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Heathen's Journey Podcast

40 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:

40 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

S2 E6: Death and activism with Tomás Prower

October 12th, 2022


I am honored to have Tomás Prower as a guest on the podcast this week. When I started planning this season, I knew that I wanted to bring Tomás on. Tomás Prower is a graduate of the University of California: Santa …

S2 E5: Jera: Harvesting for the future, and fallow years of rest

September 22nd, 2022


In an episode that I didn't plan I swear, Siri discusses harvest festivals and the rune Jera. To Siri, Jera is not just about the year, but it is related to earth itself. This is a rune of appreciation of the gifts of …

S2 E4: Isa: frozen memory and sacred pause

September 16th, 2022


Isa represents Ice: That which is frozen. It is a barrier. It is water that has become so still, it has been made solid. Ice is one of the elements …

S2 E2: Nauthiz: the fire of need

August 24th, 2022


After the storm, we must rebuild. After Hagalaz comes Nauthiz. In this episode, Siri explores the ways that the Nauthiz rune reveals what is truly …

S2 E1: Hel Beckons Us into the Underworld

August 17th, 2022


Welcome back to the Heathen’s Journey Podcast! Siri took some time off to recalibrate and think through the direction of the podcast. We’re back now, in seasons! Each season we will be focusing on a major theme within …

S2E3: Radical Underworlds with Lex Ritchie

August 1st, 2022


Lex Ritchie returns to the podcast to talk about all things Underworld with Siri. They share wisdom from their wealth of knowledge about the …

BONUS episode: Talking Black Books with Aidan Wachter

July 20th, 2022


Aidan Wachter has been actively involved in magical practice since the 1980’s. His work reflects a wide ranging, eclectic, and non-dogmatic approach …

Episode 29: New World Witchery with Cory Hutcheson

March 10th, 2022


Cory Thomas Hutcheson is the cohost of the popular podcasts New World Witchery, Chasing Foxfire, and Myth-Taken: A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Podcast, …

Episode 28: Katy Swallow and I have conversations with dead people

February 3rd, 2022


Katy Swallow is a spirit worker, reader, mage and reiki practitioner, who tends to specialize in uncomfortable things. Death, grief, and intergenerational and ancestral trauma are her frequent companions. Her work can …

Episode 27: Paganism for Prisoners with Awyn Dawn

November 24th, 2021


While being incarcerated for her struggles with drug addiction, Awyn Dawn began to actively look for her spiritual side - and she found it in Paganism.By developing a profound relationship with the gods, Awyn gained …

Episode 26: Queering Ancestor Work with Lex Ritchie

October 29th, 2021


Lex Ritchie is a tarot reader and folk magician weaving spells for liberation, living in the Great Black Swamp. They believe individual liberation …

Episode 25: Wunjo and Radical Joy

October 14th, 2021


Wouldst thou like to live deliciously? Explore what joy and happiness mean in this episode. This is a solo episode in which Siri dives deep into the …

Episode 24: Translating the Three Books of Occult Philosophy with Eric Purdue

September 29th, 2021


I am so thrilled to finally be able to release this episode into the world! Eric Purdue has been working tirelessly on a new translation of the Three …

Episode 23: Gyfu, Mutual Aid, and Creating Reciprocal Communities

September 24th, 2021


After an unintended hiatus, we are back with season 2 of the Heathen's Journey Podcast. This week, we're talking about Gyfu, Mutual Aid, and Creating Reciprocal communities and what that means in 2021. 

Gyfu is one of …

Episode 22: Horny for Discernment with Fire Lyte

August 3rd, 2021


Hot Queer Summer continues with Fire Lyte!

Siri and Fire got a little ... enthusiastic in this episode. It is a huge topic in Fire's book, "The Dabbler's Guide to Witchcraft." Fire refers to this book jokingly as "the …

Episode 21: Kenaz, the Torch of Truth

July 22nd, 2021


We continue our journey through the elder futhark with Kenaz. This is a rune of fire, truth, and in some ways - balance. Listen to the podcast episode to learn more about this rune, and to hear how it plays with other …

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. 

Bonus: …

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 …


May 14th, 2020


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Episode 1: Join me on the Heathen's Journey

April 23rd, 2020


Siri explores what heathenry is - how heathens define it, and what it looks like in belief and practice. This is essential as we move through the rest of this podcast, seeking Nordic wisdom and to live in the rhythm of …

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