Elder Mountain’s Folk Smudge and Slavic Water Cleansing Herbs and Flowers

Our Seasonal Autumn Smudge is available after October when everything is picked and dried –  My formula is locally hand collected and dried seasonally all summer in small batches and blessed in ceremony by Phoenix. She generally caters to herbalists and those who heal holistically. You can use the folk smudge as a smudge, a flower…

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…

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

Article by Llamus Dworski – ‘Lamus Dworski’ is dedicated to Poland – Polish history, archaeology, arts, culture, folklore, curiosities, and more. Visit her site @ https://lamusdworski.files.wordpress.com 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…

The Dreaming Spring : Water for Body & Soul part 2

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. Part 1 is here. Wendy…

Slavic Spring & Summer Goddess Dziewanna and her Sister of Autumn & Winter Marzanna

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Dziewanna (Mullein) – The Slavic Spring and Summer Goddess – Mother Earth herself, in relations to the Slavic traditions of Marzanna and Dziewanna (pronounced gee-vanna), are also called Marowit & Dziewanna who (Devana) are very archaic goddesses.  Devana is the Slavic Goddess of Forests and Wildlife ,much like the Huntress Artemis….

13th Moon & First Moon of Spring 2018

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’ and…

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…

Soul Work

Are we suppose to know when our struggles will end? No… we must trust that the process of life is filled with both negative and positive, happy and sad, struggle and loss, and flow and freedom. We all have our good and bad days, but when life gives us extra challenges, so much that we must reach…

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…

Romanian Folk Magic at Midnight

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain (compilations) – 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…

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…

3rd Moon of Winter

Kulning is the word for the ancient Swedish women used as a herding call for the Reindeer Clans, that has its roots in shamanic cultures. Jonna Jinton shows us how its done with her strong voice. Kulning or herding calls (called kauking and kaukning in some parts of Norway, in the province of Dalarna in Sweden…

Sacred Fire Names

Arabic Niran “flames” Nuri “fire” Nuria “fire” Armenian Hourig “small fire” Balkan & Slavic Aguya Kalmyk “woman of fire” Basia “fire” Gabija “fire” Pelenas “place of fire” Plamen “fire, flame” Sarafim “fire serpent” Sarafin “fire serpent” Titus “fire, to burn” Egyptian El Nar “fire” Khet “fire” Tauret “protective fire” Uraeus “fire of life”   English…

Sen-Jo & Her Soul Are Separated – Chinese Folktale

By Chinese Buddhist Monk Master Wu-men Hui-hai (1183-1260 CE),  Zen  School of Mahayana Buddhism was developed in China during the 6th century as Chán. Sen-Jo, was a young woman who grew up in a little village along with her childhood sweetheart Ochu were very affectionate towards each other and this grew into love as they…

Shamanic Dances of Romania

Romanian ancient traditions of Dances of Goat, Bear and Creatures called Capra of the Winter Solstice and New Years and are done to clear out shadows and dark spirits. Suceava, Romania, and Bucovina and Moldova. What is really beautiful about this (these) traditions, was when Christian men came into Slavic and Balkan lands and they…

Autumn and Winter’s Night & Spring and Summer’s Fire

By Phoenix at Elder Mountain – I respect all teachings of earth, and have taken the time to walk through the disciplines of many – not the philosophy (belief systems) or knowledge but the slower, more difficult and integrated paths that lead to wisdom. My life is dedicated to healing, awareness, sharing of personal truths…

Daemon vs Demon, Boskie vs Antiboskie, Slavic Folklore

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – What is demonology and daemonology? Originally, languages went from only gesturing with the verbal spoken, until the first written languages were created later. Thus the origin of “daemon” in the older context when humans had less karma, meant a higher, supernatural, impersonal force, a power that is usually identified with…

Lithuanian Folk Medicine

Folk medicine is a part of Lithuanian traditional culture. It contains information not only about illnesses, but also methods of healing, how to avoid illness, protecting health, healing wounds and care. Folk medicine contains much information about normal body changes – maturity, old age, pregnancy, body anatomy, physiology. Here we will find botanical, pharmacological and mineralogy information….