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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: Aug 25, 2015
  • Fire Magick
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  • I haven't touched on the subject of Fire Magick per se for a while, so, with it being, what - the hottest summer on record - thought maybe now's the time!

    Today, when we start a fire -even if just to light a candle, we are responding to an ancient instinct. There is an enduring need to tend that legendary flame; to come home to the Hearth; to look within the dancing flames, remember our past - and maybe to glimps into the future.

    So, where gonna talk all about Firegazing, Candle Burning and Fire Affinities.

    Hope you enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Aug 18, 2015
  • On Fate and Fatalism
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  • We all like to beleive that we are the Masters of our own Fate. But cultures around the world and down the ages have all felt quite differently.

    Fate may or may not be the plaything of the Gods. But, for YOU, Little Ant, that hardly matters much.

    So this week we take a look at the Morai and that thread they've been weaving for us. Then there's Karma and Kismet to consider.

    And right up to modern times, philosophers continue to argue about just what Fate is, and how it differs from Fatalism, Determinism ... and about a dozen other "isms" that all describe what you CAN'T Do.

    Hope you enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Aug 04, 2015
  • Gifts from the Gods; Beer, Bread and Corn
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  • This week we continue our celelbration of Lammas, the Sabbat where we celebrate the first harvest. And central to the first harvest is Wheat, Corn and, of course, Beer.

    Many different civilizations and peoples down the ages and around the world had deities dedicated to beer or brewing, or some related endeavor. There are over 100 different deities to drink a toast to, and we'll take a look at just a few.
    Deities dedicated to wheat are, for the most part, goddesses, although there are some Gods as well.
    Native Americans recognize deities and spirits of Corn.

    For many cultures, the breaking of bread is symbolic of peace and hospitality. Our beloved bread, a mainstay around the world and down the ages has lots of symbolism, as well as superstition - and a few interesting quotes.

    Also, I have a recorded Native American story call, "The Lesson of the Land"

    Hope you enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Jul 27, 2015
  • A Lammas Celebration
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  • This week, we celebrate Lammas. Lammas, or Lughnasadh, is the Sabbat where many Wiccans and Pagans celebrate the beginnings of the harvest. This Sabbat is about the cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth -- the grain god dies, but will be reborn again in the spring.

    Depending on your tradition, you may also observe this Sabbat as the day of the Celtic craftsman god, Lugh. Lugh was known to the Celts as a god of craftsmanship and skill -- in fact, he was known as the Many-Skilled God, because he was good at so many different things. Take the opportunity this day to celebrate your own skills and abilities, and make an offering to Lugh to honor him, the god of craftsmanship.

    So this week we'll celebrate Lamas as we look at both the tradition of the Harvest Festival and the honoring of Lugh.

    I hope you enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Jul 20, 2015
  • Sacred Traveler
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  • Here we are, in the middle of summer; it's time to go out and see the world!

    As the song says, "A week in Paris will ease the bite of it", but the Sacred Traveler tries to go a bit deeper. The Sacred Traveler looks for the transcendental, the numinous, making time off from his gig at Walmarts a life learning process or even an excercise in self-realization.

    Well, what is it that attracts people to places on this level? We'll take a look at the connection between Earth Spirituality and the many spiritually mysterious places around the world.

    Also, I have a listing of 8 such mysterious places that we could visit anywhere in the world. That's, of course, if you want to. But if you can't or haven't thus far, you might need a spell to help you attract Travel energy into your life.

    Then, once that's achieved, you'll need to protect yourself. Insurance is great, but I've got some Moonstone magick that you might like a bit better.

    I hope you enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Jul 13, 2015
  • Beach Magick
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  • This week, the Spiral Dance is just a Day at the Beach! We'll start with the Charge of the Sea Goddess and we'll explore the role that Water has always had in religion.

    From there we'll look at a few Sea Gods and Goddesses. Then I want to share a story. This is a spoken word peice presented by Mara Freeman. It's called, The Selkie!

    Finally, we'll get right down to the shore and do some actual beach magick!

    I hope you enjoy the show.
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