богумилом (2006); - Veles Book: Gods and ancestors, with vlh. Bogumilom
  • «Книга Мудрости Вещего» (2006); - Prophetic Wisdom
  • «Шуйный путь: Книга Нави» (2006); - Шуйный путь: Book Navi
  • «Родовой Искон» (2006); - Generic native
  • «Веда Заговоров: (Славянский Заговорник)» (2007); - Veles Plot: Slavic Zagovornik
  • «Славянская Книга Мёртвых» (2007); - Slavonic Book of the Dead
  • «Веда Нави: Чёрный Заговорник» (2007, 2 nd ed. 2010) - Veda Navi: Black Zagovornik
  • «Книга волховских толкований», совместно с влх. Богумилом (2007); - The Book of Volkhov interpretations," with vlh. Bogumilom
  • «Учение волхвов: Велесова Мудрость в Кощный век» (2007); - The Doctrine of the Magi: The Wisdom On Veles in the Koschny Century
  • «Учение волхвов: Белая Книга» (2007, 2 nd ed. 2010); - The Doctrine/Teachings of the Magi: The White Book
  • «Живые Веды Руси: Откровения Родных Богов» (2008); - Living Vedas of Russ: Revelations Native Gods
  • «Чёрная Книга Мары» (2008); - The Black Book of Mary
  • «Книга Велесовых Радений. Духовные практики и обряды Русско-Славянского Родноверия» (2008) И др. - The Book of Veles zeal. Spiritual practices and rituals Russian-Slavic Rodnoverie
  • «Книга Родной Веры», в 2-х тт. (2009) - First Book of Faith, in 2 vols.
  • «Родные Боги Руси» (2009) - Native Gods of Russia
  • «Книга Велесовых радений» (2009) - Book of Veles Rites
  • «Основы родноверия. Обрядник. Кологод» (2010) - Fundamentals Rodnoverie. Obryadnik. Kologod
  • «Духовное Самопознание» (2010) - Spiritual Self
  • «Шуйный путь: чёрная книга нави» (2011) - Шуйный путь: The Black Book of the Navi [NOTE: 'Шуйный путь' remains untranslated to distinguish it from the Shuyngj Way within Odinism].
  • «Книга Великой Нави: Хаософия и Русское Навославие» (2011) - The Book of the Great Navi: Хаософия (The Wisdom of Chaos [Chaosophy]) and Russian Навославие (Praising of the Navi)
  • «Учение Великого Совершенства: Откровение Горного Алтая» (2012) - Teachings of the Great Perfection: Revelation of the Altai Mountains
  • «Солнце Героев (Северный дневник)» (2013) - "Sun Heroes (Northern Diary)"[7][8]
  • Etc. (И др)

Under the name Satyavan[edit]

He has written several books on Advaita Saiva Dharma (the teachings of non-dual Shaivism) and Tantra under the pseudonym Satyavan (from Sanskrit. Satya - "The Truth"). Under the publishing house Сатья-Веда (Satya-Veda).

  • "Кали-видья" (Kali-vidya) - 2003
  • "Пурна-Адвайта" (Purna Advaita) - 2003, The book contains treatises Satyavan revealing basis Advaita Shaivism (non-dual Shaivism). World of all living things!
  • "Шива-видья" (Shiva Vidya) - 2003

Moscow Institute of humanities studies

  • "Калагни-тантра" (Kalagni Tantra) - 2007, Your attention is elected by Tantric treatises Satyavan and Saiva Dharma Advaita (nondual Shaivism), reveal one of the important parties Satya Sanatana Dharma (Eternal True Dharma).


  1. ^ a b "Information In English - The Veles Circle - Велeсов круг". Retrieved 2013-09-07. 
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  3. ^ See 2012 book "Родные Боги в творчестве славянских художников" by Pavel Tulaev for biography. Russian, English
  4. ^ "07 Ноября Встреча с Компетентным Человеком. "Славянская Родная Вера". Волхв Велеслав община "Родолюбие" Москва". Retrieved 2013-09-07. 
  5. ^ "Родолюбие". Retrieved 2013-09-07. 
  6. ^ "Краткая биография волхва Велеслава - Велeсов круг". Retrieved 2013-09-07. 
  7. ^ "Велесова Мудрость в Кощный век - Вышла моя новая книга - Солнце Героев". Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  8. ^ "Wall". 2013-12-22. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 

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