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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Chaos Magik

When we have order, we don’t need anything to humble ourselves. When everything is expected, there is nothing to expect and therefor no magic. When we are frightened or in pain we do have something to lose that is precious, and we are humbled enough to find inner strength. This makes us powerful and this […]

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“Owl” Women

Pina Menichelli was born Giuseppa Iolanda Menichelli in 1890, in the village of Castroreale, Messina, in Sicily, the second child in a family of actors.  Her mother Francisca had taken up the profession after watching her own older brother, defy their parents who wanted him to follow the intellectual path of his uncle Don Gioacchino Ventura, an academic, an author and lecturer on politics […]

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The Midnight Sun – A Generous Invitation to the Marriage of the Spirit and the North Winds. Slavic & Balkan Traditions of Kolyadky & Auseklis

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain and other contributors, edited by Sarah Burnt Stone – The Midnight Sun in the pre-pagan traditions of the Moon Cultures which includes the pre-shamanism cultures of the Dreamers. The Moon lights our way through the Winter which is all year long…The Languages of  symbolism is very deep, rich and very […]

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Didukh

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

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Artist and Graphic Designer Maria Menshikova

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