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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 religious and mystical direction Jodorowsky has because youth, vividly repainting occasions from the point of view of an unleashed mind's eye

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

• comprises photographs from Jodorowsky’s visual appeal on the 2013 Cannes movie pageant and from the movie in response to this ebook, which debuted at Cannes

Retracing the religious and mystical direction he has given that adolescence, Alejandro Jodorowsky re-creates the superb experience of his existence as an artist, filmmaker, author, and therapist--all phases on his quest to ward off the limits 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 lifestyles from the viewpoint of an unleashed mind's eye. just like the psychomagic and metagenealogy remedies he created, this autobiography exposes the mythic versions and family members templates upon which the occasions of lifestyle are based. It unearths the advance of Jodorowsky’s recognition that every one difficulties are rooted within the genealogy and explains, via brilliant examples from his personal lifestyles, quite interactions together with his mom and dad, how the individual’s street to actual success skill doing away with the phantoms projected by means of mom and dad on their youngsters.

The Dance of Reality is autobiography as an act of therapeutic. during the retelling of his personal lifestyles, the writer indicates we don't begin with our personal personalities, they're given to us through a number of participants of our genealogy. To be born right into a relations, Jodorowsky says, is to be possessed. to look again into our previous is resembling digging into our personal souls. If we will dig deep adequate, past familial projections, we will locate an internal light--a gentle that could support us via life’s so much tough checks.

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

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