Spring’s Rebirth – Slavic and Balkan Pysanky

Compilation by Phoenix of Elder Mountain – The Rites of Spring is about honoring our rebirth and the earth’s rebirth, this has specific rituals that are ancient and help us stay connected to our moon nature, our soul and our emotional nature in a positive way. Here at Elder Mountain we do the ritual of building the…

The Light Side of the Night

The Light side of the Night is the ancient Dreaming cultures and the later Shamanic cultures of earth which were created, lead, nurtured and dominated by the grandmothers. Oh but we fell asleep and when writing came and symbols into writing, she was left out of the stories, the legends and even her names. Only…

What is a Soul Retrieval?

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Soul journeys are dreaming awake visions (psychopomp) to attain and return pieces of our luminous soul body, called the astral body, which has separated, fragmented or damaged by different life situations. Our soul (the part which we incarnated with) is an astral form, made of energy light (like a cloud)…

Pluto’s Cave, Fire and Water Purification Rites

By Phoenix the Elder – I want to preface this article of this ceremony at Pluto’s Cave, located in Juniper Flats National Park, near Mt. Shasta… I have only done two ceremonies in the last thirty years with people outside my circle of apprentices, as a collective Dreamer (shaman). The first was the Wounded Knee areas with…

Inner Child Healing helps prepare for real Soul Retrieval Work

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – The video below, shows a mother and daughter in an artistic portrayal of separation. Separation of mind and emotional body, or in relationships, can leads to rejection and abandonment issues, or phobias, co-dependency and addictions of any kind. Drama-diseases as any 40 year old will tell you, arise at…

Ptaki Mądrości

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Ptaki Mądrości (Birds of Wisdom)…  Now, I shall tell a tale to God and all the Gods, however wise he and his men may be or “think” they may be. The Eagle clutched with his talons onto a colorful Nightingale and bore her aloft into the clouds. When she…

Shoymanas, Rusallias and Sfinte Soimane

On Friday, February 3rd, 2012 Neptune moved into Pisces and will be in its own sign until the beginning of 2026 and will close the door it had opened 2,200 years before in the great circle, which started around 220 bce. What does the weaving of the “Order of the Sphinx”, a bunch of “Balkan…

Karelian Magic

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – The Republic of Karelia is a region in northwest Russia, bordering Finland. Beside Lake Onega, capital city Petrozavodsk is home to cultural artifacts at the National Museum. On an island northeast, Kizhi Museum is an open-air complex of traditional wood buildings. Northwest, Kivach Nature Reserve has pine woods and…

Marzanna – Autumn and Winter Goddess, The Season of Night

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – I resonate with the twins or sisters Marzanna and Dziewanna as a primal connection to reconnect woman to her shamanic mysteries of the entire seasonal year. As a shaman I do this in all my Slavic rituals, its less about human deities and more about healing and the mysterious…

Grandmother’s Ancestors – Siberian Effigies

Article By Olga Gertcyk for the Siberian Times 20,000 year old prehistoric effigies shows people of all ages and the larger figurines of the basic large grandmothers (which in all archeology are so inappropriately called Venus). These Siberian art effigies include men, women, teenagers and children, the new research shows. It’s true that 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. We are born with a small part of our soul, but the remainder is divided up into several pieces from our demonic shadow from our karmic lives, all the way to our…

Mesolithic Shamans and Dreamers

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – More and more on earth, our pre-history grandmothers who ruled the shamanic cultures are being revealed with more ancient artifacts surfacing. Its sad that only University, Archaeologists and Governments get to touch and see and we shamans and indigenous people do not.  I don’t have the opportunity to touch…

Cosmic Egg and the Cult of the Bird Women

The cult of the bird women goes back 300,000 years at the beginning of this larger age, and within that cycle, are four very ancient symbols that are in almost every culture: The Bird (representing our feminine side, our Soul); The Serpent (representing the healing of our Soul, Healing); The Deer or Stag (the path…

Ritualistic Fire

A picture expresses a thousand words and a spiritual image expresses ten-thousand. The composition of this beautiful image depicts a Slavic Pagan Ritual, the day after Hallows Eve (all Souls day). Included are rectangles in the foreground with bowls of water and lighted candles as part of the ritual of calling the souls (ancestors) and…

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 so long ago on earth. The Russian myth explains it as a Mystical Stone of folktale and epic proportions, as the Russians prefer…

Traditional Marzanna, Maslenitsa, Morena, Mara, Marmora – Instructions

By Phoenix at Elder Mountain Dreaming – I first give caution so you can be aware that all Dark Goddess work is challenging when one’s heart has pure intention, rather than selfishness or wanting wisdom without walking the experiences to get it. Night medicines are to releases karmic toxins in a timely and slow manner, and…

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…