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“Return to Oz” : A Creepy Disney Movie That is Clearly About Mind Control



"Return to Oz" : A Creepy Disney Movie That is Clearly About Mind Control

The 1985 Disney production Return to Oz is considered by many as one of the most terrifying children’s movies ever made. While many of its scenes are indeed pure nightmare fodder for young minds, there is one fact that is even more disturbing: The movie is actually about a young girl being subjected to the sadistic world of trauma-based mind control.

Warning: Gigantic spoilers ahead!

When Return to Oz was released in 1985, the movie received a somewhat cold reception. While viewers were expecting a sequel to the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, the movie ultimately delivered a much darker experience. While The Wizard of Oz featured munchkins singing about lollipops, Return to Oz features Dorothy being taken to a grimy mental hospital, strapped down on a bed to be electroshocked … and then things get worse.

Described by one movie critic as “bleak, creepy and sometimes terrifying“, Return to Oz is one of those movies that makes one wonder why they were marketed to children. However, when one understands the hidden underlying meaning of the movie, things make more sense. The movie is secretly about trauma-based mind control, the most sadistic practice known to man, so those behind it probably took sadistic pleasure in scaring young viewers around the world.

Return to Oz symbolically describes the horrific process of trauma-based mind control as experienced by a young girl. Also known as MKULTRA, mind control is about subjecting victims to trauma that is so intense it causes them to dissociate, or disconnect, from reality as a response mechanism to protect their conscious mind. The slave’s handler then creates a programmable alter-persona he can manipulate. (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, read this article: The Origins and Techniques of Monarch Mind Control). Through fantasy, Return to Oz describes the programming process of a young girl that has dissociated from reality into a world created by her handler.

The Wizard of Oz: The Occult Elite’s Favorite Programming Tool

In my article on The Wizard of Oz, I explained how the movie was used in MKULTRA as a programming tool on mind control slaves. The same way Dorothy goes “over the rainbow” to escape to the Land of Oz, MK slaves, who are being brutally tortured are told to go “over the rainbow” and dissociate from reality to escape the unbearable trauma.

“The Wizard of Oz was chosen in the late 1940s to be the basis for the Illuminati/Intelligence community’s trauma-based total mind control programming. As a way of enhancing the effect of the programming, Monarch slaves are conditioned to place trigger items into their lives.”
– Fritz Springmeier, The Illuminati Formula to Create a Mind Control Slave

While The Wizard of Oz was chosen and twisted to become a programming tool, Return to Oz was custom-made to become an ode to mind control. Based on L. Frank Baum’s The Land of Oz and Ozma of Oz (books 2 and 3 of the series), the Disney production added several key elements to the tale to make it about mind control. For instance, in the books, Dorothy is not sent to a psychiatric ward to get electroshocked. Why was this unsettling bit added to the movie? Return to Oz follows the same basic script as several other movies used in mind control such as Alice in Wonderland, Labyrinth, and even Coraline: An inquisitive young girl escapes reality to explore a fantasy land filled with fun and adventure, where no rules apply. However, in the world of MK, that fantasy land is actually a symbol of dissociation – the place where the mind escapes to in order to cope with trauma.

Let’s look at the upsetting strangeness that is Return to Oz.

Return to Oz

The movie begins where The Wizard of Oz left off. Dorothy is in her room and keeps thinking about the magical Land of Oz. Auntie Em is concerned because she hasn’t been able to get a good night’s sleep. What does she do about this situation? She decides to bring her to a “therapist” who specializes in electroshocking his patients back to reason. That’s great parenting right there.

"Return to Oz" : A Creepy Disney Movie That is Clearly About Mind Control

Before Dorothy leaves for the ward, she finds a key with the symbol for Oz. It represents the key to her core personality – her true self.

"Return to Oz" : A Creepy Disney Movie That is Clearly About Mind Control

At the clinic, we see Dr. Worley holding the key. This represents him taking over her mind and becoming her MK handler.

Dr. Worley tells Dorothy “I know exactly what will cheer you up!” and presents to her his electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) machine.

"Return to Oz" : A Creepy Disney Movie That is Clearly About Mind Control

Dr. Worley tells Dorothy that his machine has eyes and a mouth. This foretells the fact that this machine will become an actual character in the twisted world Oz – the world Dorothy will be taken to while dissociating.

"Return to Oz" : A Creepy Disney Movie That is Clearly About Mind Control

While looking at the machine, Dorothy sees the reflection of another girl. The electroshock machine is the gateway to her alter persona – Ozma.

"Return to Oz" : A Creepy Disney Movie That is Clearly About Mind Control

The head nurse, dressed in a creepy black dress, walks Dorothy to her room.

As Dorothy walks down the dark, scary hallways of the institution, we can hear “patients” screaming and lamenting. This place is nothing less than an MK ULTRA programming site. Mind control did not exist in the 19th century (the time period where the movie is set), and this entire part of the movie was added by Disney.

"Return to Oz" : A Creepy Disney Movie That is Clearly About Mind Control

After being kept in isolation for a while, Dorothy is forcibly strapped to a bed.

Dorothy is taken to a room where the head doctor (aka head handler) is waiting with his ECT machine.

"Return to Oz" : A Creepy Disney Movie That is Clearly About Mind Control

Dorothy is being prepped for electroshock.

Dorothy, however, appears to be lucky. Right when Dr. Worley turned on the ECT machine, the power goes out. At this point, we are under the impression that Dorothy avoided being electroshocked due to a perfectly timed power outage. However, as the rest of the entire movie will clearly tell us, that is not the case. Dorothy did, unfortunately, get electroshocked, but it is subtly implied. In fact, the shock was so violent and intense that it caused her to dissociate from reality. The lights going out in the room symbolize her core personality going out. From this point on, Dorothy’s “adventures” actually represent her going through the motions of mind-control programming while being completely dissociated. What happens to Dorothy immediately after the blackout is relevant.

"Return to Oz" : A Creepy Disney Movie That is Clearly About Mind Control

Dorothy’s alter persona appears out of nowhere to retrieve her.

When Dorothy asks Ozma about the people she hears screaming, Ozma replies that they are “patients who have been damaged and locked in a cellar”. In other words, they are MK slaves.

Oz – The Land of Dissociation

Ozma leads Dorothy to the Land of Oz – which represents the inner-psyche of the dissociated slave. Completely created and manipulated by the handler, Oz causes Dorothy to be a stranger in her own mind. The things she sees and perceives are a thoroughly distorted version of the reality lived by Dorothy at the mental institution.

Several clues indicate that, despite being in the Land of Oz, Dorothy is still physically in the mental institution. First, all of the people we see in the institution exist in the Land of Oz … as a crazy scary version as perceived by an MK slave who has dissociated.

"Return to Oz" : A Creepy Disney Movie That is Clearly About Mind Control

The head nurse of the institution becomes Mombi the evil witch in the land of Oz. The male nurse who tied down Dorothy to a bed is a “Wheeler” in Oz.

The head nurse is the “Grande Dame” of Illuminati Mind Control, a twisted, sadistic motherly figure.

“An Illuminati Grande Dame will assist the programmers to insure that the proper script is given to the child and that a psychotic break doesn’t occur causing the victim to lose their mind.”
– Fritz Springmeier, The Illuminati Formula to Create a Mind Control Slave

The male nurse is a secondary programmer who is often in charge of torturing and traumatizing the victim. For this reason, he is perceived as the head of the Wheelers, a bunch of unpredictable jerks who wear terrifying masks.

"Return to Oz" : A Creepy Disney Movie That is Clearly About Mind Control

This thing pops out of nowhere, accompanied by a loud sound. A great way to give children who watched that movie nightmares.

"Return to Oz" : A Creepy Disney Movie That is Clearly About Mind Control

Dr. Worley is the Nome King in Oz.

In mind control terms, Dr. Worley is the chief handler, the main programmer of the MK slave. For this reason, Dorothy perceives him as the Nome King. He rules the Land of Oz because he rules the mind of Dorothy.

There are more clues indicating that Dorothy never left the institution. The implication of these clues is rather sad. The friends she makes in Oz are actually objects seen around the institution at the beginning of the movie. For instance, her “best friend” in Oz is actually the ECT machine.

"Return to Oz" : A Creepy Disney Movie That is Clearly About Mind Control

Tik Tok, Dorothy’s lovable mechanical friend is actually the ECT machine. This implies that Dorothy was programmed in believing that the thing that is torturing her is a friend. That is the life of an MK slave.

"Return to Oz" : A Creepy Disney Movie That is Clearly About Mind Control

The movie clearly links Tik Tok and the ECT machine by focusing on their winding up key at different points in the movie.

Tik Tok was part of the original book written by L. Frank Baum, but the link with the ECT machine was added by the good people at Disney who were obviously intent on giving this story a disturbing MKULTRA twist.

"Return to Oz" : A Creepy Disney Movie That is Clearly About Mind Control

The pumpkin in Dorothy’s room in the clinic becomes her friend Pumpkinhead in Oz.

An Adventure Leading to Mind Control

After fleeing the institution with Ozma, Dorothy ends up in Oz – Oz representing her inner-world, her psyche as a dissociated MK slave. As a stranger in her own head, Dorothy is constantly watched, the same way MK slaves feel watched at all times.

"Return to Oz" : A Creepy Disney Movie That is Clearly About Mind Control

In the land of Oz, rocks, walls and everything else have eyes. They constantly spy on Dorothy and report back to the Nome King.

Dorothy quickly finds the all-important Yellow Brick Road which will lead her to the Emerald City. In the world of mind control, the Yellow Brick Road is the path laid out by the handler for the slave to follow during programming.

“Monarch slaves are taught to “follow the yellow brick road.” No matter what fearful things lie ahead, the Monarch slave must follow the Yellow Brick Road which is set out before them by their master. For some slaves used as track stars, their Yellow Brick Road was the track they had to run. The Yellow Brick Road is the runway in which alters were trained to fly off from to exit their internal world and take the body. The Yellow Brick Road also pertains to the assignment that an alter is given. To follow the Yellow Brick Road is to go down the road that has been assigned by command. The Yellow Brick Road programming is placed into the child’s mind via the Yellow Brick Road of the Wizard of Oz story. Remember the key words, “Follow the Yellow Brick Road.”
– Fritz Springmeier, The Illuminati Formula to Create a Mind Control Slave

"Return to Oz" : A Creepy Disney Movie That is Clearly About Mind Control

Although Dorothy – and the viewers – are lead to believe that the Yellow Brick Road is the road to a land of wonders, it is actually the path the handler has laid out for the slave to follow during programming.

The Yellow Brick Road leads Dorothy to an abandoned place where everybody is turned to stone.

"Return to Oz" : A Creepy Disney Movie That is Clearly About Mind Control

Women turned to stone with their heads cut off.

Bringing the Land of Oz back to life becomes Dorothy’s mission. And that’s what her handler wants her to do.

Mombi – The First Stage of Programming

After shaking off the creepy Wheelers, Dorothy enters the castle of Mombi, the evil witch (who is also the head nurse in the mental institution). Dorothy’s encounter with Mombi implies that Dorothy is being programmed by the head nurse in the clinic.

"Return to Oz" : A Creepy Disney Movie That is Clearly About Mind Control

The entire castle is plastered with mirrors – even the floor.

The castle represents the inner-world of the MK slave that is programmed to mirror itself ad-infinitum.

“Mirrors, and lots of them, are important in occult programming because they make images. They create so many internal images one doesn’t know which way to go. In programming Monarch slaves, mirrors are used a great deal. Within the Monarch slave’s mind, countless mirror images are made. The slave sees thousands of mirrors everywhere in their mind.”
– Ibid.

"Return to Oz" : A Creepy Disney Movie That is Clearly About Mind Control

Mombi shows Dorothy her collection of heads … and takes off hers.

"Return to Oz" : A Creepy Disney Movie That is Clearly About Mind Control

Mombi selects a new head.

Not only is this upsetting scene nightmare fodder for children, but it is also pure MK symbolism. The collection of heads represents various alter-personas that can be programmed into the slave.

After her traumatic encounter with Mombi, Dorothy escapes the mirrored castle. She is ready for the final stage of her programming: Dealing with the Nome King aka Dr. Worley.

The Nome King

The Nome King lives in a dark underground cave, which indicates how deeply he is ingrained in Dorothy’s inner-world. At first, he appears to her as a rocky face in the wall.

"Return to Oz" : A Creepy Disney Movie That is Clearly About Mind Control

The Nome King is literally embedded in the wall, indicating he is part of the fabric of Dorothy’s psyche as a dissociated MK slave.

As the handler, he makes all of the rules of her inner-world and controls its structure. We see him tearing down walls, creating doorways and summoning all kinds of things. Like a true handler, he begins by displaying a reasonable, and even compassionate, side.

"Return to Oz" : A Creepy Disney Movie That is Clearly About Mind Control

Dorthy is being comforted by the handler that is programming her.

The Nome King tells Dorothy “I know just the thing to cheer you up!”, which is the same thing Dr. Worley told Dorothy before showing her the ECT machine. Like a true handler, the Nome King proposes a “game” to Dorothy, which is yet another way to further programming. As the game progresses, the Nome King separates himself from the walls and becomes more human.

"Return to Oz" : A Creepy Disney Movie That is Clearly About Mind Control

As Dorothy interacts with the Nome King, he becomes increasingly human, which represents the handler becoming increasingly present inside the slave’s head.

The Nome King’s patient and reasonable side, however, doesn’t last long. Like a true MK handler, once the game is over, he turns into a terrifying monster who has the power to destroy the slave’s entire being.

"Return to Oz" : A Creepy Disney Movie That is Clearly About Mind Control

The Nome King turns into a giant rock monster. Notice that he has one eye. As I stated about 9400 times on this site, the one-eye is all-important in the world of Monarch Programming.

As the Nome King turns into a giant monster, he tears down all of the walls of the cave – turning it into a fiery hellhole. We are symbolically witnessing Dorothy undergoing intense trauma by her handler.

"Return to Oz" : A Creepy Disney Movie That is Clearly About Mind Control

As Dorothy attempts to escape the cave, these demon-like things pop out of the walls and attempt to grab her.

Dorothy manages to escape the cave and manages to bring back the Land of Oz back to life. Did she defeat her foes? While it appears to be the case, she actually only followed the script of her programming. The ultimate goal of MK programming is the split of the core personality into alters – and that’s exactly what happens.

Celebrating the Programming

After defeating the Nome King, the entire Land of Oz takes life. While it appears to be a good thing, it actually represents Dorothy’s dissociative mind becoming fertile soil for the programming of alter personas. During the celebrations, Dorothy faces a mirror and her alter persona, Ozma, appears to her.

"Return to Oz" : A Creepy Disney Movie That is Clearly About Mind Control

Seeing a different person in the mirror is a powerful MK symbol. We see it several times during the movie.

"Return to Oz" : A Creepy Disney Movie That is Clearly About Mind Control

Ozma then touches Dorothy and walks through the mirror. Dorothy’s core persona split.

As Ozma walks out of the mirror, she becomes “real”. Dorothy’s programming is complete and Ozma, her programmed alter persona is fully present in her mind. Ozma tells Dorothy :

“I will look in on you from time to time, and if you wish to return to Oz, I will make it so.”

In other words, Ozma now part of Dorothy’s being and she can return to the Land of Oz (dissociation) at any time.

Back in Kansas, Dorothy understands that, while she is back to reality, her programming is still within her.

"Return to Oz" : A Creepy Disney Movie That is Clearly About Mind Control

While staring at the mirror (again), Dorothy sees Ozma. The alter-persona is part of her life … forever.

In Conclusion

While Return to Oz was already considered as one of the scariest movies ever marketed to children, understanding its underlying meaning makes it simply evil. Through deceitful storytelling, Return to Oz tricks viewers into witnessing the story of a young girl being taken to a mental ward to be tortured, traumatized and programmed by sadistic handlers. One can easily picture this movie being used as a programming tool used on actual MK slaves.

Using L. Frank Baum’s books as a primary source, Disney added a great number of new elements to the story to turn it into a true ode to mind control. Understanding the true meaning of Return to Oz is understanding the real mindset of Disney and those behind mass media in general. They are the Nome Kings and they see us as Dorothy. Time to stop following the Yellow Brick Road like mindless slaves and make our own path.

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Well done ! I saw "Return to Oz" when I was about 6, and it was quite a traumatizing experience.

But there is one point that must absolutely be made clear: L. Frank Baum himself, the creator of Oz, was interested in Theosophy. Theosophy was an esoteric system founded by Helena Blavatsky. She influenced guys like… Aleister Crowley.

So "Return to Oz" is not a film which misused innocent books for spiritual purposes. The original stories were already filled with esoteric views.

For more informations:

Please don't mind my poor English: I'm French.


Thank you, more people need to be aware that the programming of the child's mind is step one for the elite in charge. Do you really think they would let just any story become one of the most famous children's books ever unless the themes therein were part of their own philosophy? Also, this stuff goes further back than WWI


That’s true

Cathy Rooks

Eugenio: Your English here is perfect!


Great analysis. I would have never thought twice about the intention behind this movie before reading this article. I always enjoyed watching this as a child and it never frightened me to any extent… I just thought it was strange & creative! " Labyrinth" was also another favorite childhood movie of mine. : / Yikes.

Cathy Rooks

Thank you for exposing this. I was taken to/allowed to watch some very frightening movies as a child
that I have never forgotten. After I came to Christ, it still took me a little time to get over my fear
of the dark at bedtime. This verse (and others like it) helped me tremendously:
“In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord,
make me to dwell in safety!” (Psalm 4:8)
I hope that more parents will take heed and guard their children
from the evil that resides in the Disney empire.


Also, isn't it sort of creepy that they picked Piper Laurie to be auntie Em? It seems inappropriate somehow. Maybe more so for the adults watching the movie with their kids who had previously seen Carrie as teenagers. Like it was designed to be a trigger for all age groups. Yuck


Notice the Doctor's ruby ring… Fritz Springmeier said programmers, handlers often wear signet rings; its how they are identified!!!!!


I always had a weird feeling about this movie from the moment I watched it as a little kid. Something about it always felt off to me. I always got a creepy feeling whenever I thought about it. The head scene especially always stuck out in my mind.


One of my favorite childhood movies! I didn't realize it was scary (I was also subjected to actual horror films from an early age; The Exorcist, Pet Semetary, etc.etc. the list goes on!) However, when I showed this movie to my much more sheltered niece (I was 23 and she was about 10) her response when I asked her if she liked it was "it was kind of scary!" I was shocked! Now knowing what I know, I'm actually sad I showed it to her 🙁

Also, on a side note. I was born in 1985 (the year this film was released) and was a perfect candidate of someone who idolized the cute brown haired Dorothy (Fairuza Balk) and also went on to idolize her 10 years later on The Craft. Poor girl has been a puppet her entire life it seems…


Check out horror digest blogspot analysis of this film (search google) for even more tie ins to the theory of Dorothy dissociating. They don't link it to mind control but find the same evidence here and even more. The author states they don't know why Disney made it so obvious and blatant but all of it supports this articles theory that Dorothy never left the mental hospital. More things: The sound of the hospital gurney – the sound of the wheelers when they come in There is a deer head in the doctors office – the moosehead/gump which also looks like baphoment Ozma brings Dorothy the pumpkin because it's close to Hallowen – Jacks mother is Ozma in Oz Dorothys lunch pail is taken in the hospital – She receives it later in Oz by a tree Dorothys room is number 31 in the hosptial – Princess Mambis original head is in cabinet 31 Green leafy plants in the hosptial – Green leafy plants that look the same in Princess Mambis room Dr Worley has trinkets on his desk – The Gnome King has trinkets in his lair The sofa that Dorothy uses to escape looks like a sofa that… Read more »


The girl who played Dorothy, Fairuza Balk, also played one of the leading roles in the deeply disturbing movie "The craft" from 1996. In the movie, four girls discover their magic powers and Fairuza plays an evil character. The movie later became the inspiration for tv-serie "Charmed".

Tiger Lily

Yes. She use to own a witchcraft store in LA. I’m not sure if she was practicing witch or satanist. But I remember she was very open about her religious practices.

Return to Oz gave me the creeps when I was young. I really had hoped it was a continuation to the classic Wizard of Oz, but I felt it was far removed.


Something i noticed about “Tik Tok”, as you know, that’s also a song by Kesha. Interesting.


Summary of the movie: Dorothy + Programming = Ozma (alter)


Disney is like a camp for satanists. Back in the day it used to be so overt only fools couldn't see the truth.

Off topic – what is the deal with these "sponsored ads from around the web"


I have mentioned here before that I think the phrase "over the rainbow" could esoterically refer to the sephirot Yesod on the Kabbalistic tree of life. It's associated with the tail of a peacock and a phase of alchemy where a rainbow of colors appear. Lest anyone think this is way out of left field, the lyricist Yip Harburg who wrote the lyrics to Over the Rainbow grew up on the Lower East Side of New York City, right in the middle of the greatest concentration of Hasidic Jews in America, the very people who developed and practice Kabbalah. It might have been an unconscious archetypal influence on him if not a deliberate inclusion in the song.


Fascinating. Thanks!


So crazy! This movie just popped into my head last week. I saw it as a kid and it scared me and made me feel sick. I had to look it up because I wasn't sure if it really was a movie or just a bad dream I had.


It's funny I was just thinking about this movie just the other day….and now a article appear about it.
As a kid I loved this movie and was fascinated by it and watched it over and over again. I remember watching it as a child for the first time on TV. However, I found the scenes where Mombie takes off her heads quite terrifying as a child- and now I know why…
Good article.
Do continue to post some more.


Don´t you think the movie was a warning? Most adults simply don´t know how bad these institutions can get.


I remember when someone let me listen carefully to one of the scene from this movie – Dorothy been chase by a group of 'crazy bicycle type' creatures. You can hear voices whisper in a scary tone, "Satan! Satan!". You can try to search it and listen to it, yourself.


Man, I remember watching this as a kid and it was definitely traumatizing and it etched something into me, I'm not surprised if that's what caused part of my schizophrenia and alter ego later on in life. Thank God, I've been delivered from that, but how many things have been sent our way while still unaware. Parents need to be keen on not letting movies like this program their kids.


The Wheeler family is one of the 13 illuminati bloodline families, per Fritz Springmeier's book "The 13 Illuminati Bloodlines." Interesting that Wheeler now heads up the FCC and is attempting to start placing various limitations on the internet.


Wheelers are supposed to be Irish. Common surname in the UK, Ireland. Actually I knew someone from Wichita with this surname.


My GOD I watched this movie as a child

Thanks for this magnificent analysis


O.Z Diggs/The wizard

The only films that make Oz a dream are the 1939 film and the film Journey back to Oz.
The films that I've seen that make Oz a real place is Return to Oz (1964),this movie that this article is about,and the two anime about Oz.

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