Tag Archives: L Frank Baum

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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