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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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… Read more »

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.

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

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

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.

Wonderful breakdown!

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

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!

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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… Read more »
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.

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…

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

ok i see someone else has already pointed this out…

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

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… Read more »

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!

Didn’t miss it at all

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

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.

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.

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

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

"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????

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

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.

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

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… Read more »
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… Read more »

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.

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

"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… Read more »

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

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.

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… Read more »

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"!

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

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…

Her obsession has validity in believing that this is crazy?

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

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

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

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

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???

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… Read more »

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

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

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

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!

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

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?

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".

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.

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.

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

EXACLY what I wanted to say!

WHAT? Jehova is not god of darkness…

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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 . . .

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.

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… Read more »