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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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May 2021 Episodes:
  • Pub Date: May 31, 2021
  • Music in Ritual
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  • This week, let's talk about the role that music plays in ritual!

    Music was important to the Chinese philosopher, Confucius, as it has been for shamans around the world and down the ages. In fact I have a little story that tell us just exactly how music came to the earth way back when.

    And central to music is Rhythm, singing and Dance. So we'll talk about all that stuff. And finally, we'll look at ways to write and create effective chants to be used in our rituals.

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: May 24, 2021
  • Leprechauns and Other Wee Folk
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  • It's springtime, and Fearies abound. Let's see if we can't catch us one!
    The Leprechaun is one of the major images that the Mainstream Culture has of what a Feary is, or what a Feary looks like. The other, of course, is Disney's Tinkerbell. Whatever Pagan path you may be following, I'm sure I don't have to tell you that neither of those images fullfills the whole tradition of the Fearie.

    But anyway, the Leprechaun has a pretty interesting story by itself (or Himself - come to think of it, I've never heard of a female Leprechaun).

    So this week, we'll look at just what a Leprechaun is and they look like. Then we'll look at where they come from - and finally the BIG QUESTION - the Pro's and Con's of actually catching a Leprechaun.

    I have a story called, The Leprechaun Trap, By Teresa Bateman.
    Plus, let's build a Feary Garden - someplace on your property where the Fey can call home.

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: May 17, 2021
  • Air Magick
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  • This week here on The Spiral Dance, we listen to the Wind blow, as we talk about Air Magick.

    We'll start off finding out what the Ancient Greeks had to say about the Air - was it warm and dry, or cold and wet - or maybe even warm and wet! Plato, Aristotle and many others all had opinions.

    Each of the Four Winds - North, south, east and west have specific magickal properties and are all ruled by specific Gods. But they're not alone; all the minor winds from the northeast to the southwest have qualities and gods as well.

    And you can build a Magickal Air Alter. I've got ideas about how to create the alter, and then how to magickaly a tune yourself to the Element of Air.

    Also I have some Rituals that you can do with the wind.

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: May 10, 2021
  • The Language of Flowers
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  • FLORIOGRAPHY - the Language of Flowers!

    Interest in floriography soared in Victorian England and in the United States during the 19th century, but Meaning has been attributed to flowers for thousands of years.

    And so, for springtime, lets look at the magick of 3 springtime flowers; the rose, the tulip, and the dandelion.

    Also, while the Snowdrop is more a HARBINGER of spring rather than a Spring Flower, I have a traditional story from Hans Christian Anderson called, The Snowdrop - it's a good story all year round!
    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • 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!
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