After a lengthy hiatus, the podcast is back. And we start off with a discussion I had with Alf Herigstad at this year’s Pantheacon. Alf is the voice behind the podcast “Being a Better Man” as well as the head gothi of Hawk’s Hearth Kindred. Being a bit ignorant of Asatru, I utilized part of the discussion to better understand some of its aspects with Alf, with I very much appreciate. We also discussed aspects of his daily practice up in the Washington state area, which I admit was quite fascinating. For those who may be attending Many Gods West this year, he will be presenting “A Heathen Perspective of Ritual Slaughter” there. The link for Many Gods West is located here. The link to Alf’s extremely interesting podcast is located here. Check out both of these links, very interesting stuff. I am making plans to attend Many Gods West next year, if it is held then.
The return of the podcast is also going to bring about something new….giveaways. When I was at Pantheacon, I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Shauna Aura Knight, and purchasing three of her books, which she has signed. I will be giving each of these books away to three listeners, who respond via Email. Yes, there will be three winners….one for each book. If you wish to be entered into the drawing for a specific book or books, please let me know via your Email. The book titles are as follows:
- Ritual Facilitation: Collected Articles on the Art of Leading Rituals
- Pagan Leadership Anthology: An Exploration of Leadership and Community in Paganism and Polytheism (edited by Shauna Aura Knight and Taylor Ellwood)
- The Leader Within: Articles on Community Building, Leadership, & Personal Growth
You have until July 30th to submit your entry (its just an Email) to email@example.com. I will announce the winners on the next podcast, which will be out the first weekend in August.
Finally, in the middle of July, I will be adding something new. I will be doing a short video, which will be available through the podcast link, taking you around my local (somewhat) area. I will start with my stone circle in the backyard, where I spend many mornings and evenings in meditation, and ritual. I will be doing this via the Periscope App, which I have been experimenting with over the last few months. I will also be doing short videos when I take trips to various places as well….you won’t be seeing my ugly mug, well…not that much. But I thought this would be an interesting addition for the podcast. Let me know what you think, if you would like.
Being a Better Man Podcast: http://beingabettermanpodcast.com
Shauna Aura Knight website: http://www.shaunaauraknight.com/
Many Gods West: http://www.manygodswest.com/
My Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Life With Trickster Gods (my blog): http://tommyelf22.wordspress.com
Direct Download Link for this episode: http://traffic.libsyn.com/paganpath/Episode_016_-_Alf_Herigstad.mp3
This podcast was created using the following:
- Garageband v10.1.2
- The Levelator v2.1.2 (revision 4261)
- Zoom H5 Four-Track Portable Recorder
- Apple Mac Pro (Late 2013) using OS X El Capitan (v10.11.5)