Cicada Totem

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Cicadas are very unique because they live in retreat and underground for most of their life. They are active underground, tunneling and feeding and not sleeping nor hibernating as commonly thought. They emerge from the ground as nymphs. Nymphs climb the nearest available tree, and begin to shed their nymph…

Grosbeak Totem

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – I found a Black Headed Grosbeak Feather today after a month of great changes and it is a very welcoming sign today. These bird’s feathers are black and white on their wing and because they are both opposing colors they represent both our moon internal and sun external. …

Groundhog Woodchuck Totem

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming –  All Animals, Birds, Insects and Oceanids do not come randomly as totems to us, and to be a birth totem, you would have to see them every year, month or week the rest of your life and that can only be determined by hindsight. Totems they come to us…

Mythical Swans and the Invisible Sun of the Phoenix

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – I am a dreamer and when I was 32 years old, my mother died (1990). I was spending the night at her home. That night as she slowly departed I had my first real Spirit Dream and that was the basis to know the few and powerful Spirit…

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…

Raven, Crow and Magpie Totem and Animism

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – As a dreamer I have a relationship to crow, raven and magpie through my own animism souls attained. They are powerful messengers of the night, during the day. These medicines of the soul-birds are a very powerful path for those who connect with them, or experience their wisdom even without being…

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…

3rd New Moon of Summer

Greetings to my favorite Dreamers, Artists, Mystics, Wolf Mothers and Children of the Moon…  We are entering the 3rd and final moon of Summer which begins Tuesday, August 2, 2016 – Remember that 2 1/2 days before the actual new moon, your synchronicity and signs for the month will start to appear and for the…

She Wolves

“She-wolf”by Slavonic ethno-band “Vedan Kolod” ВеданЪ КолодЪ – Волчица (Russia, Siberia) taken from their album “Wolf’s path” (2008). http://www.vedan-kolod.org.ru: – Song in Rusian, Lyrics in English: In the darkness, its very deep in the Taiga (forest), the Broad Taiga. There’s an Old Tree and under that tired old Tree, the mighty She-Wolf dreams her Dream….

Fox Totem & Fox Dream Symbols

Totem, dream and animism work with Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Fox people and foxes are very unique, they are cunning, instinctual in their feminine physique, quick witted and they are changeable with the seasons. Those are their basic totems along with their eyes that are piercing yet loving with a softer edge. They are…

Osprey Totem – Water and Wind

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – On the day of the 1st new moon of Spring, I was riding my bike to the beach and I stopped to watch right near the ocean. Osprey then flew above me and flapped its wings for long while. On the day of the 2nd new moon of Spring,…

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…

A Rabbit Totem in the Egyptian Moon?

Hare and Rabbit are two of my helpers as a shaman, not only in the waking, but also in my dreams as night. I have a Lakota friend who is an (animism) Jack Rabbit and very powerful, and has helped me a few times. I had a lot of rabbit symbolism appear in my group…

Spider Totem

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Milena Sidorova, the spider dancer (below) takes great effort to perfect her dance and it shows. I have watched several of her performances, and although she is more of a dance choreography for other dancers, her spider self shows great promise. When we use creativity to guide our life, we get…