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Soul Bearer

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain ~ SOUL – The Water Bearers… There are a few symbols in almost all traditions today, both ancient and archaic times, which represents our feminine sides, called the Soul. Bird symbolism is the oldest on earth and it represents not only our beginner relationship to first soul, the emotional body, […]

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Saami

The Sami people traditionally are known as Lapps or Laplanders and are a indigenous Finno-Ugric people inhabiting and still surviving today in the Arctic area of Sápmi, which encompasses northern Norway, Finland, Sweden and the Kola Peninsula of Russia. Images are the Nomadic Saami children of the late 1800’s Sweden; Saami in the Lavvu circa […]

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Artist and Graphic Designer Maria Menshikova

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Siberian Shaman’s Bird Mask

On some of the drums of the Siberian Shamans, there is an image of a hooked curve and line which symbolizes the Horse, like many Slavic and Balkan traditions which the horse is present in folk art and textiles. The Circles symbolizes both Sun and Moon, and lastly, the Beaks and Eyes of the Bird […]

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Keenahnay

Article by Joshua J. Mark (partial) ~ Cynane (c. 357- 323 BCE, pronounced `Keenahnay’) was the daughter of the Illyrian Princess Audata and King Philip II of Macedon, making her the half-sister of Alexander the Great. Following the Illyrian tradition of women warriors, her mother raised her in the martial arts traditions of the Amazones […]

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Nikolai and Anzhela from the region of Poltava, Ukraine, do the “Kiss a Maiden” Festival, which is to sharpen the riding skills for both. Photo Jay Dickman.

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The Season of Night & The Season of Fire

By Phoenix the Elder – I respect all teachings of earth, and have taken the time to walk through many disciplines of many of them – but not the philosophy, belief systems or knowledge. I have walked outside this perimeter in a slower, more difficult and integrated path along with holistic natural healing that lead […]

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Fire & Water Dreaming

Video by Baba Phoenix – I made this video based on the power and message of this particular song, which is about the great losses that women suffer from men’s wars. With such destruction, to both woman and her family, her husband, brother or even her own rape from the darkest sexual misuses of soldiers […]

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Pinhole Embroidery, Slovak

Pinhole Embroidery example of a Folk Apron, worn over the complete dress, made around Trnava, Slovakia in the beginning of the 20th century (Bratislava.) Tapping embroidery is a process of cutting and then stitching holes from pre-drawn patterns. Holes of various shapes are left blank according to the principles of decorative arts in Eastern Europe, […]

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