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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 10, 2022
  • 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 have a spoken word meditation from Ted Andrews, called "The Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram".

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Jan 03, 2022
  • The Philosopher's Stone
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  • This week here we're talking about the Philosopher's Stone.

    Just what IS the Philosopher's Stone? Where does it come from? Is it even a Stone?

    This question has been bothering people for generations. Some people just give up and say it's just a lot of poetic rhetoric. Others say, "No, look! I've done it! I've got it right here!"

    Some say it's all Devilry, others say it's all God stuff. Well, you can choose as we try to sort it all out.

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Dec 15, 2021
  • Welcome, Yule!
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  • This week, we celebrate Yule, the Winter Solstice. 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 Season

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Dec 07, 2021
  • The Winter Moons
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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"
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    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Nov 30, 2021
  • A Flexible Mind
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  • Do you have a flexible mind? This week we talk about what in the scientific community is known as Cognitive Flexibility. Try to wrap your mind around that!

    With a flexible mind you could do all sorts of things, like increase your creativity, get yourself unstuck from Pain and generally be happier and more productive in your life.

    So, here's to all the things the mind can do for you if you only just let it!.
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    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Nov 22, 2021
  • The Human Tribe
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  • Thanksgiving is in a way a time when our various Tribes gather together. Whether it's blook relatives, or a Tribe by Choice, we travel from whereever we're living to whereever our larger family is - it may be over hundreds of miles, or just across town. But it's a time for us to renew our relationships with those who have been in our lives from the very beginning.

    So, what is a TRIBE? Anthropologists don't really have answers, but they have alot of theories, and of course, lots of papers written about those theories.

    This week, let's take a look at some of those theories, and see if we could come to a better understanding of how humans organized themselves in earlier times, and how some humans organize themselves even today.

    And, are we STILL tribal? Some say Yes, and some say that that may be our saving grace in the long run!
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    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
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