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.

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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Jan Tjeerd celebrates the second anniversary of Gifts of the Wyrd with a follow up to PantheaCon 2018 and shares highlights from the sacred sites tour in Germany after Frith Forge in October 2017. 

After Frith Forge, Jan and seven others embarked on a week long journey through the center of Germany to visit special locations. These sites included: Ringheiligtum Pommelte, Opfermoor Bogtei-Oberdorla, the geographic center of modern Germany (Niederdorla), Frau Holle Teich, Externsteine, Kalkriese, neolithic tombs from Wildeshausen Geest, Visbeker Braut, Kleinekneter Steine and Pestruper Graberfeld, and finally visting the Mythenpfad in Schleswig where the viking age settlement of Haithabue was located. 

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Listen to the background during the Frau Holle section and you will hear a brook that Jan recorded feeding water into Her pond. 

Take a look at this wonderful video edited by fellow Sacred Sites traveler, Noel.  It has images of all of the sites we visited together. 

Thank you for two great years and looking forward to many more episodes. 

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Verein für Germanisches Heidentum e.V.

Contact Drew at Just Rewards for amazing amaber pieces. 

Diana Paxson and Seidhjaller

GardenStone's books can be ordered from Amazon or from his own site

Check out Beowulf store and the Mythenpfad in Schleswig, Germany. 

Thanks for listening

 

Website: TheTroth.org  

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

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

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

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

Notes and announcements:

Pantheacon is an inclusive pagan convention welcoming all paths and the people who practice them.

The Alliance for Inclusive Heathenry hosts an amazing suite and has a Facebook group @inclusive.heathenry.

Wyrd host, Jan, hosts a suite for divination and oracle practices. Facebook - @divinationsuite  

Check out the Tarot Visions podcast for delightful cinversations with Jaymi and Rosered about Tarot and other divination. Tarot Visions is available on podbean  their Facebook page is: @tarotvisionsus  

 

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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Episode 16 cross posts an episode from The Troth's Podcast in which Jan interviews Frith Forge co-organizers Robert Schreiwer (Troth Steersman) and Amanda Leigh-Hawkins (International Relations Committee) for a recap of the Frith Forth conference held in October 2017. The conference was a collaboration of the Troth and the Asatru EU Network. The European co-organizer was Haimo Grebenstein of Verein fur Germanisches Heidentum e.V.

 There were representatives from organizations from the U.S. and Europe as well as folks who wanted to connect with other leaders and have a good experience.  Links to the organizations can be found on the Frith Forge event page. Scroll down to the Participants section and click on the logo to conect to a website. 

 

IASC_Logo.pngThe Asatru Summer Camp will be held 28 July - 4 August in Gerolstein, Germany. Please see the IASC website for information and booking details. Attendance for the 7-day camp is as low as 230 Euros including accomodations at the youth hostel where it is held.  Workshops, blots, activities, and most of all - connection with other inclusive Heathens in a fun and comfortable setting. 

Frith Forge was sponsored by The Troth

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Thanks for listening

Visit the following Social Media for The Troth: 

Twitter: @AtTheTroth     Facebook: TheTroth1

Website: TheTroth.org   Troth Blog: The Troth

Music: 

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

Intro to the Troth's podcast:  To Hear the Trumpets Call by Hauk Heimdallsman Hauk's only link is currently on Bandcamp but you can find him on Facebook @HaukMusic. Jan has some copies of the album featuring this song. email at giftsofthewyrd@gmail.com

Outgoing piece from Voluspa by Tonya Threet. 

Track 10: Stanza 19 Yggdrasil

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

 

Notes and announcements:

Pantheacon is an inclusive pagan convention welcoming all paths and the people who practice them. It is held in San Jose, CA over Presidents Day weekend and hosts workshops, rituals, discussion, music, vending, new releases, and more. In addition to the official program, groups and organizations open hospitality suites to welcome those interested in learning more about a variety of paths and subjects.

In addition to being safe spaces for conversation and a break from the intense schedules and fun, the suites may also have concurrent schedules of workshops, crafting, and ritual.

The Alliance for Inclusive Heathenry hosts an amazing suite and has a Facebook group @inclusive.heathenry.

Wyrd host, Jan, hosts a suite for divination and oracle practices. Facebook - @divinationsuite  

both groups have gofundme pages to help costs for the service to the community. 

Check out the Tarot Visions podcast for delightful cinversations with Jaymi and Rosered about Tarot and other divination. Tarot Visions is available on podbean  their Facebook page is: @tarotvisionsus  

Runes of the Northern Lights by Paola Tartara. Deck with Runes depicted in a delightful retro style. Beautifully colored. This deckis now available and can be ordered from Llewellyn by your local book shop. 

Check out The Cartomancer magazine. The Cartomancer is a quarterly journal featuring original content in the form of articles, reviews, artwork and more. The main focus is cartomancy in all of its forms; especially tarot, Lenormand, and oracle cards (including runes).  

Housekeeping:

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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