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 > Oscar se entrega (9)

A Fart-Tribute to Hollywood’s Ritziest Party
Nora’s place, Pasadena, CA, March 25 2002
30+ attendants.

This completely improvised and last minute event, was unexpectedly well received by the entire Circo gang. One by one they all showed up to the party in regal Oscar rentaxedos and got ready to roll. This was a birthday celebration turned into a mock up of the Oscars, happening back in those days around this time of the year. Impossible to fathom getting together around such mundane events as the Oscar night, we decided to make serious fun of it instead. Prizes awarded included a week’s worth of tortillas La Valentina, assorted trinkets and sparkly make-up from the 99 Cent Store. This particular night, the women were dazzling… the men even more. Highlights include: Damian Quevedo’s histrionic co-presenter’s character, orange glasses and all. Oso Martinez memorable wig and Andres Salcedo’s Tux and cuffs are also worth mentioning. Among those attending, Daniel Lanz in a rare appearance -appropriately wearing a silk robe a-la Hugh Hefner. Many others showcased their particular brand of ‘acting skills’ and appropriately, they all received a matching award.