Second Moon of Spring 2021

By Phoenix the Elder – Greetings Dreamers, Healers, Spiritual Seekers and Dream Walkers, I hope your first moon of spring and the burning of your Marzanna, brought some joy and sacredness into your rebirth along with the rebirth of Spring. I can’t believe we are at the second moon already! The first moon went by […]

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Waxing Like the Moon: Women Folk Healers in Rural Western Ukraine

By Sarah D. Phillips, University of Indiana – Once a woman came to see me… she says to me, “I can’t sleep, and I’m so weak.” I asked her, “Did something frighten you?” “No,” she didn’t want to tell me. I began to pour the wax, I said, “Something has frightened you—either a man, or […]

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Chinese Shamanism

By Phoenix the Elder – When I share my stories, it is in the oral tradition of my teachings as a shaman and I don’t teach apprentices how to be a shaman, that is impossible. I teach them how to heal themselves. Most people are used to storytelling and also indigenous stories of creation or […]

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Third Moon of Winter 2020

By Phoenix – Greetings Dreamers, Healers, Artists and Empaths, we have now completed Mid-Winter and begin our final moon of winter on Friday, January 24, 2020. It is also the time of the Chinese New Year, on Saturday, January 25. And its the moon cycle of Valentine’s Day in the very independent and humanitarian lover […]

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Behind the Traditional Cloth

By Phoenix the Elder – I ran across some Kursk Embroidery from Russia and these particular designs are called “Months”. Kursk is South of Moscow in Russia near the Ukraine border.  There is a not a definite oral tradition explanation for these but they seem to represent growth of cycles. In nature, there is no seed that […]

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Marzanna 2020

By Phoenix the Elder – Its that time of year again to honor the Goddess of Winter, the Slavic Marzanna, Morena, Maslenitsa. The archaic night goddess and primal grandmother connection to her shamanistic and animistic mysteries of the past, present and future. These pre-religious rites are still done in very simple ways today and I hope […]

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Third Moon of Summer 2019

By Phoenix the Elder – Greetings Moon Lovers, Healers, Spirit Seekers! We enter our third and last moon of summer on Wed, July 31, 2019 with the Moon and Sun in Leo, conjunct at 8 degrees. This moon ends the six moon Season of Fire, and is also referred to as the Black Moon (third moons […]

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Karmic Dept and The Halls of Amenti

By Phoenix the Elder – I have had many mystical experiences this lifetime, for most of my life and each one was either shadowy, demonic or the intense  light and divine. The more I awakened, the more they were both present. I learned when I was younger that one does not present itself without the other. […]

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Slavic Goddesses of Water: Ziva and Siwa

By Phoenix the Elder (compilation) – I searched and did a compilation on the Goddess Siwa or Ziva as she is known. Because I work with Slavic Fire and Water Rituals, both in my folk healing and collective work, the Living Waters of Siva | Ziva is one of my favorites including Marzanna. Both of these goddesses […]

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Third Moon of Winter 2019

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings Moon Lovers, Artists, Dreamers and Empaths, we finally made it to the last Moon of Winter, the last of our Seasonal year. It begins Monday, February 4th 2019 as we now prepare for a transformation of seasons, the death of winter and the rebirth of spring. Winter begins to fade, […]

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