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."

The Teachings of Don Juan Matus

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Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0978476336

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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.

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.

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 Wheel of Time

Author: Carlos Castaneda

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Shamanism

Page: 281

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Castenada looks back on the time he spent as an apprentice to the descendants of the Shamans. The reader will find here a distillation of all his key thoughts and ideas.

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: 675

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

The Teachings of Don Carlos

Now, thanks to the practical techniques based on Castaneda's writings offered here by author Victor Sanchez--the body as a field of energy, the not-doings of the personal self, stopping the internal dialogue, the magic of attention, setting ...

Author: Victor Sanchez

Publisher: Bear

ISBN: 9781879181236

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 276

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Millions of readers of Carlos Castaneda books have long enjoyed the fantastic teachings of don Juan Matus, the Yaqui shaman from northern Mexico. Now, thanks to the practical techniques based on Castaneda's writings offered here by author Victor Sanchez--the body as a field of energy, the not-doings of the personal self, stopping the internal dialogue, the magic of attention, setting up dreaming, the warrior's greatest love, and more--you can apply these teachings to your everyday life.

The Eagle s Gift

A challenging foray into the heart of sorcery creates a landscape full of terrors, mysterious forces, and insights, a landscape of the sorcerer's realm, of brilliant visions, lonely tasks, and human warmth and comradeship

Author: Carlos Castaneda

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: 9780671470708

Category: Religion

Page: 316

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A challenging foray into the heart of sorcery creates a landscape full of terrors, mysterious forces, and insights, a landscape of the sorcerer's realm, of brilliant visions, lonely tasks, and human warmth and comradeship

Second Ring of Power

Back from the abyss, Castaneda encounter his greatest test on the journey towards impeccability and freedom: to outwit and overpower the sorcery of Doña Soledad, herself transformed from a defeated and meaningless life to a warrior, a ...

Author: Carlos Castaneda

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439121885

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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ENTER THE SORCERESS! Back from the abyss, Castaneda encounter his greatest test on the journey towards impeccability and freedom: to outwit and overpower the sorcery of Doña Soledad, herself transformed from a defeated and meaningless life to a warrior, a hunter and a "stalker of power." Now the combat will begin. Now the journey will continue. Till the last danger is faced...the final paradox embraced.

A Magical Journey with Carlos Castaneda

This entertaining book will delight Castaneda's supporters and skeptics alike. -- Jay C. Fikes, Author Carlos Castaneda, Academic Opportunism and the Psychedelic Sixtie

Author: Margaret Runyan Castaneda

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 186

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-- Reveals the sorcerer's apprentice in an entirely new light. -- Includes never before published photos of Carlos Castaneda. -- Describes in detail their marriage. -- His first four books are discussed along with the impact the publications had on the couple's lives. We see young Carlos in the years before his fame, charming but remote and elusive; a drop-out from his anthropology courses at UCLA with no clear sense of direction. Learn of his eight year struggle, marked by many false starts and long periods of uncertainty, before he found the right shape for his message in The Teachings of Don Juan. There is the marriage: a long-distance, on-again off-again affair with its faked Mexican divorce. And then Margaret's second marriage and the birth of a son -- clearly not the biological child of Carlos -- but for whom he developed a long-lasting affection. For the thousands of readers who have longed to meet the author of The Teachings of Don Juan, Margaret Castaneda's intimate portrait of this world famous author will be a long awaited reward. A Magical Journey with Carlos Castaneda takes us behind the almost legendary public image in his rare personal appearances and reveals a fascination and deliberately mysterious man in a light we have never seen before. -- Bernard Shir Cliff, Past Vice President and Editor in Chief, Ballandne Books and Warner Books This highly readable report incorporates the author's extensive first-hand experiences with an enigmatic sorcerer's apprentice and interprets the most crucial years of Castaneda's writing career. This entertaining book will delight Castaneda's supporters and skeptics alike. -- Jay C. Fikes, Author Carlos Castaneda, Academic Opportunism and the Psychedelic Sixtie

The Don Juan Papers

Author: Richard De Mille

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 527

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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.

Shaman

Some say he was a breakthrough academic and visionary shaman.

Author: Mike Sager

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781950154197

Category:

Page: 80

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Some say he was a breakthrough academic and visionary shaman. Others say he was a sham. Either way, Carlos Castaneda shaped a generation of mystical thinkers and magic mushroom eaters. In 1968, at the height of the psychedelic age, Castaneda published The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge, the first of twelve books describing his apprenticeship to an Indian shaman, and his journeys to the "separate reality" of the sorcerers' worlds. Like Herman Hesse's Steppenwolf and Aldous Huxley's The Doors of Perception, The Teachings of Don Juan and its sequels became essential reading for legions of truth seekers. Castaneda himself became a cult figure-seldom seen, nearly mythological, a cross between Timothy Leary and L. Ron Hubbard: a short, dapper, Buddha-with-an-attitude who likened his own appearance to that of a "Mexican bellhop." Though Castaneda had more than ten million books in print in seventeen languages, he lived in wily anonymity for nearly thirty years, doing his best, in his own words, to become "as inaccessible as possible." Most people figured he had a house somewhere in the Sonoran Desert, where he'd studied with his own teacher, a leathery old Indian brujo named Don Juan Matus. In truth, Castaneda lived and wrote for most of that time in Westwood Village, a neighborhood of students and professors in Los Angeles, not far from UCLA and Beverly Hills. Upon his death in 1998, things became even more murky. A year-long investigation into the mysterious life and impeccable death of Carlos Castaneda, as told by his wife, his adopted son, his mistresses, and his followers.