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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 10, 2019
  • 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 talk from Echart Tolle on the Deeper Dimensions of Stillness.

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

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Dec 02, 2019
  • 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 Goddesses 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"

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Nov 25, 2019
  • 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. Whether it's blook relatives, or a Tribe by Choice, 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!

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Nov 18, 2019
  • Eldering
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  • This week here on The Spiral Dance, the topic is Eldering.

    I once thought I was going to Live Hard and Die Young. That didn't work out! Maybe I didn't live hard enough, I don't know. But here I am, looking back at everything.

    So, now what? Well, first thing, of course I DEMAND RESPECT!

    But, Eldering" isn't really something you are; it's something you DO. The idea around Eldering is how older people can relate and function in the world. But in order to do that at all, there has to be some understanding of how their society looks at them, and chooses to relate to them.

    So, we're going to look at how we relate to the elderly, both around the world and throughout time.
    And we'll find ways for people to live with respect, and self-respect in todays world.

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show.
  • Pub Date: Nov 11, 2019
  • Secrets and Lies; Pagan Ethics
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  • This week, let's take a look at Pagan Ethics. I promise, we'll HARM NONE!.

    A good place to start is to examine just what do we mean by Ethics in the first place. When did we start thinking about Ethics? What does it mean for us personally, or as a society, or, really, what does it mean for us a satient beings? Is the consideration Ethics soley a condition of being human?

    The acedemic study of Ethics and its connected philosophies, has divided Ethics up into dozens of different Types, and we'll spend a good deal of time talking about many of the most well-known Ethical Types.

    Then we'll connect all that to our current understanding of what modern Neo Pagan is,and what might or might not be expected of those of us who call ourselves Pagan.

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Nov 04, 2019
  • Reincarnation; Where ya been? Where ya goin?
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  • The topic for this week is Reincarnation.

    Some believe, some don't. Some say that know if for a fact, that they've experienced their past lives.

    I don't make such claims myself, although I've experienced things that have given me pause for thought.

    So I've got a poem on Reincarnation from the pen of Aleister Crowley. And I've got some info on how why and where the concept of Reincarnation developed.

    We think of Reincarnation as an Eastern philosophy. But it can be found here in the West before the followers of the Abrahamic god decided to dictate reality to us. Nonetheless, I want to pay homage to some Eastern belief systems which have worked th concept out rather well.

    Then we'll come back to the West, in the 19th and 20th centuries when Reincarnation started to retake it's hold in this part of the world.

    And finally, some quotes from famous folk about Reincarnation.

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
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