Kim Hill interviews Andrew Paul Wood


Historians paint colonial New Zealanders as ‘smug bucolic hobbits’, but alternative spirituality was part of life for many in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, says Andrew Paul Wood.

The historian and journalist explores a range of homegrown occult groups – and their intriguing leaders – in his new book Shadow Worlds: A History of the Occult and Esoteric in New Zealand.

Listen to his interview with Kim Hill at RNZ here.