Phoenix the Elder

UPDATE:  Phoenix is on an extended break until after the Autumn Equinox 2020. If you would like to work with her, she works with clients and students 27 years or older, in Six Month increments (once a month sessions) as a master teacher, master healer. She no longer works with apprentices. Also no sliding scale…

When Fairy Tales, Wonder Tales and Magic Tales become real

By Phoenix – I like it when full circles return of any kind, even my own. This is no different for grandmother, who was demoted over three millenniums. By the 12th century her leadership of the world and shamanism cultures were invisible and completely forgotten except for a few old souls that remained. Same is…

Slavic Cuckoo Bird Mysteries

By Phoenix – I often hear very strange and different birds from around the world enter my personal space for specific reasons – but I have never had the Cuckoo Bird. I have had birds and even a manta rays travel as far away as Australia as messengers. Today I was making a folk doll…

Second Moon of Winter 2019

By Phoenix – Greeting dreamers, healers, artists and empaths, we begin our Second Moon of Winter on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. We move from a fire element to an earth element, so our groundedness will be supported energetically. The serious and somber Capricorn moon expresses its opposition in the Cancer energy and that makes for…

Moons of the Winter Solstice

By Phoenix the Elder – The three moons of Winter has many meanings over the millennium, both its light and the harshness of the winter itself. Death is no stranger as a complex symbol from the mundane to the spiritual. In this Illustration shown, death plays with the jester, the magician, sorcerer, clown or trickster…

The Evergreen Cult of Podłaźniczka

By Phoenix – I love trees like many people, but I was born to love evergreens, the large pine, wild cedar, semi desert juniper and fir. In the big trees I love oaks and sequoias and been blessed to live around these forests and meadows with their presence. The Pines and Cedars smell so wonderful…

Behind the Traditional Cloth

By Phoenix the Elder – I ran across some Kursk Embroidery from Russia and these particular designs are called “Months”. Kursk is South of Moscow in Russia near the Ukraine border.  There is a not a definite oral tradition explanation for these but they seem to represent growth of cycles. In nature, there is no seed that…

Winter Solstice 2019 – Marzanna 2020

By Phoenix the Elder – Its that time of year again to honor the Goddess of Winter, the Slavic Marzanna, Morena, Maslenitsa. The archaic night goddess and primal grandmother connection to her shamanistic and animistic mysteries of the past, present and future. These pre-religious rites are still done in very simple ways today and I hope…

First Moon of Winter 2019

By Phoenix the Elder – Happy New Moon Dreamers, Healers and Artists! The first moon of winter begins November 26, 2019 and I hope your last moon was gentle and forgiving. I calculate my “13 Moons of the Year” on seasonal shifts that occurs four times a year. That is the base to be precise (which…

Slavic Domovoi

By Phoenix the Elder – Autumn has come, which means the return of my apprentice’s Domovoi who has a name. He always returns around mid to late Autumn, and comes to my space, not hers. This year was no different and he arrived around the third week of Autumn. In 2015 he knocked on the…

Teas you should be drinking and teas you shouldn’t

Found this to be a good article…  by Albert Lakey and Kitty Jay Once upon a time, tea was considered something special. So special, in fact, that entire blocks of the day were set aside for partaking in the warm, comforting beverage — always prepared with care and only using the finest of ingredients. Times,…

Third Moon of Autumn 2019

By Phoenix the Elder – Greetings dreamers, moon lovers, artists and healers, we are now deepen our experiences as we enter the 3rd and last Moon of Autumn, starting Sunday, October 27, 2019. The moon is sitting at 4° Scorpio this month and anyone who has done this work for two years or more, understands that…

Second Moon of Autumn 2019

By Phoenix the Elder – Greetings and Happy New Moon dream walkers. The next new moon begins on Saturday, September 28, 2019 in the sign of Libra. I am still pondering over how powerful the last three moons in summer were and how many changes have occurred. For newbies or those who need to refresh how…

Transformative Dreaming – Dream Analysis 101, 202 and 303

By Phoenix the Elder – I am a master dreamer and what that means is I have mastered lucid dreaming, astral travel, out of bodies, full out of bodies (death suspension), remote viewing in waking and night dreams in both my mental astral body (dreamer) and my Soul astral body (dreamer) which are very, different bodies….

First Moon of Autumn 2019

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings Dreamers, Healers, Spirit Seekers and Moon Lovers! The summer is coming to its end and I hope that your last moon of summer brought you some wisdom and changes that were healthy. I know they have for me, big changes at the end of the three summer moons….

Thor’s Hammer and the 8th Harmonic

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – Thor’s Hammer is called Mjolnir (pronounced ‘miol-neer’) and is perhaps one of the best known Norse mythology symbols. In astrology the symbolism also matches the Nordic meanings, but has more to do with where we struggle and where fate does not change that struggle, even if you overcome its challenges….

Dreaming Mirrors

By Phoenix the Elder (Compilation and additions) – My intention with this article is not magic, but to inspire being conscious when it comes to rituals, practices and dreaming, especially if these are natural gifts. Since we all have past life karma, the complexities of dreaming or those applied to waking dreams (signs, synchronicity and…

The Folklore of Finding

By Phoenix the Elder – Finding things can be fun, sometimes mysterious and even abundant. They can also be very symbolic and a sign of what we are going through. They can also reflect the bigger picture of our life that are reminders of who we are. My eldest sister and I used to take walks…

Third Moon of Summer 2019

By Phoenix the Elder – Greetings Moon Lovers, Healers, Spirit Seekers! We enter our third and last moon of summer on Wed, July 31, 2019 with the Moon and Sun in Leo, conjunct at 8 degrees. This moon ends the six moon Season of Fire, and is also referred to as the Black Moon (third moons…

Cicada Totem

By Phoenix the Elder – Cicadas are very unique because they live in retreat and underground for most of their life. They are active underground, tunneling and feeding and not sleeping nor hibernating as commonly thought. They emerge from the ground as nymphs. Nymphs climb the nearest available tree, and begin to shed their nymph exoskeleton….

Grosbeak Totem

By Phoenix the Elder – I found a Black Headed Grosbeak Feather today after a month of great changes and it is a very welcoming sign today. These bird’s feathers are black and white on their wing and because they are both opposing colors they represent both our moon internal and sun external.  Grosbeaks represent as…

Natural Guidance, Signs, Synchronicity

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – Life will always send us signs and synchronistic events in our life if we pay close enough attention. For those who work with divination, working with lunar intention each new and full moon (working on your stuff) is an internal process and the signs become even stronger, clearer and more…

Bird Folklore of Healing and Death

By Phoenix the Elder –  Birds have been my helpers, my animism souls and my bringers of prophecy my whole life. In Etymology, Avis in Arabic means to fly away in reference to a “bird” and in Greek and Roman Latin it means “Bird”. The more correct Latin is Avis Praeda which means “Bird of…

The Buddha’s Apprentice

By Phoenix the Elder – Many know the second Buddha Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) but not many people know that he was also a Shaman. Like countries and cities split apart, astronomy and astrology split, so did feminine (shamanism of Tibet) split from the masculine (buddhism). Vajra Guru (Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpoche) mantra is – Om Ah…

Nightingale Folklore and Totem

By Phoenix the Elder – A friend of mine shared with me the lore of the Ukrainian Nightingale which I am very grateful. I have smaller birds such as the Mourning Dove and the Nightingales as a totem, and on occasion the Mockingbird on and off through my life. These birds after working with them as…