" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

April 2, 2017

The Tasmanian Magic Project

I saw this news-story at the ABC website this afternoon -
Burn marks add to hexafoil mystery of Tasmania's shamanic past
"Previously undocumented evil-averting rituals have been uncovered in a research project looking at the use of "magic" in 19th century Tasmania.
Historian Ian Evans carried out the Tasmanian Magic Project over two weeks at 30 historic properties in the state's southern midlands.
Dr Evans said the project confirmed the use of superstitious practices were widespread in Tasmania.
"Our belief that there would be plenty of magic marks has been confirmed," he said.
The "magic marks" took various forms, such as circular scratchings known as hexafoils, and were used by European settlers as protection from "evil", most likely attacks by bushrangers, absconded convicts and Aboriginals.

I remembered Gordon White had interviewed Dr.Ian Evans on Gordon's 'Rune Soup' pod-cast some weeks back -
Tasmania certainly is a mystical, magickal...and sometimes spooky place.
I spent a week in Tasmania last year and loved it -
A pink VALIS like beam from the sun hitting my iPod lens in Richmond, Tasmania
Reflections and Refractions of Richmond
I can't wait to go back and visit Tasmania again soon.
Going With the Flow in Devonport on My Last Day in Tasmania

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