Journey To Ixtlan

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 1, 1991 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 272 pages
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“My dogs have been the reason I have woken up every single day of my life with a smile on my face. I am among the ranks of millions of people who appreciate the souls of dogs and know they are a gift of pure love and an example of all that is good.” —Jennifer Skiff

The Divinity of Dogs is about the moments you learn something profound about life from an experience with a dog. Featuring more than seventy stories culled from hundreds of submissions to the author’s website, these inspiring and heartwarming true stories show where love, tolerance, comfort, compassion, loyalty, joyfulness, and even death have provided experiences that have led to spiritual enlightenment.

You’ll meet Little Bit, the Chihuahua who detected a small lump in her owner’s breast, a growth even doctors couldn’t find. There’s Emma, the devoted Rottweiler who ferociously grabbed her owner’s arm at the moment he was trying to commit suicide, saving his life. You’ll be inspired by Luna, the Retriever who dragged her owner to safety after she collapsed late at night in a field. And you’ll fall in love with the many dogs who simply provide steady comfort when needed— dogs like Bo, the Boxer who soothed his mistress after the loss of her son. The author also weaves her own experiences with dogs throughout the book, showing how they comforted her through mistreatment as a child, a divorce, and a cancer diagnosis.

The stories that make up The Divinity of Dogs provide hope, help, and healing for readers in the complex and difficult times in which we live. Whether you believe dogs are divine or are actually a gift from the divine, The Divinity of Dogs gives you permission to accept what you know: dogs are healers, educators, protectors, and tangible examples of pure love.
  

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In this one his writing skills sharpen even more. - Goodreads
once my introduction to castaneda. - Goodreads
I found it to be quite the page turner. - Goodreads

Review: Journey to Ixtlan (The Teachings of Don Juan #3)

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My year 9 book review. Sometimes a book, regardless of its merit, is just read at the right time. Recommended to all year nines. Read full review

Review: Journey to Ixtlan (The Teachings of Don Juan #3)

User Review  - Lynn - Goodreads

Hadn't read a Castaneda book since 70 's in college. Found this one @ book swap & it called to me. Gotta believe story has multiple levels of meaning. The journey never ends. And what we witness isn't ... Read full review

Contents

PART
1
Erasing Personal History
9
Losing SelfImportance
18
Death Is an Adviser
26
Assuming Responsibility
36
Becoming a Hunter
47
Being Inaccessible
59
Disrupting the Routines of Life
71
A Battle of Power
121
A Warriors Last Stand
139
e The Gait of Power
155
NotDoing
181
I6 The Ring of Power
200
A Worthy Opponent
214
Journey to Ixtlan
231
Stopping the World
246

The Last Battle on Earth
78
Becoming Accessible to Power
88
The Mood of a Warrior
105
Journey to Ixtlan
256
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Page v - For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to convince you that you must assume responsibility for being here, in this marvelous world, in this marvelous desert, in this marvelous time. I wanted to convince you that you must learn to make every act count, since you are going to be here for only a short while, in fact, too short for witnessing all the marvels of it.

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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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