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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 23, 2016
  • Fire Magick
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  • Summer, 2016 is like the hottest summer in a thousand years - except that summer, 2015, was ALSO the hottest summer in a thousand years. All these thousand year records are getting upped, like, every time you turn around. Be that as it may, this week we're talkig about Fire Magick.

    Today, when we start a fire -even if just to light a candle, we are responding to an ancient instinct. There is an enduring need to tend that legendary flame; to come home to the Hearth; to look within the dancing flames, remember our past - and maybe to glimps into the future.

    So, where gonna talk all about FIREGAZING, CANDLEBURNING AND FIRE AFFINITIES - all under the umbrella of Fire Magick

    Hope you enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Aug 16, 2016
  • Random Acts of Kindness
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  • They happen all around us; good people doing good things. You don't hear it on the news. Ya can't count on the politicians to bring it to you. But if you practice it - or just give it a try - it could change you. And with it, before you know it, you could change the world!

    I hope you enjoy the show.
  • Pub Date: Aug 08, 2016
  • Sacred Geometry
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  • The belief that God created the universe according to a geometric plan has ancient origins. I'm not so sure that anything created the universe - or more accurately, the Multi-verse - I kind of believe that it created itself, or in a word, it's come-of itself.

    But, whatever the case may be I think it's fair-enough to say that there is an intelligence - perhaps an intelligence WE would consider to be Devine - that seems to be, shall we say, in the Director's Chair.

    And if that's fair to say, then what might be the tools by which Devine Intelligence directs the show? The Ancients, and many people today, believe the answer can be found in mathematics; specifically Geometry.

    So this week we delve into the world of Pythagoras and Plato. We enter Metatron's Cube and come out in the Fourth Dimension!

    Hope you enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Aug 01, 2016
  • Gifts from the Gods; Wheat, Corn and Beer
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  • This week we continue our celelbration 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 dieties 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.

    Also, I have a story I found on Youtube, presented by the BBC, about a Peruvian Beer ritual practiced by modern day footballers.

    Hope you enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Jul 25, 2016
  • A Celebration for Lamas
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  • It's Lammas, or Lughnasadh, when we celebrate the beginnings of the harvest season. 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.
  • Pub Date: Jul 11, 2016
  • 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!
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