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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: Dec 05, 2016
  • 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.

    This year's December full moon is on the 13th. Technically it's still Autumn, but so what?

    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!
  • Pub Date: Nov 28, 2016
  • Reincarnation; Where Ya Been? Where Ya Goin?
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  • This week here on The Spiral Dance, the topic is Reincarnation.

    Some believe, some don't. Some say that know if for a fact, that they've experienced their past lives.

    I don't make such claims myself, although I've experienced things that have given me pause for thought.

    So I've got a poem on Reincarnation from the pen of Aleister Crowley. And I've got some info on how why and where the concept of Reincarnation developed.

    We think of Reincarnation as an Eastern philosophy. But it can be found here in the West before the followers of the Abrahamic god decided to dictate reality to us. Nonetheless, I want to pay homage to some Eastern belief systems which have worked th concept out rather well.

    Then we'll come back to the West, in the 19th and 20th centuries when Reincarnation started to retake it's hold in this part of the world.

    And finally, some quotes from famous folk about Reincarnation.

    Be well! Do good! Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Nov 21, 2016
  • The Human Tribe
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  • I want to wish everyone here in the US a Happy Thanksgiving!
    Thanksgiving is in a way a time when our various Tribes gather together. 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!

    Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Nov 14, 2016
  • Living the Dark
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  • This week here on The Spiral Dance, we give the Dark of the Year a true Welcoming.

    We all know it's rediculous to be afraid of the Dark, but cultural associations with Darkness remain strong, and it seems almost natural to be uncomfortable with this time of the year..

    So, we'll talk about the gifts that this time of the year bring us - such as much needed rest! And much needed introspection as well.

    And we'll take a look at the Dark Side of Your Moon. You know when the Dark of your Moon is showing up whenever you find yourself in emotional turmoil. Understanding this will help you put yourself right.

    Then I want to share some thoughts about using the energy of Surrendering in this Dark Time.

    Finally, I have some recipes to help you fend of winter-related illnesses.

    Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Nov 07, 2016
  • A Flexible Mind
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  • This week we'll talk about that wonderful, Flexible Mind.

    In the scientific community having a Flexible Mind is known as Cognitive Flexibility.

    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!.

    Have fun!
  • Pub Date: Nov 02, 2016
  • Pagans and Ethics
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  • 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.

    Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Oct 25, 2016
  • Blessings of Samhain
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  • Blessed Samhain, one and all.

    This week we celebrate what many of us consider to be our most Sacred and most important Sabbat. Samhain occurs on Monday, the 31st.

    Listen along as we share Samhain poetry and meditations.

    Be well! Do good! Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Oct 17, 2016
  • 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.

    Be well! Do good! Enjoy the show!
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