I always thought this was a weird story. Long story short, The Wizard of Oz is the story of how when the pituitary gland activates the pineal gland, you open your third eye. Something like that. Not literally, of course.
The Wizard of Oz and the Path to Enlightenment by Jeanne M. House, UPR/ Sol Communication "The “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” made its debut in American literature in 1900. This fairy tale of a strong and adventurous heroine appeared at a time when women were finding their voices after being repressed by the domination of patriarchy. It marked a new era for the feminine principle to be retrieved from our psyche and integrated back into the culture. The late 1800’s and early 1900’s was also a time when the subject of the occult was flourishing in New York City, through the Theosophy Society. This was also a new era for revelations and wisdom that originated in ancient mystery schools, to now be revealed to the masses, (albeit the language was still somewhat cryptic).
"Having said that, L. Frank Baum had a story to tell. And oh, what a story it was! It is a story that pertains to each and every one of us. Though it may appear to be a simple fairy tale, it is laden with symbols from the most ancient occult societies and mystery schools. And unlike the fairy tales of its day, his child heroine was not a meek and mild victim but one who transforms from a dependent people-pleaser to one who gains an indomitable spirit and courageous attitude, while pioneering new trails in order to find Home.
"In my last paper I covered some psychological principles while discussing the journey through Oz, especially the transformational events that helped Dorothy become more integrated. I demonstrated that the road to Oz was actually a road to psychological integration. Now I would like to take this a step further and attempt to demonstrate that the road to Oz is also a path to enlightenment." Continue reading: The Wizard of Oz and the Path to Enlightenment by Jeanne M. House, UPR/ Sol Communication, reversespins.com
"According to Mme. Blavatsky Kuṇḍalinī, in its spiritual aspect, is a function of Buddhi. The heart being the physical organ that corresponds with this principle, the awakening of the spiritual consciousness in the heart is needed first in order to open the third eye:
"If the Heart could, in its turn, become positive and impress the Brain, the spiritual Consciousness would reach the lower Consciousness. . . . This is the “memory of the Heart”; and the capacity to impress it on the Brain, so that it becomes part of its Consciousness, is the “opening of the Third Eye.”" Third Eye -- Theosophy Wiki
What you don't know about the pineal gland. duncantrusell.com December 2014
The relationship between the pineal gland and the pituitary--adrenal axis in health, endocrine and psychiatric conditions. Wetterberg L. NCBI