He who lives by the crystal ball will eat shattered glass. ..
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if there was a influence of a hallucinogenic drug LSD The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (/oz/) is an American children’s novel written by author L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow, originally published by the George M. Hill Company in Chicago on May 17, 1900.
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Albert Hoffman grew up near the remains of a castle, a “child’s paradise,” where “the wonder of creation revealed itself” to him “during enchanted moments.” Having received his PhD in chemistry at the age of twenty-three in 1929, Hoffman began work at Sandoz Pharmaceutical Laboratories, first synthesizing LSD-25 in 1938 while researching the stimulant effects of ergot fungus. Of his first contact with the substance, he said it was like “the same experience I had had as a child.” Hoffman also produced the first synthesis of psilocybin and psilocin, the hallucinogenic compounds in “magic” mushrooms. He died at the age of 102 in 2008; he had taken his last dose of LSD five years earlier.
These classics written in the 1800’s like the Wizard of OZ, it was under the influence of LSD. AGAIN IN RESEARCHING FOUND THIS A VERY GOOD READ Historian Henry M Littlefield’s essay on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was published in 1964. In this reading – snappily entitled a ‘parable on Populism’ – the Yellow Brick Road represents the gold standard, and the Wicked Witch of the East stands for industrialists and bankers on the US east coast who control the people (the Munchkins). In his essay, Littlefield writes, “The Wizard of Oz has neither the mature religious appeal of a Pilgrim’s Progress, nor the philosophic depth of a Candide… Yet the original Oz book conceals an unsuspected depth.”
The rusted Tin Man, stuck in the same position for a year before Dorothy oils his joints, has parallels with US industry after the depression of 1893; the Scarecrow reflects the Kansas farmer as viewed by outsiders, needing a brain to replace the straw in his head; the Cowardly Lion is William Jennings Bryan, who campaigned to be US president at the turn of the 20th Century and advocated a standard of both silver and gold to replace the gold standard (in Baum’s book, Dorothy’s slippers are silver, not ruby). Littlefield sets his reading against the backdrop of the late 19th Century debate over US monetary policy; in subsequent interpretations, the Emerald City symbolizes ‘greenback’ paper money that has no real value, instead obtaining its value from a shared illusion.
While scholars have questioned whether Baum ever intended his story to be satire, another historian’s l Quentin Taylor still found enough parallels to argue that the book is a deliberate work of political symbolism. According to Taylor, “Quite simply, Oz operates on two levels, one literal and puerile, the other symbolic and political.” They are classic stories that have stood the test of time and so much 2020 still a new generation still see as tools of fine literature and still in educational curriculum program broaden the Minds of children. It’s a Ragbag thumbs up to the authors and all who have enjoy and shared, simply masterpieces of literature.