In this excerpt from Gilles Farcet’s 1989 interview with Alejandro Jodorowsky, Jodorowsky discusses being spiritually “good” as a child, growing up with a militant atheist father, and how fear of dying drives his search for divinity.
Politics, colonialism, revolution, and war are not sufficient means to solve the self-destructive chaos into which humanity plunges more and more; it will have to be spiritually aware individuals who organize to guide people to peace, harmony, and joy-filled living.
While in Mexico, I searched for a good wizard. Then a friend spoke to me of the famous Pachita, a small, good eighty-year-old woman. People came from far away to consult her in the hope of being healed. I was very moved by the prospect of meeting this famous sorceress, so I prepared myself for this.