Portunus, Keeper of Time and No-Time

By Phoenix the Elder – When things drop in my lap, my soul tends to fly with them because they fulfill a personal need on my path to stay within awareness and keep the continium moving. That is the nature of walking a symbolic and syncronistic path. I wanted to share the God Portunus with […]

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Regional traditional folk symbolism of Lublin, Poland

Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – Some of my ancestors are from Lublin, Poland and when I ran across this article (source at the bottom) of Traditional art of the rural community, I thought I would share. Its motifs, patterns and ornaments in folk tradition, folk dress, folk objects and talisman of Lublin shows many […]

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Snail Totem, Black Snail and Folklore

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – In the Slavic tradition, the account of the Black Snail is as follows: The black snail lazar is a lunar symbol, which like the moon extends and hides her horns (crescents first and third quarter moon). In Styria, children would tease the black snail and say: “Puž – muž, puž […]

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Stingray Totem

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain –  As a dreamer (shaman, no drugs, no plants), I only teach about Totems that I have had long-term relationships with, being taught by them from an in-depth relationship of experiences that have proved their messages correct. Then there are those totems who appear on my path when a “new […]

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Ukraine Vinok (вінок) Seasonal Wreaths and their Symbolism

All Slavic traditions and folk traditions include flowers especially during Kupala and Noc Kupala, but Ukraine exceeds them all in the abundant uses of flowers and symbolic flowers. The Ukrainian Wreath Vinok (вінок) is a crown made of wild flowers and herbs which is collected in the traditional ways. There are different types of wreaths: […]

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Symbolism of Butterflies, Moths & the Sphinx Moth

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain –  A Great Ash Sphinx Moth visited Elder Mountain a few years ago, and then I had a dream in much detail, of the “Brotherhood of the Sphinx” (which doesn’t exist in the occult, magic, esoteric, nor middle ages documents). I received some information about this ancient cult from the […]

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Latvia Symbolism – Latviesu Simboli

Latvian Feminine Symbols: Woman, Goddess, Nature Spring Equinox – Dawn The sign of Dawn or the rising sun sign symbolizes relationship to the top, to the heavenly world, it is the knowledge of humankind and the ideal picture of aggregation model. This sign, symbol language is sunrise and sunset graphical representation. Associated with the constant […]

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Thunderstorms in the Twilight – Pleiades, the Sisters of Plenty

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – The Seven Sisters who science called the Pleiades, sit in a cluster inside the belly of Taurus the Bull, one of the four sacred cardinal points and associated with the Bull cultures like the Hindus and the Minoans. The Bull is feminine and so are her cultures, its symbolic […]

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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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