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Dark Goddess
Elder Mountain Dreaming

Timeless Egyptian Goddess Rituals

By Phoenix the Elder – Why do some of us honor the Goddess and others do not, or say she isn’t real as a diety compared to the patriarch’s god. Why do some have altars to Goddesses to help them through their spiritual journey and others would never do such a thing? Well anyone who […]

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Chinese
Elder Mountain Dreaming

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

Introduction: Bugang is the “pacing the Stars of the Big Dipper” which combines two Chinese words, bu meaning to step; tread; or pace (off)” and gang 罡 which means the “Big Dipper ( stars in the handle of the Big Dipper”). The variant bugang 步綱 “pacing the guideline”, uses a different gang word 綱 “headrope […]

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Animism
Elder Mountain Dreaming

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
Elder Mountain Dreaming

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
Elder Mountain Dreaming

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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Divination
Elder Mountain Dreaming

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 – After recieving a peace in winter under a peach tree, I received an auspicious 13 Turtle Shells where winter and spring doors met two weeks before the Spring Equinox (as a gifts from the earth and the turtles). I wanted to share some Turtle symbolism from around the world, espcially […]

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1st Moon of Spring
Elder Mountain Dreaming

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
Elder Mountain Dreaming

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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