Today we’re tackling a hodgepodge of springtime symbols, including rabbits, eggs, maypoles, and flowers. We’ll discuss some of the myths and folklore surrounding these icons of spring, as well as some of the spells and magic that use these elements.
Download: New World Witchery – Episode 76
We draw upon several sources for this episode, including some of our own blog posts:
A nice skeptical analysis of the Easter/Eostre fakelore can be found here.
Rabbit books/text mentioned include Watership Down and the Uncle Remus Tales.
An excellent source on the limpia egg cleansing is the Curious Curandera’s site.
Some springtime symbols in fiction that might be of interest include Louisa May Alcott’s “May Flowers“ and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The May-pole of Merry Mount.”
Sindy Todo of Todomojo.com is hosting the Northwest Crossroads Retreat soon. Check it out!
Big thanks again to Atticus Hob, who recently announced that his show is indefinitely off the air, but who did a marvelous job as our co-host last month. Check out his Orphan’s Almanac site for updates.
Also, check out the Spring Lore 2015 contest, and win one of three great prizes!
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Promos & Music
Title music: “Homebound,” by Jag, from Cypress Grove Blues. From Magnatune.
One thought on “Podcast 76 – Spring Symbols”
Another great episode! Love how you guys get silly sometimes. Spirituality can be serious but it needs to be fun and enjoyable too :).
Laine, we used to do what you mentioned about putting a dandelion under the chin to see if some likes butter, but we used buttercup flowers (makes sense, right?).
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