Manual of Psychomagic

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  • Copyright: 2015-02-22
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions
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A workbook for using symbolic acts to heal the unconscious mind

• Provides several hundred successful psychomagic solutions for a wide range of specific psychological, sexual, emotional, and physical problems, from stuttering, eczema, and fears to repressed rage and hereditary illnesses

• Details how practitioners can develop unique psychomagic solutions for their patients

• Explains how psychomagic bypasses the rational mind to work directly with the unconscious for quicker and more enduring change

Traditional psychotherapy seeks to unburden the unconscious mind purely through talk and discussion. Psychomagic recognizes that it is difficult to reach the unconscious with rational thought. We should instead speak directly to the unconscious in its own language, that of dreams, poetry, and symbolic acts. By interacting on this deeper level, we can initiate quicker and more enduring change to resolve repressed childhood trauma, express buried emotions, and overcome deep-seated intimacy issues. Through the lens of psychomagic, illness can be seen as the physical dream of the unconscious, revealing unresolved issues, some passed from generation to generation.

In this workbook of psychomagical spells, legendary filmmaker and creator of psychomagic Alejandro Jodorowsky provides several hundred successful psychomagic solutions for a wide range of psychological, sexual, emotional, and physical problems from stuttering, eczema, and fear of failure to repressed rage, hereditary illnesses, and domineering parents. Each solution takes the same elements associated with a negative emotional charge and recasts them into a series of theatrical symbolic actions that enable one to pay the psychological debts hindering their lives. Explaining the shamanic techniques at the foundation of psychomagic, the author offers methods for aspiring practitioners to develop solutions for their own unique patients.

Jodorowsky explains how the surreal acts of psychomagic are intended to break apart the dysfunctional persona with whom the patient identifies in order to connect with a deeper, more authentic self. As he says in the book, “Health only finds itself in the authentic. There is no beauty without authenticity.”

Author Biography

Alejandro Jodorowsky is the legendary filmmaker of El Topo and The Holy Mountain. He has been profiled in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and other major media. His most recent film, The Dance of Reality, debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013 and opened in theaters across the United States in 2014. He is the author of more than 20 books, including Psychomagic, The Way of Tarot, and Metagenealogy. He lives in Paris.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Psychomagic
Freeing the Shackles of Memory

Psychomagic Tips to Heal Your Life
Authenticity, Health, and the Influence of the
Family Terrain

1    Sexual Devaluation of the Female

2     Female Shyness

3    Sexual Devaluation of the Male

4    Premature Ejaculation

5    Rejection of Sperm

6    Incestuous Desires

7    Mother-Daughter Symbiosis

8    Mother-Son Symbiosis

9    Father-Son Symbiosis

10    Father-Daughter Symbiosis

11    Invasive Mother

12    Mothers Who Criticize by Telephone

13    Mourning an Abortion

14    Nostalgia for Homeland

15    Taking Possession of a Territory

16    Separated Parents

17    Eczema

18    Avoid Being Spellbound by a More Powerful Mind

19     Bad Luck

20    Agoraphobia

21    Claustrophobia

22    Bulimia

23    Anorexia

24    Failure

25    Nicotine Addiction

26    Heroin Addiction

27    Alcoholism

28    Living with an Addict

29    Death of a Baby

30    Born after the Death of a Sibling

31    Give the Feelings of Others Back to Them

32    Letting Go of Childhood Suffering

33    Letting Go of Harmful Ideas

34    Absent Father (for a woman)

35    Absent Father (for a man)

36    Express Repressed Rage

37    Distressing Secrets

38    Domineering Parents

39    The Inability to Caress

40    To Stop Using Aggressive Language

41    The Blocked Artist

42    Amenorrhea

43    Amorous Jealousy

44    Insane Jealousy

45    Failure Neurosis

46    Gather Strength before a Radical Change

47    Inability to Concentrate

48    Stolen Childhood

49    Family Illnesses

50    Ridding Ourselves of Labels

51    Difficulty Carrying Pregnancy to Term

52    No Partner

53    Warts

54    Kleptomania

55   Guilt Attacks

56    Male Cowardice

57    Impotency

58    Stuttering

59    Morning Sluggishness

60    Recovering Faith in Oneself

61    Intellectual Anxiety

62    Sexual Abuse

63    Lovesickness

64    Fear of Financial Failure

65    Fear of Aging

66    Fear of Fainting

67    Fear of the Dark

68    Fear of Insanity

69    Spells for Fear

70    Career Trouble

71    Frigidity

72    Negative Forecasting

73    Dissatisfaction with Physical Appearance

74    Marital Boredom

75    The Woman Bound to Her Ex-Lover

76    Preserving Love and Friendship

77    Relationship Conflicts

78    Incomprehensible Weeping

79    Unprovoked Depression, Continuous Anguish, and Birth Massage

80    Remedy for Pessimists

Psychomagic Recommendations for Society

Acts to Heal Communities, Countries, and the World

Political Disappearances

The Night of Tlatelolco

A Harbor for Bolivia

Female Popes in Rome

Rally for Peace

Protest against Hunger

Hostile Walls

Collective Healing

Anti--Olympic Games

World Union

Psychomagic Acts for Maintaining Health
Dancing the Cosmic Dance

Useless Objects

Troublesome Meetings

Burn “Definitions”

Vampire Relationships

Vaginal Power


To Comfort

Imaginary Occupation


Becoming an Adult

Psychomagic Consultations

What Lies Hidden in the Darkness of the Unconscious?

107    Psychomagic Actions and Outcomes

Appendix Advice for Future Psychomagicians


About the Author

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