Power of Silence: Further Lessons of Don Juan

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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 ...

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Overview

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

From the author of The Teachings of don Juan. The legendary Yaqui Indian sorcerer don Juan returns, and through his mesmerizing stories readers learn the vital secrets of belief and self-realization that are transcendental and valid for us all--that wisdom, strength and power lie within ourselves.

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Editorial Reviews

The New York Times
Praise for the groundbreaking work of bestselling author Carlos Castaneda

"Extraordinary in every sense of the word."
Los Angeles Times
"An unparalleled breakthrough... Remarkable
Chigago tribune
"Hypnotic reading."
Chicago Tribune
"It is impossible to view the world in quite the same way."
Detroit Free Press
"Excquisite... Stunning... Fresh, unexpected visions with the logic of dreams."
The New York Times Book Review
"Taken together [Castaneda's books] form a work among the best that the science of anthropology has produce."
From the Publisher
Praise for the groundbreaking work of bestselling author Carlos Castaneda

"Extraordinary in every sense of the word."

"An unparalleled breakthrough... Remarkable

"Hypnotic reading."

"It is impossible to view the world in quite the same way."

"Excquisite... Stunning... Fresh, unexpected visions with the logic of dreams."

"Taken together [Castaneda's books] form a work among the best that the science of anthropology has produce."

Library Journal
In this new work, Don Juanabsent from Castaneda's preceding three worksonce again appears prominently. To convey the advanced spirituality of the Yaqui shaman, Castaneda relates stories told by Don Juan and his own experiences with the don. Such mysterious concepts as ``stalking'' and ``intent,'' the ``knocking'' and trickery of the spirit, are all discussed. The vivid depictions of Don Juan's powers and personality will reawaken readers' fascination with earlier volumes, and since only one of three sets of six stories supposedly related by Don Juan appears here, doubtless more books are to come. Recommended for public libraries. C. Robert Nixon, M.L.S., Lafayette, Ind.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671732486
  • Publisher: Washington Square Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1991
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 176,527
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Born in 1925 in Peru, anthropologist Carlos Castaneda wrote a total of 15 books, which sold 8 million copies worldwide and were published in 17 different languages. In his writing, Castaneda describes the teaching of Don Juan, a Yaqui sorcerer and shaman. His works helped define the 1960's and usher in the New Age movement. Even after his mysterious death in California in1998, his books continue to inspire and influence his many devoted fans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2003

    Points of Assemblage

    Through his art (the art of stalking), Castaneda achieves a new narrative perspective with this work. It differs in the manner in which it was written from the works that went before. The narratives encased within this text exist at an abstract level for the reader to connect with. This from a man who started out as a pure academic, no literary skills to speak of. Truly magical.

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