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The Spiral Dance with Hawthorne
The Spiral Dance with Hawthorne is a lively weekly show dedicated to folks who share a passion for earth-based spirituality. We offer a combination of music and talk, with engaging conversations with writers, musicians and activists, complimented with the latest in Wiccan, Pagan and New Age music.

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Current Episodes:
  • Pub Date: Jul 21, 2014
  • The Sacred Traveler
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  • Here we are, in the middle of summer; it's time to go out and see the world!

    As the song says, "A week in Paris will ease the bite of it", but the Sacred Traveler tries to go a bit deeper. The Sacred Traveler looks for the transcendental, the numinous, making time off from his gig at Walmarts a life learning process or even an excercise in self-realization.

    Well, what is it that attracts people to places on this level? We'll take a look at the connection between Earth Spirituality and the many spiritually mysterious places around the world.

    Also, I have a listing of 8 such mysterious places that we could visit anywhere in the world. That's, of course, if you want to. But if you can't or haven't thus far, you might need a spell to help you attract Travel energy into your life.

    Then, once that's achieved, you'll need to protect yourself. Insurance is great, but I've got some Moonstone magick that you might like a bit better.

    I hope you enjoy this week's show!
  • Pub Date: Jul 15, 2014
  • An Interview with Zehara
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  • My guest this week is Zahara Nachash. Zahara is a Belly Dancer and a Snake Charmer. She is a teacher and Performer with a unique brand of Fusion Belly Dance and Snake Charming.

    She has performed in music videos including Mexican singer Tamara Rodriguzes’ music video “Italian-O". Her commercial credits include Absolut Vodka’s Apple Orient commercial. Additionally, Zehara is a successful theatre producer and artistic director, creating such shows as a “Kalliope’s Karavan,” “Animus,” and “Ancient Voices.”

    Over the course of her career in belly dance, Zehara has successfully produced and organized over twenty events for various charities around Massachusetts.

    Finding the need to incorporate her love of world dance and spirituality, in the year 2012 Zehara
    founded Primal Fusion World Dance, combining a mixture of Aboriginal, African and Middle Eastern dance to create a spirited dance course that helps students release, find healing catharsis
    and empower themselves through primal energy based movement and meditation.

    It was a real pleasure to speak with Zahara this week.

    I hope you enjoy this week's show!
  • Pub Date: Jul 08, 2014
  • Beach Magick
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  • This week, the Spiral Dance is just a Day at the Beach! We'll start with the Charge of the Sea Goddess and we'll explore the role that Water has always had in religion.

    From there we'll look at a few Sea Gods and Goddesses. Then I want to share a story. This is a spoken word peice presented by Mara Freeman. It's called, The Selkie!

    Finally, we'll get right down to the shore and do some actual beach magick!

    I hope you enjoy this week's show!
  • Pub Date: Jul 01, 2014
  • Independence Day and the Goddess Columbia
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  • This week we celebrate our nation's Independence from Mother Britain by recognising our very own Goddess, the Lady Columbia!

    Columbia is a historical and poetic name used for the United States of America and is also the name of its female personification.

    What would the Goddess Columbia's attributes be? Democracy for one - you know; I don't think the Greeks had a Goddess of Democracy- so this is an original! Certainly, Liberty and Justice. The Romans had the Goddess Libertas; plus the Greeks, Romans and the Egyptians has Goddesses of Justice.

    Is Columbia a WAR Goddess? Where does our national Darker Side come from?

    And finally - naturally, a Goddess has to have a myth, right. I've got an idea for a myth which I'll share with you - we'll see if it's any good.

    I hope you enjoy this week's show!
  • Pub Date: Jun 24, 2014
  • Fire Magick for Summer
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  • Let's take advantage of these Hot Summer Days! We'll head off to the Southern Quarter and do some Fire Magick!.

    We'll take a look at the Qualities that the Element of Fire posseses; how they're used in Occult Traditions.

    Does that sound like Py-ROLL-atry to you? If you worship Fire it just might. Fire is worshipped by itself in many cultures, but more commonly it's associated with Fire Dieties. As you might expect, examples abound.

    Along all these lines I want to share with you a -sort of poem - or maybe a sort of poetic Blog. It was written by Sage Sweetwater back in '09. It's called "Pyruodulia and Dissolution".

    Plus I have some tips on working Candle Magick. If you're sick and tired of snuffing candles out with your fingertips, you might find some of these tips helpful

    Then finally; part and parcel to Fire is the condition of Light. So I have a guided meditation for you. This is presented by Bente Hesan, and it's called "Luminescent Reflections". I think you'll enjoy listening to this.

    I hope you enjoy this week's show!
  • Pub Date: Jun 17, 2014
  • A Celebration for Midsummer
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  • Happy Midsummer, everyone here in the northern half! The sun is high in the sky, the air is all warm and friendly. Let's stay up real late, then we can build some fires and roll them down the hills!.

    It's been done forever, it's still being done now and it will always be done. We'll talk about where the word Litha comes from and what the holiday means for modern Pagans. Also, interestingly, Midsummer continues to be very important in mainstream societies in different cultures around the world! There are even some sects of Christianity that are nutty enough to sanction it!

    Here's to the sun, and to the God who lives in all of us.

    I hope you enjoy this week's show!
  • Pub Date: Jun 02, 2014
  • Amulets and Talismans
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  • This week I want to talk about a specific area of the World of Magick; Amulets and Talismans.

    Amulets and Talismans have been with us since the dawn of time. But what's the difference between the two, and can they be found today in our modern world?
  • Pub Date: May 26, 2014
  • Warrior Magick for Memorial Day
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  • This is a "Best Of" show, as I'm not at all here!
    But I will be next week!
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