Tag Archives: Divination

The New Zealander of the future

Part of the impetus behind this blog is to underline moments of unfulfilled potential in the overlooked literary output of this country. When that potential is couched in a body of irredeemable dreck the question of whether the author is capable of … Continue reading

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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 clear sighted understanding of the 20th century (1908)

The New Zealand Tablet THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 1908. MODERN AND ANCIENT SUPERSTITION New Zealand Tablet, Volume XXXVI, Issue 3, 30 January 1908, Page 21   http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=NZT19080130.2.34&srpos=33&e=——-10–31—-0pagan+vision– With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand

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Elemental Offering

From “The Forerunner”, the magazine of the Havelock Work issue 18 (1914)

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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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