The Dance of Reality: A Psychomagical Autobiography

By Alejandro Jodorowsky

A glimpse into the brain and lifetime of essentially the most inventive and enigmatic visionaries of our time, filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky

• Retraces the non secular and mystical course Jodorowsky has considering that adolescence, vividly repainting occasions from the viewpoint of an unleashed mind's eye

• Explores the improvement of the author’s psychomagic and metagenealogy practices through his recognition that each one difficulties are rooted within the genealogy

• comprises images from Jodorowsky’s visual appeal on the 2013 Cannes movie competition and from the movie in response to this booklet, which debuted at Cannes

Retracing the religious and mystical course he has due to the fact youth, Alejandro Jodorowsky re-creates the awesome event of his lifestyles as an artist, filmmaker, author, and therapist--all levels on his quest to thrust back the limits of either mind's eye and cause.

Not a conventional autobiography composed of a chronological recounting of stories, The Dance of Reality repaints occasions from Jodorowsky’s lifestyles from the viewpoint of an unleashed mind's eye. just like the psychomagic and metagenealogy remedies he created, this autobiography exposes the mythic types and relations templates upon which the occasions of way of life are based. It unearths the advance of Jodorowsky’s cognizance that each one difficulties are rooted within the genealogy and explains, via shiny examples from his personal existence, relatively interactions together with his mom and dad, how the individual’s highway to real achievement skill getting rid of the phantoms projected through mom and dad on their childrens.

The Dance of Reality is autobiography as an act of therapeutic. during the retelling of his personal lifestyles, the writer indicates we don't commence with our personal personalities, they're given to us through a number of participants of our genealogy. To be born right into a kin, Jodorowsky says, is to be possessed. to look again into our prior is resembling digging into our personal souls. If we will dig deep sufficient, past familial projections, we will locate an internal light--a mild that may aid us via life’s so much tricky exams.

Offering a glimpse into the brain and lifetime of some of the most inventive and enigmatic visionaries of our time, The Dance of Reality is the ebook upon which Jodorowsky’s severely acclaimed 2013 Cannes movie competition movie of an analogous identify used to be dependent.

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