Although commonly associated with Christianity, and with Christ having risen from the tomb, this is iconography and mythos with far more ancient matriarchal roots and messages. This vehicle of life, the egg- genesis itself- red like the life-giving blood, the holy blood, declares the miracle of rebirth on high- for the tomb is also the womb.
During this time of renewal and regeneration, I assert that this iconography represents the Magdalene standing in her full power as priestess,
a representative of the Divine Feminine, of the Goddess.
By offering the Red Egg, the Magdalene is offering her sacra- that which is found in the Holy Grail, the Lap of Life- her egg and her womb blood,
her fertility and her release, her light and shadow,
her power of womb and tomb, birth-death-rebirth.
In full possession of this most powerful of matriarchal symbols, the Magdalene expresses the essence of the mysteries, the source of all life.