Groundhog Woodchuck Totem

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming –  All Animals, Birds, Insects and Oceanids do not come randomly as totems, they come with purpose, to help us nature types, healer types, lover of earth types, connected to them. Those of us who love and respect nature and work at the betterment of our own nature, tend to…

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…

The Ural Chudi 

Various Articles… Numerous legends about the “Chud,” about the “Chud people, ” have a peculiar fate. Having arisen on the basis of real facts and events in the period of the formation of Old Russian statehood and the first campaigns of Novgorod to the northeast, these legends then gained an independent life , being brightly…

Marzanna – 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…

Death and the Mysterious Shamans

Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming (compilations and additions) – I have always known that powerful shamans, if interrupted by death in our collective work to eradicate darkness on this planet before their real time to leave, could find restitution and keep their work going even after death without black magic but of the light. Mystical…

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….

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…

The Light Side of the Night

The Light side of the Night is the ancient Dreaming cultures and the later Shamanic cultures of earth which were created, lead, nurtured and dominated by the grandmothers. Oh but we fell asleep and when writing came and symbols into writing, she was left out of the stories, the legends and even her names. Only…

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…

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…

Rain Ceremony

Rain Towards Morning The great light cage has broken up in the air,  freeing, I think, about a million birds  whose wild ascending shadows will not be back, and all the wires come falling down.  No cage, no frightening birds; the rain  is brightening now. The face is pale  that tried the puzzle of their prison …

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…

Pluto’s Cave, Fire and Water Purification Rites

By Phoenix the Elder – I want to preface this article of this ceremony at Pluto’s Cave, located in Juniper Flats National Park, near Mt. Shasta… I have only done two ceremonies in the last thirty years with people outside my circle of apprentices, as a collective Dreamer (shaman). The first was the Wounded Knee areas with…

Inner Child Healing helps prepare for real Soul Retrieval Work

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – The video below, shows a mother and daughter in an artistic portrayal of separation. Separation of mind and emotional body, or in relationships, can leads to rejection and abandonment issues, or phobias, co-dependency and addictions of any kind. Drama-diseases as any 40 year old will tell you, arise at…

Ptaki Mądrości

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Ptaki Mądrości (Birds of Wisdom)…  Now, I shall tell a tale to God and all the Gods, however wise he and his men may be or “think” they may be. The Eagle clutched with his talons onto a colorful Nightingale and bore her aloft into the clouds. When she…

Karelian Magic

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – The Republic of Karelia is a region in northwest Russia, bordering Finland. Beside Lake Onega, capital city Petrozavodsk is home to cultural artifacts at the National Museum. On an island northeast, Kizhi Museum is an open-air complex of traditional wood buildings. Northwest, Kivach Nature Reserve has pine woods and…

Grandmother’s Ancestors – Siberian Effigies

Article By Olga Gertcyk for the Siberian Times 20,000 year old prehistoric effigies shows people of all ages and the larger figurines of the basic large grandmothers (which in all archeology are so inappropriately called Venus). These Siberian art effigies include men, women, teenagers and children, the new research shows. It’s true that in the…

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…

Ukraine’s Night on Bare Mountain

Lysa Hora was the Legend of darkness of the rising powers of men, both pagan and christian, both politician and military at Bare (Bald) Mountain in Kyiv, Ukraine. People tend to think one is good and the other evil, but when you look at the destruction of white, red, black, yellow and brown indigenous cultures,…