Holly-Wood

Holle, or Holly-wood comes from the goddess Hel and the name of the trees have very ancient roots and its root meaning is “the place of magic”. The holly wood is a favorite source of magical spaces where they grow, magical amulet and talisman made from the word, especially wands. This magic comes from the spirit of the tree’s…

abracadabra

Additions by Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Word magic, ideas of magic as an alphabetical river, weaving a mysterious interlacing of mental characters, mental words and the mind’s spoken voice was adopted in the middle ages. This was how magic was marked by written forms of symbols that were much older and changed. Then there were the…

Protecting & Healing the last frontier… our many Souls

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – There was a life before men’s kingdoms of conquiring, of war and killing. This life was our many ensouled life, the one we reincarnate with, the one of our animism shape shifting soul that some of us still retain, few but strong. People only know history by what they…

Mullein Herb Medicine and Warding Off Evil

I am picking Mullein this week nearing the New Moon and Summer Solstice, and drying it to make some tea for my detox purification that I am doing for three months. I have never had sinus until the US Air Force started spraying (chemtrails) about 8 years ago pretty heavily. When they spray I do…

Ukraine Vinok (вінок) Seasonal Wreaths and their Symbolism

All Slavic traditions and folk traditions include flowers especially during Kupala and Noc Kupala, but Ukraine exceeds them all in the abundant uses of flowers and symbolic flowers. The Ukrainian Wreath Vinok (вінок) is a crown made of wild flowers and herbs which is collected in the traditional ways. There are different types of wreaths:…

Telekenisis Hydrokenisis Aerokenisis

The Kinesis Generation (Uranus/Neptune conjunction) who were born between 1988-1998 world wide, have some unique chemistry. Kinesis (biology), is a movement or activity of a cell or organism in response to stimulus. Telekenisis, Hydrokenisis, Aerokenisis, a movement of the physical, the wind and water through a persons biology/energy systems. If you were born during these years, especially…

Romanian Folk Magic at Midnight

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Magical practice at the stroke of Midnight are symbolic practices and are the gifts of our ancient ancestors of the distant worlds and Romanian women have always kept these traditions alive. The older pagan cultures of the Slavic peoples celebrate the New Year on the Spring Equinox (and Ukraine…

Shoymanas, Rusallias and Sfinte Soimane

On Friday, February 3rd, 2012 Neptune moved into Pisces and will be in its own sign until the beginning of 2026 and will close the door it had opened 2,200 years before in the great circle, which started around 220 bce. What does the weaving of the “Order of the Sphinx”, a bunch of “Balkan…

Blue Door Folklore

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – The color Blue is associated with dreams, peace and clarity, both the day and the night sky. Both green and blue have an intrinsic effect on our human emotions and causes a calming chemical reaction to occur in our brain. Earth green is soothing, while blue is vibrant yet…

The Hawthorn Tree and the Soul of the Goddess

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – I recently added dried Hawthorn leaves and berries (the berries are also called Pixie Pears) to our Folk Smudge which we sell here, because there are a few Hawthorn trees on the land and in the local area. I thought I would write up the great benefits that are…

Elder Mountain’s Folk Smudge & Folk Sticks – Ready Autumn 2017

Our Seasonal Autumn Smudge will be available in late September through December (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 magical herbs and wild flowers have been hand picked in the mountains, on our land and on…

You can do Magic

“I do believe in an everyday sort of Magic – the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; The eerie appropriateness  of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we’re alone.” ~Charles de Lint Сон в летнюю ночь с иллюстрациями Веры Павловой Midsummer…

She Shells

Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling, by Charles Godfrey Leland, 1891 According to J. B. Friedrich, “Symbolik der Natur” the Sea Shell, on account of its being a product of the Sea, or of the all-generating moisture; and much more probably from its shape, is an emblem of woman herself. Being one of the great emblems…

Folk Art Nettle Fiber

Nettle, Hemp, Flex and Willow Fibers Nettle – In spring some stalks of grasses and nettle are broken by the wind or too dry in summer, some places have to exfoliate the top layers of the cortex, which contains the fiber. Their flexibility and strength is long appreciated by the birds for example, the crossbill…

Pseudo Oman Magic

We the golden flying souls who are guardians have returned to awaken the great Night Mother called Fire. We were offered to hold one circle and one veil this lifetime, four millenniums ago. If you should come near us, we only appear as shining lights, because our dream bodies are made of storming clouds with…

White Eagle Legend of Poland

The White Eagle is the oldest symbol of Poland, but there was always another half to this story that was missing, forgotten and not kept in the hearts of women to keep it alive or maybe they were made to stop speaking about it. This was the Grandmothers half of the legend, that few today…

3rd New Moon of Spring – The Soul and the Magic 5

The 3rd Moon of Spring Taurus Moon Cycle May 6 – June 3, 2016 Monthly Elder Musings by Phoenix of Ashland Write: ElderMountainDreaming@gmail.com to be on our monthly Moon-Musings! Greetings Dreamers, Artists, Moon Children and the Bird, Animal and Ocean clans who have now stepped into the fields of Elder Mountain …  We are entering…

Osprey Totem – Water and Wind

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – On the day of the 1st new moon of Spring, I was riding my bike to the beach and I stopped to watch right near the ocean. Osprey then flew above me and flapped its wings for long while. On the day of the 2nd new moon of Spring,…