A must read for all citizens of Earth! --Shirely Cage
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LOGIC IN THE LAND OF OZ
"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas any more. We must be over the rainbow!"--Dorothy from 'The Wizard of Oz'
What if you were in Dorothy's shoes? First, you run away from home to save your dog from being destroyed by the sheriff. Then, you get amnesia from being knocked on the head by a window frame. Next, you're swept up by a storm and carried far away from home. Finally, you crash-land in an alien world.
How would you feel?
Many of us, like Dorothy in 'The Wizard of Oz', feel as though we have crash-landed far, far from our own, personal home; far away from the place in our hearts or in our dreams where everything is just exactly the way we want it to be; a place where there is no trouble. We don't quite know what happened to our home or how we ended up where we are now, but we have a vague, fleeting feeling, that our home is still there, waiting for us to come back.
Is there really such a place?
Is it just a dream?
If such a place exists, how do we get there from here?
Who are we?
How did we get here?
Where is here?
These are primordial questions--the original, fundamental questions about the mysteries of life and universes which have existed since the beginning of time.
One method of figuring out the answers to questions is to compare an unknown subject to one that is similar, but already known. The comparison of two similar things is called an analogy. Storytelling, teaching, explaining things to young children, and scientific research all use analogies as a tool for better understanding.
Thus we begin our journey into "The Wizard of Oz" as an Analogy to the Mysteries of Life.