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…

Elder Mountain’s Folk Smudge and Slavic Water Cleansing Herbs and Flowers

Our Seasonal Autumn Smudge is available after October when everything is picked and dried –  Our formula here at Elder Mountain is locally hand collected and dried seasonally all summer in small batches and blessed in ceremony by Phoenix. She generally caters to herbalists who sell smudge and wrapped smudge in bulk forms but once in…

The Enchanter’s Daughter

Illustrations by Errol Le Cain and Written by Antonia Barber – The princess believes that she is the daughter of the Enchanter with whom she lives in an isolated castle. She has no name other than “Daughter”, and she has vague dreams in which she can remember another life, in which she has a name.  …

Blackberry Folk Traditions

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – We have lots and lots of Blackberries bushes and hedges that grow all around Elder Mountain. We collect the fruit for eating, the leaves for an herbal tea winter remedy and the twigs for a folk smudge stick. I love blackberries in the mid to late summer and they…

28 Mansions of the Moon and their Virtues

Celestial Intelligencer of 1801, by Francis Barrett, Book Two, Chapter 33 From Page 153: …While the Moon wanders, it obtains other powers and virtues; but every one of these mansions, contained twelve degrees, whose names and also their beginnings in the Zodiac of the eight sphere, are these: The Mansions in the First Quarter of Heaven…

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,…

The Night Bridge of Birds & The Summer Triangle

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Water Charming does have its original roots in the Night Medicines, which are now called Star Lore, the Space Program and Star Wars, as we can barely see the night stars anymore from earth from light pollution. In night medicines, the light that shines in the darkness, especially the moon,…

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….