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Celebrating Beltane

This week, we celebrate Beltane! Beltane is happening on Monday, the first of May. It's 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…See More
Tuesday
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Spring Cleaning

It's time for Spring Cleaning! The idea of Spring Cleaning actually goes all the way back to ancient Egypt. We'll take a look at why Spring has become the time when we Clean House.And, while House Cleaning IS TERRIBLY, BORINGLY mundane, it does have mhagickal implications, and so we'll talk about some ways we can bring our Magick into our chores in some very powerful ways. While we're clearing out our attics, let's look for Crafty Ways to Rummage and Recycle. Afterall, "Repair, Re-fashion and…See More
Apr 18
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"This wk: Inner Child/Outer Child. What does the Inner child mean to you? How would you like to see Pagan kids transition into adulthood?"
Apr 11
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Spring Visions

I'm dedicating this weeks show to one of the Five Cardinal Elements, the Element of Air. It's a good topic for April because, by many traditions, Air is associated with Springtime and Day's Beginning. Usually associated with Men's Mysteries, Air is most often thought of as on the Mental Plane. The Romans gave the month of April it's name, which they called, Aprilis. For the Romans, it signifies a time of unfolding leaves and flowers. So we'll take a look at the Season of Spring - from the…See More
Apr 4
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April First; Trickster and Fool

April first is coming around! In honor of April Fools Day, 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 we'll hear some foolishness from today's Modern Trickster, Russell Brand. The English actor and commedian has, in my opinion,…See More
Mar 28
Tom commented on Hawthorne's blog post The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
"Anyone interested in a Wiccan path should listen to this podcast"
Mar 24
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Thinking About Deism

Deism as an encompassing thought and philosophy had a major influence over those we in American call our Founding Fathers. Thus the shape of our Constitution is very much a product of Deism. But what's the connection between Deism and Paganism? Well, in the Eighteenth Century many Deists spoke of a Creator God, or The God of Nature. They connected to the Devine through Rational Thought Processes, and by connecting with Nature. Clearly the Deists of 1775 would scoff at the Pagans of today. But…See More
Mar 21
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Celebrating Eostara

The Spring Equinox occurs on Monday, March 20. We call it Eostara, for the Norse Goddess Eostre.Is she a bonefide Goddess, or just a fiction created by one author? Does it matter, really? Plus ya can't talk about this time of the year without mentioning Rabbits & Eggs; and, of course, the Balance of Light and Dark. The Spring Equinox marks the point in the solar year when day and night are of equal duration, and the daytime once again becomes longer than night. In Pagan mythology it marks…See More
Mar 15
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The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was formally establihed on March 1, 1888. It's had a tremendous influence on Western Occult thought over the past century. Indeed, it's easy to say that without the Golden Dawn, Wicca - and therefore the whole Pagan revival - might never have seen the light of day. It's really too bad that today in Greece there is a neo-fascist group calling themselves Golden Dawn. So, I think for that reason alone, since we've just had an anniversary of the establishment…See More
Mar 7
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Tales Told Out of School; Urban Myths

The Urban Myth is the subject of this week's show. Why do we tell eachother such stories? They're always so extreme and fantastic that, really, the rational mind knows they can't be true. But not only do we tell them anyway; we, in fact listen to them as well. Maybe these fantastic set of circumstances just might be real afterall! The Urban myth has alot in common with traditional myths and folklore, in the way they satisfy a need for storytelling. It may be that the Urban Myth expresses a…See More
Feb 21
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Love Notes for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is upon us. Let's pass a couple love notes! Some people believe that the Ancient Roman holiday of the Lupercalia was the forerunner to Valentine's Day. That's not actually true, but there are some associations so we'll take a look at what the Lupcalia was all about. Then we'll talk a bit about the Christian St. Valentine - or ValentineS, plural. There was actually more than one Valentine - but were they all lovers?? Which brings us to Romantic Love - as old as the human race,…See More
Feb 14
HP Leland Davis commented on Hawthorne's blog post February; Fire and Ice
"I liked what you had to say and it's so very true."
Feb 9
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February; Fire and Ice

They say that February was made the shortest month because everybody wants it to be OVER WITH on the first day. February is one of the most primordial months. It's all about extremes. And, like the sabbat Imbolc, it's just as much about Fire as it is about Ice. Fire and Ice are the Primordial elements that, in the Norse Tradition that formed to create our world. So this is a good time to think a bit about the Nordic Tradition; just what is and what it means. The Heathens tell us that Polarities…See More
Feb 7
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A Celebration of Imbolc

This week we celebrate Imbolc! We're at the midpoint between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. Perfectly natural to want to jump up and down and start acting like Spring is Here! Folly, pure folly! Watch out if the weather is fine on Imbolc - you might find yourself shoveling the driveway on Eostara! But before that, let's take some time to honor the Goddess Brigid, the Triple Goddess of Poetry, Healing and Smithcrafting. And we'll enjoy some Tres Leches cake as well!Be well! Do good!…See More
Jan 31
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Jan 28
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Happiness!

Our theme this week is "Happines"! Just cuz!! So, are you among the Shiny Happy People? Or does the thought make you fear that you could be labled a fuzzy bunny Wiccan? Perhaps you are genuinely happy with your Dark Magicks! If you share my political outlook - if you marched this weekend - I just want to affirm that your discontent - even your malaise - is well founded. But now is the time for us to affirm our inner happiness while recognizing our frustration. Happiness is amorphous. It's hard…See More
Jan 24

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Celebrating Beltane

Posted on April 25, 2017 at 10:57am 0 Comments

This week, we celebrate Beltane! Beltane is happening on Monday, the first of May. It's 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.…

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Spring Cleaning

Posted on April 18, 2017 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

It's time for Spring Cleaning!

 

The idea of Spring Cleaning actually goes all the way back to ancient Egypt. We'll take a look at why Spring has become the time when we Clean House.

And, while House Cleaning IS TERRIBLY, BORINGLY mundane, it does have mhagickal implications, and so we'll talk about some ways we can bring our Magick into our chores in some very powerful ways.

 

While we're clearing out our attics, let's look for Crafty Ways to…

Continue

Spring Visions

Posted on April 4, 2017 at 3:14pm 0 Comments

I'm dedicating this weeks show to one of the Five Cardinal Elements, the Element of Air. It's a good topic for April because, by many traditions, Air is associated with Springtime and Day's Beginning.

 

Usually associated with Men's Mysteries, Air is most often thought of as on the Mental Plane.

 

The Romans gave the month of April it's name, which they called, Aprilis. For the Romans, it signifies a time of unfolding leaves and flowers.

 

So we'll…

Continue

April First; Trickster and Fool

Posted on March 28, 2017 at 9:56am 0 Comments

April first is coming around! In honor of April Fools Day, 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 we'll hear some foolishness from today's Modern Trickster, Russell Brand. The English actor and…

Continue

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