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13 Things I Learned from "The Wizard of Oz"

1.  Being a Christian can get in the way of saying things that really need to be said.

2.  Even if you do manage to make it back home before the twister hits, they still might not be able to help you.

3.  Watch out for falling farmhouses.

4.  Only bad witches are ugly.

5.  Possession is 12/13ths of the law.

6.  Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking.

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  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch says #
    And if you really want to succeed, you need to befriend Animal (Lion), Vegetable (Scarecrow), and Mineral (Tin Man). And if that'
  • Anne Forrester
    Anne Forrester says #
    And if the Scarecrow is "TO KNOW", the Tin Man is "TO WILL", and the Cowardly Lion is "TO DARE"; they all need to work together wi
Yellow Brick Road to Awakening Spread - Symbols from the Wizard of Oz

As I mentioned in my post A Halloween Divination Spread:

When it comes to spreads--positions for Tarot/Oracle cards, Runes, charms or other divinatory objects--it's easier than you may think to create custom layouts based on holidays, stories, songs, sacred texts, deities or themes using symbols for positions. 

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  • Anthony Gresham
    Anthony Gresham says #
    I've read that L. Frank Baum was a theosophist so it's not too surprising that there should be a lot of layered meaning in "The Wi
  • Janet Boyer
    Janet Boyer says #
    Interesting! I didn't know that, Anthony.

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Taking a Slitch

You know the song I mean. The one that begins:

Let the joyous news be spread....

Just to refresh your memory: first, the house begins to pitch. Then the kitchen takes a slitch, and lands on the wicked witch. In the middle of a ditch, no less. How humiliating.

It had been raining off and on for a week before we got to the festival site, and there were mud slicks everywhere. A friend of ours came limping into camp, clearly a little the worse for wear.

"What happened to you?" someone asked.

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St. Margaret Hamilton Rides Again

Wicca-schmicca. The iconic witch of the 20th century is Margaret Hamilton, the Wicked Witch of the West. If you've ever wondered why she's green, any Midwesterner can tell you. Tornado skies really are that color.

My friend Stephanie and I are big Wizard of Oz folks. Is that really a filmic epiphany of the Triple Goddess there in Munchkinland, or are you just glad to see me?

Stephanie's doorbell hasn't worked for years. Why have it repaired when you can hang a Bell Out of Order: Please Knock sign on your front door instead? For all I know, the doorbell actually does work.

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  • Ruth Pace
    Ruth Pace says #
    the stereotyped picture of a witch came out before Wizard of Oz - half-healed bruises will take on a greenish tint. Add to the pic
  • Lizann Bassham
    Lizann Bassham says #
    Being a good Christian Witch, I do so love this story

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