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The Spiritual Journey of Alejandro Jodorowsky


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Table of Contents


1 "Intellectual, Learn to Die!"
2 The Secret of Koans
3 A Surrealist Master
4 A Step in the Void
5 The Slashes of the Tigress's Claws
6 The Donkey Was Not Ill-Tempered after So Many Blows from the Stick
7 From Skin to Soul
8 Like Snow in a Silver Vase
9 Work on the Essence
10 Master to Disciple, Disciple to Master, Disciple to Disciple, Master to Master

Appendix: A Collection of Anecdotes

The Works of Alejandro Jodorowsky


About the Author

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.


"Rather than clarifying the meaning of his imagery, this book only inspires readers to enjoy its 'mystery'. . . . a worthy read, filled with growing pains and crises that end in artistic triumph and achievement of wisdom and compassion." * Griselda Steiner, Scene4 Magazine, Jan 2009 *
"Jodorowsky's interactions with the motley crew of magas are fascinating and his words are always entertaining . . . " * filmcomment, Film Society of Lincoln Center, NYC, Sep/Oct 2008 *
"How this man has lived into the koan of his life is intriguing and vividly related." * Branches of Light, Issue 33, Fall-Winter-Spring 2008-09 *
" . . . for anyone who enjoys reading memoirs about truly interesting and influential people, this is definitely a book to check out." * Curled Up with a Good Book, Nov 2008 *

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