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Welcome to another episode of Gifts of the Wyrd. This episode, we pipe aboard two Heathens serving in the US Navy who are taking steps to lead Heathen services (blots/study groups etc) aboard their commands. 

Josh and Josh are Troth members who serve aboard two separate commands and talk about their journeys to having Heathen (and Pagan) services and study groups regularly held while they are at sea. They joined me for an interview at the end of September 2018

The Heathen activities aboard a US Navy ship were recognized nationwide in early January 2019 with media outlets picking up a story about the services held during deployment. Our guest, Josh W, was interviewed in the story which was carried in the Navy Times, Washington Times, Daily Mail, and other outlets.   

Great job! 

NOTES: 

The Troth, Circle Sanctuary, Open Halls Project

In March 2017, The Department of Defense added Heathenry and other Pagan faith groups to all branches of the military for official recognition. The Wild Hunt article describes more detail.

BOOKS: There are a lot of books on a variety of topics. here are a few basics for starting out. 

The Hávamál, A New Translation by Ben Waggoner. (check out other sagas and resources at the Troth's Lulu Store)

Essential Asatru by Diana Paxson

Words for Warriors by Diana Paxson (Lulu link to eBook and print book)

A Practical Guide to Asatru, by Patricial M. Lafayllve

The Poetic Edda: The Poetic Edda by Dr. Jackson Crawford, The Poetic Edda (Oxford World's Classics) Carolyne Larrington translation, the Lee Hollander translation, The Prose Edda (Penguin Classics), the Saga Six Pack series.

Gifts of the Wyrd contact:

Twitter: @WyrdGifts  Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com 

Jan's Facebook page @JanTjeerd9

Please leave feedback on iTunes. This helps the podcast to be found easier.

Interested in a rune consultation or bindrune? Email me for availability and pricing. GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com

Music: To Hear the Trumpets Call (intro) and Gotham Sunrise by Hauk Heimdallsman. Hauk's music is currently on Bandcamp you can find him on Facebook @HaukMusic. Hauk was interviewed on episode 5. Black Hat Society's latest album can also be found on Bandcamp

All music selections on this podcast are written, produced, and copywritten by their respective creators/owners. They are used with permission.

Logo Created by Xander Folmer of Huginn's Heathenhof. Contact Xander for logo designs for all your needs. 

Logo based on the Vanic boar created by Vanatru Priestess Ember of the Vanic Conspiracy (Ember was interviewed on episode 7). 

Studio recordings by Zencastr and Audacity.

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Happy New Year 2019!! As part of new year's divination, Jan takes a rune pull for a broad look at 2019. A three-rune pull for the following topics: 

What to leave behind in 2018

What to work towards in 2019

High view look at a basic theme for 2019

 

Anticipating late September 2019 release of the English translation of Germanic Magic, Runes: Their History, Mythology and Use in Magical Practice by Gunivortus Goos. Check out his books in English, Dutch, and German at Boudicca.de.   Episode 18, Ostara, includes Goos' book, Eostre Ostara Eostar (under the pen name of Gardenstone). 

Special "guest" song by Damh the Bard: Thundersbarrow Hill. Damh has some really great music! Please check his website out. 

Gifts of the Wyrd contact:

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Jan's Facebook page @JanTjeerd9

Please leave feedback on iTunes. This helps the podcast to be found easier.

Interested in a rune consultation or bindrune? Email me for availability and pricing. GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com

Music: To Hear the Trumpets Call (intro) and Apple Seed Seduction by Hauk Heimdallsman. Hauk's music is currently on Bandcamp and you can find him on Facebook @HaukMusic. Hauk was interviewed on episode 5. 

All music selections on this podcast are written, produced, and copywritten by their respective creators/owners. They are used with permission.

Logo Created by Xander Folmer of Huginn's Heathenhof. Contact Xander for logo designs for all your needs. 

Logo based on the Vanic boar created by Vanatru Priestess Ember of the Vanic Conspiracy (Ember was interviewed on episode 7). 

Studio recordings by Zencastr and Audacity.

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Jan goes solo in this episode to share the growing world-wide tradition of Väntljusstaken/Sunwait Candle lighting. This is a revitalizing of the advent wreath candles with a Heathen/Pagan purpose to help bring in the Yule time. 

The Sunwait candleholder has six candles to be lit the six Thursdays (or fridays/other day of the week, or even the 5 days prior to Yule) leading up to the winter solstice. Any six-armed candleholder will do, and you decorate it as you wish. Many use the first runes of the Futhark to mark the candles and manifest their runic power for the meditation and into the coming season/year.

There is a poem to go with the lighting of each candle here in English, but also on the website in Swedish, French, German and Dutch. 

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Post photos of your candles and your experiences setting the intentions during this on Gifts of the Wyrd Facebook group and @Väntljusstaken Facebook page.

 Check back to for a possible addition of the Swedish version of the poem.

Gifts of the Wyrd contact:

Twitter: @WyrdGifts  Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com 

Jan's Facebook page @JanTjeerd9

Please leave feedback on iTunes. This helps the podcast to be found easier.

Interested in a rune consultation or bindrune? Email me for availabilty and pricing. GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com

Music: To Hear the Trumpets Call (intro) and Apple Seed Seduction by Hauk Heimdallsman. Hauk's music is currently on Bandcamp and you can find him on Facebook @HaukMusic. Hauk was interviewed on episode 5. 

All music selections on this podcast are written, produced, and copywritten by their respective creators/owners. They are used with permission.

Logo Created by Xander Folmer of Huginn's Heathenhof. Contact Xander for logo designs for all your needs. 

Logo based on the Vanic boar created by Vanatru Priestess Ember of the Vanic Conspiracy (Ember was interviewed on episode 7). 

Studio recordings by Zencastr and Audacity.

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In this episode, Jan speaks with Ethan Stark, director of Heathens Against Hate. Heathens Against Hate is a program of The Troth providing resources and information to to educate about and encourage reforming hatefulness in Heathenry and the world.

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Get to know about Heathens Against Hate and visit to the Parliament of world Religion in November 2018. This interview is also published on The Troth's podcast

Thanks for listening

Visit the following Social Media for The Troth:

Twitter: @AtTheTroth     Facebook: TheTroth1 Website: TheTroth.org  

Heathens Against Hatewww.heathensagainst.org 

Twitter: @HeathensAgainst

#HeathensAgainstHate #KnowYourHeathens #InclusiveHeathens

Parliament of World’s Religionswww.parliamentofrelgions.org#2018Powr

Declaration 127: www.declaration127.com

ADL (Anti-Defamation League) Southern Poverty Law Center 

Gifts of the Wyrd contact:

Twitter: @WyrdGifts  Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com 

Jan's Facebook page @JanTjeerd9

Please leave feedback on iTunes. This helps the podcast to be found easier.

Interested in a rune consultation or bindrune? Email me for availabilty and pricing. GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com

Music: from To Hear the Trumpets Call music by Hauk Heimdallsman. Hauk's music is currently on Bandcamp and you can find him on Facebook @HaukMusic. Hauk was interviewed on episode 5. 

All music selections on this podcast are written, produced, and copywritten by their respective creators/owners. They are used with permission.

Logo Created by Xander Folmer of Huginn's Heathenhof. Contact Xander for logo designs for all your needs. 

Logo based on the Vanic boar created by Vanatru Priestess Ember of the Vanic Conspiracy (Ember was interviewed on episode 7). 

Studio recordings by Zencastr and Audacity.

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In this episode Jan is joined by Karoline Fritz, author of The Story of Arbux from Saga Press. Karoline shares her story as a writer and how Arbux stumbled into her life to tell his story. 

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The Story of Arbux is a delightful tale of adventure, friendship, and commitment that is suitable for the entire family. #ArbuxStory

Order the eBook or hard copy from Amazon.  Check out Saga Press' other offerings and listen to episode 19 for an interview with Saga's publisher, Larisa Hunter. Check out Little Bird Books and at their website for upcoming titles designed and written for children. Like their Facebook pages (@therealsagapress & @littlebirdbooks1) for announcements on upcoming titles. 

See artist Caroline Jensen's artwork at the Majestic Gallery

Gifts of the Wyrd contact:

Twitter: @WyrdGifts  Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com 

Jan's Facebook page @JanTjeerd9

Please leave feedback on iTunes. This helps the podcast to be found easier.

Interested in a rune consultation or bindrune? Email me for availabilty and pricing. GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com

Intro (from To Hear the Trumpets Call) and outgoing (from Nothing but Regrets) music by Hauk Heimdallsman. Hauk is currently on Bandcamp but you can find him on Facebook @HaukMusic. Hauk was interviewed on episode 5. Jan has some copies his albums. email at giftsofthewyrd@gmail.com

All music selections on this podcast are written, produced, and copywritten by their respective creators/owners. They are used with permission.

Logo Created by Xander Folmer of Huginn's Heathenhof. Contact Xander for logo designs for all your needs. 

Logo based on the Vanic boar created by Vanatru Priestess Ember of the Vanic Conspiracy (Ember was interviewed on episode 7). 

Studio recordings by Zencastr and Audacity.

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In this episode, Bela Síol, the creator of the beautiful Oracle of Nehalennia deck, joins me to talk about the deck, her journey to meet the Dutch Goddess Nehalennia, and other decks she is working on - listen to find out Who will be the subject of them. 

Find Bela and the Oracle on Facebook: @belasioloracledecks

Order the deck from Bela's website. Bela Siol

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 Check out a review of the deck from Jenna's Spiritual Garage. Jan will also be posting a video of the deck on the Gifts of the Wyrd YouTube Channel

For information on the Nehalennia Harvest fesitval, see the Nehalennia Oogstfeest on Facebook.

 Gifts of the Wyrd contact:

Twitter: @WyrdGifts  Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com 

Jan's Facebook page @JanTjeerd9

Please leave feedback on iTunes. This helps the podcast to be found easier.

Interested in a rune consultation or bindrune? Email me for availabilty and pricing. GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com

Intro (from To Hear the Trumpets Call) and outgoing (from Nothing but Regrets) music by Hauk Heimdallsman. Hauk is currently on Bandcamp but you can find him on Facebook @HaukMusic. Hauk was interviewed on episode 5. Jan has some copies his albums. email at giftsofthewyrd@gmail.com

All music selections on this podcast are written, produced, and copywritten by their respective creators/owners. They are used with permission.

Logo Created by Xander Folmer of Huginn's Heathenhof. Contact Xander for logo designs for all your needs. 

Logo based on the Vanic boar created by Vanatru Priestess Ember of the Vanic Conspiracy (Ember was interviewed on episode 7). 

Studio recordings by Zencastr and Audacity.

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Jan visits with Vitki Kurt Hoogstraat.  Kurt is facilitating an online space for people to exchange ideas and encourage the esoteric aspects of Heathenry of runes, siedhr, magic. Those who are interested in the aspects of Vitki, Volva, Gythia, Godhi are encouraged to connect with others in an inclusive and safe space to connect. 

Kurt chats about working with others to grow the community through online connections and physical relationships when possible.   

 

Websites: TheTroth.org  Ar nDraoicht Fein

Music: Intro: Stanza 31. Valkyries Assemble from Voluspa by Tonya Threet. available on CDBaby. Facebook page: Tonya Threet 

Exit Music: Gotham Surprise by Hauk Heimdallsman. Hauk is currently on Bandcamp but you can find him on Facebook @HaukMusic. Jan has some copies his albums. email at giftsofthewyrd@gmail.com Hauk was interviewed on episode 5.

All music selections on this podcast are written, produced, and copywritten by their respective creators/owners. They are used with permission.

Announcements:

Vitki Musings is available on Amazon. Find the Vitki/Volva Forum is on Facebook.  Check out Kurt's new YouTube channel Vitki Gothi Speaks

 Gifts of the Wyrd contact:

Twitter: @WyrdGifts  Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com 

Jan's Facebook page @JanTjeerd9

Please leave feedback on iTunes. This helps the podcast to be found easier.

Interested in a rune consultation or bindrune? Email me for availabilty and pricing. GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com

Logo Created by Xander Folmer of Huginn's Heathenhof. Contact Xander for logo designs for all your needs. 

Logo based on the Vanic boar created by Vanatru Priestess Ember of the Vanic Conspiracy (Ember was interviewed on episode 7). 

Studio recordings by Zencastr and Audacity.

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Jan interviews author Connla Freyjason about his book Norse Witch: Claiming the Heidhrinn Heart.  This book is on the wave of a movement of encouraging those of the Heathen practices to embrace their relationships with the 9 Worlds in a modern context. 

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If you are tired of hearing "you're doing it wrong" by others, this is a book that will inspire you to build on the things we can piece together from the lore and archeological finds to develop thriving relationships with the Gods, the vaettir, and the ancestors. Through active participation, we use the gnosis (experience and knowledge) we gain through those relationships to create and engage in meaningful practices today. 

We touch on other topics and discuss the upcoming release of Blessings of Fire and Ice, a devotional companion in the Norse Witch series.  Norse Witch is available on Amazon. #NorseWitch #BlessingsofFireandIce

 

Websites: TheTroth.org  

Music: Intro: Stanza 31. Valkyries Assemble from Voluspa by Tonya Threet. available on CDBaby. Facebook page: Tonya Threet 

Exit Music: Gotham Surprise by Hauk Heimdallsman. Hauk is currently on Bandcamp but you can find him on Facebook @HaukMusic. Jan has some copies his albums. email at giftsofthewyrd@gmail.com Hauk was interviewed on episode 5.

All music selections on this podcast are written, produced, and copywritten by their respective creators/owners. They are used with permission.

Announcements:

Releases by Iaconagraphy Press: Blessings of Fire and Ice (June 2018), Faith Food Family (Fall 2018), Wheel of Fire and Ice (Winter 2018). 

Releases by Saga Press: Teutonic Religion by Kveldulf Gundarsson will be released in late 2018. The Worlds According to Loki. Facebook: @therealsagapress. www.sagapress.ca

 Gifts of the Wyrd contact:

Twitter: @WyrdGifts  Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com 

Jan's Facebook page @JanTjeerd9

Please leave feedback on iTunes. This helps the podcast to be found easier.

Interested in a rune consultation or bindrune? Email me for availabilty and pricing. GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com

Logo Created by Xander Folmer of Huginn's Heathenhof. Contact Xander for logo designs for all your needs. 

Logo based on the Vanic boar created by Vanatru Priestess Ember of the Vanic Conspiracy (Ember was interviewed on episode 7). 

Studio recordings by Zencastr and Audacity.

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Jan welcomes Larisa Hunter, publisher of Saga Press to discuss the company, the types of books and authors she is working with, and the upcoming republication of Teutonic Religion by Kveldulf Gundarsson. 

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Episode breakdown: 

00:29 - Meet Saga Press and Larisa 

17:45 - Larisa's book: At Frigga's Feet

22:39 - Short discussion about The Story of Arbux. Use hashtag #ArbuxStory on social media

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28:35 - Hear the story of how Teutonic Religion came to being republished

35:53 - Upcomig projects and kids books.

Visit the Gifts of the Wyrd webpage for the #Heathenry50 challenge blog posts and reviews of At Frigga's Feet and The Story of Arbux by Jan. 

Music: Intro to episode 16: Stanza 31: Valkyries Assemble from Voluspa by Tonya Threet. available on CDBaby. Facebook page: Tonya Threet 

Outgoing: Voluspa 4 & 5 by Tonya Threet from the album: Voluspa. 

All music selections on this podcast are written, produced, and copywritten by their respective creators/owners. They are used with permission.

At Frigga's Feet and The Story of Arbux available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other online retailers.  Facebook: @therealsagapress. www.sagapress.ca Facebook link.

Check out The Cartomancer magazine. The Cartomancer is a quarterly journal featuring original content in the form of articles, reviews, artwork and more.

Gifts of the Wyrd contact:

Twitter: @WyrdGifts  Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com 

Please leave feedback on iTunes. This helps the podcast to be found easier.

Interested in a rune consultation or bindrune? Email me for availabilty and pricing. GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com

Logo Created by Xander Folmer of Huginn's Heathenhof. Contact Xander for logo designs for all your needs. 

Logo based on the Vanic boar created by Vanatru Priestess Ember of the Vanic Conspiracy (Ember was interviewed on episode 7). 

Studio recordings by Zencastr and Audacity.

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Was a Germanic goddess Eostre or Ostara ever honored in the old days? Are Easter and the German 'Ostern' named after her? Does the widespread Easter lore have roots in ancient pagan rituals? The answers to these questions are disputed among both laymen and scholars. Often it can be hard to distinguish between faith and facts. Therefore, the available sources have been brought together in this book and offered with explanatory notes. However, it is left to the reader to consider whether in Germany a goddess Ostara, Eostar or Ostera was worshiped as was Eostre in England.

In this episode, Jan Tjeerd discusses the book by GardenStone for Ostara.  

Eostre Ostara Eostar by GardenStone is available from GardenStone's website and on Amazon

Ostara Artwork by Connla Freyjason - Iaconography. Poem by Jan Tjeerd.

Visit the Gifts of the Wyrd webpage for the #Heathenry50 challenge blog posts.

Music: Intro to episode 16: Stanza 31: Valkyries Assemble from Voluspa by Tonya Threet. available on CDBaby. Facebook page: Tonya Threet 

Outgoing: When the Dead Walk by Hauk from Apple Blossoms and Abandoned Tracks.

Music by Hauk Heimdallsman Hauk is currently on Bandcamp but you can find him on Facebook @HaukMusic. Jan has some copies his albums. email at giftsofthewyrd@gmail.com

All music selections on this podcast are written, produced, and copywritten by their respective creators/owners. They are used with permission.

 

Check out The Cartomancer magazine. The Cartomancer is a quarterly journal featuring original content in the form of articles, reviews, artwork and more.

Gifts of the Wyrd contact:

Twitter: @WyrdGifts  Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com 

Please leave feedback on iTunes. This helps the podcast to be found easier.

Interested in a rune consultation or bindrune? Email me for availabilty and pricing. GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com

Logo Created by Xander Folmer of Huginn's Heathenhof. Contact Xander for logo designs for all your needs. 

Logo based on the Vanic boar created by Vanatru Priestess Ember of the Vanic Conspiracy (Ember was interviewed on episode 7). 

Studio recordings by Zencastr and Audacity.

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