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The Peyote Dance I recall the first half of this book as highly thought provoking and lucid It has a few slow bits but overall the information Artaud presents feels invaluable Highly recommended if the topic interests you. Max a fellow Goodreads brought this book to my attention I never had a copy and it s very difficult to find even via the Internet but I read a library edition some years ago and it is a really remarkable travel journal Artaud is one of a kind genius. Artaud, one of the first surrealist writers, coming from the Dada movement, takes a journey to Mexico to experience first hand the rites of Ciguri The rites often use the cactus based hallucinogen peyote His ideas go from anthropological to philosophical to just plain weird as he debates whether these are the Atlantians Plato spoke of This is an essential read for those wanting to catch up on early drug history, being one of the first written accounts of peyote usage I was disappointed that Artaud, one of the first surrealist writers, coming from the Dada movement, takes a journey to Mexico to experience first hand the rites of Ciguri The rites often use the cactus based hallucinogen peyote His ideas go from anthropological to philosophical to just plain weird as he debates whether these are the Atlantians Plato spoke of This is an essential read for those wanting to catch up on early drug history, being one of the first written accounts of peyote usage I was disappointed that he didn t describe his experience with the peyote , it was muchabout the tribe and their beliefs surrounding the use of the cactus button Still a fun read for those interested in stepping outside the norm, and experiencing third hand the rituals involved in these sacred rites His prose is among the best I ve read from the surrealists at least in translation and I look forward toof his works.Three day trip wow Guess I was looking for that same vital piercing style that makes up a majority of the City Light s Artaud Anthology, which there s glimpses of here but overall the tone is much different and he s very obsessed with Jesus and God at one point, of course in a different context but unlike his other work Best part is when he defends the peyote ritual of the Tarahumara against the governmental forces attempting to restrict it The trouble is that when they have taken Peyote, they no longer obey us Guess I was looking for that same vital piercing style that makes up a majority of the City Light s Artaud Anthology, which there s glimpses of here but overall the tone is much different and he s very obsessed with Jesus and God at one point, of course in a different context but unlike his other work Best part is when he defends the peyote ritual of the Tarahumara against the governmental forces attempting to restrict it The trouble is that when they have taken Peyote, they no longer obey us They are abusing it in order to reach that point of disorderly intoxication in which the soul is no longer subject to anything.One can draw magical powers from the contempt they have for civilization Fue una ma ana de domingo cuando el anciano jefe indio me abri la conciencia con una cuchillada entre el coraz n y el bazo Tenga confianza , me dijo, no tenga miedo, que no le har ning n da o , y se apresur a retroceder tres o cuatro pasos y, tras hacer que su espada describiese un c rculo en el aire por el pomo y hacia atr s, se precipit sobre m , apunt ndome y con toda su fuerza, como si quisiera exterminarme, pero la punta de la espada apenas me toc la piel y s lo brot una gotita de Fue una ma ana de domingo cuando el anciano jefe indio me abri la conciencia con una cuchillada entre el coraz n y el bazo Tenga confianza , me dijo, no tenga miedo, que no le har ning n da o , y se apresur a retroceder tres o cuatro pasos y, tras hacer que su espada describiese un c rculo en el aire por el pomo y hacia atr s, se precipit sobre m , apunt ndome y con toda su fuerza, como si quisiera exterminarme, pero la punta de la espada apenas me toc la piel y s lo brot una gotita de sangre No not dolor alguno, pero s que tuve la impresi n de despertar a algo respecto de lo cual hasta entonces hab a yo sido un mal nacido y estaba mal orientado, y me sent colmado por una luz que nunca hab a pose do Pasaron algunos d as y una ma ana, al amanecer, entr en relaci n con los sacerdotes del Tutuguri y, dos d as despu s, pude por fin unirme al Ciguri Un livre qui tra ne dans ma biblioth que depuis pas mal d ann es Je connais peu l oeuvre d Artaud, et donc j imagine que cet ouvrage plaira davantage aux amateurs fans sp cialistes du dramaturge Le livre se pr sente comme un ensemble de textes, dans un d sordre chronologique, sur le voyage qu a entrepris Antonin Artaud aupr s de la tribu des Tarahumaras, des indiens du Mexique dont les rites tournent principalement autour de la danse et de la consommation du peyotl On retrouve plusieurs th ma Un livre qui tra ne dans ma biblioth que depuis pas mal d ann es Je connais peu l oeuvre d Artaud, et donc j imagine que cet ouvrage plaira davantage aux amateurs fans sp cialistes du dramaturge Le livre se pr sente comme un ensemble de textes, dans un d sordre chronologique, sur le voyage qu a entrepris Antonin Artaud aupr s de la tribu des Tarahumaras, des indiens du Mexique dont les rites tournent principalement autour de la danse et de la consommation du peyotl On retrouve plusieurs th matiques qui semblent ch res Artaud la danse, la corporalit des rites et donc la th tralit de ces actes la recherche d une R ponse, d un Impossible comme il est dit dans la pr face, en somme vouloir faire l exp rience d une autre fa on d tre pour pouvoir se retrouver ou trouver quelque chose la question de la foi, et notamment des d lires mystiques qui se m lent une conversion chr tienne qu il reniera enfin une adversit face au progr s tel que conceptualis dans les civilisations avanc es et qui est une perdition par rapport aux traditions s culaires.L ouvrage peut tre int ressant sur certains de ces aspects mais cela reste assez ti de et l on comprend surtout qu Artaud tait face une profonde crise existentielle qu il a essay de r soudre en vain On appr ciera ou pas d s lors les envol es mystiques de l auteur, qui peuvent passer pour de la po sie hallucin e ou des d lires proches du Matin des Magiciens Antonin Artaud se adentr tres meses en la sierra con el nico fin de entender todoa la cosmogon a de los Tarahumaras En este libro desde mi opini n es una mezcla del pensamiento que tuvo Artaud en ese contacto con los Tarahumara, asi como breves explicaciones de los ritos que ellos realizaban La Danza del Peyote I had heard of Artaud and his theatre of cruelty, but had never read him, finding the surrealists, dadaists and their ilk not to my taste A book about peyote and a traditional peyote religion, however, was a different matter While staying with friends in Springfield, Vermont, I borrowed this book from their library, reading it on their front porch and at the local cafe.The book is only glancingly about the Mexican peyote cult and the people who practice it The book isabout Artaud and ab I had heard of Artaud and his theatre of cruelty, but had never read him, finding the surrealists, dadaists and their ilk not to my taste A book about peyote and a traditional peyote religion, however, was a different matter While staying with friends in Springfield, Vermont, I borrowed this book from their library, reading it on their front porch and at the local cafe.The book is only glancingly about the Mexican peyote cult and the people who practice it The book isabout Artaud and about what he experienced under the influence of the cactus taken up as grist for his mill He definitely had a recognizably psychedelic experience, but the book was too idiosyncratic to promise much to readers interested inthan just another example of the phenomenology of the drug and perhaps this essay s influence on the book and movie, Altered States Tan d m Antonin Artaud dan farkl yd bu kitaptaki Yine ok co kulu ama farkl bi ekilde Kitab n n bas lmas i in yay nc y ikna etmeye al t mektuplar da yer al yor kitapta, z c oldu benim i in okumak. Artaud received a grant to travel to Mexico, where he met his first Mexican Parisian friend, the Painter Federico Cant inwhen he gave lectures on the decadence of Western civilization He also studied and lived with the Tarahumaran people and experimented with peyote, recording his experiences, which were later released in a volume called Voyage to the Land of the Tarahumara The content of this work closely resembles the poems of his later days, concerned primarily with the supernatural Artaud also recorded his horrific withdrawal from heroin upon entering the land of the Tarahumaras having deserted his last supply of the drug at a mountainside, he literally had to be hoisted onto his horse, and soon resembled, in his words, a giant, inflamed gum Artaud would return to opiates later in life


About the Author: Antonin Artaud

Antoine Marie Joseph Artaud, better known as Antonin Artaud, was a French playwright, poet, essayist, actor, and theatre director.Considered among the most influential figures in the evolution of modern drama theory, Antonin Artaud associated himself with Surrealist writers, artists, and experimental theater groups in Paris during the 1920s When political differences resulted in him breaking from the Surrealists, he founded the Theatre Alfred Jarry with Roger Vitrac and Robert Aron Together they hoped to create a forum for works that would radically change French theatre Artaud, especially, expressed disdain for Western theatre of the day, panning the ordered plot and scripted language his contemporaries typically employed to convey ideas, and he recorded his ideas in such works as Le Theatre de la cruaute and The Theatre and Its Double Artaud believed that theatre should represent reality and, therefore, affect the audience as much as possible, therefore he used a mixture of strange and disturbing forms of lighting, sound, and other performance elements.Artaud wanted to put the audience in the middle of the spectacle his term for the play , so they would be engulfed and physically affected by it He referred to this layout as being like a vortex a constantly shifting shape to be trapped and powerless.


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