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 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

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

Releases by Saga PressTeutonic 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.

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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

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.

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Logo based on the Vanic boar created by Vanatru Priestess Ember of the Vanic Conspiracy (Ember was interviewed on episode 7). 

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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.

Norse Witch by Connla Freyjason will be released in Spring 2018 from Iaconagraphy Press. It will be available on Amazon as print and eBook editions.

At Frigga's Feet and The Story of Arbux available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other online retailers. Teutonic Religion by Kveldulf Gundarsson will be released in late 2018 by Saga Press. Facebook: @therealsagapress. www.sagapress.ca Facebook link.

Völuspá cd by Tonya Threet is now available. Tonya sets stanzas of the Völuspá to music. I have a copy of this and really enjoy it. Tonya will be on an upcoming episode.  available on CDBaby. Facebook page: Tonya Threet 

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

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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.

Norse Witch by Connla Freyjason will be released in Spring 2018 from Iaconagraphy Press. It will be available on Amazon as print and eBook editions.

Teutonic Religion by Kveldulf Gundarsson will be released in Spring 2018 by Saga Press. Facebook: @therealsagapress. www.sagapress.ca

Völuspá cd by Tonya Threet is now available. Tonya sets stanzas of the Völuspá to music. I have a copy of this and really enjoy it. Tonya will be on an upcoming episode.  available on CDBaby. Facebook page: Tonya Threet 

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. 

NOTES: 
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.

Teutonic Religion by Kveldulf Gundarsson will be released in Spring 2018 by Saga Press. Facebook: @therealsagapress. www.sagapress.ca

 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  

 

Völuspá cd by Tonya Threet is now available. Tonya sets stanzas of the Völuspá to music. I have a copy of this and really enjoy it. Tonya will be on an upcoming episode.  available on CDBaby. Facebook page: Tonya Threet 

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.

Teutonic Religion by Kveldulf Gundarsson will be released in Spring 2018 by Saga Press. Facebook: @therealsagapress. www.sagapress.ca

 

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. 

Völuspá cd by Tonya Threet is now available. Tonya sets stanzas of the Völuspá to music. I have a copy of this and really enjoy it. Tonya will be on an upcoming episode.  available on CDBaby. Facebook page: Tonya Threet 

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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Episode 15 of Gifts of the Wyrd celebrates the New Year of 2018 with a rune reading and a deck review. 

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Using the Runes of the Northern Light rune deck, Jan does a Rune reading taking us into the first of 2018. 

 

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The second half of the program I give a review of the deck, Runes of the Northern Light by Paola Tartara which is available from Llewellyn.  This is a really nice deck and I enjoy using it. It's vibrant, fun, and will make a wonderful rune resource for those who enjoy cartomancy. 

Music: 

Veganomicon by Hauk Heimdallsman

Völuspá Stanza 19 by Tonya Threet. from Völuspá cd

Nothing But Regrets by Hauk Heimdallsman

(music used with permission)

Notes and announcements:

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. 

Völuspá cd by Tonya Threet is now available. Tonya sets stanzas of the Völuspá to music. I have a copy of this and really enjoy it. Tonya will be on an upcoming episode.  available on CDBaby. Facebook page: Tonya Threet 

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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Episode 14 welcomes Author, Seeress, Editor (and more) Diana Paxson to discuss her latest book, Odin: Ecstacy, Runes, and Norse Magic.  While in Germany prior to this episode, I had the pleassure of spending a week with Diana and 6 other people as we traveled around central Germany to visit sacred and historical sites. We took a moment after a day of walking around Bronze Age grave mounds to talk about the book and the process leading to its writing. Diana Paxson's website can be found here.

A podcast will follow up about the international conference, Frith Forge, I attended as well as the tour. 

Intro: Völuspá Stanza 19 by Tonya Threet. from Völuspá cd.

Outro: Veganomicon by Hauk Heimdallsman

Notes and announcements:

The Christmas Oracle by John Hyatt and art by Vinnora. The Christmas Oracle is a 35 deck depicting scenes associated with the memories of holidays in North America. Based on those traditions, this divination deck will give you magical insights from the holiday season with its birght, colorful art. Deck includes cards with meanings, 3 spreads and a blank card to add something special of your own. 

Firth Forge. An international conference that occured in Petzow, Germany in October 2017 to bring European and American Heathen/Asatru organizations together. The topics of the conference were building relationships across the the Atlantic to continue inclusive heathenry and form strong alliances. The conference was hosted by The Troth and Verein für Germanisches Heidentum

Odin: Ecstasy, Runes, and Norse Magic by Diana L. Paxson is now available. check with your local metaphysical shop to see if they can order it from Weiser (support them when you can) or order from Weiser Books or your favorite online seller.

Runes of the Northern Lights by Paola Tartara. Rune 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. I have this deck and will be doing an audio and YouTube review.

Völuspá cd by Tonya Threet is now available. Tonya sets stanzas of the Völuspá to music. I have a copy of this and really enjoy it. Tonya will be on an upcoming episode.  Available on CDBaby. Facebook page: Tonya Threet 

Housekeeping:

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

Vanir coins still available for $10 (includes domestic shipping)

Interested in a rune consultation or bindrune? Email me for availabilty and pricing.

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). 

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Episode 13 welcomes Alaric Albertsson and Taren David Martin to the Wyrd hall. We discuss Anglo-Saxon Heathenry, Alaric's re-release of his book, A Handbook of Saxon Sorcery & Magic, and the Martin Rune Deck, an Anglo-Saxon rune set created by Alaric and Tarin. 

Production note: we had feedback on a microphone that we could not adjust. We continued on and I tried to minimize it as much as possible (many hours of post-production).  I hope that I got it to a point where you can hear and understand Alaric well enough. Please forgive the tech difficulties. 

Handbook Saxon Sorcery & MagicA Handbook of Saxon Sorcery & Magic: Wyrdworking, Rune Craft, Divination & Wortcunning by Alaric Albertsson. This is a re-release of his earlier work Wyrdworking which is out of print. Book shops can order from Llewellyn (support your local shop) or you can order from your online retailer.

Martin Rune DeckMartin Anglo-Saxon Rune Deck: A 33 card deck featuring the Anglo-Saxon runes with artwork by Taren Martin. Deck comes with a booklet with description and rune poem by Alaric Albertsson. However,the runes are fully described in Alaric's book A Handbook of Saxon Sorcery & Magic. The two are great companions. 

Music: 

Intro: Five for Freya by Hauk Heimdallsman.

Outro: Norns by Tonya Threet.

Notes and announcements: 

Völuspá cd by Tonya Threet is now available. Tonya sets stanzas of the Völuspá to music. I've heard samples (one featured on Episode 11) and think it will be a really good album. I'm looking forward to my copy. Look for her on Facebook at Tonya Threet or email Tonyathreet09@gmail.com.

Odin:  Ecstasy, Runes, and Norse Magic by Diana L. Paxson is now available. check with your local metaphysical shop to see if they can order it from Weiser (support them when you can) or order from Weiser Books or your favorite online seller. 

Runes of the Northern Lights by Paola Tartara. Rune deck with Runes depicted in a delightful retro style. Beautifully colored. This deck will be available October 2017 and can also be ordered from Llewellyn by your local book shop. I will be doing a deck review of this.

Housekeeping: 

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

Vanir coins still available for $10 (includes domestic shipping)

Hauk CDs 4 for $20 - contact Gifts of the Wyrd. Or you can download Hauk or Black Hat Society via iTunes or Hauk's website. Active duty military Heathens: We'd like to send you copies to support you while deployed. Please email with your proper APO/FPO address for your free cds.

Interested in a rune consultation or bindrune? Email me for availabilty and pricing. 

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 recording by Zencastr

Gifts of the Wyrd contact:

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

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This episode I speak with Victoria who started and maintains Freya Prayer Day. Victoria shares about why she created Freya Prayer Day, her relationship with Freya, and about her practice in general. And we have a nice time as friends chatting about the Goddess Whom we love and Who has called us to her fold. 

Please use the #FreyaPrayerDay when you post about it on Social Media and to find other conversations about past days via Twitter and other outlets. You can sign up for the monthly Freya Prayer Day newsletter at Victoria's blogLion & Dragonfly. Follow her on Twitter: @liondragonfly and Facebook: @FreyaPrayerDay and email FreyaPrayerDay@gmail.com

Lady Vanadis, poem by Jan Tjeerd

Music: 

Intro: Five for Freya by Hauk Heimdallsman.

Outro: Freya Chant by Kindred Crow

Notes and announcements: 

Frith Forge 2017: an international conference among inclusive Asatru/Heathen organizations and indivuals sponsored by the Troth. 6-8 October near Berlin, Germany. Registration open until 19 Sept. Additional information on the Facebook event page.

Following Frith Forge is a sacred sites tour of Germany. Tour leaves from Frith Forge and tours around Germany 8-14 October. Visit website for additional information. 

Völuspá cd by Tonya Threet is now available. Tonya sets stanzas of the Völuspá to music. I've heard samples (one featured on Episode 11) and think it will be a really good album. I'm looking forward to my copy. Look for her on Facebook at Tonya Threet.

Odin:  Ecstasy, Runes, and Norse Magic by Diana L. Paxson is now available. check with your local metaphysical shop to see if they can order it from Weiser (support them when you can) or order from Weiser Books or your favorite online seller. 

Released on September 8 is A Handbook of Saxon Sorcery & Magic: Wyrdworking, Rune Craft, Divination & Wortcunning by Alaric Albertsson. This is a re-release of his earlier work Wyrdworking which is out of print. Book shops can order from Llewellyn (support your local shop) or you can order from your online retailer. Alaric and Taren Martin (creators of the Martin Anglo-Saxon Rune Deck will be guests on an upcoming episode).

Runes of the Northern Lights by Paola Tartara. Rune deck with Runes depicted in a delightful retro style. Beautifully colored. This deck will be available October 2017.

Housekeeping: 

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

Vanir coins still available for $10 (includes domestic shipping)

Hauk CDs 4 for $20 - contact Gifts of the Wyrd. Or you can download Hauk or Black Hat Society via iTunes or Hauk's website. Active duty military Heathens: We'd like to send you copies to support you while deployed. Please email with your proper APO/FPO address for your free cds.

Interested in a rune consultation or bindrune? Email me for availabilty and pricing. 

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 recording by Zencastr

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