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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: Mar 01, 2021
  • Due Consideration for March
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  • This week, lets give a big welcome to the month of March! It seems to be the month everybody loves to hate! Everybody wants Spring to finally come, but there is still so many more weeks to wait! So, let's give March some due consideration. We'll see if I can maybe help you get a different perspective on this time of the year.

    We'll be talking about the folklore of the March Hare. Plus, I have an Irish Story of Magick which I'll be reading called "The Boy and the Hare".

    And, of course we would be remiss for not mentioning March 17th - which we will do! We'll talk about St. Patrick and the PAGAN "snakes".

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Feb 22, 2021
  • Tales Told Out of School; Urban Myths
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  • Why do we tell each other urban myths? They're always so extreme and fantastic that, really, the rational mind knows they can't be true. But not only do we tell them anyway; we, in fact listen to them as well. Maybe these fantastic set of circumstances just might be real after all!

    The Urban myth has a lot in common with traditional myths and folklore, in the way they satisfy a need for storytelling. It may be that the Urban Myth expresses a feeling that we live in a world that might actually be in total chaos.

    Be good. Do well. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Feb 15, 2021
  • Walking with Earth Magick
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  • This week we celebrate Earth Magick; specifically the Element of Earth - what that's meant since ancient times and what it means in ceremonial magick today. And we'll look at the tradtions of Gnomes, the Fay and Lay Lines.

    And since we're celebrating The Earth, we'll celebrate the Earth Mother and specifically the Goddess Gaia.

    And just to liven up the soup - Salt!

    And we'll finish up with an Earth Meditation Ritual.

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Feb 08, 2021
  • Love Notes for Valentines Dayh
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  • Valentine's Day will be here on the 14th. Let's pass a couple love notes!

    Some people believe that the Ancient Roman holiday of the Lupercalia was the forerunner to Valentine's Day. That's not actually true, but there are some associations so we'll take a look at what the Lupcalia was all about.

    Then we'll talk a bit about the Christian St. Valentine - or ValentineS, plural. There was actually more than one Valentine - but were they all lovers??

    Which brings us to Romantic Love - as old as the human race, right? Yes, and no. As in all aspects of love, the answer is never a simple one. But we'll talk about the poet Chaucer and the middle ages and go from there.

    And where to go? Sex Magick!

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Feb 01, 2021
  • A Celebration for Imbolc
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  • This week we celebrate Imbolc. We're at the midpoint between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. Perfectly natural to want to jump up and down and start acting like Spring is Here! Folly, pure folly! Watch out if the weather is fine on Imbolc - you might find yourself shoveling the driveway on Eostara!

    But before that, let's take some time to honor the Goddess Brigid, the Triple Goddess of Poetry, Healing and Smithcrafting.

    And we'll enjoy some Tres Leches cake as well!

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Jan 25, 2021
  • 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!
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