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The Dance of Reality: A Psychomagical Autobiography

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A glimpse into the mind and life of one of the most creative and enigmatic visionaries of our time, filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky

• Retraces the spiritual and mystical path Jodorowsky has followed since childhood, vividly repainting events from the perspective of an unleashed imagination

• Explores the development of the author’s psychomagic and metagenealogy practices
Kindle Edition, 424 pages
Published June 6th 2014 by Park Street Press (first published 2001)
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Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A weird book, to put it that way. I could actually recommend this book, with a few disclaimers, but the grade fell down to - whether I would read this book again. And I don't feel as I will.
But there were some fun points, some insightful points, some annoying points, some heavy...
Michele Ciliberti
un lungo monologo senza personaggi, storie, idee; soltanto aneddoti giovanili nella prima parte decisamente patetici, funzionali solo all'autocelebrazione dell'autore, mentre nella seconda parte "elenco della spesa" di "cure" e qualche vaneggiamento filosofico privo di consistenza e interesse. supponente nella narrazione, didascalico racconto, fastidioso nei contenuti. ...more
Mono Venus
POR FIN!!! Un pinchi acto más de psicomágia y me aviento del avión. Que libro tan pesado! Empieza bien y luego se vuelve tan repetitivo y cansado que se hace casi imposible de leer.
Guido Meza
Me he tardado mas tiempo del acostumbrado en terminar este libro, no me atrajo lo suficiente, creo que el 30% de el ya estaba escrito en su otro libro «Psicomagia».
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Also credited as Alexandro Jodorowsky

Better known for his surreal films El Topo and The Holy Mountain filmed in the early 1970s, Alejandro Jodorowsky is also an accomplished writer of graphic novels and a psychotherapist. He developed Psychomagic, a combination of psychotherapy and shamanic magic. His fans have included John Lennon and Marilyn Manson.

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