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Heathen's Journey Podcast

24 EpisodesProduced by Siri PlouffWebsite

A podcast exploring Norse paganism, Traditional Witchcraft, folk magic, and so much more. Join me, won't you? As I explore the wyrd world of transformative Nordic magick. Support this podcast:

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Bonus Episode: Hot Queer Midsommar with Minta Karlsson

June 14th, 2021


Welcome to the extra special bonus episode of the Heathen's Journey Podcast! I had friend of the pod Minta Karlsson back to discuss Midsommar …

Episode 20: Wild Soul Runes with Lara Veleda Vesta

June 10th, 2021


Lara Veleda Vesta, MFA, is an artist, author, storyteller and educator transforming chronic illness into a path of healing and reclaiming.   She is the  illustrator of The Moon Divas Oracle Cards, author of The Moon …

Episode 19: Learning the Primstav, Unsettling Ourselves with Sara Axtell

May 26th, 2021


In this episode of the podcast, Siri is joined by Sara Axtell, a local leader in the heathen community in Minnesota. The conversation is wide-reaching and deep, and all centered around the idea of getting to know our …

Episode 18: Meeting our Soul Guides and Moving Forward with Raidho

April 28th, 2021


We continue our exploration of the runes with Raidho. Siri talks about the role of travel and chariots in Old Norse thinking, as well as the …

Episode 17: Spirits, Plants, and Folklore with Matthew Venus

March 31st, 2021


Matthew Venus is a Folk Magician, Artist, Writer, and Witch based in Salem, Massachusetts. He is the owner and lead apothecary of

Episode 16: Lindy-Fay Hella and Johanna Elf on the Magic of Scent

February 10th, 2021


In this interview, I'm speaking with Lindy-Fay Hella of Wardruna and Johanna Elf of Cult Botanic. These two fantastic artists are collaborating on a …

Episode 15: Ansuz, Communication, and Queerness

January 28th, 2021


We're back to studying the runes in depth! In this episode, Siri talks about Ansuz and communication. They also discuss Odin at length - as it's nearly impossible to study the runes without also studying Odin. 

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Episode 14: Practical Alchemy for the 21st Century with Marcus McCoy

January 15th, 2021


You may know Marcus McCoy's work already - he runs the Trollcunning Forge, a blacksmithing studio dedicated to crafting beautiful occult wares. There …

Episode 13: Divination at the New Year

December 30th, 2020


Did you know there's no future tense in Old Norse? It's a huge part of why I (Siri) don't use the runes for predictive reading or fortune telling. My approach has shifted a lot since going deep in my relationships with …

Bonus episode: Jul Traditions with Kari Tauring

December 9th, 2020


Did you know that there are technically two full months of Jul in Norse tradition? There is so much to celebrate! In this episode, Kari and Siri talk …

Episode 12: Queering Your Craft with Cassandra Snow

December 3rd, 2020


Siri sits down with Cassandra Snow for a chat about what it means to queer your witchcraft. Cassandra is a queer tarot reader, writer, and witch who recently released "Queering Your Craft: Witchcraft from the Margins." …

Episode 11: On Secrecy, Warding, and Psychic Protection

November 20th, 2020


This episode covers the necessity for secrecy in witchcraft, some examples of why you might want to keep your magic a secret. This episode also covers some psychic protection basics, as well as instructions on warding …

Episode 10: Alfablot, Ancestors, and Elves

October 21st, 2020


The Heathen's Journey Podcast is back from unintended hiatus! In this episode, Siri talks about pagan timekeeping practices and holidays. You *might* …

Episode 9: Trolldom with Johannes Gårdbäck

September 17th, 2020


Trolldom, the folk magic of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, has been practiced for more than 500 years. Johannes Gårdbäck is a respected healer, …

Radical Runes Course Reminder

September 12th, 2020


The Radical Runes Course admissions close on Monday, September 14th at 5pm CST! This is the course I wish I'd had when I first started learning the runes. Radical Runes is a 12-week transformative journey through the …

Episode 8: Thurisaz + Gender Reveal!

September 2nd, 2020


Hello I go by Siri now! Please use they/them pronouns to refer to me.

In this episode, I come out of the gender closet, and relate that back to Uruz. I also talk about the rune Thurisaz, an intense one that many people …

Episode 7: An interview with Minta Karlsson of Needfire Wellness

August 20th, 2020


I interview Minta Karlsson about Trolldom and Needfire Wellness. In this interview, we talk about methods of folk magic, how to get started, as well …

Episode 6: Strength and Determination of Uruz

August 6th, 2020


Let's dive deep into the rune Uruz, its different meanings, and how we can gain strength from and persistence. In this episode, I talk about Audhumla, the Norse creation myths, and the meeting of fire and ice. 

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Episode 5: The Crooked Path with Kelden

July 22nd, 2020


And now for something a little different! In this episode, I interview author and friend Kelden about his new book "The Crooked Path: An Introduction to Traditional Witchcraft." We talk a lot about familiar spirits, …

Episode 4: Starting the Rune Journey with Fehu

July 8th, 2020


In this episode, I begin our journey through the Elder Futhark with Fehu. This is the first rune we encounter, and traditionally means wealth, property, or cattle. But what does wealth mean to the radical heathen? How …

Episode 3: Volva Stav and Boundary Setting with Kari Tauring

June 24th, 2020


In this episode, Abbie interviews teacher Kari Tauring (she/her). Kari is a Nordic folk musician, cultural educator, and spiritual leader, a staff …

Episode 2: A History of Odinism + White Supremacy

June 12th, 2020


This week, I’m going to be talking about the history of white supremacist and Nazi appropriation of Germanic and Nordic symbols. This is at the heart …

Episode 1: Join me on the Heathen's Journey

May 20th, 2020


In this first episode of the Heathen's Journey podcast, I talk about my own experiences as a modern heathen. I also talk a little bit about why I refer to myself as a traditional witch (hint: it's because I'm obsessed …


May 14th, 2020


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