Tag Archives: L Frank Baum

Hermes Helps Out

Hermes Helps Out This collection of poetry, Persephone’s Echo, is about the echoes of the past in both mythology and my personal life. This collection combines the Jungian archetype with Sylvia Plath like confession. It also combines the personal with … Continue reading

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Origins of Oz

Origins of Oz As a child I loved reading about the land of Oz. Although unique in that it was the first truly American Fairy Tale, there appears to be more to it.  I took an interest in New Age … Continue reading

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Finding Oz

Finding Oz Finding Oz: How L Frank Baum Discovered the Great American Story by Evan J Schwartz came out in 2009.  A groundbreaking new look at a cultural icon—THE WIZARD OF OZ.  Schwartz reveals how Baum’s early interest in theatre, … Continue reading

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Steam Punk and Sucker Punch

Steam Punk and Sucker Punch A sucker punch is a blow made without warning, no preparation or defense.  It is illegal in boxing, but commonly used in street fighting. The idea of a sucker punch was incorporated into the music-video … Continue reading

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Theosophy

May 27, 2008 Theosophy means “God Wisdom.”  It is a New Age movement attributed to the late great Madame Blavatsky. God is said to be revealed through mystical insight, in other words, Gnosticism.  Much of the occult is really offshoots … Continue reading

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