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By Alejandro Jodorowsky

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

• Retraces the religious and mystical direction Jodorowsky has considering formative years, 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 each one difficulties are rooted within the genealogy

• contains photographs from Jodorowsky’s visual appeal on the 2013 Cannes movie pageant and from the movie in response to this e-book, which debuted at Cannes

Retracing the non secular and mystical direction he has given that formative years, Alejandro Jodorowsky re-creates the impressive event of his existence as an artist, filmmaker, author, and therapist--all phases on his quest to chase away the bounds 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 existence from the point of view of an unleashed mind's eye. just like the psychomagic and metagenealogy treatments he created, this autobiography exposes the mythic versions and kinfolk templates upon which the occasions of lifestyle are based. It finds the improvement of Jodorowsky’s cognizance that each one difficulties are rooted within the genealogy and explains, via shiny examples from his personal existence, rather interactions together with his parents, how the individual’s street to actual success potential eliminating the phantoms projected through mom and dad on their childrens.

The Dance of Reality is autobiography as an act of therapeutic. throughout the retelling of his personal lifestyles, the writer exhibits we don't begin with our personal personalities, they're given to us through a number of individuals of our genealogy. To be born right into a kinfolk, Jodorowsky says, is to be possessed. to see again into our earlier 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 may aid us via life’s so much tough 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 seriously acclaimed 2013 Cannes movie competition movie of an identical identify used to be dependent.

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