The Afterlife and the Black Cormorant

By Phoenix the Elder – The Black Cormorant has appeared in my space since the Spring Moons started (end of winter, beginning of spring, Pisces Moon) for the first time in my life. I am doing a two moon detox and I figured its that and Neptune coming to my natal moon. Shifting the Air […]

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Grosbeak Totem

By Phoenix the Elder – I found a Black Headed Grosbeak Feather today after a month of great changes and it is a very welcoming sign today. These bird’s feathers are black and white on their wing and because they are both opposing colors they represent both our moon internal and sun external.  Grosbeaks represent as […]

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Bird Folklore of Healing and Death

By Phoenix the Elder –  The ancient bird cults of the grandmother is so huge that it would take me three books to explain it all. But since I blog I share in small pieces. Birds have been my helpers, my animism souls and my bringers of prophecy my whole life. In Etymology, Avis in […]

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Nightingale Folklore and Totem

By Phoenix the Elder – A friend of mine shared with me the lore of the Ukrainian Nightingale which I am very grateful. I have smaller birds such as the Mourning Dove and the Nightingales as a totem, and on occasion the Mockingbird on and off through my life. These birds after working with them as […]

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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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Loon Totem

By Phoenix the Elder – I had two loons appear here in the Pacific Northwest at the lake, the last Moon of Spring of 2019. My life was about to change in a great way, completing a twelve year cycle and a larger thirty year cycle healing and spiritual purification. So its no surprise the watery […]

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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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