The Occult Roots of The Wizard of Oz

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With its memorable story and its cast of colorful characters, the Wizard of Oz quickly became an American classic. More than a hundred years after the release of this book, kids everywhere are still enchanted by Oz’s world of wonder. Few, however, recognize that, under its deceptive simplicity, the story of the Wizard of Oz conceals deep esoteric truths inspired by Theosophy. Here we’ll look at the Wizard of Oz’s occult meaning and its author’s background.

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Although the Wizard of Oz is widely perceived as an innocent children’s fairy tale, it is almost impossible not to attribute a symbolic meaning to Dorothy’s quest. As in all great stories, the characters and the symbols of the Wizard of Oz can be given a second layer of interpretation, which may vary depending on the reader’s perception. Many analyses appeared throughout the years describing the story as an “atheist manifesto” while others saw it as a promotion of populism. It is through an understanding of the author’s philosophical background and beliefs, however,  that the story’s true meaning can be grasped.

L. Frank Baum, the author of the Wizard of Oz was a member of the Theosophical Society, which is an organization based on occult research and the comparative study of religions. Baum had a deep understanding of Theosophy and, consciously or not,  created an allegory of Theosophic teachings when he wrote the Wizard of Oz.

What is Theosophy?

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The Theosophical Society is an occult organization, mainly based on the teachings of  Helena P. Blavatsky, which seeks to extract the common roots of all religions in order to form a universal doctrine.

“But it is perhaps desirable to state unequivocally that the teachings, however fragmentary and incomplete, contained in these volumes, belong neither to the Hindu, the Zoroastrian, the Chaldean, nor the Egyptian religion,.neither to Buddhism, Islam, Judaism nor Christianity exclusively. The Secret Doctrine is the essence of all these. Sprung from it in their origins, the various religious schemes are now made to merge back into their original element, out of which every mystery and dogma has grown, developed, and become materialized.”
-H.P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine

The three declared objects of the original Theosophical Society as established by Blavatsky, Judge and Olcott (its founders) were as follows:

“First — To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste, or color.
Second — To encourage the study of Comparative Religion, Philosophy, and Science.
Third — To investigate the unexplained laws of Nature and the powers latent in man.”

-The Theosophist, vol 75, No 6

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H.P. Blavatsky

The main tenets of Theosophy are thoroughly described in Blavatsky works Isis Unveiled and The Secret Doctrine. At the core of Theosophical teachings are the same tenets found in many other occult schools: the belief of the presence of a “divine spark” within every person which, with the proper discipline and training, can lead to spiritual illumination and a state of virtual godliness.

Another important principle found in Theosophy is reincarnation. It is believed that the human soul, like all other things in the universe, go through seven stages of development.

“Theosophical writings propose that human civilizations, like all other parts of the universe, develop cyclically through seven stages. Blavatsky posited that the whole humanity, and indeed every reincarnating human monad, evolves through a series of seven “Root Races”. Thus in the first age, humans were pure spirit; in the second age, they were sexless beings inhabiting the now lost continent of Hyperborea; in the third age the giant Lemurians were informed by spiritual impulses endowing them with human consciousness and sexual reproduction. Modern humans finally developed on the continent of Atlantis. Since Atlantis was the nadir of the cycle, the present fifth age is a time of reawakening humanity’s psychic gifts. The term psychic here really means the realization of the permeability of consciousness as it had not been known earlier in evolution, although sensed by some more sensitive individuals of our species.”

The ultimate goal is, of course, to return to the state of divinity from which we’ve emerged. The same tenets (with subtle variations) can be found in other schools such as Rosicrucianism, Freemasonry and other orders teachings the Mysteries.

L.Frank Baum, a Notable Theosophist

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Before writing the Wizard of Oz (or even contemplating becoming a children’s story author), Baum held many jobs – one of which was editor of the Aberdeen Saturday Pioneer. In 1890, Baum wrote a series of articles introducing his readers to Theosophy, including his views on Buddha, Mohammed, Confucius, and Christ. At that time, he wasn’t a member of the Theosophical Society but he already showed a deep understanding of its philosophy. Here’s an excerpt from his “Editor’s Musings”:

“Amongst various sects so numerous in America today who find their fundamental basis in occultism, the Theosophist stands pre-eminent both in intelligence and point of numbers. Theosophy is not a religion. Its followers are simply “searchers after Truth”. The Theosophists, in fact, are the dissatisfied with the world, dissenters from all creeds. They owe their origin to the wise men of India, and are numerous, not only in the far famed mystic East, but in England, France, Germany and Russia. They admit the existence of a God – not necessarily of a personal God. To them God is Nature and Nature is God…But despite this, if Christianity is Truth, as our education has taught us to believe, there can be no menace to it in Theosophy.”
-L. Frank Baum, Aberdeen Saturday Pioneer, January 25th 1890

In another of his “Editor’s Musings”, Baum discusses the use of mystic symbolism in fiction, something he accomplished ten years later with the Wizard of Oz:

“There is a strong tendency in modern novelists towards introducing some vein of mysticism or occultism into their writings. Books of this character are eagerly bought and read by the people, both in Europe and America. It shows the innate longing in our natures to unravel the mysterious: to seek some explanation, however fictitious, of the unexplainable in nature and in our daily existence. For, as we advance in education, our desire for knowledge increases, and we are less satisfied to remain in ignorance of that mysterious fountain-head from which emanates all that is sublime and grand and incomprehensible in nature.”

At the end of this article, Baum goes into an all-out plead for more occultism in literature:

“The appetite of our age for occultism demands to be satisfied, and while with the mediocrity of people will result in mere sensationalism, it will lead in many to higher and nobler and bolder thought; and who can tell what mysteries these braver and abler intellects may unravel in future ages?”
-L. Frank Baum, Aberdeen Saturday Pioneer, February 22nd 1890

Two years after writing those articles, L. Frank Baum and his wife Maud Gage joined the Theosophical Society in Chicago. The archives of the Theosophical Society in  Pasadena, California recorded the start of their membership on September 4th, 1892. In 1890, the Wizard of Oz was published. When asked about how Baum got his inspiration for the story,  he replied:

“It was pure inspiration…It came to me right out of the blue. I think that sometimes the Great Author has a message to get across and He has to use the instrument at hand. I happened to be that medium, and I believe the magic key was given me to open the doors to sympathy and understanding, joy, peace and happiness.”
-L. Frank Baum, cited by Hearn 73

The Wizard of Oz is much appreciated within the Theosophical Society. In 1986, The American Theosophist magazine recognized Baum as a “notable Theosophist” who thoroughly represented the organization’s philosophy.

“Although readers have not looked at his fairy tales for their Theosophical content, it is significant  that Baum became a famous writer of children’s books after he came into contact with Theosophy. Theosophical ideas permeate his work and provided inspiration for it. Indeed, The Wizard can be regarded as Theosophical allegory, pervaded by Theosophical ideas from beginning to end. The story came to Baum as an inspiration, and he accepted it with a certain awe as a gift from outside, or perhaps from deep within, himself.”
-American Theosophist no 74, 1986

So what is the esoteric meaning of this children’s story, which came to Baum as a “divine inspiration”?

The Occult Meaning of The Wizard of Oz

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If you’ve never read or watched The Wizard of Oz or need your memory refreshed, here’s a quick sum-up of the movie:

The film follows 12-year-old farmgirl Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland) who lives on a Kansas farm with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, but dreams of a better place “somewhere over the rainbow.” After being struck unconscious during a tornado by a window which has come loose from its frame, Dorothy dreams that she, her dog Toto and the farmhouse are transported to the magical Land of Oz. There, the Good Witch of the North, Glinda (Billie Burke), advises Dorothy to follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City and meet the Wizard of Oz, who can return her to Kansas. During her journey, she meets a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger), a Tin Man (Jack Haley) and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr), who join her, hoping to receive what they lack themselves (a brain, a heart and courage, respectively). All of this is done while also trying to avoid the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) and her attempt to get her sister’s ruby slippers from Dorothy, who received them from Glinda.

The said above, the entire story of the Wizard of Oz is an allegorical tale of the soul’s path to illumination – the Yellow Brick Road. In Buddhism (an important part of Theosophical teachings) the same concept is referred to as the “Golden Path”.

The story starts with Dorothy Gale living in Kansas, which symbolizes the material world, the physical plane where each one of us starts our spiritual journey. Dorothy feels an urge to “go over the rainbow”, to reach the ethereal realm and follow the path of illumination. She has basically “passed the Nadir” by demonstrating the urge to seek a higher truth.

Dorothy is then brought to Oz by a giant cyclone spiraling upward, representing the cycles of karma, the cycle of errors and lessons learned. It also represents the Theosophical belief in reincarnation, the round of physical births and deaths of a soul until it is fit to become divine. It is also interesting to note that the Yellow Brick Road of Oz begins as an outwardly expanding spiral. In occult symbolism, this spiral represents the evolving self, the soul ascending from matter into the spirit world.

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The spirally beginning of the spiritual path

Here’s an explanation of the spiral as an occult symbol:

“Spiral: The path of a point (generally plane) which moves round an axis while continually approaching it or receding from it; also often used for a helix, which is generated by compounding a circular motion with one in a straight line. The spiral form is an apt illustration of the course of evolution, which brings motion round towards the same point, yet without repetition.

The serpent, and the figures 8 and , denoting the ogdoad and infinity, stand for spiral cyclic motion. The course of fohat in space is spiral, and spirit descends into matter in spiral courses. Repeating the process by which a helix is derived form a circle produces a vortex. The complicated spirals of cosmic evolution bring the motion back to the point from which it started at the birth of a great cosmic age.”
-The Encyclopedic Theosophical Glossary

Before undertaking her journey, Dorothy is given the “silver shoes”, which represent the “silver cord” of Mystery Schools (Dorothy was wearing ruby slippers in the movie due to a last minute change by the director, who thought that the color ruby looked better against the Yellow Brick Road). In occult schools, the silver cord is considered to be the link between our material and spiritual selves.

“In Theosophy, one’s physical body and one’s Astral body are connected through a “silver cord”, a mythical link inspired by a passage in the Bible that speaks of a return from a spiritual quest. ‘Or ever the silver cord be loosed, says the book of Ecclesiastes, ‘then shall the dust return to the earth as it was and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it’.

In Frank Baum’s own writing, the silver cord of Astral travel would inspire the silver shoes that bestow special powers upon the one who wears them”
-Evan I. Schwartz, Finding OZ: How L.Frank Baum Discovered the Great American Story

During her journey along the Yellow Brick Road, Dorothy encounters Scarecrow, Tin Woodman and Cowardly Lion who are respectively searching for a brain, a heart, and courage. Those odd characters embody the qualities needed by the initiates in order to complete their quest for illumination. Baum was probably  inspired by these words from Miss Blavatsky:

“There is no danger that dauntless courage cannot conquer, there is not trial that a spotless purity cannot pass through; there is no difficulty a strong intellect cannot surmount”
– H.P. Blavatsky

After surmounting many obstacles, the party finally reaches Emerald city in order to meet The Wizard.

The Wizard

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Surrounded by artifices and special effects, the Wizard comes across as cruel, rude and unwise. The Wizard is, in fact, a stand-in for the personal God of the Christians and the Jews, the oppressive figure used by conventional religions to keep the masses in spiritual darkness: Jehova or Yahwe. It is later discovered that the Wizard is a humbug, a charlatan, who scares people into worshipping his Wizard. He surely could not help the characters complete their quest. If you read the literature of Mystery schools, this point of view towards Christianity is constantly expressed.

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Oh no you didn’t, Wizard

After all, is said and done, the brains, the heart and the courage needed to complete Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion’s quests were found within each one of them. Mystery Schools have always taught their students that one must rely on oneself to obtain salvation.  Throughout the story Dorothy’s dog Toto represents her “inner voice”; her intuition. Here’s a description of Toto taken from the Theosophical Society’s website:

“Toto represents the inner, intuitive, instinctual, most animal-like part of us. Throughout the movie, Dorothy has conversations with Toto, or her inner intuitive self. The lesson here is to listen to the Toto within. In this movie, Toto was never wrong. When he barks at the scarecrow, Dorothy tries to ignore him: “Don’t be silly, Toto. Scarecrows don’t talk.” But scarecrows do talk in Oz. Toto also barks at the little man behind the curtain. It is he who realizes the Wizard is a fraud. At the Gale Farm and again at the castle, the Witch tries to put Toto into a basket. What is shadow will try to block or contain the intuitive. In both cases, Toto jumps out of the basket and escapes. Our intuitive voice can be ignored, but not contained.

In the last scene, Toto chases after a cat, causing Dorothy to chase after him and hence miss her balloon ride. This is what leads to Dorothy’s ultimate transformation, to the discovery of her inner powers. The balloon ride is representative of traditional religion, with a skinny-legged wizard promising a trip to the Divine. Toto was right to force Dorothy out of the balloon, otherwise she might never have found her magic. This is a call for us to listen to our intuition, our gut feelings, those momentary bits of imagination that appear seemingly out of nowhere.”

As stated above, the fake Wizard invites Dorothy into his balloon to go back to Kansas, her final destination. She, however, follows Toto (her intuition) and gets out of the balloon, which represents the empty promises of organized religions. This leads to her ultimate revelation and, with the help of the Good Witch of the North (her divine guide), she finally understands: everything she ever wanted could be found “in her own backyard”.

In order to obtain illumination, Dorothy had to vanquish the wicked witches of the East and the West – who were forming an evil horizontal axis: the material world. She was wise in listening to the advice of the good witches of the North and South – the vertical axis: the spiritual dimension.

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The Good Witch of the North, representing Dorothy’s “divine spark”

At the end of the story, Dorothy wakes up in Kansas: she has successfully combined her physical and spiritual life. She is now comfortable being herself again and, despite her family not really believing the details of her quest (the ignorant profane), she can finally say “There is no place like home”.

The Wizard of Oz Used in Monarch Mind Control

Almost all documentation relating to the MK Ultra project and Mind Control mention the importance of the Wizard of Oz. In the 1940’s, the story was reportedly chosen by members of the US intelligence community to provide a thematic foundation for their trauma-based mind control program. The movie was edited and given a different meaning in order to use it as a tool to reinforce the programming on the victims. Here are some examples taken from Fritz Springmeier’s Total Mind Control Slave:

  • The close relationship between Dorothy and her dog is a very subtle connection between the satanic cults use of animals (familiars). A Monarch slave child will be allowed to bond with a pet. The child will want to bond with a pet anyway because people are terrifying to it by this point. Then the pet is killed to traumatize the child.
  • Monarch slaves are taught to “follow the yellow brick road.” No matter what fearful things lie ahead, the Monarch slave must follow the Yellow Brick Road which is set out before them by their master.
  • The rainbow–with its seven colors-has long had the occult significance of being a great spiritual, hypnotic device.
  • Dorothy is looking for a place where there is no trouble, which is a place “over the rainbow.” To escape pain alters go over the rainbow. (This is a.k.a. in Alice In Wonderland Programming as “going through the looking glass”).

“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” is probably the most dissociative song ever written and is often played in movies during violent or traumatizing events (see the movie Face-Off). The strange effect produced, where the violence doesn’t seem real anymore, is exactly how dissociation works on mind-control victims. We may also speculate that the scene where Dorothy falls asleep in a poppy field is a reference to the use of heroin to relax and manipulate the victims of mind-control. Also, consider the snow falling from the sky that awakens Dorothy from her slumber. Could this be a reference to cocaine?

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Does this represent heroin?

 

In Conclusion

Allegorical stories transmitting spiritual truths have existed since man’s beginnings. These simple yet extremely profound stories have been found in all civilizations:  Celtic, Indian, Persian, Aztec, Greek, Egyptian and others. Consciously or not, Frank Baum created a classical allegory which, in the same vein as Homer’s Odyssey, entertains the masses and also contains mystical messages that can be understood by the “awakened”.

The Wizard of Oz’s great success confirms America’s (and the Western world’s) real spiritual dogma. Written during the 1890’s, when most  Americans were conservative Christians, Baum’s story anticipated the population’s progressive abandonment of traditional religions and the embrace of a new form of spirituality. Today’s New Age movements are gaining many adepts and, even if most of them are total shams, they all claim to be inspired by Theosophy. Could such tales have contributed to the spectacular decline of Christianity in the past decades while other movements continue to gain momentum?

 


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Missed it
Missed it

You're still caught up in the left/right paradigm that Alex Jones has so expertly plagiarized from his betters. The Holy Spirit (holy simply means set-apart from the world) is rooted in the truth of the scriptures and not the mystery religions that you seem to have fallen for. I wonder how much you have truly studied these things for if you had you would know that all of the mystery religions are joined by the same themes, all of which have their root in Sumer and the fall of the tower of Babylon. Nimrod (Osiris) was the first city builder and the first man/king to make war on others. The New World Order stems directly from Nimrod and the true Father (YHWY) stopped the first attempt of a NWO by simply speaking His will into reality. Since confusing the languages (babel) it has taken fallen man over four thousand years to get back to the point at which Nimrod was at. There will not be any New World Order ruled by evil men, it has all been destined to fail. Theosophy is rooted in sun worship and the "god" of Theosophy is Lucifer. It is the antithesis of Christianity (not… Read more »

They Live
They Live

Wonderful breakdown!

Wide awake and liste
Wide awake and liste

Well stated, your insight is dead on. Too often we get side-tracked with what we see and neglect the absolute truth that God is a spirit and cannot be seen with natural eyes. We must commune with him in spirit and in truth. In order to do so we must have a willing and honest heart, he will not force himself into your life but ratherhe will knock patiently awaiting your response.

casey
casey

zeitgeist isn't false. i believe in jesus, but zeitgeist simply points out the church misappropriates lots of pagan rituals to trick people into joining them. that is a fact. like you said, this doesnt make the true message of christ false, it makes organized religion false

shawn
shawn

@ “missed it “- well said. I’ll be seeing you someday on the other side of the narrow gate.

John Myers
John Myers

Wow! You articulated what I too have been shown! It’s uncanny when I consider the vast number of factors that had to be presented to me in a precise time, place, and sequence to come to the same understanding. I have no doubt the same Spirit that revealed the same truth to me is also guiding you in a similar manner.

Keep up the good work spirit-kin, and leave your blog or contact details. I’m eager to read what else is spoken through you.

kohji
kohji

Vigilant, you are an amazing individual. I love how you keep posting these illuminating articles in the face of unfortunate criticism from the foolish profane (esp concerning the lady gaga stuff). Anyways, I just wanted thank you for posting your great material and let you know that I look forward to reading your insights every time you come out with them. I'm a fan. Namaste!

Melissa
Melissa

I always hated this movie. I never even got halfway before calling it quits. I found it to be boring and annoying lol

Steven Michael Roussos
Steven Michael Roussos

FYI: No rainbow in the book. I doubt it describes a spiral in the road, is the road even yellow brick in the book? You are surely onto something, but are sloppily conflating the film with the book. Oscar-winning lyricist E.Y. “Yip” Harburg became a lyricist at the suggestion of George Gershwin, wrote the famous depression era song “Brother Can You Spare a Dime,” which also mentions rainbows, and wrote the “book” for the musical “Finian’s Rainbow” so rainbows were surely in HIS air. But, alas, no mention of rainbows in Baum’s book, so at least that part of the above article is certainly invalid. Perhaps you should be arguing that Baum’s beliefs AND a general cultural Zeitgeist (aha! a perfect chance to slip in that pretentious word!) combine to support a Theosophy-esque message, rather than a direct line of “Occult influences” that you tries to argue like a mathematical proof. Overall, awesome article, though. Thank you! http://m.truthdig.com/report/item/20091110_who_put_the_rainbow_in_the_wizard_of_oz

Sammy
Sammy

I know this is extremely old but I'm going to post anyways. I have an issue with astral projection and the silver cord reference, because I myself astral project spontaneously, without wanting or willing myself to do so. I've astral projected many times while in the REM state right before sleep. I am a christian and I always go with my gut feeling and nothing has ever felt wrong when that happens. But yet I'll read things that astral projection is occult work and devil's work. But that's not how I feel about it at all. It's not as if I try to do it either. It's something that is already inside of you. I just get confused with that aspect. It doesn't resonate with me. I love all of your posts, but for some reason I find myself not really connecting with what is said about astral travel.

Superstice
Superstice

pour la couleur vert emeraude , on dit qu'une emeraude est tombée sur le front de lucifer lors de sa chute et au passage la substance chimique bio luminessante produite par les Lucioles est de couleur verte emeraude et se nomme luciferinne…

Anika
Anika

Hi vigilant citizen,

I have been following your blog for a few months now and feel it has truly opened my eyes to the 'real' world we live in today. I saw this documentary about the wonderful wizard of oz and it seems it has another meaning alongside the esoteric meaning. This video explains how L Frank Baum was against the federal reserve printing money and disguised these views in his childrens book. I just thought you might find this interesting;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U71-KsDArFM

Anika
Anika

ok i see someone else has already pointed this out…

sowhat
sowhat

Wow pretty interesting and creepy but can someone explain if its good or bad meaning in the movie. I thought it was a good thing to follow ur intuition and stuff. THe wizard thing i do get is bad about how christianity is a lie but the rest about seperating material from spiritual seems like a good message

Love the website by the way

Emily
Emily

So what is the occult meaning behind the other books? Isn’t there like 14 in the series? Yeah, I think there is. What does the glass cat have to do with all of this stuff? Or how about Ozma does she have some significant meaning behind her? How can you be basing this off of the movie? It follows almost nothing of what Baum wrote. Did you know the Wizard of Oz becomes a good person later on in the books? How could he be seen as an oppressing God if he later becomes one of the main character’s best friends? And she does go back to Oz numerous times so how could her first visit be seen as a spiritual journey that ends in her being comfortable at home? Because she does want to go back to Oz and enjoys it in the other books.

source: a common knowledge of the series. Read all of them at least four times when I was ten, and more since then.

richard boyden
richard boyden

And the Lucifer owned and animated by Baum also called for the extermination of the REDSKINS which is directly connected to the “Lucifer is god’ theism of Blat and which “theology” is anally connected to sodomites and in particular the Nazi’s and the “eastern” religions including Islam!

Jeremy Jarvis
Jeremy Jarvis

Didn’t miss it at all

Jeremy Jarvis
Jeremy Jarvis

Illuminati has been here since before they even counted time , yo

jeezuz
jeezuz

A dog(god) revealed the deceitful wizard- from the imaginary emerald city, of green.
Yellow is the journey.
Red is Dorothy's shoes which save her. The four of them in one, Heart soul mind body.

The dog God reveals the bad wizard.
(Lazy christian leaders)
The wizard admits he is bad and has no real power so he offers religious jargon and jibirish and trinkets false hope based on self worth and not gods power to save.

So dorothy had god all along(god dog).
Man has a conscience of truth, right and wrong.
Now the balloon is leaders hot air, it fails.

So dorothy running from lifes troubles had acquired already her salvation when her journey began for truth. ( the red shoes)

So mans ways failed, and salvation is right there for the four of them in the blood red shoes.

kiam
kiam

In the book, the slippers were silver. The scarecrow was said to represent the farmers, the Tin Man, the factory workers, and the lion, the unemployed? (not sure about the lion) The yellow brick road is the gold standard. The Wizard represents the occult ruling class. This is some people’s explanation…it was talking about the economy of the time.

abey
abey

The root of Freemasonry is theosophy , a word that contradicts itself , is but the term Divination posing as Divinity.

Madi
Madi

Ah darn that was my favorite movie when I was little, but thanks anyway VC. Ignorance is not bliss…

AshKilluminati
AshKilluminati

"The Wizard is in fact a stand-in for the personal God of the Christians and the Jews, the oppressive figure used by conventional religions to keep the masses in spiritual darkness: Jehova or Yahwe." Ummmm usually i rock with this site but are you saying that The Most High is an oppressive figure????

Ann
Ann

No it’s saying the story protrays Him that way.

Nigel
Nigel

Jehova or Yahwe are the names with which I associate the God of the Old Testament. In my mind, he is a Jewish God, with typical Jewish characteristics. He is certainly not the loving father who Jesus speaks about! So, is he oppressive? Well, let’s see… he forbade Adam to eat from the Tree of Knowledge and he caused a mighty flood to consume the whole world, among other things. He’s not coming across as Mister Nice-guy!

The Ear in the Flower
The Ear in the Flower

And when has he been a guy?

He forbade Adam to eat from the tree, as he knew what would happen if he did.

But even so, remember that if he were not a “mister nice-guy” (which is clearly your opinion), then why did he not stop Adam? He surely had the power to do so. And if he is an all-seeing, all-knowing being, then it would make no sense for him not to know what would have become of Adam.

Siulee
Siulee

Hello Everyone, there is still more to know
God said; " My people perish because the lack of knowledge "
Only the ones with the hunger to know the truth, will be lighted by the truth.
And the ones who don"t believes, they are walking in the shadows of darkness.
And God is always available to show you what is not uncovered, the conspiracy and what"s behind the scene.
Not only the WIZARD OF OZ has it's occult meanings, but WALT DISNEY's background as well.
There is more to know also about other topics like:
1) The New World Order which in it self will be called god.
2) The AMERO coin & FLAG for The Union of Canada, USA & Mexico.
3) The Euro coin By The Union of Europe and countries near by them.
4) The Occult symbols of Free-Mason & Illuminates in the $1.00 bill.
5) The Conspiracy of 911 Twin Towers…. the list goes on & on.

Let the Holly Spirit guide everyone to the truth of all mysterys.

Eye on Oz
Eye on Oz

The mystery maps found on the end papers of Tik Tok of Oz reveal the origin to be the transposing from the twelve tribes of Israel revealing the blueprint to the process of human imagination as depicted in the tale of Job. Job was from the land of Uz (Oz). Job had three friends, Dorothy had three friends. The friends are transposed from grasping the imagery of Ezekiel. We can speculate all we like, but the bible is the most published book on earth, and The Wizard of Oz is the most watched film on earth, revealing a hidden communication with the truth of our existence being veiled by those that attempt to interpret it. It matters not if I am wrong or right, my works are published and the overwhelming evidence when read can't be denied. Why does this matter? We must move to a society where people are no more divided, where equality reigns, and love is the focus of daily living. Disney and MGM used this same blueprint to design their great works. Disney discovered the blueprint of how a horse "sees" and the blueprint of how humans "see" along with Myers and Briggs and Carl Jung… Read more »

Laurel Kornfeld
Laurel Kornfeld

The Wizard of Oz was published in 1900, not 1890. All the same, this is fascinating information for me, since I became fascinated with the Oz books as a child. After reading The Emerald City of Oz, in which Baum notes there is no money in Oz, I decided that I hated money, and I've never looked back. I was 11 years old at the time.

Deeda
Deeda

Has anyone noticed the Blavastky picture in the background wall of the mental asylum in the new series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland?

wizkey
wizkey

"Almost all documentation relating to the MK Ultra project and Mind Control mention the importance of the Wizard of Oz."

Almost all documentation? Everything I find relating MKUltra to Wizard of Oz is traced back to the Springmeier book which needless to say does not cite any credible documentation on MKUltra, so at the very least it is a gross exagerration to say "almost all" documentation related to the MKUltra project mentions the film.

I am open to the possibility though. It is interesting that in Robert Altman's Nashville, from 1975, there is a character named Barbara Jean who is a country music star whose husband is also her manager, and it is strongly suggested that he has abused her. Inbetween singing songs at one point in the movie she starts rambling incoherently like a mind control victim and mentions that her favorite movie is the Wizard of Oz… During this performance you can see to shriners in the audience. I wonder if this is just coincidence, or if Altman was in the know, or if he simply figured it out from paying attention to how Hollywood and other entertainment industries worked…

123456affa
123456affa

speaking of movies: "Elysium" with M.Damon .Just see the trailer.

abvc123
abvc123

VC,
Perhaps check out the animated movie "Ghost in the Shell". Sometimes it seems animes are really prophecies, especially from certain studios.
But one scene that caught my eye in context of symbols within Gits was a tree image on a wall, with a top marked "hominis" and various branches that were also marked but one would have to see it in slo mo to read em.

Phil
Phil

Is illumination a bad thing? I've considered it bad if it's what the Illuminati want and what the initiates desire. But isn't illumination enlightenment? Enlightenment is good. There's also transformation, which is becoming a psychic vampire, by taking the oath, but that's something different. Then there's the Great Work, which s merging your lower self with your higher self, is this the illumination? Is illumination brought by understanding Lucifer and evil though? Or is it by understanding and knowing good and evil? What about neutral? So illumination, and allllllllll of this talk about it, when we die we know all anyway. Why do the occult orders even bother? So is knowing, being enlightened or illuminated death with retaining a body? Is that the point? Because everything else becomes too vague after that. I'm a bit confused only by understanding the Illuminati fully. We all know they worship Lucifer, the higher ups, or do they want to expose the life illusion and to surpass Lucifer and god and become their own thing, well, they'd would say to become gods. It sounds like delusions of grandeur. So, my simple question I made confusing, is illumination – when you make it out to… Read more »

Sarahnp
Sarahnp

Thank you for the article, it is such and excellent reference, as is your site. And now to see the video of the Newton kids singing Over the Rainbow"!

terry
terry

Read dna in the sands of time its life changing and that book will tell you who created you where you came from and where your going

amanda
amanda

This is crazy, my mom has been OBSESSED with this movie ever since she was little. She has two curio cabinets full of Wizard of Oz items…

Toothpaste
Toothpaste

Her obsession has validity in believing that this is crazy?

texmanz
texmanz

buttaflyy did you mean emerald city resembles the city of metropolis in superman cartoon

ButtaFlyy
ButtaFlyy

Did anyone ever notice how thae Emerald City resembles the city of Metropolis?!

Dalia
Dalia

I pray to God that Vigilant is Muslim lol : ) God bless you all people Christian or Muslim I respect anyone who believes in God whatever their faith may be .. at the end of the day we are not openly challening God as the illuminati do, faith its the only thing that will get us through these times with our sanity intact. We grew up watching stuff like the wizard of oz and disney cartoons they probably affected us more than we know. Thanks for making us more aware of what we are watching

cccc
cccc

the reason it became so popular back then was it's relation to populism, not religion.

Lim Lynn
Lim Lynn

http://www.sabian.org/alice1mj.htm Strange about Sabian interpreting Alice in Wonderland literature. I wonder if Vigilant next article can explaina bout Alice in Wonderland???

Stugoda
Stugoda

At last !, the discussions turn to the economic meaning of the original story and not this claptrap peddled out by a bunck of american banknote folding kooks who seem to be so obsessed with all this Illuminati twaddle. Yes, doubtless, there are people in power who seek only to serve themselves and theirs at the expense of the downtrodden. It is clear, however, that, knowing you 'nuts' are out there ready to jump on anything going and 'expose' it, some in the media are doing this just to get your backs up. Also, for those hankering after the return of Jesus (yehoshua, saviour, etc). The saviours of the past have brought something not wanted by those who they were speaking for. In other words christians get ready,coz when it does happen you ain't gonna like it and will probably want to crucify her. I just hope you can be grown up enough to embrace this change that your new messiah will bring to the table, instead of whining on about the old ways like the jews with jesus, and the kind of rubbish Moses had to put up with. Still; have to say this is one of my fave… Read more »

François
François

Seems to be some other layers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D22TlYA8F2E

Kay
Kay

Great writing, except… the correct title is "Over the Rainbow". 🙂

ian davies
ian davies

Here is a link to Bill Still's film'The Secret Of Oz'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMz_tm5NGsE

Daniel Carela
Daniel Carela

hi im 12 years old and i am wondering if i should be looking at this stuff thank you anyway you have opened up my mind and i try to be careful with things. thx!

Elyani
Elyani

Im 11 and read alot on this website. its good to learn and becareful. stuff like this opens your eyes 🙂

Mark B
Mark B

Jon, "The Secret of Oz", a documentary on the history of money, also loosely ties the allegory of L. Frank Baum's book to the financial history of the U.S.A., but seems to strain at some points. After reading this article, I'm convinced that Vigilant is right, noting that Baum was a Theosophist, and the imagery fits so closely with those beliefs. I suppose it's possible that the symbolism could have dual meaning. Does anyone else have an opinion on this?

David Russell
David Russell

I read what I thought was a better analysis of the book at this site:

http://www.helium.com/items/611518-reflections-at

The man behind the curtain correlates to the idea of "Man creating God in his own image".

Jon
Jon

There's a book on The Wizard of Oz being an allegory for the money system involving gold and silver in the late 19th century. Very interesting.

As a side note, you need to talk about circumcision in America since 1955. It has resulted in the underdevelopment of boys and correlates with the decline of America, including statistical positive correlations between murder rates, r**e rates, divorce rates, suicide rates, as found in Circumcision: The Hidden Trauma, by Ronald Goldman.

In addition, a mention of foreskin restoration would be great to try to get men to salvage what was rightfully theirs.

Thank you.

Timothy
Timothy

I'm sorry to put this on here but I have no idea how to contact you.

Listen to the lyrics of "UltraViolet" by the Stiff Dylans.

It talks about so many Illuminati references with all seeing eyes and blinding power.

Elad
Elad

The wizard of oz was symbolic to the troubles children go through every day

it was symbolic to all the feelings and emotions a child feels and sometimes its

healthy to escape but in the process of escapeing she grew there is nothing satanic about it

make it what you want but do not distort purity

rhondiaa
rhondiaa

EXACLY what I wanted to say!

joss
joss

WHAT? Jehova is not god of darkness…

I really don’t understand what you mean by that.

Princess Jewel
Princess Jewel

At times like this, we really need to pray. That's all I can say for now.

shannin amazzing
shannin amazzing

one of the munchkis has horn in the begining when hes singing the lollipop song

Lacey
Lacey

We're watching this in homeroom after testing because we were bored, but I'm just looking for symnbolism:D.

CRISHUNA
CRISHUNA

THAT LAST PICTURE IS REALLY DISTURBING. PLZ ANALYZE IT FOR ME VC.. ITS LIKE I SEE MEANING , LIKE THE TINMAN AND HIS NEED FOR OIL…SO BREAK IT DOWN FOR ME BROTHER

Anthony
Anthony

I would avoid any references to Fritz Springmeier as he is clearly a con man. Perhaps he gives some truthful facts but then mixes in obvious lies and BS either in an attempt to deceive or simply because he is a con man who regurgitates what he read or heard to use in his scam. Fritz is a Fraud so watch out for that con man!

LadyChristLover
LadyChristLover

Yo , the WEIRDEST part of this article is when it said "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" is the most dissociative song , it suddenly was heard on my TV ;; guess what I'm watchin' ? Face/Off ! wth is up with the world man ! I can't wait 'til Jesus come back , I gotta get the heck up outta here . . .

Arthur Eddington
Arthur Eddington

I'm grateful for the information on the site but have to ditto the last point on this particular item.

Ellen Brown's Web of Debt Brown begins with an able explanation of Baum's symbolism which is based on financial issues not spiritual ones: Gold (yellow brick/oz) and silver (slippers), the cowardly lion (William Jennings Bryan) and all the other connections to the free silver movement that was ragging at the time Baum wrote his book.

Baum's Theosophical beliefs need to be expounded on, but using the Hollywood version of his book done after his death is somewhat problematic.

Darrell
Darrell

You may delete this if you wish, since it is undermining your theories.

But almost all of what you posted comes from the MGM musical which was made around 20 years after Baum's death.

In the book, there is NO mention of a spiral road, that was added in the musical.

Dorothy does not receive help from a spiritual guide in Glinda, she first receives assistance from The Witch of the North, a separate figure, and in the end must travel south to meet Glinda.

By reading your article, you seem rather familiar with Baum himself, but not at all familiar with his books, perhaps you read them long ago, but you seem to be basing your all of your theories (besides the Silver Shoes) on the MGM musical, which as I stated was not created by Baum, and is a totally different entity than the book, only loosely based on the book in fact.

Michael
Michael

Nobody makes the most obvious connections. SYDNEY AUSTRALIA is referred to as THE EMERALD CITY. The QUEEN pronounces (sounds like in occult is more important than spelt like) Australia like "OZ TRAIL EE A" AustraliA – the "A" is a pyramid with a capstone. OZ = OUNCES the standard measurement of GOLD. YELLOW BRICKS = GOLD BARS. FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD (repeated in the movie) Follow the TRAIL of GOLD. FOLLOW THE TRAIL OF OZ or the OZ TRAIL. AU is the atomic symbol for GOLD The suffix for Australian websites is DOT COM DOT AU / DOT ORG DOT AU ETC. Why spell it AUStrailia .why not Oztrailia. Because AU means Gold. and it SOUNDS like OZ, which is how Gold is measured. It's an encoded name. Does anyone think that the land mass that the British "found", was name by accident, with tickets in a hat? The sorcerers named things since way back when, it's all part of their encoded reality and mind control. All crap of course. Like all good LEGAL notices, Wizard of OZ does one thing right: it tells you how to get out of the Emerald City / the illusion / the crazy… Read more »

Abe
Abe

Perfect.

Vangie
Vangie

You know this is so ridiculous. I'm 12 and I love or loved the Wizard of Oz.. I would get so excited when it was coming on. I looked at it as an "old classic." But I'm starting to realize (thanx to this website) that the world is such a messed up place. I really do think things are nearing its end. With the way people are going against God these days, there can't be another million years to go, just can't. I mean Wizard of Oz of all movies and that song, I mean, wow. I've been a christian from birth and of course my mom and Pastor ALWAYS told us about that stuff. But come on, we're youth, we wanna have fun, listen to music, watch movies. But you really have to be careful to what you let enter your mind these days. Man, it really is just you and God in this world. You can't trust anything, even some christian music probably has signs like this in it. Kirk Franklin for one. Please do some research on him and expose him for what he really is, a pretender. And I commend you for doing the research to… Read more »

elisabeth
elisabeth

Ummm are you implying that Jehova is the oppressive figure used by conventional religions to keep the masses in spiritual darkness, because I really don't understand what you mean by that.

Joel
Joel

in lady gaga's monster ball tour,

her and her three friends are swept away in a twister.

when the twister dies down, she is a massive white fairy

looking somewhat like the wood witch of the north

are there any other occult symbols throughout this show?

geoff
geoff

This may be slightly off topic but i recently watched the film "Chapter 27", a film about David Chapman and the assassination of John Lennon. In the film Chapman has a strange attachment to a post card depicting the characters from "The Wizard of Oz". This attachment is never explained, at least not to my understanding. When i was watching this film i instantly began to think of rumors i heard of Chapman being a victim of mind control to kill Lennon. When i saw the post card i thought of the theory that "The Wizard of Oz" was a "trigger" for mind control. Being used to awaken a dormant hypnotized state of mind. I was wondering if you could maybe do an article on the these theorys and or the movie "Chapter 27". the movie is f*****g creepy and if Chapman really was a victim of mind control someone deffinetly added symbolizm that they thought only they would under stand.

Keep up the good work.

Sue L
Sue L

Wow, this was a Brilliant article.

Do u think therz a connection between this and beyonce's SWEET DREAMS song? Coz the video is kinda similar to the story. and they both have something to do with mind control .check it:

– Beyonce's asleep, lavitates and goes into another world

– at the end of the vid, she clicks her shoes together just like Dorothy does to go back home

????????

john darc
john darc

God is the name

you give to the self

you think

is outside you.

spacegemini
spacegemini

@ lucia,

enlightenment (to me) isn't about forcing my beliefs on the rest of the world. it's about finding serenity and bliss here and now. unfortunately, there are people who don't follow their own bliss, and they are living lives full of guilt, remorse, and misery. people feel forced to be independent, and yet many of them subscribe to religions in which they aren't responsible for what's happening in their own lives.

new age, pagan, and other esoteric paths are still in the minority, even though sites like this focus on them. these paths have not created the problems you mention, and holding them responsible is another way of passing the buck.

spacegemini
spacegemini

just found the site. i'm a taoist pagan, and have studied carl jung and joseph campbell (those who have also studied symbols). the wizard of oz has been a favorite since i was a child, and although many of the points in this article aren't new to me, i did enjoy learning about theosophy.

any explanation for the way pink floyd's dark side of the moon cd fits with the movie, even though it cycles through 3 times during the course of the movie? 😉

maryancuizon
maryancuizon

-really?oh no!..even childcare's movie and story too?

-they are really desperate to influence everyone!:-(

Lucia
Lucia

Okay, VC: Having been a Theosophist myself, I realize that this philosophy is erroneous for two very important reasons. It teaches reliance on the self and a rejection of God as a personal being. Reality bites, let's face it. While on its surface, Theosophy is philanthropic, and attractive in an intellectual sense, it is ultimately self-centered.. Making sacrifices for the good of others, and, a recognition that this physical plane is not our home, so don't get too attached, just seems so much more mature. The person of God, our creator is our ultimate goal and, no offense, infinitely more desirable than some esoteric plane of existence. Since the God of Christianity is Caritas, that is, perfect charity, it stands to reason that any system opposed to Him cannot, logically, help us to reach this ultimate good. . I sincerely believe that this philosphy helped to usher in the modern age and the "brave new world" we are experiencing today. Where is this enlightenment its practitioners speak of? I do not blame the devotees of Theosophy, as I am sure they are all as sincere, altruistic and well-meaning, as was I. But the fruits of this tree has ushered in… Read more »

Ellie
Ellie

Yes, it really is about the political/economic issues of the time. William Jennings Bryan declared, "You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold."

There may well be some other allusions within the book as well but it's mostly about the gold/silver economic standards. "Oz" is the abbreviation for ounce, by the way. (Gold and silver are measured in ounces.)

Rebekah
Rebekah

i love ur articles….very very interesting, but one article that i would love to read about is, miley cyrus. her party in the usa video. i know those have occult symbolisms in her video

jerry
jerry

wow.

the illuminati are more insane than i had previously thought.

all this symbolism EVERYWHERE and no one thinks a thing of it.

we already are a luciferian society, theyv just gotta make it official

Mystic Christian
Mystic Christian

The Wizard of Oz contains a beautiful, and truthful, allegory from which mankind may benefit. It is not so much a case of providing one's own salvation, but through self-mastery of the lower-ego the Christ within may express itself.

Katherine Halpin
Katherine Halpin

I like this interpretation but I thought it was focused on political symbolism. I believe it was the retribution of the average farmer during 1896 in America. In the book Dorothy dawns a pair of silver slippers which would represent the silver coinage the People’s party was pushing for in order to get themselves out of debt. The farmer was represented by the scarecrow as being without a brain as they thought, in that time period, the only way out of the system of indebtedness was to produce more of a product. There was a constant outlay. The Witch’s of the east and west were the parties of the democrats and republicans. There’s more, but what do you think? By the way, I absolutely love this site. It’s very eye opening and my family and I can’t stop talking about it. Thank you vigilant citizen!

Andrea
Andrea

I really appreciate this site. I started on the path to grow closer to the Lord, but found myself addicted to entertainment. Movies, ESPECIALLY the Wizard of Oz (my mother watched this movie as she was in labor with me, and they never let me forget, and played and played the movie until I knew it by heart…although I found it to be quite eerie)… I could watch Beyonce's videos for hours on end, and when they're over, that would put an extra dip in my hips. Lol. I was enamored by Jay-Z…I thought he was the perfect gentlemen in spite of his music. These addictions and admirations…I found myself studying a little bit less…thinking all of these things were harmless entertainment. What you write makes so much sense. I studied Aleister Crowley, after reading one of your articles. In learning about him, I found that he was associated with my favorite poet, William Butler Yeats. WOW. People are blind to this information, don't care to be educated; they call it hating. Well this is confirmation that your information is true, because people actually look at these artists like they're without fault…like gods. They act like people don't have wicked… Read more »

TellAll
TellAll

We all should let everyone we know ,know about this if every one knew what they were watching/Listening to maybe they'd think twice

Dick Douglas
Dick Douglas

Perhaps as an unconscious creation, a small maybe. But the symbolism EXACTLY matches William Jennings Bryan (known as "The Lion" of the Silver Movement) and his attempts to get the USA off the Gold Standard (yellow bricks). Even his dalliance is heroin (the poppys) is detailed. Dorothy's SILVER slippers were the answer to the problem – the banking establishment wanted the gold standard, and it was ruining America – Dorothy (the people), Scarecrwo (farmers), Tin Woodsman (factory workers) and Bryan the Lion. The Emerald City with it's "phony" big head represents the USA's march towards Oligarchy, or rule by those who can afford gold. We have now arrived at that city, and it's never been more important to understand what Baum wrote and meant.

The associations are letter perfect. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cq9yEVcGIU

Sean
Sean

I cant help but notice how all of these comments left by people who have read these articles, all praise the authors… Pot calling the kettle black??

Ali
Ali

The scarecrow represents the (brain) intellect which is the attribute of Gemini, the Tin Man represents sympathy (heart), which is the attribute of Cancer, and the Lion represents courage which is the attribute of Leo….Yellow (straw) is the color of Gemini, Silver (Tin) is the color of Cancer and Gold (the lions color) is the color of Leo…Virgo is the harvest , the fruition of life's journey,(the harvest) and the end of the road for Dorothy its color is green this is what the Wizard of Oz (beauty) represents…Taurus indomital will is represented by Toto (instinct) and Dorothhy represents Ares the beginning (Dorothy hits her head, the organ of Ares) the baby signs which begins her journey throough the Zodiac…

Jesus Is Lord
Jesus Is Lord

I appreciate the time and effort you all invest in researching information, however, many kids and adults have watched the Wizard of Oz over the years and although it was stated that it's about mind control, I can personally say I have not been influenced or affected by the movie or it's underlining occultic message. The title of the movie itself "The WIZARD of Oz", the wicked witch, and "demon" looking flying monkeys would make one think it has an evil component. However, keep in mind Dorothy was dreaming, and in the end, she woke up and it was just that a DREAM. Mature viewers know how to separate reality from fiction. For all the immature viewers (kids and adults alike), the occultic symbols or messages, if one doesn't know them, it goes over their head and means absolutely nothing and won't have an affect on you unless you invite it in and actively engage in it. I recently watched it with my 8 year old daughter and I'm sure if she flipped through the television and it was on again, she'll probably watch it and I wouldn't discourage it. It's ONLY a movie. Besides, she's covered by the Blood… Read more »

Rebecca
Rebecca

thanks for this. my mother always told me that there was something she didnt like about this movie and story. i didnt really think anything of it, but this really opened my eyes. i will admitt that when i discoverd your website i was thinking you were crazy and over analizing things but every article makes so much sense. and i like that you included both of god's names in this article. people always think our higher power is simply god but god has a name.

genesis
genesis

I agree, now you're going on the the wizard of oz?!

Good grief.

SofD
SofD

Okay, I'm sorry, I'm fairly open minded, but come on – wizard of oz? I don't know whats worse – you analyzing it, or some weirdo rule 34-ing it!

Concerned Musician
Concerned Musician

Vigilant – I’ve been reading your articles and I think they are brilliant! After reading one of your other articles about the use of ‘The Wizard Oz’ in Monarch Programming otherwise known as MK Utlra – I started seeing an ad for a new version of the movie on being broadcast on YouTube. Seven questions: 1. What do you think of this new version of “The Wizard of Oz” coming out on public television? 2. Why do you say Mariah Carey is a ‘Monarch Slave’? I absolutely adore her. I must point out that you’ve never analyzed one her songs. 3. How do you know that these ‘artists’ aren’t using these elements in their videos/songs for entertainment value? 4. Isn’t this the main purpose – to entertain the masses? Not to ‘brainwash’ the masses. I would think that you would need the analysis/stories of other Artists/CEO’s of Record Companies to make your story plausible. A sort of professional tree (kind of like a family tree only comprised of people that have worked together professionally) to connect the dots. 5. Are you writing these articles purely for entertainment purposes? If so I must say I have been thoroughly entertained because I… Read more »

Teelix
Teelix

Sorry, I meant to say, the Wizard of Oz isn't based on Project MK Ultra, is it?

Teelix
Teelix

Bullshit. Isn't The Wizard of Oz based on Project MK Ultra?

weneedtoknow
weneedtoknow

everytime i read one of your articles, i feel like im getting info that i SHOULD know. i used to think the movie had some kind of association with drug use but i had no idea it had anything to do with mk ultra.
always scary-true, always informative, and always thought provoking, you are one heck of a writer.
thank you for the news

Child of GOD
Child of GOD

I have always loved this movie, but I always felt uneasy each time I watched it. I never missed a year up until the age of sixteen. One day, I can’t remember where, I saw a photo of one of the dwarfs hanging in a tree. It read that he had committed suicide. I hope this not to be true. I never watched it again. Did anyone ever hear or see that picture? Someone let me know if you have ever seen or heard of this. I actually saw it, but now I wonder if it was photo shopped. GOD bless each of you.

Psychopomp (riddle)
Psychopomp (riddle)

If Vanessa sees this message, this is for her, the Vigilant Citizen is not saying the Wizard of Oz is ‘bad’ he is just pointing out the occult or ‘hidden’ meanings of it. But it is really a very good enlightening story, it gives a good message of how we don’t have to rely on an external ‘God’ meaning an idol (real God I believe is within us and he/she would want us to learn/do for ourselves, the ‘Gnostic’ Jesus I believe..). But it is really a very positive message.. I watched it for years as a child and it has never affected me in any negative way. There are plenty of other things that could have done that. But also, I don’t have the name of the book, but it is a book about the Federal Reserve system of all things, actually i think it may be the Web of Deceit, there is a picture of the FR on the front cover as a spider interestingly enough. It is written by a woman, can’t remember her name. But saying that so if you look up the book you know. Anyway, when Baum wrote this book, the federal reserve had… Read more »

Riddle
Riddle

Again, really thought-provoking and fascinating article.. The Wizard of Oz has always been my de facto favorite movie of all time since I was a child, it is always there in the background and has always had special meaning for me. I think I always intuitively knew that it had other meanings as well. Besides it just being a wonderful movie. But you have even further opened my eyes about this as well. I have also read that L. Frank Baum actually also wrote this about the economic environment of the time (a timely lesson for us as well these days..), but in a symbolic way since he couldn’t reveal everything he knew. I can’t recall the name of the book that discusses this at the moment, but I will post it when I find it as well as the meanings of that interpretation if so inclined. You analyze these things with such a sharp mind and critical analysis, as well as intuitive understanding, just my style of writing. Your writing is so utterly objective and unslanted, just pure knowledge and truth! When people read ‘Occult’ they automatically think ‘evil’ but really the meaning is just ‘hidden.’ Thanks for pointing… Read more »

Vanessa
Vanessa

I KNEW THERE WAS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE WIZARD OF OZ.!!! I COME FROM A FAMILY WHERE EVERYONE THINKS MY HEAD IS ALWAYS IN THE CLOUDS BUT I KNEW SOMETHING WAS UP! THE STORY IS TOO CONVOLUTED AND THERE ARE TOO MANY DETAILS IN THE STORY THAT COULD HAVE BEEN OMITTED WITHOUT CHANGING THE MORAL. AND YOU WOULD THINK THAT THE AUTHOR WOULD WANT TO MAKE THE STORY AS SIMPLE AS POSSIBLE IF IT WAS FOR CHILDREN…..

BUT IT ISNT!!!

THANKS V.C.

Richard Smoley
Richard Smoley

Fascinating piece. It eerily resonates with my own first experience of “The Wizard of Oz.” When I was three years old or so, I ate a tube of Crest toothpaste (which is actually rather poisonous stuff). I passed out, and when I came to, my mother was leaning over me in bed. On TV was “The Wizard of Oz.” I have never been able entirely to dissociate myself from the unsettling impression that it left on me.

I hope this will not provide any helpful suggestions for mind-control operatives.

Force-feeding Crest: torture or not?

Liz Goffe
Liz Goffe

I just want to say my eyes are so open now and this information should be spread all over the world. These Freemasons, and Illuminati need their covers blown right off of them.. I am a God fearing woman who believes that God has the ultimate power and light… if people don’t know they better recognize Satan’s death has already been scheduled.

God Bless and Goodnight

p.s thanks so much for all of the information

Rome
Rome

Hello Vigilant, You are very well educated on mind control, occults, demons, spirits etc etc. You seem to be very knowledgeable about your teachings. I believe most of everything you have said because my father wrote a book about occultic infiltration in the church. My father talked about masonry, occults etc etc. I remember when my brother and sister and I were watching a music video, he observed a scene where the artist created symbol of the horn hunter. Anyway, my question to you is, I noticed in your article about Dorothy and the Wizard of OZ and you stated The Wizard is in fact a stand-in for the personal God of the Christians and the Jews, the oppressive figure used by conventional religions to keep the masses in spiritual darkness: Jehova or Yahwe. It is later discovered that the Wizard is a humbug, a charlatan, who scares people into worshipping his Wizard. He surely could not help the characters complete their quest. If you read literature of Mystery schools, this point of view towards Christianity is constantly expressed. When you make this statment do you mean that Jesus is an individual who scares people into worshipping HIM? Do you… Read more »

Melinda
Melinda

Just seen Parnissis and observed all symbolism – it’s dazzling and loaded from start to finish and is rich in meaning and messages – incredibly bold, blatent and a timely epic – also as one character says…for those who have eyes can see ….as he reveals the mystery in frontof of the unsuspecting public…however only those who are alert and aware can understand the literal meaning behind the works of ‘imagination’ – smokescreens and mirrors – false reality – behind the mask – revealing the true meaning – the devils ploys, tricks and sabotage techniques – pointing that if you know the truth you can read this film and the world for what is it’s true meaning …….. next up please Vigilante you have to de-code the sinister misinformation agenda behind ‘Legion’ – loaded with a diabolic twisted version of the fall and paints St Michael as a renegade against God and god is the enemy – it’s one of the most outrageous attempts by the dark side to reinforce their poisonous message of confusion and contempt for Christianity, and humanity…it is time to stand firm and expose the works of darkness – the plot and whole script is deluded… Read more »

Helena
Helena

While sewing a Dorothy dress for my daughter's halloween costume, I asked myself; why? What is the psychic meaning of this task? This led me to discover your symbolic analysis of the Wizard of Oz and therby answer my question. Thank you. It all makes perfect sense in light of current challenges I'm encountering on my soul journey. It's uncanny too that I've been bombarded with spiral images in all of my creative work. The spirit world is truly syncronistic and we can all benefit from paying close attention to the messages coming our way. The trick is recognizing and being receptive to them.

KidCharmichael
KidCharmichael

Thanks, Vigilant. Great analysis. I don’t see what basis people have to challenge you … the Theosophy Society itself admits to Theosophy’s influence over Baum and ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ Its not really some mystery, its merely a matter of bringing it to the attention of the masses. I wish you would have gone more in-depth though, there are so many bizarre scenes in that movie that surely have secondary, occult meanings.

I concur with everyone else … can you please write about ‘Phantasia’ and Disney films in general?

nana
nana

fanks neva knew all these until i read it hear.God bless

Ted
Ted

The information is a great on the occult and Wizard of Oz and then reading between the paragraphs are occult advertisements for NUMEROLOGY by Numerology.com. ????????????

mrhumblelong
mrhumblelong

There are levels of gods from top to bottom. There is only one true God, the Creator of Love and Compassion and Peace. Unfortunately, a large portion of the world's population have trouble seeing what God is like since there are different counterfeit gods that are out there being taught by various leaders in various sects and cults, including those of organized religions. The world is being ruled by Egos of worldly leaders that are being dicated by different types of archons-the fallen angels who say they are "God" themselves. They are called upon by those worldly leaders to keep people away from the real God of Heaven which is manifested by Jesus Christ. Some people make God and his son Jesus Christ look bad because of the earthly "divine" leaders' own words and actions that violate the laws and teachings of heaven. The higher beings under God (the elite fallen angels) is called the demiurges that condone acts of violence and other barbaric acts of greed and other forms of destruction at the expense of the many in the name of "God". The demiurges has many helpers on earth starting with the small elite of people that dominate many… Read more »

the open minded
the open minded

you are exactly the kind of person I hate hearing! Other religions are older and have been around longer than Christianity who is to say your not the one believing lies.

Linda
Linda

I love reading all your stuff man, and want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the tremendous work and time you put into these things. Please don’t stop! This is all very eye opening and informative. Everyone should be reading your stuff..

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where is the new article????

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Hey guys,

anybody know why I can't see the new article anymore…

there was a new one today…

any ideas?

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Um, does anybody know what happened?

I can't see the new article anymore, what's going on?

Please Listen
Please Listen

Vigilant, Do a breakdown on "where the wild things are" In the previews all i see, is a little boy with a crown carrying a torch, running towards the sun, wiht his underground furyy (horn headed) friends…I remember something of the sort where the Demon said…"You can help me build our land, where you're free to do whatever you want" They might as well have said.."Do what thou wilt" All these movies, games, and music have 1 common agenda and that's to take your mind off of what's really important and further convince you that there is no Christ, no rules, you are free to do whatever you want, and that Satin is Que…I mean King…the symbology is EVERYWHERE…Most people dont want to believe it, b/c they would hate to believe or even assume that a Classic Children's Adaptation could be coded with secret Satantic and Un-holy messages! Who would have ever thought, that the Evil Geniuses behind Holly-Weird, would Dis-Illusions like this and many more?? It's not a Game people WAKE UP…in every facet of OUR life, they are REMOVING JESUS CHRIST FROM THE "PICTURE"! The time is coming closer , Revelation WARNED us of the SAME things that… Read more »

SAKINA
SAKINA

strange as it is but my coments are not show so ill try again the cresent moon and star are not islamic at all the reason some muslims use this symbols is because when ottomans ivaded turky it was on there flag so the ottomans infact early islamic flags wer a plain block of colour symbols are not alowed in islam

Len Hummel
Len Hummel

btw, as just an additional thought: “OZ” and “The Matrix” are classic examples of illuminati use of programmed-propaganda to “get the message out: … “evil is good, and good is evil.” and: “Mankind can SAVE ITSELF!” – the most insideous LIE of them all!

No doubt about it: the world is being prepared and programmed to receive the false messiah/antichrist.
only the elect who TRULY Love GOD will be spared from this vast deception.

* Revelation 22:10-12 * * Matthew 24:21-25 *

Len Hummel
Len Hummel

“OZ” and “The Beast” is all about mind-control and attempts to discredit traditional and orthodox Christian truth and the salvation OF GRACE. … the illuminati is TOTALLY CONTROLLED by a satanic-agenda. never forget it.

Len Hummel
Len Hummel

btw: "OZ" and "The Matrix" are classic examples of illuminati use of programmed-propaganda to "get the message out: … "evil is good, and good is evil." and: "Mankind can SAVE ITSELF!" – the most insideous LIE of them all!

No doubt about it: the world is being prepared and programmed to receive the false messiah/antichrist.

only the elect who TRULY Love GOD will be spared from this vast deception.

* Revelation 22:10-12 * * Matthew 24:21-25 *

Tom
Tom

It has been claimed that Wizard of Oz synchronizes with Pink Floyd album The Dark Side of the Moon.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Side_of_the_Rainbow

kermit
kermit

I think the coded message here is more about american politics at the time than anything supernatural or conspiratorial. No heart, no brain, no courage – if that isn't supposed to be a dig at politicians, I don't know what is.

Long Beach Abe
Long Beach Abe

Hey vigilant readers. Thought I’d share these two youtube videos I found linking 911 and the wizard of oz. The two videos are made from a Muslim perspective but still have quite a few valuable truths for Christians and nonChristians alike, many I had never considered.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePOzfxAR9bc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_otjrlf12k

mrchillz
mrchillz

this article couldnt be farther from the truth,…..actually, this story is about the creation of the FEDERAL RESERVE and how it enslaved the people of America,…..

whoever wrote this article is WAYYYYYYY OFFFFFF!!!!!!

The Wizard
The Wizard

Wrong… It was written years before the Federal Reserve Act was even thought of. The "Wizard" was written in the 1890's and published in 1900. The Federal Reserve was 1913. The author "Baum", was a known writer of esoteric subject matter.

Kimani Love
Kimani Love

Thanks for all you insight Vigilant…You have no idea how you have changed my perspective on life…I surely do appreciate your work!

jay
jay

so is vigilant a christian? seems all of his true believers are.

Kenyetta
Kenyetta

Good question…wondering the same thing myself.

LeedomFreedom
LeedomFreedom

Oliver Hardy, there are many sects and cults to confuse people. The number 666 represents not an individual but the delusion we live in. The delusion of the material world in which people are trapped further and further. This is why people now just want to be, they are bio-machines concerned with just eating, breeding, and partying. Surely, this is not what we are here for. Otherwise we are nothing more than animals. The delusion is about to make you think that you are an animal and nothing more so that you behave like one and do not aspire to be anything else. Darwin’s theory of evolution was wrong. We come from the people of the Pleyadians, not from Apes. The human form exists in many more planets not just Earth. But we are confined to this planet due to our violent behaviour. Remember what the Spanish did when they discovered the New World? Have you ever read “The Thiaoouba Prophesy”? Ever wondered why there are so many races? Environmental causes were not the sole factor. Vigilant is right about Theosophy and the New Age and all other secret sects; it is a melting pot of confusion to render you… Read more »

maria retina
maria retina

i was a huge fan of the wixzard of oz and i never thought that it was full of occultic symbolism. this is the last stages of the battle between god and the devil. thank you vigiliant in helping me see the real and absolute truth god bless you

Illumined One
Illumined One

What a shame. All this wonderful esoteric spirituality used for evil by the ruling class' mind control intelligence services.

Also a shame: Born again Jesus Jumpers automatically knee jerking anything esoteric and spiritual into something SATANIC and EVIL!

Please people. The enemy are the rich that control us all. Jesus ain't got nothing to do with it. Money and power over you by your ignorance is the evil that enslaves us all.

Velma
Velma

Mind control subjects are used by media moguls to lower standards of morality, before being terminated. They are called 'stars' because the star is the symbol for the Canaanite deity Moloch, to whom children were sacrificed in flames at a high grove. Celebrities who have their names immortalised in this star on the Hollywood 'walk of fame' were all signed to MGM or Fox studios. It is noteworthy that many male actors were awarded the KBE for "services rendered" like Bob Hope, said to be a handler and a crony of Presidents Ford, Reagan, Clinton and George H.W. Bush, implicated in the Nebraska paedophile ring which went to the heart of government and Bohemian Grove. Jean Harlow, the 'blonde-bombshell' from Kansas City, with her anaemic complexion and blood-red lipstick, was one of the first in a long line of "vamps" whose tragic lives and careers were prematurely cut short. Like those who stepped into her stiletto heels, she had several marriages to unsuitable men (mainly Jews) before her untimely death from kidney failure, rumoured to have been inflicted by her abusive second husband, Paul Bern (Levy) who died from a gunshot. Harlow never spoke of his alleged "suicide" and Louis… Read more »

Rissa
Rissa

Wow! What a great way to link everyone there, Velma. Have you ever been to MGM Casino in Vegas? I've never stayed there, but always pass through it as a means to get from one casino to the next. It has an eerie vibe altogether once you're inside. MGM seems so Satanic!

Naomi
Naomi

Wow it’s a good thing i didn’t watch that movie…..it never really interested me tho, but i like how u laid the facts down. Keep the great articles coming.

Rik
Rik

Also, the false image of the Wizard was an exact copy of the being Alisteir Crowley claimed to be in contact with after a night in the Pyramid. A demon…that looks a lot like a UFO…wouldn't you say. Note – John Todd was killed for exposing aliens as demons.

Penultima
Penultima

Thank you very much for this article. I appreciate all the work you have put into this site.

Cleve
Cleve

I really appreciate vigilant citizen’s research into these topics. I always find myself drawn to reading her/his articles. I’m just wondering why fanatical christians are reading this site. Their comments are bizarre!

Sunny Day
Sunny Day

Great article! For further elaboration, read "Spiritual Practice, Occultism, and Extraterrestrial Intelligence: A Travel Guide for Beyond the Rainbow" by Judy Kennedy. The book itself uses the Oz theme in its structure and content. Also another website: http://www.wizardofozmysteries.com. Thanks again for this great info!

sarah
sarah

Thanks. Great article. I like the way you present you material.

Vinny
Vinny

I also heard Baum was a mason od the highest degree and the Wizard of Oz has a lot of hidden masonic meaning in the storyline.

RailSz RottenzjohnSz
RailSz RottenzjohnSz

Masonic = Occult = Luciferian

Joseph Bongiorno
Joseph Bongiorno

Baum was not a mason. And he was only a theosophist for a short time from 1890-2 due to the overbearing influence of his mother-in-law.

Inlakesh Alakin
Inlakesh Alakin

This website is one of the best around on seeing the occult symbolism in a modern perspective. Click here to download Deceiving Occult Symbolism Exposed (530 pages, 25MB) http://www.slideshare.net/inlakeshalakin/deceivin

Remnant
Remnant

There’s nothing new under the sun. God declared if they want to believe lies and false doctrine, God would bless those who bring lies and false doctrines,(it was pure inspiration), that people who seek this would believe it even more. In other words, those who uses their hands(work) and or minds(conceive) to deceive and drive souls away from God’s love, commandments and laws and from the True Saviour, to find their salvation within themselves or in a false messiah. This is just one cog in their machine. The Beast(the system). You can pick almost any book of fiction and find these occult delusions. And in alot of cases non-fiction. Verily Verily nothing new under the sun. As for mind control, the flesh is susceptible if the spirit is weak. Those that are strong in spirit have been charged to protect these souls. One needs only to look out the window to see how the family is being destroyed and how we take care of the poor, the young and elderly. The third the devil drew away from God are here in the flesh. The first shall be last and the last shall be first. Thanks for the evaluation. So much… Read more »

Andrea
Andrea

Really great study. You've opened up eyes to lots of new truths here. I can't wait to read your new articles coming up.

yo
yo

is it just me or was tonight's episode of Family Guy about mind control????????

Rissa
Rissa

Are you talking about the one where stewey sees the Queen album cover everywhere? Which episode?

Ted
Ted

Wrong! The Wizard of Oz is all about the International Khazar Bankers and the Federal Reserve scam.

Missed it
Missed it

That's an interesting theory and I recall hearing the same thing at some point in the last year or so. The Bankers were despised and hated by the people not very long ago. Unfortunately modern Americans/Europeans have forgotten all of the pain and suffering these evil men have caused and have fallen into the trap of bread and circus. The only mention of The Wizard of Oz being used in the MK Ultra program comes from Fritz Springmier, which when transliterated means "New Master". I have no idea what Fritz Springmier's real name actually is but something inside myself tells me he shouldn't be trusted to the extent that most people "in the know" do. In one of his lectures Springmier says "I'm a world traveler and have visited 33 countries". This statement communicates something more then his travel habits. If one is familiar with Freemasonry it should be taken as some form of code.

June Williams
June Williams

You are correct. Watch "The Money Masters", best documentary of 2018, by Bill Still, for free on:
topdocumentaryfilms.com for master list of hundreds of free docs.
topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-secret-of-oz
Great site like VC.

hoi polloi
hoi polloi

"…best documentary of 2018" eh?

Are you from the future??

Andrew from Oz
Andrew from Oz

What!!!!!????? Yahweh/Jehovah, the Old Testament God is really The Dark One? Noooooooooooooo!!!!!
Your work is first rate VC, and I am thrilled to have found your website, although I was tiring of all this Beyonce/Lady Gaga/Hip Hop voodoo ‘music’ thread. Good to see alot of Jesus-wise folk following and posting here. Know Jesus and know thy selves. xoxoxoxo

Manuel
Manuel

I think he meant the preachers/churches get in the way of Jehova Yahweh.

But I don't know i was alittle confused as well.

Dia
Dia

I wonder if most of the famous "stars" that come out of nowhere are all victims of Project Monarch. Some of these people, like Lady Gaga realy have no talent, but is pushed and promoted everywhere. Maybe you only make it in Hollyweird if you are a mind-controlled Monarch.

e.con
e.con

That was very fascinating! I always knew this story had more to it! Wonder if the other characters (Scarecrow, Lion, Tin Man) have other meanings as well. Wonderfully written and analyzed, good job!

DJAP
DJAP

They represent the Vegetable, Animal and Metal elements of the Human being, this in my opinion is the key esoteric message of the Wizard of Oz. Sadly missed in this article!!

The Secret History of the World by Jon Black goes into this in detail.

Aubrey
Aubrey

Wow. You have outdone yourself here! I am honored to read your findings and participate in the knowledge. Thank you for your dedication.

sls21
sls21

Great work again Vilgilant, Please do Disney and the Occult meaning in many if not all of their "children's" movies. One that was very disturbing was the movie "Bedtime Stories" with Adam Sandler, again a Disney movie!!!

annonymous
annonymous

What's the problem with BedTime Stories? It's been a while since i've seen it, but from what I remember it's just about kids controling the bedtime stories they're told by their dad. One of the scenes i remember from the movie that i thought was hilarious was when the dad said "Once upon a time…" (He motions for his son to continue and he finishes with…"It started raining gumballs!") And gumballs start falling from the sky! I don't find ANYTHING evil or occult about BedTime Stories! Why don;t you people take a leaf out of my book and just watch movies for the sake of ENTERTAINMENT for once and stop LOOKING for somehting in it to critisize and add to the list of occult movies and books? Like i said in a different post, 'If you LOOK for evil in everything you'll FIND evil in EVERYTHING!

Lily Blake
Lily Blake

To IamLonefrog:

The only reason I had was to acknowledge that esoteric hidden knowledge has worth and it is kept hidden by traditional Christianity. After 2,000 years, Reality is still a left/right paradigm due to the mind control of organized Religion.

I gained a lot of insight into the ideas of Theosophy and general esoteric through the Wizard of Oz article. It was good to read it. The hidden esoteric, if you've ever studied it, bridges the gap between the Left/Right Paradigm, and allows for the Holy Spirit to move — finally — after 2,000 years.

Of course, what the CIA and mind control programs do is another matter altogether, and I wouldn't doubt the use of trauma-based mind control.

Zee
Zee

Thanx once again for the informative post. It seems this Monarch programming is being used everywhere and I believe the best protection against it (besides prayer) is the awareness of it – which is what your posts offer.

Peace,
Zee

ChiChi
ChiChi

I agree with you a 100%

Real Talk
Real Talk

Great stuff!!! Now don’t forget to give us the rundown of Phantasia by Disney. I heard that was a CRAZY mind control tool. There’s even a mind control script that they use on the subjects. You could probably find it online.

Kuppy
Kuppy

Oh God really? I love that movie, but I never thought that all those pretty colors and good ol' Mickey and Donald would be sorta… evil =/

IamLonefrog
IamLonefrog

To Lily Blake,

It is insulting to see someone pushing the left right paradigm here, even in relation to God it no longer surprises me. It is my sincere hope to all who read here that your intuition guide you. Enjoy the fairy tales but worship not the characters.

Shine on!

janu
janu

Intuition guided me hire. After two weeks of Yellow brick road song was rumbling in may head finally metaphor has explained it self it these old allegorical story Wizard of OZ , I watch these movie many times as child never watch to the end simply because I did`t understood and did`t make a sense. thanks God for these online insight. Now I can buy me books on esoteric subject join some order really serve the gods purpose. I just can`t believe that I was a blind whole may life. Anybody has advice?

Al
Al

I'm afraid you still are but it's not too late.The yellow brick road has many different names,none of which lead to God.

That's with a big ,big "G". "There is a way that seems right ,but the end of that way leads to death"

When did anyone get the idea that people thousands of years ago are any different than we are or that God has changed? Being conservative doesn't make you Christian , faith does. Many things and creeds existed before Christ was living on earth in a shell of a body like we are. Do you think the dark spiritual world didn't know Christ would become a man and mock Christianity with false dogmas in previous 1000's of years ?

Thousands of years before Christ was walking the earth Job said "I know my redeemer lives and in the last days he will walk upon the earth."There is nothing new .You get it or you don't get it. Seeing a lie doesn't necessarily means you have the truth.There are n infinite number of crooked sticks ,but only one straight one.

Jesus said" I AM the resurrection and THE life ……

Missed it
Missed it

Seeing a lie doesn’t necessarily means you have the truth

Well said Al. I'm sick of people who are aware of the world revolutionary movement (also known as the New World Order) always calling anyone who isn't aware of it "sheeple". They are just as bad as the elite and think themselves to be superior to everyone else. They think that they have awakened from the illusion when they have simply fallen into another pit of darkness and error.

Daniel
Daniel

Judy Garlands dark past…… This was posted on yahoo awhile ago: From a sweet film icon Judy Garland was turned into a drug-addled victim because of the men in her life, says the actress' new biography. Judy Garland, her children have said, hardly gave them much of a childhood. She dragged them from hotel to hotel, often flitting out under cover of darkness without paying her bills, and subjected them to her repeated suicide attempts and a string of disastrous relationships. In the 'Andy Hardy' movies, in which she starred alongside Mickey Rooney, she won over the public with her image as the good-hearted girl next door, while in 'The Wizard Of Oz' the role of 'Dorothy' cemented her status as an icon of sweet innocence and guileless charm. Beneath the surface, however, all was not well. Aged 14 Garland landed a contract with MGM and came under the influence of the studio's legendary boss Louis B Mayer. He saw that her natural screen presence had the potential to turn her into a star and was soon running virtually every aspect of her life, reports The Daily Express. He took to groping her in his office, telling her as he… Read more »

Autumn
Autumn

I saw Mickey Rooney in an interview many many years ago and he said that by the time Judy was 6 years old, she was already drug addicted as they constantly gave her drugs to do her dances, drugs to sleep, her perfomances, etc. He said they made a druggie out of her when she was a child

Lily Blake
Lily Blake

My observation is that, if left to all forms of traditional Christianity, humanity could never spiritually evolve. Traditional Christianity blocks the work of the Holy Spirit. Instead we see the likes of Sarah Palin, the right wing political agenda of James Dobson ("Focus on the Family"), even the Pope, with his emphasis on breeding (more slaves for the System), and so many, many other people and fascets of the right wing/political agenda and what these ideas really entail. It appears that, in order for the Holy Spirit to work at all in spiritual and consciousness evolution, if it must work through always maligned (by the Right) New Age movements and ideas — then that is what the Holy Spirit is doing. A literal interpretation of the Bible would make God a right-winger — and I doubt if He is that at all.

I liked very much the Theosophical insight into "The Wizard of Oz". If the movie has been usurped by the CIA and mind control programs, that's probably true enough. I wouldn't doubt it.

BDinVA
BDinVA

My observation is that with out traditional forms of Christianity, and the "right wing" political agendas of the likes of Garrison, Lovejoy, Beecher, and Brown the United States would still be a nation claiming to believe in "all men are created equal"…. except for those who are of African decent and would still be a house divided as Lincoln put it between slave and free… or we may well have become ALL slave.

moe
moe

Sounds like it's more of a political issue to you than an understanding of what Christianity actually is, since what you said about the Holy Spirit didn't make sense and even a literal interpretation of the Bible wouldn't make God a right-winger.

Twilix
Twilix

Well it's good to know people still follow and play that two party card. There can't possibly be a middle ground anywhere and people are either one or the other right? Including God >_> yes, that makes perfect sense, yes. *coughs* Anyway, I'm pretty sure still following/supporting/being in favor of the two party system is just silly now especially in light of recent years… well to anyone paying any attention anyway. That's exactly what they want you to do. I also agree with what moe said. The content of the post does not make much sense if you actually know about Christianity. As well as begin more political than anything else, again relying heavily on the two party system. I have a fun observation myself, I've noticed out of all the religions and "gods" the ones that get the most criticism are the Christians and the Jews which coincidentally share the same God, the God of Adam and Abraham. That seems to allude that ,more people know the truth than we think even if they don't admit it either in an attempt to avoid responsibility or more than likely just being clueless or apathetic. Whichever the case may be in… Read more »

Murk
Murk

The bible does seem to prefer the right side.

Mark
Mark

On the left (the sinister) is where the goats (led by Baphomet) stand.

Peter
Peter

Thank you so much for these tremendously informative articles Vigilant, you've really opened up my eyes. God bless. 🙂

jenna
jenna

Has anyone seen the movie The Secret Of Oz: Solutions For a Broken Economy?

The Secret of Oz: Solutions For a Broken Economy is the powerful new film from the creators of the ground breaking film The Money Masters. What's going on with the world's economy? Foreclosures are on the rise, unemployment is skyrocketing and this may only be the beginning. Is it possible that solutions to the world's economic problems were embedded in one of the most beloved children's stories of all time, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz?" The yellow brick, the Emerald City of Oz, Dorothy's silver slippers (changed to ruby slippers for the movie version) — all powerful symbols of author L. Frank Baum's belief that the people, not the big banks, should control the quantity of a nation's money.

Winner of the Best Documentary Award at the 2010 Beloit International Film Festival, the Silver Sierra Award for Excellence in Filmmaking at the Yosemite Film Festival, and the Silver Screen Award at the Nevada Film Festival, The Secret of Oz is quickly earning critical and international acclaim with its powerful message: no more national debt.

eachann
eachann

Ms. Blavatsky looks like the female version of Alistair Crowley in that picture : sinister

telena helotova
telena helotova

I read a completley different interpretation about the gold and silver standard this being a tale of the monetary system i understood it at the time but cant give complete rundown but it makes a completley different story than your intrepretation .how about march of the wooden soldiers as being a story against the jews,lol hal roach had a beef with them so did laurel and hardy.

andrea
andrea

Actually if u notice in the movie in some part of the movie theres a ghost or man that was trying to commit suicide and after the ghost hanged himself u could see the guy swinging in the tree and i think u will notice cuz it looks more like a black shadow

Timerider
Timerider

So many esoteric opinions! One has mentioned how evil the Talmud is and I agree, maybe more so than the Cabala. The Zionist state of Israel is evil! The small percentage of true Torah students and all other religions are in much danger there! As for the Wizard of OZ, I read the Islamic Mother of all Books and in it was mentioned the Emerald City and the one behind the curtain! There is much more to the story written by Baum than meets the eye. Many levels maybe to hide the truth. Theosophy and the other religions mentioned are very Gnostic in their doctrines. To me as a small child this story in movie form was just a fantasy and never really had affect in a deep way. It seemed almost meaningless to me. However it has affected American society and the world over the years.You cannot touch my sealed Spirit that has been conceived and awakened by Father's Holy Spirit! I feel so bad for the destruction of the actors like Norma Jean and Judy Garland with so many others like them. Many of the male actors also are just slaves to the system in Hollyweird! I love… Read more »

PeterinBK
PeterinBK

I just watched the recently released Oz the Great and Powerful in the movie theater which got me thinking about the original Wizard of Oz in which I always thought there was religious symbolism. Oh how Google can be so handy directing me to your post.

Whether Baum intended it or not I think your argument is very well supported (up until the Monarch mind control stuff which comes out of left field.) Further, I think your analysis is the most concrete out there – even more so than the dominant "political satire" reading of it.

I'm one who thinks that artists don't often know the subtext that can eventually be derived from their work. I think the subconscious creeps into the work and can later be revealed. Of course at times it is and can be intentional. Who knows in this case? Either way it's a cogent interpretation.

Thank you.

Amore
Amore

Christianity is on a definite decline: Biggest, richest population of self-identifying members in the world but loaded with hypocrites and phonies (there are prophesies of that too, whether or not it's coincidental), what would Jesus say? Seems everyone believes their religion's the right one and most of them have good aspects IMO.

oy vey
oy vey

PROPAGANDA….90% truth…10% lies.

Our race is the Master Race. We are divine gods on this planet. We are as different from the inferior races as they are from insects. In fact, compared to our race, other races are beasts and animals, cattle at best. Other races are considered as human excrement. Our destiny is to rule over the inferior races. Our earthly kingdom will be ruled by our leader with a rod of iron. The masses will lick our feet and serve us as our slaves."

— Menachem Begin – Israeli Prime Minister 1977–1983

iamthewitness.com

wakeupfromyourslumber.com

theinfounderground.com

google it's the jews stupid

Joe Biden "I'm a Zionist"

google any world leader's name, put "rabbi" after it…hit

images…these are the real Men in Black.

Enlightened
Enlightened

Pagans worship the sun as their main god or one of their main gods..it is interesting to notice that every picture of Jesus has a sun or illumination around his head. Ancient Egyptians believed that Ra (the one eyed god) was killed and resurected after three days which was way before Christianity began.

The One eyed pagan god is constantly promoted by the popular pop artists of hollywood like Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera and so on.

Enlightened
Enlightened

It is a pagan beliefe that every human has a "divine spark" in them to reach god-status or whatever you want to call it. In Chrisitanity it is believed that Jesus was divine or had divinity in him. That sounds like deeply embeded pagan belief in Christianity to me.

Inlakesh Alakin
Inlakesh Alakin

"Walking backwards" is also a theme in the Wizard of Oz.

I believe it refers to going back to your childhood. Living with the innocence of a kid. Intuition.

Vigilant.. have you seen the movie Knowing (as in Gnosis?).

It's LOADED with the occult as well. Two kids at the end are the chosen ones, carrying the white rabbits of intuition…the black stones being elevated represent destiny. Etc.

Oliver Hardy
Oliver Hardy

It is a nice coincidence that I've just finished watching the Wizard of Oz Blu-ray Disc released on September 29, 2009 for the film's 70th anniversary. Judging from the screen-shots used you also have access to this edition. This is indeed a movie with a deeper layer of meaning. This is not however uncommon. Many European fables, like those of the Brothers Grimm, contain edifying, deeper symbolic meaning. Unfortunately this interesting article got derailed when it's associated with Monarch Mind control. Numerous scholars in history, political science and economics have asserted that the images and characters used by Baum and Denslow closely resembled political images that were well known in the 1890s. They argue that Baum and Denslow did not invent out of thin air the Lion, Tin Man, Scarecrow, Yellow Brick Road, Silver Slippers, cyclone, monkeys, Emerald City, Munchkins (little people), Uncle Henry, passenger balloons, witches and the wizard. These were all common themes in the editorial cartoons of the previous decade. Baum and Denslow built a story around them, added Dorothy, and added a series of lessons to the effect that everyone possesses the resources they need if only they had self-confidence. Positive thinking was a prevalent trend… Read more »

Mark
Mark

Thank you Oliver, I scanned down to see if anyone else had divulged this other interpretation of the Wizard of Oz. I enjoy and appreciate the work of VC very much, but in this instance I believe that the political allegory was more prominent than the Theosophist one, even allowing for dual meanings in such a richly layered story. You are correct that the tin man and the scarecrow represented the manufacturing and farming sectors, and the Cowardly Lion was none other than William Jennings Bryan "man shall not be crucified upon this cross of gold" himself. That is why the silver slippers played such a key role to navigate the golden road, and expose the sham that was the "emerald city" (where the greenbacks come from). Anyway – I appreciate this article and more background on Baum that I did not know before.

Austin
Austin

Ive gained new respect for l frank baum, (spelling)
leaving behind christianity will cause a positive awakening,
however the elite have abused this. Christianity teaches people to follow the elite unconditionally, not to follow what you think is right, whatever god says goes. This is an unhealthy thought process in a nation where the elite can use that type of thought process to their advantage! Its a fact.

If people follow spiritual philosophies that encourage them to rely on themselves instead of a Hierarchy, we will more easily turn away from the messages being pounded into the masses heads. That's why we're all here on this website isnt it? because we followed OUR suspicion? The bible never warned anyone about the illuminatti. if anyhting, its helped them along. A country filled with people that take orders from a book without questioning it is an easy country to fool with propaganda. And now they twisted the wizard of oz to fit their propoganda as well.

DON'T BLINDLY FOLLOW SOMETHING FOR ANY REASON EVER.

thesithempire
thesithempire

You’ve clearly never read the Bible, otherwise you would know that what you just posted is in error. Throughout scripture, the elite are the foremost enemies of God and the lamb. See Psalms 2:2, Acts 4:26, and Revelation 13, 17 and 18. But so are those who blindly follow Luciferian propaganda against God and the lamb, such as Gnostics, Freemasons and their Illuminati ilk.