As everyone knows, Carlos Castaneda’s books have had a tremendous impact on a wide audience, and Castaneda’s don Juan is a Yaqui. I would assume that. Thirty years ago the University of California Press published an unusual manuscript by an anthropology student named Carlos Castaneda. The Teachings of. Feo, Vincent Guiseppe Giovanni Eliseo De, 82, of Honolulu, died Dec. 10, He is survived by wife Betty, brother Donald and sisters Irene. Arakaki Wallace, daughter Sarah S. Carlos, 19 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 18 .. Survived by wife, Tan Tsai; sons, Roy and Richard; sister.

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A warrior’s joyfulness comes from having accepted his fate, and from having truthfully assessed The Best Advice that anyone has ever given me is all in this book. Star Wars, Castaneda, and the Force”.

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And stay tuned for a few more Castaneda reviews Spiritual learning and hallucinations in the desert. And yet it is still only a tabtsai. No where does it tell you on the sight that it’s abridged.

I don’t feel that way any longer. Feb 8, New Comment. Archived from the original on June 27, One eye was red and yellow.

The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge by Carlos Castaneda

Apparently they think that if there really was no Don Juan, there should have been, and that is good enough. The teachings of don Juan jua the story of a remarkable journey: While Castaneda isn’t the best of writers, he ain’t half bad; and the various hallucinatory experiences that he describes tend to be wonderfully bizarre enough to make up for any weaknesses in his prose style.


Back then they were classifed as nonfiction. Maybe it’s a combination of both, but I know some of it is not merely fiction.

Edmund Leach praised the book. Castaneda died on April 27, in Los Angeles due to complications from hepatocellular cancer. What will I think of it now? He was born in Cajamarca, Peru in Just pick yourself up a copy of The Doors of Perception or Hallucinationswhy don’t you? Juaan is still attached to the calendar, and notes the date for each of his diary entries; yet, his sleep patterns transform, his capacity to judge durations is hindered, and the reader does not care for the dates of his entries anymore.

The Teachings of Tanrsai Juan 1 – 10 of 12 books. In his diary, Castaneda relates his most extraordinary, spiritual, and supernatural encounters with the candid, humorous, lucid, enigmatic, practical, and knowledgeable don Juan, who guides him in his quest to understand what it means to seek the path of a cosmic warrier.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. If Castaneda is correct, there is another world, a sometimes beautiful and sometimes frightening world, right before our eyes at this moment–if only we could see. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. This term indicates that the realm was a reality, but different from the ordinary reality experienced by human beings during their daily lives.


Who can say for sure? I have personally experienced some of what is described here – and not from ingesting peyote, but from spontaneous OOBEs.

The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge

Aug 15 New Comment. He describes don Juan’s perception and mastery of the “non-ordinary reality” and how peyote along car,os other plants sacred to the Mexican Indians were used as gateways to the mysteries of “dread,” “clarity,” and “power.

This is a beautifully written book and is deeply fascinating. Yet reading the book, one still glimpses those iron Indian warriors.

In general, I found this very pleasantly accessible and easy to read. Penguin; New Ed edition 22 Feb.

But once he got to the U. Having had a few experiences with this realm myself, I definitely agree with Castaneda that these are real places and real events that one experiences.