Groundhog Woodchuck Totem

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming –  All Animals, Birds, Insects and Oceanids do not come randomly as totems, they come with purpose, to help us nature types, healer types, love of earth types who still have a soul connected to them. Those of us who love and respect nature and work at the betterment of…

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…

Elements of Myth – Lunar Flares entering Luminous Phenomena

The Fable and the Myth. Careful discrimination must be made between fable and myth. A fable is a story like the Fox and the Grapes, in which characters and plot, neither pretending to reality nor demanding credence, are fabricated confessedly as the vehicle of moral or didactic instruction. Dr. Johnson narrows still further the scope of the…

Cult of the Bird Women

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – Moon Birds – Song of Slavic Bird Tribe Shaman Women, their Culture, Art and Soul – The cult of the bird women go back to the very beginning of the largest cycle of Soul people on earth, which I estimate at least in this largest cycle (era) to be…

Phoenix the Elder

Phoenix is a Folk Healer, Wise Counsel, Spiritual Warrior, Shaman, Exorcist and Astrologer. She was fated as a Dreamer from birth (last level of a shaman, мечтатель. шаман) and developed her self healing, through the committed focused and disciplined journey of purification of all four bodies. This lead to the opening of her karma in the…

Animism 101

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – An·i·mism is the attribution of the metamorphosis of our many souls, which is not our human soul. There is explanations of animism souls in knowledge form, but as an animism initiator as a shaman for my apprentices, it goes much deeper than that. Its a mystery right and one…

3rd New Moon of Summer

Greetings to my favorite Dreamers, Artists, Mystics, Wolf Mothers and Children of the Moon…  We are entering the 3rd and final moon of Summer which begins Tuesday, August 2, 2016 – Remember that 2 1/2 days before the actual new moon, your synchronicity and signs for the month will start to appear and for the…

She Wolves

“She-wolf”by Slavonic ethno-band “Vedan Kolod” ВеданЪ КолодЪ – Волчица (Russia, Siberia) taken from their album “Wolf’s path” (2008). http://www.vedan-kolod.org.ru: – Song in Rusian, Lyrics in English: In the darkness, its very deep in the Taiga (forest), the Broad Taiga. There’s an Old Tree and under that tired old Tree, the mighty She-Wolf dreams her Dream….

Ukraine’s Night on Bare Mountain

Lysa Hora was the Legend of darkness of the rising powers of men, both pagan and christian, both politician and military at Bare (Bald) Mountain in Kyiv, Ukraine. People tend to think one is good and the other evil, but when you look at the destruction of white, red, black, yellow and brown indigenous cultures,…

Stone Alatyr – Russian Magical Legend

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – The Russian Alatyr Stone, sometimes called the World Mother (Алатырь каменьям – мире мати) is a search for purity and truth and as a legend lost long ago on earth. The Russian myth explains it as a Mystical Stone of folktale and epic proportions, as the Russians prefer to…

Pacific Northwest Thunderbird – Voices of the Wind

Years ago an old man named Too-lux, who was the south wind, was traveling north, and met an old woman named Quootshooi, who was a giantess and he asked her for food, and she gave him a net, telling him she had nothing to eat and that he must try for fish. He succeeded in…

Spring Folk Waters

I love the Spring, equal to all the seasons and the older I get, I find it funny that Spring folklore can sometimes be filled with shadow things equal to autumn or winter. I personally always try to see the corruptions in folktales from my shaman and dreaming perspectives, and to encourage a love of nature, not a place of fear & fright….

Szeptuch Shaman

Grandmothers  return is all about timing and I have found myself not enjoying the Slavic, Balkan and Viking Paganism, because it glorifies the maiden and the male dominance of leadership. I am a great fan of Slavic, Balkan and Viking Folk Healers, Female Shamans, Artists and Rituals that equally includes mothers and grandmothers actually leading ceremonies and leading spiritual teachings for the younger…

Mirror Mirror in my Soul

This is an ancient Etruscan Mirror with a Goddess Figure and engraved scene, bronze, 3rd century BCE. When I teach Symbolism, Dream Symbolism and Mirror work with those who seek me, I teach that our prehistory soul and emotional body must be integrated with personal work in our everyday life. Because when the two our separated, the…

Dragon & Thunderbird Drums

Crow Nation, Native American – Buffalo Shield with Flying Dragon Pawnee, Native American – Ceremonial Thunderbird & Lightening Drum

A Rabbit Totem in the Egyptian Moon?

Hare and Rabbit are two of my helpers as a shaman, not only in the waking, but also in my dreams as night. I have a Lakota friend who is an (animism) Jack Rabbit and very powerful, and has helped me a few times. I had a lot of rabbit symbolism appear in my group…

Shamanic Dances of Romania

Romanian ancient traditions of Dances of Goat, Bear and Creatures called Capra of the Winter Solstice and New Years and are done to clear out shadows and dark spirits. Suceava, Romania, and Bucovina and Moldova. What is really beautiful about this (these) traditions, was when Christian men came into Slavic and Balkan lands and they…

She Bears

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain (Compilation of the Bear Goddesses with personal writings intermixed) – Bear Goddesses Artemis, Artio, Bendis, Callisto, Hekate, Merope, Mielikki, Mi’kmaq Bear, Ursel and Vanth… “You see and hear that not only in Ephesus, but in almost all of Asia, this Paul has persuaded and turned away a considerable number of people, saying…