Waxing Like the Moon: Women Folk Healers in Rural Western Ukraine

By Sarah D. Phillips, University of Indiana – Once a woman came to see me… she says to me, “I can’t sleep, and I’m so weak.” I asked her, “Did something frighten you?” “No,” she didn’t want to tell me. I began to pour the wax, I said, “Something has frightened you—either a man, or […]

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First Moon of Winter & Winter Solstice 2020

By Phoenix the Elder – Greetings Dreamers, our Winter Moons are finally upon us and we have a powerful week coming up as our Winter Moons have arrived… Monday, Dec 14, 2020: First New Moon of Winter @ 10:16 am (cst)Total Solar Eclipse3rd Moon of Six “23” degree moonsGeminids Meteor ShowerMonday, Dec 21: Winter Solstice200 […]

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The Watery Soulful Flight of Siren and Mermaid People

By Phoenix the Elder and contributions – Throughout the long journey of written and image arts mythology, the mermaid and siren have gotten confused sometimes and mixed up with each other and have often criss-crossed through times and eras. There is a reason for this when it comes to women’s history and its recording… bascially […]

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Slavic Summer Rituals – A Rusalki Summer Solstice

By Phoenix the Elder – Learning to live by the Moon cycles, all thirteen of them, we embrace that the year is divided into four seasonal moons and each of the four seasons have rituals that are attached to them. In Slavic traditions there are the remains of pagan traditions that are celebrated and carry […]

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Water and Science

By Phoenix the Elder – Water 101 – Dr. Masaru Emoto in late 1990s wrote a book from his experiments of attaching different messages (words) and taped these words to the bottles filled with with water samples to see what crystals formed. He tested under a microscope how the crystals would appear negative or positive depending […]

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Slavic Goddesses of Water: Ziva and Siwa

By Phoenix the Elder (compilation) – I searched and did a compilation on the Goddess Siwa or Ziva as she is known. Because I work with Slavic Fire and Water Rituals, both in my folk healing and collective work, the Living Waters of Siva | Ziva is one of my favorites including Marzanna. Both of these goddesses […]

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The Spiritual Realms of Water

Study of Slavic Mythology, Università Degli Studi Di Udine Dipartimento Di Lingue e letterature straniere, Udine, Italia & Znanstvenoraziskovalni Center Slovenske Akadue Znanosti in Umetnosti Inštitut za Slovensko Narodopisje, Ljubljana, Slovenia Ovenija. In Memoriam of Milko Matičetov… The area of Pomerania, the north-western part of modern Poland, is symbolically surrounded by three major rivers: the Vistula from the east, the Oder […]

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Goddess of the Sea: Roman Salacia & Greek Amphitrite

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – I love the goddesses of the springs, creeks, rivers, the sea and the ocean. There is just something so primal in the root of these goddesses before written languages appeared. In ancient Roman and Greek mythology, one such goddess was Salacia (asteroid #120347) and Amphitrite (asteroid #29), her Greek […]

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The Dreaming Spring: Water for Body & Soul

Every three months I remind everyone here or on our facebook, to drink 2 or 3 glasses of water during everyday, during our year water challenge which ends Dec 3, 2018. This challenge of drinking water helps fuel our emotional body, our moist soul (astral body) and our physical body. (Mysteriously my Part one of […]

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