Category Archives: Magic

Curse work on Germany, 1916

Unconscious/semi-conscious curse working on Germany from the pages of the Taranaki Daily News. Some Great sympathetic magic here; when will they fall? when the clock strikes. How will they fall? like over ripe fruit. Through narrative causality their strength is … Continue reading

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Evil eye on the train

Waikato Times WAIKATO TIMES, VOLUME XXXVII, ISSUE 3036, 31 DECEMBER 189 https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/WT18911231.2.10 With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand

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Druidic Lore and Halloween Custom

By John Pbnnell. Otago Witness , Issue 2227, 5 November 1896, Page 49 http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=OW18961105.2.226&srpos=47&e=——-100–1—-0occult+ritual– Interestingly “John Pennell” seems to be the pseudonym of a New Zealand author, suggesting that this is an original work rather than (as is typical of … Continue reading

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A Cultural Transmission from Maori to Pakeha

SUPERSTITIOUS SETTLERS. New Zealand Herald, Volume LXI, Issue 18600, 7 January 1924, Page 8   This is similar to warnings about Tapu contributors to this blog received from inhabitants of Stewart Island in the 1990’s. With thanks to the National Library … Continue reading

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THE NATURE OF DIONYSUS.

Oamaru Mail, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 10479, 11 June 1910, Page 2     http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=OAM19100611.2.63.7&srpos=5&e=——-100–1—-0dionysus– With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand

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Wizard in the “Gall of Satan”

From H. Beatties’ Traditions and Legends of the Natives of Murihiku. (Southland, New Zealand) from the Journal of the Polynesian Society volume 28 No: 112 Merehau, a tohuka, who resided usually in the Port Molyneux district was living when the white settlers came. He … Continue reading

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Mirror Magic in the NZ Herald

MIRROR MAGIC. New Zealand Herald, Volume LXI, Issue 18825, 27 September 1924, Page 6   http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=NZH19240927.2.148.57.9&srpos=6&e=——-10–1—-0aphrodite+goddess–

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