The power of silence: further lessons of Don Juan

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Simon and Schuster, 1987 - Religion - 286 pages
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Don Juan is back, working miracles and playing practical jokes, seeking the wisdom of the warrior, and teaching it by means of riveting stories that are both magic and art

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Review: Power of Silence (The Teachings of Don Juan #8)

User Review  - Henk - Goodreads

This was the only book after the first four by Castaneda that appealed to me. The dense and interrelated concepts woven into metaphors with RAM hungry thinking required to try and comprehend drove the ... Read full review

Review: Power of Silence (The Teachings of Don Juan #8)

User Review  - Eliana - Goodreads

One of the most fascinating looks into another culture's belief system about our place in the universe that I've ever read. All the ones after this keep getting better and better. An incredible mentorship and friendship between the author and his Yaqui native shaman mentor. Read full review

Contents

FOREWORD
7
The Manifestations of the Spirit
21
The Impeccability of the Nagual Ettas
31
Copyright

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About the author (1987)

Every aspect of Carlos Castaneda's life, from his literary credibility and marital history to his place of birth and circumstances of death, are shrouded in mystery. Born Carlos Aranha, Castaneda graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles in the mid-1960s, and soon after he published the first of eight best-selling novels detailing his purported apprenticeship with a Yaqui Indian wizard named Don Juan Matus. Castaneda's books, among them The Techniques of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge and The Wheel of Time: The Shamans of Ancient Mexico, Their Thoughts about Life, Death and the Universe, have sold over eight million copies, in 17 languages, around the world. Little is known about Castaneda's personal life. He was briefly married to Margaret Runyan in 1960. They only lived together as man and wife for six months before going to Mexico for a divorce. In 1973, after realizing that their first divorce was not legal, Castaneda and Runyan were formally divorced. Castaneda died of cancer on April 27, 1998, at his home in Westwood, California. His death was kept a secret for more than two months before word of it was finally leaked to the press.

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