Source 298: The following quotes are from an article titled ‘Mysticism in the Wizard of Oz’; accessed July 9 2009 at: This link may or may not still be operational; if it isn't, we may have redirected it to the WayBackMachine archive.

‘lifted off the ground in a great cyclone’
‘the bright and wondrous Land of Oz. Desperate to find her way back home’
“Dorothy sets off on what turns out to be both a delightful and dangerous journey along the ‘road of yellow bricks’”
‘journey in search of Ultimate Truth’
‘the desired goal of unity with the Absolute’
‘to the all-powerful Wizard, the one man she believes can enlighten her to Ultimate Truth’
‘dreamed of the Emerald City, and of the good Wizard of Oz’
‘kill the Wicked Witch’
‘has succeeded in killing the witch’
‘Unity as the "spiritual marriage" of the soul and the divine’
‘found the Ultimate Truth which allows her to do that’
‘God radiates brightness’
‘finally do near the Emerald City’
‘became brighter and brighter’
‘they must wear sunglasses, for otherwise "the brightness and glory of the Emerald City would blind [them]’
‘the Witch represents the Devil’
‘Thus The Wizard of Oz is also a story about the triumph of good over evil’

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