Chiron and the Medicine of Letting Go

By Phoenix the Elder – Symbolism is such an important part of the self-healing and self-love journey. It is one of the foundations of Mirror Medicines. I had a symbol of a man in a “wheelchair” for almost four years (all the time) as one of the last pieces of my three-decade karmic purification and […]

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The Common Sense of Self-Healing

By Phoenix the Elder – When we work with common sense, we recognize that the spiritual journey cannot be separated from the healing journey of the self (self-healing). The Ancient Greeks regarded the Liver as the placement near the life-giving soul, and one’s intelligence but 2,000 years later, we know the soul (astral body) sits […]

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Waxing Like the Moon: Women Folk Healers in Rural Western Ukraine

By Sarah D. Phillips, University of Indiana – Once a woman came to see me… she says to me, “I can’t sleep, and I’m so weak.” I asked her, “Did something frighten you?” “No,” she didn’t want to tell me. I began to pour the wax, I said, “Something has frightened you—either a man, or […]

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Third Moon of Winter 2021

By Phoenix the Elder – Greetings Dreamers, Healers and Spiritual Seekers! We enter our 3rd and last New Moon of Winter on Thursday, February 11, 2021 @ 1:05 pm (cst). This is also our fifth of six 23° degrees moons which contains the largest amount of energy in a tense bucket. Full Moon will be […]

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The Empath’s Conflict

By Phoenix the Elder – If you are an empath, a true one, you know that you are an emotional wreck and trouble finds you everywhere. Oversensitive, emotions trigger easy and it takes a lot of personal healing to begin to understand who you are. If you call yourself an empath but its not a […]

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12 Basic Folk Smudge and Slavic Water Cleansing Herbs and Flowers

By Phoenix the Elder – My tradition is Slavic and we take a bowl of herbs and flowers and make a “Water Smudge Bath” to cleanse the physical body in a ritual. Many people like the “Folk Smudge” smoke and that is fine too, but the bath is very feminine in the purification rites of […]

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Blackberry Folk Traditions

By Phoenix the Elder – 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 are […]

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Protection of houses against evil in the region of Mazovia, Poland

Article by Llamus Dworski – People in the old Polish countryside were very particular about maintaining certain rites and preparing protective accessories in their household and the whole farm enclosure. These customs stemmed from pre-Christian Slavic protective rituals, and – despite the centuries of influence of the Christian church – they survived in continuity for […]

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The Dreaming Spring: Water for Body & Soul

Every three months I remind everyone here or on our facebook, to drink 2 or 3 glasses of water during everyday, during our year water challenge which ends Dec 3, 2018. This challenge of drinking water helps fuel our emotional body, our moist soul (astral body) and our physical body. (Mysteriously my Part one of […]

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