Holiday Egg Dyeing with Herbs – Traditional Medicinals

Good Witches Homestead

As herbalists, we are naturally intrigued by all plants – for their historical use as traditional medicine, but also for art and creativity. We mark the passage of time with the growing and blooming of the plants we love, and with spring in our midst, we feel the natural urge to be more creative and to brighten up our homes. One such way is using plants as a natural dye. It’s a lovely activity for the Easter holiday, as traditionally eggs were decorated and hung on tree branches to symbolize the fertility of the spring season. It’s also a fun, anytime activity to do with children to celebrate spring!

MATERIALS & INGREDIENTS

Materials needed:

  • 5-10 containers, glass or plastic to use as vessels for plant dye
  • Small saucepan
  • Spoons
  • Cookie rack

Ingredients needed:

  • White Eggs: In order to get a clear sense of the dye colors, white eggs will be…

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Spring’s Rebirth – Slavic and Balkan Pysanky

by Elder Mountain Dreaming

Elder Mountain Dreaming

Compilation by Phoenix of Elder Mountain –The Rites of Spring is about honoring our rebirth and the earth’s rebirth, this has specific rituals that are ancient and help us stay connected to our moon nature, our soul and our emotional nature in a positive way. Here at Elder Mountain we do the ritual of building the archaic Goddess Marzanna Effigy (at the autumn equinox and winter solstice) and then burn and throw her into the lake or river, on the day of the Spring Equinox to transform Winter into Spring (and the symbolism of the grandmother into the maiden once again.)

A Pysanka (Ukrainian: писанка, plural: pysanky) is a spring or easter (ostara) egg, decorated with traditional folk designs using a wax-resist method. The word pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, “to write”, as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax. Many other eastern Europeans decorate eggs using…

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Egun And Then Some …

Egun Run

Sunday March 31 at 8pm edt, KDCL Media  presents Oro and Miss Paula for another edition of Egun And Then Some…

Egun…Our Ancestors.

Spirituality and its place in our lives. How the past affects the future. How do we not repeat the mistakes of the past or are we trapped in a perpetual loop of our own making?

We’ll be re-visiting some topics that have reared their heads once again, and take calls from our listeners.

And Then Some… We strive for Enlightenment, Education and Entertainment on a variety of topics including: the environment, rights and freedoms, events around Mountain Maryland, Deep Creek Lake, and the topics you choose when you call the switchboard.

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