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JaH: The Wizard of Oz and the Symbolic Power of Fairy Tale
June 6, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmPrepaid Cost: $75.00
Gita Morena, Ph.D., L.M.F.T.
In the imaginal world of myths and fairy tales, heroes venture into unchartered territories. confront unexpected challenges, and stimulate exploration into unconscious dimensions of the psyche. They tap into the imagination in unique and entertaining ways and as a result, stimulate psychological development.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, written by L. Frank Baum at the turn of the century, is one of these powerful wisdom stories. It has inundated American culture and touched the hearts of people around the world. In this two-part seminar, Dr. Morena explores the symbolic imagery and continuing popularity of this well-known fairy tale.
As Baum’s great-granddaughter and Jungian psychotherapist and author, she sheds a unique perspective on its symbolic underpinnings and shares family stories about Baum’s inspiration for writing it. Dr. Morena retells the story the way it was originally written, explores the continued attraction of its imagery, and leads a guided meditation for participants to experience personal associations and insights.
Gita Morena, Ph.D., L.M.F.T., is in private practice as a transpersonal psychotherapist in Santa Monica, California, and offers sandplay training and consultation around the world. In her book, The Wisdom of Oz: Reflections of a Jungian Sandplay Psychotherapist, she sheds light on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz as a tale of individuation and spiritual awakening.
Psychologists/LCSWs/MFTs/LPCCs: The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Nurses: The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles is an accredited provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Registered Nurses may claim only the actual number of hours spent in the educational activity for credit.