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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: Dec 15, 2014
  • Blessed Yule!
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  • This week here on The Spiral Dance, we celebrate Yule, the Winter Solstice; this Shortest Day and Longest Night.

    At Yuletide the Wheel of the Year seems to halt, while Darkness reigns before the return of the sun. In seasonal terms, it's the darkest hour before the dawn.

    Yule is a time to set aside animosity between yourself and people with whom you did not get along. The Norsemen had a tradition that enemies who met under a bough of mistletoe were obligated to lay down their arms.

    As the sayng goes; "From Yule to New Year's Day, neither wheel nor windless must go round". The idea being that, as the sun seems to stand still at Yule, so we cease the movement of our own wheels - the churning of our lives. Once the Wheel turns anew on New Years Day, so we begin again. Yule is Holda's Feast Day. Honor her by stilling your Life on the one day when the sun stands still.

    I hope you enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Dec 08, 2014
  • The Winter Moons
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  • This week here on The Spiral Dance, we celebrate the Full Moons of Winter.

    All the full moons have names, as you know. But during the Winter, the Dark time of the year the moon has an ever stronger effect on us.

    Each of the Full Moons of December, January, February and March have different qualities. So we'll take a look at each moon's quality.

    Also each of the moons have Goddesse associated with them. Specifically there are sabbats which are sacred to certain goddesses. And so, to my mind anyway, the full moons during those months are great for connecting further with those Goddesses.

    Also, I have for you a Spell that you could perform during the times of the Winter Full Moons to help you call upon the moon's energy to see visions.

    And I also have a recorded Guided Meditation for you from Bente Hensen. This is called "Luminescent Reflection"

    I hope you enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Dec 02, 2014
  • Living The Dark
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  • This week here on The Spiral Dance, we give the Dark of the Year a true Welcoming.

    We all know it's rediculous to be afraid of the Dark, but cultural associations with Darkness remain strong, and it seems almost natural to be uncomfortable with this time of the year..

    So, we'll talk about the gifts that this time of the year bring us - such as much needed rest! And much needed introspection as well.

    And we'll take a look at the Dark Side of Your Moon. You know when the Dark of your Moon is showing up whenever you find yourself in emotional turmoil. Understanding this will help you put yourself right.

    Then I want to share some thoughts about using the energy of Surrendering in this Dark Time.

    And that will bring us to a Guided Meditation on Sensational Stillness.

    Finally, I have some recipes to help you fend of winter-related illnesses.

    I hope you enjoy this week's show!
  • Pub Date: Nov 24, 2014
  • The Human 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!

    I hope you enjoy this week's show!
  • Pub Date: Nov 17, 2014
  • A Flexible Mind
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  • This week our theme is 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 let it!

    I hope you enjoy this week's show!
  • Pub Date: Nov 11, 2014
  • The World's Most Haunted House; An Interview with William J. Hall
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  • My guest this week is William J. Hall. William Hall is a nightclub magician, and an investigator of the paranormal. He joins us to discuss his new book, "The Worlds Most Haunted House; The True Story of the Bridgeport Poltergeist on Lindley Street".

    Over a period of several weeks in 1974 a family in a working class neighborhood of Bridgeport, Connecticut were having unexplainable experiences. As the experiences occured more often, they reported them to the police. In time the little house on Lindley Street in Bridgeport would become known as the most haunted house in the world.

    I hope you enjoy this week's show!
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