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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: May 03, 2021
  • Magick Looks Like; Magick Sounds Like; Magick Smells Like
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  • What does Magick Sound Like? What does Magick Smell Like? What does Magick Look Like? Magick is about using all of your senses, so let’s see how this has been done since ancient times.
    We’ll start by talking about how Language is used in spell casting.
    Next – Color Magick! How does a color's vibration effect you, and how can you use that in your magickal practices?
    And lastly, the sense of smell - said to be our most ancient of the senses, it might just be the most powerful.
    I think you’ll find this week’s show interesting, whether you’ve thought about using all of your senses in Magick or not.

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Apr 26, 2021
  • Celebrating Beltane
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  • This week, we celebrate Beltane! Beltane is happening on Saturday, the first of May! It's a festival of Fertility and Love as we welcome the flowering of Nature's Return. In our mythology Beltane represents the Mating of the Goddess and the God. It's The Original White Wedding!
    So, we'll talk in more detail about the meaning and significance of May Day from our earliest history. Plus we'll talk about the mythologies and customs that are traditionally associated with Beltane. And, while we're at it; just what the heck does "Beltane" mean? I've got the answers right here!

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Apr 12, 2021
  • Spring Cleaning
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  • The idea of Spring Cleaning goes all the way back to ancient Egypt. We'll take a look at why Spring has become the time when we Clean House.

    And, House Cleaning does have magickal implications, and so we'll talk about some ways we can bring our Magick into our chores in some very powerful ways.

    While we're clearing out our attics, let's look for Crafty Ways to Rummage and Recycle. Afterall, "Repair, Re-fashion and Recycle" should be the watch words of the modern Pagan, right?

    But in the midst of all that work, we should take the time to stop and smell the flowers. So we'll talk about some Pagan ways for "Herbalism and Herbal Healing".

    And we'll also listen to Morganna Davies, with her story, "The Little People and the Hawthorne Tree"

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Apr 05, 2021
  • Spring Visions
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  • 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.

    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.

    So we'll take a look at the Season of Spring - from the physical, meteorlogical sense to the cultural meanings that Springtime carries with it around the world.

    On the Witche's Pyramid, the expression of Air is "To Know". So, let's look at the Element of Air. And because it's associated with Men's Mysteries, we'll look at some Air Gods.

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Mar 29, 2021
  • 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.

    And we'll listen to Joseph Campbell on "The Mythology of the Trickster".

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Mar 23, 2021
  • The Stars of Spring
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  • This week here on The Spiral Dance, 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!
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