The Teachings of Don Juan

Whether read as ethnographic fact or creative fiction, it is the story of a remarkable journey that has left an indelible impression on the life of more than a million readers around the world.

Author: Carlos Castaneda

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 0520290771

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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In 1968 University of California Press published an unusual manuscript by an anthropology student named Carlos Castaneda. The Teachings of Don Juan enthralled a generation of seekers dissatisfied with the limitations of the Western worldview. Castaneda's now classic book remains controversial for the alternative way of seeing that it presents and the revolution in cognition it demands. Whether read as ethnographic fact or creative fiction, it is the story of a remarkable journey that has left an indelible impression on the life of more than a million readers around the world.

The Teachings of Don Juan

An anthropologist records his corversations with the Yaqui Indian sorcerer and offers a structural analysis of Don Juan's teachings

Author: Carlos Castaneda

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520217553

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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An anthropologist records his corversations with the Yaqui Indian sorcerer and offers a structural analysis of Don Juan's teachings

Castaneda s The Teachings of Don Juan A Separate Reality Journey to Ixtlan

This volume also covers "A Separate Reality" and "Journey to Ixtlan."

Author: Martin McMahon

Publisher: Cliff Notes

ISBN: 9780822003069

Category: Religion

Page: 60

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Thirty years ago, the University of California Press published an unusual manuscript by an anthropology student named Carlos Castaneda. The Teachings of Don Juan" initiated a generation of seekers dissatisfied with the limitations of the Western world view, embarking on a remarkable journey that has left an indelible impression on more than a million readers around the world. This concise supplement to Carlos Castaneda's The Teachings of Don Juan helps students understand the overall structure of the work, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author. This volume also covers "A Separate Reality" and "Journey to Ixtlan."

On the Toltec Path

In this book Ken Eagle Feather provides a complete and accessible explanation of all the technical aspects of the Toltec spiritual and mystical practices.

Author: Ken Eagle Feather

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591438837

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 606

An exploration of the teachings made popular by Carlos Castaneda • Offers accessible instructions for Toltec spiritual and mystical practices • Represents the conclusion of an 18-year learning task assigned by don Juan Matus • Includes a new preface for this 10th anniversary edition On the Toltec Path is an overview of the theory, discipline, and practice of the Toltec Way, a philosophy and heightened way of perceiving the world taught by the Indian seer don Juan Matus. As a philosophy, it is a method of inquiry using the Toltec three Rs: re-examination, re-interpretation, and re-formulation. As a way of perceiving the world, it offers sophisticated processes of managing perception through dreaming, visions, and learning to see the world as both ordinary and non-ordinary reality. By contrasting and balancing these two realities we are able to stand apart from both and pick and choose the best each has to offer. Learning how to become a true seer enables us to realize the purpose and meaning of our life. The works of Carlos Castaneda have long been among the best-known introductions for those who wish to study the Toltec Way. However, many who want to learn the practical and technical aspects of this path have found it difficult to discern the details of the techniques buried in Castaneda’s narrative. In this book Ken Eagle Feather provides a complete and accessible explanation of all the technical aspects of the Toltec spiritual and mystical practices. He offers a thorough exploration of Castaneda’s works and a verification of don Juan Matus’s teachings through his own 30 years of personal experiences and observations of the Toltec Way. On the Toltec Path serves as a practical guide to the Toltec Way and offers a valuable complement to the narrative works of Castaneda and other Toltec authors.

Earth Based Psychology

This new spiritual guide defines, explores, and applies earth-based psychology and the related idea of path awareness—the ability to sense where to turn at any given moment.

Author: Arnold Mindell

Publisher: Gatekeeper Press

ISBN: 1642374423

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page:

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This new spiritual guide defines, explores, and applies earth-based psychology and the related idea of path awareness—the ability to sense where to turn at any given moment. Drawing from physics, aboriginal beliefs, and shamanism, it presents new ways of determining the best direction through inner turmoil, relationship trouble, team and community issues, and world issues. With a background in applied physics and Jungian psychology, Arnold Mindell extends the work of C. G. Jung and links it with diverse disciplines and wisdom traditions, making scientific ideas accessible to non-technical readers. He presents theory and experiential exercises in a simple and imaginative manner, with diagrams and illustrations to strengthen their ability to instruct and inspire. Book Review: Arnold Mindell's work with finding directions on the Earth reminds me of old Aboriginal Wisdom, finding directions we Aboriginal people have always known and done. -- Auntie Nancy Hill-Wood, Bunjalung Woman, Elder and Citizen of the Year for Manly Warringah Regional Council, Sydney, Australia

Separate Reality

Then in 1968, Carlos Castaneda returned to Mexico, to don Juan and his hallucinogenic drugs, and to a world of experience no man from our Western civilization had ever entered before.

Author: Carlos Castaneda

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476730989

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

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"A man of knowledge is free...he has no honor, no dignity, no family, no home, no country, but only life to be lived." --don Juan In 1961 a young anthropologist subjected himself to an extraordinary apprenticeship to bring back a fascinating glimpse of a Yaqui Indian's world of "non-ordinary reality" and the difficult and dangerous road a man must travel to become "a man of knowledge." Yet on the bring of that world, challenging to all that we believe, he drew back. Then in 1968, Carlos Castaneda returned to Mexico, to don Juan and his hallucinogenic drugs, and to a world of experience no man from our Western civilization had ever entered before.

A Comparative Study of Don Juan and Madhyamaka Buddhism

This recognition on his part prompted him to compose the present work. The author has chosen to write in a manner and style intelligible to the non-specialiist and yet an inquiring reader.

Author: Mark Macdowell

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 9788120801622

Category: Philosophy

Page: 116

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The publication of Carlos Castaneda`s works on the teachings of Don Juan, a yaqui Indian seer, was a momentous event in the history of esoteric literature. At the time of their publication, the author was engaged in the study of Indian philosophy, with special reference to the Madhyamaka Buddhism, as formulated and expounded by Nagarjuna. The author was struck by the profound similarities between the teachings of Don Juan and Nagarjuna--in particular concerning Samvrti and Paramartha of Madhyamaka and the Tonal and Nagual of Don Juan and the concept of categorical frameworks. This recognition on his part prompted him to compose the present work. The author has chosen to write in a manner and style intelligible to the non-specialiist and yet an inquiring reader. The essential unity of human experience is clearly demonstrated by the fact that human beings widely separated in space, time, language and culture, discern, at their wisest, the same fundamental truths concerning man and the world.

Anthropology and Religion

Carlos Castaneda and Don Juan Castaneda initiated the popularization of
shamanism with a series of books that began in 1968 with the publication of The
Teachings of Don Juan and that went on to included ten volumes in all.
Castaneda ...

Author: Robert L. Winzeler

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759110465

Category: Religion

Page: 297

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Drawing from ethnographic examples found throughout the world, this text covers what anthropologists know or think about religion, how they have studied it, and how they interpret or explain it. A key text for students of upper division courses in the anthropological study of religion.

Power of Silence

The Power of Silence is Castaneda's most astonishing book to date -- a brilliant flash of knowledge that illuminates the far reaches of the human mind.

Author: Carlos Castaneda

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439121850

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 187

Millions of readers worldwide have treasured the visionary brilliance of Carlos Castaneda, who first explore the world of the Yaqui Indian sorcerer in The Teachings of don Juan. Now, at last, don Juan returns in The Power of Silence -- wise, infuriating, capable or working miracles and playing practical jokes, but always seeking the wisdom of the warrior. The Power of Silence is Castaneda's most astonishing book to date -- a brilliant flash of knowledge that illuminates the far reaches of the human mind. Through don Juan's mesmerizing stories, the true meaning of sorcery and magic is finally revealed. Honed in the desert of Sonora, the visions of don Juan give us the vital secrets of belief and self-realization that are transcendental and valid for us all. It is Castaneda's unique genius to show us that all wisdom, strength, and power lie within ourselves -- unleashed with marvelous energy and imaginative force in the teachings of don Juan -- and in the writings of his famous pupil, Carlos Castaneda

Journey To Ixtlan

Journey to Ixtlan introduces these clear new ideas—omitted from Castaneda’s classic volumes The Teachings of Don Juan and A Separate Reality—to the reader for the first time.

Author: Carlos Castaneda

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439121842

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

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Originally drawn to Yaqui Indian spiritual leader don Juan Matus for his knowledge of psychotropic plants, bestselling author Carlos Castaneda immersed himself in the sorcerer’s magical world. Ten years after his first encounter with the shaman, Castaneda examines his field notes and comes to understand what don Juan knew all along—psychotropic plants are merely a means to understanding alternative realities that one cannot fully embrace on one’s own. Journey to Ixtlan introduces these clear new ideas—omitted from Castaneda’s classic volumes The Teachings of Don Juan and A Separate Reality—to the reader for the first time. Castaneda explores, as he comes to experience it himself, his own final voyage into the teachings of don Juan, and shares with us what it is like to truly "stop the world" and perceive reality on his own terms.

The Fire From Within

Each of Carlos Castaneda's books is a brilliant and tantalizing burst of illumination into the depths of our deepest mysteries, like a sudden flash of light, like a burst of lightning over the desert at night, which shows us a world that is ...

Author: Carlos Castaneda

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471153266

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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Fire from Within is the author's most brilliant thought-provoking and unusual book, one in which Castaneda, under the tutelage of don Juan and his "disciples," at last constructs, from the teachings of don Juan and his own experiences, a stunning portrait of the "sorcerer's world" that is crystal-clear and dizzying in its implications. Each of Carlos Castaneda's books is a brilliant and tantalizing burst of illumination into the depths of our deepest mysteries, like a sudden flash of light, like a burst of lightning over the desert at night, which shows us a world that is both alien and totally familiar -- the landscape of our dreams.

The Wheel of Time

Carlos Castaneda's new book, The Wheel of Time, is a collection of quotes, drawn from eight of the books that he wrote about the classical training of a shaman initiate, a training he underwent for thirteen years under the guidance of don ...

Author: Carlos Castaneda

Publisher: LA Eidolana Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

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"A collection of quotes, drawn from eight of the books that [Castaneda] wrote about the classical training of a shaman initiate, a training he underwent for thirteen years under the guidance of don Juan Matus."--Jacket.

Tales of Power

Carlos is taught his last lessons by Don Juan before he and Don Genaro disappear, including the concepts of naugal and tonal, and the ways of the impeccable warrior

Author: Carlos Castaneda

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671732528

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 193

Carlos is taught his last lessons by Don Juan before he and Don Genaro disappear, including the concepts of naugal and tonal, and the ways of the impeccable warrior

Death Dreams

In the first of a series of books — The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of
Knowledge, and in subsequent works— Castaneda depicts himself as an
apprentice to Don Juan's belief system (e.g. states of "non-ordinary reality") and
to some of ...

Author: Kenneth Kramer

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809133499

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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A study of what happens when people dream of death in many different eras and cultures and what these dreams say to us about life.

The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience

This event, to Don Juan, was a positive omen that Castaneda was worthy of the
sacred Yaqui teachings (Castaneda 1968, 39-41). Don Juan then reportedly
accepted him as an apprentice and began training him in the preparation and
proper ...

Author: Michael Shermer

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576076539

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 903

View: 537

Examines supernatural controversies such as crop circles, the Shroud of Turin, and cold fusion, and provides evidence for and against each phenomenon.

The Don Juan Papers

Author: Richard De Mille

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 527

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Teaching What Can t Be Taught

—Don Juan Carlos Castaneda, The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of
Knowledge (New York: Ballantine Books, 1968), 79. This quotation is a stunning
statement about learning. What we customarily call teaching and learning in our ...

Author: David Rigoni

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1461715946

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 236

Some of life's most important lessons cannot be explicitly taught and learned. David Rigoni uses a shaman metaphor to examine how the most important learning in a professional program takes place between the lines of the formal curriculum.

The Grateful Dead and Philosophy

... are vehicles to access what Carlos Castaneda in The Teachings of Don Juan
called “non-ordinary reality.” As part of a sociological study, the shaman of the
title instructs Castaneda in the ritual use of a variety of mind-expanding
substances.

Author: Steve Gimbel

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697448

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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This book is another one of those late-night Grateful Dead inspired dorm room conversations with friends . . . only this time it’s your professors sitting cross-legged on the floor asking if anyone else wants to order a pizza. The Grateful Dead emerged from the San Francisco counter-culture movement of the late 1960s to become an American icon. Part of the reason they remain an institution four decades later is that they and their fans, the Deadheads, embody deviation from social, artistic, and industry norms. From the beginning, the Grateful Dead has represented rethinking what we do and how we do it. Their long, free-form jams stood in stark contrast to the three minute, radio friendly, formulaic rock that preceded them. Allowing their fans to tape and trade recordings of shows and distributing concert tickets themselves bucked the corporate control of popular music. The use of mind-altering chemicals questioned the nature of consciousness and reality. The practice of “touring,” following the band from city to city, living as modern day nomads presented a model distinct from the work-a-day option assumed by most in our corporate dominated culture. As a result, Deadheads are a quite introspective lot. The Grateful Dead and Philosophy contains essays from twenty professional philosophers whose love of the music and scene have led them to reflect on different philosophical questions that arise from the enigma that is the Grateful Dead. Coming from a variety of perspectives, ancient and modern, Eastern and Western, The Grateful Dead and Philosophy considers how the Grateful Dead fits into the broader trends of American thought running through pragmatism and the Beat poets, how the parking lot scene with its tie-dyed t-shirt and veggie burrito vendors was both a rejection and embrace of capitalism, and whether Jerry Garcia and the Buddha were more than just a couple of fat guys talking about peace. The lyrics of the Grateful Dead’s many songs are also the basis for several essays considering questions of fate and freedom, the nature-nurture debate, and gamblers’ ethics.

The Sorcerer s Crossing

This book details that process and reveals the responsibilities and perils that face a woman sorcerer.

Author: Taisha Abelar

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140193664

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

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While traveling in Mexico, Abelar became involved with a group of sorcerers and began a rigorous physical and mental training process designed to enable her to breach the limits of ordinary perception. This book details that process and reveals the responsibilities and perils that face a woman sorcerer.

The Mad Artist

read the introduction to The Teachings of Don Juan that night, but the following
day Mick was too busy for us to go and 'stop the world', so it had to wait. We didn't
go till the Saturday, by which time I'd got through most of the book and become ...

Author: Roger Keen

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557136547

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 364

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In the 1970s Roger Keen was a young art student, heavily under the influence of surrealism, the Beat movement and the wisdom of the East. Into the mix came LSD, cannabis, magic mushrooms and other drugs, which were seen as enablers in the pursuit of creativity and higher knowledge, fuelling a 'Quest for the Ultimate' that pushed out the boundaries of experience to extremes. This memoir examines those 'psychonautic adventures' in fascinating detail, and along the way also tells a more familiar story of youthful excess and exuberance, all set against a colourful background of hippy student life in the West Country, the South of England and London. In the tradition of Thomas De Quincey's Confessions of an English Opium Eater, Aldous Huxley's The Doors of Perception and Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Mad Artist not only explores a fascination with drugs, but also the awesome and sometimes frightening inner metaphysical landscapes through which the user journeys.