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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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February 2018 Episodes:
  • Pub Date: Feb 19, 2018
  • Animal Totems; Yay or Nay?
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  • In the general neoPagan community people - not everyone - who work with animal spirit guides talk about Animal Totems.

    Purists will tell you that that's kind of a misnomer. Totems are not really spirit guides and spirit guides are not really totems.

    Where do YOU stand on this immense question??

    Well, I'm here to untangle the whole mess and by the time we're finished we'll all know what really is what.

    So we start of with a pretty clear definition of what a Totem is - where the word came from and how it was used. And we'll look at WHERE the word was used as well.

    Plus, we'll find out what Carl Gustave Jung had to say about Totems.

    Then we'll get into Power Animals, and animal guides, with some - interesting - contemporary theories on the subject.

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show.
  • Pub Date: Feb 12, 2018
  • Walking with Earth Magick
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  • This week here on The Spiral Dance, we celebrate The Earth.

    After we Give Thanks to the Earth, we're going to look at Earth Magick; specifically the Element of Earth - what that's meant since ancient times and what it means in ceremonial magick today. And we'll look at the tradtions of Gnomes, the Fay and Lay Lines.

    And since we're celebrating The Earth, we'll celebrate the Earth Mother and specifically the Goddess Gaia.

    And just to liven up the soup - Salt!

    And we'll finish up with an Earth Meditation Ritual.

    Be good. Do well. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Feb 05, 2018
  • February; Fire and Ice
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  • They say that February was made the shortest month because everybody wants it to be OVER WITH.

    February is one of the most primordial months. It's all about extremes. And, like the sabbat Imbolc, it's just as much about Fire as it is about Ice.

    Fire and Ice are the Primordial elements that, in the Norse Tradition that formed to create our world. So this is a good time to think a bit about the Nordic Tradition; just what is and what it means.

    The Heathens tell us that Polarities set up from Fire and Ice started Polarities in other realms of reality - even men and women. We'll talk more about that.

    And we'll also talk more about Modern Heathenry and the Nine Noble Virtues.

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show.
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