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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: Jun 18, 2018
  • A Midsummer Celebration
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  • Paganism Wicca EarthSpirituality Folk Myth Magick Spells Chants Goddess Happy Midsummer, everyone here in the northern half! The sun is high in the sky, the air is all warm and friendly. Let's stay up real late, then we can build some fires and roll them down the hills!.

    It's been done forever, it's still being done now and it will always be done. We'll talk about where the word Litha comes from and what the holiday means for modern Pagans. Also, interestingly, Midsummer continues to be very important in mainstream societies in different cultures around the world! There are even some sects of Christianity that are nutty enough to sanction it!

    Here's to the sun, and to the God who lives in all of us.
  • Pub Date: Jun 11, 2018
  • Fruit Magick
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  • Have you ever thouthgt about the role that Fruit plays in myth and magick? Well, this week we'll compare apples to oranges.

    Fruit appears in myths from around the world. Often it is a symbol of abundance, associated with goddesses of fertility, plenty, and the harvest.

    And, as you may expect, many of the most significant fruits in world mythology, such as the apple, have different meanings to different cultures. We'll take a short look at many of these.

    Also, we'll learn how To Use Fruit Symbolism for Good Feng Shui

    Do good. Enjoy the show.
  • Pub Date: Jun 04, 2018
  • Amulets and Talismans
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  • This week's is all about a specific part of the World of Magick; Amulets and Talismans.

    What's so great about talismans, or amulets? Simply the fact that they've always been around and we use them to this very day. In fact people in mainstream religions knowingly use them.

    So, we're going to try to delinate the difference between an amulet and a talisman. Then we'll look at examples of amulets and talismans down the ages.

    Then, I'll have a story where objects are doing magickal things with a specific purpose. It's a traditional story presented by Mara Freeman called, "The Prince, the Fox and the Sword of Light".

    Do good. Enjoy the show.
  • Pub Date: May 29, 2018
  • Leprechauns and Other Wee Folk
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  • Have you seen them?

    It's springtime, and Fearies abound. Let's see if we can't catch us one!

    The Leprechaun is one of the major images that the Mainstream Culture has of what a Feary is, or what a Feary looks like. The other, of course, is Disney's Tinkerbell. Whatever Pagan path you may be following, I'm sure I don't have to tell you that neither of those images fullfills the whole tradition of the Fearie.

    But anyway, the Leprechaun has a pretty interesting story by itself (or Himself - come to think of it, I've never heard of a female Leprechaun).

    So this week, we'll look at just what a Leprechaun is and they look like. Then we'll look at where they come from - and finally the BIG QUESTION - the Pro's and Con's of actually catching a Leprechaun.

    I have a story called, The Leprechaun Trap, By Teresa Bateman.

    Plus, let's build a Feary Garden - someplace on your property where the Fey can call home.

    Do good. Enjoy the show.
  • Pub Date: May 21, 2018
  • Air Magick
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  • This week here on The Spiral Dance, we listen to the Wind blow, as we talk about Air Magick.

    We'll start off finding out what the Ancient Greeks had to say about the Air - was it warm and dry, or cold and wet - or maybe even warm and wet! Plato, Aristotle and many others all had opinions.

    Each of the Four Winds - North, south, east and west have specific magickal properties and are all ruled by specific Gods. But they're not alone; all the minor winds from the northeast to the southwest have qualities and gods as well.

    And you can build a Magickal Air Alter. I've got ideas about how to create the alter, and then how to magickally atune yourself to the Element of Air.

    Also I have some Rituals that you can do with the wind.

    Finally, we'll hear some poetry from Michael Lee. It's called "Pass On".

    Do good. Enjoy the show.
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