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The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge

The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge

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Thirty years ago the University of California Press published an unusual 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 it presents and the

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Thirty years ago the University of California Press published an unusual 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 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 along with other plants sacred to the Mexican Indians were used as gateways to the mysteries of "dread," "clarity," and "power." The Teachings of Don Juan is the story of a remarkable journey that has left an indelible impression on the life of more than a million readers around the world. "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 "Carlos Castaneda, under the tutelage of don Juan, takes us through the moment of twilight, through the crack in the universe between daylight and dark into a world not merely other than our own, but of an entirely different order of reality."‹Walter Goldschmidt, from the Foreword

Author Bio: Carlos Castaneda is the author of several other books, most recently Magical Passes: The Practical Wisdom of the Shamans of Ancient Mexico (1998).

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Library Journal
Original publisher University of California Press here offers a 30th-anniversary edition of Castenada's teachings. Along with the original text, this sports a new introduction by the author, who, it was revealed recently, died earlier this year. Though this is reasonably priced for a hardcover, libraries needing multiples copies may opt for the paperback.
The New York Times
“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 produced.”
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 produced."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520002173
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/21/1976
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Carlos Castaneda (d. 1998) authored many bestselling books on shamanism including Magical Passes, The Art of Dreaming, Fire from Within, Journey to Ixtlan, and A Separate Reality.

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