Legend of the Miskhorskaya Rusalka

In the Crimea there is a legend about this mermaid, in the vicinity of the Village of Miskhor. In one of the small houses there lived a young maiden of Arz. For many years she was in love with the shepherd Abiy-aka, who was also in love with her. Sometimes they met at the spring,…

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…

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…

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, pushed aside and then totally forgotten, because it was only kept in the hearts of Polish women. Until finally no one carried the part of the legend anymore. It was an ancient Grandmother’s legend that…

Stone Alatyr – Russian Magical Legend

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – The Russian Alatyr Stone, sometimes called the World Mother (Алатырь каменьям – мире мати) is a search for purity and truth and as a legend lost so long ago on earth. The Russian myth explains it as a Mystical Stone of folktale and epic proportions, as the Russians prefer…

Barbara Poole’s Felt Clothing called Snow Leopard

ELDER MOUNTAIN DREAMING – Dreamer’s Collective, Spiritual Artist’s Retreat/Creative and Gardens located in the Pacific Northwest, Ashland Oregon. We are a small three fold sacred space created by Phoenix the Elder, Wisdom Teacher, Dreamer and Folk Healer;  Jennifer Lee Reeves – Dreamer, Sacred Artist and Gardener; and Sarah Burnt Stone – Dreamer, Artist and Dancer. Opening Spring Equinox 2019. Phoenix…

Dreaming of Fire

The great mystery is understood through a journey of self healing, karmic detoxing, spiritual disciplines, and applying new actions, that create new changes and most important – compassion for one’s own personal journey. If we try to enter it from the mental body (knowledge) teachings alone or the ecstatic path such as peyote, pot, dmt…

Baba Jaga. Archaic Cave Grandmothers of our Shamanic Past

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain ~ In Slavic and some Balkan folklore, there are many stories of Baba Yaga, the fearsome one, the one so powerful she see’s the hideousness in others, and this makes it far too intense to look upon her. And she has a nature to match this power, which is closest…