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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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March 2019 Episodes:
  • Pub Date: Mar 26, 2019
  • April First; 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)

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Mar 18, 2019
  • 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 20. 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. We'll be hearing from the ARCTURIANS! (via You Tube) on the balance of light and dark in the Universe.

    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 11, 2019
  • 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 Nature.

    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 06, 2019
  • The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
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  • This week we talk about 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.

    It's really too bad that today in Greece there is a neo-fascist group calling themselves Golden Dawn. So, I think for that reason alone, since we've just had an anniversary of the establishment of the original Golden Dawn, 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.

    And we'll hear from Aliester Crowley - not only in his own words, but in his own voice!

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
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