First Moon of Spring 2020

By Phoenix the Elder – Greetings Dreamers, Artists, Healers, Spiritual Seekers and Lovers of the Moon, Spring is finally here! The birds sing, the clouds rumble and the flowers awaken. This first of three New Moons of Spring on March 24, a few days before the Spring Equinox on March 19. Watch your signs this […]

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First Moon of Spring 2019

By Phoenix the Elder – Hello dreamers, healers, moon people, artists and creatives… Happy First Moon of Spring! Yes, its finally here. We made it through our long or short for some, three winter moons. Our rebirth now begins as we dance with mother earth’s rebirth. The first “New Moon” of Spring begins March 6, 2019. If […]

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Archaic Pre-Pagan Goddesses: Dziewanna and Marzanna

By Phoenix the Elder – Dziewanna is the Slavic Summer Solstice Goddess and Mother Earth herself. She is closely related to Virgo and Demeter.  Dziewanna (pronounced gee-vanna), has filled many roles in our rich culture and in later pagan times she is the daughter of Perun (the lightning God) and Dodola (a fertile Moist Goddess […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Romanian Folk Magic at Midnight

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain (compilations) – Magical practice at the stroke of Midnight are symbolic practices and are the gifts of our ancient ancestors of the distant worlds and Romanian women have always kept these traditions alive. The older pagan cultures of the Slavic peoples celebrate the New Year on the Spring Equinox (and […]

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Mother of Goddess – Matushka Zemlia

Matushka ZemliaPoem 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 all […]

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Ukraine Ancient Traditions of the Spring Equinox Rites of Vorotar (Gatekeeping)

This article is from www.encyclopediaofukraine.com with my additions, from my Shaman’s perspective and experiences – The Ukrainian Spring Equinox is one of the earth’s oldest ceremonies and it honors the ancestors as a ritual of the beginning of the new year Velykden, when the “Day” (Spring & Summer seasons were called Fire) overcomes the “Night” […]

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Spring Equinox, Nature’s New Year 2017

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – The rebirth of our Soul along side Mother Nature’s rebirth is a living harmony with the natural seasons. Today we welcome Spring and I follow my Slavic ancestors and celebrate the official New Year at the Spring Equinox. In religious terms, the death of winter was not honored […]

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First Moon of Spring 2016

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Hello dreamers, dancers, artists, magicians, healers and bright souls … Our First New Moon of Spring is Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 5:55 pm and sits at 19° ♓ Pisces  (Pacific Dreamtime) including a total Solar Eclipse. Congratulations, we finally made it to the doorway of Nature’s New Year and we can welcome Spring in all of her greatness, bringing forth both […]

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