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 (shaman), I have both a relationship to crow, raven and magpie through my own animism souls attained but know much of the totem aspects and relationship as well. The medicines of the soul-birds are a very powerful path for those who connect with them, or experience their…

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…

Cosmic Egg and the Cult of the Bird Women

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – The cult of the bird women goes back 300,000 years at the beginning of this largest age, and within that cycle, there are four very ancient symbols that are in almost every culture: The Bird (representing our feminine nature, the Soul); The Serpent (representing the healing of our Soul); The…

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,…

Stone Alatyr – Russian Magical Legend

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – 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 to…

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 of the Shamanizing Animist

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Milena Sidorova, the spider dancer 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 teacher sharing her choreography with other dancers, her spider self shows great promise. When we use creativity to guide our…