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…

Goddess of Sobriety

By Phoenix and Burnt Stone of Elder Mountain – We have a pandemic going on in this world, a painful pandemic as great as all the pains released from Pandora’s Box. I chose to share the Goddesses of Sobriety for those who are struggling in this illusionary and perceptive world that brings us more pain….

First Moon of Autumn & Autumn Equinox 2018

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings Dreamers, we have three events on this first full moon of Autumn. The Autumn Equinox on Saturday, September 22, along with Libra in Mercury from September 22 – October 9 and the Full Moon of Autumn, on Monday September 24, 2018. These are very strong communication scenarios for the…

The Golden Ecliptic, Pluto conjuncts her own South Node

This article is written by my fellow west coast astrologer Cerena in Santa Barbara, CA, check out her website. I shared her article because its an extremely important event, along with the Royal Star Regulus. We also have the Pluto return of the US chart, right after Pluto conjuncts its south node. A Pluto Return takes…

Soul of the Empath

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – We empaths are a complicated mess for many years until we get serious about our the commitment to our emotional healing journey.  The main signs that must all be present for a real empath are: 1. You forgive easily; 2. You cry way too often (or); 3. You are…

First Moon of Autumn 2018

By Phonenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings moon dreamers, thanks for returning for some more moon medicine this month. We start our second year of the Moontime Culture and the “First Moon of Autumn” starts Sunday, September 9, 2018. The Autumn Equinox is Saturday, the 22nd of September. Its been a long summer and I hope…

Third Moon of Summer 2018

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings dreamers, moon lovers, spiritual seekers and sacred artists who are dedicating to this work-study of weaving the moon life, the dreaming life, the sobriety life and bringing all these closer with intention work. Our Third New Moon of Summer begins on Saturday, August 11, 2018 followed by the Full Moon on August 26….

Magical Deer Woman and our Pre-Pagan Ancestors

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Deer Goddess, Deer Woman, Magical Deer Spirit, Hind of the Woods, Elen of the ways and more, all ancient descriptions of the initiations of the eras of grandmother’s shamanic and prehistory leadership of shamanic cultures. The mystical and magical rites through initiations for women, were through her adoration and connection with nature…

Regional traditional folk symbolism of Lublin, Poland

Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – Some of my ancestors are from Lublin, Poland and when I ran across this article (source at the bottom) of Traditional art of the rural community, I thought I would share. Its motifs, patterns and ornaments in folk tradition, folk dress, folk objects and talisman of Lublin shows many…

Death and the Mysterious Shamans

Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming (compilations and additions) – I have always known that powerful shamans, if interrupted by death in our collective work to eradicate darkness on this planet before their real time to leave, could find restitution and keep their work going even after death without black magic but of the light. Mystical…

Second Moon of Summer 2018

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – (All articles are written by Phoenix from her experiences of a forty year initiations of wrathful dismemberment, permission is needed to share).  Greetings dreamers, artists and moon people, we begin our 2nd New Moon of Summer on Thursday, 12 July 2018. All of you know that I don’t usually use the…