the holy mountain

“Awakening is not a thing. It is not a goal, not a concept. It is not something to be attained. It is a metamorphosis.

If the caterpillar thinks about the butterfly it is to become, saying ‘And then I shall have wings and antennae,’ there will never be a butterfly.

The caterpillar must accept its own disappearance in its transformation. When the marvelous butterfly takes wing, nothing of the caterpillar remains.”

Alejandro Jodorowsky

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Best “New-To-Me” Films - 2015 

(excluding new releases, in alphabetical order)

  • Braking the Waves (1996, dir. Lars von Trier)
  • Enter the Void (2009, dir. Gaspar Noé)
  • Fallen Angels (1995, dir. Wong Kar-wai)
  • Fish Tank (2009, dir. Andrea Arnold)
  • The Holy Mountain (1973, dir. Alejandro Jodorowsky)
  • Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005, dir. Miranda July)
  • Paris, Texas (1984, dir. Wim Wenders)
  • Safe (1995, dir. Todd Haynes)
  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005, dir. Park Chan-wook)
  • A Woman Under the Influence (1974, dir. John Cassavetes)
You must not talk about the future. The future is a con. The tarot is a language that talks about the present. If you use it to see the future, you become a conman. You are just a charlatan. For me, the tarot was something more serious. It was a deep, psychological search. When you work with the tarot you see that chance exists, synchronicity exists, everything is linked. But nothing is a matter of probability. If you set your spirit to something, that phenomenon will happen. When you are determined, when you deeply enter that dimension that I call the Dance of Reality, the world dances around you and gives you what you seek.
—  Alejandro Jodorowsky, on The Tarot, The Holy Mountain