My Friend, Alejandro Jodorowsky

*It happened one day. As all things. It is not that it had not existed before. Not at all!.
But Life emerges when the Consciousness is awakened, and it does it in a sudden.
Th0ugh it may not be beleived, never the human being is more conscious than when the Ying (ovule) is joined to the Yang (espermatozoo) and a " Big Bang" explodes. A microcosmos is originated and extended from the Infinity to the Infinity, and watching from here, in the warmest and clearest corner of the mother’s uterus.
And then…there he was… disguised as a cathodic screen, it was how I discovered my friend Alejandro Jodorowsky, and… what it was that did dragged me to him? First of all the night’s relaxing mood. When there is no demands from the outside and all the working day’s labors are done, you undress from allt he physical and mental wrappings and everything that penetrates into the consciouness is fresh. It is received with great intensity, and if what is coming into, peeps in the hollow that all Soul wishes to fill, it goes as a bolt, trying to “take land” into the mountain.

Alejandro Jodorowsky is a revolutionary of the creativity. His vital trayectory shows a cultivated man, passionate for Man and his development. He transluces a new strength, as if he would be a teenage full of impetuous dreams, and a point of imprudence, but at the same time he is a real “old” man, with that matureness that sometimes the children show, when their personalities have not been carved by the necessary socialization, destined to strengthen the convivence.
It is the benevolent wisdom, soft as water, though powerful, that the wise men of the taoist stories tell.
Along his whole life, he has expressed himself in an iconoclast way… even to the limit. Transgressing the aesthetical habits, experimenting the absurd, driven to what he calls “the poetic act”, but nourishing with his art one expression that is emanating from love and faith in Life and not hopelesness and confussion.

All this experience is not just exposed in his books but in his films, theatre plays, cinema scripts, comics, already legendaries, transcending all the cultural ready-reckoners of the Judaism, Christianism, Hinduism, and all the “isms” that have encased the Man experience in uniformed sects.

Alejandro Jodorowsky is a poet. A thaumaturgus. A mystic. An iniciator tarologist of the magic applied to Life and besides is not just an extraordinary person…. special… but a soul full of charm, magnetism, beauty and above all, the living reflection of what one is yearning to feel… that is… being perceived as an ageless human being, without a determined sex and without atachtment to old fashioned customs and rituals. With a great sense of the creativity.

He is a boundless personality, good hearted and watcher of the beings development. He is an “emanation” of vital plethora and animic profundity with an exhuberant delicateness, as if he would be an enormous timid and multicolored butterfly, though prideful and spectacular. A wise man that “knows” and is not boasting about it. A man that is “father” and “mother”, generous, being able to be "father of his children and "son " of his children, for the cycles of Love are like that. And in his case, all this spectacular vision emanates from an animic vacuity, for this is where only and truly the consciousness is being born. The result is a well-being and a sense of abundance, and the well-being is a source of creativity and force.

Someone may think that all this is a sort of story produced by my own wish of creating an imaginary narration regarding another person. Something like the stories one fancies about a neighbour next door, when ritualistically is being seen looking out of a window at determined hours of the day. And you see him coming out… and getting into the house. And you meet him in the supermarket or the drugstore. You observe how is cyclically visited by relatives in special dates. And you could even spy what sort of T.V. programms he is watching and at what time. How he is dressing and how does he take care of a pet. And you imagine. But this man does not show himself off. He does not contact with you, neither is his will to produce any personal meeting. Turned into a landscape that you know but it does not say anything and to whom you are talking with your presence.
No… Alejandro does not make me feel like that. He shows himself off, and invites you and answers. In his fashion …promoting himself to the ones that are loving his promotion. Yes… you see him in the media doing it…in special when one of his books is coming out. And I feel delighted for that. For each new book is a festival. And has the right to live on it…he does not cheat anyone… I know that I am going to love what he has written.

To “sell” the product of our work is not a demerit.
I remember once…..I was giving some Shiatsu courses and a nun came to participate. I was kind of embarrashed for having to tell her the fee of the courses, for the community had to had to pay for them…
She reacted with merryment and told me…“oh… do not worry Rosa , que de cintura para abajo… todo el mundo vive de su trabajo, which means… that from waist to down everyone lives on one’s work”. So is promotion… legal and natural. What Alejandro is giving to his family, friends or readers is so huge that what you pay is nothing…and he always shows himself so adorable and useful that I would love him to promote new books all the years.

The idea of introducing Alejandro Jodorowky in the Tarology’s section is for giving honor to a revolutionary of this science, that with Carl Jung have situated the Tarot, his symbolism and application, outside of the marketing circuits of the cartomancy and have enlightened in a real new way, the interpretation of those symbols, as old and Man himself.
That what is or can be considered as “esoteric” would stop being that for turning into “exoteric”.

So much Alejandro as C. Jung, have taught us, that we are the ones that have created the symbols, in order to get to the soul and the consciousness of what is enormously difficult to explain with words, because the words are driving for some pathways of chained thoughts that are separating us from the real experience. The words, the naming of a thing, like “table” is not the thing in itself. The map of the territory is not the territory itself. The image of Man is not Man. The greatness of God, Tao, Allah, Brahma is indescriptible and nameless.

But we give them a name.

The Tarot symbolizes the stated of the Soul. His evolutive pathway , that is goes from the cahotic and creative force of everthing that is… to the World’s complection .
From an individual microcosmos to an eternallly intellectual, affective, material and creative macrocosmos.

And the Dance… goes on.

Rosa Cobos*

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This for showing why do I love this artist. And explain why I do not need to meet face to face anyone to love his Soul. Can you fancy that?….Yes I know.

Tarot is one of his creative realms…but there is much more. You are invited to find out… to discover….and I can assure…that you will be amazed and tremendously enjoyed.


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  • Erhan OZBIYIK
    Erhan OZBIYIKabout 5 years ago

    Looks like a master to learn from.. Thanks for letting us know Rosa !! :)

  • dmcart
    dmcartabout 5 years ago

    Gracias por habermelo presentado, Rosa… El libro que me regalasteis, esta circulando entre algunas almas avidas de conocimientos mas alla de lo cotidiano….
    El que me compre yo, estoy a punto de terminarlo, y le doy vueltas, porque no quiero!! Vuelvo para tras y releo partes que me llamaron la atencion…. y el señalador queda alli, en el ultimo capitulo, esperando que cobre valor para terminar de leerlo…. Me ha gustado muchisimo!

  • Es que Alejandro pide soñarlo.
    Más que leerlo.
    Hay veces en que realmente da pena acabar. Te quedas vacío, frío..sin su compañía anímica, pero no es lo mismo volver a releerlo. Es algo especial, que tiene que ver con le “hogar” que uno fabrica en el alma, cuando está leyendo un libro que le está engachando.
    La Danza de la Realidad, que es el primero que yo leí… es maravilloso.
    Dále, dále…!
    Muxus para ti

    – RosaCobos

  • raymondoantonio
    raymondoantonioabout 5 years ago


  • Bezay
    Bezayabout 5 years ago

    “The Holy Mountain” is my favorite movie and it caught me off guard seeing this spiritual genius mentioned here on RedBubble, and you to know of this man is a blessing to you and yours


  • RosaCobos
  • linaji
    linajialmost 5 years ago

  • David A. Everitt (aka silverstrummer)
    David A. Everi...almost 5 years ago

    Wow such a great accolade to this great man Alejandro Jodorowsky dear Rosa you have put so much work into this …………………. But you always do when you write! ……… hugz my friend Brilliantly written – Congratulations also on your feature too – David

  • Stephanie Jo Witham Juárez
    Stephanie Jo W...over 4 years ago

    Wow, no sabia que eras tan buena amiga de Alejandro Jodorowsky. Yo apenas leí su libro de psicomagia, y me impresiono mucho. Mi mejor amiga es el que me lo presento, y no deja de hablar sobre el, y de guiarse con sus libros. De hecho hace poco fue a ver a su hijo Adonowsky a un concierto en el Distrito Federal, y ha estado buscando la manera de comunicarse con el para agradecerle como su trabajo le ha ayudado. En fin, gracias por la descripción tan hermosa de tu amigo.

  • Mi querida Stephanie….
    Siento desilusionarte….la palabra “amigo”…está aquí utilizada de una forma metafórica..o mejor dicho de una manera en la que uno puede “fall in love”…cómo amigo hacia una persona que representa tanto de lo que tu ser creativo, humano propone.
    Soy tan “amiga” de Jodorowski cómo tu amiga lo es de el. El ha estado mucho tiempo relacionado con España y trabajando para la televisión, y haciendo multitud de talleres.
    encuentro su persona fascinante, pero tanto en cuanto a su imagen pública, su imagen artistica y aquello que uno lee que ha escrito de si mismo. Pero no me importa. De hecho tengo “muchos amigos” de este tipo. Y cada vez que quiero estar con ellos….los busco en los libros. El me ha enseñado tanto de Tarot…tanto de teatro, del alma… un “Loco”….y una persona especial.
    El libro que ha escrito Cristobal “El Collar del Tigre” realmente interesante..porque habla de su familia de la relación de sí mismo con sus padres y hermanos… del camino emprendido..y es realmente apasionante. Estás viendo la biografía de Alejandro, tejida de forma diferente. Si puedes…..le echas un vistazo.
    Gracias por tu presencia….me encanta que seas fan de Alejandro. Samuel lo es hasta el fondo del corazón. Le dedicó un libro,y estuvo charlando con el en Madrid, en la feria del libro. Un beso para tí.

    – RosaCobos

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