The Don Juan Papers


Carlos Castaneda's personal history revealed. His Don Juan hoax proved and evaluated. Thirty scholars and laymen celebrate or bemoan his influence on academic disciplines and private lives.
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Carlos Castaneda's personal history revealed. His Don Juan hoax proved and evaluated. Thirty scholars and laymen celebrate or bemoan his influence on academic disciplines and private lives.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595144990
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/2000
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 1.21 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1. The Art of Stalking Castaneda 9
I. Seduction of the Sophisticates
2. The Shaman of Academe 17
3. The Authenticity of Castaneda 25
4. A Yaqui Way of Kidding 33
5. Roasting Rabbits in Tularemia or The Lion, the Witch, and the Horned Toad 34
6. Validity is not Authenticity: Distinguishing Two Components of Truth 39
7. Ethnomethodallegory: Garfinkeling in the Wilderness 68
8. Realities Loved and Unloved 91
9. Chimera of the Upper Amazon 94
10. Cataloging Castaneda 100
11. Publishing the Factoids 104
12. Uclanthropus Piltdunides Castanedae 112
13. Sonoragate or Tales of Folly 119
II. Insult and Argument
14. Castaneda and His Apologists: A Dual Mystical Fantasy 147
15. I Come to Praise Carlos, Not to Bury don Juan 151
16. Don Juan on Balance 154
17. Science as Religion 158
18. Seeing and Seeing Through Castaneda 163
19. Religion as Science 169
20. R. de Mille Doesn't Exist 174
21. The Guru 178
22. The Invisibility of Scientific Scorn 198
III. Spun by the Ally
23. Fictions of Art and of Science or Does it Matter Whether don Juan Really Exists? 207
24. Castaneda and Parapsychology 218
25. Seven Years with don Juan 227
26. Tell it to the Toltecs 236
IV. Carlos in the Realms of Discourse
27. Sergeant Castaneda and the Photos of don Juan: Transforming the Special Consensus 243
28. Carlos and the Toltec Devils 251
29. If don Juan did not Exist, It would be Necessary to Invent Him 254
30. Learning by Not-Doing: An Uncanny Curriculum 259
31. Reading Journey to Ixtlan 268
32. Chicanos in the Web of Spider Trickster 271
33. Going Back to Ixtlan 278
34. Parabolist's Progress 280
35. Epistemallegory: I fly, therefore... 283
36. From Two Worlds to One 291
37. Plato's Hierarchy of Visions: Hallucinatory, Sensate, and Paradigmatic 296
38. The Cactus Couch of Doctor Matus or The Psycho-Path with Heart 298
V. Understanding Castaneda
39. A Worthy Opponent 309
40. Allegory is not Ethnobotany: Analyzing Castaneda's Letter to R. Gordon Wasson and Carlos's Spanish Fieldnotes 319
41. Almost We Cannot Speak About It 334
42. Conversations with Yoawima 336
43. A Portrait of the Allegorist 355
VI. Appendices
44. Alleglossary 390
45. Notes 438
46. References 493
Index 519
Corrections and Notes Added in 2000 528
Annotated References Added in 2000 529
Carlos Castaneda in 1965 16
Categories of Truthfulness 49
Soul Catcher 64
Bow Drum 66
Letter from Erin Matson to RdeM 175
Walking the Plank 226
Journey to Erickson 234
Three Faces of Carlos 242
Don Juan's Drawing 248
Spider-Trickster 275
The Catalina, a Charming Hotel 308
If-Ifer Wades 313
Feeling the Power of the Ocean 315
La Catalina, a Worthy Opponent 317
Carlos Arana as a Child 359
Carlos Arana as a Youth 363
The-Editor 531
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