Chiron and the Medicine of Letting Go

By Phoenix the Elder – Symbolism is such an important part of the self-healing and self-love journey. It is one of the foundations of Mirror Medicines. I had a symbol of a man in a “wheelchair” for almost four years (all the time) as one of the last pieces of my three-decade karmic purification and […]

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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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Slavic Summer Rituals – A Rusalki Summer Solstice

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 of the Disney version, but that is not true. Trolls are small and Giants are big. There are many varieties from the Slavic Domovoi, to the Leprechauns of the UK, to their mystery in Scandinavia. I am […]

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Amazon Queens: Penthesilea Πενθεσιλεια

Compilation and introduction by Phoenix the Elder – Penthesilea (Πενθεσίλεια) is an Amazonian Queen in Greek historical fact and mythology. She is the daughter of the god Ares and goddess Otrera. Sister of Hippolyta, Antiope and Melanippe. Quintus Smyrnaeus explains that Penthesilea had killed Hippolyta with a spear when they were hunting deer; this accident […]

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The Slavic Evergreen Cult

By Phoenix the Elder – I love trees as many people do, and specifically born to love evergreens, such as the large pine, wild cedar, semi-desert juniper and fir, and even the Sequoyah which seem like a half tree and half evergreen, which I never saw in person until I was much older. In the […]

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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 and a […]

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