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. Instagram: @wyrdgifts1 Twitter: @wyrdgifts

 Germanic_Magic_G_Goos.jpgListen in to a discussion with author Gunivortus Goos about his latest works to be translated into English (Germanic Magic) and updated (Goddess Holle).  Both books are lengthy volumes filled with fantastic history and ways to connect to a Germanic based practice of Heathenry/Asastru.  

Germanic magic is a modern system developed from Germanic folk practices and relationships with the Elder Futhark runes for an intensive magical experience today.  

 

Godddess_Holle_G_Goos.jpg Goddess Holle is revised and expanded to include lore, folk tales from the region, and how she is connecting to people today.  

 

Gunivortus' website (boudicca.de) includes all his books which are printed in Dutch, English, and German as well as articles, blog posts, and short audio files of stories and legends.

 

Order at Book Depository: Germanic Magic ;  Goddess Holle    

 

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Music: To Hear the Trumpets Call (intro) by Hauk Heimdallsman. Also playes is Apple Seed Seduction by Hauk. 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.

Outgoing music by written and performed by Birgit Knorr: Heil Dir Holle. A song written especially for Holle.

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

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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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This episode I welcome Walter Freyrsson, author of the guidebook to The Wood and Bone and Path Unknown Gay Runic Oracle by St. Jinx.

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We get a interesting insight from Walter as he collaborated with St. Jinx during the creation of this beautiful deck expressing runic mysteries through celebrating gay identity. 

This episode is released during Pride month, June 2020.  We remember the Stonewall riot that started the decades long fight for equality and non-discrimination that is still not over for the LGBTQ+ community.  

Find St. Jinx and Walter on Instagram: 

Walter: @reinvented76   

St. Jinx: @st.jinx.art 

Order the Wood and Bone Gay Runic Oracle from Gamecrafter.

 

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Please leave feedback on iTunes and other podcast providers. 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 Nothing but Regrets (outgoing) 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.

Heathen_History_Podcast.jpgIn episode 39, I am joined by the hosts of Heathen History Podcast, Lauren Crow and Ben Waggoner, for an informative hour or so of discussion about history of the modern Heathen movement and practices. Including discussing the topics of nationalist and Nazi parts of its early days and that are expressed in it today.  

After getting an introduction to Ben and Lauren, please add Heathen History Podcast to your feed. If the opening tune of "Happy Viking" doesn't hook you, Ben and Lauren's singing of chants from the Church of Odin will. 

And now for the notes:

Heathen History Podcast:   Facebook: @heathenhistory & Twitter: @heathenhistory  YouTube: Heathen History

The Troth

Trothmoot 2020 - June 19-20           Frith Forge 2020 - August 15 tickets

Our Troth, Vol 1 Third Edition. Ebook, paperback, and hardback. 

Heathen Kid's Pack 

Translations and other materials by Ben Waggoner on Lulu.

Lauren's Blog: Feminist Heathen

Gifts of the Wyrd contact:

Follow on Instagram: @wyrdgifts1 Twitter: @WyrdGifts  Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com 

Jan's Facebook page @JohnHijatt

Please leave feedback on iTunes and other podcast providers. 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 Nothing but Regrets (outgoing) 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.

Author, healer, and teacher Chris Allaun joins Jan for an episode to chat about the otherworld, magick, Nordic Paganism and Witchcraft, and an assortiment of other topics in an open and fun discussion. 

Otherworld_Allaun_6s5df.jpgChris is the author of the upcoming book is Otherworld: Ecstatic Withcraft for the Spirits of the Land; and Underworld: Shamanism, Myth, and Magick,  Deeper Into The Underworld: Death, Ancestors, Magical Rites, and Upperworld: Shamanism and Magick of the Celestial Realms. 

 

Find Chris on his website and Facebook. His books are available on Amazon.com

Chris Allaun Mystic Chat

Episode 4: Nordic Mysteries (referenced in the episode. Check out episode 33 if you haven't listened to our talk with Luke and Bat about Loki. 

Episode 6: Nordic Witchcraft

Gifts of the Wyrd contact:

Follow on Instagram: @wyrdgifts1 Twitter: @WyrdGifts  Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com 

Jan's Facebook page @JohnHijatt

Please leave feedback on iTunes and other podcast providers. 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) 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.

Outgoing music by Tonya Threet from Voluspa Track 21 The Norns.

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.

Cover of Land of Fire by TL MerrybardJoin Jan and guest, author and musician T.L. Merrybard.  Tina has written several books on a variety of subjects including how to write a first draft. The Norse World Tales series includes Land of Fire and Land of Giants with the adventures of SCA enactor Perry and his friends in other dimension worlds. Check out her other series': The Fjordrider Chronicles, the Galloping Plans, and "crap demon hunter" Satan Smith & Ghost.    

The books are currently available for the special low price of 99 cents per book for a limited time. Take advantage of this special deal for these fun, enjoyable materials. The books are available on Kindle and Paperback.  See all available titles and formats from her author page, T.L. Merrybard, on Amazon. 

Find Tina online at Facebook: @tlmerrybard and her website

Hauk Heimdalsman was interviewed way back on episode 5 of the podcast. 

Gifts of the Wyrd contact:

Follow on Instagram: @wyrdgifts1 Twitter: @WyrdGifts  Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com 

Jan's Facebook page @JohnHijatt

Please leave feedback on iTunes and other podcast providers. 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 Ghosts of the Open Road 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.

Ghosts of the Open Road performed by Tina Merrybard. King of the Boars written and performed by Tina Merrybard.

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.

In April 2020, much of the world is practicing social distancing, staying at home (except for necessary errands/work), and finding alternative ways to hold ritual, socialize, and share experiences due to the worldwide pandemic. 

Enter online video conferencing. 

Video conferencing has increased in workplaces and as a venue for teaching and learning more than ever.  Among these cyber experiences is the growing use video conferencing for conducting rituals.

This is not new as online rituals have been around for a while, but with the need to remain at home, more are evaluating their views on the practice. 

Jan and guest Robb Lewis talk about the benefits of facilitating and participating in online rituals. We bring up that some people are decidedly opposed to them, but focus on the good things that come from the experiences.  Such as a better ability for participation:

  • from those who are not near others of a Norse Pagan practice
  • those who cannot attend due to physical or medical reasons
  • those who can join from long distances

Online rituals are not superior to in-person events, but they certainly make it possible for greater participation. 

Robb is a practicing pagan of over 20 years and is  the president of a newly founded Ring of *Ghosti-, a religion of hospitality. You can find out more about him at his Facebook page, his website, the Ring of Ghosti Facebook

 

Check out the Frith Forge 2020's online events 15 August 2020.

 The Troth Frith Forge Convention Banner

 

Gifts of the Wyrd contact:

Follow on Instagram: @wyrdgifts1 Twitter: @WyrdGifts  Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com 

Jan's Facebook page @JohnHijatt

Please leave feedback on iTunes and other podcast providers. 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 Nothing but Regrets (outgoing) 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.

 Faith_Food_Family_S_Hersey.jpgIn this Episode, Faith Food Family author Suzanne Hersey joins me to talk about creating sacred space in your kitchen and making food a magickal experience. 

 Faith Food Family is available at: Iaconagraphy Press and Barnes & Noble . Independent book stores can carry it in-store by searching the ISBN at Ingram: 978-0-578-49439-5
Check out Suzanne's column, Hearth & Heart, in the  Official Heidhr Craft Ezine  Taufr.

You can follow Suzanne Hersey at: Facebook Page: FaithFoodFamilyKitchenWitchery and Instagram: faith.foodfamily

Gifts of the Wyrd contact:

Follow me on Instagram: @wyrdgifts1 Twitter: @WyrdGifts  Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com 

Jan's Facebook page @JohnHijatt

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 Nothing but Regrets (outgoing) 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.

Sound effects and royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com

Welcome to Gifts of the Wyrd, a podcast for and about inclusive Heathenry / Norse Germanic pagan paths. 

In this episode, I celebrate the fourth anniversary of the podcast. It's been four years of speaking with interesting people doing interesting things to manifest and hold inclusive paths of the Norse/Germanic traditions.  A big thanks to you all for listening and supporting the people and works that are being done. 

I also bid farewell to PantheaCon. After 26 years, PantheaCon retires with sad farwells and joyful memories. A new organization is currently planning for a convention to be held in the same location and same time frame beginning next year. 

I close out the episode with the full recording of Thunderbarrows Hill by Damh the Bard.  He creates some wonderful music (Check out Spirit of Albion among others) and I'm thankful he gave permission to play this song for you. 

I'm happy to be asked to contribute articles about runes to a few publications including Taufr ezine (@heidhrcraft #taufrzine) and The Cartomancer (@thecartomancermagazine #thecartomancermagazine). 

March 19, 2020: Today, the world is dealing with a pandemic called Coronavirus (COVID-19). Many are isolating and in quarantine status to help flatten the curve of infection rates and allow the virus to subside and not overwhelm medical treatment.  Along with others, I wish good health to you all. Please be safe, follow CDC/WHO guidelines, and treat others with kindness. 

 

Notes: 

Taufr_Spring_2020.jpgCheck out the first issue of Taufr eZine. Taufr is a publication of the new Inclusive Norse Path of Heidhr Craft. Take a look at this interesting path and my regular column: "You've Been Runed." 

 

 

Cartomancer_Summber_2020.jpgCheck out The Cartomancer magazine. The Cartomancer is a quarterly journal featuring original content in the form of articles, reviews, artwork and more. And I will have an article in the Summer 2020 edition!

 

Tarot Visions podcast for delightful cinversations with Jaymi and Rosered about Tarot and other divination.

Gifts of the Wyrd contact:

Follow me on Instagram: @wyrdgifts1 Twitter: @WyrdGifts  Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com 

Jan's Facebook page @JohnHijatt

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) 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.

Interlude from: Voluspa Stanza 57 from Voluspa by Tonya Threet. Available on CD Baby.

Outgoing song in full (6 minutes): Thunderbarrows Hill by Damh the Bard from the Sabbat album. 

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.

Welcome to Gifts of the Wyrd, a podcast for and about inclusive Heathenry. 

This episode, my guests are Bat Collazo and Luke Babb to talk about - Loki and his family. Loki is a being of the Heathen/Norse practices who is often regarded as the trickster god not to be trusted, blamed for the end of of the world (Ragnarok), and should certainly not be honored or a part of any practice today.  

In this episode, we will not discuss the various myths and lore (you can look those up yourself in the Prose and Poetic Eddas or other Norse mythology collections) nor will we discuss whether one should or should not honor or worship Loki or any of his kin.  

We talk about our experiences and observations of others with them in the community.  

Bat is a queer Heathen of color, writer, crafter, and artist who is also heading up the Troth's upcoming Loki devotional (fall 2020) from Lulu.com. Follow Bat on Instagram at @batcollazo and on her blog, Batbruja

Luke is an eclectic polytheist and member of the Troth. They are also a member of the Fellowship of the Phoenix (a pagan order focused on queer experiences) and a columnist for The Wild Hut

Check out Turning the Wheel by Connla Freyjason available from Iaconagraphy  

Gifts of the Wyrd contact:

Follow me on Instagram: @wyrdgifts1 Twitter: @WyrdGifts  Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com 

Jan's Facebook page @JohnHijatt

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 Nothing But Regrets (out) 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.

This episode I have the pleasure of talking about runes and ancestors with Lonnie Scott, host of Weird Web Radio. Lonnie is also a runester, the Illinois representative for The Troth, a tarot reader, hypnotist, and father. Lonnie's essay on ancestors is published in Elhaz Ablaze: A Compendium of Chaos Heathenry available on Amazon in print and ebook.

During the rune talk, I mention my friend's oracle walks. She posts images from those walks as #sidewalkoracle. Please follow the hashtag on Instagram.

Links to Lonnie are: Wierd Web Radio, Tarot Heathen, Mattoon Hypnosis.  Check out Elhaz Ablaze here

Gifts of the Wyrd contact:

Follow me on Instagram: @wyrdgifts1 Twitter: @WyrdGifts  Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com 

Jan's Facebook page @JohnHijatt

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 Nothing But Regrets (out) 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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