Alatyr – Slavic Magical Legends

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – 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 […]

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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 […]

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Shamanochki Horned Kichka – The Evolution from Grandmother Shaman reduced to Maiden Bride

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – I am particularly interested as a shaman, in my ancestral grandmothers and their ancient prehistoric rituals which were dominant before the 5th through 8th centuries. Before writing, we had art and oral traditions that carried our stories during the long winter moons and the celebrations of life. Much can be seen […]

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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 […]

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Dragon & Thunderbird Drums

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

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The Midnight Sun: A Generous Invitation to the Marriage of the Soul and the North Winds. Traditions of Kolyadki & Auseklis

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming (and other contributors); Edited by Sarah Bernstein – The Midnight Sun is a very ancient tradition of the Moon Cultures. The earlier shamanistic cultures and the dreamers before them carried the symbolism of all things today. For the Moon lights our way through each season in all her images […]

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Chinese Folktale: Sen-Jo & Her Soul Are Separated

Compilation and additions by Phoenix the Elder – “Introduction: I have done a series of compilations on the oldest powerful Chinese Goddesses. In the article’s list, I used the same cover image, so when you scroll through you can identify it. You can also search on the articles page: Chinese Goddess for convenience. As I […]

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Didukh

A Didukh (painted on glass) by Ukraine Artist Oksana Andrushchenko

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