The Spiritual Journey of Alejandro Jodorowsky: The Creator of <i>El Topo</i>

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, 27 Μαΐ 2008 - 288 σελίδες
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Jodorowsky’s memoirs of his experiences with Master Takata and the group of wisewomen--magiciennes--who influenced his spiritual growth

• Reveals Jodorowsky turning the same unsparing spiritual vision seen in El Topo to his own spiritual quest

• Shows how the author’s spiritual insight and progress was catalyzed repeatedly by wisewoman shamans and healers

In 1970, John Lennon introduced to the world Alejandro Jodorowsky and the movie, El Topo, that he wrote, starred in, and directed. The movie and its author instantly became a counterculture icon. The New York Times said the film “demands to be seen,” and Newsweek called it “An Extraordinary Movie!” But that was only the beginning of the story and the controversy of El Topo, and the journey of its brilliant creator. His spiritual quest began with the Japanese master Ejo Takata, the man who introduced him to the practice of meditation, Zen Buddhism, and the wisdom of the koans. Yet in this autobiographical account of his spiritual journey, Jodorowsky reveals that it was a small group of wisewomen, far removed from the world of Buddhism, who initiated him and taught him how to put the wisdom he had learned from his master into practice.

At the direction of Takata, Jodorowsky became a student of the surrealist painter Leonora Carrington, thus beginning a journey in which vital spiritual lessons were transmitted to him by various women who were masters of their particular crafts. These women included Doña Magdalena, who taught him “initiatic” or spiritual massage; the powerful Mexican actress known as La Tigresa (the “tigress”); and Reyna D’Assia, daughter of the famed spiritual teacher G. I. Gurdjieff. Other important wisewomen on Jodorowsky’s spiritual path include María Sabina, the priestess of the sacred mushrooms; the healer Pachita; and the Chilean singer Violeta Parra. The teachings of these women enabled him to discard the emotional armor that was hindering his advancement on the path of spiritual awareness and enlightenment.
  

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Review: The Spiritual Journey of Alejandro Jodorowsky: The Creator of El Topo

Κριτική χρηστών  - Tyler Giese - Goodreads

The material often goes to the land of fantastical. The accounts, though largely based in fiction, are entertaining & thought provoking. Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής

Review: The Spiritual Journey of Alejandro Jodorowsky: The Creator of El Topo

Κριτική χρηστών  - Andrew - Goodreads

Jodorowsky is a masterful story crafter. His tales, which defy belief, are entertaining, enlightening and profound. This is a great look into Jodo's spiritual life in the time just before the film El ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής

Περιεχόμενα

Chapter 1 Intellectual Learn to Die
1
Chapter 2 The Secret of Koans
13
Chapter 3 A Surrealist Master
24
Chapter 4 A Step in the Void
43
Chapter 5 The Slashes of the Tigresss Claws
56
Chapter 6 The Donkey Was Not IllTempered after So Many Blows from the Stick
79
Chapter 7 From Skin to Soul
99
Chapter 8 Like Snow in a Silver Vase
125
Chapter 10 Master to Disciple Disciple to Master Disciple to Disciple Master to Master
194
APPENDIX A Collection of Anecdotes
219
The Works of Alejandro Jodorowsky
241
Index
243
Books of Related Interest
251
Films of Alejandro Jodorowsky now available on DVD
252
Backcover
254
Πνευματικά δικαιώματα

Chapter 9 Work on the Essence
159

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Alejandro Jodorowsky is a playwright, filmmaker, composer, mime, psychotherapist, and author of many books on spirituality and tarot, and over thirty comic books and graphic novels. He has directed several films, including The Rainbow Thief and the cult classics El Topo and The Holy Mountain. He lives in France.

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