YouTube has many videos offering theories for the real meaning behind the Wizard of Oz, with most considering the book to have been an allegory for the economic situation in the U.S.A. at the start of the twentieth century. This video is an example, and also has some great greenYgrey scenery… at the start, before green takes over!
Luckily for today’s Werewolf of Oz readers, our Grey explained the background to that book. It turned the witches of the Wizard of Oz around to criticise fundamentalist monotheist religion through the monotonous monotheists, while supporting the right to follow monotheistic religions in a personal worth rather than personal gain way through the mildly monotheistic Moby.
It also featured the WWW of the greenYgrey world, with strong independent women; a (were)wolf leading an animal welfare and environmentalism theme, and working class characters rising above discrimination.
It also tried to throw in a lot of comedy, while providing geographic, cultural and historical information about Australia. It is still on sale, and as relevant today as when it was written all those moons ago.
And as the Wizard turned out to be a bit of a disappointing fake in the Wizard of Oz, there’s disappointment for the Werewolf of Ozzers when they meet the Great Dame of Oz.
However, as in the Wizard of Oz where the Wizard of Ozzers are told they don’t need the help of a wizard; as they already have the qualities they feel lacking; in the Werewolf of Oz the body, mind and spirit soon recover. Enjoy chapter 139 of 142…
After it settled down in Emerald I asked Emily if she remembered what MiMo Moby said back in Meekatharra many moons ago; about a Great Dame of Oz at the end of the dust sandy path who could reunite me with Green once again.
Emily said she did remember, and knew exactly what MiMo had meant; she would take us to meet the Dame straight away.
It wasn’t far away; just a couple of blocks to a big mansion in the centre of Emerald. Emily knocked on the door with one of her corks. It wasn’t long before a large grumpy man answered it.
He bellowed, ‘What do you want?’ at us in a rude manner.
‘Ah, hello,’ said Emily, ‘MiMo Moby told this werewolf friend of mine that the Great Dame of Oz should be able to help it. Is she here?’
The man did not seem impressed, but said he’d see if she was around.
The Great Dame of Oz
A woman arrived a few minutes later; she looked like she could be the sister of the man… or even the same person!
‘Hello possums,’ she said, ‘what can I do for you?’
I told her about my conversation with MiMo Moby, and said we were all still quite lost, despite learning a lot on our epic Ozyssey.
She said she’d love to help, and used to do such things, but she was too busy now that she’d become an international giga-star.
Body, Mind and Spirit Work Together Again
I looked at my travel companions; they seemed to share my disappointment. I wondered if my epic ramble had reached an anti-climactic dead-end, and I would never see Green and the Greenygrey world again.
I was about to suggest leaving, when Cathy spoke up in a spirited way, telling the Dame that that was no way to talk to us. Angry seemed to have been thinking about it as well, because he soon added, ‘You’re not even really the Dame, you were a rude man when you answered the door just now.’ Then Elle used her body to great effect by slamming the door shut.
‘So many things we want to say
but we only want to blog once a day.’
Hi, it’s Simon Wolfell, musical entrepreneur at the Greenygrey. I heard the howl for my services this week, and I think I’ve got the G-Factor, so here I am. I’ll try not to create too much chaos here.
Yes, we were alerted to Suicidal Tendencies by Marc Latham, when he credited them as an influence in his first poetry collection. As well as trying to escape to the California Dream with bands like Motley Crue and Aerosmith, Marc also used to like the socially conscious lyrics of bands like the Suis, Megadeth and Rose Tattoo. Guns N’ Roses kind of combined the two, like green and grey are combined in Greenygrey.
Felix Baumgartner‘s amazing space jump took over yesterday’s blog, postponing my eagerly awaited debut, because I was going to give credit to Zemanta for providing an instant research idea and connection between the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Wizard of Oz.
Because don’t you think that Gilgamesh carrying Enkidu looks just like Dorothy carrying Toto 4000 years later. We don’t know if Wizard of Oz writer, L. Frank Baum, was aware of the Epic of Gilgamesh, or just thought a dog-sidekick was a good idea for the story, and it’s a coincidence.
Do people like Paris Hilton carrying their toy dogs around unconsciously carry around a little bit of our lost wilderness without knowing it?
We don’t know, like we didn’t know about the possible relevance and connection between Gilgamesh and Enkidu and modern day real and fictional travellers until reading Inside the Neolithic Mind.
So thanks to Zemanta for that image, and provoking another stream of culture and nature travelling twosome thought…
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