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…

Arethusa, Spirit of the Rivers and Springs of Surákousai

Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Each new and full moon, I receive my signs and synchronicity just like you, and those of us who take them much more seriously, guides a lot of our moon and dreaming path, in order to sharpen our focus and our intuitive nature as the years go by. The second half…

Burning of Marzanna – Spring 2019

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming (and compilations of information) – We are at the Spring Equinox and its time to burn our Marzanna. Each year in the tradition the rite involves the preparing of an effigy in female clothing and then her completion. The tradition of burning or drowning (Jare Święto) the effigy of Marzanna…

Mother of Goddess – Matushka Zemlia

Matushka Zemlia Poem by Phoenix of Elder Mountain Blessings upon me from the Mother of the Moist Earth from whom my Soul and the Children of the Souls are all born. I take your hand as you are the binding that weaves the river into matter, into me. There is nothing false about any Mother Goddess and…

Goddess Minerva

The Etruscan Lightening Goddess Cupra, later called Fulgora, is the Roman Goddess of Lightning, who forms a Triad (with the God of Lightening Tinia (Tina) and the Goddess of lightening & wisdom Minerva (Menvra). The Capitoline Triads were worshiped at various times, originating in ancient traditions that predating the Roman Republic. Cupra is often depicted…

Pheme, Ossa, Fama – Goddess of Communication

Compiled By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – This wonderful statue of the Goddess Pheme by Eugène-Louis Lequesne shows her holding her horse Pegasus. Pegasus was stolen by Perseus once he killed Medusa who was the guardian of Pegasus. The Greek word Pheme is related to ϕάναι “to speak”, “fame” and “rumor”. The Latin word Fama,…

Dorian Women of Crete, Priestesses of Aphrodite

I did a simple Aphrodite Ceremony (Venus) on the Spring Equinox and I also had a dream at night of a woman speaking Dorian with me (which is a dead language from a few thousand years ago). I made this video in the Moon of Taurus which is ruled by Venus in honor of the…

A Rabbit Totem in the Egyptian Moon?

Hare and Rabbit are two of my helpers as a shaman, not only in the waking, but also in my dreams as night. I have a Lakota friend who is an (animism) Jack Rabbit and very powerful, and has helped me a few times. I had a lot of rabbit symbolism appear in my group…

Keenahnay

Article by Joshua J. Mark (partial) ~ Cynane (c. 357- 323 BCE, pronounced `Keenahnay’) was the daughter of the Illyrian Princess Audata and King Philip II of Macedon, making her the half-sister of Alexander the Great. Following the Illyrian tradition of women warriors, her mother raised her in the martial arts traditions of the Amazones…

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…

She Bears

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain (Compilation of the Bear Goddesses with personal writings intermixed) – Bear Goddesses called Artemis, Artio, Bendis, Callisto, Hekate, Merope, Mielikki, Mi’kmaq Bear, Ursel and Vanth… “You see and hear that not only in Ephesus, but in almost all of Asia, this Paul has persuaded and turned away a considerable number of…

Aphrodite Urania, Eldest of the Moirae (Fates)

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming –  One day, I found a little relief in a misunderstood Illumination, when an Asteroid #30 called Urania stumbled upon my life. She, who is conjunct my Midheaven and my Pluto. That gave me a very strong drive to find the highest octaves of the feminine Uranian energy held within Urania (most of my life). Having Aphrodite/Venus…

The Gate of Hell called Byzantine

The Holy Right-Believing Emperor Justinian and Empress Theodora: Saint Justinian, a major figure in the history of the Byzantine state, was also a great champion of Orthodoxy, which meant that under this thousand year rule, women would fall. Forced with violence, into exclusion from all civil and spiritual leadership, as Justinian, builder of men’s churches and a church writer himself, sealing…

Dark Venus |Black Venus

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Twice a year we all work with Venus energy. The first time is during the new moon cycle of Libra and then the full moon of Libra, a shining planet who is so very, very bright. She shows up in our lives near the Autumn equinox and then returns again…

Breksta, Night Dream Goddess of Twilight, Dusk, Dawn and the Veil Rider.

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Ancient Night (sky) Goddesses hold women’s memories and remembrances of a time when her root cultures were in the dreaming, the ancient cave dreaming, astral flight and dream walking that were all our gifts and the way we old souls moved about the earth before the coming of the patriarch. Brėkšta, the…