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

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

Alejandro Jodorowsky

Jodorowsky’s memoirs of his reviews with grasp Takata and the crowd of wisewomen--magiciennes--who inspired his religious development

• unearths Jodorowsky turning an identical unsparing religious imaginative and prescient visible in El Topo to his personal non secular quest

• exhibits how the author’s non secular perception and growth used to be catalyzed time and again by way of wisewoman shamans and healers

In 1970, John Lennon brought to the area Alejandro Jodorowsky and the motion picture, El Topo, that he wrote, starred in, and directed. The motion picture and its writer immediately grew to become a counterculture icon. the recent York instances stated the movie “demands to be seen,” and Newsweek referred to as it “An striking Movie!” yet that was once in simple terms the start of the tale and the talk of El Topo, and the adventure of its superb writer. His non secular quest all started with the japanese grasp Ejo Takata, the guy who brought him to the perform of meditation, Zen Buddhism, and the knowledge of the koans. but during this autobiographical account of his non secular trip, Jodorowsky finds that it used to be a small staff of wisewomen, a ways faraway from the realm of Buddhism, who initiated him and taught him the best way to placed the knowledge he had realized from his grasp into practice.

At the path of Takata, Jodorowsky grew to become a scholar of the surrealist painter Leonora Carrington, hence starting a trip during which important religious classes have been transmitted to him through numerous ladies who have been masters in their specific crafts. those girls incorporated Doña Magdalena, who taught him “initiatic” or non secular therapeutic massage; the robust Mexican actress often called los angeles Tigresa (the “tigress”); and Reyna D’Assia, daughter of the famed religious instructor G. I. Gurdjieff. different vital wisewomen on Jodorowsky’s non secular direction contain María Sabina, the priestess of the sacred mushrooms; the healer Pachita; and the Chilean singer Violeta Parra. the lessons of those girls enabled him to discard the emotional armor that was once hindering his development at the course of non secular expertise and enlightenment.

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