The Wizard of Us
Transformational Lessons from Oz
By Jean Houston
(Atria Books/Beyond Words, Hardcover, 9781582703794, 224pp.)
Publication Date: November 20, 2012
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THE WIZARD IS US
In The Wizard of Us, discover the powerful, unique skills and qualities of Dorothy, the Wizard, and the other archetypes of mind, heart, and courage that live within each of us. With specific, easy-to-follow exercises and incredible “aha” insights, you’ll begin to expand your thinking, open your heart, and build the courage to truly connect with your own Hero’s Journey. 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. The Wizard not only calls us forth but he has called forth the journey itself. It’s time to uncover your inner hero and become the essential human you were always meant to be.
MORE THAN MAGIC CAN BE FOUND IN OZ .
Answer the call to transform yourself and your world. The beloved story The Wizard of Oz has the power to reveal the Hero’s Journey that awaits each of us. 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. Where you will learn to thrive rather than merely to survive. 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. On this profound adventure of self-discovery and awakened potential, Houston’s lessons propel you into greater self-understanding and a connection to the larger world story as you explore Oz like never before.
Jean Houston is a visionary thinker, teacher, and philosopher who pioneered the Human Potential Movement and established the Social Artistry leadership model that she used in her work with the United Nations Development Programme. Over the course of her life’s work, Houston has developed a worldwide network of social leaders, educators, and philosophers, including Joseph Campbell, Margaret Mead, Buckminster Fuller, Jonas Salk, United States Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, as well as United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, giving her unique insight into the human potential. Houston has worked with agencies of the United Nations, NASA, and many others. She is the author of nearly thirty books. Learn more at JeanHouston.org.
"Jean Houston plays midwife to the next phase of our evolutionary journey...We are literally drawn from the smaller, personal self to the larger, universal possibility."
-—Marianne Williamsonm spiritual activist and author
"With elegant simplicity, Jean Houston shows you how to unleash the genius that lies in the depths of your being."
-—Deepak Chopra, MD, bestselling author
"Jean Houston's mind should be considered a national treasure."
-—Buckminster Fuller, renowned inventor and philosopher
"Jean Houston is the great producer of events and new possibilities as she orchestrates the voices of the new consciousness."
-— Margaret Mead, American icon and anthropologist