Tag Archives: prophecy

The Luminary League

I said before that I wanted to discuss the party members in Dragon Quest XI, so I might as well do that now. DQ4 was the first in the series to flesh out the playable characters’ back stories and motivations, … Continue reading

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Sorting Out Sorcery

One running theme in Glinda of Oz is that there are several different types of magic in Oz, all of which have their specialties, but none of them can do everything. L. Frank Baum contrasts the fairy magic of Ozma … Continue reading

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Getting a Word in Edgewood

Little, Big, by John Crowley – This is apparently a pretty famous novel, although I hadn’t heard of it until I saw it mentioned on a blog. It’s kind of weird that it was published in 1981, as the style really … Continue reading

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Iran to the Ends of the Earth

I’m still not entirely sure why Republicans are so anxious for a war with Iran. I mean, I think war should generally be a last resort anyway, but here I’m not even sure what the benefit would be. That’s not to … Continue reading

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Away From Armageddon

I have a movie and a miniseries to review this time. They’re not very similar, but they do both relate to religion. Constantine’s Sword – This documentary film from 2007 was based on an earlier book by former priest James … Continue reading

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Conflicting Covenants

One thing I’ve heard a fair amount for Christians that doesn’t seem to really hold up is that Jesus’ sacrifice and resurrection freed believers from the Jewish law. And yet the same people will quote verses from Leviticus to condemn … Continue reading

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The Magic of the Written Word

Last week, I discussed signs that appear in the Oz series. This time, I’m going to look at a related topic, that of magical items or characters producing printed (or written; I don’t think it’s generally specified) messages, or accepting … Continue reading

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It’s in Revelations, People!

Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation, by Elaine Pagels – I’ve written quite a bit on the book of Revelation, sometimes in relation to modern Christians who can’t wait for the world to end, but also … Continue reading

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It Might Explain Nostradamus

Nostradamus: The Illustrated Prophecies, edited by Peter Lemesurier – As you may recall, I did a bit of online research on Nostradamus for a post about two months ago, and I came across quite a few pages by Lemesurier. He’s … Continue reading

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Sing It Hi, Sing It Lo

I was considering writing a post on prophecies in the Oz books, but it looks like I already did that. Why do I always forget my own post topics? While I mentioned that L. Frank Baum didn’t really use prophecies … Continue reading

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