The Teachings of Don Juan

A Yaqui Way of Knowledge

Author: Carlos Castaneda

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520022584

Category: Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience

Page: 196

View: 7343

Presents selections from the field notes the author kept while under the influence of hallucinogenic plants given to him as part of his apprenticeship into the ways of sorcery by Yaqui Indian Don Juan Matus, and includes an analysis of Don Juan's belief system.

Das Rad der Zeit

das Vermächtnis des Don Juan

Author: Carlos Castaneda

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596145904


Page: 275

View: 5149



die magischen Bewegungen der Zauberer

Author: Carlos Castaneda

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783100102140


Page: 217

View: 4407


Journey To Ixtlan

Author: Carlos Castaneda

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671732463

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

View: 2974

Drawing from his ten-year apprenticeship in sorcery, the author discusses the philosophy and teachings of his instructor, a Yaqui Indian

The Wheel of Time

The Shamans of Ancient Mexico, Their Thoughts about Life, Death and the Universe

Author: Carlos Castaneda

Publisher: La Eidolona Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 290

View: 1821

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.

Das Feuer von innen

Author: Carlos Castaneda

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596250820


Page: 286

View: 3909

Im Zentrum dieses Berichts steht wieder Don Juan, der große Zauberer und Lehrmeister, der die Schar seiner Schüler, darunter den Autor, durch seine Einsichten und magischen Künste verblüfft und mit ihnen zusammen eine neue Welt plant und zu konstruieren versucht. Der mit der Erzählweise Castanedas vertraute Leser findet sich in der 'Zauberwelt' in der 'anderen Wirklichkeit', sofort zurecht, und der neue Leser wird keine Mühe haben, den belehrenden, fast platonischen Dialogen zu folgen und sich den verschiedenen Handlungssträngen, die immer wieder von magischen Ereignissen durchkreuzt werden, anzuvertrauen. Die Welt Castanedas ist für viele seiner Leser zu einer Alltagswelt geworden, und die Anziehung, die von seinen Erkundungen im Reich der Phantasie, Visionen, der Denkmöglichkeiten und - unmöglichkeiten ausgeht, scheint ungebrochen zu sein.

Death Dreams

Unveiling Mysteries of the Unconscious Mind

Author: Kenneth Kramer,John S. Larkin

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809133499

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 2576

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.

Die Zauberin

die magische Reise einer Frau

Author: Taisha Abelar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783939570325


Page: 279

View: 9943


Zeugnis des Lichts

Ein außergewöhnlicher Bericht über das Leben nach dem Tode

Author: Helen Greaves

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3837067408


Page: 156

View: 2696

Zeugnis des Lichts" versammelt eine Reihe von Durchgaben, die Helen Greaves von ihrer verstorbenen Freundin Frances Banks auf telepathischem Wege erhalten hat. Diese Aufzeichnungen umfassen nicht nur viele ber hrende Episoden aus Frances' Wirken in einem Empfangs- und Genesungshaus f r Neuank mmlinge im Jenseits." Sie beschreiben auch sehr offen und humorvoll den Entwicklungsweg, den Frances nach ihrem Leben als Ordensschwester auf der Erde in ihrer Lichtheimat nicht nur weiterverfolgen, sondern sogar neu entdecken konnte. Seit vielen Jahrzehnten bietet Zeugnis des Lichts" Trost und Beratung f r Menschen, die sich mit dem Sterben und mit dem Tod auseinandersetzen m chten und liegt nun in einer Neu bersetzung vor. Bitte besuchen Sie auch f r weitere Informationen zu diesem Titel.

Die Kunst des Pirschens

Author: Carlos Castaneda

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596233908

Category: Indians of Mexico

Page: 319

View: 1369

In diesem wohl erstaunlichsten und zugleich persönlichsten Buch Castanedas wird der Leser gleichsam in das Zentrum der Zauberlehren Don Juans entführt. In keinem der früheren Bücher werden Vorstellungskraft und Vernunft derart auf die Probe gestellt und die Grundlagen des alltäglichen Glaubens an das 'Natürliche' und 'Logische' so erschüttert. Die von Castaneda entworfene Szenerie ist voller Schreckensbilder, geheimnisvoller Kräfte und verwirrender Einblicke in unter- oder übernatürliche Welten. Doch dank der klaren wie geschliffenen Sprache und der unerschöpflichen, immer neue Bereiche eröffnenden Phantasie des Autors wirken Landschaften und Gestalten wie von einem Blitz erhellt. Das Land der Zauberer, in dem Castaneda sein magisches Wissen vervollkommnet, das Land mit seinen Wüsten, Bergen und Höhlen ist beherrscht von der Allgegenwart des nur körperlich abwesenden Zauberlehrers Don Juan, der Castaneda nach beider beinahe schon legendärem Zusammentreffen auf eine abenteuerliche Reise in die Welt der Zauberer und Geister mitgenommen hat.

The Grateful Dead and Philosophy

Getting High Minded about Love and Haight

Author: Steve Gimbel

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697448

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 7854

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.

Making Sense of the Life and Works of Carlos Castaneda

Author: F. Fleming

Publisher: F Lawrence Fleming

ISBN: 1724656848


Page: 164

View: 2068

The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge, purportedly a legitimate work of anthropology describing author Carlos Castaneda's apprenticeship to a Mexican Indian sorcerer, was first published in 1968, and was followed by eleven more books by this author. All of his books achieved a very wide readership. To the dismay of many of his devoted readers, however, Castaneda has been shown to have been a charlatan, arguably the most infamous charlatan of the twentieth century. But what if the Mexican sorcerer, Juan Matus, with whom Castaneda claimed he had studied, were shown to have been a real person? I believe the circumstantial evidence strongly suggests that he was. Might these books not be read or reread with replenished interest and purpose?

The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience

Author: Michael Shermer

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576076539

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 903

View: 6698

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

The A to Z of New Age Movements

Author: Michael York

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810868164

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 233

View: 864

The A to Z of New Age Movements furnishes profiles and explanations of New Age spokespeople and leaders, of a range of human potential and self-help practices, of countercultural spiritual developments, and of different groups and organizations that identify as New Age. The dictionary consists of over 240 individual entries along with an introduction that describes the historical foundations of the New Age orientation and its relation with contemporary Western paganism.

Finding Lost

Author: Nikki Stafford

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1554905591

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 279

View: 4188

Nikki Stafford's series - the only complete episode-by-episode guide to Lost - continues its exploration of the deeper meanings behind every episode of this critical and commercial success. The season five instalment will included analyses on how John Locke could become Jeremy Bentham (and what it means to the show's overriding themes) and chapters on literary references like Stephen King's The Stand and James Joyce's Ulysses. Includes exclusive behind-the-scenes photos of the filming of the new season on location in Hawaii.

Genealogies of Shamanism

Struggles for Power, Charisma and Authority

Author: Jeroen W Boekhoven

Publisher: Barkhuis

ISBN: 907792292X

Category: History

Page: 383

View: 2293

After Western-Europeans first heard the word 'shaman' in Siberia at the end of the seventeenth century, the term rapidly acquired a remarkable range of meanings in different contexts. This book traces the long genealogical journey of the notions of 'shaman' and 'shamanism'. It starts with the eighteenth-century discovery of Siberian shamans and ends with the contemporary field of shamanism in the Netherlands. By exploring the ways in which the notions came to be constructed and authorised historically, the various interpretations and conceptualisations of 'shaman' and 'shamanism' are interpreted as outcomes of struggles within distinct milieus.

The Witch's Dream

A Healer's Way of Knowledge

Author: Florinda Donner-Grau

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 144062156X

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 9574

This is the extraordinary account of Donner-Grau's experiences with doña Mercedes, an aged healer in a remote Venezuelan town known for its spiritualists, sorcerers, and mediums.

Too Much to Dream

A Psychedelic American Boyhood

Author: Peter Bebergal

Publisher: Soft Skull Press

ISBN: 1593764685

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 1087

Growing up in the suburbs of Boston and raised on secular Judaism, Cocoa Puffs, and Gilligan’s Island, Peter Bebergal was barely in his teens when the ancient desire to finding higher spiritual meaning in the universe struck. Already schooled in mysticism by way of comic books, Dungeons & Dragons, and Carlos Castaneda, he turned to hallucinogens, convinced they would provide a path to illumination. Was this profound desire for God—a god he believed that could only be apprehended by an extreme state of altered consciousness—simply a side effect of the drugs? Or was it a deeper human longing that was manifesting itself, even on a country club golf course at the edge of a strip mall? Too Much to Dream places Bebergal’s story within the cultural history of hallucinogens, American fascination with mysticism, and the complex relationship between drug addiction, popular culture, rock ‘n’ roll, occultism, and psychology. With a captivating foreword by Peter Coyote, and interviews with writers, artists, and psychologists such as Dennis McKenna, James Fadima, Arik Roper, Jim Woodring, and Mark Tulin, Bebergal offers a groundbreaking exploration of drugs, religion, and the craving for spirituality entrenched in America’s youth.

The Teachings of Don Juan

A Yaqui Way of Knowledge

Author: Carlos Castaņeda

Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520002173

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 196

View: 9452

A YAQUI WAY OF KNOWLEDGEThe 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