Sorcerer's Apprentice: My Life with Carlos Castaneda

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Frog Books, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 421 pages
Amy Wallace's memoir of her complex relationship with Carlos Castaneda plunges readers deep into the reality of the Castaneda cult and the psychological terrors it perpetrated. With the skill of a master storyteller, Wallace recounts early meetings with Castaneda, shares previously unpublished material straight from the Nagual, and explores the aftermath of Castaneda's death and the long term effects of his legacy. Insightful and unwaveringly honest, Sorcerer's Apprentice is simultaneously a love story, a cautionary tale about the dangers of giving one's power to another, and a joyous account of healing and self-affirmation.
 

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User Review  - popejephei - LibraryThing

Not a bad book, and one far less shocking than the title and cover matter suggest. While this is definitely an account of working with one of the most famous gurus of the 20th century, above all else ... Read full review

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This book about one woman’s intimate involvement with Carlos Castaneda and members of his inner circle affected me on a very personal level, as one of the spiritual groups I was involved with borrowed ... Read full review

Contents

Meet the Worlds Most Elusive Man i
9
The Interim Years
26
Reunion with Florinda
38
Bats
46
The Next Reunion
49
My Reunion with Carlos
56
Meet an Alien
65
A Poisonous Lunch
70
Claude and Her Friends Play Dolls
233
A Peek Behind Oz Curtain and The Shroud of Turin
242
Carlos Sends a Witch to Move Me
253
A Magic Table
260
The Nagual Fails at Seduction
265
Sundays Very Bloody Sundays
277
The Halfway House for Losers
283
Sorceric Sex and Sorceric Love
292

Were in Business
75
Carlos Castaneda Goes on a Date
83
n Sex Magic Leads to Danger
91
A Magical Tour of the Sorcerers Secret Home
109
Ripe for the Picking
114
Give Up My Cats Become a Waitress and Scandalize Infinity
131
Disaster
140
Hire a Private Detective
145
The TruthDefier
152
Workshop Hopping Leads to Transformation
163
The Sunday Class
171
Energy Vampires
177
Fairy Dust
184
Heads Will Roll
197
The Theatre of the Real
202
Fat and Bodies
210
The Truth about Hierarchy
218
Jewelry Wars
227
Projections of Betrayal
307
Astrid Burns Her Past
315
The Na0uals Final Months
318
Last Visits with My Husband
323
A Hummingbirds Goodbye
331
Taishas Farewell
338
Hes Gone
343
Christmastime in the Asylum
355
Coke vs Pepsi
363
The Hierarchy of Emptiness
372
Implosion
379
Does Sorcery Tough Love Work?
387
Epilogue
394
A Guide to the Cast of Major Characters
405
Where Are They Now?
412
Carlos Castanedas Will and Death Certificate
413
Glossary
418
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Amy Wallace has published twelve books, including The Psychic Healing Book with Bill Henkin, and with her family co-authored the #1 New York Times bestselling Book of Lists series, which sold millions of copies worldwide. Her solo works include the highly acclaimed erotic novel, Desire, and the bestselling biography The Prodigy: The Life of William James Sidis. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

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