To make life less scary and unpredictable,
mankind has pondered on the mystery of the forces that like
The Wizard of Oz control our lives. To this effect it has created
myths, religions, philosophies and theories of psychology. Originally
the forces governing our destiny were attributed to external
entities like heroes and gods. Gradually we turned for answers
to examining internal demons like Freud’s Id struggling
with the Ego and the Superego.
Formal Theory demystifies psychology and morality by redefining
the Freudian unconscious as a purely abstract totality -the
Conflict Resolution Process. This totality consists of six role
states which are interrelated like the oscillations of the pendulum,
in the Simple Harmonic Motion.
only difference between the unconscious mind and of the pendulum
motion is that the mind interrupts this cyclic repetition of
events by seeking conflict resolution and rest. Unlike the pendulum
going back and forth forever, Dorothy and her friends walk the
Yellow Brick Road twice to confront and conquer mankind’s
fears by transforming conflict to resolution, or in formal terms,
by transforming passivity to activity, antagonism to cooperation
and alienation to mutual respect.