Ella Wheeler Wilcox Biography
(Poet and Mystic Rosicrucian)
Birthday: November 5, 1850 (Scorpio)
Born In: Janesville, Wisconsin, United States
Ella Wheeler Wilcox was a prominent American author and poet, best known for her work ‘Poems of Passion’. Having her works published in several books, magazines, and periodicals, she can be considered one of the most popular poets of her time. Though not highly critically acclaimed, her works were widely accepted and loved by the public. Her works popularized the ideals of a philosophical movement know as New Thought, which promotes ideas of an Infinite Intelligence, of all people being divine spiritual beings, and ways to live a healthy spiritual life. Her poems thus reflected her belief that eventually good would triumph over evil. They also used to be of an optimistic nature and encouraged a positive approach to life. Her poetry was written in plain, rhyming verse, and was highly popular among the masses. Some of her popular works were ‘A Woman of the World’ published in 1904, ‘Poems of Peace’, published in 1906, and ‘Poems of Experience’ published in 1910. She wrote her autobiography as well, which was titled ‘The Worlds and I’, and was published just a year before her death.