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

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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.
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Journey To Ixtlan

Author: Carlos Castaneda

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671732463

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

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

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

Author: Carlos Castaneda

Publisher: La Eidolona Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

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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.
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Making Sense of the Life and Works of Carlos Castaneda

Author: F. Fleming

Publisher: F Lawrence Fleming

ISBN: 1724656848

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Page: 164

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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?
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The Witch's Dream

A Healer's Way of Knowledge

Author: Florinda Donner-Grau

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 144062156X

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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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.
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Death Dreams

Unveiling Mysteries of the Unconscious Mind

Author: Kenneth Kramer,John S. Larkin

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.
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The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience

Author: Michael Shermer

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576076539

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 903

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

Getting High Minded about Love and Haight

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.
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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

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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
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