Alejandro Jodorowsky from EL TOPO fame set to work on a new feature



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Chilean multi-hyphenate legend, Alejandro Jodorowsky, is returning to the director's chair. The artist-shaman enjoys cult following thanks to his metaphysical acid western El Topo, esoteric passage to enlightenment The Holy Mountain, mystical spin on Hitchcock´s Psycho Santa Sangre as well as a master of pen in poetry, graphic novels and no less surreal novels.

The year 2013 marked Jodorowsky´s comeback to the big screen. He not only finished his first feature project in 23 years, The Dance of Reality (read the review), a feature documentary mapping his unfinished epic project Dune (read the review), „the greatest film never made“, saw the light of the day. Jodorowsky who will celebrate 90th anniversary next year surprised his supporters when he revelaed his vision to make four more features after The Dance of Reality in order to create semi-autobiographic pentalogy adapting his semi-autobiographic and mytho-poetical novels The Dance of the Reality and Where the Bird Sing Best.

The poet-director managed to shoot a sequel, Endless Poetry (read the review) and has recently announced his next project. It won´t be the next installment reccounting his artistic and philosophical endeavours, however, loyal Jodorowsky readers are very much aware of his several books pondering the combination of art and therapy – psychomagic.

PsychomagicThe Spiritual JourneySacred Trickery or Manual of Psychomagic revolve around the topic of healing through psychomagic acts, a sort of symbolistic shamanism and according to Jodorowsky an emulation of the language of dreams in order to communicate with unconsciousness. Furthermore, psychomagic as an aesthetic and philosophy creates the core of Alejandro Jodorowsky's idiosyncratic poetics of civil surrealism – psychomagical realism – traceable in all his works no matter what form.To continue reading full article click