I will say, however, that I did enjoy the material that related directly to the Wizard of Oz--it was just all the other stuff that I was really disappointed in this book; even my love for the Wizard of Oz couldn't help it. This is often a typically unfriendly monster given to schedules, fixed habits, and attitudes cast in stone. She has written over 26 books in her lifetime. The beloved story The Wizard of Oz has the power to reveal the Hero's Journey that awaits each of us. Learn how to expand your mind, open your heart, and find the courage to connect with your own life journey with The Wizard of Us, an accessible guide to help you envision the world as you choose to create it.
This book is a wonderful tool to jump start an awakening. With a lifetime of reading and listening to stories and myths, I found there was much from which to choose. All in all, I found this book to be a wonderful recap of Houston's and Campbell's deeper teachings with an inspiring use of Dorothy's journey in Oz. Through interpreting the deeper messages within The Wizard of Oz, visionary leader and teacher Jean Houston leads you along the Hero's Journey that awaits each of us. How are we being called to become our best possible selves—creators of a new way of living at this critical time? Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch caught fire in the second take of her fiery exit from Munchkinland, and the Munchkins made rude passes at Judy Garland.
Jean Houston, PhD, is a renowned teacher, philosopher, and scholar and was one of the creators of the human potential movement. It's time to uncover your inner hero and become the essential human you were always meant to be. Where you will learn to thrive rather than merely to survive. Very quick read using the Wizard of Oz as an example of the Hero's journey ala Joseph Campbell. What words would you use to describe yourself? Really beginning to really expand their inner capacities, and expand their inner sense of radical empathy to others.
The latter was the greatest year of the golden age of Hollywood. Dorothy and her companions are related to an individual's life--the life of a hero definitely and even possibly perceived in their own life. With PhDs in both psychology and spirituality, Houston has worked in the field of social artistry and in over 100 countries and 40 cultures. This is a night for stories. The old ways of doing things are no longer working. It is only when we have discovered this possibility that we can go beyond our pessimism and create a world in which we make a difference. Often our everyday, local experience is not sufficient for the enormity of the challenges that are laid upon us in this most remarkable of times.
Well, for someone who doesn't know the story of the Wizard of Oz, I'm glad I got to know the story. It was my first Jean Houston, and probably my last. Not a bad book, but not an incredibly fresh perspective either. Learn how to expand your mind, open your heart, and find the courage to connect with your own life journey with The Wizard of Us, an accessible guide to help you envision the world as you choose to create it. Her unique talent for synthesizing and re-telling stories with new hooks and eyes to create present day parables for teaching potent new ways of visioning this life - the one we're all sharing - this playful and profound gift of hers is on full display in this truly enjoyable assessment of our time. More than magic can be found in Oz. I was really disappointed in this book; even my love for the Wizard of Oz couldn't help it.
She is the author of nearly thirty books. How do we get there? How do we inspirit this possible, passionate human so that we may not just survive our time but thrive, leaving as our legacy a new way of being for our children, our grandchildren, and the future? Listen to my radio show at tiny. My books, blog, radio show and signature coaching programs help individuals and organizations harness the transformative energy of love to turn unexplored possibilities into fulfilling realities and step into their greatness. I couldn't be more please with a book that seeks to explain human behavior. In traditional journeys, this stage involves leaving the world of ordinary reality and entering the inner, visionary realms where the rules and limits are unknown. We will be talking with some of the most luminous women and men about how their lives reflect that luminosity, how they relate to the trials and tribulations of ordinary life, and how this can be of benefit to you. It has become part of our collective consciousness—and because of this, it continues to speak to the deepest part of our hearts as it continues to mythologize our minds.
With PhDs in both psychology and spirituality, Houston has worked in the field of social artistry and in over 100 countries and 40 cultures. This thoughtful, layered guide offers new understanding of the human condition, the importance of myth, and the critical nature of our role and how we can participate in the creation of a better world. And Hollywood was the mythic center of America. If you are seeking a creative exploration of self-understanding, realization, and improvement you will find a connection to the larger world story as you explore Oz like never before. It is the journey of the heroic soul as you travel from an outmoded existence to an amplified life.
Home is a return to what we really are—our code, our seeding, our potential destiny. My stomach was heavy with gristly snake meat. By that, I mean that nations can no longer afford to be islands unto themselves. I could not imagine an American saga that would have any relevance to these people. Where you will learn to thrive rather than merely to survive.
It has been said that the Meeting with the Beloved represents the point in the adventure when the hero experiences a love that has the power and significance of the all-powerful, all-encompassing, unconditional love that a fortunate infant may experience with his or her mother. On her path, the hero next comes to the Guardian of the Threshold. While the heroine may be less strident, she is nevertheless courageous and brings a new focus to the inner experience being of equal value to the outer action. Dorothy and her companions are related to an individual's life--the life of a hero definitely and even possibly perceived in their own life. Through a mythic lens, discover how Dorothy's adventure in a magical land inspires our lives today, offering valuable tools to guide us through our challenging times.
Just then the lightning poured forth a mighty jolt of voltage, turning Grandma into the incarnation of Mama Wizard, Mama Magus, Mama Magician. And so to get away from my father and his laughter, I went and prayed in the closet. Finally, as we answer the call to our fullest lives, we explore the ultimate questions of origin: Who are we? They regaled us with songs and dances reminiscent of the Polynesian culture from which they were descended before coming to live in the center of Taiwan a thousand years before. The elder conferred with her relatives. Once across the threshold, our hero reaches the Belly of the Whale.