Tag Archives: Magic

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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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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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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The Evil Eye in Otago

Taken from Tony Nolan’s the bad old days in New Zealand

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An Amazing Fairy Tale From 1892

New Zealand’s literary output, especially in the 19th century is (largely justifiably) considered to be of little importance (outside of some examples of Utopian scientific romances) and poor quality, which is why the discovery of this overlooked tale commissioned for the Otago witness was such a pleasant surprise,  coming as it … 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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Hermeticism in the Auckland Star

THE ANCIENT WISDOM. Auckland Star, Volume LIV, Issue 239, 6 October 1923, Page 28 Biography of John Liddell Kelly Born near Airdrie, Scotland, 19th February, 1850. John Liddell Kelly left school at the age of eleven and was self-educated afterwards. … Continue reading

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Clement Wragge and A.’.A.’. : an appeal for Analysis

a follow up to  Early Thelema and A.’.A.’. in New Zealand: an appeal for information . We have now obtained the memoirs of mr. wragge (such as still exist) and are posting here the section upon which the archaeopedia claims of him … Continue reading

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Maraea Tu Te Maota: Maori Seeress

or more accurately Matakite. Maraea is an interesting figure who appears briefly in Tūhoe accounts of the 1865 battle of Te Tapiri. especially notable as the Medium for an Atua that originated from herself (to state a complicated situation clumsily). From Mana from Heaven: A Century of Maori Prophets … Continue reading

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