Welcome back! In our first anniversary show, we take a deeper look into the traditions of Entschanning, including the Kannsege, where we activate our Butzemenner.
For the naming convention explained in more detail, have a look at
Also, in case anyone is interested in Grundsau art, feel free to go look at
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The Winter Grundsau
This month we look at a multitude of holidays – Voryuul, Yuul, and Berchtaslaaf. Plus we have visits from the Belsnickel, Lutzelfraa, and Krampus! To find the Philadelphia Women’s* Slavic Ensemble, head to
http://www.singslavic.com and to find the main Urglaawe Facebook group, simply visit http://www.facebook.com/groups/Urglaawe
Our home Voryuul tree, made by my partner
Or, why we have a God of Death, Scrapple, and Second Chances. The Dunkelheft is here, and we have a bit of spooky, as well as a cautionary tale.
As part of Allelieweziel, we honour our forebears. This twinkling haunted village was inherited from my mother, and is part of that practice for me every year.
This month is all about giving thanks, both for a good harvest, and the Zisa, our Undooer of Knots and Obstacles.
My dearly treasured pine cones
The portion of our kitchen altar which is dedicated to Zisa
It’s July, and that means it’s time for hay-making! We dive into the Zusaagpflicht, why grass is so important, and how to keep oaths to the Maerriche.
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This month we look at the Observance of the Desecrated Shrines, end of life planning at Dingsege, and how Summeraafang is about more than just hanging out in the sun. If you want to hear more about death midwifery, my interview with Cory at New World Witchery is a good start
Another month has passed, and we’re ramping up the action, both inside and out. This episode we look at Lenzbutzerei (Spring Cleaning), Wonnezeit, and learn how our Butzemenner defeat King Frost.
If you would like more information on Wonnezeit, a brief description can be found at
If you’re more interested in the Frost Giants’ attack, look no further than
Three holidays all in one! We’re back with our second episode, which explores the crowded month of March in the Urglaawish year. We look at Grumbieredaag (March 17th), Oschdre (the Vernal Equinox), and Ziegdaag (April 1st), which we’ve adapted from the Deitsch tradition of “Flitting Day”, when tenant farmers would move their families.
For more info on the holidays discussed here, and lore on Der Bariyeharr, and an explanation of Ziegdaag historically:
The planting has started! Potatoes aren’t terribly easy to photograph, but the baby cabbages are pretty.
I know it’s been a little while, but our first episode is finally here. Welcome to our exploration of Entschtanning, the twelve day observance where we talk about time, cosmic wisdom, fairy godmothers, “zombie plant spirits”, and donuts. Along with groundhogs telling us about the other realms…
http://www.blanzeheilkunscht.com/2014/01/a-bit-of-blanzeschwetzerei.html is the best place to find more info on the Kannsege, and a link to the Myth of Delbel