Psychomagic: The Transformative Power of Shamanic Psychotherapy

By Alejandro Jodorowsky

A therapeutic direction utilizing the ability of desires, theater, poetry, and shamanism

• indicates how mental realizations may cause actual transformation while manifested through concrete poetic acts

• comprises many examples of the surreal yet winning activities Jodorowsky has prescribed to these looking his aid

While residing in Mexico, Alejandro Jodorowsky turned conversant in the colourful and potent treatments supplied through folks healers. He discovered that it truly is more straightforward for the subconscious to appreciate the language of desires than that of rationality. disorder may also be noticeable as a actual dream that finds unresolved emotional and mental difficulties.

Psychomagic provides the shamanic and genealogical ideas Jodorowsky found to create a therapeutic remedy which could use the powers of goals, artwork, and theater to empower members to heal wounds that during a few circumstances had traveled via generations. The concrete and infrequently surreal poetic activities Jodorowsky employs are a part of an difficult process meant to damage aside the dysfunctional character with whom the sufferer identifies in an effort to connect to a deeper self. that's whilst real transformation can take place.

For a tender guy who complained that he lived in simple terms in his head and used to be not able to snatch carry of fact and develop towards the monetary autonomy he wanted, Jodorowsky gave the prescription to stick gold cash to the soles of his footwear in order that all day he will be strolling on gold. A pass judgement on whose self-importance used to be ruling his each movement was once given the duty of dressing like a tramp and begging outdoors one of many trendy eating places he enjoyed to widespread whereas pulling glass doll eyes out of his wallet. The lesson for him used to be that if a tramp can fill his wallet with eyeballs, then they need to be of no worth, and therefore the eyes of others shouldn't have any concerning who you're and what you do. Taking his sufferers without delay at their phrases, Jodorowsky takes a similar components linked to a damaging emotional cost and recasts them in an motion that might lead them to confident and let them to pay the mental bills hindering their lives.

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