Discussions of Heathen shamanic, magic, and divination practices in a modern context. GOTW promotes and welcomes inclusive Heathenry and stands against racist and bigoted ideals & practices.

Welcome to episode 7. Jan and Laine speak with Ember Cooke of The Redwood Vanatru Tradition. Ember serves the Vanir - Freyja, Freyr, and Their kin - as a priestess, minister, teacher, bard, artist, medium, and witch. Or to put it the Heathen way, as a gythia, galdrakona, and seidhkona.
Rune for this episode: Berkano

For information about The Redwood Vanatru Tradition, please look at Ember's Blog, Ember Voices. There she has several articles about the tradition. If you have any other questions, send her a message, she is happy to discuss. 

Links: (right click to open in a new window)
Ember invites listeners to check out the online shrines to the Vanir at Northern Paganism
If you would like to obtain some of Ember's voice recordings of song she has written to the Gods, Bindrunes, Tarot, or other work - please contact her through her Patreon account.

Note: There was a bit of a technical issue. I apologize for the sound quality and any sound variations. I tried to even it out as best as possible. I hope that it will still play well enough and you can hear the podcast. I hope to get this worked out for future interviews with guests.  Thank you for your patience.
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Music: All selections on this podcast are written, produced, copywritten and used with permission by their respective creators. 
Intro: Veginomicon from the album Apple Blossoms and Abandoned Tracks - 2014
Outro: Freya's Tears , Love Songs, Lamentations, and Lifthrasir - 2005
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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. 

Join us as Rob shares his excitement at working with the organization in his new role and to continue to provide a welcome place of Heathen practice. 
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Links to The Troth: 
Twitter: @AtTheTroth

Music: All selections on this podcast are written, produced, copywritten and used with permission by    the musicians. 
Intro: Veginomicon from the album Apple Blossoms and Abandoned Tracks - 2014
Outro: Five for Freya from Apple Blossoms and Abandoned Tracks - 2014 
Oi Dai by Vartiina from the album Oi Dai released 1991 website: Varttina
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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. 

Join us for this very fun discussion with a great musical talent and a really nice guy. 

For Gifts of the Wyrd listeners: Hauk has made available four of his CDs for a special price of $25 including First-Class shipping to U.S. addresses (Priority Mail shipping $2 additional. Foreign addresses actual shipping price). This is a limited time offer and only while supplies last. CDs include: 
No Mercy for the Slain; Love Songs, Lamentations, and Lifthrasir; To Hear the Trumpets Call; and Hard Lemonade. (offer good for these four CDs only). 

Email GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com for an invoice with Paypal details. 

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Music: All selections on this podcast are written, produced, copywritten and used with permission by Hauk. 
Intro: Veginomicon from the album Apple Blossoms and Abandoned Tracks - 2014
Raven's Wings from the album No Mercy for the Slain - 2008
SOB from the album No Mercy for the Slain - 2008
Ghosts of the Open Road by Black Hat Society from the album This Machine Kills Fascists - 2015
Excerpt: Five for Freya from Apple Blossoms and Abandoned Tracks - 2014
To Hear the Trumpets Call from EP: To Hear the Trumpets Call - 2008

You can find music by Hauk on iTunes, Amazon Music, and Rhapsody. 

Visit The Troth's website .
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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? 

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Music: Finnish Folk group Värttinä has kindly given permission to use their music on the podcast. This is fun exciting music from the North. Check the music out on iTunes, Amazon and through their website: Varttina.com. Our music selection today is Lasetus. 

Websites: 
Silkwood Artisans - Silkwood Artisans creates divinations sets by commission and/or inspiration, as well as other new and repurposed items of beauty - both sacred and mundane. email: SilkwoodArtisans@gmail.com or find the page on Facebook. Beautifully crafted rune sets. 

The Troth - www.thetroth.org
Hrafnar - www.Hrafnar.org
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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?

Blogs: Pagan Church Lady, Gifts of the Wyrd
follow on Twitter: @WyrdGifts   email: GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com 

Music: by Hauk. Hauk.Bandcamp.com
           Intro: Five for Freya, Album: Apple Blossoms and Abandoned Tracks 2014

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

Links: Heathen Prayer Cards, by Galina Krasskova. Read about them at Gangleri's Grove. Order at: Wyrd Curiosities.
Viking Lenormand, by Carole Beasley. Viking Lenormand. Purchase the deck here.

Group links: ADF, The Troth, SoCal Ostara Gathering (Facebook)Urglaawe

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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.

PantheaCon website (logo associated with the podcast is PantheaCon's logo)
Blogs: Pagan Church Lady, Gifts of the Wyrd
follow on Twitter: @WyrdGifts
This Week in Heresy - podcast with Rev. Gina Pond.

Music: by Hauk. Hauk.Bandcamp.com
Intro: Five for Freya, Album: Apple Blossoms and Abandoned - Tracks 2014
end piece: Veginomicon, Album: Apple Blossoms and Abandoned Tracks - 2014

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

People and Groups.
Patricia Lafayllve
Vanic Conspiracy
Diana Paxson
Drew Ward - The Amber Guy

Hospitality Suites: 
Ar nDraoicht Fein (ADF), Alliance for Inclusive Heathenry, Pagans of Color, Divination, Coru Cathuboda Priesthood  

Rituals:

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

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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.

email: GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com

Show Notes:
Blog: Gifts of the Wyrd, Pagan Chuch Lady, Freya: The Gold ThreadRune Lore For All, 
Patheos: The Lady's Quill (Laine DeLaney), Cara Freyasdaughter

Music: by Hauk. Hauk.Bandcamp.com
Intro: Five for Freya, Album: Apple Blossoms and Abandoned Tracks 2014
Out: Raven Wings, Album: No Mercy for the Slain

Organizations: The Troth, Ar nDraoicht Fein (ADF

Events: PantheaConSirus Rising 

Authors: Patricia M. Lafayllve, Freya Lady VanadisA Practical Guide to Heathenry

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