This episode we interview the newly elected Steersman of The Troth, Robert L. Schreiwer. The Troth is open to all who seek to know and to honor the Gods, ancestors, and values of the Germanic Heathen traditions, regardless of gender, race, nationality or sexual orientation.
Episode 5 Jan and Laine have their first guest to the podcast, Hauk Heimdallsman. Hauk is a Heathen musician and follower of Heimdall. Hauk talks about the process of creating music, creating Heathen based music, and about working with Heimdall.
Episode 4, Jan and Laine discuss the modernization of Heathen ritual styles. We talk about blót and the varying style of an animal offering and other offerings, sumbels, ritual structure, and rites of passage. We also include a discussion about online sumbel and blót. Is it a valid resource for modern Heathens? is it sacrilegious?
Episode 3: This episode Jan and Laine discuss divination and the modern practice of gnosis. During the section on divination, we talk about using runes for ourselves and as part of reading for others. We also discuss Spae and Seidh and our experiences in learning and doing it.
This leads into a discussion of "gnosis" in today's practice. What is UPG (unverified personal gnosis), shared gnosis, and m.u.s (made up sh - er stuff)? Is UPG valid and useful today?
Books: Trance-Portation. Learning to Navigate the Inner World, Diana L. Paxon, Weiser Books 2008.
Seidr: The Gate is Open, Katie Gerrard, Avalon Publishing 2011
Episode 2: Jan and Laine share their experiences at PantheaCon 2016 in San Jose held February 12-15, 2016. We cover the Workshops, meeting people, Hospitality suites, and the rituals we participated in.
Workshops and presenters we enjoyed:
This was Laine's first attendance at PantheaCon and she led a workshop entitled: Many Tribes, Many Practices.
Introduction to Runes - Drew Ward
Gender Diverse Pagans: Inclusivity or Hospitality? - panel
Fortune Telling with the Lenormand deck - Mary K. Greer
Bind Runes for Magical and Practical Purposes - Anastasia Haysler
4 Thrones of Vanaheim - Vanic Conspiracy
God of the Rainbow Bridge: encountering Heimdall - Diana Paxson
Facets of Freya - Freya's Aett
Dionysos Hestios, Host of the Revel o Devotional - Lon Sarver and Thiasos Bakkheios
Lokesenna - Golden Gate Kindred
Welcome to Gifts of the Wyrd. Episode 1 introduces our listeners to the hosts of the show: Jan Tjeerd (yan-teerd) Hyatt and Laine Delaney.
Authors: Patricia M. Lafayllve, Freya Lady Vanadis. A Practical Guide to Heathenry