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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 14, 2017
  • Sacred Geometry
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  • The belief that God created the universe according to a geometric plan has ancient origins. I'm not so sure that anything created the universe - or more accurately, the Multi-verse - I kind of believe that it created itself, or in a word, it's come-of itself.

    But, whatever the case may be I think it's fair-enough to say that there is an intelligence - perhaps an intelligence WE would consider to be Devine - that seems to be, shall we say, in the Director's Chair.

    And if that's fair to say, then what might be the tools by which Devine Intelligence directs the show? The Ancients, and many people today, believe the answer can be found in mathematics; specifically Geometry.

    So this week we delve into the world of Pythagoras and Plato. We enter Metatron's Cube and come out in the Fourth Dimension!

    Be well! Do good! Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Aug 08, 2017
  • Gifts from the Gods; Beer, Corn and Bread
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  • This week we continue our celelbration of Lammas, the Sabbat where we celebrate the beginnings of the harvest. 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 dieties 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 BBC report that I found on Youtube, all about a Peruvian Beer ritual that reaches back to pre-Columbian times.

    Be well! Do good! Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Jul 24, 2017
  • A Lammas Celebation
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  • It's Lammas, or Lughnasadh, 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.

    Be well! Do good! Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Jul 17, 2017
  • The 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 day gig a life learning process or even an exercise 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.
    Be well! Do good! Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Jul 11, 2017
  • 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!

    Be well! Do good! Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Jun 27, 2017
  • Summertime, Fire and the South
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  • Let's take advantage of these Hot Summer Days! We'll head off to the Southern Quarter and do some Fire Magick!.

    We'll take a look at the Qualities that the Element of Fire posseses; how they're used in Occult Traditions.

    Does that sound like Pyrolatry to you? If you worship Fire it just might. Fire is worshipped by itself in many cultures, but more commonly it's associated with Fire Dieties. As you might expect, examples abound.

    Along all these lines I want to share with you a -sort of poem - or maybe a sort of poetic Blog. It was written by Sage Sweetwater back in '09. It's called "Pyruodulia and Dissolution".

    Then finally; part and parcel to Fire is the condition of Light. So I have a guided meditation for you. This is presented by Bente Hesan, and it's called "Luminescent Reflections". I think you'll enjoy listening to this.

    Be well! Do good! Enjoy the show!
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