Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Initiation by Leonora Carrington

Recently, Matthew Levi Stevens posted a fascinating essay regarding Alejandro Jodorowsky’s relationship with surrealist painter/mystic Leonora Carrington. Carrington is not regularly discussed in occult circles these days and this essay makes for a wonderful introduction. Thereafter, you might want to investigate her own writings and art work which are fairly readily accessible. A very powerful part of this essay is a quotation of an invocation by Carrington that Jodorowsky recounts — which could have been made up by him. Reportedly he showed up at her house in the middle of the night and found her seated in a wooden throne, naked except for a Jewish prayer shawl and as he entered her presence, she spoke these words.

“I, the eye that sees nine different worlds and tells the tale of each.
I, Anuba who saw the guts of the pharaoh, embalmer, outcast.
I, the lion goddess who ate the ancestors and churned them to gold in her belly.
I, the lunatic and fool, meat for worse fools than I.
I, the bitch of Sirius, landed here from the terrible hyperbole to howl at the moon.
I, the bamboo in the hand of Huang Po.
I, the queen bee in the entrails of Samson’s dead lion.
I, the tears of the archangel that melted it again.
I, the solitary joke made by the snow queen in higher mathematics.
I, the gypsy who brought the first greasy tarot from Venus.
I, the tree of wisdom whose thirteen branches lead eternally back again.
I, the eleventh commandment: Thou shalt despise no being.”

Read the entire essay here:


Frater Lux Ad Mundi

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