Tag Archives: Customs

Decapitation of a Witch

Untitled Southland Times , Issue 2366, 6 May 1876, Page 2 http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=ST18760506.2.11&srpos=11&e=——-10–11—-2the+goddess+minerva– With Thanks to the National Library of New Zealand

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Strange Fancies of School Children

STRANGE FANCIES OF SCHOOL CHILDREN. Dominion, Volume 1, Issue 123, 17 February 1908, Page 3   http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=DOM19080217.2.5.2&srpos=5&e=——-10–1—-0%22strange+fancies%22– With Thanks to the National  Library of New Zealand

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3 arts and crafts articles from the forerunner

from the forerunner the magazine of the havelock work    

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the Arts and Crafts movement and Occult social reform

We have from the Forerunner,  the magazine of the Havelock Work , post 1913 – after there transition into a magical order, a summation of the aims of the work especially through promotion of the values of the Arts and Crafts movement

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Rough on Rats

Rough on Rats was a poison composed of arsenic, with a little coal added for colouring, was used to kill vermin. Advertisements for its sale began appearing in the 1880s and it became a household name. It was easily obtainable … Continue reading

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Hauhau Battle Flags

The Pai Mārire movement (known as Hauhau to Pakeha at the time) was a Maori religious movement that arose in the 1860’s and is of primary interest to this blog due to its syncretic nature that included in its mixture elements of pre christian Maori beliefs and … Continue reading

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Some Maori mystic symbolism

some Post-European examples of both the evolution of traditional/magical Maori symbolism as well as the adaptation of symbols of European origin to New Zealand. from Alan Taylor‘s wonderful “Maori folk art”

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Maori Divination

Collected by Famed Local historian Herries Beattie in the 1920’s: An intelligent old Native said to me:—“When I was a boy I went on voyages and knocking about with White sailors I lost my belief in the ancient ideas of my … Continue reading

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Moon Musings

ON MOONLIGHT. Press, Volume XLV, Issue 7020, 23 March 1888, Page 2   with thanks to the national library of New Zealand http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=CHP18880323.2.4

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Some New Zealand figureheads

around New Zealand are housed a number of Figureheads taken from the sailing ships that connected New Zealand to the rest of the world. These warrant a reassessment under the entire scope of the history of the Figurehead. Some New Zealand figureheads from … Continue reading

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