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Huldufólk Elves

Hildur is the Queen of the Elves in Iceland and Huldufólk (Icelandic hidden people) from huldu “pertaining to secrecy” and “fólk people” are her elves! Building projects in Iceland are sometimes altered to prevent damaging the rocks where they are believed to live. According to these Icelandic folk beliefs, one should never throw stones because of […]

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Tigers in Tokyo

I call this 13,000 year old shaman’s effigy, the “Heart of the Ancient Tiger” because it has a special meaning for me. I have a very good buddhist, scientist and professional cellist friend from Tokyo, and although I had never had a dreaming with him before (the past twenty years) while he lived in the US, I […]

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Ancestress of the Magical Reindeers

The Ancient Saami – In the Folktales of the Meandash, the Mythic Saami Reindeer people, a Meandash young woman and the mother of Meandash, speak of an old wise and experienced woman (which in ancient Finno-Ugric tradition is a shaman woman). The Meandash-nijt lives in a human form and only becomes a reindeer upon the crossing the river of blood. She settles […]

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Polish Czarownica (Spell Caster) and Folk Magic

Compilation with additions by Phoenix the Elder – Crossroads – As in other European, Western, African, Celtic traditions, the crossroads are a sacred and magical place (in between this world and the energetic world where our soul can travel or seers can see from here exists), where both divination and invocations were uttered and spoken […]

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The Red and Black Dragons – Turkish Folktale

There was once a Padishah who had the misfortune to have all his children stolen as soon as they reached their seventh year. Grief at this terrible affliction caused him almost to lose his reason, ‘‘Forty children have been born to me,’’ said he, ‘‘each seeming more beautiful than the one which preceded it, so […]

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Sewing with Faux Fur

By Editor Liz Johnson – Today’s faux fur gives you the luxurious look and feel of real fur at a fraction of the price and without harming any animals. And, because of recent improvements in fabric manufacturing, it comes in an amazing array of rich colors and lush textures. It truly starts out beautiful on the […]

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Vulture & Bird Thunder Women

Grandmother Shaman (Priestesses) of the Thunderbird, Condor and Vulture Bird Tribes, combing the Goddesses hair (Mother Earth). The image is called the Gundestrup Cauldron, from 200 BCE and 300 CE, a Douter plate, silver, gilded Vessel 3rd Century BCE – The underworld image of a man and dog, at the bottom of the image is the […]

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Magical Realism, Ancient Egyptian Souls and the Mental Bodied Djinn

  By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – The spiritual path and all of it’s difficult dedication is a healing discipline to regain and attain levels of our lost souls through the ages, those fragmented slit offs of our soul’s past lives, our animism fragmented souls of the real archaic teachings of woman. What remains is […]

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