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By Alejandro Jodorowsky

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

• Retraces the non secular and mystical direction Jodorowsky has because early life, 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 cognizance that every one difficulties are rooted within the genealogy

• comprises pictures from Jodorowsky’s visual appeal on the 2013 Cannes movie competition and from the movie in accordance with this ebook, which debuted at Cannes

Retracing the non secular and mystical direction he has given that adolescence, Alejandro Jodorowsky re-creates the awesome event of his existence as an artist, filmmaker, author, and therapist--all phases on his quest to beat back the bounds of either mind's eye and cause.

Not a conventional autobiography composed of a chronological recounting of thoughts, The Dance of Reality repaints occasions from Jodorowsky’s existence from the point of view of an unleashed mind's eye. just like the psychomagic and metagenealogy remedies he created, this autobiography exposes the mythic versions and relatives templates upon which the occasions of lifestyle are based. It finds the improvement of Jodorowsky’s attention that every one difficulties are rooted within the genealogy and explains, via brilliant examples from his personal existence, relatively interactions along with his parents, how the individual’s street to actual success ability taking away the phantoms projected via mom and dad on their young ones.

The Dance of Reality is autobiography as an act of therapeutic. throughout the retelling of his personal lifestyles, the writer indicates we don't start up with our personal personalities, they're given to us by means of a number of contributors of our genealogy. To be born right into a kin, Jodorowsky says, is to be possessed. to look again into our prior is akin to digging into our personal souls. If we will dig deep sufficient, past familial projections, we will locate an internal light--a gentle that could support us via life’s so much tough assessments.

Offering a glimpse into the brain and lifetime of essentially the most artistic and enigmatic visionaries of our time, The Dance of Reality is the publication upon which Jodorowsky’s seriously acclaimed 2013 Cannes movie pageant movie of an analogous identify was once established.

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