Discipline as a contemporary key to Juan-Eduardo Cirlot’s article
The objective of this paper, taking as starting point the article of Juan Eduardo Cirlot (1916–1973) entitled “Magia y disciplina,” is to clarify one of the fundamental concepts in the worldview of this poet: his idea of discipline. With this aim, we analyze this idea, firstly in relation to the archetype of the warrior, and secondly with the magician archetype embodied by Cirlot, in the figure of Gurdjieff. In this paper the different types of relationships are described between these symbols and the concept analysed. In conclusion, we highlight the importance of Cirlot’s article in understanding the author’s work.