Alejandro Jodorowsky

Alejandro Jodorowsky is a playwright, filmmaker, composer, mime, psychotherapist, and author of many books on spirituality and tarot, and over thirty comic books and graphic novels. He has directed several films, including The Rainbow Thief and the cult classics El Topo and The Holy Mountain. He lives in France. In 2019, Alejandro Jodorowsky was cited as one of the "100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People in the World" according to Watkins Mind Body Spirit magazine.

Books By Alejandro Jodorowsky

  1. The Dance of Reality

    The Dance of Reality

    By Alejandro Jodorowsky

    Jodorowsky's autobiographical movie The Dance of Reality, which was based on this book, was released at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Not a traditional recounting of chronological memories, it is autobiography told as an act of self-healing. To peer back into our past, he says, is equivalent to digging into our own souls. If we can dig deep enough we can find an inner light.
  2. Manual of Psychomagic

    Manual of Psychomagic

    By Alejandro Jodorowsky

    The shamanic techniques at the foundation of psychomagic speak directly to the unconscious in its own language of dreams, poetry, and symbolic acts. This workbook provides successful solutions for a wide range of psychological, sexual, and physical problems, each solution taking the elements associated with a negative emotional charge and recasting them into theatrical symbolic actions that are played out by the participant.
  3. Metagenealogy


    By Alejandro Jodorowsky
    By Marianne Costa

    Part of our family inheritance is an embodied sense of self, transmitted from at least four prior generations. There are two forces at work: the imitating force of the family's past, and the creative force driven by the Universal Consciousness. This book provides exercises to stop the transmission of these patterns to future generations, and reconnect with our unique creative purpose in life.
  4. Psychomagic


    By Alejandro Jodorowsky

    Psychomagic uses the powers of dreams, art, and theater to heal deep wounds. The concrete and often surreal actions Jodorowsky asks his patients to engage recast dysfunctional habits into positive action enabling them to pay the psychological debts hindering their lives.
  5. The Spiritual Journey of Alejandro Jodorowsky

    The Spiritual Journey of Alejandro Jodorowsky

    By Alejandro Jodorowsky

    Jodorowsky's memoirs reveal his experience with Master Takata and a group of wisewomen--magiciennes--who influenced his spiritual growth. He turns the same unsparing spiritual vision seen in the 1970 countercultural hit film El Topo to his own spiritual quest.
  6. The Way of Tarot

    The Way of Tarot

    By Alejandro Jodorowsky
    By Marianne Costa

    Using the original Marseille Tarot, the authors present a new psychological approach, Tarology, that draws on the symbolism and optical language of the Tarot to create a powerful tool for self-realization, creativity, and healing.
  7. Visionary Ayahuasca

    Visionary Ayahuasca

    By Jan Kounen

    Over multiple trips to the Peruvian Amazon, filmmaker Jan Kounen was transformed from curious explorer to experienced ayahuasquero. This book, part memoir and part guide on what to expect and how to prepare, would be an excellent first step prior to committing to the journey with ayahuasca.
  8. Sacred Trickery and the Way of Kindness

    Sacred Trickery and the Way of Kindness

    By Alejandro Jodorowsky

    In his new book, Alejandro Jodorowsky is revealed as a man who has grown into a brilliant spiritual maverick of the 21st century. He discusses the Way of Kindness he now follows and how it can have a profound effect on your spirit, infusing life with a wealth of happiness.
  9. The Finger and the Moon

    The Finger and the Moon

    By Alejandro Jodorowsky

    Before he became the film maker and auteur known throughout the world today, Alejandro Jodorowsky studied with Zen master Ejo Takata.  In The Finger and the Moon, Jodorowsky recounts how he became Takata’s student and offers his interpretations of the teaching tales, initiatory stories, koans, and enigmatic haikus he learned. 
  10. The Panic Fables

    The Panic Fables

    By Alejandro Jodorowsky

    Appearing for the first time in English, this full-color book presents all 284 of filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s spiritual Panic Fables comics, published weekly from 1967-1973 in Mexico City's El Heraldo newspaper. Jodo includes an introduction explaining how he incorporated Zen teachings, wisdom, and sacred symbology into his comics.

An interview with Alejandro Jodorowsky at SXSW