The Watery Soulful Flight of Sirens and Mermaids

By Phoenix the Elder and contributions – Throughout the long journey of written and image arts mythology, the mermaid and siren have gotten confused sometimes and mixed up with each other and have often criss-crossed through times and eras. There is a reason for this when it comes to women’s history and its recording… bascially […]

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Cicada Totem

By Phoenix the Elder – 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 exoskeleton. […]

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Groundhog Woodchuck Marmot Totem

By Phoenix the Elder – All Animals, Birds, Insects and Oceanids do not come randomly as totems to us. 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 come to us with a purpose, to […]

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Mythical Swans

By Phoenix the Elder – 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 Dreams that I […]

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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 […]

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Cult of the Bird Women

By Phoenix the Elder – 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 about […]

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Elder Mountain Dreaming is now under Construction over the next six months. I offer right now only my ancient lunar work-study by Subscription; I am also adding (eventually) an ongoing Podcast that is five wise women, a multi-generational podcast (three millennial women, a genxer (me) and a baby boomer) to speak in a roundtable about […]

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Totems of Swan Lake, Swan River and the Celestial Swan Ocean

By Phoenix the Elder – I have had many mystical experiences in my life and still do and one of them was with two celestial swans. The night my mother died, I was at her home with her and I dreamed as she was preparing to leave her body in death. In my dream it […]

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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 is basically the function of the dormant side of one part of the human soul. It goes much deeper […]

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