For this study group, we will look at some of the characters from the fairy tale of The Wizard of Oz to understand the road of enlightenment for the character of Dorothy. “Symbolically this fairy tale describes how a person becomes healed and whole. The Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion represent unexplored, wounded and undeveloped aspects of the psyche. As the travelers evolve together, they create a sense of integration and wholeness that leads Dorothy into a more conscious awareness of herself. Through the inner development, she returns home to a place of contentment and self realization.” (Gita Dorothy Morena from The Wisdom of Oz, Reflections of a Jungian Sandplay Therapist)
Gita Dorothy Morena is the great granddaughter of Frank Baum who is the creator and author of the original fairy tale of The Wizard of Oz. She is a Jungian Sandplay Therapist herself. I will be sharing some of her thoughts in her book of how she sees the symbolic meaning of these characters play out in sandplay and Individuation process towards enlightenment.
Participants are encouraged to read the story of The Wizard of Oz or watch the movie (staring Judy Garland) before the study group where some references will be made.
Study Topic: The Process of Individuation from The Wizard of Oz
Presenters: Ms. Berenice Lee (A private practitioner, Certified Counsellor of HKPCA)
Date: September 29, 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:00-9:00pm (online)
This study group is only opened to members of the Hong Kong Sandplay Therapy Association.