View Larger Image. Ask Seller a Question. Title: El maestro y las magas Spanish Edition. En este nuevo libro, Alejandro Jodorowsky completa su autobiografia imaginaria, nuevo genero literario creado por el en La danza de la realidad Grijalbo,

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The movie and its author instantly became a counterculture icon. 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.

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. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published May 27th by Park Street Press first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews.

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Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Feb 16, Neal rated it it was amazing. This was one of the more intense reading experiences I've had. I kept switching from feeling that what I was reading was total bullshit to find it transcendent and illuminating. It ends up almost being like his movies, somehow vulgar and disgusting then beautiful and transcendent, then all of those things at the same time.

I'm kind of torn between not telling anyone about this and wanting to tell everyone. Why it ends up being meaningful is sort of hard to put into words because I feel like when This was one of the more intense reading experiences I've had.

Why it ends up being meaningful is sort of hard to put into words because I feel like when you do you end up losing what it is because a lot of his process is sort of moving past intellect and applying rational analysis to the world around you, and I can't tell how much of it being impactful is just based on things that have to do with me personally.

But yeah this isn't a description of a "clean" trajectory past the mundanity and emptiness of the everyday toward some kind of other pristine plane of spirituality, some of the things that happen or don't, a lot of its pretty unbelievable to him and around him is pretty fundamentally disturbing.

But impressively for someone who has this kind of metaphysical authority given to him based on his films, he kind of uses himself as the "bad" example. The George Costanza of the book. Constantly responding to questions and situations with an honest depiction of a sort of know it all arrogance, narcissism and egoism, he openly portrays himself as the goofus to the of the different spiritual figures he encounters.

But yeah, I'd sort of recommend it, and not. I kind of don't know. View 1 comment. Jun 21, Grantimatter rated it it was amazing. This book is a weird cluster of synchronicities for me. Pulp writing, Zen, Surrealism - only a third of the way through it started snapping into place with lots of other things I'd been reading.

It's a suprisingly tight little story, with a focused narrative all that great stuff like character and plot - things that happen to people you believe in , seasoned with good insights into the process of mindfulness and the "meaning" of Zen koans. If you're not into Buddhism, specifically, you might fi This book is a weird cluster of synchronicities for me.

If you're not into Buddhism, specifically, you might find this a little disappointing. There are a few jaunts into Western occultism or Castaneda-style Meso-American indigenous mysticism, but that's mostly superficial set dressing for the real internal work that's going on, which is played out in the ongoing relationship between Jodorowsky and his Zen teacher.

Oct 27, Andrew rated it it was amazing. 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 Topo and shortly after The Holy Mountain. The journey is largely based in Zen traditions as he studied with his master, a buddhist monk from japan, who declared, "Intellectual, learn to die! Aug 09, David Aiken rated it really liked it.

The rocks are the mountain; the individuals are the world. The totality of the universe is one. The mouth is below the eyes; the birds fly in the sky; the fish swim in the sea. Everything has it's natural place, without effort, in happiness. The bird drowns in the water just as the fish drowns in the air. Happiness means being ourselves in the place that is right for us.

We think but we are not our thoughts. When we identify o "Mountains do not have rocks any more than the world has individuals. When we identify ourselves with our thoughts, we cease to be ourselves. Thoughts are, but we are not. The sound of an empty mind is the noise of the words of the one who is asking questions. From where does a thought spring and what is it? That question is a bunch of words that cannot be answered properly by another bunch of words.

One thought springs from another thought, and so on to infinity. Yet saying 'bread' does not satisfy ones hunger. I should have just screamed at every question and given that as an answer. When the mind is empty, the observer-actor dualism disappears. If we see ourselves, we are not empty- no one arriving, no one leaving, everything just always here. Every thought is a mirage.

There is no first cause; it is neither the chicken nor the egg. No beginning, no end. Permanent impermanence, formless present. Accept the appearance of change!

Aug 24, Olivier Goetgeluck rated it really liked it. From that moment on, I began to work on myself: to affirm the conviction that the world desires my existence. This world includes all of humanity, past, present, and future. My father and mother identified themselves with their acquired personalities, their families, and social and cultural influences.

Their insane ideas inherited from their parents and ancestors gave rise to negative emotions, unhealthy desires, and false needs. Also, the auras of the six subtle bodies have been inhibited in their expression, which makes them fold in on themselves, forming an invisible armor attached to the skin, preventing us from union with the true world—not the world we think of, but the one that thinks us.

This armor encloses you and separates you from others, from the planet, and from the cosmos. It makes you live in the darkness of hell instead of the light of the soul, which is union. You will come to realize that the human soul is immense We allow our body to see, hear, feel, and savor things—but its touch stirs up unwholesome associations. Even when we are naked, we are wearing gloves. Civilization has turned our hands into tools, weapons, fingers made to push buttons.

Like clever animals, we serve words, but our words serve only concepts. They have ceased to communicate soul. My son, you do not have two hands; you have two guilt-ridden pairs of pliers. Whenever you touch, you steal. You must relearn to feel your hands.


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

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