Animism 101

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – An·i·mism is the attribution of the metamorphosis of our many souls, which is not our human soul. There is explanations of animism souls in knowledge form, but as an animism is basically the function of the dormant side of one part of the human soul. It goes much deeper […]

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Arkaim, Sauwastika, Swastika and Mesolithic Symbols

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – More and more on earth, our pre-history grandmothers who ruled the shamanic cultures are being revealed with more ancient artifacts surfacing. Its sad that only University, Archaeologists and many governments do not allow indigenous Slavs to handle such objects. Some objects, amulets, talisman carry no information and others hold […]

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Ritualistic Fire

A picture expresses a thousand words and a spiritual image expresses ten-thousand. The composition of this beautiful image depicts a Slavic Pagan Ritual, the day after Hallows Eve (all Souls day). Included are rectangles in the foreground with bowls of water and lighted candles as part of the ritual of calling the souls (ancestors) and […]

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How real Shamans Experience Life

Never confuse medicine person or shaman practitioner with real shamans, they are not the same, nor born of the same root, nor of the same lineages of the past and past lives. Shamans are both powerful and very weak from attacks from people and nature. That is what gives them their true strength from overcoming […]

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Alatyr – Slavic Magical Legends

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – 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 long ago on earth. The Russian myth explains it as a Mystical Stone of folktale and epic proportions, as the Russians prefer […]

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Shamanochki Horned Kichka – The Evolution from Grandmother Shaman reduced to Maiden Bride

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – I am particularly interested as a shaman, in my ancestral grandmothers and their ancient prehistoric rituals which were dominant before the 5th through 8th centuries. Before writing, we had art and oral traditions that carried our stories during the long winter moons and the celebrations of life. Much can be seen […]

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Szeptuch Shaman

Grandmothers  return is all about timing and I have found myself not enjoying the Slavic, Balkan and Viking Paganism, because it glorifies the maiden and the male dominance of leadership. I am a great fan of Slavic, Balkan and Viking Folk Healers, Female Shamans, Artists and Rituals that equally includes mothers and grandmothers actually leading ceremonies and leading spiritual teachings for the younger […]

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Serious Dreamer & Shadow Dreamer

Phoenix the Elder – I have worked with all issues around visions, vision quests, dreams, dreaming and dreamtime and what comes with these openings from shadows, curses, demons, exorcisms and many “veil” things that walk in-between this world. I also made a commitment to sobriety in the late 80s and always stay away from those […]

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Siberian Shaman’s Bird Mask

On some of the drums of the Siberian Shamans, there is an image of a hooked curve and line which symbolizes the Horse, like many Slavic and Balkan traditions which the horse is present in folk art and textiles. The Circles symbolizes both Sun and Moon, and lastly, the Beaks and Eyes of the Bird […]

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She Wolf

Video by Phoenix of Elder Mountain “The She-Wolf” Song by Vedan Kolod (Russia, Siberia) Lyrics and music by Valeriy Naryshkin – In the darkness, in its very deep in the Taiga (forest), the Broad Taiga (forest) there’s an Old Tree and under that tired old Tree, the mighty She-Wolf dreams a Dream. She was the […]

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