First New Moon of Winter 2018

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings Moon Lovers, Healers, Artists and Dreamers! We have arrived at our first New Moon of Winter, starting Dec. 7, 2018 including the Winter Solstice, Friday, Dec 21st and our first Full Moon of Winter on Dec 22nd. You have completed another Season of Intentions (six new and full…

Marzanna – Goddess of Winter

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Its that time of year again to honor the Goddess of Winter – Marzanna, an archaic night goddess and primal 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 you join us…

The Spiritual Realms of Water

Study of Slavic Mythology, Università Degli Studi Di Udine Dipartimento Di Lingue e letterature straniere, Udine, Italia & Znanstvenoraziskovalni Center Slovenske Akadue Znanosti in Umetnosti Inštitut za Slovensko Narodopisje, Ljubljana, Slovenia Ovenija. In Memoriam of Milko Matičetov… The area of Pomerania, the north-western part of modern Poland, is symbolically surrounded by three major rivers: the Vistula from the east, the Oder…

Third New Moon of Autumn 2018

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – Welcome dreamers, artists, healers and  moon lovers… our last New Moon of Autumn begins Wednesday the 7th of November, 2018 and will be followed by the Full Moon on Friday the 23rd of November. I hope you felt supported last moon cycle with any struggle, difficult choice or challenge, as…

Shopluk feat Santigold

Shopi is a regional term for the South Slavic people, self-identifying as Bulgarians, Macedonians and Serbs. The areas traditionally inhabited by the Shopi is called Shopluk (Шоплук, Shopluk, srb. Šopluk), a mesoregion, roughly where Bulgaria, Serbia and Macedonia countries meet.   The Shopluk is a mountainous area on the borders of Serbia, Bulgaria and Macedonia, of…

Goddess of the Sea: Salacia & Amphitrite

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain –I love the goddesses of the sea, the rivers and the oceans, there is just something so primal in the root of the goddess long before word or written languages appeared. In ancient Roman and Greek mythology, one such goddess was Salacia (asteroid #120347) and Amphitrite (asteroid #29), her Greek…

Second New Moon of Autumn 2018

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – Greetings dreamers, artists, healers, moon lovers, it’s the new moon time again. Our Second New Moon of Autumn begins on Monday, the 8th of October, 2018 at 15° Libra and the Full Moon is October 24. How did you handle that rising magnetic energy last month? Was it a little more intense than…

Acorn Folklore

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – This Autumn we have had an abundant of Acorns in the Pacific Northwest and in folklore, it means that we are going to have a mighty winter. The Sacred Oak Trees all grow from these little tiny acorns, which the squirrel is the one who graciously plants them in…

Goddess of Sobriety

By Phoenix and Burnt Stone of Elder Mountain – There is a pandemic going on in this world, a drug pandemic, a crime of pain, not passion, that is unfelt and unresolved in the expansion of the pharmaceutical phenomena. Meds, Drugs, Shamanic Plants, Shamanic Drugs, Pot, Hybrid Pot… all at the cost of destruction of the…

First New Moon of Autumn & Autumn Equinox 2018

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings Dreamers, we have three events on this first full moon of Autumn. The Autumn Equinox on Saturday, September 22, along with Libra in Mercury from September 22 – October 9 and the Full Moon of Autumn, on Monday September 24, 2018. These are very strong communication scenarios for the…

The Golden Ecliptic, Pluto conjuncts her own South Node

This article is written by my fellow west coast astrologer Cerena in Santa Barbara, CA, check out her website. I shared her article because its an extremely important event, along with the Royal Star Regulus. We also have the Pluto return of the US chart, right after Pluto conjuncts its south node. A Pluto Return takes…

Soul of the Empath

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – We empaths are a complicated mess for many years until we get serious about our the commitment to our emotional healing journey.  Someone had asked a question about changing from a mental government, to an empath government. My answer was no, because the path of the empath is very…

First New Moon of Autumn 2018

By Phonenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings moon dreamers, thanks for returning for some more moon medicine this month. We start our second year of the Moontime Culture and the “First Moon of Autumn” starts Sunday, September 9, 2018. The Autumn Equinox is Saturday, the 22nd of September. Its been a long summer and I hope…

Third Moon of Summer 2018

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings dreamers, moon lovers, spiritual seekers and sacred artists who are dedicating to this work-study of weaving the moon life, the dreaming life, the sobriety life and bringing all these closer with intention work. Our Third New Moon of Summer begins on Saturday, August 11, 2018 followed by the Full Moon on August 26….

Magical Deer Woman, our Pre-Pagan Ancestors

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Deer Goddess, Deer Woman, Magical Deer Spirit, Hind of the Woods, Elen of the ways and more, are all ancient descriptions of the initiations of the eras of grandmother’s shamanic and prhistory leadership of shamanic cultures. The mystical and magical rites through initiations for women, were through her adoration and connection with…

Spirit Terminology

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – There are so many religions, indigenous religions,  philosophies and mythologies today from the abundant written and oral tradition accumulation of knowledge over the last three millenniums. Everyone can be spiritually knowledgeable today, even without any experience in life, while they are in the learning stages.  They key is to not…

Regional traditional folk symbolism of Lublin, Poland

Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – Some of my ancestors are from Lublin, Poland and when I ran across this article (source at the bottom) of Traditional art of the rural community, I thought I would share. Its motifs, patterns and ornaments in folk tradition, folk dress, folk objects and talisman of Lublin shows many…

Death and the Mysterious Shamans

Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming (compilations and additions) – I have always known that powerful shamans, if interrupted by death in our collective work to eradicate darkness on this planet before their real time to leave, could find restitution and keep their work going even after death without black magic but of the light. Mystical…

Second Moon of Summer 2018

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – (All articles are written by Phoenix from her experiences of a forty year initiations of wrathful dismemberment, permission is needed to share).  Greetings dreamers, artists and moon people, we begin our 2nd New Moon of Summer on Thursday, 12 July 2018. All of you know that I don’t usually use the…

Elder Mountain’s Folk Smudge – Autumn 2018

Our Seasonal Autumn Smudge is available now until October (because it sells fast). Our formula here at Elder Mountain is locally hand collected and dried seasonally all summer in small batches. Each bag of nature’s natural herbs and wild flowers have been hand picked in the mountains, on our land and cured and dried to enrich…

The Enchanter’s Daughter

Illustrations by Errol Le Cain and Written by Antonia Barber – The princess believes that she is the daughter of the Enchanter with whom she lives in an isolated castle. She has no name other than “Daughter”, and she has vague dreams in which she can remember another life, in which she has a name.  …

Blackberry Folk Traditions

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – We have lots and lots of Blackberries bushes and hedges that grow all around Elder Mountain. We collect the fruit for eating, the leaves for an herbal tea winter remedy and the twigs for a folk smudge stick. I love blackberries in the mid to late summer and they…

28 Mansions of the Moon and their Virtues

Celestial Intelligencer of 1801, by Francis Barrett, Book Two, Chapter 33 From Page 153: …While the Moon wanders, it obtains other powers and virtues; but every one of these mansions, contained twelve degrees, whose names and also their beginnings in the Zodiac of the eight sphere, are these: The Mansions in the First Quarter of Heaven…