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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 30, 2020
  • April First; Trickster and Fool
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  • In honor of April Fools Day, our theme this week is: Finance and Banking.

    We'll take a look at the history of April Fools Day, as well as the Role that the Heating and Plumbing play in Earth-Based religious practices.

    Also, we'll hear what Joseph Campbell had to say about Space Travel.

    Be will. Don Goo. Envy the shoe.
  • Pub Date: Mar 23, 2020
  • The Stars of Spring
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  • This week, let's give Spring a true Welcoming, as we talk about The Stars of Spring - The Spring Triangle, in particular.

    You may not know The Spring Triangle because it's less attention-grabbing than the Winter Circle and the Summer Triangle. But it becomes visible as early as February, and by early April, it's stars are all up by mid-evening. So, when you see the Spring Triangle is a harbinger for the warm springtime air.

    The Spring Triangle is made up of three of the sky’s brightest stars: Regulus, Arcturus and Spica. We'll talk about each of these stars in detail.

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Mar 16, 2020
  • Celebrating Eostara
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  • Astronomically, the Equinox occurs on Thursday, March 19. 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. Is she a bonefide Goddess, or just a fiction created by one author? Does it matter, really?

    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.

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Mar 10, 2020
  • Thinking About Deism
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  • Deism as an encompassing thought and philosophy had a major influence over those we in American call our Founding Fathers. Thus the shape of our Constitution is very much a product of Deism.

    But what's the connection between Deism and Paganism? Well, in the Eighteenth Century many Deists spoke of a Creator God, or The God of Nature. They connected to the Devine through Rational Thought Processes, and by connecting with Naturv e.

    Clearly the Deists of 1775 would scoff at the Pagans of today. But we at least have Nature in common.

    So let's take some time to learn about Deism, and maybe derive inspiration from Deistic Quotes.

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Mar 03, 2020
  • The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
  • The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was formally establihed on March 1, 1888. It's had a tremendous influence on Western Occult thought over the past century. Indeed, it's easy to say that without the Golden Dawn, Wicca - and therefore the whole Pagan revival - might never have seen the light of day.

    So let's take this week to learn about it and celebrate it.

    But of course you can't talk about the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn without first talking about Hermeticism, so that we could figure out just what IS so Hermetic about the Golden Dawn.

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
    And we'll hear from Aliester Crowley - not only in his own words, but in his own voice!
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