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and Santa Sangre () by Alejandro Jodorowsky, one of the most Ben, , Anarchy and Alchemy: The Films of Alejandro Jodorowsky. Alejandro Jodorowsky Prullansky is a Chilean-French filmmaker. Since , Jodorowsky has Anarchy and Alchemy: The Films of Alejandro Jodorowsky ( Persistence of Vision 6), ed. . Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version. The cinema of Alejandro Jodorowsky will change you forever—his films synthesize shamanism, mysticism and alchemy with uncanny storytelling, Jodorowsky is an anarchist mystic; and where Lynch is a painter of light.

We do not ask the world to change, and we do not fight against society. It has to be us ourselves who affirm our own values. Many people effectively stop carrying out what it's called "life's a movie. It is necessary to find what distinguishes us from others in order to be something.

To the extent that we try to be like others, we convert ourselves into zombies.

We have to stop thinking that God is going to fix everything and saying that if God made everything bad in this universe then we are here to do to, too, again. If there is a God, we are here to help him. This requires that we take possession of the world and of ourselves. We must do what we want to do with full consciousness and with full responsibility. In this level of divine consciousness, we find true art. Family hurts us, it is like a trap, it shortens our life, it bothers us psychically and socioculturally, it forces us into a limited level of consciousness, it robs us of our essential self, it inculcates ideas in us that are not our own, and at the moment when we find ourselves in the world, all of this collapses and we have to build a life from scratch.

We forgive ourselves because no one is guilty. Generation after generation, each one is victim to the one before. We end up with many centuries of being victims, but in the end you understand that there is no reason for resentment. We need to work in a job that we like and always be peaceful people, to do what we like.

We must be what we are and not what they want us to be. To love what we love without obligation, without neurotic knots that we cannot untie.

Mondo Jodo: Anarchy and Alchemy: The Films of Alejandro Jodorowsky

To desire what we want and to create what we are capable of making. To live with a certain prosperity, without wasting. But a prosperity for everyone, not a prosperity based on exploiting others.

And, of course, it is necessary to become immortals and for this we have to live as if we were immortals thinking that we have a thousand years more to do what we want but without forgetting that in ten seconds we can die. At a certain age, you have to make yourself useful for others.

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When you have lived and life has given you an experience, whether good or bad, the moment arrives when you should pass on what you know. Rather than turn into a dumb old person, you should go further every time. Aging does not exist, neither does mental decline. The memory can have less capacity to find a word or maybe you can feel less sexual desire, less virulence, but there is no reason for desire to have disappeared.

If, during your life you have worked the emotions, when you mature you begin to know sublime feelings, which you did not have when you were young because nature did not let you.

It takes forty years to find yourself. The true opening of the consciousness cannot be had before this age.

From there, the journey begins. I remember some artists who said this world isn't worth anything, that it is a pigsty, that we are going nowhere, that God is dead, and all those things.

Bad literature is this. To expose your navel, to tell how you drank your morning coffee amid general disgust, with everything around you rotting. While the world is dying, I drink my coffee. Or I perform my little sex acts. This is old-fashioned.

Alejandro Jodorowsky February 17, 1929 Tocopilla, Chile Paris

One must cross this neurotic curtain. Beauty is the maximum limit we can access through language. We cannot reach the truth, but we can get close to it through beauty. The symbolic act of the death of the father is absolutely necessary, but it is also necessary to do it in an intelligent way, with lucidity and without resentment.

If you perceive your father in a violent way, it is because you are not killing him: you are asking him to love you because you need it. But if you are able to see him positively, without his pedestal and without your fear, you are no longer begging him to love you in order for you to exist.

And this is when you kill him, when you make him fall. But once you've knocked him down, it is necessary to rebuild him and repay him, because fathers have essential value, even if they are monsters: they give us life, they leave their imprint on certain parts of our being, and they allow us to become who we are in a conscious way.

When we do something we have never done, we are already on the road to healing. We must break the routines. No one fulfills himself fully. What is fulfilling oneself?

Advancing as one can. We have to be very conscious of the fact that beneath every illness is a prohibition. A prohibition that comes from a superstition.

Addictions come from shortages in infancy. People try to compensate this way. Alcoholism is generally produced from a shortage in mother's milk. And heroin addiction is usually due to a lack of being, the absence of recognition; the drug fills the emptiness of not being loved. The person who does not control his territory does not control his existence. If someone is not conscious, he is taken over, not only outwardly but also with the thoughts that assault him. He is very vulnerable to desires and feelings.

The difference being that when one creates a psychedelic film, he need not create a film that shows the visions of a person who has taken a pill; rather, he needs to manufacture the pill.

It attracted the attention of rock musician and countercultural figure John Lennon , who thought very highly of it, and convinced the president of The Beatles ' company Apple Corps , Allen Klein , to distribute it in the United States. The result was The Holy Mountain , released in The Holy Mountain was another complex, multi-part story that featured a man credited as "The Thief" and equated with Jesus Christ, a mystical alchemist played by Jodorowsky, seven powerful business people representing seven of the planets Venus and the six planets from Mars to Pluto , a religious training regimen of spiritual rebirth, and a quest to the top of a holy mountain for the secret of immortality.

During the completion of The Holy Mountain, Jodorowsky received spiritual training from Oscar Ichazo of the Arica School , who encouraged him to take LSD and guided him through the subsequent psychedelic experience. Klein had promised this adaptation to various investors. Jodorowsky, who had discovered feminism during the filming of The Holy Mountain, refused to make the film, going so far as to leave the country to escape directing duties.

In retaliation, Allen Klein made El Topo and The Holy Mountain, to which he held the rights, completely unavailable to the public for more than 30 years. Jodorowsky frequently decried Klein's actions in interviews. After the talk, Takata gave Jodorowsky his kyosaku , believing that his former student had mastered the art of understanding koans.

The music would be composed by Pink Floyd and Magma. The production for the film collapsed when no film studio could be found willing to fund the movie to Jodorowsky's terms.

The aborted production was chronicled in the documentary Jodorowsky's Dune.

Subsequently, the rights for filming were sold to Dino de Laurentiis , who employed the American filmmaker David Lynch to direct, creating the film Dune in After the collapse of the Dune project, Jodorowsky completely changed course and, in , premiered his children's fable Tusk , shot in India.

Taken from Reginald Campbell 's novel Poo Lorn of the Elephants , the film explores the soul-mate relationship between a young British woman living in India and a highly prized elephant. The film exhibited little of the director's outlandish visual style and was never given wide release. The film received limited theatrical distribution, putting Jodorowsky back on the cultural map despite its mixed critical reviews. It featured a protagonist who, as a child, saw his mother lose both her arms, and as an adult let his own arms act as hers, and so was forced to commit murders at her whim.

Several of Jodorowsky's sons were recruited as actors. He followed in with a very different film, The Rainbow Thief. That same year , Jodorowsky and his family returned to France to live. Upon arriving in Mexico City, he gave a lecture at the Julio Castillo Theatre where he once again met Ejo Takata, who at this time had moved into a poor suburb of the city where he had continued to teach meditation and Zen.

Takata would die two years later, and Jodorowsky would never get to see his old friend again. Jodorowsky attended the festival and his films were shown, including El Topo and The Holy Mountain, which at the time had grey legal status. According to festival director Bryan Wendorf , it was an open question of whether CUFF would be allowed to show both films, or whether the police would show up and shut the festival down.

Notably, Fando y Lis and La cravate were digitally restored extensively and remastered in London during late , thus providing the perfect complement to the quality restoration work undertaken on El Topo and The Holy Mountain in the States by Abkco, and ensuring that the presentation of Fando y Lis is a significant improvement over the Fantoma DVD edition. Prior to the availability of these legitimate releases, only inferior quality, optically censored, bootleg copies of both El Topo and The Holy Mountain have been circulated on the Internet and on DVD.

In an interview with The Guardian newspaper in November , however, Jodorowsky revealed that he was unable to find the funds to make King Shot, and instead would be entering preparations on Sons of El Topo , for which he claimed to have signed a contract with "some Russian producers". He attended and spoke about his work and life.

Alejandro's son and co-star in the film, Brontis, claimed the film was to be finished by March , and that the film was "very different than the other films he made". His Paris-based production company, Satori Films, launched two successful crowdfunding campaigns to finance the film. The Indiegogo campaign has been left open indefinitely, receiving donations from fans and movie-goers in support of the independent production.The person who does not control his territory does not control his existence.

Referred to throughout his writings, pataphysics was a major and ongoing interest for Daumal Rosenblatt 43, 54; Daumal He followed in with a very different film, The Rainbow Thief.

Alejandro Jodorowsky

In August , Alejandro arrived in a town in Chile where he grew up, also the setting of his autobiography The Dance of Reality, to promote an autobiographical film based upon his book. To the extent that we try to be like others, we convert ourselves into zombies. Leandro Taub portrays Jodorowsky's best friend the poet and novelist Enrique Lihn [48].

He attended and spoke about his work and life.

As a writer, and given the historical and social context of his metaphysical opposition to Surrealism through Le Grande Jeu and his own poetry as outlined in his previous biographical details, he was already familiar with the struggle to make words liberating in a soteriologically Absurdist sense for a post-Surrealist milieu. We were in Notre Dame, and he said, "Attack me.