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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: Nov 23, 2015
  • The Gathering of Our Tribe
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  • I want to wish everyone here in the US a Happy Thanksgiving!
    Thanksgiving is in a way a time when our various Tribes gather together. We travel from whereever we're living to whereever our larger family is - it may be over hundreds of miles, or just across town. But it's a time for us to renew our relationships with those who have been in our lives from the very beginning.

    So, what is a TRIBE? Anthropologists don't really have answers, but they have alot of theories, and of course, lots of papers written about those theories.

    This week, let's take a look at some of those theories, and see if we could come to a better understanding of how humans organized themselves in earlier times, and how some humans organize themselves even today.

    And, are we STILL tribal? Some say Yes, and some say that that may be our saving grace in the long run!

    Hope you enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Nov 16, 2015
  • A Flexible Mind
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  • This week we'll talk about that wonderful, Flexible Mind.

    In the scientific community having a Flexible Mind is known as Cognitive Flexibility.

    With a flexible mind you could do all sorts of things, like increase your creativity, get yourself unstuck from Pain and generally be happier and more productive in your life.

    So, here's to all the things the mind can do for you if you only just let it!.
    Hope you enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Oct 26, 2015
  • A Celebration of Samhain
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  • Blessed Samhain, one and all.

    This week we celebrate what many of us consider to be our most Sacred and most important Sabbat. Samhain occurs this week on Saturday, the 31st.

    Listen along as we talk about the history and meaning of Samhain. And we'll share some stories about the Night; and we'll talk about our Ancestors and about Letting Go of things we no longer need in our lives.

    Hope you enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Oct 19, 2015
  • Secrets and Lies! A Question of Pagan Ethics
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  • This week we take a look at Pagan Ethics (we'll, of course, "harm none"!).
    We start with an examination of just we mean by Ethics in the first place. What does it mean for us personally, or as a society?

    There are dozens of different types of Ethics, and we'll spend a good deal of time talking about many of the best known kinds. Then we'll connect all that to our current understanding of what modern NeoPagan ethics might look like.
  • Pub Date: Oct 13, 2015
  • Holy Grail, Holy Cauldron
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  • This week we look at the so-called Holy Grail.

    What is this thing that people are so enamoured of? Did it even exist? People have been searching for it for hundreds of years, and it seems whenever they decide they can't find it, they create stories about it.

    So, let's travel back the the 12th century, where the myth of the Holy Grail seems to have it's beginnings. And we'll take a look at some of the embellishments that have been attached to it over time.

    There does seem to be a link between the Holy Grail of Christian myth and the Celtic tradition of the Cauldron. We'll get into that.

    Hope you enjoy this week's show
  • Pub Date: Oct 05, 2015
  • Water Magick
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  • This week here on The Spiral Dance, we continue our celebration of Autumn as we look at some of the season's important associations.

    Water is one of the elements in ancient Greek philosophy, and in Occult circles it's associated with the Western Quarter of the Circle, and with the season of Autumn. So we'll look at how and why Water got associated with the Autumn as we tie in some of their similar Magickal Properties.
    Then we'll take a walk into an Autumn Garden with Ellen Dugan, well known herbalist and Kitchen Witch.

    Finally, what can be more Autumnal then the good old hooty owl. We'll look at the way people around the world have regarded the owl through myth and legend.

    Hope you enjoy the show!
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