Mesopotamian Goddess Geštinanna

Compilation by Phoenix the Elder with her additions– Geštinanna is an early Goddess from Southern Mesopotamia which goes back to about 2540 bce in Sumeria. She is associated with the psychopomp dreaming and a dream interpreter. A goddess of agriculture and fertility as a mother goddess and sister of Dumuzid, the Shepherd God. Known also […]

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First Moon of Summer 2020

By Phoenix the Elder – Our seasonal shift starts with the Summer Solstice on Saturday the 20th of June and the Solar Eclipse & New Moon on Sunday, June 21st.  We step into our next moon, which is the root of emotional intimacy and the joys of summer. I will be setting my first moon of summer with you […]

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Rusalki and the Summer Solstice – Slavic Summer Rituals

By Phoenix the Elder – Learning to live by the Moon cycles, all thirteen of them, we embrace that the year is divided into four seasonal moons and each of the four seasons have rituals that are attached to them. In Slavic traditions there are the remains of pagan traditions that are celebrated and carry […]

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Troll Mythology

Compilation by Phoenix the Elder – Most people think of Trolls in current times as the big oaf Disney version, but that is not true. Trolls are small and there are many varieties from the Slavic Domovoi, to the Leprechauns of the UK, to the Trolls of Scandinavia. I am interested in one particular Troll […]

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Amazon Queens: Penthesilea

Compilation and Introductory comments by Phoenix the Elder – Where do you play out the warrior in your life? Is it rebellious or peaceful and grounded in its natures and  expression? Where is your anger and how do you heal that so you can become a spiritual warrior? Where have you had to be brave […]

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Elements of Myth – Lunar Flares entering Luminous Phenomena

The Fable and the Myth. Careful discrimination must be made between fable and myth. A fable is a story like the Fox and the Grapes, in which characters and plot, neither pretending to reality nor demanding credence, are fabricated confessedly as the vehicle of moral or didactic instruction. Dr. Johnson narrows still further the scope of the […]

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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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Magic and the Goddess Melinoë

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – I wanted to look up some Magic Gods and Goddesses to see traces and clues to the ties of karma, that real living magicians and sorcerers are connected to, from the eras of our past history. Well, its everywhere in the ancient scripts of Greek and Mediterranean and Middle […]

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The Mysterious Dark Lady of the Nine Heavens

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – Mercury, Hermes and Thoth are the mythology of the god of the psychopomp, magic, shopkeepers, magicians, merchants, travelers, transporters, shape-shifter, thieves, jesters and tricksters. The fleet-footed messenger of the divine and the tricksters of the dark. My progressed moon is now in Gemini for the next two years, the […]

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