What is a Soul Retrieval

Elder Mountain – Phoenix is a dreamer, and has been leading group and individual soul retrievals all of her adult life, and now that she enters elder, she holds the wisdom and the power of the journey itself. Our soul is alive, it holds our visions and our karma. Our soul lives within us and when it leaves…

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 – Various folk shamanic tradition practices are called Folk Healing, like the Grandmothers in this video (in other traditions its called medicine woman). The Slavs, Balkans and North regions like the Karelians pretty much have the same basic rituals for healing. The feet are important because they are both where…

Marzanna, a Yearly Winter Ritual

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – It is the season of the grandmothers, the season of the night, the snow queen, the bone grandmothers and bone mothers, and we invite you to join us at your private home or your own spiritual circle, to make your Marzanna effigy again this year. Traditionally she is a…

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 the soul which is not our human soul, but our multiple animal, birds, fish, insects and natural phenomena souls called celestial. In other words it is real shape-shifting of our soul that is exterior energetic and dreaming reality and form, rather…

Mesolithic Shamans

  A 9,000 year old shaman’s ritual area of Mesolithic Poland has been found, and led by the researcher Tadeusz Galiński. Located near Bolków in the north west region of Poland near the German border. The Holocene time period, was approximately from 12,000 to 11,500 years ago, at the close of the Paleolithic Ice Age….

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 as a legend lost so long ago on earth. As a keeper of dreams, I have many secrets of the pre-pagan eras and share them when my work…

Transformation from Winter to Spring – Building and burning your Traditional Folk Marzanna, Maslenitsa, Morena, Mara, Marmora

By Phoenix at Elder Mountain Dreaming – A video for the Spring Folk Rituals and Rites of Burning and Drowning my Marzanna in the pond at Elder Mountain.  Marzanna (Polish), Morė (Lithuania), Morena (Czech, Slovak, Russian) and Mara, Maržena, Morana, Moréna and Marmora is a Baltic and Slavic Goddess whose ritual is associated with the seasonal and natural…

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…

Marriage of Body & Soul

As a Folk Healer and Dreamer, I prefer to cover my clients, rather than myself in scarves and shaman clothing, unless its a group seasonal “soul retrieval” because its night time  when I do that. But on personal healing sessions, I prefer to do this because female shaman traditions before 1000 bce were very different than men shaman rituals that have evolved…

Serious Dreamer & Shadow Dream Issues

Dream, Dreams, Dreaming and Dreamtime wise counsel, teaching and guidance with real dream reality issues: For those who wish to work with our master Dreamer (shaman) personally, for any issues around dreams or shadows that walk in-between this world and dream worlds including fears, Phoenix works with both clients and students. Apprentices are for advanced…