Cicada Totem

Elder Mountain Dreaming

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain– Cicadas are very unique, as they live in retreat and underground for most of their life. They are our longest living insects on earth which means that they are about the longest cycles in your life. Insect totems in general, are about the smaller, more intimate nature of the self and its reflective nature, the  symbolism of the structure (since they are the ones) who keep the earth growing, transforming, decaying and rebirthing. Without them, life would cease to exist.

They have been around for millions of years and are one of the fabrics of life itself on earth. This makes them a symbol of longevity, time, cycles coinciding with nature and the seasons of life. Transferring this to us, it means our cycles of life, our seasons and our nature. Life, death and rebirth become their main association and are highly personal.

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Grosbeak Totem

Elder Mountain Dreaming

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – 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 a symbol, both our shadow and our light with the fiery passion (red and orange colors) and the serene love of family (blue grosbeaks). Both the Rose, Eastern Blue and Black-headed Grosbeak are medium in sized and seed-eating birds. They are in the same family as the northern Red Cardinal (family of the cardinalidae).

Keywords
Positive Family and Family Issues
Past Life and Past Life Karma Families
Broken Family Relations
Healing and Repairing Family Issues
Completion of a Karmic Family Cycle
Healing of Old Family Wounds
The Letting Go of Family members

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Nightingale Totem — Elder Mountain Dreaming

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – A friend of mine shared with me the lore of the Ukrainian Nightingale which I am very grateful. I have smaller birds such as the Mourning Dove and the Nightingales as a totem, and on occasion the Mockingbird on and off through my life. These birds after working with them […]

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Groundhog Woodchuck Totem — Elder Mountain Dreaming

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – All Animals, Birds, Insects and Oceanids do not come randomly as totems, they come to help those of us who love and respect nature and are healing and working at the betterment of our own nature. Totems come to give warning so we will pay attention to their message. […]

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Shamanism Part 2: Astral Spiders, Etheric and AI Spiders, Implants, Dark Animistic Parasites, Spider Goblins

Loon Totem

Elder Mountain Dreaming

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – I had two loons appear here in the Pacific Northwest the last Moon of Spring. I had lots of healing work to put boundaries on shadows in my dreams and was gaining some understanding of the last five year cycle in my dream work. So its no surprise the watery and haunting Loons showed up at this time. I was grateful for their appearances.

Root Totem Symbols
1. Messenger between waking and dream worlds
2. Messenger of unique occurrences and circumstances
3. Magic and Power or misuses of power or stolen power
4. Nourishment for the Body & Soul

The Loon is a full time water bird and not only swims on top of the surface but also dives deep under the water. The bones of most birds are hollow and light, but Loons have solid bones. The extra weight helps them dive as…

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Snail Totem, Black Snail and Folklore

By Elder Mountain Dreaming

Elder Mountain Dreaming

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain –On the morning of the Summer Solstice, I was going outside and I look down on the front porch, and there was the tiniest black snail. I wondered how long its journey was to get on the porch to greet me for the summer solstice morning? Last summer solstice, another snail was on the little water plate in the garden and it was pretty magical too, so this being the second time, I was very happy to see the tiny black one. I have had big mountain lion totems, hawks, egrets etc. but the older and wiser I become I see the great power of the small.

My life is pretty slow in general and I can say I have worked hard for that in my spiritual journey over the decades with self-healing, disciplines and spiritual practices. This particular summer solstice moon cycle, I…

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Spirit of Spider {Animal Totems}

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Role: The Weaver

Lesson: Balance

Element: Earth

Wind: West The Quest Within

Medicine: Illusion

 Communication. Creativity. Divine Inspiration. Illusion. Balance. Nurturing Instinct. Mystery. Wisdom. Magic.

NAVAJO CREATION STORY

“In the beginning, there was the dark purple light at the dawn of being. Spider Woman spun a line to form the east, west, north, and south. Breath entered man at the time of the yellow light. At the time of the red light, man proudly faced his creator. Spider Woman used the clay of the earth, red, yellow, white, and black, to create people. To each she attached a thread of her web which came from the doorway at the top of her head. This thread was the gift of creative wisdom. Three times she sent a great flood to destroy those who had forgotten the gift of her thread. Those who remembered floated to the new world and climbed to…

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Stingray Totem

Elder Mountain Dreaming

Brandi and the Smalleye Stingray on the Northern California coast.

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain –  My half-student Brandi and I went on an adventure out to the ocean in Northern California for a few days and were given the greatest gift. It was the arrival and presence of a Smalleye Stingray. I also had an experience the day before at the beach at night that I will share as part of the wholeness of the story/teaching.

As a dreamer (shaman), I only teach about Totems that I have had long-term relationships with, being taught by them from an in-depth relationship of experiences. Then there are those totems who appear on my path when a “new cycle” begins, and stingray is one who has appeared for my new 13 year cycle.

Wiki says the smalleye stingray is a large species of stingray in the family Dasyatidae, measuring up to…

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TECHNIQUES FOR WORKING WITH POWER ANIMALS

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Throughout our lives, we may encounter animals of a special nature that bring to us certain gifts of the Spirit. These are power animals… and they visit us for the purpose of sharing knowledge, giving us necessary abilities, or teaching us wisdom that it is important for us to know. These may be called familiars by some (a common European term), allies (a more common North American Indian term), totems, guides, or power animals. Different cultures and different faiths have different views on exactly what constitutes a power animal. I won’t address those distinctions here. I’m not the end-all expert in every culture’s traditional correctness! But more importantly, there are certain features of power animals and how we can relate and work with them that are true and effective regardless of what they are called.

First and of greatest importance, always understand that power animal is gifts of the Spirit…

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