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

 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

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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.

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Welcome to Gifts of the Wyrd, a podcast for and about inclusive Heathenry / Norse Germanic pagan paths. 

In this episode, I celebrate the fourth anniversary of the podcast. It's been four years of speaking with interesting people doing interesting things to manifest and hold inclusive paths of the Norse/Germanic traditions.  A big thanks to you all for listening and supporting the people and works that are being done. 

I also bid farewell to PantheaCon. After 26 years, PantheaCon retires with sad farwells and joyful memories. A new organization is currently planning for a convention to be held in the same location and same time frame beginning next year. 

I close out the episode with the full recording of Thunderbarrows Hill by Damh the Bard.  He creates some wonderful music (Check out Spirit of Albion among others) and I'm thankful he gave permission to play this song for you. 

I'm happy to be asked to contribute articles about runes to a few publications including Taufr ezine (@heidhrcraft #taufrzine) and The Cartomancer (@thecartomancermagazine #thecartomancermagazine). 

March 19, 2020: Today, the world is dealing with a pandemic called Coronavirus (COVID-19). Many are isolating and in quarantine status to help flatten the curve of infection rates and allow the virus to subside and not overwhelm medical treatment.  Along with others, I wish good health to you all. Please be safe, follow CDC/WHO guidelines, and treat others with kindness. 

 

Notes: 

Taufr_Spring_2020.jpgCheck out the first issue of Taufr eZine. Taufr is a publication of the new Inclusive Norse Path of Heidhr Craft. Take a look at this interesting path and my regular column: "You've Been Runed." 

 

 

Cartomancer_Summber_2020.jpgCheck out The Cartomancer magazine. The Cartomancer is a quarterly journal featuring original content in the form of articles, reviews, artwork and more. And I will have an article in the Summer 2020 edition!

 

Tarot Visions podcast for delightful cinversations with Jaymi and Rosered about Tarot and other divination.

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) 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.

Interlude from: Voluspa Stanza 57 from Voluspa by Tonya Threet. Available on CD Baby.

Outgoing song in full (6 minutes): Thunderbarrows Hill by Damh the Bard from the Sabbat album. 

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 Gifts of the Wyrd, a podcast for and about inclusive Heathenry. 

This episode, my guests are Bat Collazo and Luke Babb to talk about - Loki and his family. Loki is a being of the Heathen/Norse practices who is often regarded as the trickster god not to be trusted, blamed for the end of of the world (Ragnarok), and should certainly not be honored or a part of any practice today.  

In this episode, we will not discuss the various myths and lore (you can look those up yourself in the Prose and Poetic Eddas or other Norse mythology collections) nor will we discuss whether one should or should not honor or worship Loki or any of his kin.  

We talk about our experiences and observations of others with them in the community.  

Bat is a queer Heathen of color, writer, crafter, and artist who is also heading up the Troth's upcoming Loki devotional (fall 2020) from Lulu.com. Follow Bat on Instagram at @batcollazo and on her blog, Batbruja

Luke is an eclectic polytheist and member of the Troth. They are also a member of the Fellowship of the Phoenix (a pagan order focused on queer experiences) and a columnist for The Wild Hut

Check out Turning the Wheel by Connla Freyjason available from Iaconagraphy  

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 (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.

This episode I have the pleasure of talking about runes and ancestors with Lonnie Scott, host of Weird Web Radio. Lonnie is also a runester, the Illinois representative for The Troth, a tarot reader, hypnotist, and father. Lonnie's essay on ancestors is published in Elhaz Ablaze: A Compendium of Chaos Heathenry available on Amazon in print and ebook.

During the rune talk, I mention my friend's oracle walks. She posts images from those walks as #sidewalkoracle. Please follow the hashtag on Instagram.

Links to Lonnie are: Wierd Web Radio, Tarot Heathen, Mattoon Hypnosis.  Check out Elhaz Ablaze here

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 (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.

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. 

 Hammer, Oak and Lightning: Thor Devotional cover

Links: Follow me on Instagram: @wyrdgifts1  

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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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. 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

 Gifts of the Wyrd contact:

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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.

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.

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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 (4 Dec2019): Order The Transformational Oracle of the Morrighan from Bela's website: Bela Siol

Find Bela and the Oracle on Facebook: @belasioloracledecks and Instagram @bela.siol 

Gifts of the Wyrd contact:

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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.

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:

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)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.

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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.

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 

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 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.