Slavic “Washing with Flowers” Spring Ritual

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Traditional Folk healing and remedies are often very simple in their ritualistic forms, its the power behind the healing and cleansing that makes all the difference and that difference is you. I learned as a long time about many things as a folk healer along my own personal healing journey,…

Second New Moon of Spring

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings artists, dreamers and lunar muses, I hope that your last moon cycle was supported, slightly challenging and you recognized at least one awareness or change, in a positive letting go. As we build our emotional foundation for the year, we start again with the Second New Moon of Spring…

Regulus in Virgo – The New Mythmaker Begins

Compiled by Phoenix of Elder Mountain – If Astrology was written by world famous writers, philosophers religious scribes today, when writers were still gods, these changing times upon us at the collective level would read something like this…  “We now decree, the Officials of and Rulers of Cosmology, under the Royal Star of Regulus has changed Guardians. The…

Dziewanna – Slavic Spring and Summer Goddess, the Season of Fire.

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – The Goddess as Mother Earth herself is my relationship to the Slavic traditions of Marzanna, also called Marowit & Dziewanna (pronounced gee-wanna) who is also called Devana. There are many fertility goddesses in the pagan Slavic pantheon and they pretty much represent the Maiden (Venus) and her fertility transformation into child bearing…

She Wolves of Midwinter, Slavic & Balkan Animism (part 2/2)

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain ( To go to Part 1 ) – Animism and my Shaman dreaming ritual continued from part one: Dex is in High School and does drugs weekly, and because of that, he was weak in the dream and had lost power and if he continues this behavior in his waking life, by 30…

Slavic Moon Wards and Wardcraft for the Dreamers

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Slavic amulets are as old as woman herself and they have the power for both the good and selfish means. Our artist/shaman ancestors valued symbolism from neolithic times and shared their sacred creativity on rocks and caves, the same as modern sacred artists, peasants, wizards, witches, embroiderers and weavers, and…

The Mind and Shadows of the Mental Body

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – For three thousand years we have been on the great quest, the great journey and all manifestations of the Mind Cult. Everything we live today, from bridges, to clear cut trees, to universities and written languages, to the military, to cities have all fallen understand the sun and its rise to…

Spring’s Rebirth – Slavic and Balkan Pysanky

Compilation by Phoenix of Elder Mountain – The Rites of Spring is about honoring our rebirth and the earth’s rebirth, this has specific rituals that are ancient and help us stay connected to our moon nature, our soul and our emotional nature in a positive way. Here at Elder Mountain we do the ritual of building the…

The 13th Moon & The First New Moon of Spring

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Blessings beautiful Moon People, Artful Dreamers, Creative Artists, Soulful Dancers, Witches, Wild Women and Men and everyone inbetween. We begin our 13th Moon & the First New Moon of Spring on Saturday, March 17, 2018 and the Spring Equinox, Tuesday, March 20th! Its the season of endings and new beginnings as ‘endings’…

Melusine and the Water Beings

Compilation & additions by Phoenix of Elder Mountain – A Melusine is a twin-tailed siren and mermaid, associated with numerous stories and legends, and is imbued with symbolic meaning in alchemy. The most common iteration of the Siren is Melusine from medieval legend. Melusine (sometimes, Melusina) was, according to legend, beautiful woman with a disturbing tendency to…

Aphelion of the Dreaming Moon’s Phases of Change

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – I am a Daughter of the Moon, a Dreamer with the Moon Birds, a Swimmer in the River of Life, a Huntress who puts boundaries on the shadows of the Moon and a seasonal (time) keeper of moontime (without clocks or the sun’s time.) I was born to live and…

Purifying the Dancing Waters, the Water of Life and the Water of Death

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain –  Our life giving waters on earth have the most primordial roots because water is a spirit element. Elements have the most ancient guardians from the water Dragons to the newer Ravens, who fetch both the “Water of Life” and the “Water of Death”. The lame crow obtains cures from…

Uranus in Taurus 2018-2026

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – This Uranus in Taurus is special to me as an astrologer, because its going to fill in my T-Square at 6 degrees Taurus, completing my T-square planets of Uranus, Neptune, Juniper, Sun, Venus and Chiron (in cadent houses). Since my Sun is in Aquarius and opposite Uranus nataly, I…

Nightmares, Bad Dreams, Demonic Dreaming and some Dream Medicine

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – After I mastered meditation (slowing down the mind to the zero point, which results in slowing down time), it thrusted me into my higher mind’s awareness. Then I headed my two past life karmic lives which was a twenty year painful detox mixed with that demonic eternal wrath. This…

The Light Side of the Night

The Light side of the Night is the ancient Dreaming cultures and the later Shamanic cultures of earth which were created, lead, nurtured and dominated by the grandmothers. Oh but we fell asleep and when writing came and symbols into writing, she was left out of the stories, the legends and even her names. Only…

Empaths – A “Hug Free” Spiritual Diet

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Everyone one likes a hug, it comforts us when we are children and when we are adults. A hug is a sign of affection and shows us that we care for others and other care about us. But outside our family, for some of us, hugs can be a…

Slavic Goddesses

When web pages were new in the early 90s and 00s – you could find any goddess name on the web and there were tens of thousands of them. But now, everything that was, is practically gone, people move on, or they close down their websites etc and things tend to be more gentrified on…

First Full Moon of Winter

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Our first full moon of Winter begins Monday, January 1, 2018 @ 11 degrees Cancer, 6:24 pm (pst). Its time to set our one “release” intention of what no longer serves our highest good, based on your new moon’s intention two weeks ago and what surfaced! Those who are learning and practicing…

Dreamtime

“Dreaming” is a term for a system of totemic symbols, so that an indigenous Australian may “own” specific “Dreaming”, such as Kangaroo Dreaming, or Shark Dreaming, or Honey Ant Dreaming, or Badger dreaming or any combination of Dreaming, pertinent to their country. This is because in the Dreamtime, an entirety exists through one’s ancestors and…

Walk with the Dreamers

Lyrics for Walk with the Dreamers by Ambala feat. Laid Back Just a drop in the ocean Just the flesh in the night. Just a soul among billions With no place to hide The world keeps turning around While we;re sleeping safe and sound There is still long way to go I think i am…

Mamuthones

Mamuthones Grandmother says I’m the first, before the men dressed in my clothing. Mamuthones Donna, Mamuthones Nonna… sono il primo nato, prima che gli uomini vestiti nei miei vestiti.  In the village of Mamoiada, the bonfires offer a supernatural background to another event, a lot more important to local people; the first yearly procession of mamuthones and issohadores, masked…