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, hey! Good News! Dawn Hunt of Cucina Aurora is going to be here live! No more scratchy recordings! We'll talk to her at around 60-minutes into the show to discuss -…Continue
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Gypsey Elaine Teague is my guest this week. She is the creator of a new system of magickal practice, which she calls Steampunk Magic. She's written a book on the subject and she's with us to tell us all about it.
Then, have you ever wondered how Steampunkers feel about Magick? I was, if you will, "peeking around", and I've got the low-down. And afterwards - deep drama in Steampunk literature.
So get out your goggles. Gentlemen, don your best vest. Ladies, put on your tiny…Continue
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This week on The Spiral Dance we Spring to Life as we celebrate Eostara; The Spring Equinox. Astronomically, the Equinox occurs on Wednesday, March the 20th. We'll be talking about the history of Spring Equinox - the role that it has played in cultures down the ages. We'll take a look at the Norse Goddess, Eoster - in fact I have a special poem just for Eoster.
You know that ya can't talk about this time of the year without mentioning Rabbits & Eggs; and, of course, the Balance…
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Every year I like to give a big welcome to the month of March! It seems to be the month everybody loves to hate! Normally, I do this during the first show of the month, so I'm a bit late.
Nonetheless, this week, March will be our topic, complete with Mad Hatters and Snake-Chasers! We'll see if I can maybe help you get a different perspective on this time of the year. We'll be talking about the folklore of the March Hare. Plus, I have an Irish Story of Magick which I'll be reading…Continue
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I'm dedicating this week's show to the Full Moon. The Full Snow Moon accured on Monday, Feb. 25th. So, for me, and the folks who listen to the show live, we were doing the show during the full moon. But for most everyone else, listening a little after the full moon is still ok. They say the full moon's power and energy is available to be used for three nights- the actual night of the full moon, plus two nights after.
I'm presenting a series of meditations for you to listen to and…Continue
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This week our theme is Lions and tigers and bears - oh my!. Well, actually, cats and birds and horses - the magick of animals.
We'll look at how we can relate to animals on the magickal level, and how that should effect our relationships with them on the physical plane as well. We'll talk about familiars; animals in myth, and animals in ritual.
And I've got some stories on tape surrounding animals and magick. And our music will all have something to do with…Continue
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Valentine day being around the corner popped Pilothes in my mind.
Beautiful Greek goddess and daughter to almighty Nyx.
Pilothes is personification of affection, sexual intercourse and friendship.
I'll give her an offer, maybe she accepts it.…
This week's show is a celebration of the sabbat, Imbolc, which will be on Saturday, February 2.
It marks the 1/2-Way point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox (which is cause-enough to celebrate!).
Imbolc is a Primary Cross Quarter sabbat, Sacred to the Goddess Brigid, known by many as the Queen Mother of Ireland.
So we talk about some of the history and symbolism of Imbolc and Brigid's associations. And I'll share with you a traditional Irish myth of Brigid. This…Continue
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This week we gaze at the clear cold night sky as we honor The Stars of Winter. And we take it a step further as we honor two special "stars" of Winter; the Norse Goddess Skadi, and the Norse God, Ullr.
We start with an invocation to the Goddess of Winter, the Goddess of snow, ice and sleep.
Then we look up to find The Winter Triangle. Stars that are part of the Winter Triangle teache us that their forces can aid in the service to those of us who are spiritually…Continue
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This week as we talk about Numerology
People have been assigning specific meanings to numbers all down the ages. But, actually, the word, "Numerology" was never used until very recently. We'll talk a bit about this history and some of the meanings that people have given to numbers theorey.
Then we'll look at some specific numbers. Of course meaning can be attached to virtually any number at all, so I'm just going t go over some of the more popular ones!
We start with the…Continue
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The Valraven Temple in the East Valley of Phoenix, AZ, seeks to establish an eclectic Intentional Living Community. We're seeking Pagans of all traditions. The community, will live a countryside/desert environment, close to cities, and easy access to Mesa, Tempe, Chandler. and Phoenix Metro area. Housing, will be provided in limited, and open to singles. couples. People with children are allowed Camping ares will be available. Proposed residents will share housing expenses and do community…Continue
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As we walk through the doors of a New Year, let's start by paying homage to the Roman God, Janus! The God of Beginnings and Transitions, the Romans invoked Janus first, before any other god.
Then, in the second half of the show, I want to play for you a recorded guided meditation. This is presented by Salena Fox, Wiccan Elder and founder of Circle Sanctuary. We're going to listen to "The Magick Cauldron; A Vision Quest into Past, Present and Future".
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Happy New Year, everyoine!
Our topic this week is New Years' and the month of January. We start out with a New Year's prayer/spell, using an hour glass to meditate on changes that occur at this time of year. This was originally penned by Silver Ravenwolf. Then we'll talk about some holiday traditions, including a figure from Italian folk-tradition, known as La Bafanna, and also the Scottish New Year festival called Hogmany. And we'll also look at meaning and…Continue
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Happy Thanksgiving! It's our National Gathering of Our Tribes. This week we talk a bit about some of the earlier European traditions that the American holiday of Thanksgiving is born out of.
Plus, see how much you know about the United States, with my little 20-question quiz! Then check my website for the answers.
And we'll talk about how you can make your Thanksgiving meal a MAGICKAL meal. Plus I've some American Folk Customs and finally, I'll read for you the ORIGINAL…Continue
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Some people say how can you be both? Aren't you confused? In all honesty, there are times I am confused as to where to begin the research. But, I am not confused. I have never been the type of person that could follow one path because I never fit in as one particular religion. How can I be both you ask again? Well very easily, I believe that God created this world and Wicca allows me a way to worship the nature that he created and honor it through my rituals and spells. I do acknowledge all…Continue
My boyfriend led me on a guided meditation the other night so that I might see who my Goddess was. I had been trying to figure out just who called to me but was unable to hear her. So I went on this journey to seek her out.
I started on the beach at sunset. I stood close to the waters edge, next to me a fire burned in a fire pit. I could smell the salt and the burning wood. I was at peace here with the warm sand beneath my bare feet. As I watched the waves lap at the beach She…Continue