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Blessed Beltane!

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…

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Added by Hawthorne on April 29, 2014 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Your Creative Muse and You

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,…

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Added by Hawthorne on April 22, 2014 at 11:11am — No Comments

Inner Child / Outer Child

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…

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Added by Hawthorne on April 15, 2014 at 8:12am — No Comments

the gift of words

Some of us write to calm our minds

Others write to pas the time.



We are inspired by the land and firmements,

Others use their testiments.



No matter what it is we use,

Be it winter snows or summer dews.



Always know you carry a greater gift,

Not just some fabled myth.



I want you all to say how you feel,

Take the impossible and make it real.



For inside you is true magic,

Be it wondrous, or be it… Continue

Added by Draggonlance on March 1, 2014 at 3:11am — 2 Comments

The Wicca'ed

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…

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Added by Ariel on February 25, 2014 at 8:32pm — 1 Comment

February; Fire and Ice

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…

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Added by Hawthorne on February 5, 2014 at 7:18am — No Comments

Fundraiser Gumbo Drum Circle

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Added by Maryam on February 2, 2014 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Catch the Sun

Added by Ariel on February 2, 2014 at 7:09am — 1 Comment

someone's help please?!?

About 7 years ago something happened to me and to this day I haven't been able to figure out what it means. I was outside one summer night it was a full moon. I've always loved being out on a full moon. All the sudden I was in the middle of the road and couldn't move. I heard whispers all around me but couldn't make out what they were saying as though they were speaking another language. I saw a woman in a black dress or cloak float across the moon. I know and could feel it wasn't cloud because… Continue

Added by tiffany on January 24, 2014 at 1:58pm — 4 Comments

Ostara Registration Open!

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.

Date: March 22, 2014 to March 23,…

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Added by Maryam on January 19, 2014 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Promises To Keep



Promises To Keep



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Added by Ariel on January 8, 2014 at 7:20am — 1 Comment

Earth Dreams in Winter

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;

Amber:…

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Added by Hawthorne on January 7, 2014 at 8:57am — No Comments

The Seagulls Won't Eat

        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…

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Added by HereWeGoat on January 1, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

A Night In The Old South



A Night In The Old South



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…

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Added by Ariel on December 31, 2013 at 9:36pm — 1 Comment

The Warriors of Light

Born under oaken leaves,
We meet in fields beyond the trees.

The song of flames guide your sword,
Stars and stones carry out thy word.

Through shadows, under black sunlight,
Once together we harness our might.

Mist and cloud, shadow and shade,
Together, our light shall never fade.

Added by Draggonlance on December 22, 2013 at 7:14am — No Comments

Faerie Circles

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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…

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Added by Ariel on December 21, 2013 at 9:28pm — 2 Comments

Blessed Yule

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…

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Added by Hawthorne on December 17, 2013 at 7:22am — No Comments

Dark Spirits of December

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…

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Added by Hawthorne on December 3, 2013 at 7:55am — No Comments

In Dreams I Walk

Added by Ariel on November 26, 2013 at 11:53am — No Comments

Rainbow Warrior

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…

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Added by Ariel on November 25, 2013 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

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