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 > Una Sentada Clásica (1)

Event: Una Sentada Clásica
Magicopolis Theater, Santa Monica, CA, August 2 2001
Ernesto Sopprani Hosts
200 attendants

After over a year without an official Circo ‘event’, the entrance of Magicopolis Theatre, a well known magic theatre in Santa Monica, is transformed by Marianna Pascuzzi and Martin Sym-smith into a white paper garden. Inside, Circo invites to a Classical Sitting featuring two artists: classical pianist Iris Bacal (with an extensive repertoire of argentinean classical music and pieces from composer Astor Piazzola) and Gabriela Crowe, an amazing sopprano who embellished the night with selected Arias. While poetry enameled the program along the night, painting in the hallways by Shim Corvette accompanied the large crowd. Once again, a full house and some people are turned back.