It could be Tasmanian's connection to nature, their inquisitorial minds, or a sense of something bigger altogether, but when it comes to Paganism the state has proportionately more believers than any other.
One night a month, upstairs in a Launceston pub, a group of between 20 and 40 people gather to discuss their beliefs and learn more about the eclectic interests of others.
A Druid visited to present the ancient Celtic religion, there was a discussion on the traditional craft of magick (with a "K" to differentiate with staged magicians), a presentation on the "energy vortex" of Sedone, Arizona, and a lecturer on Egyptian funerary rites has been arranged. Next month they will have a guest speaker with intricate knowledge on Stonehenge.
The beliefs of those within the group are as diverse as Paganism itself.
Bernadette Fruin, who goes by her Pagan name "Rose", studied with the Church of Wicca in Western Australia in the 1980s and has carried her beliefs ever since. After moving back to Tasmania in 2008, she sought out those with similar interests and joined the Tasmanian Pagan Alliance.
Last year, she formed the Launceston Pagan Network and membership numbers have grown steadily, to the point where they now have daytime events twice a month for mostly parents to practice craft-based activities in addition to their monthly meeting.
Rose said the care Tasmanians had for nature fitted well with the ideals of Paganism.
"In Tassie, there are a lot of events still in the mainstream that actually have Pagan origins. You have Winterfire, Dark Mofo, harvest festivals - thing that people might not see as Pagan, but they have Pagan origins," she said.
"Our group has professionals, we have people with university degrees, we have people who work in government, in retail, we have parents, families.
"It's not just the hippy-type person who stays at home and lights incense all day and 'om's. With Pagan practice, there's things we incorporate every day that people might not know that we're doing."
So what exactly is Paganism anyway?
A Pagan practices a spiritual tradition of Europe that existed prior to the arrival of Christianity and follows three basic belief systems. There's animism, the belief that it's not just animals that have a living spirit, but natural forms such as waterfalls and trees as well. Polytheism is the belief in more than one god. And pantheism refers to the different traditions, such as Greek, Celtic, Wiccan and more.
Their beliefs are based on personal experience rather than dogma, a respect for nature, relationship with the land, that life is sacred and life-energy can be channelled, and there's no desire to convert others, among other aspects.
Rose said they always enjoyed discussing their beliefs and learning more about each other and the world.
"It has people thinking about more than themselves. They're thinking about how they connect with other people," she said.
"Some feel a lack of connection, a lack of community in the modern world. We offer a place where they can come and talk and ask about things that they might not be able to ask anyone else about.
"We don't follow one particular path. Everyone can come, they can believe all different things. We don't try to convert anyone. We have Christians who come, Buddhists, atheists as well."
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Their festivals follow events in the natural cycle: Ostara for the spring equinox, Litha on the summer solstice, Lammas/Lughnasadh for the harvest festival in February, Mabon on the autumn equinox and Yule at the winter solstice.
Given the broad range of belief systems that sit under the Pagan umbrella, each individual's rituals can differ widely.
Rose said they were happy to share them with each other however, and the rituals can create a sense of belonging to something bigger.
"It brings ceremony and ritual into people's lives. It can be as simple as lighting a candle each morning and meditating for 10 minutes, or it can be a whole ceremonial circle with candles and chanting," she said.
"Often we can feel a bigger connection, often to the land.
"We also might feel that we raise energy, or a vibration in some way, and might have a purpose for that to go to.
"Someone might be unwell, so we're sending healing energy to them. Or maybe we want to send energy so that someone in a war-torn country, so they can have peace."
As the group grows, Rose hopes to be able to host more meetings at locations away from the pub surrounds and into nature.
There was only one requirement for people interested in getting involved: an open mind and a respectful nature.
"We just ask people to be respectful, to understand that others are going to have different beliefs to what they believe in, and that's OK," Rose said.
"There's no right or wrong."
The Launceston Pagan Network's next meeting is at 6.30pm on July 11 at the Cock'n'Bull British Pub where Stonehenge will be the focus of discussion.
The network's craft-based group, Cackle Club, will meet from 11am to 1.30pm on July 10 and 24 at Steve's Grill.