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 > El Paraiso (4)

Event: El Paraiso
Venice CA, Abbot Kinney Studio, April 30 1999
Debora Lynn Hosts
144 attendants

This is an event that for many, stands out as an amazing evening. As the reputation of Circo spreads around some local circles, the attendiing crowds begin to get mixed. As you may guess, when things start colliding more interesting results are the natural outcome. At this point, (and perhaps unsuspectingly since its very first event,) Circo de Poesia in Los Angeles definitely leaves behind the open mic format that characterized the event in Buenos Aires and a more multi-media performance approach is more unanimously adopted. Inside a private studio/loft in the hip Abbot Kinney street in Venice, a complete ‘Paradise’ canvas serves as backdrop for a night program that encompasses photography (by Debra Lynn), Ceramics (by Mexican artist Viviana Foschetti) plus countless authors read poetry and fiction throughout the night. To top it off, about 30 or so women in the crowd get spontaneously summoned to the flamenco guitar rhythms of Alberto de Almar and for hours, the virtual trance won’t stop.