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 –  Birds have been my helpers, my animism souls and my bringers of prophecy my whole life. In Etymology, Avis in Arabic means to fly away in reference to a “bird” and in Greek and Roman Latin it means “Bird”. The more correct Latin is Avis Praeda which means “Bird of […]

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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 the last Moon of Spring. I had lots of healing work to put boundaries on shadows in my dreams and was gaining some understanding of the last five year cycle in my dream work. So its no surprise the watery and […]

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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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