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. Supporting Declaration 127.

And we're back. After a 6 month hiatus, I'm pleased to be recording the podcast again. It's been a hectic spring and beginning of summer with computer issues, travel, and family things to work out. So it has delayed the timing and ability to record.  But things have settled glad to ge the podcast going. 

A huge note of thanks to Xander Folmer of Hughinn's Heathen Hof for the amazing logo and banners created for Gifts of the Wyrd.  They are amazing and beautiful. I am really pleased with the image and working with him is amazing. Contact Xan for graphic design ideas and work you may need. 

This episode we get caught up and comment about issues within the Heathen community regarding some groups choosing to make their Heathenry exclusive to those who do not fit their vision of a white, heterosexual, of certain European heritage, or other ways to exclude on immutable traits. Gifts of the Wyrd does not engage in that and stands by an inclusive Heathen practice with many other amazing groups and people. Together we can create safe spaces for people to learn, grow, worship, fellowship, and find community and allies. 

viking_oracle_02.jpgReview of the Viking Oracle: The Viking Oracle is by Stacey Demarco with artwork by Jimmy Manton and published by Blue Angel Publishing. 

After a little catch up session, I review the Viking Oracle. This will be a long episode, so it's ok to take some breaks at the natural stopping poings. About 25 minutes in or so will start the review. The next stopping point will be at about 43 minutes in with a music piece. Then finish out the remaining 40 minutes or so with discussion about the oracle deck. The deck review will be in three parts. 

Introduction to the deck and artwork overall, the runes of the deck and the oracle part of the deck. 

I hope you find this helpful with your decision about this deck. 

email: giftsofthewyrd@gmail.com

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Music: 

Intro/out: Five for Freya  from Apple Blossoms and Abandoned Tracks - 2014 by Hauk

Voluspa 4 & 5 by Tonya Threet from the forthcoming album Voluspa. See her page on Facebook and sample pieces on Soundcloud. Thanks for letting me play this piece. 

Notes: Rune deck recommendations.

Runes of Yggdrasil by Freya Aswynn. This is a wonderful Elder Futhark rune deck featuring art by Freya. It was released in limited editions. Contact Freya directly via her website or via The Atlantis Bookshop for availability. 

The Martin Rune Deck. by Alaric Albertsson and Taren Martin. Anglo-Saxon Futhorc deck beautifully designed and available from Wolfden Designs

Power of the Runes by Voenix. great images that evoke the power of the Elder Futhark. 

Runes of the Northern Lights by Paola Tartara. Rune symbols in a delightful retro style. Beautifully colored. This deck will be available October 2017. 

(Power of the Runes and Runes of the Northern Lights are available through order at your local metaphysical shop. Please support your local shop if possible and purchase locally. If this is not possible, they are available on A to Z). 

 

Gifts of the Wyrd logo designed by Xander Folmer of Huginn's Heathenhof. Contact Xander for your logo design

 

Vanic_Coin-Bindrune.jpgIf you would a Vanir Challenge coin please contact Jan via the email above. The coin has a 9 bristled boar on one side representing the Vanir and a prosperity bindrune on the other created by host Jan Tjeerd. $10 which will pay for manufacturing and proceeds support the podcast and other inclusive Heathen organizations. (image of one side of the coin shown). 

If you are interested in a special deal of 4 of Hauk's CDs for $20 - contact Gifts of the Wyrd. Or you can download Hauk or Black Hat Society via iTunes or Hauk's website. Active duty military Heathens: We'd like to send you copies to support you while deployed. Please email with your proper APO/FPO address for your free cds.

 

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