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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, 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…

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Added by Hawthorne on September 8, 2015 at 7:47pm — No Comments

Welcome Seven of Nine

.This week on The Spiral Dance, let's give a welcome to the month of September!  It was once the seventh month, but has long been the ninth.  Ask me why!   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 …

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Added by Hawthorne on September 1, 2015 at 7:28am — No Comments

Fire Magick

I haven't touched on the subject of Fire Magick per se for a while, so, with it being, what - the hottest summer on record - thought maybe now's the time!



Today, when we start a fire -even if just to light a candle, we are responding to an ancient instinct.   There is an enduring need to tend that legendary flame; to come home to the Hearth; to look within the dancing flames, remember our past - and maybe to glimps into the future.



So, where gonna talk all about Firegazing,…

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Added by Hawthorne on August 25, 2015 at 8:48am — No Comments

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Looking for locals to help me learn and practice.

Added by Rachelle on August 21, 2015 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Sacred Geometry

..The belief that "God" created the universe according to a geometric plan has ancient origins.  Personally, I'm not so sure that ANYTHING created the universe - or more accurately.  It may just as well have created itself.  Or, maybe it simply Always Was.  



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…

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Added by Hawthorne on August 11, 2015 at 7:56am — No Comments

Sisters Of Wiccan

For our Sisters in India, may we as Wiccan Light a candle for you as we wish you BLESSED BE for you in CONTINUANCE. We are sisters in OUR SOURCE. BLESSED BE SISTER.

Added by Laura Berry on August 9, 2015 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Sisters Of Wiccan

For our Sisters in India, may we as Wiccan Light a candle for you as we wish you BLESSED BE for you in CONTINUANCE. We are sisters in OUR SOURCE. BLESSED BE SISTER.

Added by Laura Berry on August 9, 2015 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Gifts from the Gods; Beer, Wheat and Corn

...This week we continue our celelbration of Lammas, the Sabbat where we celebrate the first harvest.  And central to the first harvest is 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…

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Added by Hawthorne on August 5, 2015 at 10:55am — No Comments

A Lammas Celebration

This week, we celebrate Lammas.   Lammas, or Lughnasadh, is 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…

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Added by Hawthorne on July 28, 2015 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Sacred Traveler

.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 excercise 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…

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Added by Hawthorne on July 21, 2015 at 1:01pm — No Comments

LEO The Height Of BELTANE.

HAPPY MID-SUMMER! If any of us Wicca can do that scientific math {Myself.. not very good at it.} It is now the beginning of Leo..mid-July until mid-August..mid-summer the highest point of Beltane. May you be joyful all Wicca at this apex.. the meaning of fire in the four elements. BLESSED BE.. TO ALL SISTERS IN THE WAY OF OUR SOURCE.

Added by Laura Berry on July 20, 2015 at 4:37pm — No Comments

LEO The Height Of BELTANE.

HAPPY MID-SUMMER! If any of us Wicca can do that scientific math {Myself.. not very good at it.} It is now the beginning of Leo..mid-July until mid-August..mid-summer the highest point of Beltane. May you be joyful all Wicca at this apex.. the meaning of fire in the four elements. BLESSED BE.. TO ALL SISTERS IN THE WAY OF OUR SOURCE.

Added by Laura Berry on July 20, 2015 at 4:37pm — No Comments

Beach Magick

This week, the Spiral Dance is just a Day at the Beach, as we delve into Beach Magick!  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!



Hope you enjoy the…

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Added by Hawthorne on July 14, 2015 at 8:57am — No Comments

Independence Day and the Goddess Columbia

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…

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Added by Hawthorne on June 30, 2015 at 1:39pm — No Comments

The energy running

At first looking back I never would've thought I'd end up being into celtic etc because I was brought up catholic. A church and catholic school etc but I strayed off like a bird flying from the nest for the first time. I stumbled onto wiccan and craft online and was intrigued. I never would've guessed I'd be a witch and I am happy that I am. The new energy running through me is like I'm laying in a field of herbs and flowers without a care in the world.Ever feel like that?

Added by bethanie on June 27, 2015 at 1:57pm — No Comments

The Flora of Coahain. Those To Be Found in the Foothills of the Sierra Nevada, California.

    As a Wicca, I found my faith through Nature, and the Source of All of All Things. As I practice my craft through ritual I try to assist living things such as plants. In One I seek to nurture and never destroy. So Mode It Be.

These are the given names of wild  plants that still come forth from where I live, and they may also be endangered through human destruction. Seek to find then for their continuance, and care about them as you do. May your will be done in harmlessness. BLESSED…

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Added by Laura Berry on June 21, 2015 at 6:48pm — No Comments

The Apex of Light

Happy Coamhain, all Wiccan and Druid.
There's a Sparrows nest outside my window, held in the cradle that is One, the Tree of Life that shades us and shields us into the night. The nest they are in is a circle, at the time of the apex of the Sun. And as it is now Summer they will soon take wing and fly, and as we know the season we will always look to the sky. WELCOME SUMMER SOLSTICE. June 21st. 2015

Added by Laura Berry on June 20, 2015 at 2:42pm — No Comments

The Apex of Light

Happy Coamhain, all Wiccan and Druid.
There's a Sparrows nest outside my window, held in the cradle that is One, the Tree of Life that shades us and shields us into the night. The nest they are in is a circle, at the time of the apex of the Sun. And as it is now Summer they will soon take wing and fly, and as we know the season we will always look to the sky. WELCOME SUMMER SOLSTICE. June 21st. 2015

Added by Laura Berry on June 20, 2015 at 2:42pm — No Comments

A Midsummer Celebration

Happy Midsummer, everyone here on 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 in the Pagan community know the summer solstice by many different names. Probably the most popular is the Wiccan name of Litha. We'll talk about where the word Litha comes from and what the holiday means for…

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Added by Hawthorne on June 16, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

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