Pete Jennings was born in Ipswich, Suffolk England in 1953. He has been a telephone engineer, sales manager, care worker and more latterly a qualified social worker. He is also qualified as a counsellor & psychotherapist.
As a Pagan of the Heathen path, Pete is High Gothi of the Odinshof organisation and a past President of the Pagan Federation. He enjoys re-enacting with Ealdfaeder Anglo Saxons, and until recently was a guide of ghost tours in Ipswich He is also a member of Old Glory Molly Dancers & Musicians as well as acting and storytelling. In the past he was in both folk and rock bands, and made albums with WYSIWYG and PYRAMID of GOATS
For over 20 years Pete presented folk shows for both BBC Radio Suffolk and Radio Orwell. He continues to lecture both home and abroad on both Pagan and Folkloric topics, and has had over a dozen books published.
The latest (4/4/17) is 'A CACOPHONY OF CORVIDS: the mythology, facts, behaviour and folklore of ravens, crows, magpies, rooks and their relatives.'
Birds that show empathy, make and use tools, problem solve and recognise faces: no wonder corvids are at the heart of many myths and folk tales.
From their role in keeping Britain safe at the Tower of London to the companions of the Viking god Odin; this unique illustrated look at the enigmatic world of ravens, crows, magpies, rooks and their cousins should give you food for thought, and a new understanding of what makes them the most special of birds.
"PENDA, Heathen King of Mercia: his Anglo Saxon World" & "The Wild Hunt & its followers" were published in 2013. Pete has a low boredom threshold!
'BLACKSMITH GODS, Myths, Magicians and Folklore' was published in 2014, featuring material from around the world.
'Confidently Confused' (2014) is a humorous fictional tale of an author desperate to write his third book, and the scrapes he gets into.
'Adventures in Aelphame' was published 2015
Retired art teacher Alfred Baldwin thinks he has found a primitive but perfect artist's studio, isolated at the edge of ancient Suffolk woodland. Bewildered by his wife's desertion and at odds with modern living it seems just the place to live the way that he wants to.
He hadn't envisaged any neighbors other than local wildlife, but soon discovers that he shares his home with some Anglo Saxon elves. What is more they have a challenge for him!
Join Alfred's adventures as he cycles the old track ways of East Anglia discovering ancient places, hidden history and folklore, and carrying an essential supply of cheese.
Pete is also featured among many authors, poets and artists in a new Australian offering 'Call of the God: An Anthology Exploring the Divine Masculine within Modern Paganism' edited by Frances Billinghurst. It is available on Amazon.
Pete Jennings own personal website is www.gippeswic.org and his re-enactment website is www.ealdfaeder.org You can also find him on Facebook