My Soul is a Bird

By Phoenix the Elder – Mythology, Archeology, and Art are three invaluable insights into pre-patriarchal earth, but you have to have a very keen seer ability to find the information and imagery that shines. As a nature-initiated and mother earth consciousness woman (shaman), I do not really see shamanism teachings as a thing of value […]

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Vesta Goddess of Fire and Vulcan God of Fire

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – This article contains two fire deities, the first, Vesta, Goddess of Fire, and Vulcan, the God of Fire. I ran across the word Velnias which led me to the first two Vestal Virgins. According to James and Dillon, two Vestals were chosen to tend to the first Sacred Hearth […]

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Remember Me, The Spirit of Fire

Speak of me as you have always done. Remember the good times, laughter, and fun. Share the happy memories we’ve made. Do not let them wither or fade. I’ll be with you in the summer’s sun And when the winter’s chill has come. I’ll be the voice that whispers in the breeze. I’m peaceful now, […]

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Karelian Magic

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – The Republic of Karelia is a region in northwest Russia, bordering Finland. Beside Lake Onega, capital city Petrozavodsk is home to cultural artifacts at the National Museum. On an island northeast, Kizhi Museum is an open-air complex of traditional wood buildings. Northwest, Kivach Nature Reserve has pine woods and […]

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The Midnight Sun: A Generous Invitation to the Marriage of the Soul and the North Winds. Traditions of Kolyadki & Auseklis

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming (and other contributors); Edited by Sarah Bernstein – The Midnight Sun is a very ancient tradition of the Moon Cultures. The earlier shamanistic cultures and the dreamers before them carried the symbolism of all things today. For the Moon lights our way through each season in all her images […]

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The Season of Night & The Season of Fire

By Phoenix the Elder – I respect all teachings of earth, and have taken the time to walk through many disciplines of many of them – but not the philosophy, belief systems or knowledge. I have walked outside this perimeter in a slower, more difficult and integrated path along with holistic natural healing that lead […]

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Fire & Water Dreaming

Video by Baba Phoenix – I made this video based on the power and message of this particular song, which is about the great losses that women suffer from men’s wars. With such destruction, to both woman and her family, her husband, brother or even her own rape from the darkest sexual misuses of soldiers […]

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