A podcast for and about inclusive Germanic Paganism, Germanic Witchcraft, and Heathen topics. Exploring magick, runes, animism, and practices for today. GOTW stands against racist and bigoted ideals & practices.

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HeathenSoulLoreCover.pngThe question of the soul is one that is ages-old and asked in many if not all spiritual traditions. What is the breakdown of the soul? 3, 9, 1 parts? the experiences vary widely around the world. 

Joining me to discuss some Norse/Germanic views is Winifred Hodge Rose. Winfred has been exploring Heathen topics including Soul Lore for more than 20 years. She has just released her book titled Heathen Soul Lore: Ancient and Modern Germanic Pagan Concepts of the Souls.  The book brings together the concepts and work she has been publishing on her website Heathen Soul Lore

 

This is volume 1 of 2 which explores soul lore, theory, and history.  Volume 2 will focus on applying soul lore to personal development and daily life.

The book is available on Lulu Printing and Amazon. 

 

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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:  Royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com (Intro: Silly Bank Heist. outgoing: Fist Bump)

Please do not add this audio content to the YouTube Content ID System. I have used background music which is owned by FesliyanStudios.

Logo Created by Xander Folmer. 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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Norsevember: Skald's Hearth

Norsevember is half way through and it's time to tune in for a fun chat with Alex from Spells and Spaceships Blog to talk about the final weeks of Norsevember: The Skald's Hearth (Mythology, Lore, and Tales).

 Check out the fun badges you can earn during the month as well.  See what's in store for Norsevember 21 here.

       

Have a listen and enjoy the month of learning, reading, and exchanging ideas and information.  Share your blogs and experiences using hashtag #Norsevember.

Follow Alex on Twitter at: @blogspells. Email: spellsandspaceshipsblog@gmail.com 

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Music:  Royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com (Intro: Silly Bank Heist. outgoing: Fist Bump)

Please do not add this audio content to the YouTube Content ID System. I have used background music which is owned by FesliyanStudios.

Outgoing music: Gjaller by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/lincenses/by/4.0 

Logo Created by Xander Folmer. 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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Norsevember: The Althing - Culture Week

Tune in for a fun chat with Alex from Spells and Spaceships Blog to talk about what's in store for Norsevember Week 2: The Althing (Culture Week).

Check out the fun badges you can earn during the month as well.  See what's in store at the Norsevember 21 hub.

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Have a listen and enjoy the month of learning, reading, and exchanging ideas and information.  Share your blogs and experiences using hashtag #Norsevember.

Follow Alex on Twitter at: @blogspells

 

 

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Follow on Instagram: @wyrdgifts1

Twitter: @WyrdGifts1  Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: giftsofthwyrd@gmail.com

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Music:  Royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com (Intro: Silly Bank Heist. outgoing: Fist Bump)

Please do not add this audio content to the YouTube Content ID System. I have used background music which is owned by FesliyanStudios.

Outgoing music: Efter Stormwords by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/lincenses/by/4.0 

Logo Created by Xander Folmer. 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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Norsevember: Setting Sail!

I found out about a fun adventure called Norsevember which was first held over the month of November in 2020.  It returns this year for another run and has some interesting and fun topics to explore.  Tune in for a fun chat with Alex from Spells and Spaceships Blog to learn why he created Norsevember and what's in store for week 1: Setting Sail.

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The following two episodes will cover weeks 2 and 3 & 4.  Check out the fun badges you can earn during the month as well.  See what's in store for Norsevember 21 here.

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Have a listen and enjoy the month of learning, reading, and exchanging ideas and information.  Share your blogs and experiences using hashtag #Norsevember.

Follow Alex on Twitter at: @blogspells

and on Instagram: @spellsandspaceshipsblog

 

 

 

 

Follow on Instagram: @wyrdgifts1

Twitter: @WyrdGifts1  Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: giftsofthwyrd@gmail.com

John's Facebook author page @JohnHijatt

Please leave feedback on Apple 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:  Royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com (Intro: Silly Bank Heist. outgoing: Fist Bump)

Please do not add this audio content to the YouTube Content ID System. I have used background music which is owned by FesliyanStudios.

Outgoing music: Gjaller by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/lincenses/by/4.0 

Logo Created by Xander Folmer. 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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Wild Soul Runes author Lara Veleda Vesta joins me to talk about a favorite subject - RUNES.  It's been a while since we had a rune discussion and this is a treat.  

Lara's book encourages us to engage with the runes as entities, through ancestral work, and to listen when they get "bossy." 

 

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Find Lara online: Wild Soul School , Patreon, and Instagram: @veledavesta

 

 

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John's Facebook author 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:  Royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com (Intro: Silly Bank Heist. outgoing: Fist Bump)

Please do not add this audio content to the YouTube Content ID System. I have used background music which is owned by FesliyanStudios.

Logo Created by Xander Folmer. 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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I created an oracle deck and Ancestral Tarot author, Nancy Hendrickson, joins me this episode to talk about it.  

We talk about the inspiration for the deck, the artwork, and the connection to the magic of the Christmas season. 

UPDATE: August 5, 2021. The Kickstarter did not fund. However, I have obtained funding to still have the decks created.  Order details will be posted soon and decks should be available by October 2021. 

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#TheChristmas Oracle

Facebook: @TheChristmasOracle

Follow Nancy and her Ancestral Tarot work at: 

Instagram: @NancySageShadow

Facebook: @SageandShadow

For help bringing your oracle or tarot project to life, contact Bela Siol.  She can work with you to plan your campaign. https://belasiol.com/

 

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Music:  Royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com (Intro: Silly Bank Heist and The Night before Christmas.  Outgoing: Holiday Hustle)

Please do not add this audio content to the YouTube Content ID System. I have used background music which is owned by FesliyanStudios.

Sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com

Logo Created by Xander Folmer. 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 we get to visit the Vikingverse with creator and author Ian Stuart Sharpe.  The Jötunn War is a series set in an alternate universe where events go into a different direction and the Norse/Germanic religion's are dominant in the world today.  

“In the Vikingverse, the Norse rule the stars with restless fleets and an iron will. But when the thralls rebel, turning to the artifice of Norns to help them escape their bondage, the Natural order is thrown into chaos.

The Jötunn War has been fought across the Nine Homeworlds to contain the threat, a battle against the stuff of ancient nightmares, red in tooth and claw. Jötunheim is the rebellion’s last redoubt, an indignity the Empire plans to cleanse with flame and fury.

The Jötunn War. Go Big or Go Home in a body bag.”

Ian and I talk about reading the Norse tales, the 'verse, the story, the art, and more.  The book is published through Outland Entertainment. 

Update: Kickstarter funded.  See Outland Entertainment website to order copies. 

Artwork: Issues 1-3 Devmalya Pramanik; Issue 4 Ger Curti. 

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#vikingverse #jotunnwar #outlandentertainment

Facebook: @vikingverse   Twitter/Instagram: @vikingverse 

Facebook/Instagram:  @outlandentertainment  Twitter: @outlandent

 

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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:  Royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com (Intro: Silly Bank Heist.  Outgoing: Fist Bump)

Please do not add this audio content to the YouTube Content ID System. I have used background music which is owned by FesliyanStudios.

Logo Created by Xander Folmer. 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.

Circle_of_Frith__Frigg6788m.jpgJoining me on this episode is a lively discussion about Frigg and her companions (aka Hand Maidens) with Rev. Maire Durkan. Maire is the author of Circle of Frith: A Devotion to Frigg and Her Handmaidens. 

Maire talks about getting to know Frigg and her "Cabinet" or Board of Directors which includes: Saga, Eir, Gefjun, Fulla, Sjofn, Lofn, Var, Vor, Syn, Hlin, Snotra, and Gna.

We have a lively discussion about these goddesses who are sometimes not as well known. We also talk about the book which has a lot of information, personal experiences and knowledge, meditative suggestions, and poems.  

Contact Maire at wunjofrithweaver@gmail.com. Webpage: https://www.budsandblossomsdoula.com/ .

Outgoing music, Frigga Invocation, is from the album Dreams Sung True by Assembly of the Sacred Wheel and available on Amazon or Spotify. Proceeds are donated to the New Alexandrian Library

Circle of Frith is available in soft cover, hard cover, and as an epub from The Troth Publications on Amazon and Lulu. Please leave a review for the book on those outlets.

 

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Music:  Royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com (Intro: Silly Bank Heist; stinger: Solutions that Work; outgoing: Fist Bump)

Outgoing music: Frigg Invocation by Maire Durkan performed by Assembly of the Sacred Wheel.

Please do not add this audio content to the YouTube Content ID System. I have used background music which is owned by FesliyanStudios.

Logo Created by Xander Folmer. 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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For many, there is a hesitancy, resistance, or disconnect with how to work with the spirits (vaettir) of urban/city settings. How do you get to know these entities with glass, concrete, asphalt, and steel?  Just as with the spirits in forest and rural settings, they exist and we can develop relationships with them. 

Joining me to talk about urban paganism and city spirits is Paul Mecurio, a New York City based gothi of the North River Kindred. Paul shares interesting ways to look at working with these beings and ways to connect with them. 

Contact Paul by email at nycsteward@thetroth.org and check out offerings at NRK webpage and the NYC Heathens Facebook group: @nycheathens

 

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Jan's Facebook author 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:  Royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com (Intro: Feeling the Best; outro/interlude: Silly Bank Heist)

Please do not add this audio content to the YouTube Content ID System. I have used background music which is owned by FesliyanStudios.

Logo Created by Xander Folmer. 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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‘Viking’ and ‘Muslim’ are two words that are rarely, if ever, positively associated in the public discourse. However, the upcoming anthology Althingi: The Crescent and the Northern Star explores the fascinating connections between Vikings and Muslims at the height of the Viking Age (~920 A.D.). Joining me this episode to discuss this project are Muhammad Ahmed (A Mosque Among the Stars, Islamicate) and Joshua Gillingham (The Gatewatch, Old Norse for Modern Times).

The book features thirteen authors of both Viking and Islamic historical fiction. This groundbreaking collection of cross-cultural stories is being backed on Kickstarter through May 25, 2021. 

If you love stories that challenge and inspire, then join me in backing this project!

 

UPDATE June 1, 2021: Althingi fully funded please see Outland Entertainment to purchase.   #Althingi

Althingi: The Crescent and the Northern Star will be produced by Outland Entertainment.  Follow Outland at the following social media: IG @outlandentertainment; Twitter @outlandent; Facebook @outlandentertainment. 

You can follow Mohammed and Josh on Twitter: @IslamSciFi and @JoshMGillingham. 

 

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Music:  Royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com (Feeling the Best (intro).

Please do not add this audio content to the YouTube Content ID System. I have used background music which is owned by FesliyanStudios.

Outgoing: Antalyanin Mor Uzumu by Turku, Nomads of the Silk Road provided by FreeMusicArchive.org via creative commons license

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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