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The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
The Teachings of Don Juan A Yaqui Way of Knowledge Author:Carlos Castaneda Thirty years ago the University of California Press published a remarkable 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 worldview. Castaneda's now classic book remains controversial for the alternative way of seeing that ... more »it presents and the revolution in cognition it demands. In a series of fascinating dialogues, Castaneda sets forth his partial initiation with don Juan Matus, a Yaqui Indian shaman from the state of Sonora, Mexico. He describes Don Juan's perception and mastery of the "non-ordinary reality" and how peyote and other plants sacred to the Mexican Indians were used as gateways to the mysteries of "dread," "clarity," and "power."
A YAQUI WAY OF KNOWLEDGE
The teachings of don Juan is the story of a remarkable journey: the first awesome steps on the road to becoming a "man of knowledge" — the road that continues with A Separate Reality and Journey to Ixtlan.
"For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length. And there I travel, looking, looking, breathlessly." — Don Juan
The first book in Carlos Castaneda's fascinating saga detailing his spiritual journey toward knowledge and enlightenment via the Yaqui sorcerer, Don Yuan. This classic book is a dazzling work of wisdom, mystery and magic, and an intriguing look at the world of alternate reality.« less