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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: Apr 21, 2014
  • Your Creative Muse and You
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  • If you're the creative type, you probably spend way too much time beating yourself up about how UNCREATIVE you are. Well, your friend Hawthorne is here to help. Many people think they have a clear idea of what it means to be creative, and a whole lot of myths have been built up around that notion. It may be too much to say that Everything You Thought You Knew About Creativity is Wrong, but this week we'll bust some creativity myths that, hopefully, once you see past them, will unleash your inner creative genius.

    Now, Nothing gets more in the way of your creativity than your own fears and inhibitions. So, I want to share with you a whole bunch of very powerful tips on how you can Start Overcoming Fear, Right Now

    From Ancient Greece, the Muses have inspired poets, musicians, writers, and philosophers down the ages, and they inspire us today. We don't talk enough about them in modern Paganism. Let's take a closer look at them this week.

    Plus I have on tape a guided meditation for you to listen to. This is called, "Creative Visualization".

    And if that's not enough, I have some Amazing Quotes from well-known people, to Feed Your Creative Soul

    I hope you enjoy this week's show!
  • Pub Date: Apr 14, 2014
  • Inner Child/Outer Child
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  • This week, it's Kids' stuff here on The spiral Dance, as our theme is The Inner Child.

    What does the Inner Child mean to you? Do you feel trustful toward your Inner Child?
    These are the sorts of questions we'll be examining in the first part of the show. And pretty soon we'll listen to a recorded guided meditation from Alan Cohen for connecting with your Inner Child. This is from his album, "Journey to the Center of the Heart", and the meditation is called "Beloved Child".

    Then, after we get our Inner Child straight, we'll discuss two issues for real kids:
    First, A Child Welcoming Ritual for newborns, then A Ritual to Adulthood for adolescents.

    I hope you enjoy this week's show!
  • Pub Date: Apr 07, 2014
  • Spring Visions
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  • Well, I SEE that our show this week is sort of - Up in the Air!

    I'm dedicating this weeks show to one of the Five Cardinal Elements, the Element of Air. It's a good topic for April because, by many traditions, Air is associated with Springtime and Day's Beginning.

    Usually associated with Men's Mysteries, Air is most often thought of as on the Mental Plane. On the Witche's Pyramid, the expression of Air is "To Know".

    So, Air has many occult facets. And on this week's show I'll share some ideas about Incantations and Power Songs.

    Plus we'll take a look at what the different Winds mean to people of the Yoruba tradition of Nigeria.

    The Romans gave the month of April it's name, which they called, Aprilis. For the Romans, it signifies a time of unfolding leaves and flowers. And the name Aprilis is associated with the Greek goddess, Aphrodite - who the Romans later named Venus. So we'll spend some time with Aphrodite/Venus.

    Also, we'll visit with the sound of the Aeolian, or WIND Harp!

    Now; concurant with the element of Air, is the ability to see. I have an article on The Power of Visualization.

    And -- you can't VISUALIZE if your life is without VISION. (I don't know how QUOTABLE that line is, but I've got some VERY memorable quotes about having Vision in your life.

    I hope you enjoy this week's show!
  • Pub Date: Mar 31, 2014
  • April 1st; Trickster and Fool
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  • In honor of April Fools Day, our theme this week is: The Trickster and Fool. We'll take a look at the history of April Fools Day, as well as the Role that the Fool and the Trickster play in Earth-Based religious practices.

    Also, a quick look at some of the best known hoaxes in the history of the Western World (well, sort of, anyway)

    I hope you enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Mar 25, 2014
  • Leprechauns and Other Wee Folk
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  • It's springtime, and Fearies abound. Let's see if we can't catch us one!

    The Leprechaun is one of the major images that the Mainstream Culture has of what a Feary is, or what a Feary looks like. The other, of course, is Disney's Tinkerbell. Whatever Pagan path you may be following, I'm sure I don't have to tell you that neither of those images fullfills the whole tradition of the Fearie. But anyway, the Leprechaun has a pretty interesting story by itself (or Himself - come to think of it, I've never heard of a female Leprechaun).

    So this week, we'll look at just what a Leprechaun is and they look like. Then we'll look at where they come from - and finally the BIG QUESTION - the Pro's and Con's of actually catching a Leprechaun.

    And we'll have some stories about Fearies in general
  • Pub Date: Mar 18, 2014
  • Celebrating Eostara
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  • This week on The Spiral Dance we celebrate Eostara; The Spring Equinox

    Astronomically, the Equinox occurs on Wednesday, March the 20th. We'll be talking about the history of Spring Equinox - the role that it has played in cultures down the ages:

    So, we'll talk about the Norse Goddess Eoster - in fact I have a special poem just for Eoster.

    Plus ya can't talk about this time of the year without mentioning Rabbits & Eggs; and, of course, the Balance of Light and Dark.

    The Spring Equinox marks the point in the solar year when day and night are of equal duration, and the daytime once again becomes longer than night.

    In Pagan mythology it marks the time when The God, who was reborn at the Winter Solstice, is now coming into young adulthood and is - awakening to his sexuality.

    I hope you enjoy this week's show!
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