Manzanita Tree Medicine

Arctostaphylos Manzanita is in the family of the Ericaceae. Various names are Greenleaf manzanita; Big berry plant (Navajo); Big Manzanita, Mariposa Manzanita, Whiteleaf Manzanita; Madroño Borracho, Pinguica. They grow along in California, Nevada and Oregon up to the west slopes of the Sierras into the Great Basin and Rocky Mountains. In some areas they are large…

Healing & the 13 Moons of Nature’s Seasons

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain –  This is my personal capsulized short share of how I completed my fated life this lifetime as a dreamer (shaman), to return the 13 moons of the original prehistory lunar tribe of woman and brought it into a real practice and now this year offer it to the general public. The…

First Moon of Spring 2019

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – Hello dreamers, healers, moon people, artists and creatives… Happy First Moon of Spring! Yes, its finally here. We made it through our long or short for some, three winter moons. Our rebirth now begins as we dance with mother earth’s rebirth. The first “New Moon” of Spring begins March 6,…

Cult of the Bird Women

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – Moon Birds – Song of Slavic Bird Tribe Shaman Women, their Culture, Art and Soul – The cult of the bird women go back to the very beginning of the largest cycle of Soul people on earth, which I estimate at least in this largest cycle (era) to be…

Ziva, Siwa – Slavic Goddess Waters

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming (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…

Slavic Faceless Dolls, Charms and Talisman Magical Powers

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain (collections of various writings) In ancient times, the Slavic people took traditional folk doll making seriously, and as their talisman, quite seriously (Russians call them Amulets). Dolls are also called Charms and each one were either ancestral in nature, a talisman to bring happiness or prosperity or the more shamanic folk…

Third Full Moon of Winter 2019

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – This is our last Full Moon of Winter of the seasonal year, which begins on Feb. 19th at 0 degrees Virgo, joined by the Royal fixed star Regulus at 0 degrees Virgo. Degrees at the zero points are a signature of new beginnings and with Spring now on its…

The Golden Flower

Master Lu-tsu said there are many kinds of confirmation experiences and one must not content oneself with small demands, but must rise to the acceptance that all living creatures have to be redeemed. One must not be trivial and irresponsible in the heart, but must try to strive to make deeds prove your own words….

Third Moon of Winter 2019

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings Moon Lovers, Artists, Dreamers and Empaths, we finally made it to the last Moon of Winter, the last of our Seasonal year. It begins Monday, February 4th 2019 as we now prepare for a transformation of seasons, the death of winter and the rebirth of spring. Winter begins to fade,…

Uranus In Taurus (2018-2026)

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Generally, the four years of the Uranus opposition for everyone called the midlife transformation or midlife crisis,  brings changes, challenges and reclaiming or finding one’s truth. This is true for Uranus in Taurus. As an Aquarian Sun in the Gemini house, opposite Uranus, born from a father who was Aquarian conjunct…

The Snake and the Dream

Old Russian Folktale – In a certain land there was a King who had a dream and as he slept, he saw a fox hanging by the tail of the roof of the palace. When he awoke he remembered his dream and couldn’t get it out of his mind. At last he called his counselors…

Neptune and her Dreamers

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming –  Neptune is the most elusive, dreamy and natural illusionary soul effects that can be experienced. For a long time after my T Square with six planets underwent transformation of Uranus, and then Neptune in the late 90s and early 00s…  I had learned from decades of experience that…

Second Moon of Winter 2019

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings dreamers, moon lovers, soul keepers and artists, happy new moon… I hope you had a nice holiday with your family, friends or those who prefer the solitude. We now enter our 2nd New Moon of Winter… Midwinter. For the new people here, directions for this lunar work-study is…

Slavic Winter Divination

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – I have been a huge practitioner of divination for myself and for clients and apprentices, so much so, that I have them as part of my folk healing medicine bag. I continued to work with divination because my path required so much support, assistance and healing this lifetime. I have…

The Ural Chudi 

Various Articles… Numerous legends about the “Chud,” about the “Chud people, ” have a peculiar fate. Having arisen on the basis of real facts and events in the period of the formation of Old Russian statehood and the first campaigns of Novgorod to the northeast, these legends then gained an independent life , being brightly…

First Moon of Winter & Winter Solstice 2018

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings Moon Lovers, Healers, Artists and Dreamers! We have arrived at our first New Moon of Winter, starting Dec. 7, 2018 including the Winter Solstice, Friday, Dec 21st and our first Full Moon of Winter on Dec 22nd. You have completed another Season of Intentions (six new and full…

Marzanna – Goddess of Winter

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Its that time of year again to honor the Goddess of Winter – Marzanna, an archaic night goddess and primal connection to her shamanistic and animistic mysteries of the past, present and future. These pre-religious rites are still done in very simple ways today and I hope you join us…

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…

Third Moon of Autumn 2018

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – Welcome dreamers, artists, healers and  moon lovers… our last New Moon of Autumn begins Wednesday the 7th of November, 2018 and will be followed by the Full Moon on Friday the 23rd of November. I hope you felt supported last moon cycle with any struggle, difficult choice or challenge, as…

Shopluk feat Santigold

Shopi is a regional term for the South Slavic people, self-identifying as Bulgarians, Macedonians and Serbs. The areas traditionally inhabited by the Shopi is called Shopluk (Шоплук, Shopluk, srb. Šopluk), a mesoregion, roughly where Bulgaria, Serbia and Macedonia countries meet.   The Shopluk is a mountainous area on the borders of Serbia, Bulgaria and Macedonia, of…

Goddess of the Sea: Salacia & Amphitrite

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain –I love the goddesses of the sea, the rivers and the oceans, there is just something so primal in the root of the goddess long before word or written languages appeared. In ancient Roman and Greek mythology, one such goddess was Salacia (asteroid #120347) and Amphitrite (asteroid #29), her Greek…

Second Moon of Autumn 2018

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – Greetings dreamers, artists, healers, moon lovers, it’s the new moon time again. Our Second New Moon of Autumn begins on Monday, the 8th of October, 2018 at 15° Libra and the Full Moon is October 24. How did you handle that rising magnetic energy last month? Was it a little more intense than…

Acorn Folklore

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – This Autumn we have had an abundant of Acorns in the Pacific Northwest and in folklore, it means that we are going to have a mighty winter. The Sacred Oak Trees all grow from these little tiny acorns, which the squirrel is the one who graciously plants them in…