To the scientist the aim of alchemy seems only to be the transmutation of base metals into gold. Though some alchemists were concerned solely with this, many were serious and dedicated thinkers who used alchemical symbols and ideas to probe religious, philosophical and psychological issues.

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Haiku is a form of poetry which is written in seventeen syllables. Each poem contains a word that refers to the season described in the haiku. The following haiku are by the three greatest haiku poets of Japan. (All translations are by R. H. Blyth)

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Past Events > Bizarre Bazaar… "The Night and the Purpose" (8)

Event: Bizarre Bazaar… "The Night and the Purpose"
A benefit event
Los Angeles, CA, December 13, 2002
Alex Danko Hosts
140 attendants

Circo’s shortest production. Nonetheless, a private home is transformed and over 120 people show up. The night’s crowd and the night itself are eclectic. This is the first time Circo gathers around a specific Cause. New films shown during the night are curated by Guillermina Zabala. Video artistry courtesy of C Square. Poe-try Art-i-facts by Sergio Martinez, Magic by Federico Luduena, Tarotherapy by Esteban Bergese, Installation-poem (20 Questions) by Ernesto Sopprani. Paraphernalia –mostly composed of people associated to Circo back then- performs this night. Alicia Villa MC’s this event. Other notable singers include Gabriela Crowe interpreting among others some beloved Puccini Arias. The host, Alex Danko, shakes the crowd with his pop-modernist crooning. Paintings by Arnaud Damasceno and Martin Sym-smith are exhibited in the halls. Photography from Silvia Askenazi and Francisco Leon