Episode 12 of the Triskele Podcast is now available. In today's episode, we discuss our hobbies and the role they play in our devotional practices!
We each share what our current hobbies are and how they connect to our devotionals. Drum discusses his running practice, and gardening. Amber talks about being a hobby hopper and her practices with home-brewing, gardening, and study. Victoria shares her experiences with home-brewing and yarn crafting. We discuss creating offerings from our hobbies and we share examples of our experiences with those activities. We also share our thoughts on having hobbies that are purely devotional as well.
This week's omen comes from the Colin Murray system of Ogham:
We hope you enjoyed this week's episode. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
The 7th episode of the Triskele Podcast is now available for you to watch or listen to!
In today's episode, we talk about Gatekeepers. We define what a Gatekeeper is, discuss different approaches to working with a Gatekeeper, who we work with most often, the origins of the concept of a Gatekeeper, and working with "non-traditional" beings as a Gatekeeper.
One of the things that was touched on briefly in this episode, but was not explored deeply, is the origin of working with a Gatekeeper in the first place. ADF is an Indo-European focused organization, and the role of a Gatekeeper has been a part of ADF ritual from the organization's beginning. While there are many Indo-European beings that easily fit into the role, there are far fewer descriptions of them doing so in any lore or practice that we have found or had translated so far.. In fact, the Hittite example shared in this podcast episode is the only one I have ever heard. So where does this idea come from?
ADF does acknowledge this briefly on their website, by stating "Significant inspiration came from Voudoun and West African religions, specifically the practice of invoking first in ritual Eshu Eleggua, guardian of the centerpost and opener of the gates." However, from what I can find it's only acknowledged on pages that are accessible to members only. While I don't have a resolution for claims of cultural appropriation, or the idea that we shouldn't utilize this non-Indo-European practice in our Indo-European exclusive organization, I do think it's important that we at least acknowledge that influence in this discussion before we can move forward. Further discussions on the topic are much, much bigger than the space that I have here.
With that information, I do hope that you enjoy today's episode of the Triskele Podcast.
This week's omen uses Runes:
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Triskele Podcast Episode 3 is now available on Youtube, iTunes, Google podcast, and pretty much everywhere else (you can find specifics on our website). In this episode, we talk about the ancestors and the role that they play in our individual practices.
We discuss ancestor shrines, the groups that we honor, our practices with them, and how to approach problematic ancestors, and how our ancestors are represented in our home. We then shared some of our favorite stories about our ancestors. We hope you enjoy this discussion as much as we did.
This week's omen comes from the Goddess and Sirens Oracle Cards by Stacey Demarco and Jimmy Manton:
In all of my planning and sharing, I have completely neglected you, dear blog. I am thrilled to share that I am co-hosting a new podcast, Triskele Podcast, with my friends Drum and Victoria. We just put out our second episode yesterday, and I am excited to see what everyone thinks. I'd love if you'd check it out.
You can find more information about the Triskele Podcast on our website: https://triskelepodcast.weebly.com
This week's omen comes from the Celtic Tree Oracle by Colin Murray:
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If you have feedback, I'd love to hear it. And if you have topics you'd like to see us discuss, send them my way! I'd love to hear from you.