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Saturday, June 20, 2009

On "The WIzard of Oz"

The full title of this piece is "The Wizard of Oz: A Journey in Myth and Psychology."

In it, I explore the story of the classic film The Wizard of Oz from two closely-related points of view: the "mythological journey" model from Joseph Campbell, and a Jungian perspective on the main character's growth from childhood through adolescence to adulthood.

The article uses a lot of technical terms related to Joseph Campbell's work. I haven't explored these fully yet, but there are some hints in this post on my "Wisdom Blog" called "Meet Joe Campbell." There's also a link in that article to a fuller exploration that will have to do until I've spelled out Campbell's ideas further.


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