Separate Reality

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Simon and Schuster, 1991 - Fiction - 263 pages
"A man of knowledge is free...he has no honor, no dignity, no family, no home, no country, but only life to be lived." --don Juan

In 1961 a young anthropologist subjected himself to an extraordinary apprenticeship to bring back a fascinating glimpse of a Yaqui Indian's world of "non-ordinary reality" and the difficult and dangerous road a man must travel to become "a man of knowledge." Yet on the bring of that world, challenging to all that we believe, he drew back.
Then in 1968, Carlos Castaneda returned to Mexico, to don Juan and his hallucinogenic drugs, and to a world of experience no man from our Western civilization had ever entered before.

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Read the entire series of Castenda books in my early college years and they were really inspirational to me. The concept of alternate ways of thinking and separate realities were novel to me at the ... Read full review

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User Review  - guhlitz - LibraryThing

This adventerous meditation explores the spiritual ways of an Yaqui Indian sorceror in Mexico. Castaneda's writing is eloquently simple while conveying his ideas and experiences throughout the very ... Read full review


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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.