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Researching Slavic Paganism

Typically I wouldn’t write about personal things on this site but today is an exception based on what I just found.  Today is one of those days I miss my family, my grandfather and grandmother on my father’s side. I … Continue reading

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Dandelion, A Common Garden Herb

by Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs Taraxacum officinale Also, Known As: Blow Ball Cankerwort Dandelion Lion’s Tooth Pissabed Priest’s-crown Puff Ball Pu Gong Ying Pu-kung-ying Swine Snout Telltime White Endive Wild Endive The dandelion is a common garden herb, with … Continue reading

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Make Herbal Tonics from Spring Plants

Source:  Mother Earth Living Rejuvenate your body and soul by incorporating safe, nourishing tonic plants into your spring diet. By Marlene Adelmann With spring comes young greens that help revitalize us after a long and restful winter. Spring cleaning is … Continue reading

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Ostara, The Symbolic Change

Ostara is symbolic of the change in the Goddess from Winter’s crone to Spring’s maiden The holiday calls to the youthful spirit within us all, no matter what our age, and celebrates the land’s slow rebirth after the deathlike sleep … Continue reading

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Ostara Magic

Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal as the earth comes back to life. Why not celebrate the themes of the season with a little bit of spring magic? 1. Spring Garden Magic In the early spring, many of … Continue reading

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History of Ostara, The Spring Equinox

The word Ostara is just one of the names applied to the celebration of the spring equinox on March 21. The Venerable Bede said the origin of the word is actually from Eostre, a Germanic goddess of spring. Of course, … Continue reading

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Ostara Lore

A traditional Vernal Equinox pastime: go to a field and randomly collect wildflowers [Thank the flowers for their sacrifice before picking them, using a collection formula such as can be found in “An Herbal Grimoire”]. Or buy some from a … Continue reading

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