Completely changing the way I think of healing, art and the unconscious mind. I could sum it all up as, "Better living through metaphor. God how I wish I had read this when I was actively studying the craft of poetry. For anyone interested in creativity, the appendix on creative processes is priceless. Some of my favorite quotes: "At every moment, the capacity of the unconscious exceeds the limits of our reason, whether by way of dreams or by involuntary acts. Similarly, when a person lets their guard down a bit, I often try to kick a psychological goal.

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The multifaceted artist has developed an alternative method of healing and freeing the sub-conscious through art which bears no relation to mainstream psychoanalysis. He believes the past, present and future act as one whole entity. At the same time I am in the past, the present and I am in the future. The future is there in us all, in the world, in each object, each being. In reponse to the number of questions he was asked about his method of healing, the director explained how the therapy works.

Sometimes it takes an hour for me to come up with a psychomagical task that the individual themselves must carry out. They become their own healer. It is the subconscious world. The director says he would like cinema to be used to solve spiritual problems. The film was partly financed through a crowdfunding platform on social media which raised more than , euros. Around 2, people contributed financially to the making of the documentary.

The third part of this trilogy has yet to be filmed. Psychomagic — A Healing Art is in cinemas from October 2. Share this article.



When he was eight years old, the family moved from Tocopilla to Santiago. He enrolled in the University of Chile in but dropped out two years later. He began writing plays in and founded an experimental theatre group in In the early s Jodorowsky, Spanish-born French author Fernando Arrabal , and French artist and author Roland Topor formed a loose avant-garde movement, Panique, named after the Greek god Pan and dedicated to the shocking and the surreal. In he directed his first feature film, Fando y Lis Fando and Lis , which was based on a play by Arrabal. Fando and his paralyzed lover, Lis, journey across a desert and encounter a gang of transvestites, blood drinkers, and a man playing a burning piano. The film caused a public outcry at its premiere at the Acapulco Film Festival and was banned in Mexico.


Jodorowski's latest documentary explores 'psychomagic' and healing

Overview[ edit ] Born to Jewish-Ukrainian parents in Chile , Jodorowsky experienced an unhappy and alienated childhood, and so immersed himself in reading and writing poetry. Dropping out of college, he became involved in theater and in particular mime, working as a clown before founding his own theater troupe, the Teatro Mimico, in From he divided his time between Paris and Mexico City , in the former becoming a founding member of the anarchistic avant-garde Panic Movement of performance artists. In he created his first comic strip, Anibal 5, while in he directed his first feature film, the surrealist Fando y Lis , which caused a huge scandal in Mexico , eventually being banned.


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