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Vernacular Fiction and Celestial Script: A Daoist Manual for the Use of Water Margin

By Mark Meulenbeld, Department of Chinese Culture, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China – Religions 2019. MDPI Open Access Journals. © 2019 by the author. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY), I acquired this manual […]

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Animism
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The Afterlife and the Black Cormorant

By Phoenix the Elder – The Black Cormorant has appeared in my space since the Spring Moons started (end of winter, beginning of spring, Pisces Moon) for the first time in my life. I am doing a two moon detox and I figured its that and Neptune coming to my natal moon. Shifting the Air […]

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animal speak
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Pelican Spirit and Wisdom: The Water Bird’s of Silent Reflection

By Phoenix the Elder – In my spirit and soul animal relationship as a shaman, I not only with my own personal animism souls have mystical experiences for decades, but also have helpers in nature – such as birds, wasps, insects, animals and oceanids etc., which I have been blessed with this lifetime as messengers […]

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1st Full Moon of Spring
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I-CHING: The First Day of Spring

By Phoenix the Elder – Dear Dreamers, you have burned your Marzanna today, releasing all of last year and the aspects of the past 13 moons that you have accomplished. Congratulations. Now we begin our rebirth our new year according to nature’s laws of the four Seasons (rather than human laws). After I burned my Marzanna, […]

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Waxing Like the Moon: Women Folk Healers in Rural Western Ukraine

By Sarah D. Phillips, University of Indiana – Once a woman came to see me… she says to me, “I can’t sleep, and I’m so weak.” I asked her, “Did something frighten you?” “No,” she didn’t want to tell me. I began to pour the wax, I said, “Something has frightened you—either a man, or […]

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animals
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Turtle & Tortoise Mysticism

By Phoenix the Elder – I received my auspicious 13 Turtle Shells where winter and spring doors met (as a gifts from the earth and the turtles) and want to share some Turtle symbolism from around the world. These turtles were gifts to me (and they were all healthy and fully eaten inside) by either […]

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1st Moon of Spring
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First Moon of Spring 2021

By Phoenix the Elder – Greetings and Blessings on the First Moon of Spring Dreamers! We all made it through another long Season of Night (autumn/winter)! This moon cycle in particular is both an ending moon and the new rebirth moon. This is because we don’t have a 13th moon this cycle year (we will […]

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3rd Moon of Winter
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Third Moon of Winter 2021

By Phoenix the Elder – Greetings Dreamers, Healers and Spiritual Seekers! We enter our 3rd and last New Moon of Winter on Thursday, February 11, 2021 @ 1:05 pm (cst). This is also our fifth of six 23° degrees moons which contains the largest amount of energy in a tense bucket. Full Moon will be […]

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Chinese Shamanism

By Phoenix the Elder – When I share my stories, it is in the oral tradition of my teachings as a shaman and I don’t teach apprentices how to be a shaman, that is impossible. I teach them how to heal themselves. Most people are used to storytelling and also indigenous stories of creation or […]

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2nd New Moon of Winter
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Second Moon of Winter 2021

By Phoenix the Elder – Dear Dreamers, hello and I wish you a very grounded new moon cycle. We now begin our Second Moon of Winter, the Midwinter on January 12/13, 2021. Our long winter’s nap is in its fulness now until the Spring Equinox. Be kind to yourself, get your rest, dream a lot […]

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Sacred Wind Spirit

I have shared one Finnish Wind mythology, an Ancient Egyptian Wind and a Greek Wind mythology in this share. Being a mythologist, I know from memories of my experiences and journeys this lifetime where I experience the mystical and then must do research after in many cultures writing on the remembrance of when we used […]

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