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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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June 2022 Episodes:
  • Pub Date: Jun 27, 2022
  • Mystery Cults
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  • This week let's go way back in time to talk about Mystery Cults! Mystery religions were religious cults in Ancient Greece and Rome. Participation was reserved to initiates and secrecy was kept as to the particulars of the initiation and the cult practice in general. But how did these sects function within their societies? Were they accepted? Were there conflicts? Talking just about this one aspect of life in Ancient Greece and Rome can give great insight into how people back then lived their daily lives.

    There were tons of Mystery Cults flourishing in the Ancient world, but two in particular seem to stand out as having special significance; the Mysteries of Isis and the Mitraic Mysteries. Isis is a goddess of Ancient Egyptian origin, whose worship spread throughout the Greco-Roman world. Her worshippers included men as well as women. The Mithraic Mysteries were popular accross the Roman empire. There's evidence that some women worshipped Mithras, but his popularity centered around the Roman military, which was, of course, male.

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Jun 13, 2022
  • A Midsummer Celebration
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  • Happy Midsummer, everyone here in the northern half! Summer Solstic occurs on Tuesday, June 21.

    The sun is high in the sky, the air is all warm and friendly. Let's stay up real late, then we can build some fires and roll them down the hills!.

    It's been done forever, it's still being done now and it will always be done. We'll talk about where the word Litha comes from and what the holiday means for modern Pagans. Also, interestingly, Midsummer continues to be very important in mainstream societies in different cultures around the world! There are even some sects of Christianity that are nutty enough to sanction it!

    Here's to the sun, and to the God who lives in all of us.

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
  • Pub Date: Jun 07, 2022
  • The June Bride
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  • June continues to be the most popular month for getting married. So, my theme is for this week is The June Bride.

    Political conservatives in this country insist that marriage can only mean the union of one woman to one man, under the witness of their Abrahamic so-called "God". We Pagans know better than that. But there's still alot of assumptions about marriage that we've inherited from mainstream society and we don't much question.

    So, this week let's look at exactly what Marriage is and what it's meant around the world and down the ages. Plus we can take heart at all th symbols of Marriage that really have come to us from our Pagan ancestors.

    Finally, we're going to look at some of the various arrangements cultures around the world have made, and why they've made them, so that we members of an alternative society can consider how we want to best do it.

    Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
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