Joey Green is a best-selling author with a knack for blending the timeless wisdom of Eastern spirituality with rich and enduring icons of American pop culture. In this spiffy little book, he mines the Zen insights in one of the most popular movies of all time — The Wizard of Oz.

He sees Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, as a Zen master who sets Dorothy on the Yellow Brick Road to enlightenment. Everything that happens to her is part of the process of finding her own true self, her ultimate oneness with the universe. Green is convinced that the "ruby slippers" represent the inner spark within us all.

Dorothy's yearning for self-discovery inspires her newfound friends in the Land of Oz. The Scarecrow stands for all those who let others stifle their dreams and aspirations. The Tin Man represents soul searchers who are paralyzed by indecisiveness. And the Cowardly Lion symbolizes those who can't find the courage to make the spiritual journey alone. Joey Green also ponders the meanings of surrender, inner peace, selfish leaders, and self-sacrifice as they are unspooled in The Wizard of Oz.