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The Spiritual Journey Of Alejandro Jodorowsky: The Creator Of El Topo


In 1970, John Lennon introduced to the world Alejandro Jodorowsky + the movie El Topo that he wrote, starred in, + directed. The movie + its author instantly became a counterculture icon. But that was only the beginning of the story + the controversy of El Topo, + the journey of its brilliant creator.

Jodorowsky’s spiritual quest began with the Japanese master Ejo Takata, the man who introduced him to the practice of meditation, Zen Buddhism, + the wisdom of the koans. Yet in this autobiographical account of his spiritual journey, Jodorowsky reveals that it was a small group of wisewomen, far removed from the world of Buddhism, who initiated him + taught him how to put the wisdom he had learned from his master into practice. At the direction of Takata, Jodorowsky became a student of the surrealist painter Leonora Carrington, thus beginning a journey in which vital spiritual lessons were transmitted to him by various women who were masters of their particular crafts. The teachings of these women enabled him to discard the emotional armor that was hindering his advancement on the path of spiritual awareness + enlightenment. Softcover. 288 pages.

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