Elder Mountain Dreaming

Elder Mountain Dreaming is small, three fold sacred space for soul wisdom and in the processes of being created by Phoenix the Elder, Wisdom Teacher, Dreamer (shaman) and Folk Healer;  Jennifer Lee Reeves – Dreamer, Sacred Artist and Gardener; and Sarah Burnt Stone – Dreamer, Artist, and Dancer. A Dreamer’s collective, an Empaths Circle, and an Artists need for spiritual devoted to their practices. Seasonal Retreats, Healing Ceremony, Organic Gardens. Located in the Pacific Northwest near the Oregon/California borders.  Opening 2019 but open for personal sessions and wise counsel.

My beautiful home
Photo by Matt Witt of the Cascade-Siskiyou Mountain Range in Ashland OR. 

Phoenix the Dreamer was fated this lifetime as a Dreamer from her family’s lineages of Szeptun (Szeptucha, Whisperer), Poland and Mol’farka (Hradivnykiv), Ukraine, the area were the two blended along with Slovakia called the Carpathian Mountains of the Rusyn (Lempko, Hutsul, Boyko etc.) Her elders were from Tyczyn, Poland, a Podkarpackie Voivodeship in Rzeszów and Lubaczów (borderlands once Ukraine and now Poland). (The Rusyn’s http://www.carpatho-rusyn.org/voj.htm).

Phoenix’s active initiations journey began as a small girl having intense dreaming and mystical experiences, which slowed down by the time she was 12 years old. At 17 in 1975, they started up again and she began to experience her first initiations rites (of the wasp medicines) starting with the shaman’s sicknesses (physical, mental, emotional and soul bodies, their sicknesses, deaths and rebirths). Those sicknesses and self-healings peaked 28 years old, as the mystical and visions opened and then peaked around 45. The last third of the life initiations as a shaman began after that for the purification of all karma, until all was complete (2017). She turns 60 and starts her work with the public.

Phoenix sepiaFolk Healer: Sacred root healing of any issue, intention work, circles of sacred art with ceremony, ceremonies for cleansing, purification and detoxes of a soul natures. Emotional body structures for healing; intuitive counsel, medical intuitive, energy healer. Astrologer, Astral Body (chakra purification). Seer, Moon Charming for healing waters, Moon Cycles practices for emotional structures and mind-body balance; Supporting crisis or any issue of emotional, physical and mental pain, imbalances and diseases. Purification rites (when karma brings forth pain); within illnesses, focusing on the root source, rather than the resulting manifestation of the diseases or emotional and mental diseases. Transformational healing work (transformation, death and rebirth).

Dreamer & Soul Guidance Advanced dreaming for dedicated students and apprentices since 1995. Teacher of mental & soul astral bodies. Dream medicines for healing, and protection from living people’s roaming shadows. Consciousness increasing in waking dream effects the waking states of night dreaming. Carrying the initiatory rites of an ancient Dreamer (shaman) (non drug non plant) shamanism, astral travel, lucid dreaming, out of bodies; remote viewing (mental astral body); and the soul-astral body remote viewing (within dreaming). Walker in-between the veils, weather rites, completed animism souls, dream walker (dreamtime) and shape-shifting were all initiated through the last third of the death gates. 

Exorcist, Bell Ringer, Wind-Whisperer Shadow dream huntress and binder of dark souls that roam; eradication of shadow roamers; Clearing shadow sicknesses from homes, community, land and trauma lands. Eradicator of Demon, Vampire, Werewolf, Skinwalkers astral shadow bodies etc. Curses, spells and hexes removed for individuals, family curses and from past life or ancient curses which are broken and dissolved.

DREAMING | HEALING | COUNSEL | WORK-STUDY | WORKSHOPS | CIRCLES :moon phases

SPIRITUAL SEEKER OR AWAKENED – Wise counsel sessions for those who enter the next level of their path, or for beginners who need assistance. Empowering the spiritual seeker or the expanding spiritual person who wishes to move forward to the next level in their journey. Discernment, obriety, healing path vs social or knowledge path. Differences between New Age work, Traditional, Knowledge, Metaphysical, Paranormal, Pagan, Drug (plant) Shamanism vs straight up real vision Shamanism. THE GATHERING OF DREAMERS  – Empowering the Dreamer in a Series of six personal dream work sessions (2 hours) each, with dedicated homework and practices in-between and emails with the option of continuing the studies afterward. This work-study is a lighter version of what Phoenix does with her students and apprentices. Phone or skype (especially for international). THE INTUITIVE & THE EMPATH – Video Series: Video 1 – Introduction to the Empath vs the Intuitive; Video 2 – The Empath, its Gifts, and Challenges; Video 3 – The Intuitive and the Gifts of the Knower. Series is a six-hours of teaching. SHAMAN’S SOUL GROUP RETRIEVALS & DREAM INCUBATION – Having lead group journeys and dream work for the past 23 years. ASTROLOGICAL COUNSEL Various astrological readings with over 40 years experience for family or relationship issues, events, career, health etc.

For more information or to be on our free once a month Lunar Work-study and to stay connected to our small but intimate circle, please write to: ElderMountainRetreats@gmail

Photo: Elder Mountain is located just to the left of the lake on the left by Matt Witt.

Water Dragons

I finally finished my Water Dragon from a piece of driftwood that I found at the lake near Elder Mountain. Generally its a good place to find small driftwood pieces. ~Phoenix

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The Delphi Earth Dragon (Python)

“In The Air Tonight”

I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord
And I’ve been waiting for this moment
for all my life, Oh Lord
Can you feel it coming in the air tonight,
oh Lord, oh Lord

Well, if you told me you were drowning
I would not lend a hand – I’ve seen your face
before my friend, but I don’t
know if you know who I am.
Well, I was there and I saw what you did
I saw it with my own two eyes
So you can wipe off that grin,
I know where you’ve been
It’s all been a pack of lies.

I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord
Well, I’ve been waiting for this moment
for all my life, oh Lord. I can feel it coming
in the air tonight, oh Lord. And I’ve been waiting
for this moment for all my life, oh Lord, oh Lord

Well I remember, I remember don’t worry
How could I ever forget, it’s the first time,
the last time we ever met
But I know the reason why you
keep your silence up,
No you don’t fool me
The hurt doesn’t show
But the pain still grows
It’s no stranger to you and me.

And I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord
Well, I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord
I can feel it in the air tonight, oh Lord, oh Lord
But I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord
I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord
But I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord
I can feel it in the air tonight, oh Lord, oh Lord, oh Lord
But I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord, oh Lord

 

Sources: One still shot photo by Aggeliki Kokkove Photography; Song: In the Air Tonight by sung by Kelly Sweet cover of Phil Collins.

Stone Alatyr – Russian Magical Legend

photo by mikko lagerstedt

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – The Russian Alatyr Stone, sometimes called the World Mother (Алатырь каменьям – мире мати) is a search for purity and truth as a legend lost so long ago on earth. As a keeper of dreams, I have many secrets of the pre-pagan eras and share them when my work is completed and not in danger of having an interruptions from shadow forces. I do have a second love besides the appreciation for legends and real folklore, and that  is the love of stones… creek, river and ocean stones which have shown me how magical they are in their own unique ways.

The Stone Alatyr is a Russian myth of a Mystical Stone of folktale and epic proportions, as the Russians prefer to call their legends. It is a wisdom stone of earth and states that it is one which holds the great power of Russia. Alatyr sits upon the living waters, the eternal waters of purity that replenishes the earth. I wrote my other story here around the winter solstice, about the Kalada, a slavic symbol that was carried by the Slavic Christmas caroler traditions, which is also the symbol known as Alatyr (its shape). The Alatyr symbol in its Slavic pagan uses, is one of the most powerful and most common, it protects its owner from diseases and brings well-being (balance) to their personal space.

The symbolic and real legend of the Alatyr, says that a long time ago it was given to travelers for a long journey to bless their way. As a sacred amulet, its used to preserve the family hearth and the hearth fires (creation). Since Alatyr already bears all amulet characteristics, all the other charms are just small manifestations of Alatyr. This amulet can be worn under clothing, close to the chest, sewn onto clothing like most traditional Slavic, Nordic and Balkan folk clothing, or it can be combined with other pendants and necklaces for different uses.

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Dreagon by Franciszek Walczowski, Polish Artist 1902-1983.

But the Alatyr I am speaking of today, even though they are all connected in the bigger collective of the ancient Slavic and Balkan symbolism, is the ancient Midnight Sun symbol in its Slavic and Russian form which says:

The search for the meaning of life (of our soul) and how both spiritual pagan men and women searched by connecting with the greater soul of the earth mother. Under this hidden Stone Alatyr it is said: “powerful forces which offers the treasures of wisdom and keeps the dreaming alive.”

Some stories say that the Stone is located near a portal (entrance) to the underworld, for the dark and light are of equal strength and always exist right next to one another. In folklore there are a few places that have been mentioned about its location: The most mysterious is somewhere out in the ocean, which in fact, I have dreamed where it is. Legends have also said it was on the banks of the river Currant and a third version sats its hidden in a sacred mountain in Rhipaean Mountains (The Urals).

Eastern and Southern Slavs say the stone is within Irie (the Slavic Paradise) where thunder and lightning rests in the winter. The legend says that Alatyr is the mother of all our stones because of its healing powers, containing great wisdom and all life-giving love. Seekers keep searching but it is never found and that we cannot enter such legends until we are pure (have no more karma).

“The Magical Stone of Alatyr” … magic stone 1

White combustible Stone Alatyr
The all stone in the world mother
from under the pebble from Alatyr
Beget pure winds. From under the
pebble from Alatyr, t
he waters
flow fast, 
around the world for
food, 
the whole world of healing.

According to another legend, there are nine Alatyr stones (one stone that was fragmented) and buried in the walls of nine cities. Others believe its a large piece of mystical amber, for this is the only stone that is cold, but can also be ignited (combustible) but it’s not a white. There is speculation that the island Buyan – Ruyan or Rügen in the Baltic Sea (Alatyrsky Sea), is where this stone may sit but those are the later versions and I highly doubt that one. Alatyr is often described as a mountain, while amber is found only in small formations near the ocean, but oceans also have ‘older’ mountains under water.

Some Russian epics say that the Alatyr Stone appears like a stone lying on the crossroads (meaning that it only exists in-between the veils, (energetic worlds) of earth and that it awaits for the right traveler. If he or she went on the given road, they would find it, this legend I agree with because at certain higher levels of earth, one cannot enter if they must not have karma, so a soldier is ruled out as some legends said the military can find it. So this way, mother earth protects her secrets from those who have not bowed to her sacredness by suffering off their past life karma which is the worst kind of suffering there is.

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It is mystical stone for a good reason, so its safe and protected from those who would do harm unknowingly without the great insights of a shaman sage.

“On the Sea on Okiyane                                   “На море на Окияне есть
we have the white-combustible                    бел-горюч камень 
stone Alatyr, unknown                                     Алатырь, никем
by anyone.”                                                          неведомый.”

According to a number of German and Eastern (Arabic and Persian) sources and Slavic negotiators who called themselves “Rus” a report that the Persian geographer Abu al-Qasim ibn Khordadbeh, writer of the “Book of Ways and Countries” which was written between 846 – 847 ce and he had his clues. Russ is one of the tribes of the Slavs who say only a Slav will be able to go back into time far enough to communicate with mother earth and only she will know where it is.

In some sources they speak of “the Island of the Russ or Rus’ which clearly shows the peninsula Ruyan (Rügen), one of the most important sacred centers of the Slavs — the Temple City of Arkona. The word Buyan is clearly of Russian origin and the root, means to blow (wind or whispering) and as applied to a forest’s movement, signifying a vigorous spirit of the forest.  The connection is clearly “wind-swept.” In the early Russian ballads the invariable formula is Na ostrove na Buydne (on the island of Buyan) is highly probable that Buyan became a substantive only later, and at first was adjectival and meant “windy island.”

Legend says the healing waters flow from beneath the Alatyr Stone and on it stands the Dreaming Tree and that this stone is still guarded by two mythical celestials, a Gagana Bird and the Garefena Serpent.  Only the mysterious bird called Strafil (the firebird) the Mother of all birds can enter the Paradise Island and on whom the whole of the moist earth is founded; and that if the fish shall drown, all the moist earth will fall to pieces.

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In the texts of the Golubinoy books, which was published by Kirshey Danilov, legends say that the Stone, the Firebird and Magpie are connected and when I was translating this from Russian – I liked the way this translation turned out syncronistically all on its own…

Nagai Island (Alaska) – all birds of prey
and she lives on the Ocean-Sea
near the national nest on Obama’s White,
the stone w
elled up Visitors korabelschiki
on the nest of
Nagai Island (Alaska) – birds

and on his detushek of small.

Nagai Island (Alaska) – bird vostrepenetsya,
Ocean-Sea vosklolybletsya, it replenishes
rivers razlivalisya, Alexander many quick ships,
Alexander many chervlenye ships.

For those of you who made it to the end of this article…

The Russian Alatyr Stone was never a stone,
he
is one of the Four Great Celestial Dragons

of Mother Earth and much larger than the other three.

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The “windy island” was the ocean floor and the “white combustible stone” meant that the dragon had to free itself through some sort of combustion (breaking free).  Men fell asleep and their own legends were corrupted by the battles in their heart, and Christian Religion which killed the dreaming of the Dragons corrupted the legend even more. All Dragon’s retreated just as the Russian Dragon had done. Dragons of course, belong to Mother Earth and not to men. Only the Religious’ ego told false fairytales about overpowering them, which is nonsense. The Ideology of Saint George made it even worse over the last millennium, that they were dead. Same too with the Giants, the giants are alive and well, we know them as Archangels.

The Goddess was protected by the “old dream”  and the real Dragons where to help prevent the destruction of the Souls of the souled human beings. Men know nothing of woman and her story before history which began around 2100 bce and the Magical Stone itself was only “frozen” in time, not dead nor lost. Prophecy was never stated anywhere in any this legends – the Russian Dragon, this Stone of Alatyr.  The dragon is now free and free from Russia’s own past oppression.

Sources: Saint Juraj (George) and the Dragon, Zagreb, Croatia; Wiki Europe, Various Russian Pagan sites, Encyclopedia Mythica, Song of the Alatyr by Maestro Vladimir Sidorov’s  Youtube page.

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Dragon & Thunderbird Drums

Crow Nation, Native American – Buffalo Shield with Flying Dragon

Crow Nation Buffalo Shield with Flying Dragon
Pawnee, Native American – Ceremonial Thunderbird & Lightening Drum

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