Shani Oates is an Occultist, Mystic, Luciferian Pilgrim of the Forbidden Arts, Traditional Craft practitioner, researcher, lecturer, historian and writer of the Craft, Magic, Ancestral Tradition, particularly the Robert Cochrane Tradition, and the cultural Folk-lore and Folk-magicks of the UK and its Northern Heritage. Spae-wife and Matriarch of The People of Goda, The Clan of Tubal Cain. Student of Anthropology, Tantra, Philosophy and the arcane ‘Other.’

Author of several books that write informatively on the myths, gods and archetypes that imbue and inform the Cults and Crafts of Witchcraft and Folk-Traditions, shifting through the arcane to modern times.

Using a multi-disciplinary approach that includes forensic and ethno-anthropology, mythology, archaeology, folklore and etymology, previous speculations regarding Óðinn’s associations with sacrifice, penal codes and shamanism are shown to be flawed. Instead, for the first time, personal experience is combined with intensive research that provide plausible solutions to age-old puzzles, solving anomalies surrounding Scandinavian lore. A clear Cultus is revealed of a hidden elite totally focused on surviving Ragnarǫk via the application of arcane magics. New insights present the real location of Valhǫll, and explain Óðinn’s ancestral relationship with wolves.

English Folk Music performed in this episode:

“Dance to your Daddy” – performed by Nancy Kerr and James Fagan

“The Oxford & Hampton Railway” – performed by Jon Raven

“Three Ravens” – performed by The Black Country Three

Intro and Outro Music
especially written and recorded for the Thoth-Hermes Podcast by Chris Roberts


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