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Jan speaks with Jeremy Baer about his new Thor devotional book entitled Hammer, Oak and Lightening: A Thor Devotional.  It is published by The Troth and is part of a series of devotional books to the Gods and Goddesses of Germanic Spirituality. 

The book was released in early August 2019 and contains references to the stories of Thor, how he has been honored through different periods of time and people, and modern experiences, poems, and rituals to share and compare how he is connecting to people now. 

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Links: 

The Troth

Hammer, Oak, and Lightning: A Thor Devotional  Lulu link; Amazon Link; available as hardback, paperback, and pdf for eBook. (currently at a 25% discount on Lulu)

Odin:Ecstasy, Runes, & Norse Magic by Diana Paxson

Freya Lady Vanadis by Patricia Lafayllve

Ar nDraoicht Fein (ADF) 

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Twitter: @WyrdGifts  Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com 

Jan's Facebook page @JanTjeerd9

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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. 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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To discuss our attendance at Trothmoot 2019, I am join by The Wild Hunt columnist Luke Babb. Luke is an eclectic polytheist and a magical Jack of All Trades. They are the Herald of the Chicago Temple of the Fellowship of the Phoenix, where they help to design and offer education to the queer pagan community. They are also a proud member of The Troth. Check out Luke’s blog post about Trothmoot on the Wild Hunt.

Trothmoot is an annual event held by The Troth which hosts rituals, workshops, and its annual membership meeting. This year had a special meaning for many because it hosted a ritual devoted to Loki on it's main program, something that had not been allowed for 10 years. The prohibition was removed earlier this year. We talk about the ritual and how it meant to each of us with our own relationships with Loki and the community he connects with. 

 

 Heathen_History_Podcast.jpgCheck out the new Heathen History Podcast. The Heathen History Podcast is a joint effort of Lauren Crow and Ben Waggoner, longtime friends and co-founders of Black Bear Kindred of Central Arkansas. Inspired by Ben's research on the history of the modern Heathen movement for the third edition of Our Troth, each episode will be a deep dive into a person, organization, or event that deeply shaped modern Heathenry.  They strive to look as objectively as they can at the good, bad, and ugly in our past.  You can find them on Facebook and Twitter @heathenhistory

 

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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.

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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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The Transformational Oracle of the Morrighan deck by Bela Siol

This episode we are going to take a short visit to our Celtic neighbors to visit with oracle deck creator Bela Siol. Bela created the Nehalennia deck (see episode 22) and, as she is also working on a Freya oracle deck, I thought it would be nice to discuss with her about the deck she is creating for The Morrighan. 

The Morrighan is a Goddess of the Celtic Pantheon and has close relations to Freya. I know many Heathens who work with The Morrighan, either regularly or occasionally.  So She is very much connected to many people. 

Update (24/8/2019): The Transformational Oracle of the Morrighan is scheduled for release in October 2019. Check out the relaunched Kickstarter campaign to back the project. It runs through 22 September 2019.

Find Bela and the Oracle on Facebook: @belasioloracledecks and Instagram @bela.siol Order the deck from Bela's website when it becomes available: Bela Siol

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 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.

The third anniversary of hosting the podcast! It is hard to believe it has been three years since firing up the the recording program and posting my first episode.

A little update as we enter the fourth year of the podcast. Planning to continue the podcast, hopefully with some additional, shorter episodes as well as interviews and other discussions. 

PantheaCon 2019 follow-up. Talking about workshops, divination, and hospitality suites - OH MY! An enthusiastic tale of this year's convention complete with plugs for some previous episodes. 

Links: 

PantheaCon

Divination Hospitality Suite

The Troth / Heathens Against Hate

Donations via the Troth

ADF

Alliance for Inclusive Heathenry

Dutch Nehalennia Facebook Page

Just Rewards

Tarot Media Company

Tarot Visions Podcast

Red Wheel/Weiser Books

Llewellyn Worldwide

Land of Fire (the Norse World Tales Book 1) by Tina Merrybard

Bindrunes episode 10

Diana Paxson interview episode 14

Oracle of Nehalennia episode 22

Norns: Stanza 21 and Stanzas 4 &5 from the album Völuspá by Tonya Threet 

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 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

Middle piece: Norns and outro Stanza 4 & 5 both by Tonya Threet. 

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 another episode of Gifts of the Wyrd. This episode, we pipe aboard two Heathens serving in the US Navy who are taking steps to lead Heathen services (blots/study groups etc) aboard their commands. 

Josh and Josh are Troth members who serve aboard two separate commands and talk about their journeys to having Heathen (and Pagan) services and study groups regularly held while they are at sea. They joined me for an interview at the end of September 2018

The Heathen activities aboard a US Navy ship were recognized nationwide in early January 2019 with media outlets picking up a story about the services held during deployment. Our guest, Josh W, was interviewed in the story which was carried in the Navy Times, Washington Times, Daily Mail, and other outlets.   

Great job! 

NOTES: 

The Troth, Circle Sanctuary, Open Halls Project

In March 2017, The Department of Defense added Heathenry and other Pagan faith groups to all branches of the military for official recognition. The Wild Hunt article describes more detail.

BOOKS: There are a lot of books on a variety of topics. here are a few basics for starting out. 

The Hávamál, A New Translation by Ben Waggoner. (check out other sagas and resources at the Troth's Lulu Store)

Essential Asatru by Diana Paxson

Words for Warriors by Diana Paxson (Lulu link to eBook and print book)

A Practical Guide to Asatru, by Patricial M. Lafayllve

The Poetic Edda: The Poetic Edda by Dr. Jackson Crawford, The Poetic Edda (Oxford World's Classics) Carolyne Larrington translation, the Lee Hollander translation, The Prose Edda (Penguin Classics), the Saga Six Pack series.

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 availability and pricing. GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com

Music: To Hear the Trumpets Call (intro) and Gotham Sunrise 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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Happy New Year 2019!! As part of new year's divination, Jan takes a rune pull for a broad look at 2019. A three-rune pull for the following topics: 

What to leave behind in 2018

What to work towards in 2019

High view look at a basic theme for 2019

 

Anticipating late September 2019 release of the English translation of Germanic Magic, Runes: Their History, Mythology and Use in Magical Practice by Gunivortus Goos. Check out his books in English, Dutch, and German at Boudicca.de.   Episode 18, Ostara, includes Goos' book, Eostre Ostara Eostar (under the pen name of Gardenstone). 

Special "guest" song by Damh the Bard: Thundersbarrow Hill. Damh has some really great music! Please check his website out. 

Gifts of the Wyrd contact:

Twitter: @WyrdGifts  Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com 

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Please leave feedback on iTunes. This helps the podcast to be found easier.

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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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.