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House of Dreams

HOUSE OF DREAMS. NEW ZEALAND HERALD, VOLUME LXVII, ISSUE 20484, 8 FEBRUARY 1930, SUPPLEMENT https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZH19300208. With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand

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Joseph Ward, Penny Dreadfuls and Phallic Worship

A SECRET SOCIETY. NZ Truth , Issue 215, 7 August 1909, Page 7 http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=NZTR19090807.2.43&srpos=25&e=——-100–1—-2secret+brotherhood– Aldine Publishing Co., London, 1903. 1st Edition. TRUE BLUE LIBRARY. [Published Every Saturday]. ** 32 pages per issue. THE HUG OF THE BEAR plus 11 other … Continue reading

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“The Silver Skulls” -A Society to Murder Mothers.

” The Silver Skulls”-A Society to Murder Mothers. Auckland Star, Volume XVII, Issue 100, 1 May 1886, Page 5 http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=AS18860501.2.82&srpos=3&e=——-100–1—-0cursed+cave– This incident lead to an article decrying the pernicious effects of penny dreadfuls

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Aspects of Civic Religion – ANZAC Day 2015

Documentation of the the public ritual marking 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli. There always feels like a sharp delineation at dawn services between the civil aspect, drawn  from a combination of military tradition and the final impulses of the … Continue reading

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Tree Worship

some frazarian speculations from the Northen Advocate  , attesting to  the interest in the origin of custom common to the late 19th and early 20th century TIMELY TOPICS Northern Advocate , 30 May 1925, Page 9   http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=NA19250530.2.69.3&srpos=4&e=——-10–1—-2dion+fortune– with thanks … Continue reading

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Sweedish Dragon Slaying Cult

In a return to obscure international news? culled from New Zealand papers, we present an account of a series of Swedish dragon slayings commented on by New Zealand Author Oswald E. Hugo. It may prove fruitful to compare this story … Continue reading

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Daughter of the Dawn: New Zealand Pulp Fiction 1903

A THRILLING NEW ZEALAND STORY. Star , Issue 76, 17 February 1903, Page 4   http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=TS19030217.2.72&srpos=7&e=——-100–1—-0cursed+goddess–     With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand  

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The Sunlight League: Health Camps, Heliotherapy, and Eugenics in Christchurch

Another Christchurch woman was Cora Wilding who was born into an affluent sporty family. After her brother Anthony was killed in the First World War she trained as one of New Zealand ‘s first physiotherapists in order to work with … Continue reading

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The Dawn: the Order of the Star in the East in New Zealand

The Dawn, January 1918. The Order of the Star in the East NZ news letter. A movement that arose within Theosophy (A movement that has at various times  had a significant following in New Zealand including Prime Minister Sir Harry Atkinson and Edmund Hillary) … Continue reading

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Masonic ritual applied to Scouting, the Empire Sentinels Handbook and Ritual 1918

In New Zealand, another Boer war veteran and friend of B-P named Major David Cossgrove (probably not a Freemason) started something for older boys called the “Empire Sentinels.”  Sentinels were organized into “Towers” and the scheme had three degrees based … Continue reading

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