The Wizard of Oz story may be seen as a sample
of the Creativity and Power Management course. This course deliberately
taps creativity to capture the personal symbolic system in metaphorical
language for diagnostic and therapeutic objectives. The adventures
of the heroes in the Oz metaphor-land herald what occurs in
the Power Management training. The adventures lead first to
self-discovery and then to personal transformation.
the book of the Wizard, the training creates awareness of the
unifying central path, the roller-coaster of the Unit Process.
Then it organizes along this path one’s experiences and
thoughts as a pattern of relating. Next it explores the restructuring
of one’s relating. Finally the training addresses the
rethinking of morality. It departs from the static notions of
an external authority figure by
promoting awareness of the dynamic intrapsychic principles of
Management differs from the Oz book merely in that it is about
one’s own symbolic universe and about the abstract redefinition
of moral order stemming from one’s very own unconscious.