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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 09, 2022
  • The Language of Flowers
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  • This week it's all about Floriography - the Language of Flowers! Interest in floriography soared in Victorian England and in the United States during the 19th century, but Meaning has been attributed to flowers for thousands of years.

    And so, for springtime, lets look at the magick of 3 springtime flowers; the rose, the tulip, and the dandelion.

    And we'll give a listen to a story about "The Flower Fairies".

    The Spiral Dance Spell of the Week.

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show.
  • Pub Date: May 03, 2022
  • Magick Looks Like; Magick Sounds Like; Magick Tastes 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.

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show.
  • Pub Date: Apr 26, 2022
  • Celebrating Beltane
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  • This week, we celebrate Beltane! Beltane is happening on Sunday, the first of May! It's 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 story in 1836, which was a fictionalized account taken from early colonial history. It's called "The Maypole at Merrymount".

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Apr 18, 2022
  • Spring Cleaning
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  • It's time for Spring Cleaning!

    The idea of Spring Cleaning actually goes all the way back to ancient Egypt. We'll take a look at why Spring has become the time when we Clean House.

    And, while House Cleaning IS TERRIBLY, BORINGLY mundane, it does have magickal implications, and 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, "Repair, Re-fashion and Recycle" should be the watch words of the modern Pagan, right?

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

    And we'll also listen to Morganna Davies, with her story, "The Little People and the Hawthorne Tree"
  • Pub Date: Mar 28, 2022
  • 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, we'll hear from Joseph Campbell, and his thoughts on the Mythology of the Trickster

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Mar 21, 2022
  • The Stars of Spring
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  • This week let's give Spring a true Welcoming, as we talk about The Stars of Spring - The Spring Triangle, in particular.

    You may not know The Spring Triangle because it's less attention-grabbing than the Winter Circle and the Summer Triangle. But it becomes visible as early as February, and by early April, it's stars are all up by mid-evening. So, when you see the Spring Triangle is a harbinger for the warm springtime air.

    The Spring Triangle is made up of three of the sky’s brightest stars: Regulus, Arcturus and Spica. We'll talk about each of these stars in detail.

    And we'll join John Reade as he shows us how to learn about the Spring Constellations!

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
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