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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: Jan 24, 2023
  • The Stars of Winter
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  • This week we gaze at the clear cold night sky as we honor The Stars of Winter. We'll look up to find The Winter Triangle. Stars that are part of the Winter Triangle teach us that their forces can aid in the service to those of us who are spiritually attuned.

    And we take it a step further as we honor two special "stars" of Winter; the Norse Goddess Skadi, and the Norse God, Ullr.

    Now, did you know that Scandinavia may have been named after the Goddess Skadi. Some theorize that Scandinavia could mean "Skadi's island".

    And finally, if you ski, then you've probably heard of Ullr. In Norse mythology, Ullr was considered a superb archer and skier, and was the god to invoke when engaging in single combat.

    Then we'll talk some science and discover why the night sky of winter is so much brighter than it is in summer. It's not your imagination!

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Jan 09, 2023
  • All Along the Watchtowers
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  • We've all done it; we've created Sacred Space by calling the Spirits of the Four Directions. We stand at each direction and draw the appropriate pentagram and we Invoke the Spirits that have the appropriate character.

    But where does all that mumbo jumbo come from? Some say Gerald Gardner, which is correct to a point. Others say that Witches have been doing that on their own and in secret, like, forever - which is really not at all true.

    So this week we're going to find out who or what the Watchtowers are and where they came from.
    They may or may not have something to do with Archangels, and Archangels may or may not be a Christian thing. Don't worry; I will not leave you in suspense for long.

    But, like everything else, The Watchtowers DO have something to do with Stars; and so does the story of Orpheus, and his Lyre. We'll see how those tie together.

    And I also we'll hear from Lon Milo Duquette as he talks about "The Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram".

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Dec 26, 2022
  • Transistion and Transcent
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  • The January Moon is known as the Cold Moon and the Wolf Moon. It is a time when shedding and cleansing takes place, the old year is released and the energy of the New Year is beginning. This is a time for letting go from the past and starting anew.

    And we'll listen to a talk from Louise Hay on Transcending Your Early Limitations.

    So this week, here on the Spiral Dance, let's work together to make this New Years Transition work so that we could Transcend toward our goals for 2023.

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Dec 19, 2022
  • Welcome Yule!
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  • Welcome to our Yule Special! Yule is a time to set aside animosity between yourself and people with whom you did not get along.

    The Norsemen had a tradition that enemies who met under a bough of mistletoe were obligated to lay down their arms.

    This is a time to set aside your differences, and ponder this Divotional:
    Beneath the Tree of Light and Light, a blessing for this season of Yule,
    to all that sit at my hearth,
    today we are Brothers; we are Family, and I drink to your health.
    Today is a day to offer hospitality to all that cross my threshold, in the Name of the Seaso

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Dec 12, 2022
  • Eldering
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  • I once thought I was going to Live Hard and Die Young. That didn't work out! Maybe I didn't live hard enough, I don't know. But here I am, looking back at everything.

    So, now what? Well, first thing, of course I DEMAND RESPECT!

    But, Eldering" isn't really something you are; it's something you DO. The idea around Eldering is how older people can relate and function in the world. But in order to do that at all, there has to be some understanding of how their society looks at them, and chooses to relate to them.

    So, we're going to look at how we relate to the elderly, both around the world and throughout time.
    And we'll find ways for people to live with respect, and self-respect in todays world.

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Dec 06, 2022
  • The Moons of Winter
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  • This week here on The Spiral Dance, we celebrate the Full Moons of Winter. All the full moons have names, as you know. But during the Winter, the Dark time of the year the moon has an ever stronger effect on us. Each of the Full Moons of December, January, February and March have different qualities. So we'll take a look at each moon's quality.

    Also each of the moons have Goddesses associated with them. Specifically there are sabbats which are sacred to certain goddesses. And so, to my mind anyway, the full moons during those months are great for connecting further with those Goddesses.

    Also, I have for you a Spell that you could perform during the times of the Winter Full Moons to help you call upon the moon's energy to see visions.

    And I also have a recorded Guided Meditation for you from Bente Hensen. This is called "Luminescent Reflection"

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
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