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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: Sep 21, 2016
  • 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!

    The Spiral Dance Spell of the Week.

    Be well! Do good! Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Sep 12, 2016
  • How and Why We Daydream
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  • This week, let's talk about Daydreaming! Everyone, has daydreams on a regular
    basis. Daydreams can get us into trouble, but they can also prove to be the
    source of our personal fulfillment.

    So, let's take a good look at Why and How We Daydream. And more, why we often get away with daydreaming before we get into real trouble. Now, there is a difference between Daydreaming vs. Mindfulness. It may seem paradoxical, but the truth is we need both, and both
    can work together. We'll find out how

    But negative Daydreams, or Daymares can often be troublesome. So we'll look at Dealing with Worry-Based Fantasies and Daydreams.

    Some Daymares can can provide relief and release. Those are known as Cathartic and Do-Over Daydreams

    When people say they "dream" of being president or a billionaire or an artist or whatever it is they fantasize about--they are daydreaming those goals, literally envisioning them in their
    mind's eye. We'll look at Daydreams as a Source of Innovation &
    Motivation

    But, what if Your Daydreams are Stuck in a Rut? I have seven suggestions for rebooting your daydreams.

    And finally, Is your child a daydreamer? Dont let them label it A.D.D. right off the bat!

    Hope you enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Sep 06, 2016
  • Your Creative Muse and You
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  • If you're the creative type, you probably spend way too much time beating yourself up about how UNCREATIVE you are. Well, your friend Hawthorne is here to help. Many people think they have a clear idea of what it means to be creative, and a whole lot of myths have been built up around that notion. It may be too much to say that Everything You Thought You Knew About Creativity is Wrong, but this week we'll bust some creativity myths that, hopefully, once you see past them, will unleash your inner creative genius.

    Now, Nothing gets more in the way of your creativity than your own fears and inhibitions. So, I want to share with you a whole bunch of very powerful tips on how you can Start Overcoming Fear, Right Now

    From Ancient Greece, the Muses have inspired poets, musicians, writers, and philosophers down the ages, and they inspire us today. We don't talk enough about them in modern Paganism. Let's take a closer look at them this week.

    Plus I have on tape a guided meditation for you to listen to. This is called, "Creative Visualization".

    And if that's not enough, I have some Amazing Quotes from well-known people, to Feed Your Creative Soul

    I hope you enjoy the show.
  • Pub Date: Aug 29, 2016
  • Welcome, 7 of 9
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  • This week on The Spiral Dance, let's give a welcome to the month of September! It was originally the 7th month, but it became the 9th month of the year. Why? It's a Roman thing.

    Of course the main feature of September is the Equinox, which is coming up in a couple of weeks. And we'll have our Mabon show at that time.

    Meanwhile, let's talk about the Roman festival which was known as the Ludi Romani, which occured in September.

    And I also want to talk about the Roman Goddess, Pomona. Pomona was the Roman goddess of orchards and fruit trees, and thus She is closely associated with Apples. Now her traditional Feast Day is August 13th. But for most of us, here in North America, and I think in Britain as well, apples do begin to become available toward late August, but September is really their month. So I want to take some time to honor Pomona this week.

    Also in ancient Egypt the Fast Day of Thoth occured during this month, so we'll talk a bit about the God, Thoth.

    And finally - Acorns and Oak. That's kind of a Lammas-thing, but it's also a September/late summer-type thing as well. So, for September, lets also honor the Acorn and Oak.

    Hope you enjoy the show.
  • 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!
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