A podcast for and about inclusive Germanic Paganism, Germanic Witchcraft, and Heathen topics. Exploring magick, runes, animism, and practices for today. GOTW stands against racist and bigoted ideals & practices.

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Wild Soul Runes author Lara Veleda Vesta joins me to talk about a favorite subject - RUNES.  It's been a while since we had a rune discussion and this is a treat.  

Lara's book encourages us to engage with the runes as entities, through ancestral work, and to listen when they get "bossy." 

 

WIldSoulRunesCover.jpgWild Soul Runes by Lara Veleda Vesta, published by Weiser Books. available from Weiser, online retailers, and local bookstores. 

 

 

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Find Lara online: Wild Soul School , Patreon, and Instagram: @veledavesta

 

 

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Music:  Royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com (Intro: Silly Bank Heist. outgoing: Fist Bump)

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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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I created an oracle deck and Ancestral Tarot author, Nancy Hendrickson, joins me this episode to talk about it.  

We talk about the inspiration for the deck, the artwork, and the connection to the magic of the Christmas season. 

UPDATE: August 5, 2021. The Kickstarter did not fund. However, I have obtained funding to still have the decks created.  Order details will be posted soon and decks should be available by October 2021. 

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#TheChristmas Oracle

Facebook: @TheChristmasOracle

Follow Nancy and her Ancestral Tarot work at: 

Instagram: @NancySageShadow

Facebook: @SageandShadow

For help bringing your oracle or tarot project to life, contact Bela Siol.  She can work with you to plan your campaign. https://belasiol.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: Silly Bank Heist and The Night before Christmas.  Outgoing: Holiday Hustle)

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Sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com

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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In this episode we get to visit the Vikingverse with creator and author Ian Stuart Sharpe.  The Jötunn War is a series set in an alternate universe where events go into a different direction and the Norse/Germanic religion's are dominant in the world today.  

“In the Vikingverse, the Norse rule the stars with restless fleets and an iron will. But when the thralls rebel, turning to the artifice of Norns to help them escape their bondage, the Natural order is thrown into chaos.

The Jötunn War has been fought across the Nine Homeworlds to contain the threat, a battle against the stuff of ancient nightmares, red in tooth and claw. Jötunheim is the rebellion’s last redoubt, an indignity the Empire plans to cleanse with flame and fury.

The Jötunn War. Go Big or Go Home in a body bag.”

Ian and I talk about reading the Norse tales, the 'verse, the story, the art, and more.  The book is published through Outland Entertainment. 

Update: Kickstarter funded.  See Outland Entertainment website to order copies. 

Artwork: Issues 1-3 Devmalya Pramanik; Issue 4 Ger Curti. 

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#vikingverse #jotunnwar #outlandentertainment

Facebook: @vikingverse   Twitter/Instagram: @vikingverse 

Facebook/Instagram:  @outlandentertainment  Twitter: @outlandent

 

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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 (Intro: Silly Bank Heist.  Outgoing: Fist Bump)

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.

Circle_of_Frith__Frigg6788m.jpgJoining me on this episode is a lively discussion about Frigg and her companions (aka Hand Maidens) with Rev. Maire Durkan. Maire is the author of Circle of Frith: A Devotion to Frigg and Her Handmaidens. 

Maire talks about getting to know Frigg and her "Cabinet" or Board of Directors which includes: Saga, Eir, Gefjun, Fulla, Sjofn, Lofn, Var, Vor, Syn, Hlin, Snotra, and Gna.

We have a lively discussion about these goddesses who are sometimes not as well known. We also talk about the book which has a lot of information, personal experiences and knowledge, meditative suggestions, and poems.  

Contact Maire at wunjofrithweaver@gmail.com. Webpage: https://www.budsandblossomsdoula.com/ .

Outgoing music, Frigga Invocation, is from the album Dreams Sung True by Assembly of the Sacred Wheel and available on Amazon or Spotify. Proceeds are donated to the New Alexandrian Library

Circle of Frith is available in soft cover, hard cover, and as an epub from The Troth Publications on Amazon and Lulu. Please leave a review for the book on those outlets.

 

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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 (Intro: Silly Bank Heist; stinger: Solutions that Work; outgoing: Fist Bump)

Outgoing music: Frigg Invocation by Maire Durkan performed by Assembly of the Sacred Wheel.

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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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

 

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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 (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. 

 

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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!

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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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