Phoenix the Elder

Phoenix is a Master Dreamer and Folk Healer who has always committed to her own personal healing journey. In the way of those she has helped over the years, she chose to work with the few and the dedicated. She does not teach workshops nor any public venues and works one on one with people. She…

Thor’s Hammer

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

Compilation and additions by Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – 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 for you. Since we all have past life karma, the complexities of dreaming or those applied to waking dreams (signs, synchronicity and…

The Folklore of Finding

Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – 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…

3rd Moon of Summer 2019

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – 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…

Cicada Totem

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – 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…

Grosbeak Totem

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – 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. …

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 of Elder Mountain –As a bird shaman, a very ancient one, 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…

The Buddha’s Apprentice

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – 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…

Nightingale Folklore and Totem

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – 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…

Groundhog Woodchuck Totem

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming –  All Animals, Birds, Insects and Oceanids do not come randomly as totems, they come with purpose, to help us nature types, healer types, lover of earth types, connected to them. Those of us who love and respect nature and work at the betterment of our own nature, tend to…

Mythical Swans and the Invisible Sun of the Phoenix

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – I am a dreamer and when I was 32 years old, my mother died (1990). I was spending the night at her home. That night as she slowly departed I had my first real Spirit Dream and that was the basis to know the few and powerful Spirit…

2nd Moon of Summer 2019

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming: Lunar Workstudy: Greetings Dreamers, Artists, Healers and Moon Lovers and blessings to you on this New Moon. The 2nd new moon of Summer and a Solar Eclipse begins Tuesday, the 2nd of July, 2019 @ 10 degrees Cancer. Eclipses add an extra layer of perception and for some of us, this is…

Karmic Dept and The Halls of Amenti

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming  – I have had many mystical experiences this lifetime, for most of my life and each one was either shadowy, demonic or the light and divine and the more I awakened, the more they were both present at the same time. I learned when I was younger that one…

First Moon of Summer 2019

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – Summer has officially started and I am happy you are here with us for another moon cycle! We start our first Summer Moon on Monday June 3, 2019 in Gemini (at 12°). Followed by a Sagittarius Full Moon on June 17, 2019 (at 25°). The Summer Solstice is Thursday…

Loon Totem

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – I had two loons appear here in the Pacific Northwest the last Moon of Spring. I had lots of healing work to put boundaries on shadows in my dreams and was gaining some understanding of the last five year cycle in my dream work. So its no surprise…

Elements of Myth – Lunar Flares entering Luminous Phenomena

The Fable and the Myth. Careful discrimination must be made between fable and myth. A fable is a story like the Fox and the Grapes, in which characters and plot, neither pretending to reality nor demanding credence, are fabricated confessedly as the vehicle of moral or didactic instruction. Dr. Johnson narrows still further the scope of the…

3rd Full Moon of Spring 2019

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – I don’t normally write a Full Moon Workstudy that accompanies the New Moon cycle, but felt it was important this month. We are half way through our moon cycle now and the Full Moon in Scorpio is Saturday, May 18, 2019. I walk a path of the reversed eureka effect…

Water and Science

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Water 101 – Dr. Masaru Emoto back in late 1990s wrote a book from his experiments of attaching different messages (words) and taped these words to the bottles filled with with water samples to see what crystals formed. He tested under a microscope how the crystals would appear negative or…

Magic Wand

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Do you have a wand? How do you use it in your healing path, and what does it mean to you personally? I made a wand when Harry Potter came out and I used it when I did blessings, but that was very rare. It was my first wand…

3rd Moon of Spring 2019

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Happy New Moon beautiful Dreamers, Healers, Water, Fire and Moon Lovers! Our last New Moon of Spring begins Saturday, May 4, 2019 @ 3:45 pm, Pacific Dreamtime. The Full Moon will be May 18th. For newbies, please read the lunar work-study directions here. Each moon after the Eclipse of…