By Alejandro Jodorowsky
Jodorowsky’s memoirs of his reviews with grasp Takata and the crowd of wisewomen--magiciennes--who motivated his religious development
• unearths Jodorowsky turning a similar unsparing religious imaginative and prescient obvious in El Topo to his personal non secular quest
• exhibits how the author’s religious perception and development used to be catalyzed time and again via wisewoman shamans and healers
In 1970, John Lennon brought to the realm Alejandro Jodorowsky and the motion picture, El Topo, that he wrote, starred in, and directed. The motion picture and its writer immediately turned a counterculture icon. the hot York instances acknowledged the movie “demands to be seen,” and Newsweek referred to as it “An notable Movie!” yet that was once in simple terms the start of the tale and the talk of El Topo, and the adventure of its exceptional writer. His non secular quest begun 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 unearths that it was once a small team of wisewomen, a long way faraway from the realm of Buddhism, who initiated him and taught him how you can placed the knowledge he had realized from his grasp into practice.
At the path of Takata, Jodorowsky turned a scholar of the surrealist painter Leonora Carrington, therefore starting a trip within which important non secular classes have been transmitted to him via numerous girls who have been masters in their specific crafts. those girls integrated Doña Magdalena, who taught him “initiatic” or religious therapeutic massage; the strong Mexican actress referred to as l. a. Tigresa (the “tigress”); and Reyna D’Assia, daughter of the famed non secular instructor G. I. Gurdjieff. different very important wisewomen on Jodorowsky’s non secular direction comprise 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 used to be hindering his development at the direction of non secular understanding and enlightenment.