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The Wizard of Us

Transformational Lessons From Oz

Jean Houston

2013 Nautilus Book Award Silver Medal Winner

The Wizard of Us invites readers to take a journey of a lifetime. With specific easy-to-follow exercises and incredible "aha-moments," Houston teaches readers to expand their minds, open their hearts, and find the courage to connect with their own life journey and envision the world as they choose to create it.

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  • Published on November 20, 2012. Available in: Hardcover

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Using The Wizard of Oz as a guide, houston defines the hero's journey through the skills and internal qualities found in the feminine self. Readers seeking a creative exploration of self-understanding, realization, and improvement will find a connection to the larger world story as they explore Oz as never before.

"There's no place like home" is the call to a profound journey of self-discovery and untapped potential. Dorothy's journey is the key to your own inner-life's journey and outward ocmmunity change.

Meet the Author

Jean Houston, PhD, is a renowned teacher, philosopher, and scholar and was one of the creators of the human potential movement. With a remarkable list of colleagues and mentors that includes Aldous Huxley, Joseph Campbell, Helen Keller, and Buckmister Fuller, Houston shares her profound wisdom through engaging, firsthand accounts. With PhDs in both psychology and spirituality, Houston has worked in the field of social artistry and in over 100 countries and 40 cultures. As a consultant to the United Nations and other international agencies, she has created many programs offering training and solutions to cultural and social problems. She has written several dozen books, won numerous awards, and has been a professor at universities in the United States.

Press Reviews

“With elegant simplicity, Jean Houston shows you how to unleash the genius that lies in the depths of your being.”

Deepak Chopra, MD
bestselling author

“Jean Houston plays midwife to the next phase of our evolutionary journey...We are literally drawn from the smaller, personal self to the larger, universal possibility.”

Marianne Williamson
spiritual activist and author

“Jean Houston is the great is the great producer of events and new possibilities as she orchestrates the voices of the new consciousness.”

Margarat Mead
American icon and anthropologist

“Jean Houston's mind should be considered a national treasure.”

Buckminster Fuller
renowned inventor and philosopher
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Jean Houston on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday!

We are so excited to announce that the incomparable Jean Houston will be featured on an upcoming episode of Oprah's Super Soul Sunday! On November 25th at 11:00 a.m. ET/PT, Oprah Winfrey will sit down with American philosopher and one of the elders of the personal growth movement, Jean Houston, to explore Houston’s latest book, The Wizard of Us: Transformational Lessons from Oz. The Wizard of Oz is not only a timeless American...

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