Grosbeak Totem

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – 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. …

Bird Folklore of Healing and Death

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain –As a bird shaman, a very ancient one, 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…

Nightingale Folklore and Totem

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – 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…

Mythical Swans and the Invisible Sun of the Phoenix

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – 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…

Loon Totem

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – 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…

Phoenix the Elder

Phoenix has been committed to her own personal self-healing journey, karmic purifications and self-awareness disciplines for the past 35 years. Equally dedicated to the great care of those she works with. An experienced folk healer, wise counsel, dreamer, astral traveler, seer, remote viewer, oracle, dream medicine healer, astrologer, symbolist, mythologer, moon medicine and teacher of lunar moontime cycles,…