A podcast for and about inclusive Germanic Paganism, Germanic Witchcraft, and Heathen topics. Exploring magick, runes, animism, and practices for today. Follow https://giftsofthewryd.podbean.com. GOTW stands against racist and bigoted ideals & practices.

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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

 

Follow on Instagram: @wyrdgifts1 Twitter: @WyrdGifts1  Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: giftsofthwyrd@gmail.com

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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. 

 

Follow on Instagram: @wyrdgifts1 Twitter: @WyrdGifts1  Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com 

Jan's Facebook author page @JohnHijatt

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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 (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.

Freya_Lady_Cover_PLafayllve.jpgDrop in with my guest Patricia Lafayllve to chat about Freyja.  We talk about meeting her, are Freya and Frig the same Goddess, magic, Gullveig, twinsies, and more.  

Patricia is the author of Freyja, Lady Vanadis and A Practical Heathen's Guide to Asatru (available through your local bookstore, Lewellyn direct, or online seller). 

To learn more about Patricia and listen to another very cool podcast with her, check out her chat with Lonnie Scott of Weird Web Radio episode 54.  

 

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Check out the Oracle of Freya deck (expected to be shipped in May 2021) from Bela Siol.  Interview with Bela is on episode 42

Thanks for listening!

Follow on Instagram: @wyrdgifts1 Twitter: @WyrdGifts1  Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com 

Jan's Facebook page @JohnHijatt

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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 (Feeling the Best (intro) and Emotion (outgoing). Stinger: Mastermind)

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 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 the fifth anniversary of Gifts of the Wyrd! a Wyrdiversary!  Thank you for supporting and listening to this podcast. It's a lot of fun to do and we get to interact with some interesting projects, topics, and people. 

 

Runes_Modern_life_1.jpgAlso: A review of the Runes for Modern Life rune deck by Camilla Perkins and Theresa Cheung from Laurence King Publishers.   The deck is available from online sellers. Check if your local bookstore can find it and support them if possible.  

 

Follow on Instagram: @wyrdgifts1 Twitter: @WyrdGifts1  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:  Royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com (Feeling the Best (intro) and Emotion (outgoing). Stinger: Mastermind)

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 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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Bat Collazo joins me to discuss the release on April 1st of Blood Unbound: A Loki Devotional by The Troth publications.  Blood Unbound is a collaboration of poetry, rituals, stories, plays, art, and comics submitted by many contributors and edited by Bat. 

We talk about why the book is important today, how it came into being, and about Loki himself. 

Bat and Luke Babb were on the podcast last year to talk about how Loki interacts with people today in episode 33.

The book can be ordered in paperback, hard cover, and pdf from The Troth's Lulu Page and online sellers. 

Bat can be found at batcollazo.com or on Instagram @batcollazo

The Troth is an international Inclusive Heathen organization based in the United States.  Trothmoot (mentioned in the podcast) is the organizations annual conference/meeting. 

The cover artist is Sae Lokason. If you like it and want to see more: http://etsy.com/shop/Lokason

#bloodunbound #trothpublications #wyrdgifts #giftsofthewyrdpodcast

Follow on Instagram: @wyrdgifts1 Twitter: @WyrdGifts1  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:  Royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com (Feeling the Best (intro) and Emotion (outgoing). Stingers: Emotion, Mastermind, Feels Good)

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 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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Nancy "Sage Shadow" Hendrickson joins me for this episode to talk about connecting to the ancestors, tarot, and her new book Ancestral Tarot from Weiser Books. 

This is a practical book to help you connect to your ancestors using tarot, meditation, and intuition.  Available for order now with a March 2021 release.  Order from your local bookstore or online bookseller. Available in print, eBook, and audio-book. 

Share your book and ancestor experiences using the hashtag #IGotmyAncestors

Find Nancy in the following ways: 

Sage and Shadow Blog

Facebook: @SageandShadowTarot

Follow on Instagram: @NancySageShadow

Pinterest: @SageandShadow

Look for her monthly/twice monthly Instagram-live chats and articles in The Cartomancer Magazine

#AncestralTarot #WeiserBooks #TheCartomancerMagazine

 

Follow on Instagram: @wyrdgifts1 Twitter: @WyrdGifts1  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:  Royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com (Feeling the Best (intro) and Emotion (outgoing).

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 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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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  in print and kindle versions on Amazon.

Find Chris online

Facebook: @chrisallaun.author    Instagram: @chrisallaun 

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

 

 

Follow on Instagram: @wyrdgifts1 Twitter: @WyrdGifts1  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:  Royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com. (Emotion (intro) and Feeling the Best (outgoing) and stingers).

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 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/

 

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) 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. Please DO NOT add this audio content to the Youtube Content ID System. I have used background music which is owned by FesliyanStudios.

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 now available from creator Bela Siol.  To "kick" off the Kickstarter campaign, I interviewed deck creator Bela about her process. UPDATE: The project fully funded and you can contact Bela directly for copies.

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. 

 

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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

 

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) 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    

 

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) 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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