October 2008

Alejandro Jodorowsky, Magus and Madman

"If art is not a medicine for the society, then it is a poison."
Alejandro Jodorowsky is better known for his art-house films like El Topo and Holy Mountain, but the Chilean director is also an author of many books, an artist, and a poet.  Jodorowsky is one of the most fascinating people to watch, he seems to have an infinate wisdom about life. His is the language of symbols; he utilizes the tarot as way of interpreting the many facets of our reality and brings insight and healing to the soul.  His is not a complicated spirituality, and I think that is why so many people admire and respect him.  His philosophy seems to be one of acceptance and love.  In some ways we have to accept what has been dealt to us in life, because all of us were meant to be here as we come from a place of desire, a desire that comes from the universe yearning for our conscious being (sounds very like Coelho, no?).  And as for love, it is what will save us in this world.  It is a force that can elevate us to a higher consciuosness. Most of his books are only available in Sp