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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: Aug 18, 2014
  • Sacred Geometry
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  • They say that God created the Universe based on geometric principals. Maybe the Universe created itself. Whoever, however - there seems to be an intelligence, a guiding principal, which may well be based in Geometry. So, this week we speak of Pythagoras and Plato through the Metatronic Cube and into the 4th Dimension! It's all about Sacred Geometry.
  • Pub Date: Aug 11, 2014
  • Random Acts of Kindness
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  • Just what kind of a world DO we want. I think most of us really do have an answer to that. The bigger question is how do we achieve it.

    New Age people would tell you that the world IS changing - the paradym is shifting away from violence fear and selfishness and toward caring and something that is more on the Soul level. But, like all upheavals - changes for the better are met with resistance from the other perspective; thus the increase in violence and chaos that we know all too well.

    And what can we do in our daily lives to help the paradym shift that we would love to see and know that we need? Random Acts of Kindness are small gestures that can go a long way. So let's find out what they are, why they're so cool and how we can do them.

    Plus I have several recordings of stories of people doing remarkably kind things - kust because.

    I hope you enjoy this week's show!
  • Pub Date: Aug 04, 2014
  • Gifts from the Gods; Beer, Bread and Corn
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  • This week's theme is a continuation of our celebration of Lammas, the Sabbat where we celebrate the beginnings of the harvest. Central to the first harvest in Wheat, Corn and, of course, Beer.

    Many different civilizations and peoples down the ages and around the world had deities dedicated to beer or brewing, or some related endeavor. There are over 100 different deities to drink a toast to, and we'll take a look at just a few.
    Deities dedicated to wheat are, for the most part, goddesses, although there are some Gods as well.

    Native Americans recognize deities and spirits of Corn.

    For many cultures, the breaking of bread is symbolic of peace and hospitality. Our beloved bread, a mainstay around the world and down the ages has lots of symbolism, as well as superstition - and a few interesting quotes.

    And finally, I have a traditional Native American story on CD that I want to play for you called, "The Lesson of the Land"

    I hope you enjoy this week's show.
  • Pub Date: Jul 28, 2014
  • A Lamas Celebration
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  • It's Lammas, or Lughnasadh, the Sabbat where many Wiccans and Pagans celebrate the beginnings of the harvest. This Sabbat is about the cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth -- the grain god dies, but will be reborn again in the spring.

    Depending on your tradition, you may also observe this Sabbat as the day of the Celtic craftsman god, Lugh. Lugh was known to the Celts as a god of craftsmanship and skill -- in fact, he was known as the Many-Skilled God, because he was good at so many different things. Take the opportunity this day to celebrate your own skills and abilities, and make an offering to Lugh to honor him, the god of craftsmanship.

    So this week we'll celebrate Lamas as we look at both the tradition of the Harvest Festival and the honoring of Lugh.

    I hope you enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Jul 21, 2014
  • The Sacred Traveler
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  • Here we are, in the middle of summer; it's time to go out and see the world!

    As the song says, "A week in Paris will ease the bite of it", but the Sacred Traveler tries to go a bit deeper. The Sacred Traveler looks for the transcendental, the numinous, making time off from his gig at Walmarts a life learning process or even an excercise in self-realization.

    Well, what is it that attracts people to places on this level? We'll take a look at the connection between Earth Spirituality and the many spiritually mysterious places around the world.

    Also, I have a listing of 8 such mysterious places that we could visit anywhere in the world. That's, of course, if you want to. But if you can't or haven't thus far, you might need a spell to help you attract Travel energy into your life.

    Then, once that's achieved, you'll need to protect yourself. Insurance is great, but I've got some Moonstone magick that you might like a bit better.

    I hope you enjoy this week's show!
  • Pub Date: Jul 15, 2014
  • An Interview with Zehara
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  • My guest this week is Zahara Nachash. Zahara is a Belly Dancer and a Snake Charmer. She is a teacher and Performer with a unique brand of Fusion Belly Dance and Snake Charming.

    She has performed in music videos including Mexican singer Tamara Rodriguzes’ music video “Italian-O". Her commercial credits include Absolut Vodka’s Apple Orient commercial. Additionally, Zehara is a successful theatre producer and artistic director, creating such shows as a “Kalliope’s Karavan,” “Animus,” and “Ancient Voices.”

    Over the course of her career in belly dance, Zehara has successfully produced and organized over twenty events for various charities around Massachusetts.

    Finding the need to incorporate her love of world dance and spirituality, in the year 2012 Zehara
    founded Primal Fusion World Dance, combining a mixture of Aboriginal, African and Middle Eastern dance to create a spirited dance course that helps students release, find healing catharsis
    and empower themselves through primal energy based movement and meditation.

    It was a real pleasure to speak with Zahara this week.

    I hope you enjoy this week's show!
  • Pub Date: Jul 08, 2014
  • Beach Magick
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  • This week, the Spiral Dance is just a Day at the Beach! We'll start with the Charge of the Sea Goddess and we'll explore the role that Water has always had in religion.

    From there we'll look at a few Sea Gods and Goddesses. Then I want to share a story. This is a spoken word peice presented by Mara Freeman. It's called, The Selkie!

    Finally, we'll get right down to the shore and do some actual beach magick!

    I hope you enjoy this week's show!
  • Pub Date: Jul 01, 2014
  • Independence Day and the Goddess Columbia
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  • This week we celebrate our nation's Independence from Mother Britain by recognising our very own Goddess, the Lady Columbia!

    Columbia is a historical and poetic name used for the United States of America and is also the name of its female personification.

    What would the Goddess Columbia's attributes be? Democracy for one - you know; I don't think the Greeks had a Goddess of Democracy- so this is an original! Certainly, Liberty and Justice. The Romans had the Goddess Libertas; plus the Greeks, Romans and the Egyptians has Goddesses of Justice.

    Is Columbia a WAR Goddess? Where does our national Darker Side come from?

    And finally - naturally, a Goddess has to have a myth, right. I've got an idea for a myth which I'll share with you - we'll see if it's any good.

    I hope you enjoy this week's show!
  • Pub Date: Jun 24, 2014
  • Fire Magick for Summer
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  • Let's take advantage of these Hot Summer Days! We'll head off to the Southern Quarter and do some Fire Magick!.

    We'll take a look at the Qualities that the Element of Fire posseses; how they're used in Occult Traditions.

    Does that sound like Py-ROLL-atry to you? If you worship Fire it just might. Fire is worshipped by itself in many cultures, but more commonly it's associated with Fire Dieties. As you might expect, examples abound.

    Along all these lines I want to share with you a -sort of poem - or maybe a sort of poetic Blog. It was written by Sage Sweetwater back in '09. It's called "Pyruodulia and Dissolution".

    Plus I have some tips on working Candle Magick. If you're sick and tired of snuffing candles out with your fingertips, you might find some of these tips helpful

    Then finally; part and parcel to Fire is the condition of Light. So I have a guided meditation for you. This is presented by Bente Hesan, and it's called "Luminescent Reflections". I think you'll enjoy listening to this.

    I hope you enjoy this week's show!
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