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The Spiral Dance with Hawthorne

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The Spiral Dance with Hawthorne

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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. Take the Listener Survey! Visit http://www.podtrac.com/audience/start-survey.aspx?ver=1&pid=cycc5iPECi k$ Please Visit my On-Line Store! <a href="http://www.cafepress.com/The Spiral Dance"><img src="http://www.cafepress.com/content/banners/promo_120x60_01.gif" width="120" height="60" alt="Support This Site" border="0"></a>

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Episodes

Random Acts of Kindness

Aug 12, 2019

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Just what kind of a world DO we want? I think most of us really do have an answer to that. The bigger question is how do we achieve it. New Age people would tell you that the world IS changing - the paradym is shifting away from violence fear and selfishness and toward caring and something that is more on the Soul level. But, like all upheavals - changes for the better are met with resistance from the other perspective; thus the increase in violence and chaos that we know all too well. And what can we do in our daily lives to help the paradym shift that we would love to see and know that we need? Random Acts of Kindness are small gestures that can go a long way. So let's find out what they are, why they're so cool and how we can do them. Be we. Do good. Enjoy the show!

Gifts from the Gods; Beer, Bread and Corn

Aug 7, 2019

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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 in 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 we. Do good. Enjoy the show!

A Lammas Celebation

Jul 30, 2019

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It's Lammas, or Lughnasadh, the Sabbat where many Wiccans and Pagans celebrate the beginnings of the harvest. This Sabbat is about the cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth -- the grain god dies, but will be reborn again in the spring. Depending on your tradition, you may also observe this Sabbat as the day of the Celtic craftsman god, Lugh. Lugh was known to the Celts as a god of craftsmanship and skill -- in fact, he was known as the Many-Skilled God, because he was good at so many different things. Take the opportunity this day to celebrate your own skills and abilities, and make an offering to Lugh to honor him, the god of craftsmanship. So this week we'll celebrate Lamas as we look at both the tradition of the Harvest Festival and the honoring of Lough. Be we. Do good. Enjoy the show!

The Sacred Traveler

Jul 23, 2019

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Here we are, in the middle of summer; it's time to go out and see the world! As the song says, "A week in Paris will ease the bite of it", but the Sacred Traveler tries to go a bit deeper. The Sacred Traveler looks for the transcendental, the numinous, making time off from his day gig a life learning process or even an exercise in self-realization. Well, what is it that attracts people to places on this level? We'll take a look at the connection between Earth Spirituality and the many spiritually mysterious places around the world. Also, I have a listing of 8 such mysterious places that we could visit anywhere in the world. That's, of course, if you want to. But if you can't or haven't thus far, you might need a spell to help you attract Travel energy into your life. Then, once that's achieved, you'll need to protect yourself. Insurance is great, but I've got some Moonstone magick that you might like a bit better. Be we. Do good. Enjoy the show!

Beach Magick

Jul 8, 2019

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This week, the Spiral Dance is just a Day at the Beach! We'll start with the Charge of the Sea Goddess and we'll explore the role that Water has always had in religion. From there we'll look at a few Sea Gods and Goddesses. Then I want to share a story. This is a spoken word peice presented by Mara Freeman. It's called, The Selkie! Finally, we'll get right down to the shore and do some actual beach magick! Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!

Independence Day and the Goddess Columbia

Jul 1, 2019

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This week we celebrate our nation's Independence from Mother Britain by recognising our very own Goddess, the Lady Columbia! Columbia is a historical and poetic name used for the United States of America and is also the name of its female personification. What would the Goddess Columbia's attributes be? Democracy for one - you know; I don't think the Greeks had a Goddess of Democracy- so this is an original! Certainly, Liberty and Justice. The Romans had the Goddess Libertas; plus the Greeks, Romans and the Egyptians has Goddesses of Justice. Is Columbia a WAR Goddess? Where does our national Darker Side come from? And finally - naturally, a Goddess has to have a myth, right? I've got an idea for a myth which I'll share with you - we'll see if it's any good. Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!

Summertime, Fire and the South

Jun 24, 2019

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Let's take advantage of these Hot Summer Days! We'll head off to the Southern Quarter and do some Fire Magick!. We'll take a look at the Qualities that the Element of Fire posseses; how they're used in Occult Traditions. Does that sound like Pyrolatry to you? If you worship Fire it just might. Fire is worshipped by itself in many cultures, but more commonly it's associated with Fire Dieties. As you might expect, examples abound. Along all these lines I want to share with you a -sort of poem - or maybe a sort of poetic Blog. It was written by Sage Sweetwater back in '09. It's called "Pyruodulia and Dissolution". Now, you're familiar, I'm sure, with the Chinese system of Feng Shui. Well, there is an Indian System called Vastu Shastra which is quite similar to Feng Shui. Vastu Shastra uses the symbols and energies of the sun to help you find peace and balance in your home environment. Then finally; part and parcel to Fire is the condition of Light. So I have a guided meditation for you. This is presented by Bente Hesan, and it's called "Luminescent Reflections". I think you'll enjoy listening to this. Be well. Do Good. Enjoy the show.

A Midsummer Celebration

Jun 18, 2019

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Happy Midsummer, everyone here in the northern half! 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 we. Do good. Enjoy the show!

Fruit in Myth and Magick

Jun 10, 2019

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Have you ever thouthgt about the role that Fruit plays in myth and magick? Well, this week we'll compare apples to oranges. Fruit appears in myths from around the world. Often it is a symbol of abundance, associated with goddesses of fertility, plenty, and the harvest. And, as you may expect, many of the most significant fruits in world mythology, such as the apple, have different meanings to different cultures. We'll take a short look at many of these. Also, we'll learn how To Use Fruit Symbolism for Good Feng Shui Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!

Leprechauns and Other Wee Folk

Jun 4, 2019

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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 we. Do good. Enjoy the show!

Air Magick

May 20, 2019

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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 magickally atune 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!

Mystery Cults

May 13, 2019

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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 we. Do good. Enjoy the show!

Music In Ritual

May 7, 2019

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I think a lot about music and the power that music has. So this week, let's talk about the role that music plays in ritual! Music was important to the Chinese philosopher, Confucious, 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 Rythm, 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 we. Do good. Enjoy the show!

Blessed Beltane

Apr 30, 2019

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Blessed Beltane, one and all! Beltane is happening on Wednesday, 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! And I'm reviving a old traidtion, as I present to you a reading Marion Zimmer Bradley's famous book, "The Mists of Avalon". Be we. Do good. Enjoy the show!

The Language of Flowers

Apr 22, 2019

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This week here on The Spiral Dance, it's all about 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!

Spring Cleaning

Apr 15, 2019

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It's time for Spring Cleaning! The idea of Spring Cleaning actually 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, while House Cleaning IS TERRIBLY, BORINGLY mundane, it 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!

Inner Child / Outer Child

Apr 9, 2019

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This week, it's Kids' stuff here on The spiral Dance! Our theme is The Inner Child and the Outer Child. What does the Inner Child mean to you? Do you feel trustful toward your Inner Child? These are the sorts of questions we'll be examining in the first part of the show. Then, after we get our Inner Child straight, we'll discuss two issues for real kids: First, A Welcoming, Naming and Blessing Ritual for newborns, then A Coming of Age ritual to Adulthood for adolescents Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!

Spring Visions

Apr 1, 2019

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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!

April First; Trickster and Fool

Mar 26, 2019

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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. Also, a quick look at some of the best known hoaxes in the history of the Western World (well, sort of, anyway) Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!

Celebrating Eostara

Mar 18, 2019

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This week on The Spiral Dance we celebrate Eostara; The Spring Equinox Astronomically, the Equinox occurs on Wednesday, March 20. We'll be talking about the history of Spring Equinox - the role that it has played in cultures down the ages: So, we'll talk about the Norse Goddess Eoster. Is she a bonefide Goddess, or just a fiction created by one author? Does it matter, really? Plus ya can't talk about this time of the year without mentioning Rabbits & Eggs; and, of course, the Balance of Light and Dark. We'll be hearing from the ARCTURIANS! (via You Tube) on the balance of light and dark in the Universe. The Spring Equinox marks the point in the solar year when day and night are of equal duration, and the daytime once again becomes longer than night. In Pagan mythology it marks the time when The God, who was reborn at the Winter Solstice, is now coming into young adulthood and is - awakening to his sexuality. Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!

Thinking About Deism

Mar 11, 2019

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Deism as an encompassing thought and philosophy had a major influence over those we in American call our Founding Fathers. Thus the shape of our Constitution is very much a product of Deism. But what's the connection between Deism and Paganism? Well, in the Eighteenth Century many Deists spoke of a Creator God, or The God of Nature. They connected to the Devine through Rational Thought Processes, and by connecting with Nature. Clearly the Deists of 1775 would scoff at the Pagans of today. But we at least have Nature in common. So let's take some time to learn about Deism, and maybe derive inspiration from Deistic Quotes. Be well! Do good! Enjoy the show.

The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

Mar 6, 2019

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This week we talk about The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was formally establihed on March 1, 1888. It's had a tremendous influence on Western Occult thought over the past century. Indeed, it's easy to say that without the Golden Dawn, Wicca - and therefore the whole Pagan revival - might never have seen the light of day. It's really too bad that today in Greece there is a neo-fascist group calling themselves Golden Dawn. So, I think for that reason alone, since we've just had an anniversary of the establishment of the original Golden Dawn, let's take this week to learn about it and celebrate it. But of course you can't talk about the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn without first talking about Hermeticism, so that we could figure out just what IS so Hermetic about the Golden Dawn. And we'll hear from Aliester Crowley - not only in his own words, but in his own voice! Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!

Tales Told Out of School; Urban Myths

Feb 25, 2019

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The Urban Myth is the subject of this week's show. Why do we tell eachother such stories? They're always so extreme and fantastic that, really, the rational mind knows they can't be true. But not only do we tell them anyway; we, in fact listen to them as well. Maybe these fantastic set of circumstances just might be real afterall! The Urban myth has alot in common with traditional myths and folklore, in the way they satisfy a need for storytelling. It may be that the Urban Myth expresses a feeling that we live in a world that might actually be in total chaos. Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!

Animal Totems; Yay or Nay?

Feb 18, 2019

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This week here on The Spiral Dance, we're discussing Animal Totems. 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.

Love Notes for Valentines Day

Feb 11, 2019

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Valentine's Day will be here on the 14th. Let's pass a couple love notes! Some people believe that the Ancient Roman holiday of the Lupercalia was the forerunner to Valentine's Day. That's not actually true, but there are some associations so we'll take a look at what the Lupcalia was all about. Then we'll talk a bit about the Christian St. Valentine - or ValentineS, plural. There was actually more than one Valentine - but were they all lovers?? Which brings us to Romantic Love - as old as the human race, right? Yes, and no. As in all aspects of love, the answer is never a simple one. But we'll talk about the poet Chaucer and the middle ages and go from there. And where to go? Sex Magick! Be good! Do well! Enjoy the show!

February; Fire and Ice

Feb 4, 2019

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They say that February was made the shortest month because everybody wants it to be OVER WITH on the first day. 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.

A Celebration for Imbolc

Jan 29, 2019

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Welcome to our celebration of Imbolc. We're at the midpoint between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. Perfectly natural to want to jump up and down and start acting like Spring is Here! Folly, pure folly! Watch out if the weather is fine on Imbolc - you might find yourself shoveling the driveway on Eostara! But before that, let's take some time to honor the Goddess Brigid, the Triple Goddess of Poetry, Healing and Smithcrafting. And we'll enjoy some Tres Leches cake as well! Be well! Do good! Enjoy the show.

Happiness!

Jan 21, 2019

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Are you among the Shiny Happy People? Or does the thought make you fear that you could be labled a fuzzy bunny Wiccan? Perhaps you are genuinely happy with your Dark Magicks! Happiness is amorphous. It's hard to define, and sometimes it's hard to know if we really have it. But when we DO have happiness in our lives it truly is a Shiny thing. So this week we're going to look at just what is meant by "happines", and we'll look at it from different perspectives - religious, or spiritual; philosophical; and Economic or Political. Plus I want to share some famous quotes on the subject.

All Along the Watchtowers

Jan 15, 2019

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This week we Welcome The Guardians of the Watchtowers. e on The Spiral DanceWe've all done it; we've created Sacred Space by calling the Spirits of the Four Directions. We stand at each direction and draw the appropriate pentagram and we Invoke the Spirits that have the appropriate character. But where does all that mumbo jumbo come from? Some say Gerald Gardner, which is correct to a point. Others say that Witches have been doing that on their own and in secret, like, forever - which is really not at all true. So this week we're going to find out who or what the Watchtowers are and where they came from. They may or may not have something to do with Archangels, and Archangels may or may not be a Christian thing. Don't worry; I will not leave you in suspense for long. But, like everything else, The Watchtowers DO have something to do with Stars; and so does the story of Orpheus, and his Lyre. We'll see how those tie together. And I also have a spoken word meditation from Ted Andrews, called "The Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram". Be well! Do good! Enjoy the show.

The Philosopher's Stone

Jan 7, 2019

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This week here on The Spiral Dance, we're talking about the Philosopher's Stone. Just what IS the Philosopher's Stone? Where does it come from? Is it even a Stone? This question has been bothering people for generations. Some people just give up and say it's just a lot of poetic rhetoric. Others say, "No, look! I've done it! I've got it right here!" Some say it's all Devilry! Others say it's all God stuff. Well, you can choose as we try to sort it all out. Be well! Do good! Enjoy the show.

Transition and Transcend

Jan 1, 2019

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Happy New Year, everyone! The January Moon is known as the Cold Moon and the Wolf Moon. It is a time when shedding and cleansing takes place, the old year is released and the energy of the New Year is beginning. This is a time for letting go from the past and starting anew. So this week, here on the Spiral Dance, let's work together to make this New Years Transition work so that we could Transcend toward our goals for 2019. Be well! Do good! Enjoy the show.

Blessed Yule!

Dec 17, 2018

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The Night is cold and Oh so long, for the lady has grown old and the god has long since died But I learn there is reason for Hope, for there is newly born a child. The Lord of the Sun has returned Oh, Powers of Air, I seek the newborn child. Is he within your realm? The powers of Air answer: Follow the Star to the Hidden cave Oh Powers of Fire, I seek the newborn child. Is he within your realm? The powers of Fire answer: Follow the Star to the Hidden Cave Oh, Powers of Water, I seek the newborn child. Is he within your realm? The powers of Water answer: Follow the star to the Hidden Cave. Oh Powers of Earth, I seek the newborn child. Is he within your realm? The powers of Earth answer: Follow the star to the hidden cave. I have searched everywhere for the Newborn child. Yet, I have found him not. Behold! the Great Mother speaks words of wisdom; "Seek the Holy Child of Light within the hidden cave of your heart. Forever is he there and not without" I have now found the Newborn child. He lives within me, and will soon reawaken the earth. All praise and honor the Lord of Light. All praise and honor the Lady and Her consort. So mote it be.

Living the Dark

Dec 10, 2018

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This week let's celebrate the Dark of the Year. We all know it's ridiculous to be afraid of the Dark, but cultural associations with Darkness remain strong, and it seems almost natural to be uncomfortable with this time of the year.. So, we'll talk about the gifts that this time of the year bring us - such as much needed rest! And much needed introspection as well. And we'll take a look at the Dark Side of Your Moon. You know when the Dark of your Moon is showing up whenever you find yourself in emotional turmoil. Understanding this will help you put yourself right. Then I want to share some thoughts about using the energy of Surrendering in this Dark Time. And that will bring us to a talk from Echart Tolle on the Deeper Dimensions of Stillness. Finally, I have some recipes to help you fend off winter-related illnesses.

The Winter Moons

Dec 5, 2018

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This week we celebrate the Full Moons of Winter. All the full moons have names, as you know. But during the Winter, the Dark time of the year the moon has an ever stronger effect on us. Each of the Full Moons of December, January, February and March have different qualities. So we'll take a look at each moon's quality. This year's December full moon is on Saturday, the 22nd, the day after Yule! It will be the longest Full Moon of the year, appearing full for three days before and after the time of Full Moons Also each of the moons have Goddesses associated with them. Specifically there are sabbats which are sacred to certain goddesses. And so, to my mind anyway, the full moons during those months are great for connecting further with those Goddesses. And I also have a recorded Guided Meditation for you from Bente Hensen. This is called "Luminescent Reflection" Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!

A Flexible Mind

Nov 26, 2018

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This week we talk about what in the scientific community is known as Cognitive Flexibility. Try to wrap your mind around that! With a flexible mind you could do all sorts of things, like increase your creativity, get yourself unstuck from Pain and generally be happier and more productive in your life. So, here's to all the things the mind can do for you if you only just let it!. Be well, do good, enjoy the show!

The Human Tribe

Nov 20, 2018

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I want to wish everyone here in the US a Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is in a way a time when our various Tribes gather together. Whether it's blook relatives, or a Tribe by Choice, we travel from whereever we're living to whereever our larger family is - it may be over hundreds of miles, or just across town. But it's a time for us to renew our relationships with those who have been in our lives from the very beginning. So, what is a TRIBE? Anthropologists don't really have answers, but they have alot of theories, and of course, lots of papers written about those theories. This week, let's take a look at some of those theories, and see if we could come to a better understanding of how humans organized themselves in earlier times, and how some humans organize themselves even today. And, are we STILL tribal? Some say Yes, and some say that that may be our saving grace in the long run! Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!

Pagan Ethics; An Ye Harm None

Nov 13, 2018

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This week, let's take a look at Pagan Ethics. I promise, we'll HARM NONE!. A good place to start is to examine just what do we mean by Ethics in the first place. When did we start thinking about Ethics? What does it mean for us personally, or as a society, or, really, what does it mean for us a satient beings? Is the consideration Ethics soley a condition of being human? The acedemic study of Ethics and its connected philosophies, has divided Ethics up into dozens of different Types, and we'll spend a good deal of time talking about many of the most well-known Ethical Types. Then we'll connect all that to our current understanding of what modern Neo Pagan is,and what might or might not be expected of those of us who call ourselves Pagan.

Eldering

Nov 5, 2018

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For this week's show, the topic is Eldering. I once thought I was going to Live Hard and Die Young. That didn't work out! Maybe I didn't live hard enough, I don't know. But here I am, looking back at everything. So, now what? Well, first thing, of course I DEMAND RESPECT! "Eldering" isn't really something you are; it's something you DO. The idea around Eldering is how older people can relate and function in the world. But in order to do that at all, there has to be some understanding of how their society looks at them, and chooses to relate to them. So, we're going to look at how we relate to the elderly, both around the world and throughout time. And we'll find ways for people to live with respect, and self-respect in todays world. Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!

A Celebration for Samhain

Oct 29, 2018

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"Now is the Night of November Eve, as the Samhain rites begin. Spirits step from the World Beyond, this night when the Veil is thin. Coming through the Land of Shadows, awakening from the World of Dreams, joining hands with the Children of Midnight as the Moonlight Lantern gleams. Drifting in the Wind of Evening, Chanting words in an ancient tongue, dancing light to the music of Fearies, as the Sacred Prayer is sung. We honor this In-Between time, this space between Darkness and Light, While greeting the Reign of the Winter King, On this Windy Autumn Night." Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!

Holy Grail, Holy Cauldron

Oct 15, 2018

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This week we look at the so-called Holy Grail. What is this thing that people are so enamoured of? Did it even exist? People have been searching for it for hundreds of years, and it seems whenever they decide they can't find it, they create stories about it. So, let's travel back the the 12th century, where the myth of the Holy Grail seems to have it's beginnings. And we'll take a look at some of the embellishments that have been attached to it over time. There does seem to be a link between the Holy Grail of Christian myth and the Celtic tradition of the Cauldron. We'll get into that. And also we'll listen to the story of The Black Cauldron.

Water Magick for Autumn

Oct 9, 2018

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This week, we continue our celebration of Autumn as we look at some of the season's important associations. Water is one of the elements in ancient Greek philosophy, and in Occult circles it's associated with the Western Quarter of the Circle, and with the season of Autumn. So we'll look at how and why Water got associated with the Autumn as we tie in some of their similar Magickal Properties. Then we'll take a walk into an Autumn Garden with Ellen Dugan, well known herbalist and Kitchen Witch. Finally, what can be more Autumnal then the good old hooty owl. We'll look at the way people around the world have regarded the owl through myth and legend. Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!

The Magick of Masking

Oct 1, 2018

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This week here on The Spiral Dance, let's create Magick through Masking. If you went to a Halloween party recently, what would you GO AS? We all wear masks, although the extent to which we layer ourselves or are aware of them varies greatly. Masks are a familiar and vivid element in many folk and traditional pageants, ceremonies, rituals and festivals, and are often of an ancient origin. One reason for wearing a mask is to pretend to be someone or something else. The mask can be a kind of language that expresses the emotion of the figure one chooses to create. We're going to ask questions like what masks do you wear and why? And, for the Spiral Dance Spell of the Week - The Mask of the Unified Self Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!

Your Creative Muse and You

Sep 24, 2018

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If you're the creative type, you probably spend way too much time beating yourself up about how UNCREATIVE you are. Well, your friend Hawthorne is here to help. Many people think they have a clear idea of what it means to be creative, and a whole lot of myths have been built up around that notion. It may be too much to say that Everything You Thought You Knew About Creativity is Wrong, but this week we'll bust some creativity myths that, hopefully, once you see past them, will unleash your inner creative genius. Now, Nothing gets more in the way of your creativity than your own fears and inhibitions. So, I want to share with you a whole bunch of very powerful tips on how you can Start Overcoming Fear, Right Now From Ancient Greece, the Muses have inspired poets, musicians, writers, and philosophers down the ages, and they inspire us today. We don't talk enough about them in modern Paganism. Let's take a closer look at them this week. Plus I have on tape a guided meditation for you to listen to. This is called, "Creative Visualization". And if that's not enough, I have some Amazing Quotes from well-known people, to Feed Your Creative Soul

A Celebration For Mabon

Sep 17, 2018

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This week is our annual Celebration of the Autumn Equinox - what many of us know as Mabon. So we'll look at some of the well-known myths, legends and traditions surrounding Mabon. And we'll honor The Dark Mother, plus we'll bring a little Balance and Gratitude into our lives. And finally - An Apple Harvest Ritual!

How and Why We Daydream

Sep 10, 2018

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Everyone, has daydreams on a regular basis. Daydreams can get us into trouble, but they can also prove to be the source of our personal fulfillment. So, let's take a good look at Why and How We Daydream. And more, why we often get away with daydreaming before we get into real trouble. Now, there is a difference between Daydreaming vs. Mindfulness. It may seem paradoxical, but the truth is we need both, and both can work together. We'll find out how. But negative Daydreams, or Daymares can often be troublesome. So we'll look at Dealing with Worry-Based Fantasies and Daydreams Some Daymares can can provide relief and release. Those are known as Cathartic and Do-Over Daydreams When people say they "dream" of being president or a billionaire or an artist or whatever it is they fantasize about--they are daydreaming those goals, literally envisioning them in their mind's eye. We'll look at Daydreams as a Source of Innovation & Motivation But, what if Your Daydreams are Stuck in a Rut? I have seven suggestions for rebooting your daydreams. And finally, Is your child a daydreamer? Dont let them label it A.D.D. right off the bat!

When 7 Is 9

Aug 27, 2018

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This week on The Spiral Dance, let's give a welcome to the month of September! It's the ninth month of the year, but it's name suggests that it's the seventh. Leave it to the Romans to come up with that, and leave it to us to maintain it. Of course the main feature of September is the Equinox, which is coming up in a couple of weeks. And we'll have our Mabon show at that time. Meanwhile, let's talk about the Roman festival which was known as the Ludi Romani, which occured in September. And I also want to talk about the Roman Goddess, Pomona. Pomona was the Roman goddess of orchards and fruit trees, and thus She is closely associated with Apples. Now her traditional Feast Day is August 13th. But for most of us, here in North America, and I think in Britain as well, apples do begin to become available toward late August, but September is really their month. So I want to take some time to honor Pomona this week. Also in ancient Egypt the Fast Day of Thoth occured during this month, so we'll talk a bit about the God, Thoth. And finally - Acorns and Oak. That's kind of a Lammas-thing, but it's also a September/late summer-type thing as well. So, for September, lets also honor the Acorn and Oak. Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!

Sacred Geometry

Aug 22, 2018

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The idea that an omnipotent diety created the universe according to a geometric plan has ancient origins. I'm not so sure that anything created the universe - or more accurately, the Multi-verse - I kind of believe that it created itself, or in a word, it's come-of itself. But, whatever the case may be I think it's fair-enough to say that there is an intelligence - perhaps an intelligence WE would consider to be Devine - that seems to be, shall we say, in the Director's Chair. And if that's fair to say, then what might be the tools by which Devine Intelligence directs the show? The Ancients, and many people today, believe the answer can be found in mathematics; specifically Geometry. So this week we delve into the world of Pythagoras and Plato. We enter Metatron's Cube and come out in the Fourth Dimension! Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!

Random Acts of Kindness

Aug 13, 2018

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Just what kind of a world DO we want? I think most of us really do have an answer to that. The bigger question is how do we achieve it. New Age people would tell you that the world IS changing - the paradym is shifting away from violence fear and selfishness and toward caring and something that is more on the Soul level. But, like all upheavals - changes for the better are met with resistance from the other perspective; thus the increase in violence and chaos that we know all too well. And what can we do in our daily lives to help the paradym shift that we would love to see and know that we need? Random Acts of Kindness are small gestures that can go a long way. So let's find out what they are, why they're so cool and how we can do them. Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!

Gifts from the Gods; Beer, Corn and Bread

Aug 7, 2018

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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 in 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. Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!

A Lammas Celebation

Jul 30, 2018

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It's Lammas, or Lughnasadh, the Sabbat where many Wiccans and Pagans celebrate the beginnings of the harvest. This Sabbat is about the cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth -- the grain god dies, but will be reborn again in the spring. Depending on your tradition, you may also observe this Sabbat as the day of the Celtic craftsman god, Lugh. Lugh was known to the Celts as a god of craftsmanship and skill -- in fact, he was known as the Many-Skilled God, because he was good at so many different things. Take the opportunity this day to celebrate your own skills and abilities, and make an offering to Lugh to honor him, the god of craftsmanship. So this week we'll celebrate Lamas as we look at both the tradition of the Harvest Festival and the honoring of Lugh. Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!

The Sacred Traveler

Jul 23, 2018

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Here we are, in the middle of summer; it's time to go out and see the world! As the song says, "A week in Paris will ease the bite of it", but the Sacred Traveler tries to go a bit deeper. The Sacred Traveler looks for the transcendental, the numinous, making time off from his day gig a life learning process or even an exercise in self-realization. Well, what is it that attracts people to places on this level? We'll take a look at the connection between Earth Spirituality and the many spiritually mysterious places around the world. Also, I have a listing of 8 such mysterious places that we could visit anywhere in the world. That's, of course, if you want to. But if you can't or haven't thus far, you might need a spell to help you attract Travel energy into your life. Then, once that's achieved, you'll need to protect yourself. Insurance is great, but I've got some Moonstone magick that you might like a bit better. Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!

Beach Magick

Jul 9, 2018

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This week, the Spiral Dance is just a Day at the Beach! We'll start with the Charge of the Sea Goddess and we'll explore the role that Water has always had in religion. From there we'll look at a few Sea Gods and Goddesses. Then I want to share a story. This is a spoken word peice presented by Mara Freeman. It's called, The Selkie! Finally, we'll get right down to the shore and do some actual beach magick! Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!

Summertime, Fire and the South

Jun 25, 2018

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Let's take advantage of these Hot Summer Days! We'll head off to the Southern Quarter and do some Fire Magick!. We'll take a look at the Qualities that the Element of Fire posseses; how they're used in Occult Traditions. Does that sound like Py-ROLL-atry to you? If you worship Fire it just might. Fire is worshipped by itself in many cultures, but more commonly it's associated with Fire Dieties. As you might expect, examples abound. Along all these lines I want to share with you a -sort of poem - or maybe a sort of poetic Blog. It was written by Sage Sweetwater back in '09. It's called "Pyruodulia and Dissolution". Now, you're familiar, I'm sure, with the Chinese system of Feng Shui. Well, there is an Indian System called Vastu Shastra which is quite similar to Feng Shui. Vastu Shastra uses the symbols and energies of the sun to help you find peace and balance in your home environment. Then finally; part and parcel to Fire is the condition of Light. So I have a guided meditation for you. This is presented by Bente Hesan, and it's called "Luminescent Reflections". I think you'll enjoy listening to this.

A Midsummer Celebration

Jun 18, 2018

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Paganism Wicca EarthSpirituality Folk Myth Magick Spells Chants Goddess Happy Midsummer, everyone here in the northern half! 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.

Fruit Magick

Jun 11, 2018

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Have you ever thouthgt about the role that Fruit plays in myth and magick? Well, this week we'll compare apples to oranges. Fruit appears in myths from around the world. Often it is a symbol of abundance, associated with goddesses of fertility, plenty, and the harvest. And, as you may expect, many of the most significant fruits in world mythology, such as the apple, have different meanings to different cultures. We'll take a short look at many of these. Also, we'll learn how To Use Fruit Symbolism for Good Feng Shui Do good. Enjoy the show.

Amulets and Talismans

Jun 4, 2018

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This week's is all about a specific part of the World of Magick; Amulets and Talismans. What's so great about talismans, or amulets? Simply the fact that they've always been around and we use them to this very day. In fact people in mainstream religions knowingly use them. So, we're going to try to delinate the difference between an amulet and a talisman. Then we'll look at examples of amulets and talismans down the ages. Then, I'll have a story where objects are doing magickal things with a specific purpose. It's a traditional story presented by Mara Freeman called, "The Prince, the Fox and the Sword of Light". Do good. Enjoy the show.

Leprechauns and Other Wee Folk

May 29, 2018

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Have you seen them? 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. Do good. Enjoy the show.

Air Magick

May 21, 2018

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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 magickally atune yourself to the Element of Air. Also I have some Rituals that you can do with the wind. Finally, we'll hear some poetry from Michael Lee. It's called "Pass On". Do good. Enjoy the show.

Mystery Cults

May 14, 2018

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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. Do good. Enjoy the show.

Music In Ritual

May 7, 2018

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I think a lot about music and the power that music has. So this week, let's talk about the role that music plays in ritual! Music was important to the Chinese philosopher, Confucious, 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 Rythm, 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. Do good. Enjoy the show.

Blessed Beltane

Apr 30, 2018

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This week, we celebrate Beltane! Beltane is happening on Tuesday, 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! Beltane's importance goes deep into our history, and it was never actually snuffed out to the Church's satisfaction. It, in fact, followed the Euopeans to these very shores. I'll present to you a reading from the American writer, Nathanial Hawthorne. He wrote a story in 1836, which was a fictionalized account taken from early colonial history. It's called "The Maypole at Merrymount". Do good. Enjoy the show.

Spring Cleaning

Apr 16, 2018

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It's time for Spring Cleaning! The idea of Spring Cleaning actually 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, while House Cleaning IS TERRIBLY, BORINGLY mundane, it 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.

Inner Child / Outer Child

Apr 9, 2018

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This week, it's Kids' stuff here on The spiral Dance! Our theme is The Inner Child and the Outer Child. What does the Inner Child mean to you? Do you feel trustful toward your Inner Child? These are the sorts of questions we'll be examining in the first part of the show. And pretty soon we'll listen to a recorded guided meditation from Alan Cohen for connecting with your Inner Child. This is from his album, "Journey to the Center of the Heart", and the meditation is called "Beloved Child". Then, after we get our Inner Child straight, we'll discuss two issues for real kids: First, A Welcoming, Naming and Blessing Ritual for newborns, then A Comng of Age ritual to Adulthood for adolescents

Spring Vision

Apr 2, 2018

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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. And, finally, Wind Magick! Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show.

April First; Trickster and Fool

Mar 26, 2018

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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. Also, a quick look at some of the best known hoaxes in the history of the Western World (well, sort of, anyway) And in case you didn't know, Easter occurs on April 1st this year. I have a spoken word piece by Matt McCormick,: "The Salem Witchcraft Argument Against The Resurrection Of Jesus". Matt McCormick is a professor of philosophy for California State University, and he lays out several serious problems for Christians who want to believe the resurrection story.

Celebrating Eostara

Mar 19, 2018

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This week on The Spiral Dance we celebrate Eostara; The Spring Equinox Astronomically, the Equinox occurs on Tuesday, March 20. We'll be talking about the history of Spring Equinox - the role that it has played in cultures down the ages: So, we'll talk about the Norse Goddess Eoster. Is she a bonefide Goddess, or just a fiction created by one author? Does it matter, really? Plus ya can't talk about this time of the year without mentioning Rabbits & Eggs; and, of course, the Balance of Light and Dark. The Spring Equinox marks the point in the solar year when day and night are of equal duration, and the daytime once again becomes longer than night. In Pagan mythology it marks the time when The God, who was reborn at the Winter Solstice, is now coming into young adulthood and is - awakening to his sexuality. Be well. Do good Enjoy the show!

Deism; Thoughts and Ideas

Mar 14, 2018

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Deism as an encompassing thought and philosophy had a major influence over those we in American call our Founding Fathers. Thus the shape of our Constitution is very much a product of Deism. But what's the connection between Deism and Paganism? Well, in the Eighteenth Century many Deists spoke of a Creator God, or The God of Nature. They connected to the Devine through Rational Thought Processes, and by connecting with Nature. Clearly the Deists of 1775 would scoff at the Pagans of today. But we at least have Nature in common. So let's take some time to learn about Deism, and maybe derive inspiration from Deistic Quotes.

Reading Up on The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

Mar 5, 2018

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The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was formally establihed on March 1, 1888. It's had a tremendous influence on Western Occult thought over the past century. Indeed, it's easy to say that without the Golden Dawn, Wicca - and therefore the whole Pagan revival - might never have seen the light of day. It's really too bad that today in Greece there is a neo-fascist group calling themselves Golden Dawn. So, I think for that reason alone, since we've just had an anniversary of the establishment of the original Golden Dawn, let's take this week to learn about it and celebrate it. But of course you can't talk about the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn without first talking about Hermeticism, so that we could figure out just what IS so Hermetic about the Golden Dawn. And we'll hear from Aliester Crowley - not only in his own words, but in his own voice! Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show.

Urban Myths

Feb 26, 2018

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Why do we tell eachother such stories? They're always so extreme and fantastic that, really, the rational mind knows they can't be true. But not only do we tell them anyway; we, in fact listen to them as well. Maybe these fantastic set of circumstances just might be real afterall! The Urban myth has alot in common with traditional myths and folklore, in the way they satisfy a need for storytelling. It may be that the Urban Myth expresses a feeling that we live in a world that might actually be in total chaos. I'm going to start with a 20-question Quiz to test your knowledge of Urban Myths. I'll give you the answers later in the show. Then we'll explore what we actually do know about Urban Myths, and we'll take some time to listen to some pretty creepy ones as well.

Animal Totems; Yay or Nay?

Feb 19, 2018

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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.

Walking with Earth Magick

Feb 12, 2018

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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!