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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: Feb 10, 2016
  • Love Notes for Valentines Day
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  • Valentine's Day will be here on Sunday the 14th. Let's pass a couple love notes!

    Some people believe that the Ancient Roman holiday of the Lupercalia was the forerunner to Valentine's Day. That's not actually true, but there are some associations so we'll take a look at what the Lupcalia was all about.

    Then we'll talk a bit about the Christian St. Valentine - or ValentineS, plural. There was actually more than one Valentine - but were they all lovers??

    Which brings us to Romantic Love - as old as the human race, right? Yes, and no. As in all aspects of love, the answer is never a simple one. But we'll talk about the poet Chaucer and the middle ages and go from there.

    And where to go? Sex Magick!

    Hope you enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Feb 01, 2016
  • A Celebration for Imbolc
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  • Welcome to our celebration of Imbolc.

    We're at the midpoint between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. Perfectly natural to want to jump up and down and start acting like Spring is Here! Folly, pure folly! Watch out if the weather is fine on Imbolc - you might find yourself shoveling the driveway on Eostara!

    But before that, let's take some time to honor the Goddess Brigid, the Tripple Goddess of Poetry, Healing and Smithcrafting.

    And we'll enjoy some Tres Leches cake as well!

    Hope you enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Jan 26, 2016
  • Happiness!
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  • So, are you among the Shiny Happy People? Or does the thought make you fear that you could be labled a fuzzy bunny Wiccan?

    Perhaps you are genuinely happy with your Dark Magicks!

    Happiness is amorphous. It's hard to define, and sometimes it's hard to know if we really have it. But when we DO have happiness in our lives it truly is a Shiny thing.

    So this week we're going to look at just what is meant by "happines", and we'll look at it from different perspectives - religious, or spiritual; philosophical; and Economic or Political.

    Plus I want to share some famous quotes on the subject.

    Hope you enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Jan 18, 2016
  • All Along the Watchtowers
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  • This week here on The Spiral Dance, we talk about the Watchtowers.

    You might know them as the Spirits of the 4 Directions of the magick circle. But wher do these ideas come from? Some say Gerald Gardner (which is somewhat true). Others say that witches have been doing this in secret for thousands of years (which really isn't true).

    It all has something to do with angels and stars, and that's what we're going to be looking at in detail this week.

    Hope you enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Jan 11, 2016
  • The Philosopher's Stone
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  • This week here on The Spiral Dance, we're talking about the Philosopher's Stone.

    Just what IS the Philosopher's Stone? Where does it come from? Is it even a Stone?

    This question has been bothering people for generations. Some people just give up and say it's just a lot of poetic rhetoric. Others say, "No, look! I've done it! I've got it right here!"

    Some say it's all Devilry, others say it's all God stuff. Well, you can choose as we try to sort it all out.

    Hope you enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Jan 04, 2016
  • The Stars of Winter
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  • This week we gaze at the clear cold night sky as we honor The Stars of Winter. We'll look up to find The Winter Triangle. Stars that are part of the Winter Triangle teach us that their forces can aid in the service to those of us who are spiritually attuned.

    And we take it a step further as we honor two special "stars" of Winter; the Norse Goddess Skadi, and the Norse God, Ullr. Now, did you know that Scandinavia may have been named after the Goddess Skadi. Some theorize that Scandinavia could mean "Skadi's island".

    If you ski, then you've probably heard of Ullr. In Norse mythology, Ullr was considered a superb archer and skier, and was the god to invoke when engaging in single combat.

    Then we'll talk some science and discover why the night sky of winter is so much brighter than it is in summer. It's not your imagination!

    Hope you enjoy the show!
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