The Cunning Woman

In an era when doctors were dangerous hacks, what alternatives did you have? This episode explores the story of Mary Barrel, Australia’s first identified ‘cunning person’. A woman who practiced an ancient traditional craft of folk medicine. We’ll also explore the world of concealed marks and ritual hidden in historic homes.

If you find something of this nature, or are interested to go hunting have a look at the Touching Magic Guide. This guide was developed by the Tasmanian Magic Research Project and will help you identify commonly hidden objects and marks. If you found this topic interesting, then we strongly recommend checking out their Facebook.

If you find anything, please contact us immediately. Do not move the objects, or if you must, photograph and document their placement extensively first.

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