Ever since I started doing the research for my book: "An Exploration of Religion and the Meaning of Life!" I have been heavily immersed in the nature of God, the nature of Nature, the nature of Humans, and the nature of Consciousness, because they are all intertwined and when taken as a whole produce what we see as reality!
During some idle conjecture last night I had a small epiphany on how the movie "The Wizard of Oz" sort of explains what is going on in the (for want of a better term) real world.
Yup, there's layer after layer of stuff in the movie and we're never sure which is the truth and which isn't!
On the first layer we have Dorothy in Kansas, which we consider to be the real world ......, but then she goes to Oz and it's in full colour with all sorts of magic and wonderment, and good and bad witches, and Munchkins, and 'follow the yellow brick road' and magic slippers, nasty little flying things, and a few companions with some serious hang-ups! (Mainstream Religion!)
From there it gets even more confusing because we meet what we consider to be GOD (The great and powerful OZ) but he's like organized religion's concept of the almighty, while at the same time we are not supposed to look behind the curtain because that's the real God!!!! (When in actual fact he's just some old carnival huckster with a hot air balloon!)
AND FINALLY: We have the slippers to take us back home! (Even if home is only in black and white!)