Second New Moon of Autumn

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By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Happy New Moon dreamers, empaths, healers, artists, dancers, druids, witches and moon people! We begin our Second New Moon of Autumn (26°35′ Libra) on Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 12:12 pm (pdt). It is the traditional Scorpio New Moon and we enter the “fullness moon” of Autumn which is a celebration of the Harvest, our Abundance and of course Halloween, aka honoring our Ancestors.

This moon cycle we have the enlightenment and penetrating chaos influences of Uranus, who sits in opposition to our new moon; we also have Mercury which entered Scorpio on Oct. 17 (until Nov 5th) and Jupiter who also entered Scorpio this week (until Nov 9, 2018). I could feel them all hovering over my 12th house cusp just waiting to stir up some windy storms because of Uranus’s influences.

Mercury this month keeps the flow of observation through our thoughts, ideas and concepts, so make sure that you try to restrain just a bit from entering too deeply into shadow territory… either yours or others. A little trouble is fine for one moon cycle, but if we trip and fall on mercurial communications this month, expect hot lava to begin flow down the mountain side making us juggle much more than just our words.

All Scorpio moons ask us to take care of our checks & balances when it comes to words or even our pocketbook. People who fear their shadow will have very closed minds and they usually are the first to throw daggers your way when speaking about uncomfortable or direct truths. Keep a keen eye on what you share, where you share it, because emotional or spiritual issues that are not all fuzzy and full of love and light can spike the projector into projecting harsh things without any consciousness of it. Rather, try to categorize, compartmentalize and speak according to your most important concerns and leave the rest for next month in Sag.

Our ability to trust or mistrust our own communication or other’s is a balancing act this moon cycle. If we are not aware, then we we add the flavoring of mistrust to a relationship of any kind, which sometimes we slip for a good reason and sometimes we do not… so watch your tongue. The last five moons have been dominated by Mars, and our actions, but last month and this month involves our personal communication.

If the riverbed of Scorpio dries up in our life as empaths, then we usually have to pay a price. Its a catch 22 because we have to feel the unseen, the unspoken etc., but when we up go there, it brings up the fear in others. When the depth of our humanness becomes dry, we become very thirsty for anything to gratify us instead of practicing our spiritual disciplines of humbleness, gratitude, reverence, equanimity, respect, healthy boundaries etc. Listening to our intention this month will help. So be cautious this moon cycle but also present and honest and choose your battles wisely.

Autumn TreeThe Oracle this Moon

In the first quarter of the first month, the Year Star is at the great bridge. The east wind breaks up ice and we chose our fields. At the end of the year, the Harvest is full. This joy is hard to match. Human actions need to accord with the greater movements of our natural world (nature).

If there is harmony above, there will be abundance and blessings below. Still, we must not expect an immediate response from life. In fact, it will seem that rewards are slow in coming so wait for the natural outcome, which is a difficult practice. The “year star” is Jupiter.

Jupiter moved into Scorpio and on its positive side, it rules benevolence for difficult issues and that is a blessing. Today, I wanted to write about the main challenges that we all face when trying to walk our spiritual path. When we want to practice self-healing and integrity, we live in a perpetual awareness of our behaviors, some we can see and most we cannot – so we also watch our mirrors and our dreams for that which is hidden from our conscious self. Here is an old time list of some of the challenges we face personally or face in our relationships, traditionally they are called the seven sins, or Gandhi’s list of societal struggles. Scorpio is one such moon that allows us to address these issues. They are our unconscious issues or the more shadowy struggles around our archetypes, which tend to accumulate and express themselves in the Second Autumn Moon.

Traditionally these have been known as:
Spirituality without sacrifice
Wealth without hard work
Pleasure without a conscience
Knowledge without character
Commerce without morality
Science without humanity and humility
Politics without principle

Read over these below, and see which one you are struggling with this week. Our behaviors are a matter of awareness in order to see where we struggle. Don’t let words fool you, all these listed below are from the very simple and innocent to the most severe and some may reject them as old fashion today – but in truth, the collective truth is never out of fashion! So here we go…

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The Seven Sins – Russian Postcard

“Avarice” better known today as Selfishness, Greed and Materialism or Victimization of the lack of Physical Security. This is described as a struggle with emotional greed when we feel that only our pain or our listening and our suffering matters and should be heard regardless of what the other is going through or we do not make time to listen to their pain. Selfishness is when we cannot see the other persons point of view or their needs; and lastly, we suffer materialism when we have an issue around security or feeling safe or not feeling safe at our core. Living with the basics is all we really need to live a very healthy life, but possessions, spending or earning power have created a false sense of security, self worth, satisfaction. Avarice or greed is about our value system at its core, and it is also the root of crime. Too much and too easy makes people miserable just as too little and too hard make people suffer and disconnected. Ways to approach the healing are a sense of routine and self nurturing. 

“Envy” better known as Entitlement and Jealousy. We all go through times when we don’t feel good enough or even deserving, which is different than humbleness. But on the other side of this issue, is the demanding of self righteousness that we know it all even when we do not (but don’t know it or not aware of this within our self). The other aspect of envy-entitlement is thinking we know more than we do, without the main factor: experience. Not understanding our place in the world or in our life during certain stages of growth – always will require painful lessons for growth and being humbled. Entitlement tells us sometimes, that we are better than having to struggle and suffer for growth or for having things of value. Envy eventually is always painful (unlike pride), and it causes us to do things that harm the self or those who try to love and understand us. Jealousy of what others do or have or their lifestyle takes two paths, one we are jealous and the other we pretend we have earned it until we believe that is real.

Autumn Creatures, A Halloween Past time“Gluttony”
better known today as Addiction. Addiction’s spread all the spectrum’s today like a pandemic, from the food we eat, to the pleasure we have or the sex appetite, cigarettes, pot, alcohol and medications, money, gambling, credit cards or exercise. Everything is an “addiction” when it causes us or others pain by its accumulation. Addiction in mental terms is “distraction” from the boring, the mundane or ordinary, having to fill every moment with music or noise, or busyness or behaviors that will harm the self or others which end up with loss. Its rarer that the gluttonous person wakes up to their addiction because many years have gone by in a state of repetitive denial or justification of the addiction. Healing requires suffering, it also requires the ordinary work, play, friendship and preoccupations that adds balance to our life. Today, the usual cure for an addiction is another addiction (substitute) until the person is ready to come to terms with admission and practicing letting go.


“Lust”
which is better known today as Sexual Appetite, Sex Abuse, Excessive Self Pleasure, Rape, Sexual Deviance, Porn Addiction and Pedophilia and the Sex Slave Trade. On the simple end, lust is an excessive desire for one’s own sexual pleasure or continual masturbation daily or weekly. Sex-Love, Food and Shelter are the basics in life, and when we struggle with one of the three basics, it can take enormous amounts of work to both understand our addiction and our suffering with sexual issues. Its all fun and pleasure until it starts to show imbalance. The world likes to paint a picture that sex does not involve the issues of the soul (karma), but it does at the basic level, and for lifetimes the issues of sex can lay dormant and then appear in our adult life.  On the more severe levels of lust when its combined today with addiction-gluttony, a person can become totally unconscious of their sex-addiction. Like any addiction, self-commitments to abstinence allows a person to be with their own physical body to sense the intensity that is within them without gratification-release. This makes one very aware of the energy and how intense it is. We approach to heal it, by looking back at abuse from childhood. Practicing abstinence is a non-sexual active state allows positive detachment as a first step.

“Pride” which is known today as Conceit, Self Righteousness, Fear of Change, Denial or Unconscious Truth. When we demand attention or wish to be recognized, we struggle with pride rather than enjoyment in what we do. Pride can also be avoiding needed help or guidance but fear that it makes us look unable, unstable or unfit to handle our life, these too fall under pride. The remedies for pride is to finally seek help and recognize that this is a healthy and holistic path rather than suffering. Also practicing not taking the self so damn seriously all the time, which can add more fun in order to learn to be able to laugh at yourself. These help with our prideful actions that also arise in conflict. Others will not understand when we try to give more practice to lighten up our seriousness – and thats ok.

“Sloth” better known today as Apathy, Loss of Interest, Resistance or the old word,  Laziness. Many times these issues stem from someone who suffers from bi-polar, depression, or has had too many tragedies and are suffering emotional, mental or physical fragmentation. A loss of interest in life or even the simplest things in life become too difficult, then retreating from life occurs. Sloth is a very difficult and complex situation and to me it always involves the emotional body or lack of emotion and our personal fire, either smoldering or has gone out completely. If these continue too long, the person must force themselves to break free. A wellness plan and goals to seek help can help immensely, even if its just to manage a small current cycle of change. 

“Wrath”
also known today as Abuse, Racism, Bullying, Anger or the internal aspects of excessive Worry, Anxiety, Stress, Avoidance. Wrath (like envy), has a lot to do with what’s wrong in our world today and how we plug into such abuses as casual. When communities or groups lack awareness and consciousness when they are wronged, such as racism, many do not take this serious and there are wrathful consequences. Our own personal abuse can always be kept in check by our own ability to handle our personal anger or increasing our ability to share feelings and truth, even though we know it will hurt others. Boundary issues also have to do with the deconstruction of wrath and either we create safe boundaries for our self so not to be victims of wrath or we accept when others call the police on us that our wrathful behavior has gotten out of hand. On a greater soul level, the Call of the Wrathful Deities (dark goddesses and bone mothers) enter with chaos into our life, and come to collect a soul debt.

New Moon Scorpio

Practice patience this month, and try to be a bit more reserved in conflict and leave drama with those who choose to be inflexible with their belief systems or convictions. Try to think about the sort of person you would like to develop into ten years from now, and start this month, on that journey instead…

Examples of Scorpio New Moon Intentions! Chose only one…

I am honest with my feelings
I focus on my balance
I practice a daily grounded routine
I give myself permission to grieve
I am patient
I love myself

I nurture myself in healthy ways
I am healing my addiction
I express gratitude
I am patient
I communicate honestly
I trust myself

I practice right relationship
I trust my intuition (the first time)
I give myself permission to be angry
I ground myself when I am too emotional
I am sincere

I meditate for inner peace
I am creativity
I accept my struggles right now
I accept exactly where I am right now in my life
I hold myself accountable
I support myself

I am honest with myself
I have healthy boundaries
I forgive myself
I have healthy emotional boundaries
I honor my needs

I am healthy
I am beautiful
I am kind
I embrace change

New Moon Libra 2nd New Moon of AutumnHave a healthy moon cycle and believe in your path! Also if you use this work in your personal moon circle- please ask permission from Elder Mountain Dreaming first. Phoenix is a master teacher of dreams, dreaming and dreamtime; folk healer and shaman. Assisting in emotional body, empath issues and soul body issues and those experiencing painful transitions. Any individual or family situations that require a pure shaman (non-drug non-plant). Exorcist, remover of spells, hexes and dark magic and shadow (demon) binder.

 

Monthly New Moon Intention – New, Full and Dark Moon Lunar, Dreaming and Emotional Work-study for Soul Guidance

new moonBy Phoenix of Elder Mountain – We have been getting a lot of new participators on our monthly lunar practice each month and once in awhile for the newer people, I send out a basic outline of the “Lunar Practice and Disciplines” and how and why its done. The benefits and struggles of our self awareness path can be difficult and very difficult at times, and this continual new moon intention and full moon release practice, helps us emotionally become ‘aware’ of our issues with a steady guide by the moon herself.

Basic Monthly Practice: The New Moon Intention (chose only “one”) is ONLY ABOUT YOU, not anyone else, because self-awareness comes from within through you into your conscious self. After you set the one intention, you will see what arises your original intention and it will be the “opposite”. Example: I am peaceful. For the following two weeks, you will begin to become aware of what upsets you, what triggers your emotions, or what bothers you. Each time you set a new moon intention, this is the what happens. When years go by, you can work on the same issues, and each will be revealed in different ways, depending on the energy of that particular moon cycle.

When the Full Moon comes in two weeks (after the new moon), then you set ONE RELEASE INTENTION on the day of the full moon, to let go and release something within, which was based on what surfaced with the new moon intention. It takes a while to get the practice.

Goals are our relationship to the outer world, Intentions are our relationship to our inner world, and that is the main difference. When this practice is walked along side your other healing work or spiritual practices, it reveals the hidden self to us. Buddhism calms and breaks the mental body down, out of its out of its harsh grip or control of a well worn and grooved path, by making us aware of the minds busy sides of static, noise and constant thoughts.

This practice is only about your emotional well being, and how this effects our soul that is untouchable. Its not about anyone else, except the mirrors of those who come onto our path each month as a reflection of our own shadow or our past life karma. This practice helps you to become ‘aware of your projections onto others’, your emotional resistance (fears or self sabotage), intuitive blocks and the responding mirrors (other people) and how that effect our emotional balance and imbalances each moon cycle.

Our emotional energy and soul energy are just… energy bodies, one feels and one does not. The soul is an untouchable and unrecognizable (astral body) even for those who astral travel (because lucid dreaming and astral travel are confined to the mental astral body). How we awaken to the multi levels self is how aware we are willing to become and that is not always pretty or nice when we recognize our own shadow or behaviors. Otherwise, every alcoholic or pot addict would stop drinking or smoking at will.

Not happening without great struggle, because the addiction has overcome the awareness body of the inner soul self and she is left weak and abandoned. Love addiction relationships are the same, anything where we are bound by habit and unawareness. We are unconscious more than we can possible imagine until we begin a dedicated journey of any kind, but this kind of practice is “emotional intelligence” and the loosening of the “subtle body” called the soul.

This practice is a very simple practice in application, that is slow, mundane, and steady each moon cycle, to reveal our emotional struggles and issues to us (creating self awareness of the intuitive body), yet reveals our very complex nature the longer we do it.

I am in my 23rd year of practicing every single moon cycle with one intention and with one full moon release. The awareness of self to self enlightenment was beyond what I ever could have comprehended in my first ten years of doing this practice. I have walked and teach it as a “living” teaching, a living experience, not a knowledge study reality.

I created this as a life path and did years of testing on myself and spent about eight to ten years doing it in my new moon circles that I taught, which were based on emotional awareness and soul awareness practices. Then I added and blended it into my “moon-goddess” circles to understand the ‘higher self’ of the feminine teachings of the emotional and soul body when it came to “inter-personal” relationships; and lastly, I added “goddess, moon with dreaming” all together in the last ten years of circles for the new, full and dark moon completion. I also tested the self awakening of the emotional soul bodies practices on apprentices since 1995. This practice is very, very subtle for the subtle bodies.

moon 3Lunar Cycles
Each Moon cycle is approximately 28 Nights
(28 x 13 moons = 364 nights in a year).  In nature’s Seasonal year, there are “3 moons” for each of the four seasons (three moons of spring, three moons of summer, etc.) – with one extra moon cycle between the end of winter and the beginning of the spring equinox. As emotional beings we must contend with our karma in smaller or larger ways, that are precisely timed in their calm and intense cycles. These cycles return the burdens of our past life deeds and play out in many simple to complex ways like physical disease, mental illness, and emotional instability including illusions all the way to bipolar and schizophrenia.

The emo-soul flow gets blocked in our memories of our emotional systems until we approach and heal them from a journey into our past (this lifetime) and the woundedness which we have all suffered. That is the wounded psyche or what we shamans call, the fragmented aspects of the soul (of this lifetime). There are soul fragments also from past lives but that is much more complicated. We do what we can, and we are even under the natural age cycles and fated cycle in doing such work. Remember, the Mind-Body reality, its perimeters and jurisdictions are not the same as the Emotional-Soul reality, its perimeters and jurisdictions and perceptions.

Spiral Medicines are the core practice of Lunar or Moon Intentional Work. Its a walking backwards in time, to revisit old wounds in order to free the emotional energy of those woundings, but we need awareness in order to “get it”.  When we do not “get it” the ah ha healing moments, we become suspended and stagnant. This is the basis of permanent emotional healing which eventually leads us to our soul. We cannot heal anything we are not “aware of” in our life and along with the mental body’s meditations, the emotional lunar work is the missing half and the remaining teaching for wholeness.

At each moon’s cycle, the subtle energies of nature and our own soul (which is different than the emotional body), begins to flow or has been blocked from lifetimes of karma even at our birth. I learned how each moon cycle was very different in its effects, its energy, its thick or thinness of energy and its effected on each individual person. Around the tenth year into this monthly simple lunar path and its disciplines I saw an awakening process that was coinciding with this work, with my other spiritual path. I also shared it at my monthly goddess circle, then moon circles and lastly, my dream circles.

moonBuilding a Monthly Lunar Foundation
In the invisible aspects of our life, which are our feelings, our soul, our intuition, our dreams, our psyche, including our personal illusions and illusions in our dreams, we also build a foundation and that is working with the moon, the cycles of the (energetic) reality of that invisible.

In ancient alchemy, the Mental body and the Emotional body (and the lesser soul that we incarnate with), are called the Sacred Marriage when they are no longer at odds or in battle, and these two bodies are housed in our Physical body and bring health. The lunar life through the night’s dreaming life, and the purification of the shadow self (karma) as a process is what fragments this flow. That is simply called self sabotage, unconscious behavior, projections, neurotic behaviors or addictive behaviors and a host of other dis eases that are mental or emotional resulting in the sicknesses of the physical body.

moon 2The actual Simple Practice
Each New Moon, the first step is to set only “One New Moon Intention” … on the day of the New Moon.

The second step in two weeks after the new moon is setting: “One Full Moon Intention Release” from what appeared on your path for two weeks.

The third and last phase is the “Contemplation of the Dark Moon” period that prepares the new intention for the next New Moon.

On each New Moon, set one inner intention (about our emotional life, our creative life, our perception life or the healing of a struggle or sickness). A “Goal” is you in relationship to your greater (exterior) world, and an “Intention” is your relationship with your (inner) world. We work with intention.

When you set your New Moon, then wait for the signs and synchronicity to begin to appear (and they will). For many, this practice is first building awareness to be able see the signs and synchronicity and then eventually to weed out what isn’t important of all the signs.

When the Full Moon arrives two weeks later, we set “One Release Intention” based upon the signs and your responses to it, of what surfaced from our new moon intention. On the full moon, speak out with I RELEASE…. or I LET GO OF…. (something that no longer serves your highest good, that is about only you.)

Then during the duration of the two weeks “after” the Full Moon, this is the time of contemplation and the processes of “awareness” occurs. It is the releases in our life that brings more clarity. We bring one small awareness to us, each month.

Foundation of the following New Moon, one month after another…
The most powerful days of signs and synchronicities are the three days before the new moon, and with practice, we begin to recognize the signs that will play out the entire month. If you do any spiritual work like fasting, or meditation retreats, try to do it the week when the dark moon shifts into the new moon. The amount of information will be doubled. This all takes a lot of practice for the more advanced Lunar Practitioner, but year after year we get one more drop of awareness. A mountain moves an inch every ten years, and so too, with real awareness (consciousness) mental or emotional body. 

For most beginners, its more a dedication to begin to see results. Within one year, you have set 13 actual intentions and 13 release intentions that are symbiotic. The next seasonal year, you begin a second layer of the same issues that arise, with the next 13 new moons and so forth.  This is a stabling process and practice and we cannot heal anything we are not ‘aware of’ – not mentally, but emotionally. The mind follows the emotional body but in the patriarch that has all been reversed along with philosophy to fragment core emotional truth.

Only my apprentices have practiced the ‘more complex 2nd through 8th stages of this practice’. But at my circles I have taught and still teach, just mastering the first stage is complex enough.

rock carving discovered in the vicinity of Almaty, a large city in southeastern Kazakhstan.Moon Cultures & Sobriety of the Emo & Astral Bodies
Last and certainly one of the most important aspects of the dreamer, intuitive, and emotional body and soul body is sobriety. This is our eternal body, unlike the intuition of the psychic or medium who works off the intuition of the mental astral body.

The Moon cultures were a living culture and not based on mind-body at all, but body and soul. These were the cultures of prehistory art, dreaming, shamanism, creativity, food, music, dance, sobriety (pre-Dionysus cults), which were rituals around the lunar cycles that included maidens, mothers and grandmothers. Since then, we have all lived without a real ancient awareness practice of our emotional and soul body before the 3rd century and have accrued much karma in our past lives. The purification of karmic lives require us to experience the visions of pain returned into our body, of those we had hurt in past life relationships, be that a antiquity soldier or family issues. What remained after that was the motion, but not the enlightenment aspects of the inner spiral walk that the moon cycles can lead us to, which is first and foremost, emotional rhythm as a healing practice to eventually enter emotional intelligence through nature’s consciousness.

If we drink or smoke pot, we disrupt our emotional body’s natural rhythms and flow and each decade that this has occurred its required about half that time to purify. Example, if you started smoking pot or drinking at 15 and are now 40, the rhythm of your energetic magnetic (soul cycles and emotional body cycles) have been “dried out” and no longer work with natures’s rhythm and emotional intensities. Think of the energetic astral body of our soul and emotional body as a cloud, its moist, movements, and continual flow like a large set of clouds in the sky.

These substances dry out of soul cloud body into small, millions of dried or hardened granular sand that are no longer moist nor unified. Your mind may work with your life and nature and “think” that these are intact, but when you need the power of your soul the most, we fail in not only making large changes in our life but overcoming addicts, behavioral issues etc. The Soul offers us superpower when life hits us the hardest and the “subtle” is revealed between illusions, soul blindness and emotional waves of detoxing.

This is because our magnetic energy bodies are complicated and painful when touched and they get “lost” because pot reduces and dries out the moist “cloud body” of the emotional and soul bodies. Alcohol spikes its rhythms until they are completely off balance. If one does both, it takes about 8 years of sobriety to release what was not seen in awareness of issues or loss of the past. The memory body of the emotional body is emotional energy and the remembrances is the soul body.

These magnetic energies are a great resource that many shadows have tried to steal within our astral light (of our astral, chi or unified chakra body), not only from us in waking life, but also in our dreams at night but luring us away with useless mental, university and mind cult distractions of love and light. Keeping boundaries healthy of our receptive body (soul/emo) requires that the mental body and physical body be clear and aware that the emotional body is subdued even when it shouldn’t be. And aware that the greater self (the soul) has been put into bondage even before we reincarnated.

If mother earth ignored her moon, her tides would not be consistent nor would the germination of her seeds of plants get started. So the moon is important both physically and energetically. Moon is the ancient keeper of the seasons’ natural flow, coinciding with woman’s natural emotional cycles and her bleeding cycles  – which were the original time keepers of this planet. This was replaced with the Sun calendars around the time religion came into power.

Please ask Phoenix of Elder Mountain for permission to use her Lunar work in your circle and its partnering of the sharing of our Monthly Lunar Work-study each new moon here on this blog.

 

First New Moon of Autumn & Autumn Equinox


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By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings moon lovers, dreamers, healers, artists and spiritual seekers… Its been one whole month since our super-eclipse on August 21st and I hope that your intentions that day were brought forth. Many people do not understand that eclipses bring forth the new cycle of the next season and its flavoring. But this eclipse was a major shift and what is to come.

We enter this new season with the first of Three New Moons of Autumn that beings on Tues/Wed Sept. 19/20, 2017 (at 27 degrees 27 minutes of Virgo, in the seasonal Libra Moon cycle). This coincides with the Autumn Equinox which starts Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 (1:02 pm.) Equinoxes and Solstices are our four “changing moons” of the whole seasonal year within the 13 moons of the year. Each moon cycle has different energy with different effects on us as empaths and dreamers. Its very subtle, but the more you practice the moon intentions, the more you begin to recognize the imbalances in order to have emotional stability and strength.

The Oracle for this New Moon is VIRGO 27 – The Magician Disrobes
We bear a dream within us and in this dream, we can magically disperse every partisan consideration and make the truth – a common-sensical shareable thing. We endow this dream with more of our self, than any outwardly existing reality and slowly foster its seeds. We endow the dream with our heart’s aspirations and when we give it our all, the dream comes true. But until that point, we are worlds apart, just harboring a dream of separation.

slavic harvest time, full moonAutumn begins the season of the long journey of letting go (in lunar terms), and is nature’s change of letting herself die to be reborn again in Spring. She shows us the very first beginnings of the Season of Night (autumn and winter), and long ago, the ancient rituals to guide us through the next six moons of the year for our emotional well being, for our diversity of night dreaming and our emotional stability within relationship.

This is the time we begin to enter our inner magic along with the thinning of the veils of nature and the atonement with our own nature. The first moon of Autumn shifts into a slow waning of the light into our seen or unconscious shadow – so we can see why we struggle and suffer, by becoming conscious. Not everyone is a dreamer and an empath and most of this work is for us. For those of you who are more earthy or mind-body, you can still extract some small advances with this practice. Because most great healers know that… we cannot heal anything we are not aware of or in other words, our blind spots require healing work and support to awaken to our own struggles.

This lunar month has five planets all in Virgo: Venus, Mars, Mercury, Sun and Moon. These are all the personal planets, and its a lot of Virgo energy for a Libra Moon cycle. This means life is pressuring us to focus on our “health” within our “relationships” and practice this with some grace and respect verses drama and vindication. Whether our issues rise from intimate relationships, family, friends, spiritual circle relationships or working relationships, we can apply some healthy behaviors (restraint and patience) to the problems that surface.

I had my dream last night for this moon cycle: I am walking on a path in nature and a small fire was there in the middle of the path, so I got a bucket of water and poured it on the small fire starting and spreading. It was out and then I went for a swim in a pool right next to the path. This simple dream gives guidance up till the full moon. The simpler the dream, the more powerful the message.

Your dreams the night or two nights before the new moon will give you extra insight as well, about your month to come. So those of you who keep a moon-dream journal with us here, make note. Also put a star around those dreams, and see how next years first moon of Autumn shows a similarity. Awareness in dreaming is the one of the goals and we become stronger in our dreams at night when we also apply clear awareness (sober awareness) to our waking dreams. 

The season now turns golden along with the red-warmth of the trees and the cooler temperatures as the Season of Night (autumn and winter) begins. This brings another part of us forth, our non-physical life of our emotions, our soul and our dreaming. We now get to remember the warmth of summer only as a memory – as the fire in our belly grows stronger and stronger for winter. 

In mythology, Emese is the Hungarian Ancestress of the Árpád (860-870 ce) which is a legend from her dreaming. She saw herself becoming impregnated by the Turul bird, as it had appeared to her in a dream and told her that from her womb the great River flowed. The Turul bird as with all bird symbolism, represents the flight of our soul (it’s growth) and its relationship to the power of our will which is our mental body (beliefs and thoughts). What struggles we have within, between our body and soul, between our mind-body and our mind and soul, is reflected outwards in our real life.

Xuan loc XuanA touch of cold
in the Autumn night
I walked abroad, and
saw the ruddy moon
lean over a hedge,
l
ike a red-faced farmer.

I did not stop to speak
but nodded and round about
were the wistful stars with
white faces (like town children).

When we change seasons from the season of Fire (spring and summer), into the season of Night, we enter a time of the breaking down of some of our will, in order to raise our insight, foresight and second sight – so our rivers (emotions) may begin to flow. Healthy Libra’s inter-personal relationships within community is called “right relationship” and even  

I even ventured out with Burnt Stone and joined a circle which reviewed the artwork for the next We’Moon yearly calendar. I met a lot of really great people and it was nice be invited to a social event after four years of not socializing at all. Being supported and attending creative-spiritual related circles and healing circles is very good for our soul. Its wise today to make sure its more intimate, and that you are careful not to enter the more shadowy sides of the Reiki sex-energy circles or the ever present ego filled philosophical spiritual circles with many vampires leading them. In other words, be more discerning about your spiritual journey, and who you sit in circles with.

Everyone likes to be social and party sometimes, but to party like your 18 when you are 38 or 48, will dampen your soul energy. That can even be a peyote circle or shaman drug/plant experiences, it sucks and dries the soul moisture body right up. It doesn’t do that to the mind/body, so be wise. Try to be clear like you were at 12 years old again, it makes such a huge difference when dealing with adult issues. It also helps us find our groundedness more often, but its much harder to do. That is what real spiritual journeys are… much harder. I say this because this is a moon of emotional health within all our relations. 

The main point of these writings are for you to set your new moon intention as a practice, just chose one. Goal is you in relationship to your world but intentions are you in relation to your inner self. Then when the full moon comes, set one ‘release’ intention based upon what surfaced over the two weeks. A part of you that no longer serves your highest good.

Chose “one” Intention for the New Moon of Libra (27 Virgo):

I am positive
I AM LOVING
I am doing the best I can
I AM BALANCED
my desires are healthy
I VALUE MY NEEDS
I balance my desires
I TRUST MYSELF
I have clear judgment
I AM BEAUTIFUL
I listen with integrity
I AM RECEPTIVE (if your too giving)
I am giving (if your too receptive)
I AM INDEPENDENT
I accept my weakness with strength
I FORGIVE
I approve of myself
I AM DISCERNING
I accept where I am right now today (denial work)
I AM CLEAR MINDED (Libra is an air sign)
I am empowered
I AM IN RIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH MYSELF
I am beautiful
I AM PEACEFUL (or CALM)

I am comfortable
I AM DIPLOMATIC
I am graceful
I AM POSITIVE

So, take charge of your issues or let them continue into an abyss that lasts forever…

P.S. The last few years I have also sent my Marzanna Slavic Ritual out at this time, but I decided to send the instructions out on the Winter Solstice instead, for those who wish to participate in this ritual again.First New Moon of Autumn 2017
If you would like to be on our once a month New & Full Moon Lunar Work-study please email: Eldermountaindreaming@gmail.com

Sources: Chandra Symbols by Ellias Lonsdale; Illustrated Art by Xuan loc Xuan, Jeffrey R. Watts; Poem T. E. Hulme, ‘Autumn’. Like Crapsey, T. E. Hulme (1883-1917) favored short, often unrhymed lyrics, the first modernist poet writing in English. ‘Autumn’, written in 1908, establishes a delicate relationship between the ruddy moon and the autumn time of year, this poem marks the start of modernist poetry in England.

Rain Ceremony

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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 educated book rhetoric for profiting god(s), kingdoms and kings and for the seeds of prosperity and wealth.

Before the middle ages or earlier traditions there were no written words, nor books nor runic languages for spells or the casting of magic in the earliest pagan traditions. Magic was not something to caste, it was within the person and within nature to be touched and experienced. Its hard to understand a spirituality and impressions of magic that has nothing to do with power or personal empowerment, and from earlier millenniums into shamanic cultures before paganism, where its a birth rite of our Soul for healing.

Every modern pagan runs across the healing aspects of magic whether they do it for themselves when they get cancer and chose not to go to doctors or to seek a shaman who has healed many of their own diseases through self healing and natures magic. However we get there, there is always more to learn.

The numinous vulva, inscribed with Sauwastika, on a lead effigy, found 23 feet below the surface in Troy in Ancient Anatolia

Aficionados of the culinary arts and herbal remedies, should also know that bain-marie, namely, a container which holds hot water into which a pan is placed for slow cooking, was believed also to be her invention and named after her. Ask any modern Witch about her own Cauldron and she will say it obviously must have been a woman who created it, otherwise we would have not carried into our modern traditions today.

The etymology of the word alchemy itself abracadabra, is complicated and still debated via the Old French and Medieval Latin, coming from the Arabic “al-kīmiyā”, itself derived from ancient Greece χημεία or χημία, also attested as χυμεία, “the art of alloying metals, alchemy.”

Preceded by the Arabic definition and according to one interpretation, χημ(ε)ία could derive from Χημία, the Greek rendering of Kmt which is the “The Black Land,” an Egyptian designation for Egypt under the Clans of the Black Vulture (condor or thunderbird) of the Goddess Nehkebet (Night) which represents our Soul, all birds represent our soul. So literally, the first most powerful magical word, means the night soul and its healing.

Nehkebet’s sister, the Cobra Goddess Wadjet is the Serpent Goddess (healing applied to the soul issues of karma). These are the oldest two symbols of the goddess on the oldest stones of the neolithic eras, when they ruled before the Pharaohs (pre-Sphinx and the first Pyramid society). People just automatically think the Pharaohs were the power behind the earliest kingdoms, they were not. They were women, especially Grandmothers who were shamans and chief leaders. It was only the invention of writing that weeded them out of existence and more control through writing could do that.

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To demonstrate that magical names, often unjustly neglected and considered to be owned by a particular era or religion is just not true. The etymology of post-classical Latin Abracadabra has been the subject of much conjecture; no documentation has been found to support any of the various conjectures which have been put forward. Some have suggested an origin within Latin or Greek, e.g. as an alteration of abecedarius abecedary adj. with insertion of euphonic elements (e.g. -ra-), others a borrowing from languages as diverse as Thracian (a sparsely attested Indo-European language) and Sumerian.

A connection with post-classical Latin abraxas, Hellenistic Greek abraxas has also frequently been suggested, but the nature of any relationship is really unclear. A further large group of etymological suggestions tries to derive the word from Hebrew or Aramaic or even Arabic in various ways, involving, for example, an alteration of an unknown Aramaic name of a demon, or a connection with a Hebrew word’, but again, supporting evidence is lacking, and the uses of the magical word in Jewish sources does not seem to be attested before the early Middle Ages, or around the 13th century CE which is relatively new uses of the word.

Magic outsides the context of mind, mental body, paganism and even witchcraft is a different relationship to magic for those willing to begin anew as a soul and not “use” magic but rather… “be” magical in its natural forms, not mental form and let the magic come to you in nature’s forms, not human forms. For the directions and realms of the mental body has controlling aspects of desires, that are put forth and where there is desire there is ego and control issues.

Long time practitioners will tell you that the personal journey equals the magical journey and how they master their own issues and heal them, adds to the greater magic applied. Some are naturals when young of course, but karma is a bitch when it returns what you have sent out from being young and unaware of the 360 degrees, rather than 180 or 90 degrees or even the linear process of how the mind actually works. I think modern Chaos Magic practitioners try to touch on some of the more shamanic magic but they are prisoners of the mind and not shamans.

To touch real chaos, it is a development of behavior, of attitudes,  of healing and of disciplines. In other words, the undeveloped nature of the higher self, living a lower or little self with the idea of the great power of magic bypassing real life.  In the magic of the soul and of nature, it’s quite the opposite its an incorporation of real life of the natural self and the natural world, not the world of power but empowerment. Although the meanings that are embedded in our souls memories and soul remembrance are far deeper and older than the 12th century, more than formulated letters, runic charms or sigils and spells.

Even the root, older than Nordic and German runes are the Hungarian or Magyar “rovás” runes which is ignored by runologists, even when they discuss the possible origin of the runes. A handful of faithful Hungarians who try to show the antiquity of their rovás writing. When  we move out of these written origins of mag we move into the breathing of the life forces into the world from one’s soul which receives the earths magic, natures magic from its own source.

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Silence, Breathing or Whispering will connect with the energy of magic’s energy, as a still step into soul’s magic energy of what is around you. Its what around you that is more important than you. A little bit at a time without words, books or the alphabet if rightly told; surely the ancient belief that whispering, like the Slavonic whisperers is a kind of multi-dimensional loom of women who with their clan or nomadic families were ceremonial weavers before they every called themselves magic. All of this type of magic was dissipated after the 12th century mostly because of Heraldic Religious suppression all over the world.

Magic has its other realms, it has sight, it has smells of the olfactions and its formula layering outside the context of writing and runic writing into form, into image and into pure art (creative). Its our ability of human’s interactions with the in-between the worlds magic which is untouchable and cannot be owned or used for self-reasons, because its not based on the physical. It is the Clair-alliances, Clair-audience, Clair-degustation and Clair-sentenance forms of nature that come forth and make themselves present to you. Some call this the mystery and mystical experiences, I call that magic born not of the mind but the soul. For a human does not approach this type of magic, it approaches you and with it, a storm of the winds of a reality that no longer exists in a claimed way.

In modern magic (1000 bce to present), the transcribed, the scribes, the knowledge, the divination of priestesses, the symbolic or runic languages were created to bring word form into the right here. But in prehistory these magic applications were dances, song and a shamanizing action, sometimes with a drum and with the more rare, with the soul of the self activating pain. Interceptions actually created more power then for men during the pagan era, and then the original voodoo witchcraft for men (was to gain power through woman’s soul and womb as one) and steal her fire began to spread… the Hebrew Demon Bowls are proof.

There was a site that referenced abracadabra as “a word of Kabbalistic“ significance that was, and still is used for incantations. It was declared that when written, folded so as to conceal the writing, sewn with white thread and worn around the neck, your ailments would subside. Sometimes you were required to remove letters and this would further cause the illness to diminish.” Did this work? Well the journals do not give accounts to this experimental time on earth of who, when, where and what. So no, there is no accountable data for that.

To dive deeper, you can walk further into it, but the notion is hardly unique that the myth of the power of words and language has a heavenly effect, but more of a power and control effect. In Arabic, Hebrew, Sanskrit, Chinese and Japanese, there are dozens of mystical scripts and amalgams of marking alphabets or ideograms that are moved to talismanic objects equal to this one Kabbalistic reference.

abracadabra talismanAnother reference is that the phrase is Roman in origin — with a slightly different spin: “from ancient Rome the phrase abracadabra! It’s likely a version of the Aramaic words abra (to create) and cadabra (“as I say”)— or “create as I say.” According to the 2nd century CE – physician Serenus Sammonicus, who was Emperor Caracalla’s personal doctor, said it was an incantation used to weaken the hold that disease or illness would have over a person.

Shamans who undo curses, or bind demon vampires, werewolves, witches, evil sorcerers or undo sickness of the soul, travel to the place of the sickness within the soul, with their own soul to cut the chords between the human and their demon. That is magic at its highest and full conscious levels. The mind has no jurisdictions here, except observation. When a dreamer (death shaman) consciously leaves her body with her soul (astral body) she has the power to slay the sickness or the persons karmic astral body (demon or shadow) and send it back to the underworld where it belongs and was freed by that person through shamanic plants, drugs, psych meds etc, either consciously or unconsciously. The unbinding then has really occurred. If abracadabra was written and worn in a container around the neck, it would cure something only if the soul was involved. This is the earliest magic of the pre-pagan eras, in the shamanic eras.

The earliest destruction’s account was a Biblical account, found in the history of Rachel. When with her sister Leah, and her husband Jacob, they left the house of her father, and the first connection of a female holding magic in her hand, was documented saying that Rachel was a thief. Of course when it comes to women, we know the hate of religious father’s hell pit of distortion and misunderstandings and slaughter of women.

Douglas Harper, etymological wizard, offers, “magical formula, 1690s, from the Latin (Q. Severus Sammonicus, 2th century), from Late Greek — Abraxas, a kabalistic or gnostic name for the supreme god, and thus a word of power. It was written out in a triangle shape and worn around the neck to ward off sickness, etc. Another magical word, from a mid-15c. writing, was ananizapta.

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“Hurl your Thunderbolt even unto Death.”

This is the holiest of its meanings and leaves the human teaching out of it, and goes further back into the goddess era’s of nature and natural phenomena, instead of human magic as a human creation. Nature at the root assists us and I believe the entanglement of our lives in our adult stage (not youth or elder) is what magic & meaning holds from within, extracted outwards and taking non-magical paths of learning which unfolds magic even deeper.

What lies beneath our mind and body is our soul, and she requires many sacrifices and humbling pain in order to enter her swirling realms of energetic information, the great spiral must first be walk, then limp, then crawled in libation to power humans cannot even imagine. In other words, at the greatest levels you suffer, are the greatest levels of your souls abilities. All this lays in the womb of woman and she is crippled in her maiden stages (0-30) and much of their adulthood is a path that requires healing in their 40s and 50s and sometimes even their 30s to reclaim what they lost in their youth. The magic of healing of emotions, not words is the medicines that heal her.

Somugriem Emaljētajās saktās UgunskrustsWith all magic, even modern Hebrew (after 2000 bce), there is also the shadow or demon aspects, nowadays, such demonic forces of real living humans and their shadows may seem foreign to us, but in our culture too, often unknowingly, we still allude to shadows that keep us separate from our own shadow, such as the word “nightmare,” for example. “Mare” is not an evil spirit to suffocate sleepers by lying upon them, so if we move beyond these surface teachings, the mares are one of the shamanic terms that bring the dreams. In Slovak mythology it is said that we do not feed the horses with oats but water them with fog. This is a direct meaning of the shamanic aspects of horses which are the unbridled or uncontrolled nature of the emotions of living things and of water (emotion) of nature.

Amenta sometimes called Amente, is the Goddess of the Psychopomp, identified as Thoth, and identified with Hermes by the Greeks and later known as Hermes Trismegistos, and Mercury of the Romans, who is regarded as the founder of alchemy, hence, of course, the word “hermetic” in the sense of “esoteric, cryptic” but also, surprisingly, of “airtight.”

Indeed, the expression “hermetically sealed” derives from the fact that airtight containers were used in the Hermetic art of alchemy to collect vapors after heating substances. Such an early distillation apparatus called κηροτακίς and used by Egyptian alchemists was considered to be the invention of Mary the Jewess, a famous alchemist, said to have lived in Alexandria in the first century CE and who used to write under the pen name of Miriam the Prophetess, sister of Moses.

Sources – Ancient Anatolia (Troy) effigy of the Goddess Culture, Turkey; Many various writings on the web, wiki, etc. all adjusted and shamanized into a new direction, by Phoenix; One of the Magical Talisman (working) Stones of Baba Phoenix of Elder Mountain; Symbol Somugriem Emaljētajās saktās Ugunskrusts

Stars, Moons, Charming and Tattoos

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I work with Slavic-Balkan Moon Charming through Water, when moisture needs to rise. That can be emotional issues within folk healing, which is done when the mental body and mental activity has terribly repressed and imbalanced the body’s relationship to the emotional body. I also do Fire charming rituals, which are strictly for purification, an emptying out. Emptying cover a wide range of issues, from addictions, self abuse, or even the root foundations of physical healing, its also called chord cutting.

In folk healing, charming can also be done with song or dances applied to healing, as long as the intent is set for “transformation and change” of the persons life. Charming has also been called magic, but shamanism and witchcraft are very different when it comes to magic. One is human based and the energy going outwards, the other is strictly nature and applied only to the self. Both are done within the phases of the moon of course, as paganism sprung and was birthed out of goddess cultures, which were born from shamanism.

The important natural magnetic energy of all living things are receptive and this is what is the magic aspects of nature, within shaman’s rituals. A shaman’s healing work or healing ceremonies are all based upon the experience of the shaman herself who required decades to heal their deadly diseases and that has given them the medicines through many experience (non plant, non drug shamanism).

Prehistory was not base on the sun and time, or the outward flow of energy, electro-energy. It was and still is based on the cycles and phases of the moon and no-time, on deeper emotional energy and living energy of feeling by all plants, humans, birds, animals etc. The flow of receptivity. Charming then, is the relationship to the environment and it’s energy of magnetic reception, through a personal application of it is utilized with natures flow. That is a very important factor because its energy uses are receptive and if the intention and basis is not balance and the shaman balanced, then it will backfire causing more harm to the shaman.

 

The natural rhythm of the full moon is about releasing emotion and the new moon is the points of transformation. The earth’s natural calendar for millions of years was the combination of the cycles of the moon and woman’s cycles of bleeding in unison, along with the seasonal changes of nature, and the equinoxes and solstices.

18555939_10154573588818321_8501052371301068701_nNew moon ritual that included sacred tattoos can also help as a visual reminder for women to become in alignment with nature. Sacred tattoos also done in ceremony can energetically connect ones dreaming and intuition with the tattoo itself. I have done all of my vision quest tattoos this way.

When the moon work is added to both tattoo with sacred or purity rites, the tattoos transference of dreams becomes stronger. In the beginnings of lunar cycles, within a ceremony and full moons which carry the most power of endings, releases and letting go, we learn and begin as a practice, flex-self awareness. This means that to become more free in expressing our truth through emotions, the more we are willing to work with our fears. These contributions actually are the energetic power that feeds the symbol of the tattoo and makes them applicable as sacred items on the body.

Within the cycles of sickness that begin to release from awareness practices, one must commit to begin a journey of sobriety for groundedness, and flexibility during struggles of changes. Changing moon is a path for those who are serious about their health and spiritual journey and willing to be flexible or flex-self. Without being flexible to personal fears, then stagnation and rigidity remains. All of this is done with strict and healthy boundaries in relationship. To advance spiritually, it must all be worked with together.

Larger rituals for community are set around the moons of the yearly solstices and equinoxes. The most powerful healings for individuals or community occurs after the Autumn equinox, especially right before dusk. This the the most powerful time that our personal releases from our emotional body can be released.

When doing Moon Charming, moonlight illuminates water, adding more of nature’s power to magnetic energy within receptive water, not just in a physical way, but an energetic way. Setting bowls of water outside, in a quiet natural place, asking the water to receive the light of the moon and to bring blessings and healing from its light is basically all that needs to be done. On the great shift eclipse August 17, 2017, I did an eclipse moon charming. I did it specifically for dreaming and drank the water a little each night and set my dream intention. The more our heart is into this kind of magic, the more powerful it is. Working with our perception body (emotional body and soul body), with magical pure water, is a great purification elixir (drinking it). Moon charming is added to rituals to bring a receptive quality to our path, as the most powerful rituals are the most simplified.

When I do chanting in my shamanic work I am generally alone and I never do moon charming with my drum. Drums open doorways and stir up shadow and sickness (shaman’s drums), or lightning and thunder energy. They shouldn’t be used when moisture is needed because its more of a nurturing energy. Fire and Water rituals are different, they are both for healing and purification.

The photo below of the Chukchi woman has her three charmed tattoos on her cheek and mouth. All are and still are today, for protection of shadows. They say the dead, but as most real shamans know, they are for the shadows of living people, that roam outside their body or have been freed from the underworld. The charming rites of shamans goes much deeper than medicine people . For some reason when we fell asleep, those who have ancient traditions or modern ones, think that even forces are not known and the dead, but they are not.

When I received my tattoos for all of my vision quests, they were charmed and they serve my purposes as well in the same manner. I did ceremony with each tattoo artist which I made them also participate, they received a blessing as well. Those were my water rite or moon charmed tattoos. Now I begin a series of tattoos for my fire rites and they will complete my 40 years of shaman’s initiations of death, transformations and rebirths.

 
CHARMED TATTOOS. Chukchi woman with three fertility tattoos on cheek and a cruciform tattoo foil marking the corner of her mouth that was intended as a charm against evil spiritsTattoos themselves do not protect us by themselves and never have, but rather, the experiences of healing and tests to overcome one’s personal fear are the power. These tests and sobriety and another disciplines mastered, purify the astral soul body (chakra body or chi), which then is the power against shadow forces. The tattoo is only the “honoring of that” or the power of the soul honored in the form of symbolism in sacred tattooing.
 
When I lead group journeys (my shaman’s journeys), everyone offers a piece of their hair by cutting it to represent letting go of what has held them back, their own emotional, mental or physical disease while alive. I burn all their hair in a fire charming ritual with them present before we journey. I gather it all in a sacred bowl and I do this because its not only is it an intent of cleansing of their own personal issues but it is a way in which I can protect them during a journey.
 

This Chukchi tradition is that after the death of a relative, the Chukchi fastened a single bead to a lock of hair to repel the “spirits of disease”.

THE EARTH & THE ESTONIAN STAR BRIDE

Long ago before grandfather took over all things spiritual or leading community, grandmother’s teachings were that “star” means “night”, not the night sky. Night meant the inner reality that is feminine, hidden, unconscious and perceptive. The emotional body in its highest expression along with the soul. That is what star meant. When the astronomers took out astrology, especially in first through third centuries, star took on grandfathers teachings, which was the physical and science spiritual concepts of other beings off planet. When we return to wholeness, the other half that has been missing a few thousand years, we leave those night tales and paranormal tales go and return with two feel on the ground and remember that star means night and night means our inner life.

According to a Chukchi legend, the Earth (Nutenut) lives in a large house. The story tells that the Sun, Moon, Sky, Sea, Dawn, Fog and Mist were visiting. They all wanted to marry the Earth’s beautiful daughter. The story resembles to some extent the Estonian myth of the Star Bride yet their endings are different.

In The Star Bride the maiden picks the Star to be her fiancé. In the Chukchi myth the maiden does not get to choose a fiancé, but suitors compete and the winner marries the bride. However, none of the aforementioned suitors wins the contest, but a Chukchi shaman Jettögöt, who raises his staff and touches every rival with it.

As a consequence the touched side of each suitor catches fire and they all flee in panic. And Jettögöt marries the maiden. By the way, polygamy is not forbidden among Chukchis and is unofficially practiced to our day. As can be seen from the above text, the Sun already has a wife called Kavra-ŋŋa.

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The North Star (in the Chukchi language Iluk-eŋer ‘the Immobile Star’, ‘the Nail Star’ or Unp-eŋer ‘the Driven-in Stake Star, and the ‘Pole Star’ is cast in the central role among stars. V. Bogoraz Tan claims that the latter version of the star’s name is common all
over Europe. The North Star in the firmament is like a pole or stake driven into the ground around which stars circle, resembling horses or reindeer tied to a pole. Its house is near the Zenith and through its smoke opening it is possible to travel between worlds.

Due to that opening the North Star can be seen in all worlds, and the underworld as well as in upper realms, while other stars and constellations are not the same in different realms. At the same time it is believed that the North Star’s house is higher up than other houses. Its house is made of ice-like substance and to its top is fixed a lighthouse, like source of light.

In his book Andres Kuperjanov lists the names different peoples call the North Star by the Golden Pillar (Mongols, Buriats, Kalmyks and Altaian Tatars), the Iron Pillar (Kyrgyzes, Bashkirs and Siberian Tatars), the Lonely Stake (Teleuts), the Golden Stake (Tunguses). All these ethnic groups picture the North Star as an immobile stake or pillar or a stake driven into the sky. The same applies to Chukchis. The Chukchi name of the Nail Star has a close resemblance to the Estonian name of Põhjanael ‘Northern
Nail’.

ARCTURUS & VEGA

In the Chukchi worldview stars ranking next to the North Star as to their importance are the so-called heads (in Chukchi Leutti). Heads are formed of two stars. The First Head is Arcturus in the constellation Bear Watcher (Chukchi Janotlaut, Estonian Karuvalvur
‘Guardian of Bear’) and the Second Head is Vega in the constellation Lyra (Chukchi Jaatlaut, Estonian Vabamees ‘Freeman’, The Sun, the Moon and Firmament in Chukchi folklore.

According to Chukchis these stars are cousins. Travelling in the nighttime tundra Chukchis use the mutual position of the heads and the North Star as a reference point to find the right direction. Arcturus is sometimes also called the leader or the guide of stars. Chukchis turn to both of the stars to seek help when healing. In case of diseases a sacrifice has to be brought to Arcturus or the First Head. In case of stomach ache the sacrifice and spell have to be addressed to Vega or the Second Head.

STAFF STARS, ORION AND CELESTIAL BODIES

The Estonian Staff stars are the three stars in a row in the constellations Aquila (Old Staff Stars) and Orion (New Staff Stars). The stars a (Altair) and g (Tarazed) in the constellation Aquila have a special meaning to Chukchis. They are called by the name Pettigún. The Aquila constellation brings the new year to Chukchis for it appears for the first time on the horizon on the winter solstice. Reindeer herders as well as Chukchis living in the coastal areas brought sacrifices on the occasion, at least formerly. Especially suitable were fat male reindeer. At other festivals, blood is sometimes sacrificed and reindeer are exchanged for symbolic statues made of plants or snow.

Sources: Joan Miro stone painting, Hair repel from larskrutak.com, the Star stories from www.folklore.ee, Artist Remedios Varo

Protecting & Healing the last frontier… our many Souls

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By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – There was a life before men’s kingdoms of conquiring, of war and killing. This life was our many ensouled life, the one we reincarnate with, the one of our animism shape shifting soul that some of us still retain, few but strong. People only know history by what they have been told, but when you have out of bodies, can time travel and astral travel, most of its not true. Yes kingdoms did rise and fall and yes the Dragon was the symbol of women’s cultures before men took over. And all at the cost of people don’t even know what the soul is and what is did before the kingdoms rose to power around 1000 bce.

In today’s world, the development of our emotional body and the development of our intuition is mandatory and that doesn’t even include the eternal soul astral body. To protect this soul and emotional body of ours, is even more important today because there are not many of us left. We may not o to the extreme of this photo, but energetically, we definitely have to protect what we have worked so hard for in waking up and knowing that power and control is a mind reality and its built Religion, War and Science and they don’t give a shit about your soul.

I suppose it depends upon where you live whether you even have an ability to heal your soul, not many do and even in western countries or first world countries, so many are asleep, still. Within the ability to heal our personal issues, our drama, our emotional destruction to self or others, our past wounds and learning to not taking things so personally, as daily practice along with sobriety, then there is a chance you can walk and stay on a path when things get really intense. These are the times in our life when cycles of change begin to descend and letting go becomes self bondage (making our life more miserable by not letting to).

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True healing practices are weekly, if not daily, if you can see them in the light of becoming new while burying the old. Even just a little pull back when you want to lash out, or walk away rather than engage in conflict if you are an extrovert, or the opposite if you are an introvert. These self development practices, which are based in common sense, helps us develop our intuition by mastering our own emotional energy and protecting it at the same time by confronting our fears.

Once we chose to commit to our emotional wellness, we learn to increase our listening abilities to a greater or lesser degree depending upon the person. Healing practices help us remain grounded in our sicknesses, and emotional clarity even helps us to begin to recognize our personal fears within our emotional responses if we can become aware of them while they are happening. Triggers to our emotional issues are some of the most complex energetic realities out there when it comes to personal mastery. Loosing our shit is what its called, or collapsing in upon our self from fear.

I put this lion photo together to show the evolution of the natural history of Baghdad. First the lion was admired and fear, meaning that nature and woman were respected. Then the power of men began to tear down the goddess (women, animals, nature and our souls journey making it impossible to heal with the loss of the elder grandmother shamans); and lastly, the imprisoned soul from the misuses of the feminine soul, destroying both its gifts and the birthing our repetitive shadow which has soul loss lifetime after lifetime.

This is a result, of all the wise and shaman grandmother teachings of how to really heal the soul by paying and healing real karma (not religious and pagan writing substitutes), were excluding. Writing and its invention was exclusive, it was only taught and allowed by and for men (and maybe one or two daughters of Kings). Now on earth because of this, we are coming to a crisis and peak of karma.

In 1918, the last lion in Iraq vanished, and now, one imported lion sits in a cage starving to death in the Baghdad’s Zoo. That is all that is left after 2000 years of its Kingdom. This is what happens when you deny half of the earths population in spiritual and religious leadership (women).

Baghdad is just one place of the millions of places that have this same thing happening.  In animism (my shamans reality and living of it), the souls of men and women and their animal (animism) souls, like lion, is completely wiped out by religion/warrior religions. All religions were warriors from their beginning and the true soul people of earth, have paid a great price for allowing that to spread and grow.

Today it is not only necessary to protect our emotional body and our soul, but mandatory through our sensitivities, because so much shadow and temptation roams as power these days, even in the small forms like ego, pot, selfishness, fear, astral sex, etc. You would have to be fully asleep to not even recognize shamanic plants are destructive to the soul or astral sex is a form of rape. When we are an emotional person, or even the more server emotional person, called an empath, it makes a great difference in our quality of life on a daily level if we nurture our wounds, stand up for our self emotionally and intuitively. Most of us, for years suffer emotionally until we begin to really commit to do something about the mess that our mental and emotional imbalances are in.

When we do finally commit to the “healing” (spiritual) journey, we also effect the development of our intuition, and when adding or getting healing work done monthly our quality of life improves to add strength to our issues. There are no quick fixes in healing once something has opened up.

In my shaman’s reality, I rely on these healed aspects everyday.  I rely this sharpness, and focus and especially the positive detached nature I have mastered over three decades of healing and practices. I do not separate my human self from my animism nature which includes my shaman self and all three now work together without any blocks. Long years, hard work and even retreat from the world.

Within all living life, the animal clans, bug or insect clans, bird clans and oceanid clans, they guide us, give us information along our path as we travel this world, travel the in-between worlds (this world and the energetic / dream worlds) of earth. We have a great connection to nature, not our drum. The drum is only used in certain instances to go into more intense places, not to be used like drum circles, or meditation. Its a tool that is used very specifically for specific reasons in many traditions around the earth.

The natural world is our allies in order to do our work more precisely. The trees, rivers, wind, oceans also contribute and lend their help as well. Whats arising today is a lot of young people doing aerokenisis, hydrokinesis, cryokinesis, pyrokinesis, terrakinesis, electrokinesis, chronokinesis and others, which are all manipulations of energy, either mental astral body or soul astral body, but the majority are the mental astral bodies energy system, its like the sublevels of astral travel. Bulldozing a forest is also a manipulation of energy, or the miltiary training electrokonises soldiers to shut you and your soul down – is also a real future coming.

So what do gifted people do? Do what they always have done… peace and self healing.
bronze bird 1st millennium BCE Perm AnimismWhen most are young, these gifts are born out of wanting to be powerful, and just like war, opposing forces come to hunt. Developing our skills, whether its intuition or a kinesis abilities also requires ego destruction practices, anger and emotional trauma healed, mastering not taking things personal for many years, because it is our own karma which has given you bad experiences or drugs/pot/shamanic drugs, which ends up energetically being our own self destruction.

As a shaman, our realms of animism, which is “so different” from sorcery and waking magic, we don’t do magic nor set spells, nor enchantment or intent outside the self – because the karmic wrath is too severe of a punishment. Animism is our jurisdiction and even as a small girl I could shape shift into my black jaguar and it took years to heal and purge karma, which kept my jaguar alive. These types of gifts protects us while roaming the real underworld levels or the more shadow parts of the middle worlds and without them you do not survive.

Those who think they are roaming this reality with shamanic plants and drugs are not, not even astral travelers enter our realms, the mental astral body rules both lucidity and astral travel and those are beginners. They don’t even come near. Shamans enter these realms, only when we do healing work for those who have lost their souls, have sickness from soul ‘loss’ this lifetime or other lifetimes or being attacked by living humans and their demonic shadows that are sometimes freed through addiction or ritual manipulations for power.

In animism, the fairy clans are bug and insect groups of people, and are highly respected, whether they are in their shape shifted forms or their human form, after all they are over one and half million years old. I have read on some fairy clans that they think they control the bird clans, from Thunderbird down to song bird. This is not true because bird clans eat bug clans for nourishment.

Shamans serve a purpose in healing and that is what they have always done, whether they add aerokenisis as a gift of their incarnation or not. It is our job when shadows, dark forces, are too big for others to handle, and sicknesses descends because of it… not only in times of plagues (that is why they originally wore the bird mask), but also in times of great shift of the ages, such as now.

Sources: Female shamans of ancient Perm animism (birds), Baghdad lions.