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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: Oct 27, 2014
  • Blessed Samhain
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  • This week we celebrate what many of us consider to be our most sacred, most important sabbat. Samhain occurs this week on Friday, Oct. 31!
    Listen along as we talk about the history and meaning of Samhain. And we'll share some stories about the Night. Then we'll talk about our Ancestors, Dia de los Muertos, and about letting go of things we no longer need in our lives.
    And at the end of the show, we'll have our Spooktakular Halloween portion of the show!

    I hope you enjoy this week's show!
  • Pub Date: Oct 20, 2014
  • Secrets and Lies; Pagan Ethics
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  • Secrets and Lies!.

    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.

    I hope you enjoy this week's show!
  • Pub Date: Oct 13, 2014
  • Holy Grail/Holy Cauldron
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  • This week we look at the so-called Holy Grail.

    What is this thing that people are so enamoured of? Did it even exist? People have been searching for it for hundreds of years, and it seems whenever they decide they can't find it, they create stories about it.

    So, let's travel back the the 12th century, where the myth of the Holy Grail seems to have it's beginnings. And we'll take a look at some of the embellishments that have been attached to it over time.

    There does seem to be a link between the Holy Grail of Christian myth and the Celtic tradition of the Cauldron. We'll get into that.

    I hope you enjoy this week's show!
  • Pub Date: Oct 06, 2014
  • Water Magick for Autumn
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  • This week we continue our celebration of Autumn as we look at some of the season's important associations.

    Water is one of the elements in ancient Greek philosophy, and in Occult circles it's associated with the Western Quarter of the Circle, and with the season of Autumn. So we'll look at how and why Water got associated with the Autumn as we tie in some of their similar Magickal Properties.
    Then we'll take a walk into an Autumn Garden with Ellen Dugan, well known herbalist and Kitchen Witch.

    Finally, what can be more Autumnal then the good old hooty owl. We'll look at the way people around the world have regarded the owl through myth and legend.

    I hope you enjoy this week's show!
  • Pub Date: Sep 30, 2014
  • The Stars of Autumn
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  • This week here on The Spiral Dance, let's look skyward and see what's up there.

    Every season brings different views of the Heavens, and Autumn is no different. And, the Stars of Autumn bring their own stories and myths. So to start this week, I have a poem written back in 1819 by the English Romantic poet, John Keats. In his poem, "To Autumn" he captures the feeling and spirit of this season.

    Then we'll talk a bit about Astronomy itself, and one view of how why people started making Constellations in their minds.

    Then I want to talk about the Real Stars of Autumn; The Great Square of Pegasus, Cassiopeia and Draco the Dragon.

    I hope you enjoy this week's show.
  • Pub Date: Sep 17, 2014
  • A Celebration of Mabon
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  • This week is our annual Celebration of the Autumn Equinox - what many of us know as Mabon. So we'll look at some of the well-known myths, legends and traditions surrounding Mabon.

    And we'll honor The Dark Mother, plus we'll bring a little Balance and Gratitude into our lives.

    And finally - An Apple Harvest Ritual!

    I hope you enjoy this week's show!
  • Pub Date: Sep 08, 2014
  • An Interview with Lady Sable Aradia
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  • This week my guest this week is Lady Sable Aradia. Lady Sable has been practicing Witchcraft for about 25 years, and she is a 3rd-degree initiate in the Star Saphire, and the Pagans for Peace Traditions.

    She joins us by telephone from her home in Vernon, British Columbia to talk about her new book, "The Witch's Eight Paths of Power; a Complete Course in Magick and Witchcraft"

    “The Witch's Eight Paths of Power ...” uses excercises, meditations and in-depth explanations of Magickal theories to help the student master what Gerald Gardner once called "The Eight-Fold Way".

    Writer and Magickal practitioner Christopher Day says that "Lady Sable demistifies the Eightfold Path .. providing powerful doorways to magickal awareness using time-honored methods".

    And in the second part of the show, we'll balance our Chakras with Stacy Dean

    I hope you enjoy this week's show!
  • Pub Date: Sep 01, 2014
  • September; Pamona and Thoth
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  • I'm still not back! This is an "Encore Presentation" from 2012. I hope you enjoy it! I'll be back next week, Sept. 6th with a new episode.
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