Today is #FreyaPrayerDay. Take a moment to spend some time with Freya. You can sing a song, write or recite a poem, draw, have a blot, or just take in some time with Her. However you do, if you post about it, please use the hashtag above to connect the conversation.
Freya Prayer Day was created by Victoria of the Lion & Dragonfly so that we can honor the Lady worldwide. Visit the blog for more about the day which is held the second Friday of the month and to subscribe to the monthly newsletter.
Follow on Facebook: @FreyaPrayerDay and email FreyaPrayerDay@gmail.com.
Artwork: Freya by Natasa Ilncic
Be sure to look into the new items released this month (or soon to be).
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.
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.
On episode 12 of the podcast, Jan interviews Victoria who established and maintains #FreyaPrayerDay on the second Friday of every month.
Find out about how Victoria became connected to Freya, why she started Freya Prayer Day, and other tid-bits about her and working with Freya.
Please use the hashtag above on social media as you discuss Freya Prayer Day on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other platforms.
You can honor Freya anytime, of course, but on Freya Prayer Day, this encourages followers to honor Her on the same day, creating a vortex of praise, music, musings, connection, and worship to head to her from all parts of the globe.
You can sign up for the monthly Freya Prayer Day newsletter at Victoria’s blog: Lion & Dragonfly. Follow her on Twitter: @liondragonfly and Facebook: @FreyaPrayerDay and email FreyaPrayerDay@gmail.com.
Honor Freya with music by Hauk and Kindred Crow with songs created for Her. Image above by Connla Feyasson. Visit on Facebook at @Iaconography
I have been sorely remiss in updating the blog. So much happening since October – making sure all is done is a challenge. My apologies.
With this this post I want to just update the podcast listing then will follow with an update.
Thank you for your patience.
Episode 8 Heathen Practices
- 1) Inclusive vs exclusive Heathenry.
- 2) Localizing your Heathenry.
- 3) Writing prayer devotionals and poetry/praise to the Gods and Goddesses.
Episode 9: Yule Traditions
Rune Reading for 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
Episode 10: Bindrunes – Creating Rune talismans to aid your personal workings and magic. (using the Elder Futhark runes).
Featured image courtesy of Huginn’s Heathenhof.
Music used with permission from Hauk and Varttina.
For Gifts of the Wyrd listeners: Hauk has made available four of his CDs for a special price of $25 including First-Class shipping to U.S. addresses (Priority Mail shipping $2 additional. Foreign addresses actual shipping price). This is a limited time offer and only while supplies last. CDs include: No Mercy for the Slain; Love Songs, Lamentations, and Lifthrasir; To Hear the Trumpets Call; and Hard Lemonade. (offer good for these four CDs only). email email@example.com.
hello folks. Episodes 6 & 7 have been posted at http://www.giftsofthewyrd.podbean.com.
I am working on new podcasts but working in a recording issue right now.
Stay tuned and thank you.
This episode we interview the newly elected Steersman of The Troth, Robert L. Schreiwer. The Troth is open to all who seek to know and to honor the Gods, ancestors, and values of the Germanic Heathen traditions, regardless of gender, race, nationality or sexual orientation. Download this and previous podcasts from Podbean or iTunes.
Join us as Rob shares his excitement at working with the organization in his new role and to continue to provide a welcome place of Heathen practice.
Follow on Twitter @WyrdGifts. Email feedback to GiftsoftheWyrd@gmail.com. NEW! Facebook page for Gifts of the Wyrd. Facebook.com/giftsofthewyrd
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Music: All selections on this podcast are written, produced, copywritten and used with permission by the musicians.
Intro: Veginomicon from the album Apple Blossoms and Abandoned Tracks – 2014
Outro: Five for Freya from Apple Blossoms and Abandoned Tracks – 2014
Oi Dai by Vartiina from the album Oi Dai released 1991 website: Varttina
Visit www.haukmusic.com; Hauk.Bandcamp.com