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Gifts of the Wyrd is a podcast discussing topics related to Heathen practices related to Northern Spirituality spirituality. We discuss topics of Heathenry, Asatru, Vanatru, Northern Shamanic paganism, and other eclectic practices. Join us for topics including divination, oracular work, ritual, hospitality, modern gnosis, galder, magic, and other ways to incorporate ages old practice to our modern ways.

Gifts of the Wyrd is a podcast discussing topics related to Heathen practices related to Northern Spirituality spirituality. We discuss topics of Heathenry, Asatru, Vanatru, Northern Shamanic paganism, and other eclectic practices. Join us for topics including divination, oracular work, ritual, hospitality, modern gnosis, galder, magic, and other ways to incorporate ages old practice to our modern ways.
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Gifts of the Wyrd is a podcast discussing topics related to Heathen practices related to Northern Spirituality spirituality. We discuss topics of Heathenry, Asatru, Vanatru, Northern Shamanic paganism, and other eclectic practices. Join us for topics including divination, oracular work, ritual, hospitality, modern gnosis, galder, magic, and other ways to incorporate ages old practice to our modern ways.

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Episodes

25 Gifts of the Wyrd: Vantljusstaken - Sunwait Candle Lighting

11/16/2018
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Jan goes solo in this episode to share the growing world-wide tradition of Väntljusstaken/Sunwait Candle lighting. This is a revitalizing of the advent wreath candles with a Heathen/Pagan purpose to help bring in the Yule time. The Sunwait candleholder has six candles to be lit the six Thursdays (or fridays/other day of the week, or even the 5 days prior to Yule) leading up to the winter solstice. Any six-armed candleholder will do, and you decorate it as you wish. Many use the first runes...

Duration:00:13:29

24 Gifts of the Wyrd: Heathens Against Hate

10/31/2018
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In this episode, Jan speaks with Ethan Stark, director of Heathens Against Hate. Heathens Against Hate is a program of The Troth providing resources and information to to educate about and encourage reforming hatefulness in Heathenry and the world. Get to know about Heathens Against Hate and visit to the Parliament of world Religion in November 2018. This interview is also published on The Troth's podcast. Thanks for listening Visit the following Social Media for The Troth: Twitter:...

Duration:00:22:12

23 Gifts of the Wyrd: Karoline Fritz - Arbux author

9/14/2018
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In this episode Jan is joined by Karoline Fritz, author of The Story of Arbux from Saga Press. Karoline shares her story as a writer and how Arbux stumbled into her life to tell his story. The Story of Arbux is a delightful tale of adventure, friendship, and commitment that is suitable for the entire family. #ArbuxStory Order the eBook or hard copy from Amazon. Check out Saga Press' other offerings and listen to episode 19 for an interview with Saga's publisher, Larisa Hunter. Check out...

Duration:00:43:39

22 Gifts of the Wyrd: Oracle of Nehalennia with Bela Síol

8/30/2018
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In this episode, Bela Síol, the creator of the beautiful Oracle of Nehalennia deck, joins me to talk about the deck, her journey to meet the Dutch Goddess Nehalennia, and other decks she is working on - listen to find out Who will be the subject of them. Find Bela and the Oracle on Facebook: @belasioloracledecks Order the deck from Bela's website. Bela Siol Check out a review of the deck from Jenna's Spiritual Garage. Jan will also be posting a video of the deck on the Gifts of the Wyrd...

Duration:00:41:41

21 Gifts of the Wyrd: Vitki Musings with Kurt Hoogstraat

8/5/2018
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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...

Duration:00:26:49

20 Gifts of the Wyrd: Connla Freyjason Interview

6/16/2018
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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. 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...

Duration:00:39:11

19 Gifts of the Wyrd: Saga Press Interview

4/12/2018
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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. 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 28:35 - Hear the story of how Teutonic Religion came to being republished 35:53 - Upcomig...

Duration:00:33:12

18 Gifts of the Wyrd Ostara/Eostre

3/19/2018
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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...

Duration:00:16:26

17 Gifts of the Wyrd: Second Anniversary, PantheaCon and Sacred Sites

3/9/2018
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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,...

Duration:00:20:40

16 Gifts of the Wyrd: Frith Forth recap from The Troth

2/9/2018
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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....

Duration:01:05:16

15 Gifts of the Wyrd:New Year Episode 2018

1/3/2018
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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. Using the Runes of the Northern Light rune deck, Jan does a Rune reading taking us into the first of 2018. 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...

Duration:00:26:49

14 Gifts of the Wyrd: Interview with Diana Paxson

12/1/2017
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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...

Duration:00:32:43

13 Gifts of the Wyrd: Anglo-Saxon Heathenry and Rune Deck

10/6/2017
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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...

Duration:00:28:45

12 Gifts of the Wyrd: Freya Prayer Day

9/7/2017
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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...

Duration:00:35:34

11 Gifts of the Wyrd: Viking Oracle Review

7/8/2017
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And we're back. After a 6 month hiatus, I'm pleased to be recording the podcast again. It's been a hectic spring and beginning of summer with computer issues, travel, and family things to work out. So it has delayed the timing and ability to record. But things have settled glad to ge the podcast going. A huge note of thanks to Xander Folmer of Hughinn's Heathen Hof for the amazing logo and banners created for Gifts of the Wyrd. They are amazing and beautiful. I am really pleased with the...

Duration:02:28:09

10 Gifts of the Wyrd: Bindrunes

1/17/2017
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Jan talks about designing bindrunes for your personal use. Follow Gifts of the Wyrd on Twitter: @Wyrd Gifts. On Facebook: facebook.com/GiftsoftheWyrd. Email: GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com Music: All music selections on this podcast are written, produced, and copywritten by their respective creators/owners. They are used with permission. Intro: To Hear the Trumpets Call from the album of the same name by Hauk. hauk.bandcamp.com Outgoing: Ravens Wings from the album No Mercy by Hauk. Please...

Duration:00:30:12

9.5 Gifts of the Wyrd: 2017 Rune Reading

1/1/2017
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Happy New Year 2017. Jan pulls runes for the incoming 2017. Rune pull for 2016 - what it was like Where we are now and 2017 - How we can move into 2017. Rune sets used: Rune cards by Freya Aswynn, citrine runes and runes crafted by Rodney Basler. Thanks for listening Intro: Shores of Norway from the album Love Songs, Lamentations and Lifthrasir by Hauk. www.haukmusic.com; hauk.bandcamp.com Outgoing: To Hear the Trumpets Call from the album of the same name by Hauk. Gifts of the...

Duration:00:11:58

9 Gifts of the Wyrd: Yule Traditions Old and New

12/24/2016
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Welcome to episode 9 of Gifts of the Wyrd. Thank you for your patience for this episode. Jan talks about Yule. Old traditions and new. Adapting traditions to modern practice or making new Yule traditions that are right for you and your family today. A traditional song to sing around an apple or adapt to another fruit or nut bearing tree. (I have changed only a couple words of the text to honor the Gods and to make it inclusive to all who will sing.). Old Apple tree, we'll wassail thee And...

Duration:00:35:09

8 Gifts of the Wyrd: Heathen Practices

10/3/2016
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Welcome to episode 8. Thank you for joining us. This episode Laine and I talk about Heathenry in general. We touch on 3 short topics that we think are important to Heathen practice. 1) Inclusive vs exclusive Heathenry. Recently a prominent Asatru organization specified the qualifications for their membership – white, straight, and “family” oriented. We discuss the importance of inclusivity and welcoming people of all races, orientation, gender identity, abilities, and cultural backgrounds...

Duration:00:17:38

7 Gifts of the Wyrd: Vanatru- The Redwood Vanatru Tradition

9/10/2016
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Welcome to episode 7. Jan and Laine speak with Ember Cooke of The Redwood Vanatru Tradition. Ember serves the Vanir - Freyja, Freyr, and Their kin - as a priestess, minister, teacher, bard, artist, medium, and witch. Or to put it the Heathen way, as a gythia, galdrakona, and seidhkona. Rune for this episode: Berkano For information about The Redwood Vanatru Tradition, please look at Ember's Blog, Ember Voices. There she has several articles about the tradition. If you have any other...

Duration:00:45:56