Mi’kmaq Magic, Weather and Medicine

The Mi’kmaq Nation are people at Tufts Cove, Nova Scotia in Canada and their name Mi’kmaq derives from the term nikmaq, meaning “my kin-friends”. They have significant populations in Canada, United States (Maine); Newfoundland, Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, British Columbia and Prince Edward Island. Related ethnic groups are the Abenaki, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy,…

Second Moon of Spring 2018

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings artists, dreamers and lunar muses, I hope that your last moon cycle was supported, slightly challenging and you recognized at least one awareness or change, in a positive letting go. We start the Second New Moon of Spring on April 15, 2018. Second moons are all about fullness of…

Regulus in Virgo – The New Mythmaker Begins

Compiled by Phoenix of Elder Mountain – If Astrology was written by many world famous writers, philosophers or religious scribes today, when writers were still gods, these changing times upon us at the collective level would read something like this…  “We now decree, the Official Royal Rulers of Cosmology, under the Royal Star of Regulus –  that both…

Dziewanna (Mullein) – The Slavic Spring and Summer Goddess Sisters

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Dziewanna (Mullein) – The Slavic Spring and Summer Goddess – Mother Earth herself, in relations to the Slavic traditions of Marzanna and Dziewanna (pronounced gee-vanna),  also called Marowit & Dziewannawho (Devana) are very archaic goddesses.  There are many Slavic fertility goddesses of spring and summer, and they generally represent the Maiden…

Slavic Moon Wards and Wardcraft for the Dreamers

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Slavic amulets are as old as woman herself and they have the power for both the good and selfish means. Our artist/shaman ancestors valued symbolism from neolithic times and shared their sacred creativity on rocks and caves, the same as modern sacred artists, peasants, wizards, witches, embroiderers and weavers, and…

The Mind and Shadows of the Mental Body

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – For three thousand years we have been on the great quest, the great journey and all manifestations of the Mind Cult. Everything we live today, from bridges, to clear cut trees, to universities and written languages, to the military, to cities have all fallen understand the sun and its rise to…

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…

13th Moon & First Moon of Spring 2018

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Blessings beautiful Moon People, Artful Dreamers, Creative Artists, Soulful Dancers, Witches, Wild Women and Men and everyone inbetween. We begin our 13th Moon & the First New Moon of Spring on Saturday, March 17, 2018 and the Spring Equinox, Tuesday, March 20th! Its the season of endings and new beginnings as ‘endings’ and…

Melusine and the Water Beings

Compilation & additions by Phoenix of Elder Mountain – A Melusine is a twin-tailed siren and mermaid, associated with numerous stories and legends, and is imbued with symbolic meaning in alchemy. The most common iteration of the Siren is Melusine from medieval legend. Melusine (sometimes, Melusina) was, according to legend, beautiful woman with a disturbing tendency to…

Aphelion of the Dreaming Moon’s Phases of Changes

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – I am a Daughter of the Moon, a Dreamer with the Moon Birds, a Swimmer in the River of Life, a Huntress who puts boundaries on the shadows of the Moon, and the season-keeper of moontime. I was born to live and understand timelessness as a living reality, each phase…

Purifying the Dancing Waters, the Water of Life and the Water of Death

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain –  Our life giving waters on earth have the most primordial roots because water is a spirit element. Elements have the most ancient guardians from the water Dragons to the newer Ravens, who fetch both the “Water of Life” and the “Water of Death”. The lame crow obtains cures from…

Uranus in Taurus 2018-2026

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Generally, the four years of the Uranus opposition for everyone brings changes, challenges and reclaiming or finding one’s truth. Uranus in general rules the mid life crisis, that time we first realize that we are not in control compared with the nature of life. But Uranus in Taurus (every 84th…

Nightmares, Bad Dreams, Demonic Dreaming and some Dream Medicine

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – After I mastered meditation (slowing down the mind to the zero point, which results in slowing down time), it thrusted me into my higher mind’s awareness. Then I headed my two past life karmic lives which was a twenty year painful detox mixed with that demonic eternal wrath. This…

The Light Side of the Night

The Light side of the Night is the ancient Dreaming cultures and the later Shamanic cultures of earth which were created, lead, nurtured and dominated by the grandmothers. Oh but we fell asleep and when writing came and symbols into writing, she was left out of the stories, the legends and even her names. Only…

Empaths – A “Hug Free” Spiritual Diet

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Everyone one likes a hug, it comforts us when we are children and when we are adults. A hug is a sign of affection and shows us that we care for others and other care about us. But outside our family, for some of us, hugs can be a…

Slavic Goddesses

When web pages were new in the early 90s and 00s – you could find any goddess name on the web and there were tens of thousands of them. But now, everything that was, is practically gone, people move on, or they close down their websites etc and things tend to be more gentrified on…

Third New Moon of Winter 2017

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings and welcome Dreamers, Artists, Healers, Singers, Soul and Moon Lovers! We are now entering our last and final moon cycle of Winter, which includes a partial Solar Eclipse on Thursday February 15, 2018 @ at 27º Aquarius (traditionally the Pisces New Moon). For the newbies here, see the link…

Wind Horses, Lightning Horses, Water Horses and the Mari Lwyd Horses

Compilation along with writings by Phoenix – Winged horses combines the sacred animism symbolism and the Soul (bird wings of air) together in the form of air & earth, or movements of the horse clans.  The chthonian (underworld) animal of the psychopomp (retrieving the soul from the underworld) is a state for purifying karma and spiritual…

Moon Work & Lunar Astrology

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – In the seasons of the Moon, our Moon sign separates and is also joined within our life, which the Greeks called the action of synafae and aporroicae. All the signs in which she enters or departs, she can depart from the many and is joined by the many aspect of…

Second New Moon of Winter 2017

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Hello Dreamers, Artists, Healers and Moon Lovers, Happy New Moon. Welcome to nature’s Second New Moon of Winter, starting Jan 16, 2018 @ 6:17 pm pst. We finished our first moon of winter with decorated lights, good food and holiday celebrations. If you had any work or family issues arise last month, just…

Lucidvox

Lucidvox are four women based in Moscow: Alina (vocals/flute), Nadezhda (drums), Galla (guitar) and Anna (bass). Lucidvox, a forerunner in a new and burgeoning Russian DIY rock scene. »Моя Твоя Земля« My Country Is Your Country was their first album, and the dark odes they they sent through amplifiers and microphones were as open-hearted and welcoming…

First Full Moon of Winter 2017

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Our first full moon of Winter begins Monday, January 1, 2018 @ 11 degrees Cancer, 6:24 pm (pst). Its time to set our one “release” intention of what no longer serves our highest good, based on your new moon’s intention two weeks ago and what surfaced! Those who are learning and practicing…