Grosbeak Totem

By Phoenix the Elder – I found a Black Headed Grosbeak Feather today after a month of great changes and it is a very welcoming sign today. These bird’s feathers are black and white on their wing and because they are both opposing colors they represent both our moon internal and sun external.  Grosbeaks represent as […]

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Groundhog Woodchuck Marmot Totem

By Phoenix the Elder – All Animals, Birds, Insects and Oceanids do not come randomly as totems to us. To be a birth totem, you would have to see them every year, month or week the rest of your life and that can only be determined by hindsight. Totems come to us with a purpose, to […]

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The Royalty of Basilisk and Regulus

  By Phoenix the Elder  –  Always keep in perspective that what was deemed evil was at a previous era, a really sacred Goddess Cultures and the Dragon is the best example of this. Yes there were corrupted dragons but this was after the destruction of the souls of people in the warring kingdom. The Chinese […]

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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 […]

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Animism 101

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – An·i·mism is the attribution of the metamorphosis of our many souls, which is not our human soul. There is explanations of animism souls in knowledge form, but as an animism is basically the function of the dormant side of one part of the human soul. It goes much deeper […]

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Shamanochki Horned Kichka – The Evolution from Grandmother Shaman reduced to Maiden Bride

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – I am particularly interested as a shaman, in my ancestral grandmothers and their ancient prehistoric rituals which were dominant before the 5th through 8th centuries. Before writing, we had art and oral traditions that carried our stories during the long winter moons and the celebrations of life. Much can be seen […]

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Magical Flight of the Fox

Last night I had a Dream on the land where I live and a pretty Fox came to visit me, she was flying all over the land and it was a joy to see, her coat was very bright and shiny in the classic orange-red and white colors! So I was searching for flying Foxes in Ancient Folklore and found a few […]

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Tigers in Tokyo

I call this 13,000 year old shaman’s effigy, the “Heart of the Ancient Tiger” because it has a special meaning for me. I have a very good buddhist, scientist and professional cellist friend from Tokyo, and although I had never had a dreaming with him before (the past twenty years) while he lived in the US, I […]

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Ancestress of the Magical Reindeers

The Ancient Saami – In the Folktales of the Meandash, the Mythic Saami Reindeer people, a Meandash young woman and the mother of Meandash, speak of an old wise and experienced woman (which in ancient Finno-Ugric tradition is a shaman woman). The Meandash-nijt lives in a human form and only becomes a reindeer upon the crossing the river of blood. She settles […]

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