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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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  • Pub Date: Aug 08, 2017
  • Gifts from the Gods; Beer, Corn and Bread
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  • This week we continue our celelbration of Lammas, the Sabbat where we celebrate the beginnings of the harvest. Central to the first harvest is Wheat, Corn and, of course, Beer.

    Many different civilizations and peoples down the ages and around the world had deities dedicated to beer or brewing, or some related endeavor. There are over 100 different deities to drink a toast to, and we'll take a look at just a few.
    Deities dedicated to wheat are, for the most part, goddesses, although there are some Gods as well.
    Native Americans recognize dieties and spirits of Corn.

    For many cultures, the breaking of bread is symbolic of peace and hospitality. Our beloved bread, a mainstay around the world and down the ages has lots of symbolism, as well as superstition - and a few interesting quotes.

    Also, I have a BBC report that I found on Youtube, all about a Peruvian Beer ritual that reaches back to pre-Columbian times.

    Be well! Do good! Enjoy the show!
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