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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 Continue Reading >>
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61 Gifts of the Wyrd: Alaric Albertsson -Travles Through Middle Earth Alaric Albertsson and I discuss the re-release of the revised edition of his book: Travels Through Middle Earth published by Crossed Crow Books. This is part two of our discussion focusing on his book.
The book is now available for pre-order as a special edition hard cover.  The paperback edition will be out in Spring 2023.  There will only be a limited number of copies available, so order now while supplies last.  Order your copy here.
Alaric Albertsson is an author and speaker of Anglo-Saxon Practices.  He has authored To Walk a Pagan Path and Handbook of Saxon Sorcery & Magic (available from Llewellyn) and Travels Through Middle Earth (available for limited edition hardcover in 2022 and paperback in 2023 from Crossed Crow Books).  
He also collaborated with Taren Martin on the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc deck, The Martin Rune Deck available from Wolfden Designs.
You can find Alaric's author page on Facebook.
Listen to Episode 13 here. 
Follow on Instagram: @wyrdgifts1
Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: giftsofthwyrd@gmail.com Twitter: @WyrdGifts1
John's Facebook author page @JohnHijatt
Please leave feedback on Apple and other podcast providers. This helps the podcast to be found easier.
 
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 Xan Folmer. 
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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61 Gifts of the Wyrd: Alaric Albertsson -Travles Through Middle Earth Alaric Albertsson and I discuss the re-release of the revised edition of his book: Travels Through Middle Earth published by Crossed Crow Books. This is part two of our discussion focusing on his book.
The book is now available for pre-order as a special edition hard cover.  The paperback edition will be out in Spring 2023.  There will only be a limited number of copies available, so order now while supplies last.  Order your copy here.
Alaric Albertsson is an author and speaker of Anglo-Saxon Practices.  He has authored To Walk a Pagan Path and Handbook of Saxon Sorcery & Magic (available from Llewellyn) and Travels Through Middle Earth (available for limited edition hardcover in 2022 and paperback in 2023 from Crossed Crow Books).  
He also collaborated with Taren Martin on the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc deck, The Martin Rune Deck available from Wolfden Designs.
You can find Alaric's author page on Facebook.
Listen to Episode 13 here. 
Follow on Instagram: @wyrdgifts1
Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: giftsofthwyrd@gmail.com Twitter: @WyrdGifts1
John's Facebook author page @JohnHijatt
Please leave feedback on Apple and other podcast providers. This helps the podcast to be found easier.
 
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 Xan Folmer. 
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.
60 Gifts of the Wyrd: Alaric Albertsson RuneTalk Tune in for a fun chat about runes with Alaric Albertsson. The Anglo-Saxon Futhorc runes. Alaric and I were recording a podcase episode and we wandered into rune territory right away! So I decided to make two (shorter) episodes to keep the content on it's own podcast.  

 
Sit in with us for a spell and let us know about your interactions with the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc.  
Alaric Albertsson is an author and speaker of Anglo-Saxon Practices.  He has authored To Walk a Pagan Path and Handbook of Saxon Sorcery & Magic (available from Llewellyn) and Travels Through Middle Earth (which will be re-released in hardcover 2022 and paperback 2023 from Crossed Crow Books).  
He also collaborated with Taren Martin on the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc deck, The Martin Rune Deck available from Wolfden Designs.
You can find Alaric's author page on Facebook.
Listen to Episode 13 here. 
Follow on Instagram: @wyrdgifts1
Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: giftsofthwyrd@gmail.com Twitter: @WyrdGifts1
John's Facebook author page @JohnHijatt
Please leave feedback on Apple and other podcast providers. This helps the podcast to be found easier.
 
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 Xan Folmer. 
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.
59 Gifts of the Wyrd: Mist Witches with Gunivortus Goos After a hiatus, the podcast is back and with me this episode is author Gunivortus Goos to talk about his book The Secrets of the Mist Witches (Witte Wieven).
The book presents the underlying customs and folk knowledge, including many folk tales from past centuries, about the fog creatures mainly from the German-Dutch border area. In the book the dialect term "Witte Wieven" in this (or similar spellings) is often used for these supernatural mist women, who often have their dwellings in small hills or waters. They are also known in German as "Nebelhexen."  
 
We talk a little about these mist-erious beings, but leave the mist-ery for you to find in the book (and stories) itself.  You can order the book in German or English from Goos' website, Boudicca's Bard. And while you are there, check out his other books (German, Dutch, and English).    Goos and I talked about his books Goddess Holle and Germanic Magic in episode 41.  
 
Follow on Instagram: @wyrdgifts1
Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: giftsofthwyrd@gmail.com Twitter: @WyrdGifts1
John's Facebook author page @JohnHijatt
Please leave feedback on Apple and other podcast providers. This helps the podcast to be found easier.
 
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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 Xan Folmer. 
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.
58 Gifts of the Wyrd: Heathen Soul Lore - Winifred Hodge Rose The question of the soul is one that is ages-old and asked in many if not all spiritual traditions. What is the breakdown of the soul? 3, 9, 1 parts? the experiences vary widely around the world. 

Joining me to discuss some Norse/Germanic views is Winifred Hodge Rose. Winfred has been exploring Heathen topics including Soul Lore for more than 20 years. She has just released her book titled Heathen Soul Lore: Ancient and Modern Germanic Pagan Concepts of the Souls.  The book brings together the concepts and work she has been publishing on her website Heathen Soul Lore. 

 

This is volume 1 of 2 which explores soul lore, theory, and history.  Volume 2 will focus on applying soul lore to personal development and daily life.

The book is available on Lulu Printing and Amazon. 
Lulu print edition.  Lulu Ebook edition. 
 

Follow on Instagram: @wyrdgifts1

Twitter: @WyrdGifts1  Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: giftsofthwyrd@gmail.com

John's Facebook author 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 (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.
57 GOTW: Norsevember 2021 The Skald‘s Hearth Norsevember: Skald's Hearth

Norsevember is half way through and it's time to tune in for a fun chat with Alex from Spells and Spaceships Blog to talk about the final weeks of Norsevember: The Skald's Hearth (Mythology, Lore, and Tales).

 Check out the fun badges you can earn during the month as well.  See what's in store for Norsevember 21 here.

       

Have a listen and enjoy the month of learning, reading, and exchanging ideas and information.  Share your blogs and experiences using hashtag #Norsevember.

Follow Alex on Twitter at: @blogspells. Email: spellsandspaceshipsblog@gmail.com 



     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

Follow on Instagram: @wyrdgifts1

Twitter: @WyrdGifts1  Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: giftsofthwyrd@gmail.com

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o 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.

Outgoing music: Gjaller by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/lincenses/by/4.0 

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.
56 GOTW: Norsevember 2021 The Althing Norsevember: The Althing - Culture Week

Tune in for a fun chat with Alex from Spells and Spaceships Blog to talk about what's in store for Norsevember Week 2: The Althing (Culture Week).

Check out the fun badges you can earn during the month as well.  See what's in store at the Norsevember 21 hub.

       

Have a listen and enjoy the month of learning, reading, and exchanging ideas and information.  Share your blogs and experiences using hashtag #Norsevember.

Follow Alex on Twitter at: @blogspells

 

 



 

 

Follow on Instagram: @wyrdgifts1

Twitter: @WyrdGifts1  Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: giftsofthwyrd@gmail.com

John's Facebook author page @JohnHijatt

Please leave feedback on Apple 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.

Outgoing music: Efter Stormwords by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/lincenses/by/4.0 

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.
55 Gifts of the Wyrd: Norsevember 2021 Setting Sail Norsevember: Setting Sail!

I found out about a fun adventure called Norsevember which was first held over the month of November in 2020.  It returns this year for another run and has some interesting and fun topics to explore.  Tune in for a fun chat with Alex from Spells and Spaceships Blog to learn why he created Norsevember and what's in store for week 1: Setting Sail.

  

The following two episodes will cover weeks 2 and 3 & 4.  Check out the fun badges you can earn during the month as well.  See what's in store for Norsevember 21 here.

       

Have a listen and enjoy the month of learning, reading, and exchanging ideas and information.  Share your blogs and experiences using hashtag #Norsevember.

Follow Alex on Twitter at: @blogspells

and on Instagram: @spellsandspaceshipsblog

 

 

 

 

Follow on Instagram: @wyrdgifts1

Twitter: @WyrdGifts1  Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: giftsofthwyrd@gmail.com

John's Facebook author page @JohnHijatt

Please leave feedback on Apple 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.

Outgoing music: Gjaller by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/lincenses/by/4.0 

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.
54 Gifts of the Wyrd: Wild Soul Runes with Lara Veleda Vesta 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." 

 

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

 

 



 

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

 

 

Follow on Instagram: @wyrdgifts1

Twitter: @WyrdGifts1  Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: giftsofthwyrd@gmail.com

John's Facebook author 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 (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.
53 Gifts of the Wyrd: The Christmas Oracle I created an oracle deck and Ancestral Tarot author, Nancy Hendrickson, joins me this episode to talk about it.  The deck is live on Kickstarter until July 29, 2021. Click here for it or search "The Christmas Oracle" on its page. 

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



Please check it out, share, and back it.   Thank you!

#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/

 

Follow on Instagram: @wyrdgifts1

Twitter: @WyrdGifts1  Facebook: @GiftsoftheWyrd Email: giftsofthwyrd@gmail.com

John's Facebook author 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 (Intro: Silly Bank Heist and The Night before Christmas.  Outgoing: Holiday Hustle)

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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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