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"Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask ourselves this crucial question: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn't, it is of no use." -- Carlos Castaneda
Carlos (César Salvador Arana) Castaneda (anglicized from Castañeda; 25 December 1925 — 27 April 1998) was a Peruvian-born American anthropologist and author. Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan in 1968, Castaneda wrote a series of books that describe his alleged training in traditional Mesoamerican shamanism. His 12 books have sold more than 8 million copies in 17 languages. The books and Castaneda, who rarely spoke in public about his work, have been controversial for many years. Supporters claim the books are either true or at least valuable works of philosophy and descriptions of practices which enable an increased awareness. For several years, anthropologists considered his work authentic and important, but then a number of exposés questioned Castaneda's veracity. Academic critics now claim the books are works of fiction, citing the books' internal contradictions, discrepancies between the books and anthropological data, alternate sources for Castaneda's detailed knowledge of shamanic practices, apparent sources of plagiarism, and lack of corroborating evidence.

In his books, Castaneda narrated in first person what he claimed were his experiences under the tutelage of a Yaqui shaman named Don Juan Matus whom he met in 1960. Castaneda wrote that he was identified by don Juan Matus as having the energetic configuration of a "nagual", who, if the spirit chose, could become a leader of a party of warriors. He also used the term "nagual" to signify that part of perception which is in the realm of the unknown yet still reachable by man, implying that, for his party of seers, don Juan was in some way a connection to that unknown. Castaneda often referred to this unknown realm as nonordinary reality, which indicated that this realm was indeed a reality, but radically different from the ordinary reality experienced by human beings who are well engaged in everyday activities as part of their social conditioning. Ordinary reality as experienced by humans was simply a "description" that had been pounded into their awareness since they were infants.

Castaneda dropped out of public view in 1973, living in a large house with three women ("chacmools") who had cut their ties to family and changed their names. He founded Cleargreen, an organization that promoted tensegrity, purportedly a traditional Toltec regimen of spiritually powerful exercises. Immediately after he died in 1998, five women connected with Castaneda disappeared.

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Total Books: 217
The Teachings of Don Juan A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
La rueda del tiempo
2015 - La Rueda Del Tiempo [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781517323578
ISBN-10: 1517323576
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Relatos De Poder
2015 - Relatos De Poder [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781514260722
ISBN-10: 1514260727
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality
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Viaje A Ixtlan
2015 - Viaje a IXtlan [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781514260791
ISBN-10: 1514260794
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality
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The Teachings of Don Juan
El Arte de Ensoar
2015 - El Arte De Ensoar [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781512082951
ISBN-10: 1512082953
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Self-Help, Politics & Social Sciences
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El Don del guila
2015 - El Don Del Guila [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781512012576
ISBN-10: 1512012572
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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El Lado Activo del Infinito
2015 - El Lado Activo Del Infinito [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781511873635
ISBN-10: 1511873639
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality
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Viaje a Ixtln
2015 - Viaje a IXtln [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781511874311
ISBN-10: 1511874317
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality
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El Segundo Anillo de Poder
2015 - El Segundo Anillo De Poder [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781507760338
ISBN-10: 1507760337
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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El fuego interno
2015 - El Fuego Interno [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781507726723
ISBN-10: 1507726724
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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El Conocimiento Silencioso
2014 - El Conocimiento Silencioso [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781505381375
ISBN-10: 1505381371
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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El arte de ensonar
2008 - El Arte De Ensonar [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9788484452034
ISBN-10: 8484452034
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
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La rueda del tiempo/ The Wheel of Time Las Sendas Del Guerrero El Maestro El Sanador Y El Vidente/ the Paths of the Warrior the Teacher the Healer and the Clairvoyant
El segundo anillo del poder
2008 - El Segundo Anillo Del Poder [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789871144891
ISBN-10: 987114489X
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
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Don Juan the Sorcerer
2005 - Don Juan the Sorcerer [audio CD] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781579703509
ISBN-10: 157970350X
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction, Reference
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El Fuego Interior
2004 - El Fuego Interior (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789871144907
ISBN-10: 9871144903
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality
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The Art of Dreaming
2004 - The Art of Dreaming (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781855384279
ISBN-10: 1855384272
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality
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El Don del Aguila
2004 - El Don Del Aguila (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789871144389
ISBN-10: 9871144385
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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El Don Del Aguila/ the Eagle's Gift
2004 - El Don Del Aguila/ the Eagle's Gift [Nagual] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788488242112
ISBN-10: 8488242115
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Politics & Social Sciences
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La Rueda Del Tiempo / The Wheel of Time Los Chamanes del Antiguo Mexico y sus Pensamientos Acerca de la Vida la Muerte y el Universo / The Shamans of  Life Deat
1998 - A Separate Reality [Arkana] (Hardcover)
Kraftens Gjerninger [Tales of Power] (Hardcover)