Behind the Traditional Cloth

By Phoenix – I ran across some Kursk Embroidery from Russia and these particular designs are called “Months”. Kursk is South of Moscow in Russia near the Ukraine border.  There is a not a definite oral tradition explanation for these but they seem to represent growth of cycles. In nature, there is no seed that grow…

Marzanna 2019 / 2020 Winter Slavic Ritual

By Phoenix – Its almost that time of year again to honor the Goddess of Winter, the Slavic Marzanna, an archaic night goddess and primal connection to her shamanistic and animistic mysteries of the past, present and future. These pre-religious rites are still done in very simple ways today and I hope you join us…

Mesopotamia and all of its Splendor and its Karma

Contributions and additions by Phoenix of Elder Mountain –  I post this article which is a compilation of many sources and added my wisdom to it. I ran across the asteroid Ashurbanipal in astrology of the Mesopotamian King Ashurbanipal and it is conjunct my South Node exactly @ 5 Taurus…. The nobles are deep in sleep, the bars of the…

First Moon of Summer 2019

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – Summer has officially started and I am happy you are here with us for another moon cycle! We start our first Summer Moon on Monday June 3, 2019 in Gemini (at 12°). Followed by a Sagittarius Full Moon on June 17, 2019 (at 25°). The Summer Solstice is Thursday…

Magic and the Goddess Melinoë

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – I wanted to look up some Magic Gods and Goddesses to see traces and clues to the ties of karma, that real living magicians and sorcerers are connected to, from the eras of our past history. Well, its everywhere in the ancient scripts of Greek and Mediterranean and Middle…

Slavic Day and Night Goddesses in Folk Art

Lepa Vida: Light and Darkness – Lepa Veda occupied an important place in Slovene folk traditions. Evident proof of this is found not only in numerous folk songs, but also in the vernacular name for the artemisian and metaphoric connotations connected to the character of Fair Vida (Lepa Vida) in Slovene, and it has become a veritable…

Cult of the Bird Women

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – Moon Birds – Song of Slavic Bird Tribe Shaman Women, their Culture, Art and Soul – The cult of the bird women go back to the very beginning of the largest cycle of Soul people on earth, which I estimate at least in this largest cycle (era) to be…

Ziva, Siwa – Slavic Goddess Waters

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming (compilation) – I searched and did a compilation on the Goddess Siwa or Ziva as she is known. Because I work with Slavic Fire and Water Rituals, both in my folk healing and collective work, the Living Waters of Siva | Ziva is one of my favorites including Marzanna. Both of…

Third Moon of Winter 2019

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings Moon Lovers, Artists, Dreamers and Empaths, we finally made it to the last Moon of Winter, the last of our Seasonal year. It begins Monday, February 4th 2019 as we now prepare for a transformation of seasons, the death of winter and the rebirth of spring. Winter begins to fade,…

Neptune and her Dreamers

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming –  Neptune is the most elusive, dreamy and natural illusionary soul effects that can be experienced. For a long time after my T Square with six planets underwent transformation of Uranus, and then Neptune in the late 90s and early 00s…  I had learned from decades of experience that…

Marzanna 2018 – Goddess of Winter

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Its that time of year again to honor the Goddess of Winter – Marzanna, an archaic night goddess and primal connection to her shamanistic and animistic mysteries of the past, present and future. These pre-religious rites are still done in very simple ways today and I hope you join us…

Goddess of Sobriety

By Phoenix and Burnt Stone of Elder Mountain – We have a pandemic going on in this world, a painful pandemic as great as all the pains released from Pandora’s Box. I chose to share the Goddesses of Sobriety for those who are struggling in this illusionary and perceptive world that brings us more pain….

Magical Deer Woman and our Pre-Pagan Ancestors

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Deer Goddess, Deer Woman, Magical Deer Spirit, Hind of the Woods, Elen of the ways and more, all ancient descriptions of the initiations of the eras of grandmother’s shamanic and prehistory leadership of shamanic cultures. The mystical and magical rites of initiations for women, which continue today, were through her adoration…

The Night Bridge of Birds & The Summer Triangle

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Water Charming does have its original roots in the Night Medicines, which are now called Star Lore, the Space Program and Star Wars, as we can barely see the night stars anymore from earth from light pollution. In night medicines, the light that shines in the darkness, especially the moon,…

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….

Slavic Moon Wards and Wardcraft for the Dreamers

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Slavic amulets are as old as woman herself and they have the power for both the good and selfish means. Our artist/shaman ancestors valued symbolism from neolithic times and shared their sacred creativity on rocks and caves, the same as modern sacred artists, peasants, wizards, witches, embroiderers and weavers, and…

Spring’s Rebirth – Slavic and Balkan Pysanky

Compilation by Phoenix of Elder Mountain – The Rites of Spring is about honoring our rebirth and the earth’s rebirth, this has specific rituals that are ancient and help us stay connected to our moon nature, our soul and our emotional nature in a positive way. Here at Elder Mountain we do the ritual of building the…

Slavic Goddesses

Phoenix of Elder Mountain – When personal web pages were new in the early 90s, you could find any goddess you wished, or many of their names on the web, and there were tens of thousands, Now, everything that was, is practically gone, people moved on, or web servers close down or women’s websites were…

Nightly Whispers of the Winter’s Soul

It so easy to teach and determine the realms of ghosts, of the night and of souls, when we ourselves have not touched any depth of our own ghosts, our own souls and our night, that travels those eternal shores. I arrived at the waves between illusion and reality, between light and dark and the dark side of the light where I…

Lightning Goddess Perunika & Thunder God’s Daughter – Lepa Mara

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – Uranus is the planet that rules chaos, which includes Thunder and Lightning and thus the Goddess and God of thunder and lightning bring chaos into our lives and that birthing is called Lepa Mara. Her name means beautiful woman as she wakes up in Spring with the forces of…

Zwezda Dnierca, Zwezda Wieczorniaia, and Zwezda Polnoca

The Zorya are the three Slavic Mythological Guardian (warrior) Goddesses, known as the Auroras. They guard and watch over the doomsday hounds (shadow people) who threatens to eat the constellations of the Great Bear and the Little Bear (Ursa Major & Minor).  If the chain breaks loose, the earth’s time is said to end and…

Star Light, Star Bright, Star Night – Earthly & Heavenly Goddesses of the Seasonal Cycles

  Goddess Astghik – Armenia  In the earliest prehistoric period Astghig, commonlyy referred to as Asya, Astghik, or Astlik, (Armenian: Աստղիկ) had been worshiped as the Armenian Goddess Deity of Creation which actually means Creator, later the sky light had been considered her personification making her a Sky Goddess.  In later heathen periods, she became the Goddess of love and demoted to…