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

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Author Chris Allaun returns to the podcast to talk the Otherworld. With his latest book Otherworld: Ecstatic Witchcraft for the Spirits of the Land due on 1 December, Chris and I talk about the Otherworld, it's landscape, and the magical beings who reside there.  We also go off topic a few times to travel along a few Otherworldly rabbit trails. 

Drop in and join the discussion with us. It's a longer episode, but you can pause and rejoin as needed. 

Otherworld is available for pre-order in print and kindle versions on Amazon now. 

Find Chris online

Facebook: @chrisallaun.author    Instagram: @chrisallaun 

website: http://chrisallaun.com/  YouTube: Christopher Allaun

 

 

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

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

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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AWOOOOOOOOOO!!!  It's WOLFENOOT season! Joining me on this episode is the delightful Wolfmum Jax Goss to talk about the new holiday, Wolfenoot.  

Wolfenoot was created by in 2018 by 7-year old Wolfkid who thought it would be great to have a holiday dedicated to being nice to animals and pets. So, he invented one and it has taken off around the world. This is the third anniversary of Wolfenoot which will occur this year (and every year) on 23 November.  

Join me to chat with Wolfmum about how the event came into being, what do do on Wolfenoot, being nice to animals, supporting charities and rescue centers when you can (either monetarily or by volunteering), and sharing small gifts with loved ones and pets. 

Although Wolfenoot is named for the Great Wolf Howly, it is not just for wolves and dogs. Find out more by joining our conversation and join the Wolfenati!  #wolfenoot #nohateonlysnootboops

 

 

More about Wolfenoot: 

Official website: www.wolfenoot.com
Official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wolfenootmom
Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wolfenootcentral
Official Twitter: @realwolfenoot

Check out Wolfmum's chats with Wolfkid about Wolfenoot in his own words at: https://wolfenoot.podbean.com/ 

Download the Wolfenoot Story as PDF here: https://sparabel.com/product/the-wolfenoot-story-pdf/

 

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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 The Biggest Smile by David Fesliyan.  Royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.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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The wait is over and the The Oracle of Freya - Journey of The Völva oracle card set is coming to kickstarter (and later for sale on the website) in October 2020. To "kick" off the campaign, I interviewed deck creator Bela Siol.

Bela is the creator of the Oracle of Nehalennia (episode 22) and the Transformational Oracle of the Morrighan (episode 29). These decks are still available at belasiol.com.

We have a fun time discussing her inspiration to create the Oracle of Freya and how Freya connected with her to do it. 

The Kickstarter campaign is live here with an anticipated shipping in spring 2021. 

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Freya chant written by Bela Siol, sung and performed by Elsa Field.  Facebook: @elsafieldmusic or by emailing: elsa@elsafield.co.uk

Back the deck at the Kickstarter campaign here: 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/oracledecks/the-oracle-of-freya

How to find Bela and the cards: 

Facebook: @belasioloracledecks  Instagram: @bela.siol

 

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

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Music: To Hear the Trumpets Call (intro) by Hauk Heimdallsman. Also 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.

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.

 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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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.

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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.

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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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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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.

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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

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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:

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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

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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.

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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

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