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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: Apr 16, 2018
  • Spring Cleaning
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  • It's time for Spring Cleaning!

    The idea of Spring Cleaning actually goes all the way back to ancient Egypt. We'll take a look at why Spring has become the time when we Clean House.

    And, while House Cleaning IS TERRIBLY, BORINGLY mundane, it does have magickal implications, and so we'll talk about some ways we can bring our Magick into our chores in some very powerful ways.

    While we're clearing out our attics, let's look for Crafty Ways to Rummage and Recycle. Afterall, "Repair, Re-fashion and Recycle" should be the watch words of the modern Pagan, right?

    But in the midst of all that work, we should take the time to stop and smell the flowers. So we'll talk about some Pagan ways for "Herbalism and Herbal Healing".

    And we'll also listen to Morganna Davies, with her story, "The Little People and the Hawthorne Tree"
    Be well.
    Do good. Enjoy the show.
  • Pub Date: Apr 09, 2018
  • Inner Child / Outer Child
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  • This week, it's Kids' stuff here on The spiral Dance! Our theme is The Inner Child and the Outer Child.

    What does the Inner Child mean to you? Do you feel trustful toward your Inner Child?
    These are the sorts of questions we'll be examining in the first part of the show. And pretty soon we'll listen to a recorded guided meditation from Alan Cohen for connecting with your Inner Child. This is from his album, "Journey to the Center of the Heart", and the meditation is called "Beloved Child".

    Then, after we get our Inner Child straight, we'll discuss two issues for real kids:
    First, A Welcoming, Naming and Blessing Ritual for newborns, then A Comng of Age ritual to Adulthood for adolescents
  • Pub Date: Apr 02, 2018
  • Spring Vision
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  • I'm dedicating this weeks show to one of the Five Cardinal Elements, the Element of Air. It's a good topic for April because, by many traditions, Air is associated with Springtime and Day's Beginning.

    Usually associated with Men's Mysteries, Air is most often thought of as on the Mental Plane.

    The Romans gave the month of April it's name, which they called, Aprilis. For the Romans, it signifies a time of unfolding leaves and flowers.

    So we'll take a look at the Season of Spring - from the physical, meteorlogical sense to the cultural meanings that Springtime carries with it around the world.

    On the Witche's Pyramid, the expression of Air is "To Know". So, let's look at the Element of Air. And because it's associated with Men's Mysteries, we'll look at some Air Gods.

    And, finally, Wind Magick!

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show.
  • Pub Date: Mar 26, 2018
  • April First; Trickster and Fool
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  • In honor of April Fools Day, our theme this week is: The Trickster and Fool. We'll take a look at the history of April Fools Day, as well as the Role that the Fool and the Trickster play in Earth-Based religious practices.

    Also, a quick look at some of the best known hoaxes in the history of the Western World (well, sort of, anyway)

    And in case you didn't know, Easter occurs on April 1st this year. I have a spoken word piece by Matt McCormick,: "The Salem Witchcraft Argument Against The Resurrection Of Jesus". Matt McCormick is a professor of philosophy for California State University, and he lays out several serious problems for Christians who want to believe the resurrection story.
  • Pub Date: Mar 19, 2018
  • Celebrating Eostara
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  • This week on The Spiral Dance we celebrate Eostara; The Spring Equinox

    Astronomically, the Equinox occurs on Tuesday, March 20. We'll be talking about the history of Spring Equinox - the role that it has played in cultures down the ages:

    So, we'll talk about the Norse Goddess Eoster. Is she a bonefide Goddess, or just a fiction created by one author? Does it matter, really?

    Plus ya can't talk about this time of the year without mentioning Rabbits & Eggs; and, of course, the Balance of Light and Dark.

    The Spring Equinox marks the point in the solar year when day and night are of equal duration, and the daytime once again becomes longer than night.

    In Pagan mythology it marks the time when The God, who was reborn at the Winter Solstice, is now coming into young adulthood and is - awakening to his sexuality.

    Be well. Do good Enjoy the show!
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