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
The theme for this week's show is the so-called Holy Grail. What is this thing that people through time are supposed to be so enamored of? Did it ever even exist?
Follow along as we go back to the 13-th century and we'll see if we could make any real sense of it.
And, finally, just after The Spiral Dance Spell of the Week, listen for something very special!
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This week on The Spiral Dance, we delve into the meaning and uses of Divination.
You know; to conduct a Divination IS to have a conversation with the Gods! So we'll talk about how Divination has played a role in history. Then we'll look at a few well-known methods of Divination.
We'll start with Divination of Stones, through Runes - what are Runes and how are they used. Then we'll look at Divination of Trees with the Celtic Ogham alphabet. And, finally - Earth Prophesy through…Continue
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We're getting into the thick of autumn, as the days become cooler and nights become longer.
In occult terms, autumn is associated with The West, and with Water. Water is associated with The Moon, the Goddess and with Emotions. So this week, we talk about Water Magick.
Part of the traditional lore of Water are Water Spirits. So we'll listen to a recorded spoken word traditional story called, "The Selkie", as presented by Mara Freeman.
And then, let's also talk about our…Continue
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Autumn brings about subtle changes in all of us. Our consciousness begins to shift from the more actively mental to the more psychically receptive state appropriate for the Dark Half of the year. So, this week in honor of Autumn I want to talk about The Stars of Autumn.
And, who are the Stars of Autumn? Firstly, the Great Goddess Herself. I have for you The Charge of the Autumn Goddess. And along with that we'll talk a bit about some of the Astrological forces…Continue
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Farewell, O Sun; ever-returning Light, The Hidden God, who ever yet remains.
He now departs to the Land of Youth, through the Gates of Death,
to dwell enthroned, as the Horned Leader of the Hosts of Air!
Yet, as He stands unseen without the Circle, so dweleth He within the Secret Seed;
-the Seed of New-reaped grain, the Seed of Flesh;
Hidden in Earth, the marvelous Seed of Stars.
In Him is Life, and Life is the Light of Man. That which was Never Born, Never…
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This week on The Spiral Dance, let's give a welcome to the month of September! 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…Continue
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Labor Day is a good time to think about how we as Pagans relate to work.
But, to do that, we first need to understand how the larger society relates to work, and we have to understand how all of this has come about over the ages.
So, let's examine that Sacred Cow known as the Protestant Work Ethic. Has every society always thought that Work was all that great? Or was it actually something to be avoided?
And then, what about Ethics in general. Since the Work…
Added by Hawthorne on August 29, 2012 at 3:48am — No Comments
Just watched Greece:Crucible Of Civilization. Love Liam Neeson. I did find the documentary incomplete.Would have loved to hear more Iliad and the role Paganism played in the cultural; That was there all along.
I did appreciate the acknowledgement that homers work sparked a revolution. At first only the children of the elite were privy to the stories and felt motivated to grab power like Zeus had.Finally,the poor gained access thru song and word of mouth.Eventually,the victims of…Continue
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