Tag Archives: reincarnation

The Ozzing Dead

I’ve already written about the concept of death and afterlife in the Oz series and ghosts in Oz, but another theme I’ve seen occasionally in apocryphal Oz works is that of people coming to live in Oz when they die. … Continue reading

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The Sensational Sorcerer of Samaria

In early Christianity, a common scapegoat was someone called Simon Magus. He was identified as the founder of Gnosticism, a false Messiah, and sometimes even the father of all heresies. So who was Simon Magus really? It’s a bit difficult … Continue reading

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Straw Man Origins

I’ve already described Ruth Plumly Thompson’s origin story for the Scarecrow, but I thought this was a topic that could use another look. It’s rather controversial in the Oz community, although I have to wonder how much of that is … Continue reading

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