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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: May 18, 2015
  • Mystery Cults
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  • This week we go back in time to Mystery Cults. Mystery cults were huge in Ancient Greece as well as Rome. They involved Isis, Osiris, Mythris and many other cults. But they weren't meant to compete with established or state religions.

    They're interesting and offer a glimps into Life as They Knew It.

    Hope you enjoy the show.
  • Pub Date: May 04, 2015
  • Magick Sounds Like; Magick Looks Like; Magick Smells Like
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  • What does Magick Sound Like? What does Magick Smell Like? What does Magick Look Like? Magick is about using all of your senses, so let’s see how this has been done since ancient times.
    We’ll start by talking about how Language is used in spell casting.
    Next – Color Magick! How does a color's vibration effect you, and how can you use that in your magickal practices?
    And lastly, the sense of smell - said to be our most ancient of the senses, it might just be the most powerful.
    I think you’ll find this week’s show interesting, whether you’ve thought about using all of your senses in Magick or not.

    Hope you enjoy the show.
  • Pub Date: Apr 27, 2015
  • Blessed Beltane!
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  • This week, we celebrate Beltane! Beltane is a festival of Fertility and Love as we welcome the flowering of Nature's Return. In our mythology Beltane represents the Mating of the Goddess and the God. It's The Original White Wedding!

    So, we'll talk in more detail about the meaning and significance of May Day from our earliest history. Plus we'll talk about the mythologies and customs that are traditionally associated with Beltane. And, while we're at it; just what the heck does "Beltane" mean? I've got the answers right here!

    Beltane's importance goes deep into our history, and it was never actually snuffed out to the Church's satisfaction. It, in fact, followed the Euopeans to these very shores. I'll present to you a reading from the American writer, Nathanial Hawthorne. He wrote a stoy in 1836, which was a fictionalized account taken from early colonial history. It's called "The Maypole at Merrymount".

    Hope you enjoy the show.
  • Pub Date: Apr 20, 2015
  • Spring Cleaning
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  • Now that we're well into Spring, it's time for a little spring cleaning! But why has Spring become the time for us to Clean House?
    Anyway, while House Cleaning is terribly, boringly mundane, it does have magickal implications. So we'll talk about some ways we can bring our Magick into our chores in some very powerful ways.

    While we're clearing out our attics, let's look for Crafty Ways to Rummage and Recycle. Afterall, "Repaire, Recycle and Refashion" should be the watch-words of the modern Pagan, right?

    But in the midst of all that work, we should take some time to stop and smell the flowers. So, we'll talk about some Pagans ways for Herbalism and Herbal Healing.

    Hope you enjoy the show.
  • Pub Date: Apr 13, 2015
  • Inner Child; Outer Child
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  • It ain't all kid stuff on this week's show. Let's talk seriously about our Inner Child. Do you feel trustful toward your Inner Child, or do you try to keep the little tike in a box. We'll explore better ways to deal with the You You Once Were.

    We have flower essences and a Guided Meditation from Alan Cohen, "Beloved Child".

    Then, for the Real Kids, we have a Welcoming, Naming and Blessing ritual for newborns, and we have a Coming of Age ritual for adolescents.

    I hope you enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Apr 06, 2015
  • Spring Visions
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  • I'm dedicating this weeks show to one of the Five Cardinal Elements, the Element of Air. It's a good topic for April because, by many traditions, Air is associated with Springtime and Day's Beginning. And so is April!

    Usually associated with Men's Mysteries, Air is most often thought of as on the Mental Plane.

    The Romans gave the month of April it's name, which they called, Aprilis. For the Romans, it signifies a time of unfolding leaves and flowers.

    So we'll take a look at the Season of Spring - from the physical, meteorlogical sense to the cultural meanings that Springtime carries with it around the world.

    On the Witche's Pyramid, the expression of Air is "To Know". So, let's look at the Element of Air. And because it's associated with Men's Mysteries, we'll look at some Air Gods.

    I hope you enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Mar 30, 2015
  • April First; Trickster and Fool
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  • In honor of April Fools Day, our theme this week is: The Trickster and Fool. We'll take a look at the history of April Fools Day, as well as the Role that the Fool and the Trickster play in Earth-Based religious practices.

    Also, a quick look at some of the best known hoaxes in the history of the Western World (well, sort of, anyway)

    And we'll hear from Today's Modern Trickster, Russell Brand. Is Capitalism a Religion?.

    Hope you enjoy the show.
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