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 > Circo Magritte (1)

Event: Circo Magritte
Gardena, CA, The Warehouse, June 10 2000
Sergio Martinez Hosts
92 attendants

The last event held at the Gardena industrial warehouse space. The title of this event is used here only after the fact. Once more –like a few events prior- the event itself bears no name other than Circo de Poesia. Apparently we found it poetic enough at the time. This is not to imply that specific themes weren’t tried as unified wholes for each night. Circo always took seriously its role as a transmitter of important ideas and many of these events revolved around those considered relevant for the group at that time. As part of the night’s poetic program: performed monologues, CB radio improv by Fili Martinez and a jam ‘dazed-out’ session with ‘borrowed equipment’ –we later found out. Additional scenery by Nora Artine.