Alejandro Jodorowsky Discusses Psychomagic But He Smiles Too Much

Alejandro Jodorowsky on the Spanish program ‘Negro Sobre Blanco’ discussing his ‘phsychomagic’ ideas about how people must understand the influence of the family tree and how breaking with habits or curses from the past is essential for health and happiness. Jodorowsky has long held to the idea that art must heal human beings and society. His use for systems of magic like the Tarot are never for divination but rather for understanding one’s self and one’s place in the world. He approaches his own thoughts and theories with humor and exuberance. I find him to be very magnetic as a speaker. I also find that his good nature seems to prevent people from aggressively arguing some of his general assertions. In other words, most people who interact with Jodorowsky do so with the attitude that they are dealing with a grand old man of wisdom. In many ways I think he is just that. However, one should not have that in mind when actually talking to him. I also think he’s a nice man who genuinely works to help people feel better.

3 thoughts on “Alejandro Jodorowsky Discusses Psychomagic But He Smiles Too Much

  1. This is a lame writing. A lot of Jodorowsky’s “prescriptions” resemble the work (and principles) of medical hypnotherapy and much-respected figures like Milton Erickson.

    • That’s the problem with Jodorowsky’s fans. They see harsh and real criticism of their man as being nothing more than anger. The message of Jodorowsky is not one I agree with. He has made some very interesting films, but his ideas about healing and treatment are extremely weak. It is interesting to watch people talk to him because they seem very afraid to contradict him. That is not a good thing.

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