This week, we celebrate Beltane! Beltane is 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…Continue
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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 on this week's Spiral Dance, 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,…Continue
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This week, it's Kids' stuff here on The spiral Dance. Our theme is The Inner 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…Continue
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An appellate court judge in California recently overruled a lower court judge’s dismissal of a suit filed by Wiccan inmates requesting the state of California provide Wiccan prisoners in the California penitentiary system with a Wiccan chaplain to administer to their spiritual needs, since five other religious denominations already have their own chaplains provided by the state. A challenge as to whether or not there are sufficient numbers of Wiccans in California prisons to warrant their…Continue
This week on The Spiral Dance, our Theme is February, Fire and Ice.
February is the second month of the Gregorian calendar, and the year's shortest month. It's named for the FEBRUA, a Roman purification festival. And so we'll talk a bit about the Roman God, Februus later in the show.
The astrological sign of Aquarius, January 20 - February 18th is associated with February. Aquarius, the Water-Bearer, is a fixed Air sign ruled by the planet Uranus.
February's full moon is…Continue
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Join with the Circle of the Apple & Vine to celebrate "The Sweetness of Spring" as we observe the turning of the seasons together.
Offering workshops, vendors, and communal ceremony and feasting, will be fun for the whole family! All faiths and paths welcome.Continue
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Our Theme is The Northern Quarter, and it's Associations: The Winter; Night; Element of Earth; Silence; Regeneration
And in this context, we'll talk about Intuition and Dreams. Intuition and dreams play such an important role in becomming spiritually awakened. And so I want to bring you a traditional story of awakened shamanism - it's called "To the Cauldron Born"
I hope you enjoy this week's show!
Some of the music you'll hear on this week's show include;
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i was in the backyard turning soil in preparation for Spring planting when something landed next to my shovel. i paused to look and immediately questioned, "who's throwing things"? When i moved in to get a closer look at the object the question "is someone trying to poison my dog" came to mind. i grabbed the meat and jumped up onto the planter box to look over into the neighbors yard and saw no one. The caws of birds overhead caught my attention. As i watched a flock of seagulls…Continue
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Ellen heard muffled voices somewhere off in the darkness and froze in her tracks. The rutted path upon which she struggled to keep her footing had no doubt been recently trampled by soldiers on their way to and from the irregular picket-lines which the tattered remnants of the Georgia Militia had stretched thinly through the woods northwest of Savannah to…Continue
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The rains had come aplenty with the early spring and everything seemed so much greener than March ought to be. I honestly didn’t think much of Helen’s plan for our outing today as I knew the lane leading back into the woods would be awash with muddy puddles. The odds of us getting our biskees paddled for dragging our hems in the watery ruts the tractor had left in the narrow dirt lane going back to the woods were pretty…
Blessed Yule to one and all! This week we celebrate the Winter Solstice, which occurs on Saturday, the 22nd this year. We'll call back to God of the Sun, Light and Hope and prepare ourselves for the coming New Year.
I have a Yule Poem, to put you in the mood. Also, we'll talk about the Original Snow Queen, Mother Holle, and Holda. Also, Yule Trees, Pomegranites, Santa as the Holly King and Haunted Christmas Toys!
Then, the Spiral Dance Spell of the Week toward the end of the…Continue
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This week, as we welcome December under a Dark Moon, we dance with The Dark Spirits of December! December's Full Moon is called The Cold Moon, and for good reason. We wait in Darkness as we await the return of the Sun at Yule.
I'm going to read for you an abridged version of Inana's descent to the Under World. And from way up north, we'll talk about Louhi, the Fierce Finnish Goddess of the Arctic.
Then, finally - this time of Dark and…Continue
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Native Americans sustained their civilizations for 10,000 years living in harmony with nature before the Europeans forced them from their lands and ended their culture. The white man has been on our soil for barely 300 years and has very nearly destroyed the natural environment, rapaciously taking from the land, giving nothing back. The endless woodlands are gone. The rivers and streams are muddied and polluted. The air increasingly brings asthma and other respiratory…Continue