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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 11, 2017
  • Stories for Solstice
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  • This week is dedicated to Stories for Solstice.

    The mystery of darkness and divine light belongs to each of us and to the world. We are the world waiting in the darkness and we are the light waiting to be born.

    Winter is the time for telling stories in many traditions. Because the days were very short and the nights were very long, it was a good time to tell stories. And you would need a good story to get you through those long nights.

    So from modern Norway we have the story of Saint Lucy, and from Iceland we have the Yule, or Christmas, Cat. And from the Jewish tradition, we have Adam and the Winter Solstice, and also The Laviation.

    The Iroquois people have several Solstice stories. I'm going to share with you the story of the 7 Boys, followed by Grandmother Moon

    And I have a couple of spoken word pieces: "The Yule Fearies" and also "The Girl Who Married the Sun"

    And we'll end with an original story from Starhawk: "A Visit to Mother Winter"

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Dec 04, 2017
  • Living The Dark
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  • Let's 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.

    And that will bring us to a Guided Meditation on Sensational Stillness.

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

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Nov 27, 2017
  • Reincarnation; Where ya been? Where ya goin?
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  • This week 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 20, 2017
  • 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!

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Nov 13, 2017
  • Secrets and Lies; Pagan 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, hasSecrets and Lies!.

    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.

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
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