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…

First Moon of Summer 2018

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – All Phoenix lunar and moon work is copyrighted so please do not use any part of her seasonal moon information for you own books or teachings without her permission. Greetings dreamers, healers, artists and moon people, we now enter our  first of “Three Moons of Summer” which begins June 13,…

Legend of the Miskhorskaya Rusalka

In the Crimea there is a legend about this mermaid, in the vicinity of the Village of Miskhor. In one of the small houses there lived a young maiden of Arz. For many years she was in love with the shepherd Abiy-aka, who was also in love with her. Sometimes they met at the spring,…

Protection of houses against evil in the region of Mazovia, Poland

Article by Llamus Dworski – ‘Lamus Dworski’ is dedicated to Poland – Polish history, archaeology, arts, culture, folklore, curiosities, and more. Visit her site @ https://lamusdworski.files.wordpress.com People in the old Polish countryside were very particular about maintaining certain rites and preparing protective accessories in their household and the whole farm enclosure. These customs stemmed from pre-Christian Slavic…

Introvert and Empath

  By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Being a sensitive makes a person highly sensitive to the energy and emotional energy swirling all around them, which naturally tends to make them withdraw socially and for other to withdraw in intervals from social situations, or festivals etc. Sensitive’s and Empath’s can be both introverts or extroverts….

Babylonian Folktale “Appointment in Samarra”

Having a few friends from Baghdad, especially one who is very spiritual and a dreamer, I  enjoyed this folktale because I have always viewed Death as a feminine essence of the primordial Grandmothers, ever since I was a child, from her cave eras of earth long before any king of Persia or Baghdad was born. I…

The Dreaming Spring : Water for Body & Soul part 2

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. Part 1 is here. Wendy…

Crystals are not for Empaths, hsp or Dreamers

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Crystals are very beautiful and pretty, and unfortunately not everyone can or should work with Crystals & Gems. If one is a healer, or a sensitive, an empath, or has anxiety, a dreamer etc., then please enjoy the article.  If crystals don’t bother you, this article probably is not for…

Third Moon of Spring 2018

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings Dreamers, Moon People, Artists and Healers, we begin our last and Third New Moon of Spring on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Spring is ruled by the Maiden and the first Season of the year so according to the natural or natures year, we all get our new beginning. Our…

The Mystery of the Ancient Spiral Paths

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Spiral Medicines are long before grandfather’s time (of kingdoms, religions, paganism). This natural journey of the cyclical spiral calls to some of us in our spiritual healing path. The rhythms and movements of our inner life is in harmony with the earth when we work very hard at our healing, our relationships,…

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…

Slavic Spring & Summer Goddess Dziewanna and her Sister of Autumn & Winter Marzanna

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), are also called Marowit & Dziewanna who (Devana) are very archaic goddesses.  Devana is the Slavic Goddess of Forests and Wildlife ,much like the Huntress Artemis….

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 Moon Phases of Change

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 that Flows from the Great Mountain, a Huntress who puts boundaries on the shadows and one who lives by the seasons of moontime. I was born to live and understand…

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…

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…