Lilith the Wise Old Owl

By Phoenix the Elder – I’ve had two important astrology teachers this lifetime, first my sister who I adore and introduced me to the local astrological chapter when I was in high school. She always opened me up to new paths including Demetra George, my other astrology teacher. My sister and I both attended her […]

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Mesopotamian Goddess Geštinanna

Compilation by Phoenix the Elder with her additions– Geštinanna is an early Goddess from Southern Mesopotamia which goes back to about 2540 bce in Sumeria. She is associated with the psychopomp dreaming and a dream interpreter. A goddess of agriculture and fertility as a mother goddess and sister of Dumuzid, the Shepherd God. Known also […]

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Slavic Goddesses

Phoenix of Elder Mountain – When personal web pages were new in the early 90s, you could find any goddess you wished, or many of their names on the web, and there were tens of thousands, Now, everything that was, is practically gone, people moved on, or web servers close down or women’s websites were […]

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Zwezda Dnierca, Zwezda Wieczorniaia, and Zwezda Polnoca

The Zorya are the three Slavic Mythological Guardian (warrior) Goddesses, known as the Auroras. They guard and watch over the doomsday hounds (shadow people) who threatens to eat the constellations of the Great Bear and the Little Bear (Ursa Major & Minor).  If the chain breaks loose, the earth’s time is said to end and […]

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Burning of Marzanna – Spring 2019

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming (and compilations of information) – We are at the Spring Equinox and its time to burn our Marzanna. Each year in the tradition the rite involves the preparing of an effigy in female clothing and then her completion. The tradition of burning or drowning (Jare Święto) the effigy of Marzanna […]

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Mother of Goddess – Matushka Zemlia

Matushka ZemliaPoem by Phoenix of Elder Mountain Blessings upon me from the Mother of the Moist Earth from whom my Soul and the Children of the Souls are all born. I take your hand as you are the binding that weaves the river into matter, into me. There is nothing false about any Mother Goddess and all […]

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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 […]

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A Rabbit Totem in the Egyptian Moon?

Hare and Rabbit are two of my helpers as a shaman, not only in the waking, but also in my dreams as night. I have a Lakota friend who is an (animism) Jack Rabbit and very powerful, and has helped me a few times. I had a lot of rabbit symbolism appear in my group […]

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The Midnight Sun – A Generous Invitation to the Marriage of the Spirit and the North Winds. Slavic & Balkan Traditions of Kolyadky & Auseklis

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain and other contributors, edited by Sarah Burnt Stone – The Midnight Sun in the pre-pagan traditions of the Moon Cultures which includes the pre-shamanism cultures of the Dreamers. The Moon lights our way through the Winter which is all year long…The Languages of  symbolism is very deep, rich and very […]

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