The Evergreen Cult of Podłaźniczka

By Phoenix – I love trees like many people, and I especially love evergreens, the large pine, wild cedar, semi desert juniper. In my hard trees I love big oaks and sequoias. The Pines and Cedars smell wonderful and as you may know, are great medicine trees. I love when I am in a Pine…

Behind the Traditional Cloth

By Phoenix – I ran across some Kursk Embroidery from Russia and these particular designs are called “Months”. Kursk is South of Moscow in Russia near the Ukraine border.  There is a not a definite oral tradition explanation for these but they seem to represent growth of cycles. In nature, there is no seed that grow…

Marzanna 2019 / 2020 Winter Slavic Ritual

By Phoenix – Its almost that time of year again to honor the Goddess of Winter, the Slavic Marzanna, an archaic night goddess and primal connection to her shamanistic and animistic mysteries of the past, present and future. These pre-religious rites are still done in very simple ways today and I hope you join us…

First Moon of Winter 2019

By Phoenix the Elder – Happy New Moon Dreamers, Healers and Artists! The first moon of winter begins November 26, 2019 and I hope your last moon was gentle and forgiving. I calculate my “13 Moons of the Year” on seasonal shifts that occurs four times a year. That is the base to be precise (which…

Slavic Domovoi

By Phoenix the Elder – Autumn has come, which means the return of my apprentice’s Domovoi who has a name. He always returns around mid to late Autumn, and this year was no different. In 2015 he knocked on the glass window really loud, we opened the window, spoke out loud thanking him for returning…

Teas you should be drinking and teas you shouldn’t

Found this to be a good article…  by Albert Lakey and Kitty Jay Once upon a time, tea was considered something special. So special, in fact, that entire blocks of the day were set aside for partaking in the warm, comforting beverage — always prepared with care and only using the finest of ingredients. Times,…

Third Moon of Autumn 2019

By Phoenix – Greetings dreamers, moon lovers, artists and healers, we are now deepen our experiences as we enter the 3rd and last Moon of Autumn, starting Sunday, October 27, 2019. The moon is sitting at 4° Scorpio this month and anyone who has done this work for two years or more, understands that Scorpio…

Second Moon of Autumn 2019

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – Greetings and Happy New Moon dream walkers. The next new moon begins on Saturday, September 28, 2019 in the sign of Libra. I am still pondering over how powerful the last three moons in summer were and how many changes have occurred. For newbies or those who need…

Spiritual Initiations of Neptune, Pisces Moon or Neptune in the 12th House

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – Most of my website is the expressions of my fated North Node in the 12th house, conjunct Neptune and Jupiter (who is the old ruler of Pisces) in the sign of Scorpio. Yes that is a full sentence of etheric, mystical depth into the frightful Scorpio realms of the deepest collective…

Transformative Dreaming – Dream Analysis 101, 202 and 303

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – I am a master dreamer and what that means is I have mastered lucid dreaming, astral travel, out of bodies, full out of bodies (death suspension), remote viewing in waking and night dreams in both my mental astral body (dreamer) and my Soul astral body (dreamer) which are…

First Moon of Autumn 2019

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings Dreamers, Healers, Spirit Seekers and Moon Lovers! The summer is coming to its end and I hope that your last moon of summer brought you some wisdom and changes that were healthy. I know they have for me, big changes at the end of the three summer moons….

Thor’s Hammer and the 8th Harmonic

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 to us, and to be a birth totem, you would have to see them every year, month or week the rest of your life and that can only be determined by hindsight. Totems they come to us…

Mesopotamia and all of its Splendor and its Karma

Contributions and additions by Phoenix of Elder Mountain –  I post this article which is a compilation of many sources and added my wisdom to it. I ran across the asteroid Ashurbanipal in astrology of the Mesopotamian King Ashurbanipal and it is conjunct my South Node exactly @ 5 Taurus…. The nobles are deep in sleep, the bars of the…

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…