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 > Las peras son gotas de una lluvia de peras (2)

Event: Las peras son gotas de una lluvia de peras
Los Angeles, CA. Nov. 1998
Nora Artine Hosts
44 attendants

Things begin to take shape: Federico Luduena MC’s this event. Nora Artine hosts –and launches her reputation as an exquisite chef and hostess-. Artist Gonzalo Varela designs Circo de Poesia’s first ever event stock invitation. Going on until the wee hours of the next day, about 14 participants in all shared one form or another of their particular art. Among the highlights: spanish flamenco by Chavela Munoz and Carmela Crespo, Samantha Miller plays the violin. Liber de Leon screens some of his acting sketches for the crowd and extraordinaire guitarists Pablo Allende and Marcelo Caceres, captivate the crowd. Short films by Guillermina Zabala. In this show, part of Circo’s audience begins to morph into its ‘clay’, that is, those in the audience captivated by the atmosphere of the previous event, felt compelled to participate in this and events to come.